VEGCAST 122 - SOUNDS OF SUMMERFEST 2015
1 Jan 2016 at 2:23am
Vegcast 122 is the 2015 edition of Sounds of Summerfest, featuring capsule interviews with Rebecca Gilbert, Vegetarian Hall of Fame inductee Hans Diehl and Gary Francione, as well as an original song Dr. Diehl commissioned for his anniversary with his wife, and other sounds from the annual vegan celebration in Johnstown, PA.
VEGCAST 121 - SOUNDS OF SUMMERFEST 2014
31 Aug 2014 at 9:23am
Vegcast 121 is the 2014 edition of Sounds of Summerfest, featuring capsule interviews with Jonathan Balcombe, Miyoko Schinner, Michael Greger, John Pierre, Howard Lyman and Anne Dinshah along with some musical snippets from Elizabeth Barnett and other sounds from the annual vegan celebration in Johnstown, PA.
VEGCAST 120 - ANIMALS AND SOCIETY
31 Jan 2014 at 8:23am
Vegcast 120 features an interview with Carolyn Mullin of the National Museum of Animals and Society, a new institution documenting this evolving relationship. There's also a comical tune from Vegan Smythe about trying to persuade someone to go vegan, and a Science Fact about the danger of eating meat being nearly equivalent to that of smoking cigarettes. (... More)
VEGCAST 119 - POWER FOODS FOR THE BRAIN
15 Oct 2013 at 9:23am
Vegcast 119 features a chat with Vegcast favorite Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who has a lot to say about food and the brain. More, in fact, than could fit in a recent V for Veg column for which this interview was originally conducted, so we are sharing it here. There is also a Science Fact about diet and Alzheimers (... More)
VEGCAST 118 - SOUNDS OF SUMMERFEST 2013
31 Jul 2013 at 9:23am
Vegcast 118 is our 2013 Sounds of Summerfest edition, featuring sonic memories and spoken clips from NAVS Summerfest earlier this month. Among the sounds are birdsong, along with identifications by Ted Barnett, a chat with Amie Hamlin on the first public school to go vegetarian, a clip of Jefferey Cohan of Jewish Vegetarians of North America on attending (... More)
VEGCAST 117 - VEGAN SPIRITUALITY
31 May 2013 at 9:23am
Vegcast 117 takes a look at vegan spirtuality, the concept and the group started by Lisa Levinson. We chat with Lisa about her work and the Vegan Sprituality Retreats coming up in June and July featuring speaker Will Tuttle. There is also a song from Daniel Redwood and a science fact about the latest on arsenic being fed to chickens.
VEGCAST 116 - MARIANNE BESSEY
2 May 2013 at 9:23am
Vegcast 116 features an interview with Marianne Bessey, a Philadelphia based powerhouse of animal activism who takes on zoos, circuses and civil affairs officers with equal aplomb. There is also a tune from Hymn for Her and a science fact about a new culprit in meat that ties it to heart disease.
VEGCAST 115 - SUE COE
30 Mar 2013 at 9:23am
Vegcast 115 features an interview with graphic journalist and painter Sue Coe, who talks about her methods of sharing animals grim reality with the viewing public. There is a tune from Dream Awake, a Science Fact about the damaging effect of animal slaughter on those who perform it, and a note on a book especially appropriate for Easter.
VEGCAST 114 - QUEER VEGAN FOOD
28 Feb 2013 at 8:23am
Vegcast 114 is a rather queer episode as we talk with Sarah E Brown about the collaborative work she helmed, the Queer Vegan Food Cookbook, proceeds from which benefit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. There is also a track from Batik called Vudu and a Science Fact about how vegetarianism can reduce your heart disease risk by a third.
