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PP#94: Jackson Long – Vegan Bromance + The Healing Power of Friendship & Community

PP#93: My Banana Island Experience, Eating Disorder Recovery, Travel Plans

PP#92: Ben Beeler

Previous Podcast Episodes

PP#91: Ori Shavit – Israel’s Leading Food Critic Goes Renegade Vegan

November 21, 2016

VegansOnTop.co.il insta: @ori_shavit Vegans On Top Facebook Ori TedX Talk Best Speech You Will Ever Hear – Gary Yourofsky JewishVeg.org Live Chat with me on YouNow…

PP#90: “Big Bald Mike” Crockett – From drug abuser to vegan hero

November 10, 2016

BoneBreaker Barbell Mike Crockett on FB JewishVeg.org Find me on YouNow DirectActionEverywhere.com @directactioneverywhere Please check out and pledge to my Patreon page for exclusive content…

PP#89: Wayne Hsiung – Direct Action As The Road To Animal Liberation

October 9, 2016

Connect with Wayne on FaceBook DirectActionEverywhere.com @directactioneverywhere Yulin Rescue Please check out and pledge to my Patreon page for exclusive content not seen on YouTube!

PP#88: Jeffrey Cohan – Veganism + Judaism

September 14, 2016

JewishVeg.org @jewishveg Alex Hershaft (Holocaust to the Animal Rights Movement) Tuesday Sept 27 Hebrew Union College, NY Please check out and pledge to my Patreon…

PP#87: Ali Washington – Eat Less, Meditate More…?

June 19, 2016

Connect with Ali at: PerceptionTrainers.com @ali_perceptiontrainers on Instagram PLEASE help support the Plantriotic Podcast and Vlog:PATREON.COM/PLANTRIOTIC

PP#86: Simone Reyes – Proud To Be Loud

May 25, 2016

Simone Reyes is the “Head Vegan In Charge”/ Director of Television Development at Def Pictures founded by hip hop and media legend Russell Simmons. Simone…

PP#85 – 10 Pieces of Advice From A New College Graduate

May 17, 2016

Today I graduated college. Hours after the commencement ceremony I recorded this episode reflecting on my experience at school, my best tips for approaching college…

PP#84: Q&A – Do vegans eat crickets?

May 9, 2016

Q&A Topics: Eating cricket protein How to be a new vegan Surviving high school Tattoo aftercare Graduating college Indigenous meat diets Thailand meetups this summer…

PP#83 – Lessons from a spirituality skeptic

May 2, 2016

Spirituality cannot be defined, explained, fully understood or practiced in the same way from one person to another. As a spirituality sceptic growing up, I…

PP#82 – Q&A: Perks of being a vlogger, working on organic farms and how to best transition towards a vegan world

April 25, 2016

Q&A Topics: -Vegan Supplements -Best parts of being a vlogger -Selling pottery -How to transition to a vegan world -Talking about veganism rationally to meat…

PP#81: How to deal with vegan haters and negative social media criticism

April 18, 2016

Being a social media content creator is not always easy. When you put yourself out there for the world to judge, there are certain people…

PP#80: Gabriella Palko – How animal agriculture is destroying the planet and what we can do to stop it

April 11, 2016

I transferred out of art school to an environmentally focused liberal arts college because I wanted to work within the establishment in order to enact environmental…

PP#79: Q&A – Metabolic damage, living with privilege, and my favorite style of yoga

April 4, 2016

In this weeks snapchat Q&A I discuss metabolic damage, family privilege, vegans in the military, my favorite style of yoga, how to create a budget…

PP#78: David Wolfson – Superman of the animal rights movement

March 28, 2016

Before David Wolfson…farm animals had no protective rights over their bodies or lives. As a punk rocker growing up in England, David developed a connective…

PP#77: SeaWorld Announces No More Killer Whale Show

March 21, 2016

SeaWorld has finally succumbed to popular demand and has discontinued their orca breeding program in addition to their killer whale theatrical shows. Organizations like Peta,…

PP#76: Nicolas Delon – Philosophizing about the moral status of animals

March 14, 2016

The question that decides the fate, happiness and safety of tens of billions of sentient beings on this planet is whether or not animals deserve…

