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Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode! Co-hosted by Viva!’s head of comms, Faye Lewis, and Viva!'s head of investigations, Lex Rigby, each month they’ll be serving up some cracking in-depth chats with some of the most interesting figures in the vegan movement. Each Podcast episode features a different individual – breaking down their vegan journey and recounting their highs and lows – followed by a candid chat between Faye and Lex on everything from mushroom-based leather alternatives to terrible cooking blunders. In our Vegan News Minisode, we deep-dive into the world of vegan news and politics in a quick five-minute round-up of newsworthy events in veganism. No matter where you are in your vegan journey, there’ll be something for you in the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode. The show is presented by Faye Lewis and Lex Rigby and is released on the first of every month.

Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode! Co-hosted by Viva!’s head of comms, Faye Lewis, and Viva!'s head of investigations, Lex Rigby, each month they’ll be serving up some cracking in-depth chats with some of the most interesting figures in the vegan movement. Each Podcast episode features a different individual – breaking down their vegan journey and recounting their highs and lows – followed by a candid chat between Faye and Lex on everything from mushroom-based leather alternatives to terrible cooking blunders. In our Vegan News Minisode, we deep-dive into the world of vegan news and politics in a quick five-minute round-up of newsworthy events in veganism. No matter where you are in your vegan journey, there’ll be something for you in the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode. The show is presented by Faye Lewis and Lex Rigby and is released on the first of every month.

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode! Co-hosted by Viva!’s head of comms, Faye Lewis, and Viva!'s head of investigations, Lex Rigby, each month they’ll be serving up some cracking in-depth chats with some of the most interesting figures in the vegan movement. Each Podcast episode features a different individual – breaking down their vegan journey and recounting their highs and lows – followed by a candid chat between Faye and Lex on everything from mushroom-based leather alternatives to terrible cooking blunders. In our Vegan News Minisode, we deep-dive into the world of vegan news and politics in a quick five-minute round-up of newsworthy events in veganism. No matter where you are in your vegan journey, there’ll be something for you in the Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode. The show is presented by Faye Lewis and Lex Rigby and is released on the first of every month.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #69: Jay Gardner - Geordie Shore reality TV star turned vegan fitness influencer

7/1/2022
Jay Gardner rose to fame with the MTV reality show Geordie Shore, where he featured in series one through three. He made brief returns to the show in series six and seven. In 2015, Jay surprised everyone by going vegan despite having eaten a meat and dairy-heavy diet. He talks to Viva! about turning a corner and becoming really involved with health and fitness, and of course, his days on Geordie Shore. Following the interview, Faye is joined by Viva!’s head of investigations, Lex Rigby, to...

Duration:00:35:34

#2 Viva! Vegan Special Feature

6/27/2022
Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast and this special feature with Susan Hargreaves from . In this short episode, we hear about Susan's 40+ years as an animal rights campaigner and the importance of empowering young people. If you're interested in joining Susan at any of her UK events, contact her directly through . ABOUT OUR SHOW Listen now . We're also on , and . Spread the word and please rate, review and subscribe to help us reach new audiences. Get the latest episode every month, straight...

Duration:00:11:38

#15 Vegan News Minisode - June

6/21/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan campaigning charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode, Faye and Lex discuss Viva!'s latest investigation into duck egg farming, taxing New Zealand farmers for cow and sheep greenhouse gas emissions, farm waste polluting British rivers and the government's new food strategy. ABOUT OUR SHOW Listen now . We're also on...

Duration:00:16:51

#68 Dale Vince: Maverick entrepreneur, self-professed ‘eco-nut’ and chairman of Forest Green Rovers

6/1/2022
Dale Vince, founder of the pioneering green energy firm , has an unwavering mission to solve the unsustainability of life. In this episode of the Viva! Vegan Podcast, we get to chat to him about the ways we power ourselves, how we travel and what we eat. Ultimately, his concerns here are what led him to pursue an alternative lifestyle and kick-start the green energy movement. In 2004, Dale was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the environment and...

Duration:00:36:17

#1 Viva! Vegan Special Feature

5/27/2022
Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast and this special feature from the . In this episode, Faye and Lex hand over to the group's co-founders, Tracey and Simon West. Established in 2017, this UK-based charity plants trees, builds classrooms, facilitates education, and supports a womens' empowerment group in Kenya. Simon and Tracey also host their own podcast, . ABOUT OUR SHOW Listen now . We're also on , and . Spread the word and please rate, review and subscribe to help us reach new audiences....

Duration:00:06:58

#14 Vegan News Minisode - May

5/20/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode, Faye and Lex discuss the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act (again), the rise in carbon emissions due to animal agriculture, the Queen's Speech and the UK's cut back on meat and fish consumption. ABOUT OUR SHOW Listen now . We're also on , and . Spread the word and please...

Duration:00:11:14

#67 Nicola Kagoro, a.k.a. Chef Cola: Pioneering vegan chef, activist, entrepreneur and businesswoman

5/1/2022
Nicola Kagoro, a.k.a. Chef Cola, is a pioneering female Zimbabwean vegan chef at the helm of African Vegan on a Budget. One of her primary aims through her work with African Vegan on a Budget is to spread awareness of vegan culture across Africa and give people the tools and knowledge to actively integrate plant-based eating into their lifestyles. She is also the founder of Back to Black Roots, which was created in 2017 as a collaboration with Damien Mander, the founder of the International...

Duration:00:54:59

#13 Vegan News Minisode - April

4/27/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode, Faye and Lex discuss the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which passed its final parliamentary stage, the chilling news around the human consumption of microplastics, and the children's book, 'Sophia Fox Dog Gets Adopted' by Architects frontman Sam Carter. ABOUT OUR SHOW...

