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THE PETA PODCAST

Emil Guillermo, author, broadcaster

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The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.
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Welcome everyone to my podcast Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano. This podcast will feature in-depth interviews with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more! I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe if we ...
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Defender Radio and The Switch

Michael Howie / The Fur-Bearers

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Defender Radio and The Switch bring experts and solutions to wildlife advocates and animal lovers around the world. Hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie, Defender Radio and The Switch are produced by The Fur-Bearers (TheFurBearers.com) and released weekly. Learn more at DefenderRadio.com
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Australian Farmers: Telling Our Story is hosted by television presenter and journalist, Angie Asimus and is powered by the National Farmers Federation. It’s dedicated to connecting our wonderful farmers with health conscious consumers and ethically minded shoppers. Together, we can all learn more about the food we eat and the fibre we wear. This is your exclusive look behind the farm gate. As a country girl herself, Angie knows you'll love what you hear. From the freshest produce, to carbon ...
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Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!
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After Animals Podcast

Ulara Nakagawa & Sharanya Krishna Prasad

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After Animals uncovers trends and stories at the cutting edge of the global post-animal movement. What does a future look like, in which food, fashion and entertainment no longer have to exploit animals to be successful? In each episode, we share a remarkable and inspiring story about someone who is forging a more compassionate future for us all. After Animals seeks to activate a kinder, more compassionate world through innovation.
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Senior Research Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, Jen Bartashus, joins host and CEO of VegTech™ Invest Elysabeth Alfano on Awesome Vegans at the Farm, Food, & Fuel Summit. They discuss conference and their panel experiences as well as their predictions for the sector in the next five to ten years. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulti…
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A "suicide race" is what jockeys call the sprints young horses are forced to run to get top dollar at places like the Ocala Breeders Sale in Florida. On April 10, 2024, a horse raced to its death, a jockey was hurt, and the president of the sale allegedly assaulted a PETA investigator who captured it all on video. Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr. VP on Eq…
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In this episode of Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth discusses the future of food with Chef James Corwell at the Culinary Institute of America's event in Napa Valley. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethAlfano.com. For more information, vi…
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What is misothery? Akin to misogyny, author Jim Mason has coined "misothery" as the phrase describing how we "other" animals. Mason, a co-author with philosopher Peter Singer on "Animal Factories," has written a new edition of his 1993 classic, "An Unnatural Order--Roots of Our Destruction of Nature." Mason connects our "othering" of animals with r…
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The humble orange finds its way into most fruit bowls at some stage during the year. We know it’s a powerhouse for immune boosting Vitamin C. But there’s so much more to citrus than many of us know. What better way to find out than with a farmer who grows 14 different varieties. And for a fruit that is usually purchased for its flesh, not its skin,…
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Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, Head of Sustainability Research at Lombard Odier Investment Managers in Switzerland joins the Plantbased Business Hour. Host and CEO of VegTech Invest, Elysabeth Alfano, discusses with Thomas who pays and who benefits from food systems transformation. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, …
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Cesar Chavez fought for farmworker rights, but he was also a devout animal lover and did not eat animal flesh. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day (March 31), we reprise our interview with Barbara J. King who talks about empathy toward animals. For some like Chavez it's developed over time through their dogs and animal companions, as King explains, recogn…
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A concrete laden Barton Street runs the distance of lower Hamilton, marking the transition from residential housing to commercial and industrial spaces – what many people think of when they hear Steel City. But along this busy street something magical is happening: swatches of concrete are vanishing, to be replaced by naturalized gardens. Flowers, …
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This week Elysabeth comes to you from Expo West in Anaheim, California. She discusses the state of the plant-based sector with Noah Hyams, Founder of Vegpreneur, and Rodd Willis, Director of Natural and Specialty at Dot Foods. Hear about what kinds of products Elysabeth saw at Expo West and what the hot topic items were. Subscribe! For plant-based …
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It's an emergency situation at the animal shelters in Los Angeles, which are suffering from an overpopulation problem that, in turn, shuts out the growing number of animals that still need homes. The city's"no-kill" policy was intended to be a "feel-good" measure, but it has resulted in a lack of space in increasingly crowded shelters and animals a…
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If you don’t already have passes to Humane Canada’s Summit for Animals May 5 to 7 in Halifax, you’re going to miss out on an awful lot! The annual event is organized by Humane Canada, the national federation of humane societies and SPCAs, and presenting sponsor PetSmart Charities of Canada. The Summit for Animals brings together people who work on …
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** Trigger Warning** In this episode, we do talk about suicide, which can be distressing. If you need resources or support go to beyondblue.org or for 24 hour free counselling in Australia, the number for Lifeline is 13 11 14. Leila McDougall wears many hats – not just an Akubra. As well as being a farmer, she’s a mother, a teacher, a writer, produ…