PP#74: Mike Callicrate – Cattle rancher & part-time vegetarian

February 29, 2016

Mike Callicrate is not like the typical Plantriotic Podcast guest…and he is also not the typical cattle rancher and beef supplier. Mike is a local…

PP#73: Q&A – Getting out of your comfort zone, diabetics on high carb, and sharing durian with wild orangutans

February 22, 2016

EPISODE 73 Q&A: Topics Answered: Vegan pet ownership Animal testing for medical purposes When your family does not support your veganism Benefits of taking a…

PP#72: Naomi Davis – Cycling across the USA the trash free vegan way

February 15, 2016

I never thought I would meet a fellow yogi, organic gardener, millennial who also biked across the United States…but I did! As a recent graduate…

PP#71: Peter Breslow – Reporting for NPR from Mt. Everest to the South Pole

February 8, 2016

As a podcaster, I couldn’t skip the opportunity of taking a radio journalism class from NPR’s Weekend Edition senior producer Peter Breslow. Peter took a…

PP#70: Q&A – Gaining weight on fruit, best vegan careers, and why vegans are annoying

February 1, 2016

Ask me anything…and I will answer. Topics in this Q&A: -Weight gain on high carb vegan diet -Zero waste vs. Vegan -How to love your…

PP#69: Aaron Stuber & Jackson Long – Thought For Food Podcast hosts discuss the microbiome, vegan parenting and injury prevention

January 25, 2016

  My guests today are two of the most qualified individuals to start cohosting a plant-based nutrition, athletics and sustainability podcast. Their new show is…

PP#68 – Masters Of War: A discussion on political philosophy (Bernie, Hilary, and the military industrial complex)

January 18, 2016

I believe the vegan movement is largely too apolitical and under informed regarding political issues. We talk about recipes, animal rights, health science, but not…

PP#67 – The Pros and Cons of New Years Resolutions

January 11, 2016

Setting new years resolutions is not for everyone. For some it can be a path towards a very positive and successful year while others can…

PP#66: Erik Lamkin – Anorexia to competitive eating

January 4, 2016

I will be the first to admit that people, myself included, take food too seriously sometimes. While food is a powerful tool that should be…

PP#65-Greatest Hits of 2015

December 28, 2015

Plantriotic Podcast’s Greatest Hits of 2015. Over the past year I have recorded conversations for the podcast that have changed my life. The podcast has…

PP#64: Q&A with Izzy Davis – Arnold Schwarzenegger says to eat less meat

December 21, 2015

My girlfriend Izzy Davis and I answer your listener questions. Q&A Topics: Vegan Bodybuilding and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comments on “eating less meat” Is it ever…

PP#63: DJ Cavem & Alkemia Earth – Preaching Plant-Based Nutrition in the White House

December 14, 2015

Art is in everyone. Those who say they are “not artistic” have not found their artistic expression…or maybe they have and just don’t see their…

PP#62 – Vegan Travel Tips for the health and fitness minded

December 7, 2015

“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” Traveling is an amazing way to experience the world,…

PP#61: How to Happily & Healthfully Survive the Holidays

November 30, 2015

Let’s be real. The holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation, community, love, bonding and celebration. But for most people, especially those interested…

PP#60 – My Top 10 Productivity Life Hacks

November 23, 2015

Here are My Top 10 Productivity Life Hacks: 1) Eat a Raw vegan fruit-based breakfast 2) Work at a standing desk 3) Meditate 4) Set…

PP#59: Tim Van Orden – Change your heart, change your life, change the planet

November 16, 2015

“Change your heart, change your life, change the planet.” The “health” and “vegan” movements together focus too narrowly on diet alone as the one stop habit…

PP#58: Q&A – Food combining, drugs, fasting, honey and parents

November 9, 2015

In this unique episode I answer YOUR listener questions! I gathered questions from SnapChat and Instagram and answered them in depth. The topics include: -food…

PP#57: Joshua Katcher – Brave GentleMan is the Beyond Meat of the fashion industry

