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Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan Podcast

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author & Speaker

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Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan Podcast
Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan Podcast

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan Podcast

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Author & Speaker

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Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.

Latest Episodes

When Vegans Should Not Use the Word "Vegan"

One of my goals has always been to take the word "vegan" out of the box called "vegan." My goal is constantly thwarted by *the overuse of the word vegan *the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food *the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you. JoyfulVegan.com

42 MIN3 weeks ago
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When Vegans Should Not Use the Word "Vegan"

Is Wildlife Tourism Good or Bad for Animals?

Is there such a thing as wildlife tourism; i.e. paying to see wild animals in their homes, without contributing to exploitation, such as going on a safari in Botswana or a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda? Today's episode answers that question. Thank you to listener-supporters. Become a listener supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

63 MINAUG 29
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Is Wildlife Tourism Good or Bad for Animals?

Confessions of a Level-5 Zero Waste Vegan

Remember when Lisa Simpson proudly declared to her eco-warrior idol that she was vegetarian? He poo-pooed her. When she said she was thinking of becoming vegan, he haughtily responded that he "doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow" and declared that he was a "Level 5 Vegan." While at one time I was able to identify with poor Lisa, I now fear I've crossed the line. Hear my confession, and take from it what you will.

57 MINJUL 20
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Confessions of a Level-5 Zero Waste Vegan

Peace for Pigs (REBROADCAST)

"When creatures don't have an extraordinary beauty, it's because the person in contact with them is not seeing it," said pulitzer-prize winning poet Galway Kinnell, whose poem about pigs ends this episode. It's not an easy episode, but nothing worth talking about ever is.

29 MINJUN 6
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Peace for Pigs (REBROADCAST)

Summer is Coming: A Food for Thought Update

Just coming up for air as I finish re-writes and edits on The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. Here are some updates with light at the end of the tunnel. RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN THE BOOK! Become a patron at $20/month or more, and your name will be printed in The Joyful Vegan as my thanks to you! patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

14 MINAPR 26
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Summer is Coming: A Food for Thought Update

Lethal Gifts of Livestock (REBROADCAST)

Being animals ourselves, it makes sense that we share many of the same diseases as our non-human cousins. We aren’t – after all – plants. We aren’t at risk for catching aphids or sooty mold or downy mildew. In fact, many of the major killer pandemics we’ve been plagued with were acquired from non-human animals. It is our very consumption of animals and their products that has bestowed upon us what Guns, Germs, and Steel author Jared Diamond calls the “lethal gifts of livestock.” Listen.

42 MINAPR 20
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Lethal Gifts of Livestock (REBROADCAST)

I’m Not Evil, and Neither Are You: Tribalism, Ideology, and a Call for Compassion

We are living in a time when group loyalty and identity politics are valued more than reason, critical thinking, tolerance (just basic tolerance) for another point of view, and compassion. And it scares the bejesus out of me. Here's my call for compassion.

64 MINMAR 15
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I’m Not Evil, and Neither Are You: Tribalism, Ideology, and a Call for Compassion

The Taming of the Cattle (REBROADCAST)

Though we tend to forget, cattle (cows, bulls, and steers) did exist first as wild animals before humans began domesticating them for our own purposes. Before we got our hands on them and turned them into a commodity for human gain, what was their history? What was their background? What is their ancestry? Today I explore the answers to these questions, trace their fateful encounter with humans (leading to the extinction of their ancestors), document our use of them as instruments of cruel entertainment, and draw the connections between our contact with cattle and the many deadly diseases that continue to plague humans today. Listeners make this podcast possible: Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

31 MINFEB 28
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The Taming of the Cattle (REBROADCAST)

Are Avocados, Almonds, and Figs Vegan?

The world lit up on fire with stories (from vegans and non-vegans, including on the BBC TV show QI) that these plants — and more — are "not vegan" because of the way they're pollinated. Listen to this episode for my thoughts.(JoyfulVegan.com)

35 MINJAN 25
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Are Avocados, Almonds, and Figs Vegan?

Vegan in France (+ Switzerland, too!)

Starting in Paris, then moving onto Alsace (which included day trips to Germany and Switzerland), then back to France to the Normandy region and a stop-over in the Swiss Alps, our recent travels is the focus of this travel edition, giving you ideas of enjoying your own European vegan vacation, whether you go on your own or as part of a CPG Vegan Trip.

