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.

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

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!

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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

 

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

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!

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

 

 

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

– CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601
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Check out our YouTube shows!
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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 61 – Happy Birthday Ben!!

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Episode 61
(Air Date: March 8th, 2015)

Ben & Laura get their chat on in a serious way about Vegan Street Fair, the heartbreak of NYC’s loss of The Cinnamon Snail AND San Francisco’s scramble to kickstart a new location for Millennium, plus the legendary Ringling Brothers’ decision to phase out elephant acts and MORE. They may or may not have mentioned the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race too.

As always…

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HISSES AND PURRS

 

Ben’s Hisses & Purrs:

Ringling Brothers announces plan to phase out elephant acts by 2018

Unfortunately there isn’t much of a happy ending in store for the elephants

PETA urges Ringling to end elephant acts NOW

 

Laura’s Hisses & Purrs:

Amy’s to open first in hopeful fast food chain

Beneful Kibble Purina PetCare being sued for wrongful deaths

 

BIG FAT VEGAN FOOD!

In LA Laura loved the first Vegan Street Fair. Here’s to the future of a great event!

In San Francisco SoMa StrEat Food Park launches Very Vegan Sundays!

Also in San Francisco, sad news of Millennium closing is highlighted by the new space they have found and are seeking funds via Kickstarter to secure!

In NYC we are getting ready for the always fantastic Vegetarian Food Festival!

NYC is saddened by the loss of the tremendous food truck The Cinnamon Snail and anxiously wait for exciting news from their chefs of future projects.

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
Vegan Karaoke
the last Monday of every month @ 8:30pm
at Baby Grand
161 Lafayette Street
www.babygrandnyc.com

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
@HoneyLaBronx and @Larayaz

 

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

 

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

“Eat This” by Marlene Sosobee

Episode 60 – Interview: Jessica Schoech of Vegan Street Fair

 

Episode 60
(Air Date: FEBRUARY 15, 2015)

Laura sits down with Jessica Schoech from Vegan Street Fair!!!

Like Vegan Street Fair on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and Instagram

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

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

 

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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 59 – The Best of 2014 (Year in Review)

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Episode 59
(Air Date: JANUARY 31, 2015)

Today’s episode starts off with a fun surprise.  SURPRIIIIIIIISE! 😀

In this episode Ben & Laura start by talking about the highlights of 2014 both in their personal lives, and in the world of Animal Rights.

Hang in there…  You know Ben doesn’t tell short stories!

 

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SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
PrEP-O-Licious 2!
Monday, February 16th @ 7:00pm
at Verlaine NYC
110 Rivington Street

…Just google it for into?
Be a part of this monumental evening where Honey discusses the use of Truvada or PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) as a once-daily remedy to prevent HIV infection!  That’s right!  HIV can now actually be PREVENTED with a single daily pill.  This has been around for three and a half years yet NOBODY is talking about it!  So Honey is gonna give ’em something to talk about!

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 and Sarya
We couldn’t do this without you two!

 

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

Open Up” by Wild Rabbit (formerly “Br’Er Rabbit”)
http://www.wildrabbitmusic.com/

 

 

BELOW IS A LIST OF LINKS TO THE STORIES BEN & LAURA COVERED IN THEIR YEAR IN REVIEW:

Beefless crumbles from Beyond Meat
http://beyondmeat.com/beyond-beef-beefy-crumbles/

Miyoko’s Kitchen cheeses
http://miyokoskitchen.com/

Cowspiracy
http://www.cowspiracy.com/

Cinnaholic scores a $200,000 infusion of cash on Shark Tank
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=6457&catId=2

Vegan eatery, Vedge, named the best Philadelphia restaurant by Zagat
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/11/18/zagat-releases-annual-list-of-50-best-philly-restaurants/

SeaWorld’s shares plummet in 2014:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-seaworld-blackfish-credit-stocks-tank-20140814-story.html

ORANGUTAN GRANTED “NON-HUMAN PERSONHOOD!!!!!” IN ARGENTINA
http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5232853-orangutan-deemed-to-be-person-in-first-ever-court-ruling/

DRONES!
Say what you will about drones, but these stealth video cameras give us a new way to fight the AETA bill!
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://rt.com/usa/216571-pig-waste-pollution-drone/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBSoTMzYzMzExMzcwOTM2MTY2MDEwNTIaYzcwNWVlMDc3NTI3MmQ4Zjpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNHuZemzl1R_vuqXXohcCExba9QVig

…even underwater drones by PETA!
http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/7333734-74/drones-bills-wildlife#axzz3NBVhECYl

THANK YOU TO ONEGREENPLANET FOR THIS COMPREHENSIVE TOP TEN LIST:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/biggest-animal-rights-and-welfare-wins/

AND THANK YOU TO STRIKINGATTHEROOTS FOR ANOTHER TOP TEN LIST:
http://strikingattheroots.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/12-animal-activism-stories-that-made-headlines-in-2014/

 

Episode 58 – Happy New-Listener-Mail!

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Episode 58
(Air Date: JANUARY 7, 2015)

You have been lovely.  You have been patient.  You have been both patient and lovely.  That’s a rare combination.

In this episode we finally —  FINALLY — answer some long overdue listener voicemails!

As always…

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

 

Oh, and…
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(Did we mention we now have T-Shirts???  Cuz we do!)


THANK YOU to the following listeners for calling in with questions!

Marissa D’Aleo
Grace Paunescu
Jeffery Segal

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
Vegan Karaoke
the last Monday of every month @ 8:30pm
at Baby Grand
161 Lafayette Street
www.babygrandnyc.com

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
@HoneyLaBronx and @Larayaz

 

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 and Sarya
We couldn’t do this without you two!

 

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

I Broke The Law” by Joy Askew
http://www.joyaskew.com/