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Join The Livegan Podcast with hosts Kevin Lahey and Ben Le Roi, as they interview inspirational leaders in the animal rights community and help vegan activists become more effective.
Kevin is an ex-undercover investigator with CARE and Mercy for Animals
Ben is co-founder of Nation Rising
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Are fighting against injustices for humans and animals mutually exclusive? How do these two movements fit together? Tom Wramage and Eloisa Trinidad join Kevin and Ben to discuss the origination of the Vegan Activist Alliance and how fighting against human injustice is just as important as fighting against the injustice of animals. Learn more about the VAA Vegan Activist Alliancewww.veganactivistalliance.orgInstagram:@VeganActivistAlliance Facebook: Vegan Activist Alliance Twitter: @alliance_veganPlease support The Livegan Podcast by leaving a review or supporting us here: The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
Samantha Salmon is an Integrative Nutrition Coach that specializes in helping women lose weight, balance blood sugar and release stress and anxiety for total optimal health. She is the founder of RawFoodMealPlanner.com and the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast. She is also the author of the book, You Can afford to Be Healthy. After getting a degree in economics from New York University and opening a raw vegan organic juice bar in Chicago, she went on to receive her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She is currently the co-chair of the Good Food Economy Working Group for LA Food Policy Council, one of the largest food policy councils in the country, and on the board of directors for a nonprofit called Feed Our Soul that provides gardening workshops and culinary classes to students and produce giveaways to families in underserved communities.Samantha's recommended resources:Racial Disparities in America during the CoronavirusMehrsa BaradaranThe Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth GapThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaBook by Richard Rothstein1619 podcast by Nikole Hannah Jones, reporter for New York Times The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander13th on NetflixSupersizing Urban America: How Inner Cities Got Fast Food with Government Help by Chin JouSamantha's site: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com LA Food Policy Council https://instagram.com/lagoodfoodPlease support The Livegan Podcast by leaving a review or supporting us here: The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
Sean Russell has been called one of the leading voices in the South Florid vegan movement by Miami New Times magazine. He is an accomplished media producer with over 24 years of professional experience. He's worked with multiple nonprofits, School Districts, and major brands in education, music, entertainment, and veganism. Sean uses his organization SoFlo Vegans to raise awareness for causes ranging from health, the environment, animal liberation, and spreading compassion. You can hear Sean on his weekly show, the SoFlo Vegans Podcast.Personal Page https://seanarussell.comSoFlo Vegans https://soflovegans.comBusiness Page https://lesaruss.comSean's resource recommendations:Netflix Documentary 13thGreenwoodJim CrowRedliningJuneteenthPlease support The Livegan Podcast by leaving a review or supporting us here: The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
Dr. Michael Greger has been referred to as the world’s number 1 expert on diet and nutrition. He is a New York Times Best Selling Author of How Not to Die. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health. He has testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Colbert Report, and as an expert witness on mad cow disease on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His newest book How Not to Diet was released in 2019. And his even newer book is forthcoming in May 2020, titled How To Survive a Pandemic. Dr. Greger's book on Pandemic prevention & planning:Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own HatchingDr. Greger's DAILY DOZENPlease support The Livegan Podcast by leaving a review or supporting us here:The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
How is the spread of COVID-19 affecting our world? How is it affecting the Animal Rights movement? Are vegans more or less likely to contract the disease? How can we be better activists amidst this crisis? Should we discuss eating animals as the source/origin of this disease? Kevin, Ben, and guests Maxine Grabowski and Tom Wramage join us for a round table discussion on the 2020 Global Pandemic.The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
In this episode, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau joins us to discuss why the vast majority of vegans return to eating animal products, and what we can do to turn the tide. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the podcast Food for Thought, which has been voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. Colleen has appeared on the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX; interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report; and her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com. Colleen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband David and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
What is regenerative farming? Is it more sustainable than veganic farming? Dr. Sailesh Rao, an expert in sustainable environmentalism, and one of the original inventors of the Internet helps answer these questions. Climate Healers Check the facts about YEAR ZERO: 2026The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E75: Nigel Osborne

