Allison Burgess of Match Premium Vegan Meats

In response to requests that I do some podcasts featuring entrepreneurs in the vegan world, this week’s VegTalk podcast features Allison Burgess of Match Premium Vegan Meats. We talk about creating a business for the purpose of protecting animals, and we also consider the evolution of the vegan food market. Allison also tackles the inevitable… Read more »

Isa Chandra Moskowitz on Portland, Salt, and Brunch

On this week’s VegTalk podcast, Isa Chandra Moskowitz joins me for a conversation about her Portland experiences and her forthcoming full-color brunch cookbook. Isa’s been the best-selling vegan cookbook author for the past few years, starting with the 2005 publication of Vegan with a Vengeance. She’s gone on to co-author, with Terry Hope Romero, Vegan… Read more »

Clay Shirky Interview

Clay Shirky joins me for this week’s show. Clay is the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. If you’re serious about advocating for animal protection, I consider this book required reading. In today’s interview, Clay and I talk all about Internet-based activism, and how the ideas in his book can… Read more »

Paul Shapiro on Prop 2 and the $20/20 Campaign

Because of my move to Santa Cruz, my main computer was in boxes so I had to take a month off podcasting. But I’m now restarting my VegTalk podcasts, posted each Thursday, and Paul Shapiro, the Senior Director of HSUS’ factory farming campaign, is my guest on today’s show. Paul talks to me about the… Read more »

Listener Interviews

Today I break with the usual VegTalk podcast format and instead interview three of my listeners. The show features talks with Ryan from Pennyslvania, Mahi Klosterhalfen from Germany, and Amanda from Illinois. Of special note is my interview with Mahi, who has rapidly become one of Germany’s most effective animal rights campaigners. Mahi talks about… Read more »

Dan Piraro Interview

I had the chance to interview Dan Piraro a year ago, and much to my surprise he agreed to join me for another one. Today’s podcast touches on all sorts of weird stuff, and it also gets into how Dan combines his cartoonist day-job with a wide range of veggie activism. If you haven’t yet… Read more »

Oprah’s 21-Day Vegan Challenge: Day Twenty-One

It’s the final show of our twenty-one day vegan challenge. Today’s show recaps everything you’ve learned over the course of this series and stresses the rewards of paying it forward. Our show today is nine minutes.

Oprah’s 21-Day Vegan Challenge: Day Twenty

Today we have reached day twenty of our twenty-one day vegan challenge. In this episode, I look at how to stay motivated on a vegan diet, and I present the commodity-cruelty argument for being vegan. Our show today is fifteen minutes.

Oprah’s 21-Day Vegan Challenge: Day Nineteen

We’re up to day nineteen of our twenty-one day vegan challenge. On our episode today, we will look at the social side of things — being vegan and relating productively to your family, spouse, and friends. Our show today is twelve minutes.

Oprah’s 21-Day Vegan Challenge: Day Eighteen

Our vegan challenge continues with more helpful advice for your transition. Today’s episode looks at all those pesky animal ingredients that can show up seemingly everywhere: in food, clothing, furniture, and even cosmetics. Our show today is ten minutes.