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Big Fat Vegan Radio

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"Our goal is to spread veganthusiasm, answer questions for new vegans and the veg-curious, while being ridiculous, and creating excuses to eat as much vegan food as possible. "

Hosts: Honey LaBronx from "The Vegan Drag Queen" cooking show & Laura Yaz, entertainment writer (US Weekly's Fashion Police) and former standup comedian.

  • Episode 50 – THE Michael Harren!
    2 Jun 2014 at 1:34am
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  • Episode 49 – Interview: Farming Humans
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    25 May 2014 at 4:13am
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  • Episode 48 – Interview: Alethea, Kid Vegan Chef, with special guests Tess Challis and her friend Faith!
    SHOW NOTES 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! - (... More)
    5 May 2014 at 11:16pm
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  • Episode 47 – Our Two Year Anniversary!
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    1 May 2014 at 2:05am
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  • Episode 46- LADY TIME! Interview with Jamie J. Hagen
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    16 Apr 2014 at 11:48pm
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  • Episode 45 – Can we stop animal testing already?! C’mon!
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    5 Apr 2014 at 10:56am
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  • Episode 44 – Interview: Our Hen House
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    27 Mar 2014 at 7:42am
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  • Episode 43 – LIVE SHOW 2014!
    SHOW NOTES 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 & (... More)
    22 Mar 2014 at 7:49pm
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  • Episode 42 – Love is in the Air!
    SHOW NOTES 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 (... More)
    20 Feb 2014 at 1:50pm
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  • Episode 41 – Happy 2014!
    SHOW NOTES Episode 41 (Air Date: JANUARY 31, 2014) Happy New Year, peoples!  Lots of new things to talk about, a few shenanigans, and a BIG FAT ANNOUNCEMENT at the end of this episode, so be sure to listen to the whole thing!  PLUS — Ben has probably never been so excited to share a musical guest as he is in this (... More)
    31 Jan 2014 at 4:27am
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  • Episode 40 – Interview: Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget
    SHOW NOTES Episode 40 (Air Date: JANUARY 26, 2014) Laura sits down with Toni Okamoto to discuss her wonderful blog Plant Based on a Budget Check out “7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget” by Stic of Dead Prez here. Food plans for the budget challenge can be found here. Toni also works for one of (... More)
    25 Jan 2014 at 9:30pm
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  • Episode 39 – Interview: David Karopkin (GooseWatch NYC)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 39 (Air Date: JANUARY 3, 2014)  

    Ben interviews David Karopkin, founder of GooseWatch NYC about his efforts to stop the killing of New York City’s Canada geese. David was born and raised in NYC.  He founded GooseWatch NYC in 2011 to call attention to New York City's policy (... More)

    2 Jan 2014 at 9:32pm
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  • Episode 38 – Happy Herrrlidays!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 38 (Air Date: December 20, 2013) Don’t forget, our fundraiser is still going on until January 15, 2014!! Tis the season to like GIVE and stuff. Thanks for your ongoing support! You can support us the following ways: -  Donate your account! -  Shop at Vegan Cuts!
    (... More)
    20 Dec 2013 at 8:04pm
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  • Episode 37 – Our Winter Fundraiser!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 37 (Air Date: December 16, 2013) FUNDRAISER DEADLINE:  January 15, 2014!! Welcome to our winter fundraising show! You can support us the following ways: -  Donate your account! -  Shop at Vegan Cuts! -  Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box OR Beauty Box! -  Make a one time (... More)
    15 Dec 2013 at 10:35pm
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  • Episode 36 – Interview: Karen Dawn (“Thanking the Monkey”)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 36 (Air Date: NOVEMBER 28, 2013)  

    Ben interviews Karen Dawn, author of “Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals” about her annual turkey rescue! Watch Karen love and care for Anne & Jessica, two lucky turkeys she rescued for the holidays! Did (... More)

