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Wednesday, January 10- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, and Nelson Campbell of Plant Pure Nation, as they embark on their Healing America Tour, and UK musician/songwriter Rob Mills, of the oh, so, singable pop song, “Vegan Girlz,” bits of which will be the new intro/outro music for the Main Street Vegan radio show.
January 17 – Clean Meat Author Paul Shapiro + Bodybuilder Ed Bauer ~ We’ll open with looking at a whole new take on “Where’s the beef?” with HSUS’s Paul Shapiro and his new book, Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. Then we’ll get some serious workout inspiration from longtime bodybuilder and vegan gym owner Ed Bauer.
January 24 – The Future of Protein with Bruce Friedrich + Michelle McMacken, MD, from What the Health? ~ We open with Bruce Friedrich, who has been called “the conscience of the animal rights movement,” discussing the new book he’s authored with Kathy Freston, Clean Protein: The Revolution That Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy, and Save Our Planet; and send move onto an in-depth discussion of how to be successfully and vibrantly vegan with internist Dr. Michelle McMacken. (This week’s show is pre-recorded so live listeners won’t have the change to call in. If you have a question for Dr. McMacken or for Bruce Friedrich, please email me your question at least in advance: email@example.com.)
January 31 – 2020 or Bust: Let’s Seriously Save This Planet ~ It’s a New Year: let’s make it a new world. 2020 or Bust founder Laughlin Artz believes we have to do this — and quickly: by 2020. Artz is a vegan but his approach to stemming climate change also incorporates innovative, grassroots ways to stem carbon emissions as well as methane. Tune in; be part of the solution.
February 7 – Pelush Founder on Faux Fur + LAFC Publisher on Vegan Fashion Trends ~ ‘Tis the season for snuggly-warm outerwear, but we want it stylish too — what about a luxurious faux fur? I have to admit, I was not a fan — why emulate such a cruel product? — but just as I’ve been swayed by the power of high-quality mock meat to turn people from eating death to living life, I’m now convinced that gorgeous faux fur, as well, has a true role to play in the shift to compassionate consumption. And no one does faux like Pelush, the NYC startup that’s garnered raves from the fashion press and Forbes.com. Its compassionate and creative founder, Anna Tagliabue, is our guest today, along with Adrienne Borgerson, founder and publisher of La Fashionista Compassionista, glorious online fashion ‘zine, and a certified image consultant, with her tasteful take on vegan fashion trends for spring.
February 14 – Ask an RD with Vesanto Melina + Leilani Farm Sanctuary ~ Call in with questions – or email them ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org – for veteran dietitian Vesanto Melina, coauthor of books including Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, and Cooking Vegan. And we open with a trip to Hawaii and the Leilani Farm Sanctuary via a chat with founder Laurelee Blanchard.
February 21 – Dr. Melanie Joy on Beyond Beliefs + The Low-Histamine Diet with Randi Tisdall ~ We open with BeautifullyBohemian.com blogger Randi Tisdall, who has veganized the low-histamine diet, an approach many people believe has brought them relief for many pesky symptoms. We then spend an in-depth 35 minutes with Melanie Joy, PhD, known for her classic book, Why We Love Dogs, Wear Cows, and Eat Pigs, who is back with a powerful and practical treatise, Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters. Remember please: listening to the podcast is convenient, but if you listen live at www.unity.fm, you can call in and speak with Dr. Joy in real time. This is a rare opportunity. The U.S. toll free number is 888-558-6489; the alternative number, which works from both inside and outside the continental USA, is 816-347-5519.
February 28 – The Vegan Bros — both of them! ~ This thought-provoking, funny, committed, controversial, irreverent, and often shirtless SoCal duo boasts a legendary YouTube following. Catch the bros, Matt and Phil Letten, and get their take on millennial vegan living, weight loss, what it took to get to vegan stardom, and why the animals have to matter most of all.