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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nathan Runkle. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nathan Runkle, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nathan Runkle. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nathan Runkle, often where they are interviewed.

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An animal activist at 15, Nathan Runkle grows up to found Mercy For Animals. Also, Kushner, money and a BIZ

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At 15, Nathan Runkle became an animal activist …But what he built with that activism is Mercy For Animals, one of the leading animal rights organization that exposes and fights the brutal and inhumane conditions in factory farms and animal agriculture. You can find out more information at mercyforanimals.org

His story is chronicled in the book Mercy For Animals: One Man’s Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals.

Nathan Runkle joins Mark Thompson and sitting in are comedians Laura House @imlaurahouse and J. Elvis Weinstein @jelvisweinstein

The show starts with Mark and some thoughts on Jared Kushner and selling access from the White House inner circle. (00-:05)

Then Michael Shure joins and discusses the NRA and why this national gun conversation is potentially different from others (:05-:22)

Finally, Nathan joins for the rest of the show (:22-1:13)

You can contact the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com
Mar 02 2018 · 1hr 13mins
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An Animal Activist at 15, Nathan Runkle Grows Up to Found Mercy For Animals.. Also, Kushner, Money, Guns and a Bizarre Race for U.S. Senate

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At 15, Nathan Runkle became an animal activist ...But what he built with that activism is Mercy For Animals, one of the leading animal rights organization that exposes and fights the brutal and inhumane conditions in factory farms and animal agriculture.  You can find out more information at mercyforanimals.org

His story is chronicled in the book Mercy For Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals.

Nathan Runkle joins Mark Thompson and sitting in are comedians Laura House @imlaurahouse and J. Elvis Weinstein @jelvisweinstein 

The show starts with Mark and some thoughts on Jared Kushner and selling access from the White House inner circle. (00-:05)

Then Michael Shure joins and discusses the NRA and why this national gun conversation is potentially different from others (:05-:22)

Finally, Nathan joins for the rest of the show (:22-1:13)

You can contact the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

Mar 02 2018 · 1hr 13mins

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An Animal Activist at 15, Nathan Runkle Grows Up to Found Mercy For Animals.. Also, Kushner, Money, Guns and a Bizarre Race for U.S. Senate

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At 15, Nathan Runkle became an animal activist ...But what he built with that activism is Mercy For Animals, one of the leading animal rights organization that exposes and fights the brutal and inhumane conditions in factory farms and animal agriculture.  You can find out more information at mercyforanimals.org His story is chronicled in the book Mercy For Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals. Nathan Runkle joins Mark Thompson and sitting in are comedians Laura House @imlaurahouse and J. Elvis Weinstein @jelvisweinstein  The show starts with Mark and some thoughts on Jared Kushner and selling access from the White House inner circle. (00-:05) Then Michael Shure joins and discusses the NRA and why this national gun conversation is potentially different from others (:05-:22) Finally, Nathan joins for the rest of the show (:22-1:13) You can contact the show at edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com
Mar 02 2018 · 1hr 13mins
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Nathan Runkle Has Mercy for Animals — The Power of Compassion To Make A Difference

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“It’s not just about being against cruelty. It’s about being for compassion.”

 Nathan Runkle


Reared on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan Runkle's connection with farm animals runs deep. So deep, he always knew his life would center around the protection and care of these sentient beings.

After a local farmed animal abuse case involving a piglet slammed headfirst into a concrete floor during an agriculture project at a nearby high school, Nathan founded Mercy For Animals to give “food” animals a much-needed advocate in his local community.

He was just 15 years old.

Today, Nathan is the very person he was always meant to be: a world renown animal rights advocate; a nationally recognized speaker; and the man who has tactfully shepherded Mercy For Animals from that high school project into a leading international force in the prevention of cruelty to farmed animals and the promotion of compassionate food choices and policies.

Named one of the country’s “Top 20 Activists Under 30 Years Old” and the youngest person ever inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame (he was 25), Nathan has been featured in hundreds of prominent media outlets and has spent decades working alongside elected officials, corporate executives, heads of international organizations, academics, farmers, celebrities, and film producers to pass landmark legislation and implement animal welfare policy changes.

Nathan is also the author of the new and aptly titled, Mercy For Animals*. A fascinating call-to-action memoir, the book chronicles Nathan’s personal story from grassroots activist to global animal rights leader while elucidating the history and current state of U.S. factory farming and animal welfare; the environmental and human health implications of food policy; and the compassionate future he envisions.

Today I go deep with someone who always knew exactly who he wanted to be and what he wanted to do with his life.

We dig into Nathan's early interest in animal welfare, the founding of MFA in his teens and the undercover work that followed. We discuss the current state and implications of factory farming on animal, human and planetary health. And we review the regulatory landscape that governs our food systems and the implications of the clean meat movement on the future of food.

But ultimately, this is a conversation about being who you are. It's about turning compassion into action. It's about the ethical and environmental implications of our daily food choices. And it's about the power we all hold to create change and forge a more compassionate and sustainable world for generations to come.

