The Bearded Vegans

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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 […]
This week we bring back another classic episode from the vault. Originally airing in May of 2018, this is a continuation of last week’s episode, this time we hone in […]
This week we are pulling a classic episode out of the archives, dusting it off, and providing some additional commentary. Back in May of 2018 we recored an episode entitled […]
We recently made a post entitled “Don’t Debate Me, Bro!” in which we poke and prod at something we are terming “debate me bro activism”. But you know we are […]
This week we look at the curious case of vegan (or vegan-adjacent) phrases and messaging that are being co-opted by animal exploiters. Starting with an advertisement for plant based menthol […]
This week we wrap up our run of media reviews with a look at The Last Pig. This film, by Emmy award winning director Allison Argo, started making the festival […]
This week we review Gunda, the long awaited film directed by Victor Kossakovsky and executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix. Gunda tells the story of the titular pig, her piglets, some […]
This week we kick off a string of media reviews by taking a deeper look at Save Ralph, a short from produced by Human Society International. Done in the stop motion […]
This week we bring you the next episode in our “Is it time to retire…” series. This time we take a deep dive look at “Why love one, but eat […]
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