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Hear the voice of Europe's largest vegan charity.




#19 for "Moo-Free May": hear our exclusive interview with VIVA! founder Juliet Gellatley, a look at My Vegan Town's global ambitions, and Veronica from Viva Health lifts the lid on how much pus there is in dairy milk. Plus, music from a hotly-anticipated

It's Moo-Free May! Kris is back with another exclusives-packed show. In this episode: an in-depth and exclusive interview with VIVA! founder Juliet Gellatley. You can read all about Moo-Free May on the Viva website's 'latest news' page. a look at My Vegan Town which has just relaunched with global ambitions and 1000's of vegan-friendly places to eat, shop and stay! Veronica from Viva Health lifts the lid on how much pus there is in dairy milk. Yes, pus. For more on pus in milk and other...


#18 (April 2018) Our Easter special breaks the myths about Fish Oil, shares great news as a factory farm shuts down, hears from Cardiff Viva Festival stallholders, and "Ms Cupcake" drops some amazing baking tips!

It's Easter and Kris has got just the lovely treats you deserve! In this episode: Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley breaks the myths about Fish Oil great news for thousands of animals as our awareness campaigns help shut down a factory farm revisit Collection and Co. to discover some sporty new unisex gear for vegan shoe-lovers. Kris talks to some of our lovely Cardiff Viva Festival stallholders London-based Ms Cupcake's amazing baking tips sit down with Viva!'s new Campaigns Manager Lex Rigby...


#17 (March 2018) Spring is all about the hardest working mums around. Hear about Februdairy catchup, LoVegan, Joey Carbstrong, Elspeth's Kitchen and Akasha FX

It's Spring but still freezing so we're turning our thoughts to the hardest working mothers around... In this episode Viva! news about #Februdairy – it was an initiative launched to promote the dairy industry during the month of February, particularly on Twitter, with the hashtag Februdairy and positive posts about dairy farming. Laura talks about our Lovegan campaign an exclusive interview with controversial activist Joey Carbstrong A look at the Easter goodies available from the Viva!...


Ep.16 (Feb 2018) Viva! Vegan Podcast

ALL ABOUT THE LOVE! With Veganuary under our belts already, Kris mixes politics, food and comedy as we head towards the end of Winter and the start of February. What's Veganuary all about anyway? (courtesy of The Beeb) Vegan Geezer takes time off from YouTube to visit our studio. Simplification advice from the Vegan Activist The Viva! Vegan Recipe Club has Valentine's Day in its sights, on its site - and on our plates. Hear a fantastic vegan Adele parody by Treena Strong and Light Twins....


Ep.15 (Jan 2018) Viva! Vegan Podcast

WELCOME TO 2018! Kris eases you into the new year - our third (well, we DID start in 2016) - with more vegan news, views and interviews. Plus, there's music, a new version of the 30 Day Vegan programme, and a chance to listen in on some inspirational moments as Viva! went along for a recent Bristol Animal Save event. Lucy Cooke delivers a powerful poem about animal rights at the 2017 SURGE march in London Juliet Gellately spoke about how her organisation shares a vision with Bristol Animal...


Ep. 14 (Dec. 2017) Viva! Vegan Podcast

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR - UNLESS YOU'RE A TURKEY Podcast host Kris Townshend delivers a bumper festive edition of the Viva! podcast, including his favourite show guest so far! tag along with Viva founder Juliet as she visits Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary to see how their rescued Turkeys are thriving (get our turkey fact sheet here) hear the righteous vegan poetry of Benjamin Zephaniah - "Talking Turkeys" sit in on an exclusive 2-part interview with "Cowspiracy: The...


Ep. 13 (Nov. 2017) Viva! Vegan Podcast

IT'S WORLD VEGAN DAY AND OUR PODCAST CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR. In show #13, show host Kris wraps up our first year of vegan podcasting with another awesome set of planet-friendly news, views and interviews. PATRONS: an exclusive 2-part interview with righteous writer and dub artist, Viva patron Benjamin Zepheniah, plus a piece of the music that makes him the vegan legend he is. PIONEERS: a fantastic result for our groundbreaking"Bring Hope to Millions" fundraising campaign to bring vegan...


Ep. 12 (Oct. 2017) Viva! Vegan Podcast

AUTUMN IS HERE - AND SO'S OUR LATEST PODCAST In show #12, Kris Townsend lines up another mix of vegan campaigns, comedy and community. Just some of what's coming up... RAPS: Kris talks to viral vegan rapper-in-a-van Kyle O'Sull (see his sensational video here on YouTube - contains strong language) REALITY: Speeches from recent animal rights marches to the UK Parliament in London. REVOLUTION: ADAPTT founder Gary Yourofsky is an American animal rights activist and lecturer and we shared his...


Ep. 11 (Sep. 2017) VIVA! Vegan Podcast

As a rainy Summer fades, we put away the umbrellas and pick up the microphones for our September episode. In show #11, host Kris Townsend brings you another selection of vegan exclusives from the top floor of VIVA! HQ in Bristol. Just some of what's coming up... VIVA! FESTIVALS. Share the vibes from some of our many vegan and food festivals across the UK this Summer THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY: we talk about the UK's biggest VIVA! Festival coming up this September at Wembley in London. THE MYTH OF...


