VegTalk Podcast: Doug Stanhope

And now for something completely different: a podcast featuring comedian Doug Stanhope. Although we spend several minutes talking about animal issues, mostly our conversation veers far from this series’ usual theme. Doug is hands down my favorite comedian, so it was a real pleasure to get the chance to talk with him. If you enjoy our discussion, check out his website and his Facebook fan page. I can’t recommend his DVDs and CDs highly enough. He’s about to go back out on tour, so catch him if you can. This podcast is 36 minutes.

Vegan.com Podcast: Jonathan Safran Foer on Eating Animals

It’s the last Vegan.com podcast of 2009, and we’re going out with a bang. Jonathan Safran Foer joins me for a 42-minute podcast in which we discuss how to engage people on the subject of animal farming. Jonathan’s outstanding book Eating Animals is by far the most influential text on factory farming to be released this year, and I’m betting it will become the default title recommended by vegetarian activists for the next decade. Today’s podcast is 42 minutes.

VegTalk Podcast: Adam Durand

Welcome to VegTalk, our new interview-based podcast. Please use the links in the upper right hand corner of this site to subscribe. Our first episode features Adam Durand, the new Campaigns Director of Animal Rights International. This group is going to accomplish tons and this is your chance to get involved: befriend them on Facebook and MySpace. I consider Peter Singer’s book on Henry Spira, the founder of ARI, to be one of the most important books published on animal rights. Here also is the film on Henry that Adam refers to. And finally, here is the film Adam made that exposed egg farm cruelties to a national audience.