Episode 46- LADY TIME! Interview with Jamie J. Hagen

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Episode 46
(Air Date: APRIL 17, 2014)

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

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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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 45 – Can we stop animal testing already?! C’mon!

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Episode 45
(Air Date: APRIL 5th, 2014)

Spring is here!  And so is a new episode of Big Fat Vegan Radio!  Are you guys enjoying Drag Race as much as we are?  OMG, YOU GUYS!  Today Ben & Laura are discussing some new advances in the fight against animal testing, air our grievances with the vatican, and Ben makes a live call on the air…  On speakerphone!
Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

THANKS TO Erica Curnutte and Laura “Everything” Erying for writing in with their questions/comments!

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HISSES AND PURRS

Ben’s Purrs:

Animal drug testing avoided with synthetic “test tube liver”
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/animal-testing-avoided-with-synthetic-liver-032114

Laura’s Hisses:

San Diego mayor declares March ‘SeaWorld Month’
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/03/19/san-diego-mayor-declares-march-seaworld-month/

Ben’s Hisses:

Ask the Pope to Stop Releasing Doves!
http://www.christianpost.com/news/animal-rights-activists-create-petition-asking-pope-to-stop-releasing-doves-113664/

Laura’s Purrs:

Humane Cosmetics Acts may help ban animal testing!
http://www.logicalharmony.net/proposed-humane-cosmetics-act-end-animal-testing-us/#axzz2wlmLw5B7

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
Drag Karaoke
every Monday night @ 8:30pm
at Baby Grand
161 Lafayette Street
www.babygrandnyc.com

 

…..ALSO!

Honey LaBronx will be competing in the
New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest
Mondays at 7pm
April 14th, 21st, 28th, & May 5th!
at Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 206-0440 (Reservations required!)

Honey sailed through the first round and is still in the running for the title of New York’s Next Top Drag Queen!  Come see Honey LaBronx sing her face off in this live-singing competition where the audience gets to vote for the winner!

 

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!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

 

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

and to our lovely intern Madison Marie!
Madison, we are so grateful to have you on board the Big Fat Vegan Radio team!

 

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

“Nothing with a Face” by Freddy Clarke

Episode 44 – Interview: Our Hen House

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Episode 44
(Air Date: MARCH 27th, 2014)

INTERVIEW: Our Hen House
with Jasmin Singer & Mariann Sullivan

Has it been too long since our last interview episode?  IT HAS???
I’m right on top of that, Rose!

Today I interviewed Jasmin Singer & Mariann Sullivan from Our Hen House!
For those who have been living under a rock, Our Hen House produces resources that you can use in order to find your own way to create change for animals.  Using video, audio, interviews, reviews, and the written word, it provides daily updates on what you need to create change.

Having launched a new eBook publishing company, Hen Press, and now a new TV show(!!!!!), Mariann & Jasmin have SO much good news to share (and so much dish on Bette Midler).

 

Check out Our Hen House online!

Spread the word about Mariann’s Online Birthday Fundraiser.

Mariann & Jasmin mention the awesome Park Slope Stoop.

Like Our Hen House on Facebook, follow them on Twitter.

Check out Hen Press, their new eBook publishing company!

And check out the new Our Hen House TV Show!

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

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SUPPORT US!
SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
Drag Karaoke
every Monday night @ 9:30pm
at Baby Grand
161 Lafayette Street
www.babygrandnyc.com

…..ALSO!

Honey LaBronx will be competing in the
New York’s Next Top Drag Queen Contest
Mondays at 7pm
March 31st, April 14th, 21st, 28th, & May 5th!
at Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 206-0440 (Reservations required!)

Come applaud and scream for Honey LaBronx in this fierce, live-singing competition to snatch the title from some of New York’s top queens!

 

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!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

 

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

and to our lovely intern Madison Marie!
Madison, we are so grateful to have you on board the Big Fat Vegan Radio team!

 

Episode 43 – LIVE SHOW 2014!