Ep. 10 (Aug. 2017) VIVA! Vegan Podcast

Podcast presenter Kris Townsend flings flings open the windows and fires up the microphone for another UK Summertime episode from the top floor of VIVA! HQ in Bristol. In addition to listener-submitted poems and music, he brings you another exclusive selection of vegan news, views and interviews, including: PIG FARM HORROR. VIVA founder Juliet Gellately goes undercover with her team to expose shocking conditions at an industrial-scale pig farm in Warwickshire . You'll hear audio excerpts...


Ep. 09 (July 2017) VIVA! Vegan Podcast

KRIS TOWNSEND BRINGS YOU ANOTHER SUMMER EPISODE - WITH BLEEPING! From VIVA! HQ in Bristol, UK, here's another hour of vegan news, views and interviews including: meat-free beats from Liverpool vegan band Deliah undercover revelations as we take you behind the scenes of a chicken slaughterhouse with We Animals award-winning activist, humanitarian, presenter and VBites founder Heather Mills tells us why she supports VIVA! Kris chats to Leeds Rhinos rugby forward Anthony Mullally eye-opening...


Ep. 08 (June 2017) VIVA! Vegan Podcast

VIVA'S KRIS TOWNSEND HAS OUR FIRST SUMMER EPISODE FULL OF EXCLUSIVE VEGAN LISTENING. From Bristol UK, the hometown of VIVA!, here's another hour's worth of exclusives, packed with vegan news, views and interviews including: US vegan rapper Grey talks to us about his "Vegan Thanksgiving" Simone Murphy is the only Scottish contestant to make the final 12 of TV series "Britain's Next Top Model" - and she's a vegan! VIVA! founder Juliet's recent radio interview about veganism Director Justin...


Ep. 07 (May 2017) VIVA! Vegan Podcast

VIVA'S KRIS TOWNSEND HAS OUR SPRING EPISODE FULL OF EXCLUSIVE VEGAN LISTENING. From Bristol UK, the hometown of VIVA!, here's another hour's worth of exclusives, packed with vegan news, views and interviews including: Updates on our "Cracked" campaign, we take you along as we rescue Dotty, the 'loneliest sow in England', talk to festival organiser Victoria Bryceson hear from vegan musician Tally Spear it's Vegan up north as we hang out with the crowds at our Great Northern Vegan Festival...


Ep.06 - April 2017

KRIS TOWNSEND BRINGS YOU OUR 6th EPISODE FULL OF EXCLUSIVE VEGAN SPRINGTIME LISTENING We're now available on Google Play as well as iTunes and lots of other places online. Hear our episodes and don't forget to share! GET THIS FREE PODCAST AUTOMATICALLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY MONTH. HERE’S HOW.


Ep.05 - March 2017

KRIS TOWNSEND BRINGS YOU OUR 5th EPISODE FULL OF EXCLUSIVE VEGAN GOODNESS, INCLUDING: an interview with Melanie Light, director of acclaimed vegan, feminist horror THE HERD. Find out more.. ride along on a pig rescue with VIVA! founder Juliet and the Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary. Details are here... updates on our 30 Day Vegan programme and there's more on our website too. Have a look... and that's just the start! We're now available on Google Play as well as iTunes and lots of other places...


Ep.04 - February 2017

HOST KRIS TOWNSEND BRINGS YOU A NEW EPISODE FULL OF VEGAN STORIES, INCLUDING: How VIVA saved 'Baloo'. Poland's only circus bear is now free, thanks to us. Film-maker and author Tony Wardle talks about VIVA's work in Poland Here's the story. Kris meets founder Felesha Papa, the designer behind vegan shoe retailer Collection & Co. Like the sound of their shoes? They look even better. Check them out Fancy a Pad Thai? We've more great food ideas. There's more foodie inspiration on our website....


EP.03 - A New Year

PODCAST HOST KRIS TOWNSEND JOINS YOU FOR A NEW EPISODE AS WE START THE NEW YEAR WITH A SHOW PACKED FULL OF VEGAN EXCLUSIVES, INCLUDING: Viva founder Juliet Gellatley talks in depth from a qualified nutritional perspective about Why You Don’t Need Dairy. She invites you to take a deep breath, sit back and relax. What she has to share may shake a few entrenched beliefs but it’ll be worth it. (More…) Go behind the scenes in our regular ‘Meet The Team’ feature with film-maker and author Tony...


EP.02 for December 2016

In this episode hosted by VIVA’s Kris Townsend: we make our Christmas preparations as the VIVA podcast lays out a rich tapestry of exclusive end-of-year listening goodness, including: Viva founder Juliet Gellatley meets Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity and chairman of the world’s first vegan football club. Forest Green Rovers, based in the town of Stroud north of Bristol. Kris talks to Brenden Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Planet Protein, a vegan startup company committed to creating...


Ep. 00 "Psst - VIVA Radio is coming soon"

VIVA! RADIO is a new series of free podcasts from Europe's largest vegan charity. Released on the first Tuesday of every month, the first full episode will be available online on World Vegan Day, Tuesday November 1st 2016. It is hosted by VIVA's Kris Townsend and recorded at VIVA 'central' in Bristol, UK. Viva! was founded in 1994 by Juliet Gellatley, who is the charity’s director. “The most powerful action you can take to end animal suffering, improve your health, protect the environment...


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