S2, Ep1: Effective Activism with Earthling Ed

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Back to our regular Wednesday weekly slot, we, The ChickPeeps, find ourselves wildly keen to discuss the past year in vegan news - the updates, controversies, victories and progress, and who better to mull that over than with the exceptionally erudite animal rights’ activist, Earthling Ed. A much loved returning guest from season 1, Ed is vegan educator, public speaker and co-founder of Surge and The Official Animal Rights March. The past year has seen him spreading the vegan message to Ivy League students across America and opening his own non-profit vegan diner, and this week he takes time to pause and reflect on where the vegan movement is in the public consciousness now.

Also on this episode...

  • Is veganism winning?

  • What the Ivy League students have to say about veganism.

  • Is there space for joy in activism and how do we balance our personal lives with activism?

  • Should we all be full time activists?

  • How much is the government helping/hindering the animal rights movement?

  • Robbie and Ed go head to head in a battle for the title of nerdiest vegan as they share who reads the most science and medical journals.

  • Ed explains his reasoning for skulking around farmers chat rooms under the alias Farmer Ed (joke).

  • Ed has a surprising suggestion for the person he’d most like to see go vegan…

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Tylor Starr: @tylorstarr

Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch

S2: ChickPeeps Catch-up!

Hello, Season 2! The ChickPeeps are back! In this season 2 catch-up episode, your old friends, the ChickPeeps' co-hosts, aka, Evy, Momo, Robbie and Tylor return to pod-land to chat about the past year in our vegan lives, what’s new on the vegan scene and some triumphs - personal and public - in the vegan world!

Also on this episode…

  • We share what we’ve been up to for the past ChickPeep-less year.

  • Momo manifests a near-fatal bird appearance.

  • Vegan chocolate is everywhere which is problematic for Evy

  • Robbie is still an angry vegan and Tylor is back working in the animal rights world!

  • We discuss the major focus on environmentalism in the media and how that is putting veganism more in the spotlight - or is it? How do we broach the subject of veganism with people who keep posting videos of Greta Thunberg but saying nothing about transitioning to veganism?

  • We the backlash against veganism this year from some prominent vegan influencers. Should we be practicing the same patience we have with non vegans (pre-gans?) or is it important to be a bit more forceful in discussing the topic with ex-vegans?

  • We share our intentions for things we want to focus on throughout season 2.

  • Stay spangly…

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Evanna Lynch:@msevylynch

Ep 32: Season 1 Finale

For the finale of season 1, all ChickPeeps gather to reflect on the past 8 months and discuss the guests who have altered our respective outlooks on vegan life. We discuss our summer activism plans and share our personal weekly sources of vegan inspiration to see you through the rest of the summer!

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Ep 31: Why Choose Vegan with Erik Marcus

For the penultimate episode of season 1, The ChickPeeps have a discussion on how the ethical argument for veganism is the core tenet of the vegan ideology. Erik Marcus, author, blogger and activist, shares his studies on the reasons to be vegan and explains some of the main ideas in animal rights philosophy. Also on this episode...

  • Erik suggest that the health benefits of following a vegan diet is not the strongest argument to make in favour of veganism.
  • ‘It’s probable that most of the suffering and cruelty tied to the meat, dairy and egg industry arises from how the animals are raised rather than how they are killed.’
  • Erik talks about the history of factory farming and why the conditions in which animals are raised has steadily worsened.
  • ‘The chances of the hen who laid your egg having her life end in a halfway decent, non violent way are essentially zero.’
  • What is Speciesism?
  • How to talk about speciesism in relation to other social justice movements in a non provocative manner.
  • Why Erik doesn’t like or use the term ‘carnist’.
  • ‘If there’s one thing that we need to avoid at all costs it’s ever coming off like we are judging or insulting the people we are trying to win over.’
  • The utilitarian argument for veganism.
  • How to speak to non vegans about veganism with compassion and respect.
  • ‘All I can do is to be respectful, to find common ground and to offer really solid, really accurate information that is in alignment with a high integrity argument.’

Links

Why Choose Vegan by Erik Marcus

An Introduction to Animal Rights and Animal Welfare by Erik Marcus

Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook.

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Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch

Ep 30, Part 2: Vegan Athletes with Brian Rose

For the second part of our discussion on vegan athletes, The ChickPeeps chat to Brian Rose, the founder and host of London Real, who recently went plant-based when challenged by his friend, musician and triathlete, John Joseph, to compete in a half Ironman and do it vegan. Brian offers a unique perspective on going vegan as somebody able to observe the changes that occurred within his body and mind in a short space of time, and who’s primary motivator in trying veganism were the health benefits. Also on this episode:

  • Brian shares how the many vegan guests he interviews on his weekly show piqued his curiosity about the lifestyle.
  • “People don’t do what you say, they do what you do.”
  • Brian talks about how he had to increase his food intake when he went plant-based to keep up with the demands of his training.
  • The changes Brian witnessed in his mind and body, and how green vegetables played a crucial part in his training regime.
  • We discuss why many athletic coaches are vehemently against their athletes following a vegan diet.
  • Brian gives his 3 top tips for new vegans.
  • “If it hurts, don’t eat that.”
  • Fear = False Expectations Appearing Real.
  • How going vegan prompts a shift in one’s thought process and a different outlook on life.
  • "If you look at the world in 50 years, I mean it’s a no-brainer to me, that we will all be eating more plant based, it’s just gonna be what does that look like?”

Links

Follow Brian and London Real on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Check out London Real's content on Youtube.

Donate to Brian's fundraiser for Addaction.

Evanna's Interview on London Real.

Book mention: Rich Roll's Finding Ultra.

The Five Why's.

Earthling Ed video mentioned by our listener.

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Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch

Ep 30, Part 1: Vegan Athletes with Tim Shieff

This week on The ChickPeeps we're discussing what it takes to be a vegan athlete and whether or not a vegan diet and lifestyle impedes or assists one's athletic goals.  To break through those myths like he records on TV, parkour world champion and badass ninja warrior Tim Shieff joins us to talk about his experiences as a vegan athlete.

Also on this episode...

  • How treading on a snail inspired Tim’s vegan awakening.
  • ‘It’s each generations job to be more ethical than the last.’
  • Crossing the bridge of compassion to enter the vegan kingdom.
  • From Parkour to Ninja Warrior, Tim discusses his athletic journey.
  • Tim talks about the lessons he learns from his sport and how ninja warrior helps him dissolve his ego.
  • Does veganism give you an edge as an athlete?
  • Tim explains how he listens to his body as an athlete, and the benefits of eating a raw food diet.
  • ‘I became vegan because of self-reflection.’ Tim shares why he chooses not to force veganism on anyone.
  • How working on oneself is the key to lighting the way for others: ‘As long as I’m in a happy place, I attract other things that feed my joy.’
  • The ChickPeeps + Tim daydream about a vegan Conor MgGregor.
  • ‘The key to anything is just starting.’

Links:

Follow Tim on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Follow Tim's YouTube.

Follow Tim's Fasting Journey.

Check out Tim's ethical clothing brand, Ethcs.

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Evanna Lynch: @msevylynch