VEGCAST 113 - TALK TO THE ANIMALS
19 Dec 2012 at 8:23am
Vegcast 113 features an interview with scientist and author Con Slobodchikoff, who was written a book on animal language, making a case for it and explaining how it works, as well as how humans have largely looked at it the wrong way. There is also a tune from Marlene Sosebee and a Science Fact about antibiotic overuse in the beef industry and its dangerous (... More)
VEGCAST 112 - BACK TO WOODSTOCK
19 Sep 2012 at 8:23pm
Vegcast 112 takes us back to Woodstock, the site of Vegcast 16. for an interview with cofounder Jenny Brown on her story and that of the sanctuary. Then there is a song about Kayli the cow and how she wound up at Woodstock. Then we talk to the man behind the song, Ed Barocas, about how HE wound up at Woodstock. There is also a Science Fact about the (... More)
VEGCAST 111 - MAIN STREET VEGANISM
10 Aug 2012 at 8:23pm
Vegcast 111 features an interview with Victoria Moran, centering on her latest book Main Street Vegan, which demystifies veganism as an elite pursuit and brings the nuts and bolts to the mainstream. She also discusses the new Main Street Vegan Academy and her Main Street Vegan radio show on unity.fm. There is also a song from Moby and a Science Fact (... More)
VEGCAST 110 - SOUNDS OF SUMMERFEST
29 Jul 2012 at 8:23pm
Vegcast 110 is our annual Sounds of Summerfest edition, including the first interview with the new inductees into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame, James Laveck and Jenny Stein. Also brief interviews with Eddie Lama, Fran Costigan and Chef AJ, plus birds, piano, lunch, ping pong, and a Science Fact about the diets of our ancestors.
VEGCAST 109 - WILD ABOUT GREENS
27 Jun 2012 at 8:23pm
Vegcast 109 features an interview with Nava Atlas about her latest, Wild About Greens, which focuses on the many varieties of nutritious leafy greens and ways of making them a delicious part of many meals. There is a tongue in cheek song about vegan girls, and a science fact about black bears and their ability to count, a power previously ascribed only (... More)
VEGCAST 108 - HIP CITY VEG
30 May 2012 at 11:23pm
Vegcast 108 looks at a new Philly phenomenon, HipCityVeg, a vegan fast food restaurant that has taken off in a big way. We talk to owner Nicole Marquis about the roller coaster ride of her first month and her plans for the future of vegan fast food. There is also a track from The Dropa Stone, the first band to be sponsored by Tofurky, and a Science (... More)
VEGCAST 107 - HONEY LA BRONX
30 Apr 2012 at 11:23am
Vegcast 107 features an interview with Honey LaBronx, who will be making a Philadelphia appearance at a fundraiser for the Peace Advocacy Network. We also hear a song from Green Beings and a Science Fact about another reason the developed world will need to cut its meat and dairy consumption in half in the very near future.
VEGCAST 106 - PLANTING PEACE
30 Mar 2012 at 11:23am
Vegcast 106 features an interview with Rae Sikora and Jim Corcoran focusing on their efforts to integrate vegan outreach into daily life and their book about it, Plant Peace Daily. There is a song by Dada Veda promising No More Blood and a Science Fact about rats and their decision making. Plus, hear a clip from the Vegan Option podcast on a certain (... More)
VEGCAST 105 - DAVID STEINBERG
12 Feb 2012 at 10:23am
Vegcast 105 features an interview with comedy legend David Steinberg, on his new show Inside Comedy and his years as a vegan in Hollywood. There is a Science Fact about what makes men attractive to women and a song from Quinn Band, plus an audio op ed from Ruth Cohen on Paula Deen.
VEGCAST 104 - PROTEIN MYTH
29 Jan 2012 at 8:23am
In Vegcast 104 we talk with David Irving about the Where Do You Get Your Protein Question and the myths that have gained prominence around the eating of animal foods. There is a Science Fact about the math abilities of common pigeons and a bird related song from the band mewithoutYou.
