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The Bearded Vegans

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This week we bid a fond farewell to The Bearded Vegans. We’ll discuss why we came to this decision, reminisce about the past 6 years, and talk about what’s next. […]
We seem to spend so much time talking about the things we don’t like, and the things we don’t want to see in our idealized world, that we thought it […]
With the mainstream movement placing so much emphasis on learning marketing techniques and social psychology in order to most effectively convert individuals to a plant based diet, we ask if […]
We’ve got a jam packed episode today. First we talk to Jamila Alfred of the Afro Vegan Society to learn all about the upcoming National Afro-Vegan Conference Virtual Summit.  Then […]
About a year and a half ago, the pandemic was just getting into full swing in the United States and we were just starting to see the seeds of COVID […]
As we’ve spent the last few weeks talking about some legislative measures that have the aim to greatly hinder the animal agriculture industry, we received an email asking what responsibility […]
This week we continue our discussion about legislative tactics that might help animals. Starting with a brief look at the Plant Based Treaty and then moving on to welfare measures […]
This week we are taking a look at a recent run of various globe-spanning legislative developments relating to legally establishing animal sentience. What do these moves actually mean for animals? […]
What’s up, beardos?! This week we bring back a classic interview that is quite possibly our most referenced. Of course, nothing can truly “cancel out” one’s personal vegan practice, but […]
This week we’ve got a surprise film review of Eating Our Way To Extinction, which releases on Sept 16th. Andy backed this film on Indiegogo back in 2017 and since […]
This week we continue our “Is It Time To Retire ______” series by looking at three slogans/phrases that are often used within the animal rights movement and ask if they […]
It’s time to reach into the mailbag and attempt to answer a whole host of listener questions, including: With no sentient life to harm, is Mars the perfect vegan world?  […]
This week we are taking a look at wild animal suffering. It’s a complex topic that brings up a lot of questions and mixed feelings. Is it an issue? If […]
With vegans that are hesitant to take the COVID vaccine due to animal testing, we figured this would be a good time to explore our position on taking vaccines (as […]
This week we are looking at a recent development in Berkeley, CA in which the city council passed a resolution that the city will start serving vegan food at public […]
This week we answer three listener questions in our mini-mailbag. Questions include: How do you feel about the statement that “humane meat” is actually worse than factory farmed meat due […]
This week we’ve got a fun and lengthy deep dive into Meat Me Halfway, the latest effort from the Reducetarian camp to “meet people where they are”. Reducetarians take the […]
While doing our usual rounds searching various news sites as we prepare for the next episode, we came across that caught our attention, but not for immediately obvious reasons. The […]
This week we’ve got some a little different from our usual fare. We love to talk about process and behind the scenes decisions making, and as we approach our six […]
This week we complete our insect trifecta! We’ve talked about the general concern of insect sentience, then we’ve talked about why some people think promoting entomophagy will be more successful […]
This week we have to turn in our Extenuating Life Circumstances card. Instead of a regularly recorded episode, we’ll be playing an interview that Andy did on the Hope For […]
This week we are talking about entomophagy – the practice of eating insects. As humanity searches for ways to live more sustainability on this planet, some entrepreneurs are trying to […]
I’ll tell you whats up, beardos! The cicadas are back (baby!) and we’re gonna talk about those who want to eat them and the general movement to get western consumers […]
It’s time for another mailbag, where we answer your listener questions, comments and concerns. Topics this week include: Will we ever join Clubhouse? The Last Pig title mystery solved… maybe. […]
This week we do a deep dive into anti-speciesist language. We’ll look at a variety of ways in which our langue potentially shapes a world that devalues animals. Then we’ll […]
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