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Episode 43
(Air Date: MARCH 22nd, 2014)
(Date of Live Show: March 2nd, 2014)

Woohoooooo!!!!  It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Big Fat Vegan LIVE SHOW, held this year at XES Lounge, with DJ Brian Kalinowski.

XES Lounge
157 West 24th Street
New York, NY

PURRS & PURRS (That’s right…  no hisses today!)

Laura’s Purrs:
Wolfgang Puck creates 2014 vegan menu for the Oscars

Ben’s Purrs:
March 3rd, Chipotle launches their new Sofritas in New York!

SPECIAL GUEST: Victoria Moran joins us to talk about her book “Main Street Vegan” and the Main Street Vegan Academy.

Ben, Laura, and Victoria Moran answer questions from the audience.

 

RAFFLE!

A big thank you to all our wonderful donors who gave raffle items:

Autographed copy of The Vegan Zombie cookbook
Plant Fusion protein powder and companion shaker
Nubian Heritage goodies
Stonewall Jerky
Rescue Chocolate
Herbivore Clothing
Medieval Oil
Peanut Butter & Co.
Gardein coupons

And a BIG THANKS to Brooklyn Rose Vegan Bakery for donating amazing treats for our hungry audience!

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!
@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!

Come see Honey LaBronx host
Drag Karaoke
every Monday night @ 9:30pm
at Baby Grand
161 Lafayette Street
www.babygrandnyc.com

AND AS ALWAYS

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

and to our lovely intern Madison Marie!
Madison, we are so grateful to have you on board the Big Fat Vegan Radio team!

 

Episode 42 – Love is in the Air!

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Episode 42
(Air Date: FEBRUARY 20th, 2014)

Happy month of Love y’all! Ben and Laura discuss some depressing news but they manage to lighten the mood by making fun of each other and getting very excited about the NYCVFF 2014 and our live show coming up next weekend!

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!

HISSES AND PURRS

Ben’s Purrs:

Beyond Meat featured on CBS, watch here and here!

Laura’s Hisses:

Marius’s unnecessary execution

Ben’s Hisses:

Wisconsin Dairy Workers Charged with Animal Abuse

Take action here!

Laura’s Purrs:

Adorable Olympic athlete saves puppies

BIG FAT VEGAN FOOD

Laura loves Hella Vegan Eats and Ben loves his new KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker!

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!

VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!

COME TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL LIVE SHOW!!!
Sunday, March 2nd @ 5:00PM
at XES Lounge (New York City)
157 West 24th Street
(between 7th & 6th Avenues)

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

“Go Vegan!” by The Monkey Bunch

Episode 41 – Happy 2014!

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Episode 41
(Air Date: JANUARY 31, 2014)

Happy New Year, peoples!  Lots of new things to talk about, a few shenanigans, and a BIG FAT ANNOUNCEMENT at the end of this episode, so be sure to listen to the whole thing!  PLUS — Ben has probably never been so excited to share a musical guest as he is in this episode, so indulge him and enjoy the heck out of today’s musical guest!

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

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SUPPORT US!

 

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
Vegan pizza availble at Dominos in Israel!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/17/251998998/hold-the-cheese-israelis-sway-dominos-to-make-vegan-pizza

 

HISSES AND PURRS

Ben’s Purrs:

Donkey basketball cancelled in Anacortes after uproar
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Donkey-basketball-canceled-after-pressure-from-animal-rights-group-240874931.html

 

Laura’s Hisses:
The horror in The Cove continues
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/18/world/asia/japan-dolphin-hunt/

Support Sea Shepard
http://www.seashepherd.org/

Ben’s Hisses:
Zoo Admits Using Chimps in Tea Ads Was Wrong
http://www.care2.com/causes/zoo-admits-using-chimps-in-tea-ads-was-wrong.html

 

Laura’s Purrs:
Bagatelle restaurant cancels Sea World’s 50th anniversary
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/01/15/nyc-restaurant-cancels-seaworlds-50th-anniversary-party/

NY Eats:
- Sadly, Foodswings (in Williamsburg, Brooklyn) is closing!  :(
- Happily, Maoz Vegetarian now offers VEGAN SHAWARMA! :)

(When God closes a door…  somewhere he gives you vegan meats!)

