Episode 77 Interview: Jay Astafa
21 Sep 2015 at 1:37pm
Episode 77 (Air Date: September 21st, 2015) Today we are joined by Jay Astafa to share about the big things he is up to an how he is transforming the landscape of vegan food as we know it! Jay Astafa discovered veganism as a teen, after seeing a PETA video showing the horrors of factory farming. So Jay began experimenting with food. Working in his father's (... More)
Episode 76 The FDA, Zoos, and other stupid [BLEEP!]
10 Sep 2015 at 8:58pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 76 (Air Date: September 10, 2015) Laura and Ben recorded an awesome Secret Show before this episode. Just saying. And you may need to hear it in order to get a few of the inside jokes in this episode. We make a few call backs. Today’s topics include: – Arizona rules all dogs sold in pet stores must come from shelters – The (... More)
Episode 75 Interview: Courtney Pool
30 Aug 2015 at 8:37pm
Episode 75 (Air Date: August 29th, 2015) Laura sits down with Courtney Pool, a coach in Juice Cleansing/Juice Feasting, plant-based nutrition, holistic health, and healing compulsive eating She has been studying and teaching juicing, nutrition, and holistic health for over ten years, and has juice cleansed for over 212 days, including a consecutive (... More)
Episode 74 Interview: Shaun Monson (Unity)
11 Aug 2015 at 4:11pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 74 (Air Date: August 11, 2015) Today, filmmaker Shaun Monson talks about the upcoming release of his new documentary Unity, the followup to Earthlings. Obviously most of you have already seen Earthlings. In this episode, Ben & Shaun talk about what makes Unity different, and the vision it shares for all Earthlings alike: Man, (... More)
Episode 73 Interview: Michael Harren
1 Aug 2015 at 10:52pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 73 (Air Date: August 2, 2015) Today Michael Harren returns to talk about his newest project and what he’s been up to at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary. Michael joins in an inevitable discussion with Ben & Laura about Cecil the Lion, and together they speculate about a better way to effectively discuss the topic with non-vegans. Also, (... More)
Episode 72 SHARK WEEK with Jamie J Hagen
19 Jul 2015 at 2:43pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 72 (Air Date: July 19, 2015) Laura sits down with Jamie J. Hagen to discuss VAGINAS. Just kidding. Well sort of but not really. Follow Jamie on Twitter! In this new talk all about our monthly menstruation cycle Jamie and Laura discuss TSS and the lawsuit Kotex is currently facing. Check out all the amazing reusable menstrual products! The (... More)
Episode 71 Interview: Collectively Free
9 Jul 2015 at 1:52am
SHOW NOTES Episode 71 (Air Date: JULY 9, 2015) You’ve heard about them all over the internet since their latest action, disrupting the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Now come hear more about Collectively Free from two of it’s co-founding members, Raffaella Ciavatta and Lili Trenkova. THEIR WEBSITE: http://collectivelyfree.org/ Find (... More)
Episode 70 Summer Fundraiser
16 Jun 2015 at 3:11am
SHOW NOTES Episode 70 (Air Date: JUNE 16, 2015) Well… It’s been a while since your last Fundraiser episode (or parody song, as you know the two always go hand-in-hand!) So here we are, getting back on our bikes and riding again! A huge thank you to to this month’s sponsors: – Cowspiracy – Lippy Girl – Sew Nerdy Gifts Our (... More)
Episode 69 Interview: Melisser Elliott & the new Melisser.com!
29 May 2015 at 12:30am
Episode 69 (Air Date: May 29th, 2015) FINALLY we have Melisser Elliott on to talk about some of her past work including the award-winning (and now defunked) blog The Urban Housewife and her book The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life. We get the scoop on where life has taken her since then, and how it’s all leading up to the upcoming launch of the (... More)
Episode 68 Interview: Dreena Burton on her newest book Plant-Powered Families
17 May 2015 at 3:56pm
Episode 68 (Air Date: May 18th, 2015) Laura sits down with Dreena Burton, author of The Everyday Vegan, Vive le Vegan, eat drink and be vegan, Let Them Eat Vegan, and the e-book Plant-Powered 15, to talk about her newest book Plant-Powered Families. Check out Dreena on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And check out her website Plant-Powered (... More)
Episode 67 Were 3 Years Old!
