Author: Asami Hitohara

International Ice Cream Day: Katherine Backman of Nora’s Plant Based on How Veganism Brought Passion to Her Work, and Christy Cunanan of Cheeri Cheeri on Connecting with People Through Filipinx Vegan Ice Cream

In this show, we feature interviews with the founders of two vegan ice cream companies: Local vegan and co-founder of Nora’s Non-Dairy Katherine Backman and avid vegan and founder of Cheeri Cheeri, Christy Cunanan.

Writer Paradox Delilah on Her Eye-Opening Science Fiction Novel, “The Race,” 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.

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.

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.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Dr. Corey Wrenn on Intersectional Awareness and Solidarity Across Social Justice Issues, and Amanda Houdeschell of Species Revolution on Speciesist Language and Feminism

In this show, we feature interviews with linguist and co-founder of Species Revolution Amanda Houdeschell on speciesist language and feminism and sociologist Dr. Corey Wrenn of the Vegan Feminist Network on intersectional awareness and solidarity across social justice issues.

pattrice jones on Racist and Colonial History of the Dairy Industry in Vermont, and Amy Davis from L.A. Animal Save on Rescued Mother and Calf from Dairy Farm with Actor and Activist Joaquin Phoenix

Interviews with pattrice jones on the racist and colonial history of the dairy industry in Vermont, and Amy Jean Davis, founder of the L.A. Animal Save, on the mother cow Liberty and her calf Indigo who were rescued from a slaughterhouse, with actor and activist Joaquin Phoenix.

Strategy in the Animal Rights Movement and the Canada Goose Pressure Campaign with Darren Chang

In this show, we feature an exclusive interview with grassroots liberation activist Darren Chang on strategies and tools in the animal rights and anti-oppression movements and the Canada Goose Pressure Campaign which he will be speaking more about. Also, guest co-host Meghan on her experience protesting against RibFest and guest co-host Leah with an update on the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest.

Veganuary Inspiration Featuring Interviews with Dr. Neal Barnard on Plant-Based Nutrition as Healing and Personal Trainer Karina Inkster on Plant-Powered Fitness

This show features interviews of Dr. Neal Barnard on the reasons why he is a plant-based advocate and Karina Inkster on weightlifting and fitness as a vegan personal trainer. We also introduce three new co-hosts, Meaghan Beattie, Grace Wampold, and Leah Thompson with their stories on how they started on veganism and why they choose to continue to live a vegan lifestyle.

School Days Series #4: Looking for Solutions to Creating a Compassionate Educational Experience

This is the 4th and final show of our School Days series. (You can find the other 3 shows in the series here) This last show continues to explore how we can create a more compassionate and cruelty-free educational environment.
The show features interviews with Early Childhood Educator, Mallory Boult; National Programs Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Monica Chen and grade 8 student Soleilla Denomme.