Episode 72 – SHARK WEEK with Jamie J Hagen

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Episode 72
(Air Date: July 19, 2015)

Laura sits down with Jamie J. Hagen to discuss VAGINAS. Just kidding. Well sort of but not really. Follow Jamie on Twitter!

In this new talk all about our monthly menstruation cycle Jamie and Laura discuss TSS and the lawsuit Kotex is currently facing.

Check out all the amazing reusable menstrual products!

The Diva Cup
Lunapads
Gladrags
Reusable pads available on Etsy

Vegansaurus’s must read: A Vegan Lady’s Guide to Bleeding

Livejournal’s menstrual cup community is full of great resources too!

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Michael Harren
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Episode 71 – Interview: Collectively Free

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Episode 71
(Air Date: JULY 9, 2015)

You’ve heard about them all over the internet since their latest action, disrupting the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.  Now come hear more about Collectively Free from two of it’s co-founding members, Raffaella Ciavatta and Lili Trenkova.

THEIR WEBSITE:
http://collectivelyfree.org/

Find them on:
Facebook & Instagram as CollectivellyFree

And on Twitter as:
@collective_free

Be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

And while you’re there, check out the video of their EPIC protest of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island!

Lastly, you can also support them by using the following HASHTAGS in your social media:
#AreYouWillingToStopTheKilling
#ItsNotFoodItsViolence
#CF
#DxE

DON’T FORGET THAT OUR FUNDRAISER IS STILL GOING ON UNTIL JULY 15TH!

A huge thank you to to this month’s sponsors:
– Cowspiracy
– Lippy Girl
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…so be sure to have your donations in by then, and you’ll get awesome perks and discounts from these guys!! If you are already a member, then you are already enrolled to receive your perks from the above sponsors, AND you are up for a chance to win our special bonus gift, Dreena Burton’s latest book “Plant-Powered Families”!

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AND AS ALWAYS
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Michael Harren
and
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and to our lovely interns Madison Marie & Sarya Wu!

 

Episode 70 – Summer Fundraiser

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Episode 70
(Air Date: JUNE 16, 2015)

Well… It’s been a while since your last Fundraiser episode (or parody song, as you know the two always go hand-in-hand!)  So here we are, getting back on our bikes and riding again!

A huge thank you to to this month’s sponsors:
Cowspiracy
Lippy Girl
Sew Nerdy Gifts

Our Fundraiser will continue until JULY 15TH!
…so be sure to have your donations in by then!  If you are already a member, then you are already enrolled to receive your perks from the above sponsors, AND you are up for a chance to win our special bonus gift, Dreena Burton’s latest book “Plant-Powered Families”!

– CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601
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SUPPORT US!

WE NOW HAVE MERCH FOR SALE!
(T-Shirts & Autographed Photos)

WE ALSO HAVE POSTERS YOU CAN PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

Listener Mail!
Today we read love letters from some of our awesomest (and most PATIENT!) listeners!

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Honey LaBronx is COMING TO CHICAGO!
Don’t miss her vegan drag queen cooking demo
benefiting Project Fierce Chicago
Saturday, June 27th 1:00pm
World of Whirlpool
325 N. La Salle Street, Suite 725
Chicago, IL
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/whirlpool-pride-2015-a-fierce-cookout-tickets-17155933860

 

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Check out our YouTube shows!
3 Minutes About a Movie by Laura Yaz
and
Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show

Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
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Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

and to our lovely interns Madison Marie & Sarya Wu!

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

“Veganizer” by Honey LaBronx
(parody of Britney Spears’s “Womanizer”)

Episode 69 – Interview: Melisser Elliott & the new Melisser.com!

Episode 69
(Air Date: May 29th, 2015)

FINALLY we have Melisser Elliott on to talk about some of her past work including the award-winning (and now defunked) blog The Urban Housewife and her book The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life.

We get the scoop on where life has taken her since then, and how it’s all leading up to the upcoming launch of the new Melisser.com which debuts on June 5th!

SOME ADDITIONAL LINKS TO CHECK OUT:

– Melisser’s Facebook Fan Page
– Logical Harmony

– Vegan Beauty Review
(GLOBAL!) Vegan Bake Sale 
– Cruelty Free Face on Twitter

Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

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And of course Ben & Laura’s new project, Big Fat Vegan RuCaps!

Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
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Michael Harren
and
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Episode 68 – Interview: Dreena Burton on her newest book Plant-Powered Families

Episode 68
(Air Date: May 18th, 2015)

Laura sits down with Dreena Burton, author of The Everyday Vegan, Vive le Veganeat drink and be vegan, Let Them Eat Vegan, and the e-book Plant-Powered 15, to talk about her newest book Plant-Powered Families.

Check out Dreena on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And check out her website Plant-Powered Kitchen for tons of sample recipes and great info about raising vegan kids.

You can also grab your very own “Weegan” and “Plant-Powered Kids” t-shirts in her online store. There is great stuff available for us big kids too.

Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

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AND AS ALWAYS
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Michael Harren
and
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Episode 67 – We’re 3 Years Old!

Episode 67
(Air Date: May 9, 2015)

Today Ben & Laura celebrate THREE YEARS of Big Fat Vegan Radio with an ALL-PURR episode!  That’s right!  No hisses on this joyous occasion!  Just purrs!  (Even if half of them about Morrissey!)
Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

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Laura’s Purrs:

Morrissey b*tch slaps Al Gore
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/read-morrisseys-scathing-open-letter-to-al-gore-and-live-earth-20150429

San Francisco bans any performance by wild animals, because first major US city to do so
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-Supervisors-vote-to-ban-animal-performances-in-6200216.php

Ben’s Purrs:
John Stewart opening a Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey!
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/05/02/jon-stewart-farm-sanctuary

Morrissey ‘forces Madison Square Garden to ban’ meat and go vegan ahead of his concert
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3064420/Morrissey-forces-Madison-Square-Garden-ban-meat-vegan-ahead-concert.html

 

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And of course Ben & Laura’s new project, Big Fat Vegan RuCaps!

Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

Episode 66 – Interview: Kristin Lajeunesse, author of Will Travel for Vegan Food

 

Episode 66
(Air Date: April 26, 2015)

Laura sits down with Kristin Lajeunesse, author of Will Travel for Vegan Food to talk about her exciting new book and the 2 years of travel behind it.

Check out Will Travel for Vegan Food on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. And keep updated on Kristin’s book tour and more via her website.

Order your copy of Kristin’s new book from Vegan Publishers here

or from Amazon here

Watch the Will Travel for Vegan Food book trailer:

 

 

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Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

Episode 65 – Interview: Evolve For Animals (Annie Hudson)

Episode 65
(Air Date: April 19, 2015)

Ben chats with Annie Hudson, the Social Media Director for Evolve For Animals.  Annie shares with us about the work EFA is doing, as well as her FIVE TIPS for using Facebook effectively as a tool to advocate for animals!!  Believe me, we ALL need these five tips!

Evolve for Animals was founded in 2012 by educator Neal Sehgal to fill a void in the animal rights movement by addressing veganism in terms of lifestyle, not just diet, and animal exploitation in terms of use, not just abuse.  EFA works to inspire and empower individuals to embrace a vegan way of living through education, advocacy, and social action. They aim to achieve their vision of a world that evolves beyond traditions of exploitation for the liberation of all sentient beings by using an abolitionist, education-based approach that includes leafleting, tabling, public speaking engagements, workshops, support circles, letter-writing, film screenings, feed-ins, and the dispensing of original multi-media outreach content.  Evolve For Animals’ outreach efforts focus on college students and the general public in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Evolve For Animals Website:
www.evolveforanimals.org

Annie Hudson’s Email:
annie@evolveforanimals.org

 

And because we talked about it in the episode, here is a link to the most beautiful video you’ll ever see of retired dairy cows in Germany being retired to sanctuary.  Share this video far and wide because even the biggest cheese addict will be moved to tears!

VIDEO: “happy Cows” Kuhrettung Rhein Berg english subtitles / vacas liberadas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUZ1YLhIAg8

 

Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

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AND AS ALWAYS
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Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

Episode 64 – Ugh! Is there dairy in this???

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Episode 64
(Air Date: April 17th, 2015)

Ben stars in a one man “who-done-it” as he recalls a mysterious marinara.  Then he & Laura gush about all their new members (not to mention our wonderful long time members!) who made it possible for us to start doing weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race “RuCap” episodes…  Stay tuned for those!  We’ve started recording them and we hope to have those up for you very soon!