9 May 2015 at 1:26am
Episode 67 (Air Date: May 9, 2015) Today Ben & Laura celebrate THREE YEARS of Big Fat Vegan Radio with an ALL-PURR episode! That’s right! No hisses on this joyous occasion! Just purrs! (Even if half of them about Morrissey!) Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode! – CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s (... More)
Episode 66 Interview: Kristin Lajeunesse, author of Will Travel for Vegan Food
25 Apr 2015 at 9:42pm
Episode 66 (Air Date: April 26, 2015) Laura sits down with Kristin Lajeunesse, author of Will Travel for Vegan Food to talk about her exciting new book and the 2 years of travel behind it. Check out Will Travel for Vegan Food on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. And keep updated on Kristin’s book tour and more via her website. Order (... More)
Episode 65 Interview: Evolve For Animals (Annie Hudson)
19 Apr 2015 at 8:48am
Episode 65 (Air Date: April 19, 2015) Ben chats with Annie Hudson, the Social Media Director for Evolve For Animals. Annie shares with us about the work EFA is doing, as well as her FIVE TIPS for using Facebook effectively as a tool to advocate for animals!! Believe me, we ALL need these five tips! Evolve for Animals was founded in 2012 by educator (... More)
Episode 64 Ugh! Is there dairy in this???
17 Apr 2015 at 1:39am
SHOW NOTES Episode 64 (Air Date: April 17th, 2015) Ben stars in a one man “who-done-it” as he recalls a mysterious marinara. Then he & Laura gush about all their new members (not to mention our wonderful long time members!) who made it possible for us to start doing weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race “RuCap” episodes… (... More)
Episode 63 Interview: Dr. Stephen Kaufman of CVA
29 Mar 2015 at 4:37pm
Episode 63 (Air Date: March 29, 2015) Laura sits down with Stephen Kaufman of the Christian Vegetarian Association to talk about what it means to be a vegan with faith and how to address those religious relatives who ask us challenging questions. Check out CVA’s website and all the wonderful resources they have available there. Dr. Kaufman’s (... More)
Episode 62 Interview: Damon Jacobs, HIV Prevention (PrEP)
19 Mar 2015 at 1:49pm
Episode 62 (Air Date: MARCH 19, 2015) This episode is going to seem a bit out of the ordinary. Today Ben is interviewing Damon L. Jacobs (Psychotherapist & PrEP Educator) about HIV Prevention. Did you know that we now have a pill that can actually PREVENT HIV infection by up to 99% when taken daily? If you didn’t know… Now you do. (... More)
Episode 61 Happy Birthday Ben!!
8 Mar 2015 at 1:25pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 61 (Air Date: March 8th, 2015) Ben & Laura get their chat on in a serious way about Vegan Street Fair, the heartbreak of NYC’s loss of The Cinnamon Snail AND San Francisco’s scramble to kickstart a new location for Millennium, plus the legendary Ringling Brothers’ decision to phase out elephant acts and MORE. (... More)
Episode 60 Interview: Jessica Schoech of Vegan Street Fair
16 Feb 2015 at 1:02pm
Episode 60 (Air Date: FEBRUARY 15, 2015) Laura sits down with Jessica Schoech from Vegan Street Fair!!! Like Vegan Street Fair on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and Instagram Please be in touch and let us know what you thought of this episode! – CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601 – EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org -TWEET (... More)
Episode 59 The Best of 2014 (Year in Review)
30 Jan 2015 at 10:29pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 59 (Air Date: JANUARY 31, 2015) Today’s episode starts off with a fun surprise. SURPRIIIIIIIISE! In this episode Ben & Laura start by talking about the highlights of 2014 both in their personal lives, and in the world of Animal Rights. Hang in there… You know Ben doesn’t tell short stories! As always… – (... More)
Episode 58 Happy New-Listener-Mail!
