Episode 52 – Interview: Cowspiracy (Kip Andersen)

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Episode 52
(Air Date: AUGUST 27, 2014)

I am so excited to share this interview with you!  Kip Andersen, one of the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” took time to chat with Big Fat Vegan Radio about this groundbreaking new movie which you are sure to love (and to SHARE!)

HELPFUL LINKS:
Website for the movie
http://cowspiracy.com/

Cowspiracy on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/cowspiracymovie

Want to ATTEND or HOST a screening?
http://www.tugg.com/titles/cowspiracy

Another documentary referenced in this interview:
http://www.theykilledsisterdorothy.com

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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!
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

ALSO…

Come see Honey’s new WEEKLY drag show

TITTIES!
with Honey LaBronx & Miz Cracker

Wednesdays @ 9:00pm
at R Bar NYC
218 Bowery
(between Prince & Spring)
www.TittieShow.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!

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 51 – Summer Fundraiser!

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Episode 51
(Air Date: AUGUST 13, 2014)

OMG!  It has been over TWO MONTHS since our last episode!  Our apologies.  As we will explain, it’s been a tough couple of months for each of us.  But we’re back with a new fundraiser episode, tons of vegan love (yes, listener emails!), some special offers, and an awesome new DEBUT performance by our very own Laura Yaz!

A huge thank you to to this month’s sponsors:
- Compassion Co
- Beyond Meat
- The Vegan Woman

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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!

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

ALSO…

Come see Honey’s new WEEKLY drag show

TITTIES!
with Honey LaBronx & Miz Cracker

Wednesdays @ 9:00pm
at R Bar NYC
218 Bowery
(between Prince & Spring)
www.TittieShow.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!

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:

“You Can Go” by Laura Yaz (“Let It Go” Parody from Frozen)

Episode 50 – THE Michael Harren!

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Episode 50
(Air Date: JUNE 2, 2014)

Today Michael Harren dropped by right before Ben & Laura were supposed to record — so we made him our special guest co-host for a day!  We had so much fun and BARELY stayed on task!  You’re welcome!

CHECK OUT MICHAEL’S KICKSTARTER so you can help him turn his show “Tentative Armor” into a studio recording and a coffee table book!

 

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HISSES AND PURRS

 

 

Laura’s Purrs:

PCRM made a wonderful animated video advocating against animal testing
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/05/29/watch-new-animation-gives-argument-against-animal-testing/

PCRM
http://www.pcrm.org/

Laura’s Hisses:

USDA’s scheduled regulation changes are worrisome
http://www.salon.com/2014/05/26/chlorine_in_your_chicken_why_poultry_is_more_dangerous_than_ever_partner/

“Later this year, the USDA is scheduled to implement a set of controversial changes to its regulations governing poultry processing. If these revisions are made, maximum line speeds at American poultry plants will in fact be going up significantly—even as the number of USDA-trained government inspectors at these same facilities shrinks, and as they’re replaced with poultry-company employees.”

“25 percent increase in the speed of processing lines, coupled with a 40 percent decrease in the presence of government inspectors in our nation’s poultry plants”


Michael’s (not Ben’s) Hisses:

Animal Rights Groups Pay Circus Producer Millions to Settle Suit
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/05/15/animal-rights-groups-pay-circus-producer-millions-to-settle-suit/

Michael’s Purrs:

Animal Rights Advocate Holds Demonstration in Hot Vehicle
http://binghamton.twcnews.com/content/news/742692/animal-rights-advocate-holds-demonstration-in-hot-vehicle/

Don’t forget to check out VEGANIZE MYTOWN!

LIKE Veganize MyTown on Facebook
Join the Veganize MyTown group on Facebook

Listener Mail!
Today we got some awesome questions from Jessica Schoech of the “Power to the Veg!” group on Facebook.

 

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

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

…and the last Monday of every month is VEGAN KARAOKE!

 

Veggie Prom
8 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014
at Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street
New York, NY

Ben/Honey hosts the
4th Annual National Animal Rights Day
Sunday, June 8
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
at the North Plaza of Union Square

Honey LaBronx’s 2nd annual cooking demo at the
2014 PRIDE Celebration
Whirlpool PRIDE Network
Saturday, June 28, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chicago, IL

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!
AND….

Laura Yaz emcees the
Veggie Prom West
in Los Angeles, CA!
Saturday, Jun 28 7:00p
Animal Advocacy Museum
19855 Ventura Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 91364

 

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:

“We All Fall Down” by Bushmaster (featuring Gary Brown)

Episode 49 – Interview: Farming Humans

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Episode 49
(Air Date: MAY 25, 2014)

Ben is joined by Naomi Hiltz and Miles Shane of the upcoming documentary “Farming Humans”, a new documentary by Hiltz Squared Media that is going to turn the typical social experiment on its head when it takes 12 human volunteers and drops them into the lives of factory farmed animals. Hosted by animal activist Simone Reyes, the documentary will provide a candid look at the experiences of animals in the American food system.

As the volunteers arrive at the facility, they will be broken down into three groups, pigs, cows and chickens, and tattooed and branded with serial numbers that will become their identities. Each volunteer with be equipped with a camera so that they can document his/her experiences. During the ten days that the experiment takes place, the human volunteers will undergo the same horrific treatment that factory farmed animals experience except, at the end of their stay, the humans are set free while the farm animals are sentenced for life.

Like Farming Humans on Facebook

Donate to their GoFundMe fundraiser

Want to volunteer and be IN THE FILM?
They are still looking for volunteers:
4 meat eaters, 4 vegetarians, and 4 vegans!!!

Email Myles Shane at myles@hiltz2.com if you think you have what it takes!

 

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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-FACEBOOK US: Search for “Big Fat Vegan Radio”

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 48 – Interview: Alethea, Kid Vegan Chef, with special guests Tess Challis and her friend Faith!

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Episode 48
(Air Date: MAY 6, 2014)

Laura sits down with Alethea, Kid Vegan Chef, her amazing mom Tess Challis, and her awesome friend Faith!

Buy Tess’s books HERE

Check out Get Waisted and Radiant Health, Inner Wealth

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

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- EMAIL US: bigfatveganradio@gmail.com
-TWEET US: @BigFatVegans
-FACEBOOK US: Search for “Big Fat Vegan Radio”

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 47 – Our Two Year Anniversary!

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Episode 47
(Air Date: MAY 1st, 2014)

Uhmmm…..   How did we make it to TWO YEARS already?!?!?  Laura and Ben reminisce on some of their happiest memories of the podcast.  Ben also announces some special plans in the works!  Scroll down for details, and please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode!

 

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SUPPORT US!

No HISSES AND PURRS this episode…  just our favorite highlights from the last couple of years.
BIG FAT VEGAN FOOD

San Fran Eats:
Laura is raving about Beyond Meat Beefless Crumbles!
https://beyondmeat.com/beef-free-crumbles-beefy/

 

NY Eats:
Ben discusses his Veganize MyTown project, a team-based restaurant/grocery outreach project to get vegan options added to restaurants and grocery stores in our community.  Learn more here:

LIKE Veganize MyTown on Facebook
Join the Veganize MyTown group on Facebook

 

SHAMELESS PLUGS!

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

…and the last Monday of every month is VEGAN KARAOKE!

 

…..ALSO!

 

 

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:

“Love is Beautiful” by Lezy Dezy

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!

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
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-FACEBOOK US: Search for “Big Fat Vegan Radio”

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 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!

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

- 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!

 

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
- EMAIL US: bigfatveganradio@gmail.com
-TWEET US: @BigFatVegans
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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