VEGCAST 103 - HAPPY HERBIVORE
28 Nov 2011 at 8:23am
In Vegcast 103 we catch up with the ever globetrotting Lindsay Nixon, the Happy Herbivore, who recently relocated from a tropical island to the mountains of Colorado. We discuss her new Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook as well as a controversial blog post and its fallout. There is also a song from Kyle Vincent and a Science Fact about Well Done meat (... More)
VEGCAST 102 - VEDGE CAST
31 Oct 2011 at 9:23am
Vegcast 102 fills you in on everything about Vedge, the most anticipated Philadelphia restaurant of this fall, from Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Horizons, who walk us through the space and explain the menu, not least of all why they closed Horizons to start an entirely new and different vegan restaurant. There is also a tune about vegetables from (... More)
VEGCAST 101 - VEGAN PEACE
30 Sep 2011 at 9:23am
Vegcast 101 features an interview with peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who came to Philadelphia for the Canivores Anonymous show. Also in the show was Cassendre Xavier, and we hear a track from her. There is also a Science Fact about arsenic in apple juice and in chicken, taken from a new site devoted specifically to science facts.
VEGCAST 100 - CENTENARY EPISODE
4 Sep 2011 at 9:23am
In a gargantuan hour long podcast extravaganza we look at the first 99 episodes of Vegcast via clips of most interesting moments, but also including rare and exclusive alternate takes and never before heard interview segments. There is also a new tune that was performed at Summerfest, and this podcast also includes Sounds from Summerfest 2011. Truly (... More)
VEGCAST 99 - REACHING OUT
29 May 2011 at 1:23pm
Vegcast 99 features an interview with Nikki Benoit of Vegan Outreach, who discusses dealings with the police over distribution of the vegan message as well as questioning Obama on veganism. There is a song debunking vegan myths by Jonathan Mann and a quick check in with Phil E of Peace Advocacy Network at the Green Carpet Gala in Philly earlier this (... More)
VEGCAST 98 - VEGANS GOING STRONG
20 Mar 2011 at 1:23pm
Vegcast 98 features an interview with vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, who talks about the basics of vegan nutrition and fitness for bodybuilders and athletes. We hear a tune from Christina Louise Dicker and there is a Science Fact on the connection between red meat and stroke that has an interesting tidbit abut iron.
VEGCAST 97 - OUTSIDE THE BOX
27 Feb 2011 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 97 goes outside to talk about animals on their own terms with Lee Hall, the author of a book by that title. Among other topics, Lee discusses how animal rights theory needs to expand and embrace the interests of non-domesticated animals. We also hear a song from Zach, a new musical artist to Vegcast, and there is a Science Fact about new benefits (... More)
VEGCAST 96 - HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT
9 Feb 2011 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 96 is totally devoted to the CD Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat, which benefits the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. At the end of January a CD release party was held at the studio of Peter Max, who did the album cover, and we have audio from there and from afterward, with the founder (... More)
VEGCAST 95 - WHITEWASH
31 Jan 2011 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 95 looks at the problems with milk in an interview with Dr. Joseph Keon, author of Whitewash. There is a song from Quinn band, and a Science Fact about how much greenhouse gas emissions could be minimized if consumers had to pay extra for meat, dairy and eggs.
VEGCAST 94 - COLOR ME VEGAN
21 Jan 2011 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 94 features an interview with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, fellow podcaster and prolific author, among other things. We hear a music track from Amanda Rogers and an abolitionist vegan poem from the year 1000. There is also a Science Fact about dolphins and their ability to imitate while blindfolded.