    28 Nov 2013 at 12:32pm
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  • Episode 35 – Happy Herrrloween, Hurrrney!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 35 (Air Date: OCTOBER 21, 2013) Ben & Laura share some advice on Halloween candy, and lots of hisses and purrs (mostly about dogs — most of it pretty hard to hear about.) Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave (... More)
    21 Oct 2013 at 11:48am
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  • Episode 34 – The Sh*t Show
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 34 (Air Date: SEPTEMBER 18, 2013) Ben is almost over his laryngitis.  Laura is almost over Ben.  Buckle your seat belts.  This one is a bonafide sh*t show, but with lots of awesome news! Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave (... More)
    18 Sep 2013 at 4:37pm
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  • Episode 33 – Kaporos Update!! Field Interview with Dawn Ladd
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 33 (Air Date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2013)  

    Ben interviews animal rights activist Dawn Ladd after an evening of rescuing chickens at a Kaporos protest. Alliance To End Chickens As Kaporos: End Chickens As Kaporos You Tube channel:

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    11 Sep 2013 at 11:23am
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  • Episode 32 – Interview: Rina Deych (Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 32 (Air Date: AUGUST 31, 2013)  

    Ben interviews Rina Deych of the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos. Don’t worry…  you’ll understand what that means by the end of this episode! Here are some helpful links from Rina’s interview so you can get in touch, (... More)

    31 Aug 2013 at 1:59pm
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  • Episode 31 – Interview: Vegucated, Behind the Music with Brian Flegellum
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 31 (Air Date: AUGUST 26, 2013)  

    Laura interviews Brian Flegel of Vegucated!

    Vegucated is available for streaming on Netflix, WATCH IT!

    Please be in touch and let us know what you thought (... More)

    25 Aug 2013 at 10:09pm
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  • Episode 30 – The Worst Episode Ever
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 30 (Air Date: AUGUST 23, 2013) Ben is sick.  Please bear with him.  Laura does her best to carry the show, but it is her birthday after and she should be elsewhere celebrating.  Oh and somehow we manage to discuss a few awesome topics along the way, and answer a listener email! Please hit us up with (... More)
    23 Aug 2013 at 4:15am
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  • Episode 29 – Interview: The Cinnamon Snail (Chef Adam Sobel)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode #29 (Air Date: August 16, 2013) Chef Adam Sobel of The Cinnamon Snail joins us for an interview you are not likely to forget today, tomorrow, or even after you hit retirement. Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave (... More)
    16 Aug 2013 at 12:20am
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  • Episode 28 – Our Summer Fundraiser!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 28 (Air Date: August 2, 2013)

    Welcome to our summer fundraising show!

    You can support us the following ways: -  Donate your account! -  Shop at Vegan Cuts! -  Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box OR Beauty Box ! -  Make a one (... More)

    2 Aug 2013 at 5:24am
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  • Episode 27 – Interview: The Sexy Vegan!


    Laura sits down with Brian Patton aka “The Sexy Vegan” to discuss his new fabulous cookbook The Sexy Vegan: Happy Hour at Home

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

    - CALL (... More)

    22 Jul 2013 at 8:29pm
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  • Episode 26 – The RuPaul Rapture
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 26 (Air Date: JULY 4, 2013) Ben & Laura get caught up in a huge tangent about RuPaul Drag Race.  Bear with them…  they eventually get out of it.  (Even if they only end up dishing a lot of vegan gossip!) Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email:
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    4 Jul 2013 at 3:42am
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  • Episode 25 – Interview: Colleen Patrick Goudreau


    Laura sits down with author, educator, and voice for the animals, Colleen Patrick Goudreau to discuss her new book On Being Vegan. (Buy now!)

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

    (... More)

    23 Jun 2013 at 6:14pm
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  • Episode 24 — Daiya Revolution
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 24 (Air Date: JUNE 8, 2013) Ben & Laura discuss a whole bunch of new vegan foods that have hit the market.  Oh, and they discuss some serious issues, too.  But they mostly talk about food today!  (And apps!) Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email:
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    8 Jun 2013 at 3:04am
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  • Episode 23 – Happy Anniversary to Us!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 23 (Air Date: May 13, 2013)   Our first ever anniversary!  We made it to one year, y’all!  Ben and Laura recap how it all began… Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave us a voicemail: (315) (... More)
    13 May 2013 at 6:13am
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  • Episode 22 – Interview: Mindy Collette (Vegan Fitness Model)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 22 (Air Date: April 27th, 2013) Mindy Collette talks to us about vegan fitness, nutrition, supplements, and yes…  where she gets her protein!  She also joins us in answering a listener email from Caela who is nervous about staying vegan when she goes away to college. Please hit us up with (... More)
    27 Apr 2013 at 3:55am
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  • Episode 21 – Look Who’s Not Vegan Anymore!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 21 (Air Date: April 15, 2013) Our first “regular” episode format in a while!  Today we talk about false advertising, ex-vegan crybabies, and plenty of good news, too! (Yay, animal testing ban!) Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email:
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    15 Apr 2013 at 2:38pm
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  • Episode 20 – Spring Fundraiser Episode!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 20 (Air Date: March 31, 2013) WELCOME TO OUR SPRING FUNDRAISER EPISODE! You can donate by CLICKING HERE:   Spring is here, and with it, so is a new fundraising episode! (…And you know what that means!  A NEW PARODY SONG!) Aren’t (... More)
    31 Mar 2013 at 2:30pm
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  • Episode 19 – LIVE SHOW! (2013 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 19 (Air Date: March 23rd, 2013) Here it is! Our first ever (hopefully annual) LIVE SHOW!!! Thank you all SO MUCH for your patience!  We know this episode took a long time to get to you.  We’ll explain this later in the episode, but Ben went through some really exhausting technical difficulties (... More)
    23 Mar 2013 at 4:10am
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  • Episode 18 – Interview: Erin Red (Red Radio)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 18 (Air Date: February 23rd, 2013) Erin Red (Host of Red Radio) joins us to talk about everybody’s favorite event, the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, and also to dish a little about another trade show we don’t care for quite as much… Please hit us up with any feedback you have, (... More)
    23 Feb 2013 at 4:22am
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  • Episode 17 – Interview: Anne Dinshah (Dating Vegans)

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 17 (Air Date: February 11th, 2013) Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Anne Dinshah, author of Dating Vegans, speaks to us about dating in a world which is not always so vegan! Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email:
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    10 Feb 2013 at 10:42pm
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  • Episode 16 – PAUSE THIS EPISODE!!!

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 16 (Air Date: February 4th, 2013) This episode is full of so many suggestions, links, and goodies — you are going to have to keep pausing this episode to go and check them out! Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email:
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    4 Feb 2013 at 2:19am
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  • Episode 15 – Field Interview: Sarah Solberg, Barn Manager (Heartland Farm Sanctuary)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 15 (Air Date: January 28th, 2013) Welcome to our first ever FIELD PIECE!  In today’s episode, Ben joined Citizens United For Animals ( on a visit to the Heartland Farm Sanctuary in Verona, WI.  While there, he decided to record a field interview with the barn manager, Sarah Solberg. (... More)
    28 Jan 2013 at 1:25am
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  • Episode 14 – Interview: Bud Burdick
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 14 (Air Date: January 18, 2013) Today we interview vegan athlete, Bud Burdick, a Capoeira practitioner who lives in the New York metropolitan area. A personal trainer by profession, Bud believes that health and fitness is mandatory, regardless of your walk of life. A clean, organic diet fuels his ambitious (... More)
    18 Jan 2013 at 9:11am
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  • Episode 13 – Happy New Year! (2012 in Review)
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 13 (Air Date: January 9th, 2013) Today we revisit the ups and downs of 2012, and we wax optimistic about 2013. …We also catch up on our voice mails! Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave us a voicemail: (... More)
    9 Jan 2013 at 1:57am
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  • Episode 12 – Our First Ever Fundraising Episode!
    SHOW NOTES: Episode 12 (Air Date: December 24, 2012) WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EVER FUNDRAISER EPISODE! You can donate by CLICKING HERE: We are planning to release a special quarterly fundraising episode (that’s every three months!) but we promise to make the process (... More)
    24 Dec 2012 at 5:40am
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  • Episode 11 – Interview: Rachel Meeropol on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 11 (Air Date: December 10th, 2012) Rachel Meeropol is currently the lead counsel on Blum v. Holder, a first amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA).  Today she discusses with us the legal battle to hopefully overturn this unconstitutional law which (... More)