79 MINJAN 9
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Vegan in France (+ Switzerland, too!)

Latest Episodes

When Vegans Should Not Use the Word "Vegan"

One of my goals has always been to take the word "vegan" out of the box called "vegan." My goal is constantly thwarted by *the overuse of the word vegan *the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food *the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you. JoyfulVegan.com

42 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
When Vegans Should Not Use the Word "Vegan"

Is Wildlife Tourism Good or Bad for Animals?

Is there such a thing as wildlife tourism; i.e. paying to see wild animals in their homes, without contributing to exploitation, such as going on a safari in Botswana or a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda? Today's episode answers that question. Thank you to listener-supporters. Become a listener supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

63 MINAUG 29
Comments
Is Wildlife Tourism Good or Bad for Animals?

Confessions of a Level-5 Zero Waste Vegan

Remember when Lisa Simpson proudly declared to her eco-warrior idol that she was vegetarian? He poo-pooed her. When she said she was thinking of becoming vegan, he haughtily responded that he "doesn't eat anything that casts a shadow" and declared that he was a "Level 5 Vegan." While at one time I was able to identify with poor Lisa, I now fear I've crossed the line. Hear my confession, and take from it what you will.

57 MINJUL 20
Comments
Confessions of a Level-5 Zero Waste Vegan

Peace for Pigs (REBROADCAST)

"When creatures don't have an extraordinary beauty, it's because the person in contact with them is not seeing it," said pulitzer-prize winning poet Galway Kinnell, whose poem about pigs ends this episode. It's not an easy episode, but nothing worth talking about ever is.

29 MINJUN 6
Comments
Peace for Pigs (REBROADCAST)

Summer is Coming: A Food for Thought Update

Just coming up for air as I finish re-writes and edits on The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. Here are some updates with light at the end of the tunnel. RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN THE BOOK! Become a patron at $20/month or more, and your name will be printed in The Joyful Vegan as my thanks to you! patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

14 MINAPR 26
Comments
Summer is Coming: A Food for Thought Update

Lethal Gifts of Livestock (REBROADCAST)

Being animals ourselves, it makes sense that we share many of the same diseases as our non-human cousins. We aren’t – after all – plants. We aren’t at risk for catching aphids or sooty mold or downy mildew. In fact, many of the major killer pandemics we’ve been plagued with were acquired from non-human animals. It is our very consumption of animals and their products that has bestowed upon us what Guns, Germs, and Steel author Jared Diamond calls the “lethal gifts of livestock.” Listen.

42 MINAPR 20
Comments
Lethal Gifts of Livestock (REBROADCAST)

I’m Not Evil, and Neither Are You: Tribalism, Ideology, and a Call for Compassion

We are living in a time when group loyalty and identity politics are valued more than reason, critical thinking, tolerance (just basic tolerance) for another point of view, and compassion. And it scares the bejesus out of me. Here's my call for compassion.

64 MINMAR 15
Comments
I’m Not Evil, and Neither Are You: Tribalism, Ideology, and a Call for Compassion

The Taming of the Cattle (REBROADCAST)

Though we tend to forget, cattle (cows, bulls, and steers) did exist first as wild animals before humans began domesticating them for our own purposes. Before we got our hands on them and turned them into a commodity for human gain, what was their history? What was their background? What is their ancestry? Today I explore the answers to these questions, trace their fateful encounter with humans (leading to the extinction of their ancestors), document our use of them as instruments of cruel entertainment, and draw the connections between our contact with cattle and the many deadly diseases that continue to plague humans today. Listeners make this podcast possible: Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

31 MINFEB 28
Comments
The Taming of the Cattle (REBROADCAST)

Are Avocados, Almonds, and Figs Vegan?

The world lit up on fire with stories (from vegans and non-vegans, including on the BBC TV show QI) that these plants — and more — are "not vegan" because of the way they're pollinated. Listen to this episode for my thoughts.(JoyfulVegan.com)

35 MINJAN 25
Comments
Are Avocados, Almonds, and Figs Vegan?

Vegan in France (+ Switzerland, too!)

Starting in Paris, then moving onto Alsace (which included day trips to Germany and Switzerland), then back to France to the Normandy region and a stop-over in the Swiss Alps, our recent travels is the focus of this travel edition, giving you ideas of enjoying your own European vegan vacation, whether you go on your own or as part of a CPG Vegan Trip.

79 MINJAN 9
Comments
Vegan in France (+ Switzerland, too!)