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Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan

By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Bestselling Author and Acclaimed Speaker

Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully, including living zero waste! Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at JoyfulVegan.com.

  1. 1.
    The Vegan Police: How to Speak Up for Animals Without Talking Down to People (REBROADCAST)10/28/2018
    22:06
  2. 2.
    Is Palm Oil Vegan? Should Vegans Eat Palm Oil? (REBROADCAST)10/19/2018
    42:08
  3. 3.
    Vegan at Work: When Your Job Conflicts with Your Ethics (REBROADCAST)10/09/2018
    59:50
  4. 4.
    Are Oysters Vegan? (REBROADCAST)09/29/2018
    59:50
  5. 5.
    Masculinity and Meat: Re-Defining What Makes a “Real Man” (REBROADCAST)09/27/2018
    59:50
  6. 6.
    What's Wrong with Eggs if Chickens Don't Have to Be Killed? (REBROADCAST)09/06/2018
    59:50
  7. 7.
    Vegan Travel: Vietnam08/15/2018
    1:18:43
  8. 8.
    Zero Waste, Vegan, and Living with Cats07/11/2018
    59:50
  1. 9.
    Food Waste (Part 3) — Make Soil Not Trash: The Ins and Outs of Composting06/07/2018
    1:29:19
  2. 10.
    Food Waste (Part 2) — Food is Not Garbage04/22/2018
    1:14:06
  3. 11.
    Food Waste (Part 1): How Animal Products Hinder Zero Waste Goals03/23/2018
    40:06
  4. 12.
    Zero Waste: It Ain't About Recycling03/09/2018
    1:06:40
  5. 13.
    The Vegan Experience: Special Annoucement02/17/2018
    37:35
  6. 14.
    Don't Get Fleeced: Check out This Episode!01/18/2018
    4:27
  7. 15.
    Clean Meat: Slaughter-Free and Sustainable01/05/2018
    1:09:29
  8. 16.
    12-Year Podcast Anniversary: A Love-Filled Love Fest12/23/2017
    1:36:13
  9. 17.
    Buying In or Selling Out? When Meat and Dairy Corporations Buy Vegan Companies12/10/2017
    52:40
  10. 18.
    10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates (REBROADCAST)12/06/2017
    1:18:36
  11. 19.
    Co-Existing with Carnivores: A Conversation with Project Coyote's Camilla Fox12/01/2017
    1:14:28
  12. 20.
    How to Talk to a Hunter (Or Anyone Else with Whom You Disagree) — REBROADCAST11/27/2017
    42:40
  13. 21.
    Thanksgiving for the Birds (REBROADCAST)11/22/2017
    42:54
  14. 22.
    Talking Turkey (REBROADCAST)11/22/2017
    23:37
  15. 23.
    Ethical Tourism: Avoiding Animal Cruelty When Traveling (Thailand Edition)11/01/2017
    1:16:51
  16. 24.
    Novels (and Advocates) Inspired by Animals10/07/2017
    42:16
  17. 25.
    Special Episode: Berserk for Bears (+Vegan Vietnam Trip with CPG)!09/22/2017
    40:17
  18. 26.
    My Client is Innocent: The History and Significance of Protecting Animals Under the Law08/06/2017
    1:18:36
  19. 27.
    100-Mile Trek in the Scottish Highlands07/26/2017
    1:10:17
  20. 28.
    Compassion for All Creatures Great and Small: In Conversation with Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener06/17/2017
    1:01:33
  21. 29.
    If the World Went Vegan, We Would be Overrun with Animals and Other Hypotheticals06/03/2017
    39:21
  22. 30.
    Laws for Animals: Effective Political Activism04/28/2017
    47:30
  23. 31.
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Old English Pigs and Old French Pork04/11/2017
    15:02
  24. 32.
    SPECIAL EPISODE: How Animals Disappear in Our Language (with Carol Adams)03/29/2017
    21:18
  25. 33.
    Vegan in Africa: Animals, Food, and Nature in Four Countries03/14/2017
    1:18:19
  26. 34.
    SPECIAL EPISODE -- The Semantics of Meat (with Paul Shapiro)02/20/2017
    46:56
  27. 35.
