Category: Podcasts

Writer Paradox Delilah on Her Eye-Opening Science Fiction Novel, The Race, A World Where Aliens Are Farming Humans, and Aph Ko on Speciesism as an Extension of White Supremacy

Book cover of The Race by Paradox Delilah

In this show, we feature an exclusive interview with writer and boom operator Paradox Delilah on her first self-published book, The Race, which draws on concepts of the modern dairy industry and the insidious ways we are distracted from its cruelties. We also listen to an encore interview of Aph Ko on speciesism as an extension of white supremacy.

Jasmine Leyva of The Invisible Vegan on Filmmaking in Social Justice and Wellness Movements, and Animal Justice Lawyer Camille Labchuk on the Recent Agricultural Gag Bill 156 Passing in Ontario

Our feature interview in this show is vegan filmmaker Jasmine Leyva of The Invisible Vegan on the role of filmmaking and other art forms in movements for social justice and wellness. We also speak with Animal Justice lawyer Camille Labchuk on Bill 156.

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.

World Oceans Day Show: Professor and Researcher Dr. Kristin Walker on Compassionate Conservation, and the Human Disruptions and Impacts on Sea Lions

For World Oceans Day, a feature interview with researcher and UBC professor Dr. Kristen Walker on conservation and the human impacts on sea lions.

Farmed Animal Depopulations and Worker Violations During COVID-19, with Rachel McCrystal of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and Meet the Clean Meat Future

Feature interview with Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s Rachel McCrystal on millions of farmed animals being euthanized and the COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses. Plus, a discussion of Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall’s “Meat the Future” – the clean meat future!

Encore Show: Kim Sturla, Animal Place Sanctuary; & A Mother’s Love: The Bond Between Mother Cow and Baby Calf

Mother’s Day Show ~ A Mother’s Love: The Bond Between Mother Cow and Baby Calf; and a feature interview with Kim Sturla of Animal Place for International Respect for Chickens Month.

Healing our Planet Amidst a Climate and Pandemic Crisis, with Dr. Sailesh Rao of the Climate Healers, and Opposing a $9.5 Million Bailout for the Vancouver Aquarium with Annelise Sorg

Dr. Sailesh Rao

For our feature interview, we welcome Dr. Sailesh Rao, an environmental scientist who believes that the world is capable of overcoming climate change – but only if everyone adopts a plant-based diet by the year 2026. Also, Annelise Sorg, the co-founder and President of No Whales in Captivity, discusses the history of Vancouver Aquarium’s exploitative conduct towards the animals and a call for no $9.5 million bailout from the government during pandemic times.

Author Christopher Locke on Teaching Compassion for Nonhuman Animals Through Storytelling, and World Day for Laboratory Animals with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on Alternatives to Animal Testing

Featuring an interview with author Christopher Locke on The Enlightenment Adventures, his young adult series focused around animal rights and sentience, and a speech from Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on human-biology-based alternatives to animal testing.

Earth Day 2020 Show: Understanding Zoonotic Diseases and the Spread of COVID-19 and Pandemics, with Dr. Aysha Akhtar

A feature interview with public health specialist Dr. Aysha Akhtar, who explains the science behind COVID-19, development of vaccines, and how zoonotic diseases are borne and passed onto human-beings.

Being Food Resourceful During Pandemic Times: Growing Your Own Produce, and Vegan Pantry Cooking with Brigitte Gemme

Sustaining ourselves with food during pandemic times: A feature interview with vegan food consultant Brigitte Gemme, of Vegan Family Kitchen, on best practises for pantry cooking. Plus, guest co-host Grace Wampold presents a segment on being resourceful in growing your own food, even if you don’t have garden space!