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George Khalife, V.P. of U.S. Capital Formation on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) joins Elysabeth to discuss taking Plant-based Innovation brands public on the exchange. They breakdown what you need to know before you IPO. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more…
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A third dog died on March 12 at the 2024 Iditarod, the 1,000-mile race of animal cruelty held every year in Alaska. A three-year-old male dog named Henry is the third death in three days. Two other race dogs, Bog, a two-year-old, and George, a four-year-old both died on Sunday. "The Iditarod is the shame of Alaska," said Tracy Reiman, PETA's execut…
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Simone Diamond is a Coast Salish artist who creates art pieces in the Coast Salish style. You may have seen Simone’s designs featured on products from companies like Native Northwest, on her popular Instagram account, or in The Fur-Bearers’ kids activity book. Simone joins Defender Radio to talk about how spirituality is infused with her art, the i…
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On this episode of Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth discusses the recent rise in stock price for Beyond Meat after their Q4 2023 earnings call Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethAlfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethAlfano.com…
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Watch "The Failed Experiment," a new documentary executive produced by Bill Maher, available now for free on YouTube. (See the link below). Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr.VP on Laboratory Investigations, says too many people don't understand what animal experimentation is all about. Catch up quickly. Listen to the podcast and then watch the documentary t…
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The humble cabbage may not often receive the kudos it deserves. But for one couple who swapped the hustle and bustle of Sydney for the pristine pastures of Tasmania, these cruciferous vegetables are a hero ingredient. Tom and Sue Glynn might be new to farming but the art of turning cabbage into kimchi is something that’s been passed down for genera…
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How can you raise capital for your start-up or existing company in this restrictive economy? It is what is on almost every founder's mind. Jeffrey Harris, CEO of Green Venture Advisory, joins Elysabeth today on the Plantbased Business Hour to talk about the three things you need to know. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and publ…
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Kip Andersen, director of "Cowspiracy," "Seaspiracy," and "What the Health," now adds to his accomplishments the new movie, "Christspiracy," on the ethical and spiritual questions around killing animals for meat. With co-creator Kameron Waters, the movie opens in more than 600 theaters on March 20. For tickets, go to Christspiracy.com and use the c…
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Three-time founder, Yves Potvin, discusses the current state of Plant-based Innovation sector and how to grow a food business to be acquired. Having sold gardein to Conagra and Yves Veggie Cuisine to Hain Celestial, Yves is now championing Konscious Foods with a plan to be acquired. Learn from this ultra-successful pioneer on The Plant-based Busine…
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Playwright, author, and poet Ishmael Reed's new play, "The Shine Challenge, 2024," gives animals a voice in the fight for justice. Shine is a black man said to have survived the Titanic in 1912. But he's accused of sinking the ship and put on trial. Who saves the African American Shine? The animals. Specifically, a polar bear and a shark. It's surr…
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Not all farm animals are soft like woolly sheep or docile like grazing cows. Some in fact, would eat you, if given the chance. Crocodile farming is not for the faint-hearted and today we’re catching up with the family who established Queensland’s first commercial crocodile farm in 1981. Croc leather, meat and tours are growing in popularity. But th…
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While traveling in India, Elysabeth asks her friend James Robinson about his plant-based journey and what products he enjoys to get insights into what consumers like him want out of the sector. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethA…
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A new company formed by former key employees of Charles River Labs and Envigo is trying to build a monkey farm in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia that will house up to 30,000 monkeys to be bred for experimentation. But they never told the residents about the plans. Now PETA is helping them put a stop to the project. Amy Meyer, PETA's manager of…
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Improving the lives of dogs across Canada and around the world is a hefty goal – but by talking about the lives of wild dogs, Dr. Valli Fraser-Celin is getting closer to reaching that goal every day. Dr. Fraser-Celin, who has worked with African wild dogs, dogs in Indigenous communities in Canada, and identifying how a one-health approach makes an …
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Elysabeth recaps her time visiting Sri Lanka. She discusses all the incredible animals she saw but also the devastating effects of biodiversity loss due to climate change. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more information, visit ElysabethAlfano.com. For more in…
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TV's "Saturday Night Live" did a one-liner on the crystal meth racehorse in Ohio. Find out why the real story is not all that funny. Plus, despite a happy ending with the Clydesdales featured in a Super Bowl ad, cruelty and horse abuse continue. And it's often undetected by law enforcement were it not for whistleblowers and the advocacy of PETA. If…
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It’s grey, generally cold, damp, and rather unpleasant in early February across Canada. Fortunately, it’s a great time of year to get outside and start planting! Now, I know I’m out on a bit of a limb here, but late winter and early spring are actually ideal for sowing many vital, native plant species across Canada. To tie this into how it helps wi…
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Where do all those marked, undersized, scratched and cracked pieces of fruit and vegetables end up? Most shops and consumers won’t even look at them. But my guest today is turning second-grade produce into top-notch snacks, meals and garnishes. It’s amazing how with a dehydrator, aesthetics suddenly aren’t all that important. The magic of turning f…
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