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Vegan Freak Radio

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We're vegan, we're freaky, and we have a podcast. The Vegan Freaks come at you with advice on going vegan, being vegan, and staying vegan, as well as thoughts on animal liberation, animal rights, and getting along with the rest of the world.

The feed is no longer available on feedburner but an archive of it can be found at:

Because their site was the source for the mp3 files, the links in the feed do not work and itunes also will not be able to download episodes. Someone uploaded the last 22 episodes to YouTube here .

If you have other episodes, please contact me!

VFR has been on a hiatus since mid 2009, which increasingly appears may be permanent but perhaps someday Bob and Jenna will return or even a 'Hello World' would be a welcomed tweet. Without any notice or explanation, in mid 2009 they stopped podcasting, tweeting, and facebooking and updating their vegan freak websites. The Internet dissapearance occured right before they put out the 2nd edition of their Vegan Freak book. They continued to renew their hosting and domains for the next couple years, but then the site went down mid Oct 2011 and in 2012 they let veganfreak.com expire which is now owned by a domain speculator. Veganfreakradio.com and their Tofu Hound domains were renewed for another year in Jan 2012 and is still registered to Bob.

What's so confusing to many is that they didn't fizzle out or announce the leave, rather, abruptly they walked away from a loyal and active fan base which surely would have only grown with the trending rise in veganism. So what happened to the Vegan Freaks? Were they euthanized by Peta? Wacked by the meat industry? Or did they reach level 10 veganism and teleport to planet Vega? Well, in addition to them renewing their domains and hosting, some proof of life is Bob's bobtorres.posterous.com page which has some photo posts, last one from March 2011. Some have suggested maybe they broke up after the move to Philly, but the #1 search result for Bob Torres is his website, BobTorres.net (still online as of June 2012), with a photo of him and Jenna. I would think that he'd take that down if they'd split, but who knows...

My best guess is they simply got sick of running the Vegan Freak and Tofu Hound Press endevours. In one episode they broke down just how much work and energy goes into podcasting and running the sites. In another episode they said they would eventually stop podcasting someday and possibly even activism as well but would never stop being vegan. They had been taking an increasing number of haituses, recently moved and changed jobs, and probably just started a new chapter in their life with little interest in maintaining their online presence. The time and effort obviously did not come easy after the move and it likely wasn't bringing in a ton of money. Like for so many passion projects, abandoning them completely becomes the default when those persuing them are no longer in a position to give it their full energy and time. Having kept the sites online for a time, likely paying hosting costs, it seemed they had plans to return at some point and who knows may still? Hopefully they will resurface in the future!

It's a shame the episodes are no longer available, please Bob and Jenna, if you're out there, email me and I'll happily host the mp3 files and a feed.

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  • @VeganVita yes, yes, yes... But it is done, and will soon be making people grumpy because we are "too mean." ;) 922 days 8 hrs ago
  • At Johnny Brenda's waiting for the Big Pink to come on. Gigantic synths being set up. @pleather looks h4wt!!!11 I'm goin commando. 922 days 8 hrs ago
  • Vegan Freak V2 is on its way from the printer's to fine (and not-so-fine) book retailers everywhere. More details soon. A new show soon? 922 days 8 hrs ago
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  • Forums are back. Sorry for the down time. 1014 days 23 hrs ago
  • District 9 is worth seeing. It shows how the powerful comes to understand the powerless. 1035 days 19 hrs ago
  • Forums are down because our network connection at the datacenter is down. Should be back soon. 1046 days 8 hrs ago
  • @misa_v that sounds totally h4wt!!!11 Maybe we could do one for the forums, too. 1046 days 19 hrs ago
  • @snowboardbunny glad we could be of use! ;) 1046 days 19 hrs ago
  • @misa_v My lifestyle is totally nu-jazz, so back the fuck off. I'm all spas and mani-pedis and $12 bruschetta and shit. 1046 days 19 hrs ago
  • @misa_v I need dumb clients with deep pockets. The non-standard UI is frustrating. And 99% of it can be done in straight up HTML/CSS/Java. 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @steadierfooting I hear you. It is especially bad when you want to check a restaurant's menu when you're out, and it is all flash. GAH! FAIL 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @misa_v And like I feel like sitting here to some poorly encoded, fuzzy nu-jazz shit on endless loop... Oh and the font! It never ends! 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @misa_v Restaurants, hair salons, and photographers tend to be the worst offenders. How do designers convince people this is good? 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @misa_v Actually, I'm looking at the site for Horizons, which is worse, if that's possible: http://www.horizonsphiladelphia.com/ 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @misa_v No, but sweet jesus, that is an offense to all that is good and holy. How many clicks does it take to get to the info you want? 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • And auto-play music on a website makes me even more stabby..... 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • People who deploy entirely flash-driven websites should be punched repeatedly in their nether regions. 1046 days 20 hrs ago
  • @DJMcBastard Sorry to read about the theft, Kye. I have no idea what to say, except that it is fucking awful. Hang in there. 1046 days 23 hrs ago
  • @milanoe ...and I agree, it is a hard situation to justify. But in truth, I do for them what they need to live, as they are family. 1047 days 11 hrs ago
  • @milanoe Thanks. To be frank, your entry is confused on a lot of levels, though. I know the issues, and have thought about them extensively 1047 days 11 hrs ago
  • @misa_v I'm the same way. I can't feel bad for doing the right thing for the animals to whom I've made the commitment of care. 1047 days 11 hrs ago
  • @emeldaortiz I think that makes a lot of sense for many reasons. Please do share. BTW, don't know if I said it, but I liked meeting you two! 1047 days 11 hrs ago
  • @snowboardbunny That is precisely how I feel. We made that commitment, and like you, we take it very seriously. 1047 days 19 hrs ago
  • @misa_v I figured you might ;) Seriously, though, I know you discovered a lot of this the hard way. 1047 days 19 hrs ago
  • @steadierfooting I'm at the point now where I just avoid them, because nothing comes of it. 1047 days 19 hrs ago
  • @steadierfooting The arguments can get intense fast, and I've not seen anything that meets the level of proof that I'd need to do it to ours 1047 days 19 hrs ago
  • Obviously, I wish it were otherwise, but they are carnivores, and I've seen no convincing evidence that it works. I won't risk their health. 1047 days 19 hrs ago
  • We are not convinced - despite the anecdotal evidence many of you have - that it is something that can be done healthfully. 1047 days 19 hrs ago
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  • Didn't realize yesterday that @megsfulton was on Twitter. She and her partner were the fosters for our cute little guys. Big thanks to them! 1047 days 19 hrs ago

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