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Episode 22 - Disaster Blues

Episode 22 is here (finally)! In this episode, we respond to a few listener questions, including feedback on our discussion about the vegan flag and identity formation (3:30), feedback from the Fois Gras action in Belgium (8:45), more discussion about the Save Movement (18:20) and our views on sex work (39:05).
For “The Bad and The Rad” we talk about the “Corona Virus Confinement Challenge” (42:10), Gary Yourofsky coming out of retirement (54:50), the new documentary “On The Wild Side” (57:20), the new Queer Wellness Centre in Johannesburg (1:08:27), some useful apps (1:10:31) and the lack of feminist politics within the animal rights movement (1:13:57).
Our main discussion (1:20:40) centres around the Covid-19 pandemic. We chat about the conspiracy theories, how people are responding in terms of activism and discussions around veganism, considering the flaws of capitalism, the social implications of the pandemic and the importance of self-care and looking after our mental health.

Please bear with the sound quality at times - it’s the first time we’ve tried to record separately and without our usual setup.

Content warning for this episode: Covid-19, physical and mental health concerns, self harm, police violence, domestic violence, addiction.

Recording, editing and music by us.
Queer Wellness Centre Triangle Project Insight Timer On The Wild Side Documentary SANDF beats man to death (article) Police brutality in Hillbrow (article) “Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Free Anarchist film archive State brutality sows fear in housebound citizens Horizontal and Vertical Identity; Far From the Tree - Brain Pickings

Episode 21 - Crisis

In this episode we discuss how we react to crises and international tragedies as a movement, a society and as vegans, and how making everything about veganism may not be the best idea. We mention the fires in Australia, the new Corona Virus, the floods in Indonesia and in between we rant about our favourite problematic animal rights organisation.

For feedback, questions or episode suggestions, email us at

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The coronavirus is not a cosmic punishment for eating meat and other tales of ableism (Christopher Sebastian) MOVE Organisation The ROAR In You - World Pangolin Day (Instagram TV) The Roar In You - World Pangolin Day (YouTube)

Episode 20 - The Nest: An Interview with Banesa Tseki

In this episode we interview Banesa Tseki, who is the co-owner of The Nest Space, a Black female run yoga studio, zero waste grocer and vegan café in Johannesburg, South Africa. We met her there, did a yoga class with her, and chatted to her about a range of topics, including some of her other projects and her views on veganism, yoga and spirituality, while we sipped on a delicious banana smoothie she made for us. We really enjoyed this interview and we hope you will too.

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If it’s not accessible to the poor, it’s neither radical nor revolutionary.
The Nest Space The Nest Space (Instagram) Kundalini Africa Rising Organic Nomad (Instagram) B Creative (Instagram)

Episode 19 - The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People

In this episode we review two recent documentaries, The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People, as well as discussing some listener feedback about a range of topics; from Fiona Oakes not being included in The Game Changers documentary, to what we think of the vegan flag, to the fires in Australia, to activist communities, and a few other things.

The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People reviews: 01:00

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Don’t talk to cops
Fiona Oakes Facebook Status Tower Hill Stables Farm Sanctuary Fiona Oakes Patreon The Lonely Vegans Anti-Speciesist Arts Collective Help Cobargo Wildlife Dimmocks Retreat Wildlife Southern Cross Wildlife Care Port Macquarie Koala Hospital WIRES Animal Voices Podcast - Aph Ko on Speciesism as an Extension of White Supremacy The Invisible Vegan Soilful City Food Empowerment Project The Animal People Documentary

Episode 18 - The Million Dollar Question: What is Mainstream Veganism Doing?

In this episode we discuss and critique some recent forms of vegan activism, from offering Trump $1 million to not eat animals for a month, to vigils, to reenacting non-human animal exploitation, to The Game Changers documentary. We also respond to some interesting listener feedback.
The Lonely Vegans (Instagram Post) Muslims Aren’t A Race, So I Can’t Be Racist, Right? Wrong. (Article) Racism and Islamophobia (Article) Yes, Islamophobia is a type of racism. Here’s why The Instagram Conundrum: Why did a photo of James Aspey spark outrage and split opinions? (Article) Blue Horizon International Foundation (Website)

Episode 17 - Nuance & Naysayers

Recently Carnism Debunked (George Martin - also of Anonymous for the Voiceless) made a “debunking” video of our 11th episode. This is our response.
We discuss a range of ideas such as “carnism”, “men’s rights”, centrism, intersectionality, consistent anti-oppression, fascism, feminism, Trump, circumcision, consent, privilege, the gender binary, conscription, patriarchy, domestic violence, Anarchism and veganism.

