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Best vegan food podcasts
These days you can find a podcast about anything, from news to true crime, health, politics, and food. And with veganism on the rise, vegan food podcasts are growing in popularity. Whether you want to learn about ethical philosophies of the global movement, or you’re simply searching for plant-based cooking tips and the best vegan recipes, there’s a vegan podcast for everyone. Here are the best to listen to now.
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Monique Koch started the “Brown Vegan” podcast in 2013 to help others get comfortable with the idea of going vegan. Her goal is to help families start a plant-based lifestyle that is simple and long term and to show her listeners how delicious vegan food can be.
Koch has meaningful, candid conversations with her guests about the ups and downs of living a vegan lifestyle. Even if her listeners don’t fully adapt a vegan diet, she hopes to encourage them to incorporate more plants into their daily lives to improve their health and that of the planet. She believes ethical living helps not only animals but the greater good of humanity overall. In addition to the “Brown Vegan” podcast, Koch covers a wide range of wellness topics on her blog.
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Food for Thought
“Food for Thought” is an empowering podcast that’s hosted by best-selling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Going strong since 2007, it takes just a few episodes to see why Patrick-Goudreau’s podcast is so popular. You’ll find a lot of valuable insights to live a more joyful, healthy life.
Known as the “joyful vegan,” Patrick-Goudreau brings a commonsense perspective to different aspects of compassionate living and eating and provides resources to live your best life. Topics that have been covered include health, food, animals, cooking, language, literature, and advocacy.
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Our Hen House
Hosted by lawyer/animal law professor Mariann Sullivan and author/activist Jasmin Singer, “Our Hen House” is an award-winning podcast going strong since January 2010. Produced by a nonprofit organization of the same name, it seeks to create hard-hitting but upbeat podcasts that aim to help end animal exploitation.
“Our Hen House” puts the spotlight on grassroots activists, leaders in the vegan movement, and change-makers of all kinds within the animal rights community. It also highlights vegan businesses along with plant-based and cruelty-free products.
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The Plant Based News Podcast
If you want to learn more about the stories behind the global vegan movement, you’ll enjoy “The Plant Based News Podcast.” Alicia Silverstone, Paul Wesley, and Ella Mills are among the celebrities who have been special guests. Listeners also can hear from writers, psychologists, athletes, and musicians on all things vegan.
Hosted by Plant Based News cofounder Robbie Lockie, the podcast weaves together interesting, complex stories in each show. It does all this while presenting ethical views of the world around us and the latest vegan news.
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The VegNews Podcast
Since it launched in June 2023, “The VegNews Podcast” has been embraced by the vegan community as one of the most entertaining and down-to-earth discussions on vegan food and a plant-based lifestyle. Hosted by VegNews editor and author Jasmin Singer, the lively show addresses current headlines, provides helpful vegan recipes and cooking tips, and takes a look at new vegan products.
Episodes feature celebrity guests — everyone from Tabitha Brown to the late, great Bob Barker — who take questions from listeners. The VegNews Podcast can be found on all podcast platforms, with new episodes released weekly.
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It’s All About Food
Produced by Responsible Eating and Living, “It’s All About Food” brings listeners up-to-date news about food and our food systems. Broadcast since 2009 and hosted by Caryn Hartglass, the informative program aims to help listeners live better, kinder lives.
Hartglass, who has lived a vegan lifestyle since 1988, does in-depth interviews with everyone from medical doctors to cookbook authors, poets, athletes, activists, nutritionists, food manufacturers, environmentalists, and food scientists. “It’s All About Food” broadcasts live from Manhattan on the Progressive Radio Network.
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Main Street Vegan
Victoria Moran hosted “Main Street Vegan” for many years, but was on hiatus with the podcast while she aired “The Victoria Moran Podcast: Meetings With Remarkable Women.” But now it’s back with new episodes exploring all things vegan, from food to philosophies, and more. As a long-time vegan, author, and yoga practitioner, Moran brings her natural curiosity and compassionate personality to each show.
Her “Meetings With Remarkable Women” podcast, while not only about veganism, is also a gentle and captivating podcast that touched on plant-based topics. Guests on the podcast have included Vonettia Calloway, the founder of The Black Vegan Experience, and young vegan activist Jamie Logan.