SoFlo Vegans Podcast

SoFlo Vegans

SoFlo Vegans Podcast brings you discussions with vegan experts from around the globe. Topics include health, the environment, animal advocacy, and spreading compassion. Sean Russell is the founder and host of SoFlo Vegans, an organization created to help make South Florida a global hotspot for veganism. He is joined by his co-host and SoFlo Vegans media coordinator, Alba the Veg Nurse. Podcasts are released weekly in 12 episode seasons.

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Earthling Ed joins host Mr. Russell to talk about his introduction to animal activism and what initially made him want to become vegan. This is part one of a two part interview. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-earthling-ed/ Support this podcast

Apr 2018

26 min 18 sec

Earthling Ed joins SoFlo Vegans founder, Sean Russell to discuss some of the controversy surrounding vegan activism, his work with nonprofit organizations and his impression of vegan communities around the globe. We also look at some highlights in the world of vegan news and local events in the South Florida community. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-earthling-ed-episode-002/ Support this podcast

Jul 2018

48 min 53 sec

Ingrid Newkirk, PETA co-founder and president joins SoFlo Vegans founder, Sean Russell for a discussion about animal rights and being a leader in your community. Green Bar & Kitchen owner Charles Grippo shares his thoughts about the growing vegan community in South Florida and learn how you can win tickets to see the new Natalie Portman documentary, Eating Animals. All this and more on the SoFlo Vegans Podcast. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-ingrid-newkirk-episode-003/ Support this podcast

Jul 2018

30 min 38 sec

Rachel Black, Senior National Volunteer Coordinator for the Humane League joins us to share their organization’s mission, address misconception surrounding animal rights activism and how listeners can get involved. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-the-humane-league-episode-004/ Support this podcast

Jul 2018

30 min 44 sec

American Ninja Warrior contestant and SoFlo Vegan, Calle Alexander shares his experience being on three seasons of the NBC hit show and what it's like to be a vegan athlete. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-calle-alexander-from-american-ninja-warrior-episode-005/ Support this podcast

Jul 2018

30 min 13 sec

Vegan fitness enthusiast, Chris Moore, is our guest as he talks about transitioning into a vegan lifestyle, provides fitness and nutrition advice and talks about his love for the South Florida vegan community. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-chris-moore/ Support this podcast

Aug 2018

40 min 34 sec

Charles Grippo, founder, and chef at Green Bar & Kitchen and Susan Hargreaves, founder of Animal Hero Kids join host Sean Russell for a discussion about vegan living, animal rights and transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-charles-grippo-and-susan-hargraves/ Support this podcast

Aug 2018

34 min 32 sec

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, we speak with athlete, activist and vegan bodybuilder and CEO of Crazies and Weirdos, Dominick Thompson. This episode is brought to you by Seed Food and Wine Week, Miami, Florida. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-dominick-thompson-episode-008/ Support this podcast

Sep 2018

1 hr 10 min

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, we speak with International Vegan Flag creator, photographer and animal rights activist, Gad Hakimi. This episode is brought to you by Seed Food and Wine Week, Miami, Florida. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-vegan-flag-creator-gad-hakimi-episode-009/ Support this podcast

Sep 2018

46 min 13 sec

Brenden Fitzgerald and Carly Bergman, also known as the Sustainable Duo, join host Sean Russell in the season two premiere of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast. https://www.soflovegans.com/the-sustainable-duo-soflo-vegans-podcast-episode-010/ Support this podcast

Feb 2019

1 hr 13 min

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, host Sean Russell interviews vegan bodybuilder and activist, Torre Washington. https://www.soflovegans.com/torre-washington-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Mar 2019

1 hr 2 min

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, we speak with Richard 'Kudo' Couto from ARM (Animal Recovery Mission). https://www.soflovegans.com/richard-couto-from-animal-recovery-mission-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Mar 2019

51 min 8 sec

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, the SoFlo Vegans team of Sean Russell, Jacque Tarlton, and Alba Mendez interview Dr. Michael Klaper. https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-michael-klaper-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Apr 2019

1 hr

On this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, we speak with Jordan David from Conscious Muscle and Friends Not Food Rescue. https://www.soflovegans.com/soflo-vegans-podcast-w-dominick-thompson-episode-008/ Support this podcast

Apr 2019

27 min 44 sec

Margarita Restrepo from the nonprofit WFPB.org and Naked Food Magazine joins us to talk about her journey to bring awareness to adopting a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. https://www.soflovegans.com/margarita-restrepo-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Apr 2019