November 2, 2015

Animal agriculture is the number one contributor of green house gas emissions, water use, deforestation, and wild life destruction on our planet. Animal agriculture does…

PP#56: Ed Bauer & Holly Noll – Lifestyle design, making vegan gains, and yes…PROTEIN

October 26, 2015

They lift, they coach, they eat, they rock social media and they love animals. Ed & Holly are the true vegan power couple in every…

PP#55: Chris Kendall – How raw foods can change your mental game

October 19, 2015

Want to know what is even more extreme than eating a 100% raw food vegan diet? Not wanting to live at all. Chris Kendall of…

PP#54: Evan Worldwind – Using sound to embrace the natural high

October 12, 2015

Close your eyes…and you will experience how the sounds of your surroundings influence your mental and emotional state. There is a reason it is easier…

PP#53: Dr. Elizabeth Lambaer – Skinny Dipping in the Fountain of Youth

October 5, 2015

Age is often thought of as a road block to your dreams and highest potential. In our modern society getting older is associated with deterioration,…

PP#52: Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn – Why the mainstream climate change conversation is all wrong

September 28, 2015

What if the conversation around climate change and how to stop it was all wrong? What if carbon emissions, fracking, oil pipelines, and Hummers weren’t…

PP#51: Ethan Brown – Reinventing the Standard American Diet

September 21, 2015

While the Standard American Diet is not sustainable for the health of the human population nor our planet, most people refuse to give up the…

PP#50: John Kohler – Growing beyond organic fruits and vegetables

September 14, 2015

It cracks me up when people ask me if I have ‘low energy’ when I only eat raw foods! The opposite is the case! Raw…

PP#49: Laura Dawn – Developing a positive relationship with food

September 7, 2015

We have all felt grasped by food at some point in our lives. For some that grasp is mild, causally craving certain pleasure foods once in…

PP#48: Kim-Julie – How to be a practical vegan

August 31, 2015

You either remember a time when “going vegan” seemed impossible, or you are of that mindset right now. Even when I was a five year…

PP#47: Matt Ruscigno – Why we should eat healthy…most of the time

August 24, 2015

There are many reasons to go vegan. Animal welfare, personal health, the environment, human social justice, etc. Often times a vegan activist will focus on just…

PP#46: Alicia Pell (Farm Sanctuary)- Rescuing farm animals is her job

August 16, 2015

Animals are individuals, not commodities. While this may seem obvious to you, it’s not the reality for over 60 billion land animals living today. Over…

PP#45: Jim Morris – The 80-Year-Old Vegan Bodybuilding Legend

August 10, 2015

Humans have been known to reach their physical and mental peak somewhere in their mid thirties. For instance the current holder of the Mr. Olympia…

PP#44: James Spooner – The punk rock, vegan, tattoo artist

August 3, 2015

Before I learned what punk rock was really about, I assumed punk rockers were violent, aggressive, hooligans without a message. I was very wrong, along…

PP#43: Sharon McDowell-Larsen, Ph.D. – Breaking down the science of a plant-based diet

July 27, 2015

If you are a vegan like me without a masters or Ph.D. in science, biochemistry or nutrition, it can be challenging to convince skeptics that…

PP#42: Sarah Vogt – Vegan Figure Competitor

July 20, 2015

Imagine being vegan in the bodybuilding and figure competitor industry. Now imagine being a vegan female competitor in the both male and meat dominated industry….

PP#41: Q&A – Dating, Raw Till 4, Biocentrism, Soy and YouTube

July 13, 2015

Q&A #2. It’s about time! Only 2 Q&A’s in 41 episode…send me more questions for future Q&A’s to Jackson@plantriotic.com, or on the Plantriotic FB Page….

PP#40: Sorsha Morava – Vegan YouTube-ing with NO F*#k$ given

July 6, 2015

I think there are two reasons why so many people hate PETA. The first is that they are obnoxious, controversial, in your face and raunchy….