Content warning: racism, homophobia, ableism, sexism, sexual assault, domestic violence, genital mutilation, suicide, Islamaphobia, Anti-semitism, misogyny

For feedback and questions, email us:

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Kimberlé Crenshaw; The Urgency of Intersectionality Episode 11; Are All Animal Rights Activists Worth Supporting? There Are More Than Two Human Sexes Factbox: Female genital mutilation around the world: a fine, jail or no crime? The Registration and Drafting of Women in 1980: Position Paper of the National Organization for Women, February 6, 1980 Congress Wrestles Over the Question of the Draft for Women Consistent Anti-Oppression Unite the Right Rally White Right: Meeting the Enemy Deeyah Khan There’s Been An ‘Outbreak’ Of Nearly 900 Hate Incidents Since Trump’s Win An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry Virginia KKK Leader Calls Donald Trump ‘Best For The Job’ David Duke: Voting against Trump is 'treason to your heritage' Donald Trump Declines Three Chances To Disavow David Duke Domestic abuse is a gendered crime Hail Trump: White nationalists mark Trump win with Nazi salute US election: The white supremacist grateful for Donald Trump An examination of the 2016 electorate, based on validated voters The Mirror Vegan Hip Hop Movement Christopher Sebastian

Episode 16 - Rebellion and Revolution

In this episode we discuss Rojava, live animal export, whether bearing witness at slaughterhouses is a good thing or not, some more listener questions about veganism and revolution, and our views on Extinction and Animal Rebellion.

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All music and editing by us. Open Letter to XR Why XR Can't Save the World False Solutions From XR to a Desirous Rebellion Dismantle White Privilege in XR Greta Thunberg Criticisms

Episode 15 - Resistance and Inconsistencey

In this episode we discuss a range of topics, mostly surrounding some listener questions. We talk about Rojava and Hong Kong, Femicide and rape culture in South Africa and some challenging vegan ethical grey areas.

Let us know your thoughts!

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National Geographic: Indigenous Peoples Defend Earth's Biodiversity Amnesty International: The Death Penalty The Cranky Vegan: Intersectionality and Animal Rights CrimethInc.; Hong Kong: Anarchists in the Resistance to the Extradition Bill

Episode 14 - Idea Share - Cognitive Errors

Episode 14 - our first Idea Share Episode! We’ve decided to start a new series of episodes that focus specifically on sharing ideas that either one or both of us have learned, through studies, books, documentaries or personal interest. We want this to be a space where we can share bits of knowledge that we have in some way benefited from.
In this episode we discuss some common cognitive errors and biases.

Email us with feedback, questions, or any other ideas you’d like us to share:

Episode 13 - Dissecting Language

In this episode we respond to some listener feedback and discuss what we expect from the new “Game Changers” documentary. Our main discussion delves into the language that we use when we talk about non-human animals and the ways that this can perpetuate oppressive and exploitative norms. We also go on a bit of a tangent discussing “dog moms”, “bunny dads” and “furkids”, and how we view and treat our companion animals.

For questions, comments and feedback, e-mail us:

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Episode 12 - Are We Too Negative?

In this episode we respond to two listener questions and consider whether we (Pete and Taryn) are too negative, and perhaps even divisive within the vegan community. We delve more into what we think about sharing vegan health facts and messaging that is food-, fat- and disease-shaming, and speak more about our views on abortion and Gary Yourofsky. We also discuss the importance of self-care and dealing with the guilt of escapism in the context of unavoidable participation in a capitalist system that causes harm and exploitation on so many levels.
Trigger warning: We make mention of topics surrounding abortion and sexual assault.

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Bearded Vegans- Fat Shaming Episode

Episode 11 - Are All Animal Rights Activists Worth Supporting?

In this episode we answer some listener questions, do our regular "The Bad and the Rad" segment and then break down how we feel about the idea of supporting any animal rights activists, even if they are problematic, just because it's "for the animals".

Main discussion: 31:06

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#truthofcube video #truthofcube response video Carol J. Adams Statement About DxE Gary Yourofsky: Is The Backlash Warranted? The Dangers Of Hero Worship In An Activist Movement Our Website Colin O-Brady Antarctica Crossing Vegan Ekasi ARWIA’s Statement On Gary Yourofsky Aphro-ism Food Empowerment Project A. Breeze Harper Christopher Sebastian

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