The Vegan Pod

The UK's oldest vegan charity, The Vegan Society, discussing topical issues from the vegan realm.

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Monday Nov 21, 2022

In celebration of World Vegan Month, our latest episode of the Pod is exploring how veganism has grown and how it is experienced across the world. To help us on this cultural journey, host Rachel New is joined by Nadia Mckechnie and Saori Kondo, founders of Vegan Consulting Japan and Brighde Reed, co-founder of Vegan World Travel. As well as being the official trademark agent for The Vegan Society, Saori and Nadia are helping to raise the vegan profile in Japan while Brighde's worldwide luxury tours ensures vegans have an unforgettable experience with food aplenty.

Thursday Oct 27, 2022

In October's podcast episode, we're celebrating Black History Month. Joining host Rachel New are chef Ngwafu Tansie, whose catering service Gwafuvegan specialises in West African food, and recipe creator and food photographer Livhuwani Tshikhudo, to share insights into how veganism ties into their cultures and some of their favourite ingredients and dishes to create and adapt.  

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

In honour of International Day of Peace, this episode is all about the practicalities and possibilities of achieving a vegan utopia.   Guest host Rachel New is joined by sociology lecturer at the University of Kent, Dr Corey Wrenn, and the author of How to Argue with Vegans, Benny Malone, to discuss how a global shift to veganism could benefit humankind, how realistic it is and what a vegan world might actually look like.  

Monday Aug 15, 2022

In this episode, guest host Rachel New will be joined by Sascha Camilli, founder of the world’s first digital fashion magazine, and Shaun Packe, Global Sourcing and Sustainability Director at clothing and footwear brand Superdry, to discuss responsible fashion. They’ll be talking about how vegans adapt their wardrobes to align with their values and how brands are tackling the overlap between ethical and sustainable clothing.  

Monday Jul 11, 2022

As the UK prepares to host the Commonwealth Games, we decided what better time to tackle stereotypes of ‘weak and unhealthy vegans’.   To get us in the spirit our guest host, Rachel New, is joined by vegan athlete, Lisa Gawthorne, and former Midlands boxing champion, Jamal Le Doux, to discuss all things fitness and vegan. 

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Do vegans live longer than non-vegans? Is veganism the secret to living a longer, fuller life? Is it sustainable long term? Is it a suitable diet for older adults to follow? Plant-based dietitan Harpreet Sohal and healthy ageing writer Jane Thurnell-Read discuss this further with our host Francine Jordan.

Friday May 20, 2022

Is extreme activism counterproductive to the vegan movement? Is there such a thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ activism? Sentient Media’s Ana Bradley and Think Like a Vegan author Emilia Leese join our host Francine Jordan to discuss this further. 

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

Interest and excitement around veganism might be at an all-time high, but why do vegans still seem to get a bad rap in the media? This time our host, Francine Jordan, was joined by vegan food writer Anay Mridul and vegan journalist Selene Nelson. 

Friday Mar 11, 2022

As more and more people turn to veganism, and with the number of vegan children in UK schools on the rise, we wanted to touch on this often-controversial topic in more detail. This time our host, Francine Jordan, was joined by Specialist Dietitian Lucy Kendrick and Danielle Saunders owner of Dirty Kitch and vegan mum of one.

Monday Feb 14, 2022

Should vegans exclusively only date other vegans? That’s what we’re asking during the first episode of The Vegan Pod for 2022!  To kick start the series, and with the arrival of Valentine’s Day, we thought what better topic to discuss than vegan dating. We were joined by two brilliant guests, Lewis Foster – CEO and Founder of vegan app Grazer and Claira Hermet – Self Love and Confidence Coach and BBC Radio 1 Presenter.

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