1 hr 3 min

Jacque Tarlton and Mariza Prince from the Plant Chics join us on the SoFlo Vegans podcast, hosted by Sean Russell. https://www.soflovegans.com/plant-chics-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Apr 2019

53 min 29 sec

Honey Labronx joins us to talk about using her exposure as a drag performer to spread the vegan message to new audiences. A member of Queer Rising, Honey was heavily involved in the 2011 fight for marriage equality in New York State. She even went to jail fighting for marriage equality along with her drag mother, Bob The Drag Queen (winner of Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race). https://www.soflovegans.com/honey-labronx-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Jun 2019

1 hr 30 min

SoFlo Vegans interviewed Dr. Neal Barnard at Plant Miami where he talks about the growing plant-based physician's movement, how he became a vegan and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-neal-barnard-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Jun 2019

39 min 45 sec

Welcome back to season 3 of our show. Jonny Juicer joins us for our season premiere where we talk about how he got into juicing, recommendations on how you can get started, controversies, his co-star Noah and tips on building your brand. https://www.soflovegans.com/jonny-juicer-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Oct 2019

39 min 6 sec

James and Dhalia Marin from Married to Health join us to talk about differences between Dietitians and Nutritionists, Vegan Myths, Gut Health, SIBO, raising a vegan child, their project with Dr. Angie Sadeghi and influencers leaving the vegan lifestyle. https://www.soflovegans.com/married-to-health-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Nov 2019

1 hr 12 min

Dr. Aaron Spitz is a board-certified Urologist that is featured in the documentary Game Changers and is the author of the new book called “The Penis Book: A Doctor's Complete Guide to the Penis-From Size to Function and Everything in Between". https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-aaron-spitz-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Dec 2019

1 hr 15 min

Dr. Maria Ines “Mari” Mitrani is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Organicell Regenerative Medicine, Inc. In this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, Dr. Mari breaks down the important benefits of stem cells and demystifies some of the controversy surrounding that has become popular over the years. She also talks about the exciting new field of research and technology behind Exosomes. Support this podcast

Dec 2019

45 min 52 sec

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Angie Sadeghi who is a prominent gastroenterologist that travels the country educating people about the gut and diseases and disorders affecting the digestive tract. Joining us as our co-host for the episode is our Media Coordinator, Alba Mendez. https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-angie-sadeghi-soflo-vegans-podcast/ This episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast is brought to you by the Plant Chics 30 Day Challenge. We are excited to be partnering with them to help you ditch the diet and get on a sustainable lifestyle. Go to soflovegans.com/plant-chics for more information about their 30 Day Challenge and to learn more about this amazing community. Also, remember to leave a review and subscribe to our show by going to soflovegans.com/podcast. Your support will help us reach more people and aid our mission of making South Florida a global hotspot for veganism. So with that being said, enjoy our conversation with Dr. Angie Sadeghi on the SoFlo Vegans Podcast. Support this podcast

Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

Welcome back to another episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast. I’m your host and founder of SoFlo Vegans, Sean Russell. In this episode, we speak with Liz Jones who is a passionate animal rights activist and marine biologist. Also returning as co-host is our Media Coordinator, Alba Mendez. In this episode, we discuss undercover work, rescues, Kaparos, companion animals, invasive species, the dangers of activism and other topics surrounding animal advocacy. https://www.soflovegans.com/liz-jones-soflo-vegans-podcast/ Support this podcast

Jan 2020

1 hr 7 min

In this episode, we speak with Brendan Fitzgerald and Carly Bergman from the Sustainable Duo about Zero-Waste, permaculture, horticulture, growing your own food, pet care, CBD and hemp. https://www.soflovegans.com/sustainable-duo-getting-zero-wasted/ Support this podcast

Jan 2020

58 min 1 sec

In this episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast, we speak to Renee and Tommy from the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary to discuss how cattle ranchers can switch from animal agriculture to building a vegan business, as well as exploring their history in cattle ranching and how they were inspired to go plant-based. We also touch on the environment, their Rancher Advocacy Program and how passion plays a major role in their advocacy. https://www.soflovegans.com/rowdy-girl-sanctuary-passion-and-compassion-for-animals-and-ranching/ Support this podcast