7 Jan 2015 at 6:14pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 58 (Air Date: JANUARY 7, 2015) You have been lovely. You have been patient. You have been both patient and lovely. That’s a rare combination. In this episode we finally — FINALLY — answer some long overdue listener voicemails! As always… – CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601 – (... More)
Episode 57 Interview: Kiki Adami (GustOrganics)
30 Dec 2014 at 5:37am
Episode 57 (Air Date: DECEMBER 30, 2014) Ben chars with Kiki Adami, manager of GustOrganics, a restaurant here in Manhattan that has been veganizing their menu and is now almost totally vegan! Check them out on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram. www.GustOrganics.com Twitter & IG: @GustOrganics BLOG: http://gustorganics.blogspot.com Please (... More)
Episode 56 The NeverEnding Episode
9 Dec 2014 at 5:20am
SHOW NOTES Episode 56 (Air Date: DECEMBER 9, 2014) Ben & Laura battle some technical glitches as they try to bring you an episode in time for the holidays. We know. We’ve been irregular. It’s not because we don’t love you. In this episode we take on politicians trying out veganism, an update in the fight to ban horse carriages (... More)
Episode 55 Interview: Thank the Turkeys with Kim Sturla!
15 Nov 2014 at 1:42pm
Episode 55 (Air Date: NOVEMBER 15, 2014) Laura sits down with Co-Founder and Executive Director at Animal Place Kim Sturla Chatting about turkeys, how to celebrate Thanksgiving right and their upcoming event Thank the Turkeys! Like Animal Place on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and Instagram Please be in touch and let us know what you thought (... More)
Episode 54 Happy Octoberween!
23 Oct 2014 at 2:05pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 54 (Air Date: OCTOBER 23, 2014) Today Laura & Ben get together for their first regular episode in a while. Thanks for your patience while BOTH of us moved into new apartments!! It’s been an ordeal, but we’re both ready to get back in the swing of bringing you more regular content. In this episode we talk about so (... More)
Episode 53: Interview Murry Cohen & Rick Bogle (Vivisection at UW-Madison)
21 Sep 2014 at 12:04pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 53 (Air Date: SEPTEMBER 21, 2014) Today I spoke with Murry Cohen & Rick Bogle about Vivisection, and specifically the Maternal Detachment experiments being conducted on baby monkeys at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Murry Cohen is a psychiatrist living and practicing in Virginia who treats adults with depression and substance (... More)
Episode 52 Interview: Cowspiracy (Kip Andersen)
27 Aug 2014 at 1:08pm
SHOW NOTES Episode 52 (Air Date: AUGUST 27, 2014) I am so excited to share this interview with you! Kip Andersen, one of the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” took time to chat with Big Fat Vegan Radio about this groundbreaking new movie which you are sure to love (and to SHARE!) HELPFUL (... More)
Episode 51 Summer Fundraiser!
13 Aug 2014 at 2:57am
SHOW NOTES Episode 51 (Air Date: AUGUST 13, 2014) OMG! It has been over TWO MONTHS since our last episode! Our apologies. As we will explain, it’s been a tough couple of months for each of us. But we’re back with a new fundraiser episode, tons of vegan love (yes, listener emails!), some special offers, and an awesome new DEBUT performance (... More)
Episode 50 THE Michael Harren!
2 Jun 2014 at 1:34am
SHOW NOTES Episode 50 (Air Date: JUNE 2, 2014) Today Michael Harren dropped by right before Ben & Laura were supposed to record — so we made him our special guest co-host for a day! We had so much fun and BARELY stayed on task! You’re welcome! CHECK OUT MICHAEL’S KICKSTARTER so you can help him turn his show “Tentative (... More)
Episode 49 Interview: Farming Humans
25 May 2014 at 4:13am
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 farmed animals. Hosted (... More)
Episode 48 Interview: Alethea, Kid Vegan Chef, with special guests Tess Challis and her friend Faith!
5 May 2014 at 11:16pm
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! – CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that’s 315-834-2601 – (... More)
Episode 47 Our Two Year Anniversary!
1 May 2014 at 2:05am
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 of this episode! – (... More)
Episode 46- LADY TIME! Interview with Jamie J. Hagen
16 Apr 2014 at 11:48pm
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 read: A Vegan Lady’s Guide to (... More)
Episode 45 Can we stop animal testing already?! Cmon!
5 Apr 2014 at 10:56am
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 makes a live call on the air… (... More)
Episode 44 Interview: Our Hen House
27 Mar 2014 at 7:42am
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 House! For those who have been living under a rock, Our Hen (... More)
Episode 43 LIVE SHOW 2014!
22 Mar 2014 at 7:49pm
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 & PURRS (That’s right… no hisses today!) Laura's (... More)
Episode 42 Love is in the Air!
20 Feb 2014 at 1:50pm
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 what you thought of this episode! – (... More)
Episode 41 Happy 2014!
31 Jan 2014 at 4:27am
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 episode, so indulge him and enjoy (... More)
Episode 40 Interview: Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget
25 Jan 2014 at 9:30pm
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 our favorite farm animal sanctuaries Animal (... More)
Episode 39 Interview: David Karopkin (GooseWatch NYC)
2 Jan 2014 at 9:32pm
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 of killing Canada geese in public parks and he (... More)
Episode 38 Happy Herrrlidays!
20 Dec 2013 at 8:04pm
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! – Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Snack Box OR Beauty (... More)
Episode 37 Our Winter Fundraiser!
15 Dec 2013 at 10:35pm
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 donation! – Become a member! Members (... More)
Episode 36 Interview: Karen Dawn (Thanking the Monkey)
28 Nov 2013 at 12:32pm
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68qaX3ZoZek Did you know (... More)
Episode 35 Happy Herrrloween, Hurrrney!
21 Oct 2013 at 11:48am
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: email@example.com Leave us a voicemail: (315) VEGAN-01 (that's (... More)
Episode 34 The Sh*t Show
18 Sep 2013 at 4:37pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Leave us a voicemail: (315) VEGAN-01 (that's (... More)
Episode 33 Kaporos Update!! Field Interview with Dawn Ladd
11 Sep 2013 at 11:23am
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: http://endchickensaskaporos.com/ End Chickens As Kaporos You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EndChickensAsKaporos?feature=watch Please (... More)
Episode 32 Interview: Rina Deych (Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos)
31 Aug 2013 at 1:59pm
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, learn more, get involved, and help spread the word: Alliance (... More)
Episode 31 Interview: Vegucated, Behind the Music with Brian Flegellum
25 Aug 2013 at 10:09pm
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 of this episode! – CALL US: (315) VEGAN-01, that's 315-834-2601 – EMAIL US: email@example.com -TWEET US: @BigFatVegans -FACEBOOK (... More)
Episode 30 The Worst Episode Ever
23 Aug 2013 at 4:15am
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 any feedback you have, we love (... More)
Episode 29 Interview: The Cinnamon Snail (Chef Adam Sobel)
16 Aug 2013 at 12:20am
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Leave us a voicemail: (315) VEGAN-01 (that's 315-834-2601) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BigFatVeganRadio YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BigFatVeganRadio Twitter: @bigfatvegans Instagram: @bigfatveganradio As (... More)
Episode 28 Our Summer Fundraiser!
2 Aug 2013 at 5:24am
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 time donation! – Become a member! Members receive all August fundraising (... More)
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