    11-Year Anniversary: Another Amazing Love Fest!02/01/2017
    1:58:01
  28. 36.
    SPECIAL EPISODE — Eating Crow? Trying Eating Humble Pie Instead.01/23/2017
    19:12
  29. 37.
    SPECIAL EPISODE — Zodiac: A Circle of Animals (Literally)01/23/2017
    50:03
  30. 38.
    SPECIAL EPISODE — Coccyx: Please Don't Sit on the Cuckoo01/11/2017
    7:05
  31. 39.
    SPECIAL EPISODE - Inauguration: On a Wing and a Prayer01/10/2017
    24:32
  32. 40.
    Announcement: Animalogy is Live!12/14/2016
    4:18
  33. 41.
    Animalogy: Our Animal-Related Words and Phrases12/05/2016
    34:56
  34. 42.
    Vegan in Los Angeles + Important Announcements11/13/2016
    42:12
  35. 43.
    Animal Words with No Animal Origins10/09/2016
    36:32
  36. 44.
    Animals in the Alphabet09/11/2016
    59:13
  37. 45.
    A Gaggle of Geese, A Pride of Lions, A School of Fish, and More Collective Animal Nouns08/17/2016
    46:48
  38. 46.
    10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates07/26/2016
    36:47
  39. 47.
    In Defense of Butchers: A Semantic Justification06/27/2016
    43:58
  40. 48.
    Traveling to Africa: Planning and Preparing for a Dream Trip06/08/2016
    58:30
  41. 49.
    Of Vegan Wine and Hunters05/08/2016
    47:14
  42. 50.
    The 10 Principles of Compassion04/17/2016
    30:19
  43. 51.
    30 Things You Can Do To STOP Changing the World04/03/2016
    20:51
  44. 52.
    Vegan in Seattle03/21/2016
    52:45
  45. 53.
    Are Oysters Vegan?02/29/2016
    43:53
  46. 54.
    Cat Cafes: Helpful or Harmful02/14/2016
    41:56
  47. 55.
    Animals in Film - Part 3: How to Help02/01/2016
    58:32
  48. 56.
    Vegan in Germany: Beyond Pretzels, Beer, and Bratwurst01/18/2016
    57:07
  49. 57.
    Ten-Year Podcast Anniversary: A Crazy Love Fest!01/04/2016
    1:49:40
  50. 58.
    Advocacy & Adaptation: Fitting In and Living Joyfully in a Non-Vegan World12/20/2015
    45:46
  51. 59.
    Humane Critter Control: Managing Uninvited Guests12/07/2015
    51:56
  52. 60.
    5 Ways We Can Help Animals in our Every Day Lives11/10/2015
    46:44
  53. 61.
    Animals in Film Part Two: Animals Were Harmed10/26/2015
    44:52
  54. 62.
    Animals in Film Part One: The History of the "Animals Were Not Harmed" Disclaimer10/05/2015
    49:55
  55. 63.
    Raw vs. Cooked Foods: Which is Better?09/20/2015
    32:46
  56. 64.
    White God: A Film for the Animals09/07/2015
    47:13
  57. 65.
    A Compilation of Compassion08/30/2015
    34:16
  58. 66.
    Vegan at Work: When Your Job Conflicts with Your Ethics08/16/2015
    44:59
  59. 67.
    Expansion of Awareness and Skills: Stage 8 of What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals08/02/2015
    36:06
  60. 68.
    Vegan with Cats and Dogs: What to Feed Our Companion Animals07/19/2015
    29:13
  61. 69.
    Vegan in the South (of Italy and France)07/08/2015
    1:03:25
  62. 70.
    Nine-Year Podcast Anniversary: A Super Duper Love Fest06/24/2015
    1:12:50
  63. 71.
    Processed Foods Are Evil! (Or Are They?)06/07/2015
    38:01
  64. 72.
    Masculinity and Meat: Re-Defining What Makes a “Real Man”05/24/2015
    45:17
  65. 73.
    The Best Animal Mothers: Human and Non-Human05/09/2015
    46:48
  66. 74.
