Episode 81 – The Best of 2015

Episode 81
(Air Date: January 21st, 2016)

Happy New Year from Laura & Ben!  Today we look back, as we like to do, on the highlights of the previous year — both in the world of veganism, and in our personal lives.

Here are some of the highlights we discuss, and some of the things we don’t have time to discuss but you’re more than welcome to read about:

 

OMG … Did This Really Happen? The Greatest Vegan Food Wins of 2015
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/greatest-vegan-food-wins-of-the-year/

The Top 15 Vegan Facebook Posts of 2015
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=7339&catId=5

Vegans Go Glam
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/dining/vegan-diet-lifestyle-recipes.html?_r=0

 

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Thanks to Zachary Jordan for his email:

Hi BFV,
I have a question about talking to my non-vegan niece and nephew about veganism and what happens to farmed animals. Right now my brother’s kids are both too young for me to feel comfortable sharing graphic details about animal agriculture, but eventually I would like to get real with them about it. My brother and sister-in-law are aware that I am an ethical vegan, but they haven’t indicated that conversations about veganism are a taboo subject around their kids. Should I ask them for their permission to talk about animal rights with their kids (if the situation feels appropriate — like if they ask me why I don’t eat meat, or what “vegan” means)? Have either of you discussed veganism with younger family members and did you receive pushback from parents?
I love the show!
Sincerely,
Zachary Jordan
PS- You can read my letter on the air if you want.

 

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Today’s musical guest:
Jonathan Mann
The Cat Says The Lid Stays Closed
from the album “Animals” which you can buy here:
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