Cover image of The Bearded Vegans
(316)
Society & Culture
Health & Fitness

The Bearded Vegans

Updated about 1 month ago

Society & Culture
Health & Fitness
Read more

The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.

Read more

The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
289
8
6
4
9

First time listener

By arakly - Feb 29 2020
Read more
I really like what you say in this podcast. Your conversation and reasoning is sound. A lot of the things you discussed makes sense.

I love the beardos

By Akire W - Feb 28 2020
Read more
I love listening to y’all everyday! Not only are you all very insightful, but very amusing as well.

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
289
8
6
4
9

First time listener

By arakly - Feb 29 2020
Read more
I really like what you say in this podcast. Your conversation and reasoning is sound. A lot of the things you discussed makes sense.

I love the beardos

By Akire W - Feb 28 2020
Read more
I love listening to y’all everyday! Not only are you all very insightful, but very amusing as well.
Cover image of The Bearded Vegans

The Bearded Vegans

Latest release on Jul 08, 2020

All 100 episodes from oldest to newest

Is A Shame-Based Toxic Culture Turning Vegans Plant Based? – Ep 236

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we bring you a very classic TBV episode, both in terms of form and content. We bring back What We’ve Been Eating to talk about to briefly mention some cookbooks, recipes, and new store bought items that have been getting us through these trying times. Then we talk about Woke Ben & Jerry’s, who were recently successful in getting their Happy Cow lawsuit dismissed. Was this a victory for animals? Should we be championing B&J for all their pro-social justice advocacy lately? We conclude by dissecting an article written by someone who spent five years as a vegan but ultimately decided to switch to the term plant based (which in their view, includes some dairy) after wallowing in toxic vegan groups that thrived on shaming non-vegans. This leads us down a path bringing up a number of topics including how to be sensitive to those with eating disorders. Using the struggles of marginalized groups as scapegoats to justify animal abuse. Why some vegans feel like they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, and so so so much more! We thought this would be a standard discussion about labels, but it churned up some much more fruitful territory. Enjoy!

You can always reach us by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

The Food:

Vegan Baking For Beginners, by JL Fields

Vegan Hamburger Helper by Sweet Simple Vegan

Gardein Canned Soups found at V Marks The Shop

The Links:

Judge dismisses ‘happy cow’ suit against Ben & Jerry’s (Boston.com)

Why I No Longer Call Myself ‘Vegan’ Even Though I Still Eat Plant-Based (StudyBreaks.com)

Episodes referenced:

Ex-Vegans Part 1: Reacting To Celebrity Ex-Vegans – Ep 172

Understanding Road Blocks On A Vegan Journey w/ Jaime K – Ep 173

Ex-Vegans Part 2: When Health Fails – Episode 174

How To Not Be A Dick To Someone With An Eating Disorder (Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! Ep 73)

Is Veganism An Eating Disorder (Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack! Ep 26)

Jul 08 2020

1hr 59mins

Play

Do Survivalist Reality Shows Actually Make A Great Case For Veganism? Ep 235

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week’s mini episode we ask if survivalist reality shows are secretly making a case for veganism. The discussion is framed by taking a closer look at the History Channel hit, Alone. The show finds 10 contestants dropped off in remote wilderness with only the clothes on their backs plus 10 items of their choosing and then asked to survive as long as possible. The last survivalist to tap out receives a $500,000 grand prize. While the show appears, on it’s surface, to be decidedly #notvegan, as contestants find themselves consuming fish, crabs, and small birds. However, is it possible that a show designed to champion human resilience actually shreds the illusion of human supremacy? 

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

Seasons 3-7 of Alone are available on Hulu

Jul 01 2020

51mins

Play

Catapulting Squirrels: Does Harm Define Abuse? Ep 234

Podcast cover
Read more

About a month ago we recorded this video but we held onto it in favor of releasing some more timely material. As we continue to work on some more ambitious projects, we’ve decided to release this mini episode, with an additional introduction discussing COVID and the recent protests, as well as some further relfection at the end of the episode. With that said, this week we discuss Mark Rober’s recent viral video: Building The Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder in which he constructs an eight part obstacle course that most questionably contains a catapult designed to launch squirrels right before the final reward. In the video, Mark details the efforts he has made to ensure no harm comes to the squirrels. Despite the fact that we’ve seen many vegans sharing this video without comment, something didn’t sit quite right with Andy and so we wanted to pick apart this idea that abuse and exploitation is only defined by physical harm. Is this video all just harmless fun, or is it the tip of the iceberg of something more sinister?

Transcript of the original episode HERE.

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

The Links:

Feeding Bill Gates A Fake Burger To Save The World  (YouTube)

Jun 24 2020

1hr 13mins

Play

Exploring The 7 Points Of Allyship For The White Vegan Community In Defense Of Black Lives w/ Omowale Adewale – Ep 233

Podcast cover
Read more

This week, we bring you an interview with Omowale Adewale to discuss the 7 Points Of Allyship For The White Vegan Community In Defense Of Black Lives. This pledge is designed to organize white vegans to take tangible action to support black lives during a time when performative allyship is at an all time high. Omowale discusses each point individually  and expands on their meaning, as well as explaining just why he felt it was necessary to put this together in the first place. 

A full transcript of the episode is available at http://bit.ly/TBVEp233Transcript.

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

Actions To Take:

Support Omowale Adewale on Patreon.

Take the allyship pledge at BlackVegfest.org

Donate To (and then share) The 7 Points Of Allyship on GoFundMe – Send us the screenshot of your donation and we will double donations up to $100 total.

