Category: Podcasts

Feeding our Souls With Simply Delish: Stories of community and learning to live more inclusively

This show features an interview with Chelsey Hawkings, a co-owner of the local family business called Simply Delish Soup and Salad. We also talk about the BCSPCA’s spotlighting videos on animal companion adoptions, an open job position at the Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), and the Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s 2021 calendar which has just become available for purchase

World Vegan Month, with Sandra Nomoto, and Helping Women and Companion Animals in Crisis, with Amy Morris of the Vancouver Humane Society

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A feature interview with local social influencer Sandra Nomoto on why to go vegan and stay vegan, for World Vegan Month! Plus, an interview with Vancouver Humane Society’s Amy Morris on their campaign to help women and their companion animals escape homelessness.

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.

World Vegan Day: Discussing the Legal Rights of Animals

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This show features an interview with Emily Wilson of Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Our host, Grace Wampold, begins the show by speaking about Vancouver City Council’s passing of the motion to end no pets restrictions in rental housing contracts. She also talks about the proposed seal cull of 50,000 Harbor Seals, 25,000 Stellar Sea Lions, and an ongoing 3,000 seals per year in British Columbia.

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.

World Day for Farmed Animals: Exploring Queer Love in Animals and Getting A Taste for Local Plant-Based Charcuterie

This show includes a feature interview with Emily Wilson, the founder and head chef at Living Tree Foods. We discuss her background as an animal rights lawyer and her passion for affordable, delicious, and local vegan cheese products. We also hear a story from pattrice jones discussing her first time bringing ducks to Vine Sanctuary and the assumptions we make about non-human animals based on the narrative that animals are motivated by reproduction and survival, rather than love, eros, and community.

Humane Education for K-12 with Teachkind’s Lisbet Chiriboga, and “Wolf Walk” at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A feature interview with Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Manager of the TeachKind Humane Education Program; a review of “Wolf Walk” at VIFF; and a kitty rescue story.

Ren Hurst on Honoring Consent with Horses and Other Animals and Undomesticating Our Lives, Linda Bakker of Wildlife Rescue Association on Effects of Wildfires on Birds

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In this show, we have a feature interview with compassionate horse carer and author Ren Hurst, on honouring consent with horses and other animals as well as the effect of domestication on nonhuman animals and humans and Linda Bakker from Wildlife Rescue Association who speak on the displacement of bird populations as a result of the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

The Abbotsford Pig Trial with Criminally-Charged Activist Amy Soranno, and A Message for Miley Cyrus from Dr. Matthew Nagra

A feature interview with animal activist Amy Soranno, one of four criminally charged for exposing extreme animal cruelty last year at the Excelsior Hog Farm. And When Celebrities Quit Veganism: A Message for Miley Cyrus with Dr. Matthew Nagra.