E75: Nigel Osborne

2019-08-0901:25:42

Nigel Osborne is the Executive Director of Egg-Truth.com - an organization dedicated to educating the public about the true nature of egg production from hatchery to plate. Their goals are to explain egg consumption’s negative impact on human health, To showcase the many healthy and delicious egg-free alternatives and recipes, And to invite individuals to consider leaving eggs off their plate entirely.Nigel has years of experience related to animal rights and on-line advocacy.  He has an extensive background in the publishing, outdoor advertising, printing, and web design industries. Nigel seeks to increase awareness among the public about global egg production and expose the conditions for the billions of hens condemned to egg laying every year.Go to egg-truth.com and sign up for our newsletter. As a recipient receive a unique password each month to a hidden directory on our website where activists can access all of our social media memes and print-ready artwork for our "Egg-Free Get Started" booklet, signs to be used for vigils, public protests and even our outdoor advertising posters.Wrap upNews of the Day Excuse of the Day: Vegan Food is too processed!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E74: Mark Devries

E74: Mark Devries

2019-07-0301:25:08

In 2012, Mark Devries released the documentary, Speciesism, which has been featured in Scientific American, The Huffington Post , CNN Headline News, Psychology Today, The Sydney Morning Herald, and others. Mark also filmed the world’s first aerial drone footage of factory farms, released as part of his Factory Farm Drone Project, which has been viewed by tens of millions worldwide and received global press coverage.Mark has given talks at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Dartmouth College, Brown University, and many other venues worldwide.He is also an attorney, licensed to practice law in Washington, DC and a full time staff member for the animal protection group Mercy For Animals. Watch the movie here:https://speciesismthemovie.com/Wrap upNews of the Day Excuse of the Day: A famous celebrity went vegan and then stopped!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E73: Toni Okamoto

E73: Toni Okamoto

2019-06-1901:21:26

TONI OKAMOTO is the founder of the very popular website Plant Based on a Budget, which offers a food blog, meal plans, and useful tips on how to save money. She’s also the author of The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, and the co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook. Her newest book Plant Based on a Budget was just released this year!Toni's website, Plant Based on a BudgetToni's newest book, Plant Based on a BudgetWrap upNews of the Day Excuse of the Day: Farmers will lose their livelihood!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E72: Jenny Henry

E72: Jenny Henry

2019-06-0501:27:56

Government subsidies to animal agriculture are unjustified and unfair.  Jenny Henry is an animal rights activists and the visionary behind Nation Rising - an organization whose aim is to create an agricultural revolution for the people, the planet, and the animals.Nation RisingNation Rising Facebook pageNation Rising Event pageLobbying documents: (What to bring to meet your politician)Wrap upNews of the Day Guest starring Ryan Phillips! Excuse of the Day: Humans are morally superior tho!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E71: Gaia's Eye

E71: Gaia's Eye

2019-05-2201:26:43

Gaia's Eye is a rapper, singer and video creator who's music, comedy and political videos have reached an audience of over 5 million people worldwide.  He's also working to mobilize the global vegan community as a force in world politics with a focus in the American and Canadian vegan communities.Gaia is I Youtube channel hereGaia is I Instagram page hereWrap upNews of the DayExcuse of the Day: Vegan meat is made to taste like real meat tho!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E70: Ren Hurst

E70: Ren Hurst

2019-05-0801:12:43

Ren Hurst is a former professional horse trainer and hoof care specialist with twenty years experience in the industry.  After a profound shift in awareness, she left her successful career to speak up for animals and spread awareness about the rampant exploitation present not only in our relationship to horses, but to all domesticated animals.  Patreon.com/rendermewildFacebook.com/rendermewild RenderMeWild.com <——currently just a few blogsRen's first book hereWrap upNews of the DayExcuse of the Day: Right and wrong are subjectiveThe Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E69: Amanda Houdeschell