 

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!

VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!

COME TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL LIVE SHOW!!!
Sunday, March 2nd @ 5:00PM
at XES Lounge (New York City)
157 West 24th Street
(between 7th & 6th Avenues)

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

TODAY’S MUSICAL GUEST:

“The Winter Tree” by Rennaisance
(sung by Annie Haslam)

Episode 40 – Interview: Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget

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Episode 40
(Air Date: JANUARY 26, 2014)

Laura sits down with Toni Okamoto to discuss her wonderful blog Plant Based on a Budget

Check out “7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget” by Stic of Dead Prez here.

Food plans for the budget challenge can be found here.

Toni also works for one of our favorite farm animal sanctuaries Animal Place

Like Plant Based on a Budget 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!

 

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!

AND AS ALWAYS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS

Michael Harren
and
Kelly Huffine

Episode 39 – Interview: David Karopkin (GooseWatch NYC)

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Episode 39
(Air Date: JANUARY 3, 2014)

 

Ben interviews David Karopkin, founder of GooseWatch NYC about his efforts to stop the killing of New York City’s Canada geese.

David was born and raised in NYC.  He founded GooseWatch NYC in 2011 to call attention to New York City’s policy of killing Canada geese in public parks and he works to protect urban wildlife.  He is currently a second year student at Brooklyn Law School.

Please visit GooseWatchNYC.com for more info, and click the “How You Can Help” button to get involved (whether or not you live in New York!)

Just one of many awesome articles about David and GooseWatch NYC:
http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2012/05/29/new-yorkers-ready-to-witness-and-document-geese-killing/#sthash.aH1dULdB.dpuf

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

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SUPPORT US IF YOU CAN PLEASE!
Our current fundraiser is still ongoing through January 15th.
CLICK HERE to make a donation!

Become a member! Donate your account! Shop at Vegan Cuts!

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
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@Larayaz

Check out Laura’s 3 Minutes About a Movie

Check out Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show

Buy some of Honey LaBronx’s world famous Medieval Oil!

Big thanks to our friends!
Michael Harren
AND
Kelly Huffine

 

Episode 38 – Happy Herrrlidays!

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Episode 38
(Air Date: December 20, 2013)

Don’t forget, our fundraiser is
still going on until January 15, 2014!!
Tis the season to like GIVE and stuff.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

You can support us the following ways:
-  Donate your account!
-  Shop at Vegan Cuts!
-  Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box OR Beauty Box!
-  Make a one time donation!
-  Become a member!

 

HISSES & PURRS:

Laura’s purring about:
Chef Jean-Georges to open a raw vegan restaurant in NYC
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/12/10/world-famous-chef-to-open-raw-vegan-restaurant-in-new-york/

Ben’s hissing about:
American Humane Association (AHA) covering up animals harmed in the movies!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/node/659270

 

Piers Morgan interviewed Gary Baum about his article:
http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/27/piers-morgan-live-rewind-a-close-look-inside-hollywood/

Melissa Block interviewed Gary Baum for “All Things Considered” on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/2013/11/26/247392855/report-humane-association-covered-up-animal-abuse-on-hollywood-sets

Laura’s hissing about:
PETA is a fat-shaming jerk. Again.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/9470900/PETAs-bizarre-new-campaign

Ben’s purring about:
MORE artists cancel their performances at Seaworld!
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/12/13/seaworld-loses-trisha-yearwood-to-blackfish-influence/

Thank you for all your amazing emails! Please drop us a line, we love to hear from YOU!