Duration:00:11:20

#66 Heather Mills: Businesswoman, model, record-breaking skier and activist

4/1/2022
Heather Mills is a pioneering vegan businesswoman who discovered the healing power of a plant-based diet after losing her leg in a tragic accident with a police motorcycle in 1993. She became a Viva! patron in 2005 and has even gone undercover on a pig farm with Viva!’s founder and director, , to expose the cruel use of the farrowing crate. Today, Heather's award-winning ethical food company, , exports its 130 plant-based products to 24 countries. She also owns a 600,000 square-foot...

Duration:00:44:11

#12 Vegan News Minisode - March

3/21/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode, Faye and Lex discuss the URGENT Viva! Poland appeal, the damning IPCC report and much more! ABOUT OUR SHOW Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. Listen now . We're also on , and . Spread...

Duration:00:10:14

#65 Sam Carter: Architects vocalist, Sea Shepherd ambassador and activist

3/1/2022
Sam Carter is the explosive lead vocalist for British metalcore band, Architects – who last year, achieved their first Number One UK Album. The band has gone from strength to strength, playing The Royal Albert Hall during the 2020 lockdown and recording their latest album at Abbey Road Studios. Sam is not afraid to use the stage to voice his opinions, often speaking out about veganism and other political issues. In fact, as of 2015, Architects are an all-vegan band and Sam is a UK ambassador...

Duration:01:00:56

#11 Vegan News Minisode - February

2/24/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode, Faye and Lex discuss the recent BBC Panorama episode - , announce the launch of and deep dive into the issues surrounding the contentious . You'll also get to hear our controversial in full, that's currently airing on Channel 4 and its associated networks! ABOUT OUR SHOW...

Duration:00:15:57

#64 Matt Pritchard: Celebrity chef, pro skateboarder, and "wild man-turned-Ironman" vegan

2/1/2022
Matt Pritchard has achieved a lot in his 48 years. He shot to fame as a professional skateboarder and stuntman for MTV’s hugely successful programme Dirty Sanchez, before reinventing himself as a celebrity chef in 2019 – hosting the first vegan cookery TV show, Dirty Vegan, on BBC. He’s also released two vegan cookbooks: Dirty Vegan and Dirty Vegan: Another Bite. In recent years though, it’s his transformation into an ultra-fit Ironman that has been his main focus and preoccupation. Viva!’s...

Duration:00:25:26

#10 Vegan News Minisode - January

1/21/2022
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Faye and Lex bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode; Find out about the result of the massive Crowdfunder campaign from Viva! to get an advert on Channel 4. Listen to Viva!'s Veganuary product breakdown, discussion on Bird FLu and more. ABOUT OUR SHOW You can hear this show via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on lots of...

Duration:00:05:49

#63 Matthew Glover, Founder of Veganuary

1/1/2022
Kicking off January 2022 – or 2022 – we interview campaign founder, Matthew Glover. Veganuary started in 2014 with just a few thousand sign ups, it is now one of the world’s biggest vegan campaigns, this year attracting participation from an estimated 600,000 people! Matthew shares his story with presenter, Helen Wilson, from finding veganism, through Veganuary and onto launching the incredible Million Dollar Vegan project. He heads up an investment management firm supporting vegan business,...

Duration:00:48:24

#9 The Vegan News Minisode - December

12/13/2021
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Helen and Faye bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode; Find out about the massive Crowdfunder campaign from Viva! to get an advert on Channel 4, positive news for Crustaceans and a round up of the Top Five Vegan Christmas food items on sale in the shops. ABOUT OUR SHOW You can hear this show via Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration:00:07:58

#62 Phil Manansala, vegan and internationally acclaimed guitarist

12/1/2021
The guitarist of international alt-metal band, Of Mice and Men, speaks about finding guitars, music and veganism through his life and career. Phil Manansala joins us from his home in California for a journey through being part of an acclaimed band who have had a no. 1 Billboard Independent album – Restoring Force – and touring with some of the biggest metal bands, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Slipknot. Interviewed by Viva!’s Faye Lewis, he delves into his personal life and explores what...

Duration:00:38:30

#8 The Vegan News Minisode - November

11/18/2021
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Helen and Faye bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode find out; how much the percentage of people eating plant-based in the UK has grown in the last ten years, the latest campaigns news from Viva! and which big company has announced a major U-turn on adding milk back into its products… ABOUT OUR SHOW You can hear this show...

Duration:00:03:32

#61: Russell Brand, Actor, Comedian, Vegan and Activist

11/1/2021
In this episode – Viva! founder and director, Juliet Gellatley chats with award-winning comedian, actor and activist, Russell Brand. Russell is passionate about climate change, animals and veganism, and shares his thoughts on these issues in a lively conversation with Juliet. The interview was recorded live at Vegan Camp Out 2021. Helen and Faye’s chat Viva!’ Head of Communications, Faye Lewis, joins Helen to breakdown the interview and expand on some of the topics discussed. This podcast is...

Duration:00:22:51

#7 The Vegan News Minisode - October

10/15/2021
Welcome to the Vegan News Minisode, brought to you by leading vegan charity, Viva!. Presenters Helen and Faye bring you the latest plant-based lifestyle, food and animal campaigns news from around the globe. In this episode find out; how much Briton’s have cut their meat consumption in the last decade, news on the latest vegan products to hit the supermarket shelves, including VFC (vegan fried chicken) as well as the first Cadbury’s dairy-free chocolate bar and the latest actions by the...

Duration:00:07:32