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The Bearded Vegans

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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.

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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.

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288 Ratings
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An Amazing Vegan Show

By Ceaser's cat - Nov 14 2019
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This show highlights many issues and topics in the vegan community. You should give this podcast a listen in you are a vegan or not. If you’re a vegan, give it a listen to stay up-to-date on the vegan community. I love it so far!

A (vegan) show about nothing...

By Kylegr84 - Nov 05 2019
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Andy: What did you do today? Producer: Got up, brushed my teeth, ate some vegan food, got dressed and came to work... A: That’s a show. Producer: That’s a show? A: Yep. That would be a show. Paul (jumping in): Well not that exactly... A (excitedly): YES! Just that! It’s a vegan show about NOTHING! Paul: Calm down, Andy. We have some room to negotiate here. Producer: Why would I listen to that? A: BECAUSE IT’S A VEGAN PODCAST! Producer: Not yet, it’s not. Paul: 🤦‍♂️

iTunes Ratings

288 Ratings
Average Ratings
263
7
6
4
8

An Amazing Vegan Show

By Ceaser's cat - Nov 14 2019
Read more
This show highlights many issues and topics in the vegan community. You should give this podcast a listen in you are a vegan or not. If you’re a vegan, give it a listen to stay up-to-date on the vegan community. I love it so far!

A (vegan) show about nothing...

By Kylegr84 - Nov 05 2019
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Andy: What did you do today? Producer: Got up, brushed my teeth, ate some vegan food, got dressed and came to work... A: That’s a show. Producer: That’s a show? A: Yep. That would be a show. Paul (jumping in): Well not that exactly... A (excitedly): YES! Just that! It’s a vegan show about NOTHING! Paul: Calm down, Andy. We have some room to negotiate here. Producer: Why would I listen to that? A: BECAUSE IT’S A VEGAN PODCAST! Producer: Not yet, it’s not. Paul: 🤦‍♂️
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The Bearded Vegans

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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.

Political Prisoner Support w/ Project FANG – Ep 207

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In this week’s mini episode The Bearded Vegans bring you an interview with andrew from Project FANG, a group working to bridge an often ignored aspect of political prisoner support, making it possible for prisoners to receive visits from their loved ones. They’ll talk about what exactly is a political prisoner, why it is crucial to support them, the necessity of including prisoners in the process, and where can someone start when they feel intimidated by the prospect of writing that first letter. 

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

Support Project FANG by donating HERE.

or send check/money orders to:

Project FANG c/o NYC ABC
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Nov 20 2019

37mins

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Why Is This News? Ep 206

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After pouring over dozens and dozens of the latest offerings from the most high profile vegan news sources, Paul and Andy found themselves pausing to ask “why is this news?” From articles that seem to try and create something out of absolutely nothing, to those that potentially promote corporations and institutions that run directly counter to the idea of collective liberation, they turn their lens towards some of the most lauded news sites and ponder what the point of it all is. Do we need these news stories? And ultimately ask, is it irresponsible to report on or share these types of stories? 

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

The links:

Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, Is Banned(New York Times)

Macy’s bans fur sales in move celebrated by animal rights activists(ABC News)

Walmart Discontinuing Sale of Pet Fish (Pet Business)

The World’s Strongest Man ‘Willing’ To Give Plant-Based Diet A Chance(Plant Based News)

Professional Basketball Player Javier Mojica ‘Might’ Go Plant-Based After Watching ‘The Game Changers’ (Plant Based News)

NEW TOOL HELPS SHOPPERS BUY CRUELTY-FREE PRODUCTS ON AMAZON(VegNews)

POLICE BUY 100S OF VEGAN MEALS FOR CLIMATE PROTESTORS(Live Kindly)

Pamela Anderson Urges Justin Trudeau To Serve Vegan Meals In Canadian Prisons(Plant Based News)

Five Reasons Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Not Receive a Presidential Pardon(ACLU)

THE U.S. AIR FORCE IS NOW SERVING BEYOND BURGERS(Live Kindly)

Nov 13 2019

1hr 29mins

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Overcoming Apathy – Ep 205

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In this week’s mini episode, Paul and Andy respond to a listener question wondering how can we overcome apathy in those who agree that animals should not be exploited but just don’t care enough to actually make any changes that would align their actions with that belief? Additionally, they’ll discuss what it truly means to “care” and whether or not we should spend out time trying to convince others to care. 

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

Don’t forget, we will double your donation to Chilis On Wheels. Just email us a screenshot of your donation receipt. 

Nov 06 2019

41mins

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Calling The Cops On Non-Vegans: A News Roundup – Ep 204

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This week The Bearded Vegans bring you a news round up, where they’ll discuss a variety of news stories that have caught their interest over the past few weeks. Starting with the struggle to save nine lambs from slaughter at Antioch College, moving on to the curious case of a vegan who was tricked into eating animal flesh and responded by calling the cops. They end with a lengthy discussion of an upcoming UK TV show, Meat The Family, in which “unrepentant carnivores” will be forced to bond with a farmed animal for three weeks and then choose between killing and eating the animal or going vegetarian. Lots to chew on in this one!