VEGCAST 93 - ALL-VEGAN IN PHILLY
10 Dec 2010 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 93 is a supersized panel discussion among the owners of two new all-vegan establishments in Philadelphia, Grindcore House and Blackbird Pizzeria, both of which opened around South Philly within the past few months. The conversation focuses on the ethics and economics of running niche eateries on an all-vegan basis. There is a song by Laura Theodore, (... More)
VEGCAST 92 - THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS
15 Nov 2010 at 12:23pm
Vegcast 92 looks at Thanksgiving and tradition from several perspectives. Our featured interview is with Dr. Neal Barnard of PCRM, who discusses the trio of plant foods known as the Three Sisters and advocates for Americans basing our Thanksgiving dinners around such dishes, explaining why. We have a new song from Hymn for Her, a Science Fact about (... More)
VEGCAST 91 - GENE BAUR
25 Oct 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 91 features a conversation with Gene Baur, cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, who discusses a recent report about the effect of animal abuse imagery on public consumption trends, as well as the Adopt a Turkey campaign. There is also a song by vegan artist Joy Valencia. The Science Fact is a study showing the necessity to radically curtail meat and (... More)
VEGCAST 90 - OUR BEST FRIENDS
1 Oct 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 90 features an interview with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson about animal companions and humans, taking off from his new book, The Dog Who Couldnt Stop Loving. There is a song by the band Big Green Cherry and a Science Fact about the dangers of giving babies formula based on cows milk. Also on this podcast Vance vows to adopt the term Vegcast Radio.
VEGCAST 89 - FRESH TOFU, BEATS
17 Sep 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 89 has fresh beats and fresh tofu. First we chat with Cyrus Pirasteh about the site ohwhyohwhy.org and its namesake song, then we spin the song itself. Next up is Gary Abramowitz, who explains how to make seitan, how to cook tofu and how his Allentown biz supplies stores and eateries around our whole region, including Horizons. Then there is (... More)
VEGCAST 88 - CARNISM
28 Aug 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 88 features an interview with Dr. Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows, who talks bout her coinage of the word carnism and why we should use it. We also hear a new track from new recording artist Yvonne Smith, the Traveling Vegetarian, and a Science Fact about the latest new incredible cancer busting ingredient, watercress.
VEGCAST 87 - SOUNDS OF SUMMERFEST 2010
1 Aug 2010 at 9:23am
Sounds of Summerfest 2010 features, among other delights, a clip of music by Rebecca Barnett and quick interviews with Michael Greger, Colleen Patrick Goudreau of Vegetarian Food for Thought, Anuj Shah of Vegan World Radio and the newest inductee into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame, Caldwell Esselstyn. In addition to explaining how our health priorities (... More)
VEGCAST 86 - VEGAN COOKING MADE SIMPLE
18 Jul 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 86 features an interview with Maribeth Abrams, the author, with Anne Dinshah, of The Four Ingredient Vegan, a cookbook that will appeal to vegans such as yours truly who love trying new recipes but hate to see a huge list of ingredients to keep track of. There is also a new tune from local rockers Maggi, Pierce and EJ, and a Science Fact about (... More)
VEGCAST 85 - BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITIES
30 Jun 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 85 comprises two big trips out of town. One is to midtown Manhattan, where we report from Horizons chefs Rich and Kate making a second groundbreaking appearance at the prestigious James Beard House, and the other is to Las Vegas, where we find a veggie turkey sandwich and a local vegan expert, Chef Mayra, to explain vegan Vegas to us. We hear (... More)
VEGCAST 84 - THE T WORD
25 Jun 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 84 takes a provocative look at how US Law has been altered to crack down on animal activism by classifying much of it as terrorism. But some acts by activists seem pretty close to fitting the definition. We talk with Dara Lovitz about her book Muzzling a Movement. And we hear a cool new track from the band The Faded, which is headed by a vegan. (... More)
VEGCAST 83 - GREEN CRIMINOLOGY
13 Jun 2010 at 9:23am
In this episode we take an indepth look at a study mentioned in Vegcast 78, talking with the author, Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, about the study on rates of violent crime around slaughterhouses and her field, green criminology in general. We also hear an upbeat tune from Yvonne Smith, and there is a Science Fact about the vegetarian mind and its empathy quotient.
