Author: Elyse

Encore: Celebrating International Sloth Day with Sloth Expert Rebecca Cliffe, plus 13-Year-Old Sir Darius Brown on Making Bow Ties for Shelter Animals

This International Sloth Day show features an interview with zoologist Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, founder and director of the Sloth Conservation Foundation. We also welcome 13-year-old entrepreneur and animal advocate Sir Darius Brown of Beaux and Paws who sews and donates handmade bow ties for shelter animals to help them get adopted.

Encore: Violist Tony Kastelic on Vegan Classical Musician Life and a Revolutionary New Animal-Friendly Bow Hair

Featuring an extended coffee-table chat with violist and singer Tony Kastelic, as well as live performances from both Tony and our producer Elyse Jacobson. Tony and Elyse discuss being among the first musicians in Canada to use Coruss bow hair, a high-tech professional-grade synthetic hair for bowed string instruments.

Veguary: Brenda Sanders on Afro-Vegan Society’s Exciting New Campaign

Featuring food justice activist Brenda Sanders, founder and president of Afro-Vegan Society, on the society’s new “Veguary” campaign. Plus: a captivating look at monarch butterflies.

Encore Show: Celebrating Vegan Cuisine Month and Black History Month with Asha Wheeldon of Kula Foods

Local vegan chef Asha Wheeldon joins us to talk about plant-based cuisine inspiration and bringing people together through delicious food.

Penguin Awareness Day: “Penguin Lady” Dyan deNapoli on Reasons to Love (and Save) These Amazing Birds

Featuring an interview with penguin expert Dyan deNapoli on penguin rescue and conservation.

A New Documentary About the Killing of Regan Russell, plus World Numbat Day and Updates on the Excelsior 4

Featuring an interview with local activist Roy Sasano, who shares his thoughts in the aftermath of the first face-to-face conversation the Excelsior 4 activists had with a BCSPCA representative since the Meat the Victims event 18 months ago. We also discuss the new documentary from Shaun Monson about the killing of Regan Russell at Fearman’s pig slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario, and share facts about the numbat for World Numbat Day.

Celebrating International Sloth Day with Sloth Expert Rebecca Cliffe, plus 13-Year-Old Sir Darius Brown on Making Bow Ties for Shelter Animals

This International Sloth Day show features an interview with zoologist Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, founder and director of the Sloth Conservation Foundation. We also welcome 13-year-old entrepreneur and animal advocate Sir Darius Brown of Beaux and Paws who sews and donates handmade bow ties for shelter animals to help them get adopted.

Encore show: Indigenous Peoples Day – Sierra Tasi Baker on Indigenous Veganism and Finding Balance with the Natural World

Sierra Tasi Baker of the Squamish Nation speaks to us on why she chose a vegan lifestyle, how this fits with her traditional Coast Salish values, and how animal activists can advocate for animals in a way that’s respectful toward Indigenous people.

Aisha Robinson of Five Loaves Atlanta: Feeding the Hungry with Nourishing Vegan Food

Featuring an exclusive interview with Five Loaves Atlanta founder Aisha Robinson on her work providing plant-based food and other necessities to food-insecure and homeless individuals, and why she believes cruelty-free food should be accessible to all.

International Respect for Chickens Month: Review of Stop Motion Film Chicken Run and Encore Interview of Dr. Lori Marino on Chicken Intelligence

DVD cover of the Chicken Run film

This International Respect for Chickens Month show features a critical assessment of the film Chicken Run from our co-hosts on its anti-speciesist message and an encore interview with neuroscientist and expert in animal behaviour and intelligence, Dr. Lori Marino.