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

The Food:

Plan V (Chattanooga, TN) – https://planvchatt.com

The Links:

Antioch College Says You Can Save Its Condemned Sheep for $1 Million—but It’ll Just Buy More for Slaughter(The Daily Beast)

Vegan Says She Called the Cops After Friends Tricked Her Into Eating Chicken Nuggets (Thrillist)

Meat the Family: new reality TV show challenges carnivores to eat their ‘pets’(The Guardian) 

Oct 30 2019

1hr 23mins

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Should We Make A Big Deal About Our Veganniversary? Ep 203

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In this week’s mini episode Paul and Andy discuss the California Fur Ban and the respond to a listener question asking whether we should make a big deal about our veganniversary. Is such an occasion a time to brag or boast, a time to make educational posts, or should we consider our number of years vegan to be of little importance? Does celebrating veg anniversaries put too much attention on vegans and not enough on the victims? They’ll do their best to dig in!

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

The Links:

California becomes the first state to ban fur products(CNN)

Oct 23 2019

31mins

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Is Dog Training Unethical? Ep 202

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This week we respond to a listener wondering if it’s possible to be a dog trainer and a Good Vegan at the same time. While some amount of training maybe beneficial for a dog’s safety, where is the line drawn between keeping a dog safe and doing things that are purely for human benefit. And ultimately, even if some training is for the dog’s benefit, is it ultimately unethical to force another sentient being to conform to human societal standards when we’re the ones who created the problem in the first place? Get ready for tangent city, as this is a much more complicated issue than we first anticipated!

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

The Food:

Belmont Fermentorium at the Hard Times Brewery(Portland, OR)

Milo The Meetinghouse(Philadelphia, PA)

The Links:

Vegan activists face court after shutting down Melbourne streets for animal rights protest(ABC)

Oct 16 2019

1hr 21mins

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Taking Care Of Ourselves While Keep The Focus On The Animals : Live At Halifax Vegfest – Ep 201

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Paul and Andy are so pleased to bring you their recent episode recorded live at the Halifax Vegfest. They take the opportunity to respond to a few listener emails, including an activist who is feeling burnt out but doesn’t want to stop doing their activism and wonders if there is a way to engage in self care that doesn’t require taking time off from activism. Then they discuss the ethics of sanctuaries using the wool from their residents to make clothes for human use. After that, they turn the mic over to the audience to answer a variety of questions, comments and concerns.

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

Huge thank you to Halifax Vegfest for having us!

Oct 09 2019

53mins

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THE BIG 200!!! A Dissection Of All Things Podcast – Ep 200

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We made it to episode 200 and we are taking the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going by answering listener questions related to all things podcast. We’ll discuss the creative process, podcast pet peeves, what we would have done differently if we had a chance to start over, the hows and whys of the podcast’s evolution from day one and much much more!

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

THE LINKS:

Donate to Chilis On Wheels, send us the receipt, and we will double your donation.

Other episodes mentioned in the podcast:

BONUS: How To Start A Podcast

BONUS: Paul Interviews Andy(available free until Nov 1st)

BONUS: Andy Interviews Paul (available free until Nov 1st)

Oct 02 2019

2hr 3mins

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The Game Changers Film Review – Ep 199

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This week Paul and Andy are finally reviewing the long awaited and much hyped plant based performance documentary, The Game Changers. Directed by Louis Psihoyos (The Cove, Racing Extinction), produced by Jim Cameron (Acclaimed Filmmaker) and starring huge name like Arnold Shwartzenneger (Actor / Producer / Author / Politician) among many other groundbreaking plant based athletes, they’ll dig in to see if it lives up to the hype and if this is the vegan documentary we’ve all been looking for.

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

The Game Changers was available in theaters for one night only on Sept 16th and is slated for digital release on Oct 1st. 

Sep 25 2019

1hr 20mins

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Will Plant Based Fast Food Options Hurt Local Vegan Businesses? Ep 198

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It seems like Paul and Andy can barely keep up with all of the major fast food chains that are adding significant plant based options to their menus. Will the proliferation of these options mean doom for local vegan businesses or will the increased availability of plant based options help usher in a new wave of plant-curious consumers that will eventually explore more local fare? Is there anything inherently more ethical about supporting local businesses? Does a more-just world even have fast food? Is the promotional boost from vegans saving a dying industry responsible for so much death and exploitation? All that plus an extensive news section that, for the first time in a long time, includes plenty of positive headlines.

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

Find a full transcript for the episode here!

The Links:

California becomes first state to ban fur trapping after Gov. Newsom signs law(LA Times)

Rooster ‘Was Just Being Himself’: Court Rules He Can Keep Crowing(NY Times)

EPA Administrator Wheeler Signs Memo to Reduce Animal Testing, Awards $4.25 Million to Advance Research on Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EPA)

Mississippi Meat Labeling Law Backs Down. (MS.Gov)

Mississippi Backtracks on Banning the Term ‘Meat’ from Plant-Based Products(Food And Wine)

Cost To Eat At Every Major Fast Food Chain (Business Insider)

Full-Service Restaurants are Losing to Fast Food (Food News Feed)

Fast Food, Hailed as Cheap and Speedy, Isn’t Such a Steal Today(Bloomberg)

Americans Are Cooking More Meals at Home, Eating Out Less (Food Network)

Burger King’s bet on faux meat is paying off as the Impossible Whopper convinces customers to spend more and buy more beef Whoppers (Business Insider)

Burger King Earnings Up Nearly 30% Since Impossible Whopper Launch(Live Kindly)

Interview with Jose Cil(Food Business News)

The Ave Market statement(Facebook)

Sep 18 2019

2hr 2mins

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