On the fence or new to veganism? Listen and learn.

Are you a committed vegan or just toying with reducing your meat consumption? It can be baffling understanding how to best embrace a plant-based diet and cut out animal products. Curious? There is a whole host of well researched podcasts tackling vegan issues, animal exploitation and ethical lifestyle choices. From household names to Hollywood actresses, vegans are sharing their learnings to help you debate your own options. Pop in your Airpods and listen to five of the most popular podcasts discussing veganism.

The Simply Vegan Podcast

Holly Johnson and Mollie Pickering

Don’t we need dairy for calcium? Is plant-based really the answer to all our woes? Cutting out animal products can mystify the most informed among us. Listening to the Simply Vegan Podcast is like listening to best friends chatting about their favourite subject, which just happens to be veganism. In their weekly podcast, Holly Johnson and Mollie Pickering rant about vegan news stories, rave about new food launches and chat to vegan influencers, chefs and experts. Expect fermented food, nutrition, weight loss, activism and climate change to be discussed, with passion, at length. Listen here.

Delicious Ways to Feel Better

Deliciously Ella

You’ve read the cookbook, eaten the plant-based snacks, downloaded the app and bought the skincare. Now it’s time you listen to the Deliciously Ella podcast that has had over ten million listens since launching in 2018. If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of health, veganism and lifestyle, this podcast is for you. Discussions go beyond a plant-based diet to cover more holistic topics. Hosted by Ella Mills, this series of interviews with world leading researchers, scientists and doctors, covers topics from gut health to mental health and dealing with stress. This is life-affirming listening. Listen here.

No Meat Athlete Radio

Matt Frazier and Doug Hay

Can you possibly excel as an athlete on a plant-based diet? Do you need meat to be fit? How can a vegan sportsman find enough protein? If these sort of questions burn around your brain, you will want to binge listen to this podcast. Friends Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke discuss how to crush it as plant-based athletes in their podcast which covers vegan nutrition, running tips, lifestyle advice and habit changes. Listen here.

The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast

Evanna Lynch

Remember Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter? It transpires that the brilliant Irish actress is a passionate vegan activist. Evanna Lynch launched The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast, with co-hosts Momoko Hill, Robbie Jarvis and Tylor Starr. They enlighten listeners that opting for vegan needn’t mean forgoing your favourite foods or your sense of fun. Their podcast explores unanswered questions from how to handle guilt as a new vegan to issues around eating animals and society’s perceptions of masculinity. Listen here.

The Disclosure Podcast

Earthling Ed

Ed Winter’s speech, ‘You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again’ has 35 million views online. Such popularity doesn’t come without good reason. This TEDx speaker and vegan educator is known for talking sense. His fact-based and well-researched podcast explores morality, veganism, the environment, current affairs and the ethical emphasis of changing to a plant-based non-violent life. Listen to Ed’s logical arguments so you can remember them in your own heated discussions. Listen here.

Annabel Jack
February 2022

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Annabel Jack

Contributing Editor

Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.