Legal Grounds | Paul Shapiro

Legal Grounds | Paul Shapiro

Update: 2022-05-11


I usually don’t ask questions to start off these episode descriptions, mostly because I don’t know how you, the listener, will answer. 

But here we go:

Do you think you could give up eating meat? 

If you’re like me, the gut reaction is probably heck no! 

But then maybe you start to think about your health… or maybe you start to think about the health of the planet… or the plight of animals on factory farms… 

I get it. 

These aren’t always enjoyable things to think about, but I also think it’s necessary for us to constantly challenge our previously held beliefs. 

And boy did this conversation do that in spades. 

Paul Shapiro is the CEO of The Better Meat Company. 

Founded in 2018, their process for turning potatoes into a porter-house is one of the coolest scientific things I’ve gotten to learn about in a while. 

Paul got his start as an activist, founding the organization Compassion of Killing and then went on to multiple leadership positions at the Humane Society of the United States.

Paul is a four-time TEDx speaker, and is also the author of the bestselling book, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. 

He has been interviewed by outlets like CNN and luminaries such as Neil DeGras Tyson, and his writing has been featured everywhere from Scientific American to The Washington Post. 

We talk about the impact of our meat-driven society on our planet and the animals we share it with, and let’s just say while I might not go vegan, I’m definitely eating a little less meat. 

And I gotta tell you, I feel a little bit better. 

Enjoy the show! 









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Legal Grounds | Paul Shapiro

Legal Grounds | Paul Shapiro

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