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Vegan and vegetarian nutrition, running and training tips, and healthy lifestyle and habit change with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, Nicole Antoinette, make for an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen.




Small Steps, Cold Showers, and Conscious Parenting with Sid Garza-Hillman

Thumb through just about any parenting book and nearly every chapter will focus on the child. But that's the wrong approach, according to Sid Garza-Hillman. Sid believes that building a thriving, healthy family starts with a thriving, healthy parent. In today's episode, we sit down with Sid to discuss his brand new book Raising Healthy Parents, and why a vegan nutritionist felt called to write a parenting book. Oh, and because it's Sid, we also talk about cold showers. Love that guy.

Duration: 01:05:51

How Will Clean Meat Impact the Vegan Movement?

Between the current advances in plant-based meat alternatives and innovations taking place in the "clean meat" industry, the food landscape as we know it could change dramatically over the next several years. How will these changes impact our understanding of what meat is, and will that effect the vegan movement? We sit down with Jackson Long and Aaron Stuber of the Thought For Food Podcast to discuss.

Duration: 01:05:21

Are Vegan Documentaries Good for the Movement?

Over the past few years our Netflix feeds have seen several high-profile documentaries designed to push the vegan movement. They promote health, environmental, and animal rights benefits in a way books or articles simply can't. But these documentaries have also sparked blow-back both online and off. So it begs the question: Are vegan documentaries good for the movement? We try to answer that question in today's episode.

Duration: 00:56:07

17 Things We Wish We Knew Before Running Our First Ultramarathons

Thinking about running your first ultramarathon? You won't regret it, we promise. But... There are a few things you should probably know first. Actually there are 17 things. Here they are.

Duration: 01:10:26

Matt's Dad on How Going Plant-Based at Age 63 Has Drastically Improved His Health (Rewind)

Just a few years ago, Matt's father Tim would have never considered going plant-based. Then, after dealing with health issue after health issue, he heard a talk by Dr. Fuhrman on how diet can reverse heart disease. And it has completely changed his life. At the age of 63, Tim has gone plant-based and drastically improved his health. In today's episode, we sit down with Matt's father to talk about his transformation and diet changes.

Duration: 01:14:36

Our Favorite Running Hacks (Rewind)

Ever wish running was just a little bit easier? We do too. So this week, we're revisiting one of the most popular episodes ever on NMA Radio to discuss running hacks... or the little tricks we use to remove a few of the biggest obstacles from our running routines. You still have to put in the work, but these will help make your running routine stronger.

Duration: 00:46:35

10 Food Rules for Eating Healthy Without Stress

Want to be a healthy eater? It's not as complicated as you might think. In today's episode we share our ten food rules for how to eat in a sustainable, healthy way... without the additional stress. SPOILER: Counting calories or nutrients isn't one of them.

Duration: 00:59:37

8 Running "Rules" You Can Safely Ignore

Runners, new and experienced, have all heard certain "rules." Hard and fast advice on how to train, recover, and experience the sport. But we here at NMA Radio don't think all of those rules are beneficial. In today's episode we call out some of the running advice we've all heard (maybe even shared), and flip it on it's head.

Duration: 02:05:24

Raising Vegan Children (featuring Matt's Kids)

Vegan kids say the darnedest things, don't they? Today's episode is all about raising vegan children, and to do so, we brought on Matt's wife Erin and his two kids. You're in for a treat.

Duration: 01:06:57

How to Go From Zero to 5K

Want to become a runner, but don't have a clue where to start? In today's episode, Matt and Doug run (see what I did there?) back to the basics on how to get off the couch and start training for your first 5K.

Duration: 01:05:35

The Relaxation Episode

Just relax. Sounds way easier than it actually is, doesn't it? In today's episode Matt and Doug discuss how they like to relax, and why some relaxation techniques might not be good for you in the long run.

Duration: 00:55:23

Should You Care What Other People Think? with Robert Cheeke

When it comes to what you eat, how often you run, or what your gym routine looks like, should you care what other people think? That's the topic of today's discussion with vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke. Plus putting yourself out there, committing to something big, and Amy's burritos.

Duration: 01:22:50

Julie Piatt on Demystifying Vegan Cheese

When most people think of plant-based cheese, delicious and homemade don't normally come to mind. Julie Piatt is on a mission to change that with her new book 'This Cheese is Nuts.' In today's episode with sit down with Julie to discuss the book, and how making craft vegan cheese at home is more approachable than you'd think.

Duration: 00:38:43

Special Live Q&A Episode

Today, we bring you something special -- a live recording of a recent Pulse Q&A webinar, featuring fitness and running asked live at the event. If you like No Meat Athlete Radio, you'll totally dig this Q&A.

Duration: 01:52:08

Is it Possible to be 100% Vegan?

It all started with a Facebook comment, where a non-vegan proudly proclaimed, "it's impossible to be 100% vegan." Is it? It got us thinking ... In today's episode we discuss the definition of vegan, how realistic it is to follow a 100% vegan lifestyle, and whether or not it's even that important.

Duration: 01:03:17

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook Release Week Episode

It was a big week for hosts Matt and Doug. Doug ran a 100K ultramarathon, and Matt released his second book, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. In today's episode we discuss the ups and downs for both, and the surprising sell-out success of the new cookbook.

Duration: 00:34:30

YumUniverse's Heather Crosby on Finding a Balance Between Healthy & Convenient

Heather Crosby, founder and author of YumUniverise, is set to release her brand new cookbook Pantry to Plate next week, which specializes in formulas and blueprints instead of strict recipes. In today's episode, we sit down to Heather to discuss practical, plant-based cooking and how to find balance between healthy and convenient.

Duration: 00:36:01

How to Lose 5 Pounds Without Changing Your Whole Life

Doug wants to lose five pounds, without crash diets, and keep it off. The question is, how? He runs almost daily, eats a plant-based diet, and is generally a pretty healthy dude. So he poses the question to Matt and together they formulate a plan. In today's episode the two discuss how to lose those final few pounds without completely disrupting your life or eating habits.

Duration: 00:50:00

Doug's Mendocino Coast 50K Recap (with Vegan Burritos!)

Did you know there's an all vegan ultramarathon along the coastline of Northern California, directed by friend of NMA Radio Sid Garza-Hillman? Well there is, and Doug ran it last week. In today's episode we chat with Doug about the Mendocino Coast 50K race, what he learned after going in with little training, and why the post-race burrito bar alone was worth the trip.

Duration: 00:58:28

27 Books that will Change Your Life

Over the past few years, we’ve talked a lot about our favorite fitness, nutrition, and mindset resources – how-to guides, tutorials, and blueprints. What we haven’t done, however, is share our favorite non-resource books under those same categories. Books that will inspire you to take action, but ones you can still listen to as an audiobook or enjoy them on the beach. Here are our 27 favorite books ... which may just change your life.

Duration: 01:00:43

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