    9 Dec 2012 at 11:02pm
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  • Episode 10 — Happy Holidays!

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 10 (Air Date: December 1, 2012) Here’s wishing you all a big, fat, happy holiday season! Please hit us up with any feedback you have, we love hearing from you! Email: Leave us a voicemail: (315) VEGAN-01 (that's 315-834-2601)
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    30 Nov 2012 at 10:15pm
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  • Episode 9 – Interview: Thanksgiving with Lori, Jim, & Colleen

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 9 (Air Date: November 16, 2012)

    Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving?  Especially when you’re vegan!  In today’s episode we interview Lori Woolard, Jim Allen, and Colleen Patrick Goudreau to see what Thanksgiving means to them, and what (... More)

    16 Nov 2012 at 3:52am
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  • Episode 8 – Happy Halloween, Bitches!

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 8 (Air Date: October 30, 2012) I know — it’s been AGES since our last episode, right?  ;) We wanted to get this to you just in time before Halloween — even if you’ve already survived a barrage of trick-or-treaters. Please hit us up with (... More)

    29 Oct 2012 at 11:52pm
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  • Episode 7 – Interview: Rósa Guðmundsdóttir

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 7 (Air Date: October 26th, 2012) Our sincere apologies for our longest delay yet in between episodes.  Ben tried to invent a new way of recording phone interviews which only ended up in a huge editing nightmare which severely delayed production.  We are still aiming to get (... More)

    26 Oct 2012 at 4:28pm
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  • Episode 6 – Beyond Meat, Larry the Lobster, and Honey LaBronx on the Food Network???

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 6 (Air Date: September 17, 2012) You can blame Ben for not sticking to a more regular podcasting schedule.  We’re hoping soon to get back on track with that!  But for now, we’re thrilled to bring you this new episode… Please hit us up with any feedback (... More)

    17 Sep 2012 at 7:12am
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  • Episode 5 – Interview: Donny Moss

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 5 (Air Date: August 25, 2012) Donny Moss joins us for a discussion about the horse carriage industry in New York City. Donny tells us about his documentary “Blinders: The Truth Behind The Tradition“, how Christine Quinn is keeping the horse carriage industry in (... More)

    25 Aug 2012 at 4:32pm
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  • Episode 4 – Terri, The Seed, & Vegan Ballet Slippers

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 4 (Air Date: July 24, 2012) So clearly we’re not sticking to our intended schedule with these releases…  Between Laura’s big move and Ben’s hard work moving the Podcast over to a new server, we’re a little — shall we say — irregular. Please (... More)

    24 Jul 2012 at 2:59am
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  • Episode 3 – Interview: Vegan Pilot Marty

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 3 (Air Date: June 30, 2012) Special thanks to Marty for having such a fun chat with us about traveling as a vegan. THANKS MARTY! Check out Vegan Pilot Marty’s amazing blog! Marty also wrote an awesome post for Vegansaurus about being a pro traveling (... More)

    30 Jun 2012 at 1:48am
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  • Episode 2 – Vegan Meats at May Wah, Veggie Prom & Pride, and more!

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 2 (Air Date: June 1, 2012)

    Sorry for the delay on the release of episode 2 y’all, but we are still figuring out this whole podcasting game and hope you noticed some improvement in the sound. We are going to continue to work on our sound quality (... More)

    1 Jun 2012 at 2:54pm
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  • Episode 1 – Our Inaugural Episode!

    SHOW NOTES: Episode 1 (Air Date: May 1, 2012)

    We are live! Yay for Big Fat Vegan Radio! Please feel free to contact us with any comments/questions/etc Email: Leave us a voicemail: (315) (... More)

    30 Apr 2012 at 9:31pm
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