Jan 2020

1 hr 2 min

In this episode, we speak with Geoff Palmer, founder, and CEO of Clean Machine... Also returning as co-host is our Media Coordinator, Alba Mendez. Geoff’s 35-year journey as a vegan, B12 and why it’s important to nutrition and health, exciting research further supporting the advantages of a plant-based diet and some common misconception regarding protein and other areas of veganism. https://www.soflovegans.com/geoff-palmer-leading-research-in-plant-based-b12-and-protein/ Support this podcast

Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Sailesh Rao, environmentalist, animal rights activist and founder of Climate Healers. In this episode, we discuss The Prevent Year Zero Campaign, Dr. Rao’s background as an engineer and how it helped his work. We look at his groundbreaking white paper on Animal Agriculture being the leading cause of climate change, as well as looking at the role of compassion and how it plays a major role in the work we do for others and ourselves. https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-sailesh-rao-how-to-heal-and-prevent-year-zero/ Support this podcast

Feb 2020

1 hr 8 min

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Joel Kahn, a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Also joining us for this episode is our media coordinator, Alba Mendez. In this episode, we discuss. His journey to becoming America’s Heart Healthy MD, the cost of Heart Disease, the role a plant-based diet plays in healing itself self and his future plans. https://www.soflovegans.com/dr-joel-kahn-the-cost-of-heart-disease-and-the-role-of-plant-based-nutrition/ Support this podcast

Feb 2020

1 hr 20 min

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, MPH, a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. We talk about their new book and how a plant-based diet can help reverse different types of diabetes in both children and adults. https://www.soflovegans.com/mastering-diabetes-the-revolutionary-method-to-reverse-insulin-resistance-permanently/ Support this podcast

Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

Sean Russell, Alba Mendez, and Jacque Tarlton share their expertise to discuss how they are staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also share a preview of season 4 of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast and announce the first-ever SoFlo Vegans Virtual Expo. Support this podcast

Apr 2020

51 min 23 sec

In round two of our podcast with Dr. Neal Barnard, the SoFlo Vegans team of Sean Russell and Alba Mendez dig into the topics of diabetes, hormones, soy and its relation to estrogen, prostate and breast cancer and infertility. We also discuss Dr. Neal Barnard's book, Your Body in Balance. Support this podcast

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

Dr. Sam Rassoul shares his years of knowledge as a chiropractor and discusses how your nervous system is critical to your overall health. Support this podcast

Apr 2020

1 hr 5 min

John Lewis, also known as Bad Ass Vegan is a fitness expert, professional speaker, entrepreneur, author, and is co-directing the documentary, Hungry for Justice, alongside Keegan Kuhn from "What the Health". We discuss his background growing up in Ferguson, Missouri, attending a historically black college, beginnings of his vegan journey, branding himself Bad Ass Vegan, why he doesn't use comments on Instagram, and more. Support this podcast

May 2020

1 hr 10 min

Karyn Calabrese shares her journey as a raw foodist and vegan entrepreneur. Topics include veganism in the black community, being different from her family and facing adversity, the rise of veganism in the past five years, thoughts on sugar and fruit fasts, and other important topics. Learn more about Karyn Calabrese on his https://karynraw.com/ (official homepage). Support this podcast

May 2020

1 hr 7 min

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz is a board-certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. We discuss his thoughts on the pandemic, how the gut impacts overall health, short chain fatty acids and his book Fiber Fueled. Support this podcast

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Peter Cervoni joins the SoFlo Vegans Podcast to talk about how veal and softshell crab played a role in him becoming vegan, his culinary journey, his role as the executive corporate chef for Good Catch, the controversy over the use of plant-based and vegan and so much more.  https://soflovegans.com/podcast Support this podcast

May 2020

1 hr 21 min

Marco Antonio Regil joins us to talk about spreading compassion, his experience as a national television host, why he went vegan, his love for Austin Texas and his time as a South Floridian. Host Sean Russell also shares his thoughts on the current climate of the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Support this podcast

Jun 2020

1 hr 21 min

I've decided to take this opportunity to reflect on my past experiences and realized that I've lived a rich life. I decided to share this experience with the world with the purpose of you understanding more about my journey. It's a short listen, so feel free to enjoy and reach out if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an interview. Support this podcast

Jun 2020

18 min 21 sec

Damien Mander, founder and CEO of the International Anti-poaching Foundation joins us to discuss his organizations, origins as a vegan, near brushes with death in the African wild, vegan culture and Africa and more. Support this podcast

