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Animal Welfare

The Business of Compassion: Miyoko Schinner on PYP 481

Miyoko Schinner is founder and CEO of Miyoko’s, one of the most successful plant-based dairy alternative ventures of the past decade. We talk about her journey – ups and downs – and lessons learned.

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Why You Should Care About Sharks: James Sulikowski on PYP 478

Are sharks vicious, erratic human-eating predators? Are they keystone species crucial for the health of marine ecosystems? Or are they just the subject of annoyingly catchy children’s songs?

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The Making of “Meat Me Halfway”: Brian Kateman on PYP 476

Is veganism the only way to stop climate change, reduce animal suffering, and improve human health? Or can we get there through just eating less meat?

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Learning to Listen: A Guide to Ethical Mindfulness: Lani Muelrath on PYP 472

My dear friend Lani returns to the podcast to talk about her latest book, Mindfulness, published under the Conscious Care Guides imprint. 

We had our usual freewheeling conversation, with some tears and lots of laughter.

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How to Be a Contented Vegan: Peggy Brusseau on PYP 458

Peggy Brusseau has cast a spell of peacefulness, calmness, joy, connection, and well, contentedness in her cookbook The Contented Vegan.

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Becoming a Joyful Vegan with Colleen Patrick Goudreau: PYP 370

Colleen Patrick Goudreau is author, most recently, of The Joyful Vegan. It’s a book about joy, yes, but joy as a strategic imperative in a world that is relentless in trying to undermine our resolve about living compassionate and brave lives. While steadfastness and willpower and outrage can provide bursts of energy for our journey,… Read More

Changing Hearts and Minds Through Laughter with Myq Kaplan: PYP 360

Myq Kaplan is a stand-up comedian who also happens to be vegan (or is it the other way around?) He’s performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his… Read More

Giving Farm Animals a Refuge with Lenore Braford: PYP 356

Lenore Braford talks about the hows and whys of rescuing abused and neglected farm animals. Given that billions of farm animals live and die in misery, is there a point in saving just a few? Listen as Lenore tells touching stories of rescue and resilience, and shows how these special animals act as ambassadors who… Read More

Can My Relationships Survive My Veganism? with Melanie Joy, PhD: PYP 351

How can we advocate for human health, environmental sanity, and ethical treatment of animals without wrecking our relationships with family members, friends, partners, and coworkers? Melanie Joy joins the podcast to talk about her book Beyond Beliefs – essentially a merging of the political and relational. Read More

Feminism, Veganism, and Activism with Carol Adams: PYP 296

Carol J. Adams is the author most recently of Burger and Protest Kitchen, and a self-described “feminist-vegan.” Read More