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AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU TO

Theme song by: Michael Harren
Art and logo by: Kelly Huffine

 

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS:

Watch Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show at:
www.VeganDragQueen.com

Watch Laura’s movie reviews “3 Minutes About a Movie” at:
www.YouTube.com/larayaz

And order lots of Honey LaBronx’s own Medieval Oil at:
www.MedievalOil.com

And once again — CLICK HERE to DONATE:
www.TinyURL.com/BFVRSupport

Follow us (as individuals) on Twitter!
Honey LaBronx is: @HoneyLaBronx
Laura Yaz is: @LaraYaz

 

Episode 37 – Our Winter Fundraiser!

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Episode 37
(Air Date: December 16, 2013)

FUNDRAISER DEADLINE:  January 15, 2014!!

Welcome to our winter fundraising show!

You can support us the following ways:
-  Donate your account!
-  Shop at Vegan Cuts!
-  Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box OR Beauty Box!
-  Make a one time donation!

-  Become a member!
Members receive all Winter fundraising promotions as well as the following perks…

$5/month OR $50/year
Access to secret shows! Laura farts! Ben curses! We fight sometimes!

$10/month OR $100/year
Big Fat Vegan Movie Night! Laura and Ben do Mystery Science 3000 style commentary over horrible horrible movies

$25/month OR $250/year
Video Hangouts! Get to chat live with Ben and Laura via Google+ once in a while! They are usually in they’re pajamas and discussing RuPaul’s Drag Race. Hello! Worth it.

$50/month OR $500/year
Guaranteed correspondence with Big Fat Vegan Radio!  That’s right…  got a burning question you need answered, and can’t wait to hear it answered in a future episode?  Jump the line and get VIP access to Ben & Laura via email!

$100/month OR $1000/year
All perks previously mentioned AND you become an official sponsor of the show and will be named on each episode you helped produce.

Thank you for all your amazing emails! Please drop us a line, we love to hear from YOU!

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- FACEBOOK US: “Big Fat Vegan Radio” on Facebook

And a Big Fat Vegan THANKS to our August fundraiser sponsors:
-  Beyond Meat
-  Gone Pie
-  Rescue Chocolate

10% of all donations raised by January 15th will go to our friends at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Thank you so much you Big Fat Vegan donors you, we can’t do this without you!!!

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU TO

Theme song by: Michael Harren
Art and logo by: Kelly Huffine

 

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS:

Watch Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show at:
www.VeganDragQueen.com

Watch Laura’s movie reviews “3 Minutes About a Movie” at:
www.YouTube.com/larayaz

And order lots of Honey LaBronx’s own Medieval Oil at:
www.MedievalOil.com

And once again — CLICK HERE to DONATE:
www.TinyURL.com/BFVRSupport

Follow us (as individuals) on Twitter!
Honey LaBronx is: @HoneyLaBronx
Laura Yaz is: @LaraYaz

 

Episode 36 – Interview: Karen Dawn (“Thanking the Monkey”)

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Episode 36
(Air Date: NOVEMBER 28, 2013)

 

Ben interviews Karen Dawn, author of “Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals” about her annual turkey rescue!

Watch Karen love and care for Anne & Jessica, two lucky turkeys she rescued for the holidays!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68qaX3ZoZek

Did you know that you can actually help Karen to help the turkeys?  
Help support the work of Animal Place where Ann & Jessica Turkey will get to spend a long & happy life:
http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/karendawn/turkeyrescue2013

Read more about Karen’s turkey rescue here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-dawn/turkeys-get-spa-treatment-and-love-on-thanksgiving_b_4352842.html

Karen Dawn’s websites:
www.ThankingTheMonkey.com
www.DawnWatch.com
Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

- CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601
- EMAIL US: bigfatveganradio@gmail.com
-TWEET US: @BigFatVegans
-FACEBOOK US: Search for “Big Fat Vegan Radio

SUPPORT US IF YOU CAN PLEASE!

Become a member! Donate your account! Shop at Vegan Cuts!

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM!
@HoneyLaBronx
@Larayaz

Check out Laura’s 3 Minutes About a Movie

Check out Honey LaBronx’s Vegan Drag Queen Cooking Show

Buy some of Honey LaBronx’s world famous Medieval Oil!

Big thanks to our friends!
Michael Harren
AND
Kelly Huffine