The Vegan Pod

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

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Tuesday May 23, 2023

In May's episode of The Vegan Pod, we're celebrating Spring by talking all things gardening! Host, Rachel New, is joined by vegan gardeners Matthew Appleby and Danielle James, who help us understand how to make our gardens animal-friendly and offer advice on how to grow successfully whilst limiting our impact on natural ecosystems. 

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

April saw thousands of runners take place in the London Marathon, in this episode of The Vegan Pod, we talk to two vegan runners who completed this year's race!
Host, Rachel New, talks with Matthew Fordham and Emily Goyal to hear their running stories, their experience of the race and how they've fuelled themselves for their training on a vegan diet. 

Monday Mar 27, 2023

In this episode of The Vegan Pod, we're asking "Do companion animals make vegans hypocrites?"
For vegans, there can be a number of questions and concerns when it comes to taking on a companion animal, from the overarching question “is it vegan to keep an animal?” to questions around breeding and adoption, and, of course, what to feed them to keep them happy and healthy.
To help us with this fascinating and important discussion, host Rachel New is joined by Veterinary Professor, Andrew Knight, and co-director of Vegeco, Damian Eadie.

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day! In this month's episode of The Vegan Pod, we’re talking love and asking - would you have a vegan wedding even if it meant losing guests?  
Joining us on this episode, to discuss organising and hosting vegan weddings, we have Tomi Makanjuola, vegan chef, writer and content creator, who had her vegan wedding at the end of last year, and Sian Bowron, who’s been running her wedding planning business, Amythest Weddings, since 2012. 

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of the Vegan Pod 2023! January is a time for fresh starts, resolutions, and making positive changes for the year ahead. One thing lots of people are considering this year, is their environmental impact - a Vegan Society survey has found that over half of Brits planned to make a resolution this year with an environmental goal in mind.  
Joining us on this episode to discuss low-waste living and veganism, we have Camilla Gaillardin, co-founder of vegan, zero-waste personal care brand, Milly & Sissy, and Gittemarie Johansen, sustainability expert and zero-waste blogger.

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Christmas is upon us and, naturally, in the latest episode of The Vegan Pod, we're talking all things foodie and festive!
Host Rachel New is joined by Sandra McLaren-Stewart, Founder and Director of Saorsa 1875, the UK’s first 100% vegan hotel in the Scottish Highlands, and food blogger Vegan Olive.
Together, the trio discuss the delicate business of hosting non-vegans at Christmas and the ever-increasing range of vegan seasonal goodies to appease their palettes.  

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.  

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