This week, The Bearded Vegans bring you an unconventional mini-episode in which they simply have a conversation about Paul’s future. As he nears the end of his post graduate studies, he is left wondering whether it’s better to go work at a non-profit or to take a job in the corporate sector. Does the ability to make more money, and thus donate it to others doing good, but vastly underfunded, work justify working for a large corporate entity that doesn’t align with his values? Is there such a thing as a truly vegan job? How do we weigh out struggling under the weight of capitalism while still providing for ourselves and staying active for justice? Where is the line?!
This week The Bearded Vegans bring you an in depth review of A Prayer For Compassion, a new documentary making an appeal to veganism from a religious perspective. As two non-believers, Paul and Andy will see how the film stacks up! In addition to reviewing the film itself, they’ll also discuss many of the points the film brings up, such as if being healthy should be a religious imperative and much much more!
Why Vegans Should Stop Celebrating India’s Beef Ban with Rama Ganesan(Vegan Vanguard Podcast)
In this week’s mini episode, Paul and Andy respond to a listener question wondering how can we overcome apathy in those who agree that animals should not be exploited but just don’t care enough to actually make any changes that would align their actions with that belief? Additionally, they’ll discuss what it truly means to “care” and whether or not we should spend out time trying to convince others to care.
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In this week’s mini episode Paul and Andy discuss the California Fur Ban and the respond to a listener question asking whether we should make a big deal about our veganniversary. Is such an occasion a time to brag or boast, a time to make educational posts, or should we consider our number of years vegan to be of little importance? Does celebrating veg anniversaries put too much attention on vegans and not enough on the victims? They’ll do their best to dig in!
Paul and Andy are so pleased to bring you their recent episode recorded live at the Halifax Vegfest. They take the opportunity to respond to a few listener emails, including an activist who is feeling burnt out but doesn’t want to stop doing their activism and wonders if there is a way to engage in self care that doesn’t require taking time off from activism. Then they discuss the ethics of sanctuaries using the wool from their residents to make clothes for human use. After that, they turn the mic over to the audience to answer a variety of questions, comments and concerns.
Huge thank you to Halifax Vegfest for having us!
We made it to episode 200 and we are taking the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going by answering listener questions related to all things podcast. We’ll discuss the creative process, podcast pet peeves, what we would have done differently if we had a chance to start over, the hows and whys of the podcast’s evolution from day one and much much more!
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The Bearded Vegans return from their summer break with a mini episode recorded live at the Triangle Vegfest in Durham, NC. They begin by answering a listener email asking whether young children have the mental and moral capacity to choose veganism for themselves. While it is clear that humans of all ages can thrive on a plant based diet, at what point are we able to make ethical decisions for ourselves and how can a parent navigate this tricky time in a child’s life? They then go on to discuss whether demanding separate cooking surfaces makes veganism look too hard before turning the mic over to the audience for a variety of questions. Paul and Andy had a lot of fun at this one, enjoy!
Fiction Kitchen (Raleigh, NC)
Mason Street Manor(Franklinton, NC)
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)