Jun 2020

1 hr 1 min

Philip Anthony Mangan is a Vegan, model, serial entrepreneur, and proud South Floridan that moved to New York to find opportunities and is now called the Vegan Model on social media. In this episode, we cover different types of modeling, Captain Planet, FSU, ethical veganism, sustainable brands, paper leather, environmental conservation, Our Children’s Earth Foundation, vegan scene in New York City, and My Fittest Hour. Support this podcast

Aug 2020

43 min 54 sec

Mic the Vegan is a YouTube researcher with a popular following. His videos help millions of people navigate through the vegan lifestyle. In this podcast, Mic shares how he launched his channel, as well as his vegan origin story, thoughts on the pandemic, his routine, and advice for vegans in general. This episode is sponsored by Hodo Foods. Visit our show notes for links to Mic the Vegan and our sponsor. ► SHOW NOTES: https://soflovegans.com/podcast Support this podcast

Aug 2020

45 min 18 sec

Jane Valez-Mitchell is the founder of the Jane Unchained Network. The Jane Unchained Network is a digital new channel focused on animal rights and the vegan lifestyle. Her organization is supported by over 60 contributors and reaches over 1 million people. In this season five premiere, Sean Russell uncovers Jane’s vegan origin story, how she became a broadcaster, her work as a vegan activist and how the Jane Unchained Network started. We also debut the first SoFlo Vegans spotlight segment. This episode features Jacque Tarlton from the Plant Chics.  Support this podcast

Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

Jayney Goddard joins the SoFlo Vegans Podcast to talk about her journey into veganism, her International #1 Best Selling Book, the Standard American Diet, the UK vegan scene and more. Also stay tuned for a spotlight featuring The Caribe Vegan. Listen to the full episode and subscribe. Support this podcast

Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

Keegan Kuhn, Shaun Monson, Marc Pierschel and Louie Psihoyos join host Sean Russell to talk about their films, production, veganism, activism, the pandemic, and the current shift in societies perception of animal cruelty. This panel was held during the second day of our SoFlo Vegans EXPO back in April 2020. Support this podcast

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

Chris Burnam from House of Chick’n joins us to talk about his path to veganism, being a blegan, entrepreneur, and other topics focusing more on compassion. This episode is sponsored by Hungry Harvest and we thank them for their belief and support in our mission. Support this podcast

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

Ingrid Newkirk joins the SoFlo Vegans Podcast to discuss her new book, Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion. This is her second appearance on the podcasts where host Sean Russell talks to Ingrid Newkirk about her vegan origin story, activism during the pandemic and other topics surrounding the animal rights movement.  Sponsorship Skip the store, avoid the crowds, and get farm-fresh produce, kitchen staples, and vegan pantry items delivered right to your doorstep starting at just $15. Every time you receive a Harvest, you’re contributing to the fight against food waste and hunger in our community. Get 50% off with code SOFLO at https://hungryharvest.net (hungryharvest.net) Support this podcast

Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Grey joins host Sean Russell for a conversation about veganism, Hip Hop, and parenting. Show notes and past episodes can be found on http://soflovegeans.com/podcast (soflovegeans.com/podcast).  Support this podcast

Sep 2020

47 min 36 sec

Welcome to a brand new episode of the SoFlo Vegans Podcast. You’re going to notice a bit of a difference in this episode. In addition to having a featured guest at the end of each podcast, expect to hear news segments covering topics important to the vegan community at large. You do not need to live in South Florida to get value from our show. It’s designed for anyone living a vegan lifestyle, we just happen to tell it from the perspective of the SoFlo Vegans Community. On today’s episode, we are joined by Eric Vincent from the THIRST Group to talk a 120 Billion dollars stimulus to save the restaurant and food industry. Hodo Foods CEO Minh Tsai talks about how he founded Hodo Foods and what they reaching out to the South Florida community. This episode is brought to you by Hungry Harvest. Hungry Harvest curates weekly variety boxes of healthy produce and vegan pantry items while making no contact deliveries directly to your door. Every delivery saves at least 10 pounds of food from going to waste and supports the work of local hunger-solving organizations with produce donations. Get 50% off with code SOFLO at http://hungryharvest.net/ (hungryharvest.net) Support this podcast

Oct 2020

38 min 32 sec

Dr. Scott Harrington from VeganPrimaryCare.com joins the SoFlo Vegans Podcast with host Sean Russell. In this episode, we discuss the growing popularity of telemedicine, Dr. Harrington's military background, essential nutrients all vegans should have in their system, Hashimoto's disease, and other important topics addressing your overall health. Support this podcast

Jan 7

35 min 13 sec