As always…

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HISSES AND PURRS

 

Laura’s Purrs:

So Delicious featured on Ellen
http://ellentube.com/videos/0_kehi8esy

 

Laura’s Hisses:

Governor Jerry Brown’s “Conservation Theatre”
http://veganperspective.org/2015/04/03/californias-water-restrictions/

 

 

Ben’s Purrs:
Vegan Week kicks off in Poland
http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/203211,Vegan-Week-kicks-off-in-Poland

 

Ben’s Hisses:

Rural Oklahoma lawmakers push ‘right-to-farm’ measure
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Rural-Oklahoma-lawmakers-push-right-to-farm-6193455.php

 

 

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
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Check out our YouTube shows!
3 Minutes About a Movie by Laura Yaz
and
Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show

Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

Oh, and…
BUY A T-SHIRT!!!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

 

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

and to our lovely interns, Madison Marie and Sarya Wu

 

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

Two to Make It Right
by Seduction (featuring Michelle Visage…  YES! She’s vegan!)

Episode 63 – Interview: Dr. Stephen Kaufman of CVA

 

Episode 63
(Air Date: March 29, 2015)

Laura sits down with Stephen Kaufman of the Christian Vegetarian Association to talk about what it means to be a vegan with faith and how to address those religious relatives who ask us challenging questions.

Check out CVA’s website and all the wonderful resources they have available there.

Dr. Kaufman’s book Good News for all Creation: Vegetarianism as Christian Stewardship can be purchased here.

Easter basket candy options:

Sijaak’s organic chocolate mini eggs

Sweet and Sara vegan peeps

Chocolate bunnies (and carrots)

OCD Sweet Dream Eggs and Peanut Butter Eggs

The Lucky Bunny baskets from Vegan Treats

Vegan jelly beans from Yum Earth and Pangea

 

Cruelty free egg decoration options:

EggNots ceramic eggs

Unfinished wooden eggs

 

Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

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SUPPORT US!

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
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Check out our YouTube shows!
3 Minutes About a Movie by Laura Yaz
and
Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show

Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

Episode 62 – Interview: Damon Jacobs, HIV Prevention (PrEP)

Episode 62

(Air Date: MARCH 19, 2015)

This episode is going to seem a bit out of the ordinary.

Today Ben is interviewing Damon L. Jacobs (Psychotherapist & PrEP Educator) about HIV Prevention.

Did you know that we now have a pill that can actually PREVENT HIV infection by up to 99% when taken daily?

If you didn’t know…   Now you do.  After listening to today’s episode, you will be an expert on Truvada, which is known as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).  You will be able to talk to your friends and loved ones about how it prevents HIV infection, how to actually get access to it, and pretty much any other questions you might have — they’ll be answered in this episode.

This is my personal plea with each of you to take on sharing this information with the people you care about, however you choose to do that:  share this episode with them, have a conversation with them, etc.

Here are some helpful links:

www.DamonLJacobs.com   (Damon Jacobs’ Website)
www.Prepolicious.org   (A centralized location on the web for information about PrEP)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrEPFacts/ (a Facebook discussion group about PrEP)

Damon invites any and all questions and can be reached at:
Damon@DamonLJacobs.com

Some useful links/studies:

PLAY: Spirochete by Arnold Sungaard (about the controversy about the cure for syphilis)
VIDEO: Honey LaBronx speaks out about PrEP (*NOTE: Some of this information is now outdated — please see this episode or the above links for updated info.)
STUDY: The IPERGAY Study (France) which looks at new possible dosage methods for Truvada)
STUDY: The Partners Trial which follows serodiscordant couples (where one is HIV positive, and one is HIV negative)

A HISTORY OF HYSTERIA:
Just for fun…  let’s remember that throughout history, a cure for syphilis was considered controversial because some thought that people who engaged in sex outside of marriage should suffer the consequences, even if they were fatal.  Even SEAT BELTS were controversial when first introduced, because people thought they would encourage speeding!  Also controversial was birth control…  condoms… and of course now PrEP/Truvada.

 

 

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Check out our YouTube shows!
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and
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Buy some famous Medieval Oil!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine