This week, Paul and Andy are light on food recommendations but talk about what they’ve been reading before diving into the news to talk about stories ranging from the Utah’s Ag Gag laws to PETA’s latest stunt capitalizing on the misfortune of others. The episode concludes by asking the question, should we promote imperfect activism? The discussion focuses on the public response to Okja and What The Health, two films that we had strong critiques for but are seemingly driving people to veganism (or at least, plant based eating) in droves. If they’re effective, should we promote them despite our misgivings regarding certain messages presented by the films?

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Restaurants Visited:
Vegan Treats (Bethlehem, PA)

Books recommended:
Just Food by James McWilliams
Even Vegans Die by Ginny Messina, Carol Adams and Patty Kreitman
Aphro-ism by Aph Ko and Syl Ko

Articles discussed:

Argentinian President Institutes Vegan Mondays

Judge Overturns Utah’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Ban On Undercover Filming At Farms

Animal rights campaigners offer to help save Tywyn toilets

PETA to Detroit: Go Vegan for a Month, We’ll Pay Your Water Bill

Does this ‘leaked’ list show Gwynedd toilets the council wants to close?

‘Okja’ Just Might Convince You to Go Vegetarian

Okja is making people go vegan (no, seriously)