VEGCAST 82 - SEXUAL POLITICS
27 May 2010 at 9:23am
On Vegcast 82 we talk with Carol Adams about the 20th anniversary edition of her groundbreaking book The Sexual Politics of Meat. We spin a tune related to that subject from Nellie McKay, who wrote the foreword to the new edition of the book. There is also a Science Fact about the discovery of a beaver dam so large it can be seen from space. And Vegcast (... More)
VEGCAST 81 - BY ANY GREENS NECESSARY
30 Apr 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 81 features an interview with Tracye McQuirter, cofounder of BlackVegetarians.org and author of By Any Greens Necessary. We talk about her journey to veganism after a talk by Dick Gregory and how she delivers on the personal as political. Also there is a music track from Amanda Rogers and a Science Fact about US beef, so adulterated and contaminated (... More)
VEGCAST 80 - BECOMING RAW
31 Mar 2010 at 9:23am
For Vegcast 80 we check in with Vesanto Melina, one of the authors, with Brenda Davis, of Becoming Raw, a book sure to be the standard bearer for books on raw foods. Vesanto candidly explains the benefits and challenges of the raw lifestyle. There is a song from Philadelphia vegetarian EJ Simpson and a Science Fact about the problem of using animal (... More)
VEGCAST 79 - ANIMAL SENTIENCE
16 Mar 2010 at 9:23am
Vegcast 79 looks at animal sentience, with an in depth interview with Jonathan Balcombe, author of the book Second Nature, which comes out today. Jonathan talks about how we are heading for a paradigm shift in thinking about animal intelligence, emotion and sensation, and explains how this will likely affect our food and other choices. Then we get to (... More)
VEGCAST 78 - VEGAN IN 30 DAYS
19 Feb 2010 at 8:23am
Vegcast 78 features an interview with Sarah Taylor, author of Vegan in 30 Days, who explains how she came up with the step by step plan that guides newbies from a standard american diet into being vegan. There is also a Science Fact about the harm to humans caused by the exploitation of animals, and a song about hibernating, appropriate for us in snowbound (... More)
VEGCAST 77 - VEGAN ROCK
2 Feb 2010 at 8:23am
Vegcast 77 offers an advance look at Vegan Rock, a benefit for the Toronto Vegetarian Society organized by Ashkon Hobooti. We chat with Ashkon about the how and why, and the where and when, of Vegan Rock, and listen to a couple of tunes from the vegetarian musicians involved. Then there is a science fact about dolphins, who an increasing number of scientists (... More)
VEGCAST 76 - ABOLITIONIST APPROACH
18 Jan 2010 at 8:23am
Vegcast 76 kicks off 2010 with an extra long, in depth interview with Gary Francione, whose Abolitionist Approach web site and podcast are gaining ground worldwide. Gary discusses how an activist movement must be founded on nonviolence and how people can now get a vegan message out and connect better without depending on large organizations. There is (... More)
VEGCAST 75 - STOP HORSING AROUND
22 Dec 2009 at 8:23am
Vegcast 75 features an interview with Brandon Gittelman about the Friends of Animals campaign to end the practice of making horses cart people around center city Philadelphia. This episode also has a Vegcast exclusive premiere of Let Go by Yvonne Smith, the Traveling and Singing Vegetarian. There is also a Science Fact about soy and breast cancer, and (... More)
VEGCAST 74 - HEALTHY VOYAGER
30 Nov 2009 at 8:23am
Vegcast 74 has part one of a year end transamerica podcast extravaganza, as Carolyn Scott of Healthy Voyager talks about the holidays and her veggie travels. Watch for part two on Healthy Voyager radio in January. There is also music by Will Tuttle and a Science Fact about the envrionmental damage of grazing on U.S. public lands.
VEGCAST 73 - CHENOA MANOR ANIMAL SANCTUARY
9 Nov 2009 at 8:23am
Vegcast 73 features a visit to Chenoa Manor Animal Sanctuary, where we talk to founder Rob Teti and others about how the farm works to make a difference in the lives of both animals and people. Then we review Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Next there is a tune from local band Hymn for Her, and finally a Science Fact about the underestimated (... More)
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