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Ethics | Activism | Environment

This category serves as a hub for discussions and articles related to the ethical, activist, and environmental aspects of veganism. Topics can range from animal rights to sustainable living.

Episode 171: Crisis in the Closet — Avoiding Toxic Fashion with Alden Wicker

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Alden Wicker, journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of ⁠Ecocult, and author of ⁠To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick—and How We Can Fight Back. ⁠     Avoiding toxic chemicals in clothing is important for both personal health and environmental […]

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Episode 164: Vegan Marketing Success with Sandra Nomoto

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I talk with vegan marketer Sandra Nomoto. Our discussion revolves around success stories in vegan marketing, highlighting the significant financial movements and developments. Sandra Nomoto, a notable figure in the vegan community, shares insights and experiences, shedding light on the dynamics and potential of vegan marketing.

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Episode 162: When Vegetables Aren’t Vegan, with Erin Riley of Cabbage Hill Fertilizer Company

This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast features an interview with Erin Riley, owner of Cabbage Hill Fertilizer Company. We discuss a lesser-known aspect of agriculture as it relates to veganism: the use of animal byproducts in fertilizers used for growing vegetables.     Urban farmer Erin Riley shares her journey to becoming vegan,

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Episode 159: What Is Vegan Design? with Cayla and Dave Pittman of Harmless Studio

One of my favorite things to discover on this podcast is how moving in a Vegan direction can open up your life. The practice of limiting and eliminating the use of animals as products can open up your awareness of what is happening all around us and how important our choices are. In this week’s

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Episode 146: The “How I Vegan” Podcast with Matt & Wez

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m excited to talk to Matt and Wez from the How I Vegan podcast. In our conversation, we discuss their personal journeys to veganism, the challenges they faced, and how they manage their vegan lifestyle alongside their other commitments. Matt and Wez discuss their podcast, which

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Episode 144: Masculinity and Meat with Rory Cockshaw

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, my guest is Rory Cockshaw, a young professional vegan, activist, ultra-runner, and plant-based nutritionist. Rory first caught my attention when he debated British Member of Parliament Jacob Reese-Mogg about veganism. In our discussion, Rory shares his vegan journey and his work as a vegan activist, his

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Episode 142: The Plant Powered Dog with Vegan Canine Nutritionist Diana Laverdure-Dunetz

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m pleased to welcome vegan canine nutritionist Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, author of The Plant-Powered Dog. Diana holds a master’s degree in animal science and is an advocate for feeding dogs a plant-based diet. During our talk, we discuss the health benefits and feasibility of transitioning dogs to a

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Episode 136: Comedy for the Animals with Vegan Comic Steven Marcus Releford

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m talking with comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker Steven Marcus Releford (who goes by Marcus). During our discussion, Marcus shares his journey to veganism, which began about nine years ago for a combination of spiritual, ethical, and health reasons, and was solidified after a bad experience

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Episode 135: The Quest for Character with Massimo Pigliucci, PhD

In this episode of the “Vedge Your Best” podcast, my guest is Massimo Pigliucci, professor of philosophy at City College of New York. Massimo holds PhDs in both philosophy and evolutionary biology, and his work involves making complex philosophical concepts accessible to a wider audience through various mediums, including podcasting, newsletters, and video series.  

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