PP#39: Lyn Harwell – Good food as a right, not a privilege

June 29, 2015

Good, healthy, local food is considered a privilege today. The quality of food one eats has upsettingly become an accurate marker of economic class. Eating…

PP#38: Justin Torrellas – Following your passion 110%

June 22, 2015

There are hard workers, then over achievers, then there are people who do not quit until success is achieved. Justin Torrellas falls into that unique…

PP#37: Jay Oliveira – Seeing the bigger picture as a Plant Based Athlete

June 15, 2015

I remember the first time I saw Jay, aka Plant Based Athlete. It was on YouTube, his first video ever recorded in 2012 called “What a High…

PP#36: Julie Piatt – Life in dance with the divine

June 8, 2015

The way we live has a direct impact on the people who we share our lives with from spouses, to children, friends, teachers, co-workers and…

PP#35: Conor McMillen (aka HandyManBananas) – The secret ingredient is self LOVE

June 1, 2015

The vegan health movement needs to go “beyond the kale.” While diet is the foundation to setting yourself up to live a healthy lifestyle, what…

PP#34: Rachel Schwartz – The vegan trifecta – Nutritionist, bikini competitor, raw food chef

May 25, 2015

It’s so often that we do not listen to our own bodies. Instead we listen to fad diets, tabloids, the TV, our friends and various…

PP#33: Michelle Muench – Thriving plant-based as a sexy yoga mama

May 18, 2015

There is no such thing as being just a yogi, or a vegan, or a mom. We are all unique compilations of life experiences melded…

PP#32: Robert Cheeke – Getting Shredded with passion, persistance, and positivity

May 11, 2015

There is one person that is synonymous with vegan bodybuilding. He is the man who started the movement, connecting plant-based fitness athletes together. His name…

PP#31: Q&A with Jackson Foster – Frugivores, spiritual consciousness, social media, squatting, and caffeine

May 4, 2015

The first ever Q&A episode of the Plantriotic Podcast! Honestly, while I love interviewing guests on the show and learning from inspiring people, once in…

PP#30: Mary Murphy – Art, activism, and animal rights

April 27, 2015

Artists are the most influential activists. Look into the history of any social justice movement or campaign and the iconic graphic art, songs, and poems…

PP#29: Rich Roll – Unleashing the Plant Power within

April 20, 2015

If the PlantPower movement is America’s call to action, Rich Roll is leading the campaign. He is the hope, inspiration, and role model for what…

PP#28: Robby Barbaro – The Mindful Diabetic’s prescription for a fruit-based diet

April 13, 2015

If there is one food a diabetic shouldn’t eat it’s sugar, right? Wrong! Robby Barbaro, also known as The Mindful Diabetic is a fruitarian living with Type…

PP#27: Zhiwa Woodbury – Ecopsychology of climate change

April 6, 2015

In a way, we all share the same mother. No one escapes from their dependence on mother earth who provides our air, water, food and…

PP#26: Ramloti – Discovering the love within yourself

March 30, 2015

Ramloti is the founder of The Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in the rural mountains of Crestone Colorado. Ramloti received her name from the spirit teacher Shri Haidakhan Wale…

PP#25: Izzy Davis – Teenage fruitbat reuniting team vegan

March 23, 2015

Going vegan in high school comes with its fair share of social complications. As teenagers start to experiment with drugs and alcohol friendships can fray, and…

PP#23: Ian Myers – Raw vegan muscle and detoxifying to inner peace

March 9, 2015

The easiest and most effective way to let people know you get enough protein as a vegan is to look the part. Ian Myers is…

PP#22: Shane Lory – How to feed the hungry with wasted food

March 2, 2015

Although the world grows enough food to feed 14 billion people (twice the human population) one in seven people are lacking proper nutrition and calories. In…

PP#21: Peter May – The sound and spirituality of plants

February 23, 2015

Health begins on your plate, but it does not end there. As Tim Van Orden likes to say, once we have dialed in the healthiest…

PP#20: Vanessa Espinoza – Taking plant-based muscle to a whole new level

February 16, 2015

There are not too many people that can play division 1 college basketball standing at just 5’3″. There are also not many women that size…

PP#19: Troy Baleria – Extinguishing heart disease in firehouse culture

February 9, 2015

Colorado Springs has its very own Rip Esselstyn, and his name is Troy Baleria. Troy is a plant-powered paramedic firefighter who works in the front…

