On this week’s mini episode, Paul and Andy wanted to have a fun palette cleanser and dig into the mail bag a few episodes early to answer several listener emails. Topics include whether vegans should feel guilty about watching nonvegan cooking shows, how to set boundaries with family members who (against your wishes want to advocate for you at restaurants, and if having a favorite animal is still speciesist. We had a fun time answering some lighter questions on this, enjoy!
This week Paul and Andy conclude their summer break film review series by dusting off the very first film review they ever recorded. That’s right, they are talking about Unity, the follow up to the groundbreaking film Earthlings! With a new introduction where they reflect on how this review put down the groundwork for many of their future episodes as well as how our opinions on the film may have changed over time. We hope you enjoy this classic from the archives.
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This week The Bearded Vegans begin their summer break film review series with an in depth review of Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story. This surprisingly graphic film explores Australia’s complicated relationship with their national icon. Paul and Andy will discuss whether they think the film is effective and if it would make a good watch for non-vegans.
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.
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This week Paul and Andy respond to an article sent in by dozens of listeners regarding a non-vegan restaurant that secretly served vegan meat to unsuspecting patrons, only to reveal to the true source of the ingredients after the fact. They’ll talk about what they think about this strategy. Is this a good way to turn people on to vegan meats? Is it unethical to deceive people in this way, even if it’s in the service of a just cause? How would we feel if the situation was reversed?
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This week’s mini-episode, the Bearded Vegans respond to the email of a listener wondering if they should provide a warning to wedding guests that the food will be vegan. Will guests be more or less likely to be receptive if they know if the food is vegan in advance? Will they feel deceived if they aren’t warned? Does it even matter? This episode features a rare in-person recording session and it goes off the rails real fast. Enjoy!
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.
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This week Paul and Andy are talking about an emerging trend of veterinarians refusing to treat animals located at farmed animal sanctuaries due to disagreeing with their ethics. With several vets publicly refusing to help animals unless they are destined for slaughter, the Bearded Vegans will do their best to ask why? Is it ethical for them to deny service? And, more broadly, why aren’t more vets vegan?
Help A Discriminated Ethical Vegan(Crowd Justice)
This week’s news Australian cycle has been dominated with tales of direct action and civil disobedience leading to multiple arrests, plenty of frustrated commuters and more think-pieces than you can shake a pair of bolt cutters at. Paul and Andy will break down exactly what happened and why. What did the protestors want? When did they want it? Was it successful? How do we even measure success in this instance? Stay tuned to find out!
Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria(Takoma Park, MD)
Wild Boar Pink Preserve Cards (benefiting The Pig Preserve in Jamestown, TN)
Are Vegan Activists Fair(News Nine)