Social Media: FacebookTwitter Instagram 

Jun 17 2020

1hr 21mins

Play

Media Literacy – Ep 232

Podcast cover
Read more

No elaborate title this week, we simply want to talk about the importance of media literacy during a time when news and other information is flying by our timelines at a record pace. We’ll discuss the tactics we use to determine the validity, truthfulness, and intent of the news articles that we have turned into various episodes of the show. Then we’ll turn that lens on one specific article that set of alarm bells when we first read the title. 

A full transcript of the episode is available at https://bit.ly/TBVEp232Transcript.

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

The Links:

Ding Ding! The Most Racist Member of Congress Just Got Beat.(Mother Jones)

How to Fight Lies, Tricks, and Chaos Online (The Verge)

We’re Keeping A Running List Of Hoaxes And Misleading Posts About The Nationwide Police Brutality Protests (Buzzfeed)

George Floyd protests: Misleading footage and conspiracy theories spread online(BBC)

George Floyd Protests: Rumor Roundup (Snopes)

US Reports over 21,000 new cases amid mass protests(ABC News)

Jun 10 2020

1hr 34mins

Play

On Solidarity & Hypocrisy Memes – Ep 231

Podcast cover
Read more

We had originally recorded an episode about something that started to feel more and more frivolous as the uprising sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery developed. So we jumped on the mic for a last minute episode to address a meme going around that features a protestor holding a severed pig’s head. The resulting online discourse was messy, to say the least. We’ll ask what is the purpose of this meme, who is the intended audience, and ultimately why we feel it is incredibly shortsighted and misguided. The conversation then evolves into addressing the latest trend of memes attempting to expose the hypocrisy of others. We’ll talk about what we think is lost in the quest for dunks. 

A transcript of this episode can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVep231Transcript

You can always reach the Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com 

Jun 02 2020

1hr 4mins

Play

Mailbag From The Black Lagoon – Ep 230

Podcast cover
Read more

Today Paul and Andy open up the mailbag and do their best to respond to listener questions, comments and concerns. Topics run the gamut from why vegan burgers have become so mainstream while vegan cheese seems to be left in the dust, to if and how vegans should use the global pandemic to advocate for animals. They close out with a series of questions regarding knowing when to pick your battles: policing language, sticking up for veganism in nonvegan activist spaces, and people who say their body requires animal flesh. This week’s episode was extra special as it was recorded with a live audience over IG Live, which enabled Paul and Andy to interact a bit with listeners as the show went on.

A full transcript can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVEp230Transcript

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

DONATE TO CHILIS ON WHEELS and their pandemic relief efforts and we will double your donation, up to $400. Just send us a screenshot of your receipt. 

The links:

Cheese vs. Meat – Which Carbon Footprint Is Higher? (Climate Foot Notes)

May 27 2020

1hr 37mins

Play

Is Canada Goose Switching To Recycled Fur A Win For Animals? Ep 229

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week’s episode, Paul and Andy do some follow up regarding vegans promoting COVID conspiracies, especially related to sharing the “Plandemic” video. Then they hit up some Tiger King updates. As people flock to the grand re-opening of Joe Exotic’s zoo, the filmmakers rush to clarify the intent of their series. Finally, Paul and Andy break down the announcement that Canada Goose will be moving to entirely recycled/upcycled fur by 2022. They’ll discuss the ins and outs of such a decision and whether or not activists should view it as a victory. More interestingly, they look into the Canada Goose sustainability report in which CG made the announcement and try to figure out if they actually have any intention of following through and how the hell would they actually be able to pull off such a massive endeavor. 

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

The Links:

‘Tiger King’ Fans Crowd Joe Exotic’s Zoo Reopening After Coronavirus Shutdown (Variety)

More ‘Tiger King’ Content Is on the Way, Without Joe Exotic(Hypebeast)

Canada Goose Will Stop Buying Fur — Sort Of(New York Times)

Canada Goose Sustainability Report (Canada Goose)

May 20 2020

1hr 1min

Play

Are Vegans More Susceptible To COVID Conspiracies? Ep 228

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we kick things off by discussing our feelings on the recent spate of Re-Open protests. What do they reveal about those who engage in them, are they productive, and is their rage justified? Then we ask the question, are vegans more susceptible  to COVID conspiracy theories? As we’ve seen a rise in vegans, from ethical activists to plant based doctors, embracing a slew of alternate explanations for current world events, we began to wonder if this was happening at a higher rate with vegans. Is there something about our general worldview that primes us to be more open to these theories than the general public? 

A transcript of the episode is available at https://bit.ly/TBVEp228Transcript

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

The Links:

How an “Old Hippie” Got Accused of Astroturfing the Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy (Mother Jones)

Who’s Behind the ‘Reopen’ Protests? (New York Times)

The Psychology Of Conspiracy Theories (American Psychological Association)

Conspiracy Theory Handbook (Climate Change Communication)

May 13 2020

1hr 46mins

Play

Running For Good: Film Review – Ep 227

Podcast cover
Read more

In this week’s mini episode we finally review Running For Good, a documentary that was released in 2017 but we haven’t stopped getting requests since. A relatively straightforward tale about Fiona Oakes attempting to complete Marathon Des Sables, a 251 km ultramarathon, in an effort to bring attention to the plight of animals. As we watched, we were a bit confused by how many people recommended to us, as it initially appears to be relatively light on vegan advocacy, but as we got into the discussion we were surprised to find how many questions it raises in terms of effective activism. Ultimately we felt this review was a very fruitful conversation.

Running For Good is available on all VOD platforms.

A transcription of this episode can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVEp227Transcript

You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com 

May 06 2020

51mins

Play
Loading