PP#18: Jonah Goldman – Why playing in the dirt can be a grown up activity

February 2, 2015

There is a reason why we all loved getting messy when we were kids. It’s cathartic work to stick your hands in dirt and smell…

PP#17: Evan Rock & Charles the Love Ambassador – Cultivating love through play in the Garden of Eden

January 26, 2015

“If the whole world was to suddenly realize that fruit was actually a viable food source, we could turn this world into Eden.” -Mango Wodzak…

PP#16: Jonah Kest – Experiencing life from an alternative perspective

January 19, 2015

Experiencing life from an alternative perspective is a common trend amongst successful artists, entrepreneurs, and happy people. Handstands are one way to see life in…

PP#15: Ryan and Anji of Happy Healthy Vegan – Making vegan work for everyone

January 12, 2015

Do carbs make you fat? This is the age old question nutrition practitioners and experts have been debating for a long time. My experience with…

PP#14: Max Wyman – Venturing off the path in search for a truer meaning

January 5, 2015

There seems to be a trend with parents of millennials setting their children on predetermined paths for success and happiness. The problem with this well…

PP#13: Megan Elizabeth McDonnell – Discovering your own paradise

December 29, 2014

Aloha! Close your eyes and imagine your own unique paradise. Notice how it feels, the fragrances and smells, the tastes and sounds. Now ask yourself,…

PP#12: Harrison Greene – Training for the Olympics with a green thumb

December 22, 2014

Listen on iTunes! In our world of specialization, it’s difficult to be a master in more than one field. It is hard enough to find…

PP#11: Tal Ronnen – A conversation on culinary arts with LA’s Conscious Cook

December 15, 2014

Listen on iTunes! Good food can change someones life. Food is personal, intimate, and breaking bread at the table, or celery for that matter, is…

PP#10: Ben Benulis – Food foraging on a fruit-based vegan diet

December 8, 2014

Listen on iTunes! It is still possible to live an Adam and Eve-like lifestyle in Southern California. Most people today source a majority of their…

PP#9: Jackson Long – Pedaling to the pros on a plant-based path

December 1, 2014

Listen on iTunes! It’s tough enough going vegan midway through college, but Jackson Long, our guest today, is also training to become a pro cyclist….

PP#8: Aaron Stuber “The Plant-based RN” – Teaching healthcare within a sick-care system

November 24, 2014

“Healthcare” is a deceiving term. In most western societies we associate healthcare with drugs, vaccines, and surgeries, as if the body is always out of…

PP#7: Jaclyn Silsby – Playing plant powered in D1 women’s Soccer

November 17, 2014

Listen on iTunes! A lot of people know a vegan diet can be healthy for a moderately active, fit individual. But when it comes to…

PP#6: Elise Rothman d’Hauthuille – Living Local Wherever You Go

November 10, 2014

Listen on iTunes! Next time you engage in any form of commerce, think about where your dollar will most likely go. Will it circulate back into…

PP#5: Gene Baur- Conscience of the Food Movement

November 3, 2014

Listen on iTunes! Imagine a wold where no individuals are harmed. No domestic violence, no discrimination, and no harming of the innocent, emotional, and free…

PP#4: Tinya Duffey- Vegan Mothering with Confidence

October 27, 2014

Listen on iTunes! As an outspoken and self proclaimed vegan activist, I am constantly under a social microscope and forced to defend myself about my…

PP #3: Josh Lerner – From Pills to Prana: The power of spiritual transformation

October 20, 2014

They say you are most molded in your high school years. While this may be true, it does not mean you cannot change, and my…

PP #2: JL Fields- Redefining what it means to be a vegan woman

October 13, 2014

JL fields is a power house of vegan activism. This powerful, open minded, loving, energetic, passionate, and hard working plant-based woman taps into a sector of…

Plantriotic Podcast Episode #1 with Jackson Foster

October 5, 2014

Plantriotic Podcast Episode #1 with Jackson Foster   The world is full of teachers, also know as “gurus”. The definition of a guru is “the…

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