E69: Amanda Houdeschell

2019-04-2401:15:00

Amanda Houdeschell is language specialist and undergraduate student in nonprofit administration and philosophy at Cleveland State University, where she also works as a campus rep for PETA. Amanda is co-founder of Species Revolution, an organization focused on educating the public about speciesism, and provides resources to challenge one’s role in upholding human supremacy. Links recommended by Amanda:The most valuable resource for learning about anti-speciesist languageSpecies RevolutionSome background on the science of language influencing our perceptionsA nod to Christopher Sebastian  News of the DayExcuse of the Day: Veganism made me sick!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E68: Dr. Will Tuttle

E68: Dr. Will Tuttle

2019-04-0901:23:16

Dr. Will Tuttle is a 39-year vegan and author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book The World Peace Diet, which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century, and has been published in 16 languages. It provides the foundation of a more conscious society based on understanding the consequences of animal agriculture. Anyone wishing to understand the big picture of our culture and why we have the unyielding dilemmas we face, and how we can solve them, will be fascinated by these provocative, challenging, and ultimately inspiring ideas.Dr. Tuttle is a former Zen monk and Dharma Master in the Zen tradition, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, focused oneducating intuition and altruism in adults. Dr. Tuttles' websites: http://worldpeacediet.com www.circleofcompassion.org http://willtuttle.comNews of the DayExcuse of the Day: Veganism is a cult!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
The very funny and philosophical Nichole and Callie from the Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack podcast join Kevin and Ben to discuss all types of oppression, including the inherent exploitation of capitalism, intersectionality, feminism, and how we can all achieve an oppressive free and vegan world. http://veganwarriorprincessesattack.com/News of the DayExcuse of the Day: My doctor told me I have to eat animal productsThe Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E66: Rob Laidlaw

E66: Rob Laidlaw

2019-03-1201:13:29

Rob Laidlaw is the founder and Executive Director of the international wildlife protection charity Zoocheck. Throughout the past 40 years his work has involved hundreds of investigative initiatives, legislative campaigns, public awareness programs, animal rescues and numerous litigations, in Canada and elsewhere around the world. His current area of focus is the exotic pet trade and in making the animal protection movement in Canada more effective.He is also the award winning author of 10 children's books about wildlife and animal welfare issues. Check them out here News of the DayExcuse of the Day: Animals want to be in that situationThe Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E65: Johanna Elizabeth

E65: Johanna Elizabeth

2019-03-0601:12:28

Johanna Elizabeth is an organizer with the international animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DXE). Johanna is also the founder of the Toronto Animal Liberation Conference. She is a Level 1 Kingian Nonviolence trainer and has a background in instructional design and event planning.This is the “40 year plan” to which Johanna refersDirect Action EverywhereAnimal Liberation Toronto Conference 3.5% and the success of nonviolent civil resistance: Erica ChenowethExcuse of the Day: What about abortion tho!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E64: Dr. Julie Chan

E64: Dr. Julie Chan

2019-02-2001:09:56

Dr. Julie Chan is a plant-based Naturopathic Doctor, a Registered Acupuncturist, the Founder of Liberty Wellness Clinic located in Markham, Ontario the founder of a nonprofit organization called Peace Fur Paws and the Toronto leader of Animals Asia.Website: www.libertywellness.ca and www.peacefurpaws.org Follow on IG @drjuliechanNews of the DayExcuse of the Day: My muscles are bigger than yours!The Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
E63: Fiona Oakes

E63: Fiona Oakes

2019-02-1301:09:101

Vegan since 6 years old, Fiona Oakes is a 4 time World Record holder for running, including the World Record for running a marathon on every continent, both in elapsed time and actual running time.Fiona is the main focus of the documentary Running For Good, directed by Keegan Kuhn director of Cowspiracy and What the Health. In the documentary she runs 155 miles through the Sahara Desert. Fiona runs to focus attention on the suffering of animals. She is the owner of Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary where she houses more than 450 animals.Fiona's InstagramFiona's FacebookThe Livegan Podcast Patreon Page The Livegan Podcast Facebook PageThe Livegan Podcast Instagram Page
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