What’s up, beardos?! This week we bring you a discussion that may seem absurd on the surface but gets at a lot of pressure many vegans may feel to purchase non-vegan products for friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers. Sparked by an incident in which a vegan purchased non-vegan ice cream for a crying child and was then harassed by another vegan, there are a lot of ins and outs to this one, so strap in! We also revisit the ethics of the Impossible Burger, now that it’s addition to White Castle’s menu has sparked debate far and wide.
Find a transcript of the this episode HERE.
Episode 10 – Is All Birthday Cake Vegan?
Episode 93 – Impossible Foods Test On Animals?
Like No Udder (Providence, RI)
Is The Impossible Burger Legal? (Modern Farmer)
The Agonizing Dilemma Of Animal Testing (Impossible Foods)
Animal Testing & New Proteins: Time For FDA To Move Into The 21st Century (Good Food Institute)
Clean Meat Startup Makes Breakthrough With New ‘3D Technology’ (Plant Based News)
Plus we break down the news, including the latest vegan celebrity worship and Post Mates banning the delivery of foie gras.
GWARbar (Richmond, VA)
80% of Brits Would Give Up Meat Over Their Car to Help the Environment (Sustainable Brands)
GORDON RAMSAY REVEALS HE’S ‘GOING TO GIVE THIS VEGAN THING A TRY’ (The Independent)
Victory! Postmates to Stop Delivering Foie Gras to Customers(One Green Planet)
Vegan Activist Receives Vicious Online Backlash After Restaurant Protest (Plant Based News)
This week the bearded duo bring you a discussion regarding something that has been on their minds for quite a while. Should vegan activists get paid? They aren’t talking about people working for non-profits, but more specifically activists who start Patreons to fund their activism with no specific tangible goals other than “I will do more activism”. Do we need activists dedicated 24/7? It is classist to demand activists work for free? Does crowd-funded activism run the risk of only rewarding certain types of activism at the detriment to others? They roll up our sleeves and dive deep into this one!
Plus they go over the news, including the Impossible Burger rolling out to White Castle and the latest in the By Chloe legal proceedings. Additionally, they follow up on last week’s discussion about veganizing prison farms.
Plant (Asheville, NC)
Tomato Head (Knoxville, TN)
Get Ready for ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Sliders at White Castle (Grub Street)
This week the bearded duo delve into another news roundup to discuss a variety of timely topics that have sparked their curiosity. Most notably a vegan author who believes veganism is the solution to America’s gun problem and the revelation that America ranks damn near dead last on a new animal cruelty index. They also discuss a baloney ban and Greenpeace’s new anti industrial meat video, among others.
Donna Jean (San Diego, CA)
Seasons Plant Based Bistro (Salt Lake City, UT)
Dottie’s Donuts (Philadelphia, PA)
Jessica Shay / Vegan Street Fair Interview – Episode 83
Eating You Alive review – Episode 68
The Cochran Formula (Tartleton)
Ricky Gervais Speaks Out About Ban on Wild Animal Circus Acts in the UK (One Green Planet)
Greenpeace addresses “industrial meat” (Greenpeace)
What’s up, beardos?! This week Paul and Andy are joined by their friends Callie and Nichole of the Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! podcast to explore anti-capitalist veganism, a topic that has becoming increasingly a part of their political identity over the past few years. What is capitalism? Is it incompatible with veganism? If we oppose capitalism, how can we practice that within our veganism?
Cosmic Brewery (Torrance, CA)
Vegana Casera (pop ups in various locations in SoCal)
Avocadamama (pop ups in various locations in SoCal)
Also mentioned in this episode:
The Vegan Vanguard podcast
This week Paul and Andy turn their attention to challenge-based advocacy, embodied by campaigns like Veganuary. Does challenging someone to go vegan for a select period of time have a high success rate or is it doing more damage in the long run?
Plus they follow up on the latest developments in #timesupAR and cover the news, including lawmakers forcing stores to carry eggs from caged chickens.
Veggie Grill – Beyond Sausage (Los Angeles, CA)
Masa Of Echo Mark (Los Angeles, CA)
Sticky Fingers Bakery (Washington DC)
Shouk (Washington DC)
The #Metooing of Wayne Pacelle (The Spectator)
80% Of New Year’s Resolutions Fail By February (Business Insider)
Veganuary 2017 Survey Results Are In (PlantBasedNews)
SUCCESS: Majority Of Veganuary Participants Still Vegan(PlantBasedNews)