Ep 2: HOW TO EXPLAIN VEGANISM TO YOUR PEEPS WITH VEGANUARY

This week, Evy, Momo and Robbie get stuck into the topic of talking about being vegan with your curious, skeptical and/or indignant non-vegan peers in a positive, helpful, honest way that doesn’t leave you nibbling seitan sadly in a lone cubicle. Robbie and Evy interview the co-founders of Veganuary, Matthew Glover and Jane Land, to learn about what inspired them to found their charity and the extensive experience they have in educating family and friends on your vegan choices.

Also on this episode…

  • Robbie admits initial resistance to going vegan: ‘I didn’t want to be any weirder’.
  • Do vegans think they’re ‘better’ than other people??
  • Why vegan activism annoys the average person. Nobody is making cruel jokes about ‘Save the Children’…
  • Robbie pledges ‘not to say anything digitally that I wouldn’t in person’.
  • Family traditions and the role of food as an expression of love.
  • Happy Turkey Day - more aptly known as ‘Sad Turkey Day’.
  • How Veganuary was founded
  • Matthew explains how he and Jane met and opines that kissing vegetarians is not strictly vegan.
  • Apparently, you can go vegan in months other than January?!?!!!
  • The First Rule of Vegan Club.
  • The best ways to attract people to go vegan; ‘explain it to them with monosyllabic words’.
  • Matthew’s business proposal: a hotel for runaway vegan teenagers
  • Why do Veganuary.
  • Links

    Veganuary website

    Twitter: @WeAreVeganuary

    Instagram: @weareveganuary

    Facebook: @Veganuary

    Social Media

    Twitter: @ChickPeepsPod

    Instagram: @ChickPeepsPod

    Facebook: @ChickPeepsPodcast

    Momoko Hill: @oh_momoko

    Robbie Jarvis: @robbjarvis

    Tylor Starr: @tylorstarr

    Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch

Ep 1: HOW TO GO VEGAN WITH ERIK MARCUS

In this first official episode of the show Evy, Momo and Tylor get together to mull over the different methods of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle and how each of them made the switch. Momo and Evy interview author, activist, speaker, and all-around badass seasoned vegan, Erik Marcus of vegan.com to get his insights on the best advice and the pitfalls experienced when going vegan. 

Also on this episode…

  • We talk about our initial perceptions of veganism.
  • What to do when you fall off the vegan wagon.
  • Is the monk in DaVinci code a vegan stereotype???
  • The Pillow Chocolate Problem
  • How to handle guilt as a new vegan.
  • The best advice we got going vegan.
  • We share a few alternative ways to become vegan.
  • Is vegetarian enough?
  • Erik discusses going vegan in the 80s, pre-google, pre online shopping, and the unappetising wonder of perspiring cheese.
  • He shares his brilliant ‘crowding out’ method.
  • We are reminded to Take your goddam B12!!!!!!
  • Erik shares his evolution as an activist and what he deems effective activism.
  • ‘The secret of great activism is to listen more than you talk.’
  • Erik tries to convince Evy that dark chocolate is not the devil incarnate. (Update: He wasn’t successful).
  • Momo and Erik discuss the ‘think global, act local’ concept.
  • Erik’s thoughts on a vegan future.
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Ep 0: MEET THE CHICKPEEPS!

Welcome to our brand new vegan podcast! In this introductory episode you’ll meet host, Evy Lynch, and cohosts, Momoko Hill, Robbie Jarvis and Tylor Starr. We discuss our personal journeys discovering the ‘V’ word, going vegan, and surmise upon what made us interested in the first place. Also on this episode...

  • Robbie shares the moment a lamb of Hobbiton challenged his appetite.
  • Evy worries about a particular creature that might block her path to the gates of vegan heaven.
  • We talk about our intentions for the show.
  • Robbie ponders the idea that veganism is at odds with masculinity, and Tylor offers him a shoulder to cry on.
  • Evy is obnoxious and repeatedly talks over Tylor, who has lots more vegan wisdom to impart.
  • Channelling your passion into activism.
  • Momo talks about her personal vegan hero and we are all suitably humbled.
  • Robbie promises some lofty guests we’ll never get.
  • We discuss the books and films that inspired us to go vegan.

Social Media:

Twitter: @ChickPeepsPod

Instagram: @ChickPeepsPod

Facebook: @ChickPeepsPodcast

Momoko Hill: @oh_momoko

Robbie Jarvis: @robbjarvis

Tylor Starr: @tylorstarr

Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch