As Paul and Andy continue their summer break film review series, they are heading into the double digit archives to bring back a classic episode, their review of Carnage: Swallowing The Past. It’s safe to say they both loved this film and wanted to highlight it again for those who missed it the first time around. Before replaying this episode they include a new introduction where they reflect on how their views on the film may or may not have changed over time as well as some other observations about their past selves. Enjoy!
As The Bearded Vegans continue their summer break film review series, they bring it back to one of, arguably, the most successful pro-animal films of all time: Blackfish. This is Andy’s second viewing since it’s 2013 release and Paul’s very first time. They’ll see if it still holds up, discuss the impact it made and try to determine what made it so gosh dang successful?
Blackfish is available to watch on Netflix.
This week The Bearded Vegans are pleased to bring you their live episode recorded in front of a studio audience at the Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival. They kick things off with two listener submitted emails, one regarding protocol when receiving non-vegan gifts and the other questioning the ethics of providing organs for someone who will continue to oppress animals. Paul and Andy then turn it over to the audience for an interactive second half.
A huge thanks to Ming and A Shared Universe Podcastudio for running all technical aspects of this live experience.
Teddy Eddy’s (unable to find any online presence so far)
This week The Bearded Vegans pledge allegiance to the bag of the United States of Mailbaggia where they will answer listener questions, comments, and concerns. Topics covered include reacting to smug vegan screenshots, when you should tell your new room mates that you are vegan, whether it’s ethically permissible for a vegan vet to refuse to help animals that are destined for slaughter, and much much more.
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The Food: Donut Alliance(Baltimore, MD)
This week, The Bearded Vegans continue their discussion about the peril’s of ultra realistic vegan meats by asking if it is possible to create a perfect replica of animal’s flesh without ever harming animals. With the recent revelation that Beyond Meat used animal flesh in A/B tests during production of their burger, it is evident that this question will become more and more relevant to the progress of plant based meats and how vegans will navigate the ethics of consuming or promoting them.
Inside Beyond Meat’s innovative future food lab (Fast Company)
Soy Boy Report(YouTube)
With so much focus on the benefits of creating ultra-realistic vegan meats, The Bearded Vegans thought they would take some time to talk about the potential downsides. Starting with an update on the recent glut of labeling laws that threaten to ban vegan products from being labeled as “meat”, “milk”, and “butter” and ending with the case of a Burger King selling cow’s flesh disguised as the Impossible Whopper. Paul and Andy dig into all the nitty gritty in part one of this discussion.
Three Girls Vegan Creamery (Guilford, CT)
Grannie Annie’s (Surf City, NJ)
Tyson introduces Raised And Rooted (Tech Crunch)
With the rapidly evolving conversation around this disruption, we’ve decided to release this episode to the public a full 3 days early. This week we are going to do our best to break down a recent action that has become a huge point of contention, both within the vegan world as well as the wider political sphere. During a talk on the gender pay gap, California Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted by a white male presenting activist in the name of animal liberation. We’ll discuss our feelings on these types of disruptions in general as well as what particular optics and dynamics have caused this one to become such a touch point.
Oh My Cod(at the Fayetteville Veganfest)
The Sweet Praxis (Syracuse, NY)
Why I Am Boycotting Events If DXE Is Also An Invited Speaker (Carol J Adams)
10 Signs your Animal Rights group is a Cult (Woke Vegana)
Protester Grabs Microphone From Kamala Harris At San Francisco Event(Huffington Post)
Direct Action Leading Where?(Medium)
The Aidan Cook Interview (Aaron Yarmel – YouTube)
It’s time for another news roundup, where The Bearded Vegans discuss a variety of listener-submitted news stories. Starting with a new ruling in Belgium that parents feeding their children a vegan diet can be given up to two years in prison and ending with the story of a vegan firefighter who believes that access to vegan food should be a human right. Paul and Andy will dig in and see what the fuss is all about.
This week The Bearded Vegans weigh in on the controversy taking the vegan internet by storm! It was revealed that at a recent Just Egg party, the company decided to pair their plant based egg with non-vegan “food” such as bacon, fish and cheese. Paul and Andy will talk about why they might do such a thing, if it’s a good strategy for gaining wider distribution or if they’re just full of shit at this point.
THE INCIDENT(Jane Velez-Mitchel’s Facebook)
JUST FOOD CEO Explains Using Bacon & Fish To Promote Vegan Eggs (The Vegan Zombie)
The time has come for Paul and Andy to break open the ol mailbag and answer your questions, comments and concerns. They’ll mull over whether or not we would be willing to engage in activism that is likely to result in arrest, how to prevent new activists from coming into contact with activist cults, and, most importantly, why is Andrew WK the only person they follow on Instagram. All that and much much more!
Steps To Healing Our Community (DXE internal document)