For the visually inclined, the video version of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.

Peace + Plants,



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Dec 18 2017 · 1hr 46mins

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Ep 3: Mercy for Animals with Nathan Runkle

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In this special interview episode with Nathan Runkle, in honour of his new book, Tylor and Evy sit down with the game-changing Mercy For Animals founder to discuss his journey starting the charity at the age of 15, and charting the victories of his team of undercover investigators in their fight for the rights of farm animals. Nathan also shares stories from his life growing up on a farm in rural Ohio and how being a gay teen in a conservative environment strengthened his conviction for his mission. Also on this episode…

  • Nathan has a book out! 
  • Are children raised around animals more likely to be vegan?
  • Caesar the rat, the original muse of MFA
  • ‘We learn from our parents and then our parents learn from us’.
  • Growing up vegan in a long line of farmers.
  • ‘Best book I’ve ever read’ - Nathan’s Grandma
  • Hunting to survive vs. hunting as a hobby.
  • Nathan gives advice on how to go vegan without alienating your longsuffering familty: ‘Progress over Perfection’.
  • How MFA was born
  • The reality of being an undercover investigator for MFA
  • The balance between animal welfare and animal rights.
  • ‘I would not be able to sleep at night if I weren’t doing something for the animals that are right here, right now’ (Nathan’s thoughts on working for better animal welfare practices.)
  • How figure skating almost stole Nathan away from the animal rights community!
  • Do activists have time for fun?
  • Is online activism ‘slacktivism’ or does it really help?
  • Nathan shares a story about being beaten up because of his sexuality and how the experience of physical pain deepened his empathy for the plight of animals.
  • Tips on being a ‘joyful vegan’.
  • MFA's new website about plant-based eating The Green Plate

Links

Mercy for Animals Website

Nathan's Twitter: @NathanRunkle

Twitter: @mercyforanimals

Instagram: @mercyforanimals

Facebook: @mercyforanimals

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Nov 22 2017 · 1hr 10mins
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Ordinary Vegan Podcast #27: An Interview with Nathan Runkle, Founder of Mercy For Animals

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Nathan Runkle is an American animal rights advocate. At the ripe old age of fifteen he founded Mercy For Animals

Reared on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan has a deep connection with farmed animals. His advocacy and his organization is responsible for sparing 22 million animals from cages and mutilation, thanks to corporate policy victories. His organization is also responsible for freeing 31 million animals from cages annually, thanks to new laws promoted by Mercy For Animals. 

Nathan believes that a world in which all animals are treated with kindness and compassion is coming into view. 

Today, we listen to this man’s inspiring story and get his opinion on everything from lab-grown meat to how we can all help animals from inhumane treatment.  

Nathan just released a new book called “Mercy For Animals: One Man’s Quest To Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals.”

You can purchase Nathan's book here on Amazon.

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Nov 14 2017 · 36mins
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11/2/17 - Nathan Runkle

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It is an absolute gift to see incredible leaders grow, develop, and create change across the globe. Such is the case with this week’s guest.

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Nov 02 2017 ·
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Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy for Animals, joins us on episode 20

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In episode 20 we interviewed Lisa's old pal, big time animal rights advocate and founder of Mercy for Animals, Nathan Runkle. We had the pleasure discussing Nathan’s new book. It takes hard look into the world of factory farming. Mercy for animals sends devoted animal advocates undercover into animal agriculture operations to film and expose the injustices animals face. In our interview we discuss the under cover investigations, the sucess Mercy for Animals has had changing policy and practices, and how to sustain a vegan lifestyle.  We conclude with a discussion on lab meat and how it will revolutionize the agricultural world. Nathan was an inspiring guest and we hope you enjoy this episode. Please help us share it with the world and most importantly read his book! It’s worth it. Mercy For Animals -One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals

Sep 28 2017 · 59mins
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Vegan Richa + Mercy for Animals' Nathan Runkle

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Mercy for Animals' founder (at age 15!) Nathan Runkle talks about his new book, Mercy for Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion, after we explore flavor and food with Vegan Richa and her new cookbook, Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen.
Sep 21 2017 · 58mins
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#077 Nathan Runkle of Mercy For Animals on How Science Class Changed His Life & Living Your Values

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When someone has a life changing experience at a young age, as Nathan Runkle did, it can change the course of your whole life. Nathan was slated to be a 5th generation farmer in rural Ohio before witnessing pig slaughter in his science classroom. From that day on he has been fighting norms and working to bring awareness to animal agriculture.

Hear Nathan in his words today on the podcast as he tells his story of childhood enlightenment, living your values, and his connection to some of the best animal alternatives on the market today.

Find Nathan Runkle:
http://www.mercyforanimals.org/ https://www.instagram.com/mercyforanimals/

Mentioned on the Show:
➜ Mercy For Animals the Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399574050/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=livep0f-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0399574050&linkId=75cd3baa49705209236786642abfa12d
➜The Good Food Institute: http://www.gfi.org/
➜New Crop Capital: http://www.newcropcapital.com/

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