170 Body Positivity 101 with Jaime K from Save the Kales!

We are so stoked to finally do an episode on body positivity! This week, we’re joined by the lovely Jaime Karpovich to talk the basics of body positivity: what it is, what it isn’t (or shouldn’t be), how it’s been commercialized in the mainstream, and what the vegan movement should learn from it.

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169 Bodily Autonomy

This week we discuss bodily autonomy. Our culture shows us in many ways that we don’t have true control over our bodies, so it’s no wonder that we can’t imagine a culture based on affirmative consent when we’ve been taught since childhood that there are times our autonomy can be violated or ‘overruled.’

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168 How to Practice Anti-Consumerist Veganism, with Andy Tabar

We sit down with Andy Tabar from The Bearded Vegans and Compassion Co today to talk about what it looks like to be practice anti-capitalist, anti-consumerist veganism.

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167 Returned Ex-Vegans

We are FINALLY doing our Returned Ex-Vegans episode, woohoo! Today we bring you five unique and moving stories about people who went vegan, stopped being vegan, and became vegan again. Their stories illuminate the many reasons why we need to have compassion for those who struggle to stay vegan in this non-vegan world, and why we need to have an inclusive, sensitive, anti-capitalist movement that goes beyond defining veganism by consumption.

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166 Creepy Kids Movies Series, Part 3: The Creepiness of Kids Movies

To wrap up our Creepy Kids’ Movies series, we talk about how generally creepy most kids’ movies are – from fucked up lessons for children to things that are just downright disturbing. We had a LOT of fun with this one!

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163 Creepy Kids Movie Series, Part 1: Exploring Coraline – a Beautiful, Haunting Allegory for Child Abuse and Neglect

Since Nichole hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Coraline, a gorgeous and creepy AF 3D stop-motion animated film by Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman, we decided to talk about this week, kicking off a short creepy kids’ movie series.

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162 #TimesUpAR: Covering the Recent Public Allegations of Abuse and Harassment in the Animal Rights Movement with The Bearded Vegans

This week we pair up with The Bearded Vegans to cover the dumpster fire that is the mainstream Animal Rights movement, as revealed by the recent #TimesUpAR campaign.

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161 A Rant-isode Spectacular for Our 3 Year Showversary!!!

Going off our usual format, we’re celebrating 3 years of VWPA with a terrible (AWESOME) joke, updates on the upcoming book club, tangents galore, and a slew of ridiculous rants. This episode is the hottest of hot messes.

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