    10 Strategies for Effective Communication (Part Two)04/26/2015
    31:45
  67. 75.
    10 Strategies for Effective Communication (Part One)04/12/2015
    35:19
  68. 76.
    Vegan for Health vs. Vegan for Ethics: Is There a Difference and Does it Matter?03/29/2015
    33:12
  69. 77.
    A Note to Excuse Me: Natural Foods Expo + Holistic Holiday at Sea Vegan Cruise03/24/2015
    19:39
  70. 78.
    The Symbols of Easter and Passover: Honoring Tradition as well as Our Values03/08/2015
    31:53
  71. 79.
    The Vegan Police: Speaking Up for Animals without Talking Down to People02/22/2015
    27:53
  72. 80.
    Animals and The Age of Enlightenment: How thinkers in the 17th century paved the way for animal protection today02/08/2015
    29:27
  73. 81.
    Raccoon Rescue01/30/2015
    9:11
  74. 82.
    Rites and Wrongs: When Slaughter Rituals Mask Discomfort01/24/2015
    30:52
  75. 83.
    How to Make a Vegan - Mainstreaming The 30-Day Vegan Challenge01/10/2015
    35:19
  76. 84.
    Seeking a Sense of Community & Belonging (Stage 6 of What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals / Become Vegan)12/28/2014
    50:22
  77. 85.
    Victory for Elephants in Circuses12/14/2014
    1:04:29
  78. 86.
    Vegan Traveling in Ireland: Plant-Based Eating in my Ancestor's Land11/30/2014
    58:29
  79. 87.
    American Vegan in London11/17/2014
    1:07:15
  80. 88.
    Animal Word Origins11/03/2014
    1:03:25
  81. 89.
    What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals: Stage 5 - Sorrow and Anger10/19/2014
    55:12
  82. 90.
    Practical Answers to Real-World Vegan Concerns10/05/2014
    1:08:00
  83. 91.
    Animals Are Not Plants09/21/2014
    56:01
  84. 92.
    The Power of Compassion09/07/2014
    1:04:50
  85. 93.
    Indoor Cats with Outdoor Access08/25/2014
    57:53
  86. 94.
    What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals – Stage Four: Evangelizing08/11/2014
    1:06:05
  87. 95.
    Being the Vegan in the Room - Representing Veganism in a Joyful Way07/27/2014
    1:18:53
  88. 96.
    Palm Oil, Earth Balance, and Rainforest Destruction: Straw-Man Argument or Legitimate Connection?07/16/2014
    51:30
  89. 97.
    Vegan in Italy07/07/2014
    1:08:09
  90. 98.
    Feeding Wildlife: Is it Ever Okay?06/29/2014
    1:00:54
  91. 99.
    2,500 Years of Veganism: A Brief History06/27/2014
    15:06
  92. 100.
    Beauty without Animal Cruelty06/13/2014
    46:26
  93. 101.
    Advocating for Animals in Social Media06/02/2014
    1:14:23
  94. 102.
    Vegan in New York City05/18/2014
    1:16:29
  95. 103.
    Knowing Where You End and Another Person Begins05/04/2014
    1:07:51
  96. 104.
    The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is coming back! All I need is you.05/01/2014
    17:27
  97. 105.
    Vegan Weddings: How Dare You Reflect Who You Are on Your Special Day04/21/2014
    1:03:59
  98. 106.
    Compassionate Fashion04/06/2014
    54:10
  99. 107.
    Benji: My Gateway Film into Animal Advocacy03/23/2014
    1:08:58
  100. 108.
    I Am (Not) An Animal03/09/2014
    58:37
  101. 109.
    Vegan in Napa, Cruelty-Free Antibacterial Soap (Why It's Unnecessary), and Holy Roaches02/24/2014
    1:12:32
  102. 110.
    Lessons from a Kitchen Remodel + The Links Between Animal Advocacy and All Social Justice Issues02/09/2014
    1:06:40
  103. 111.
    Valuing One Life, Changing the Barometer, and Knowing You Can't Please Everyone!01/27/2014
    1:00:25
  104. 112.
    Eight-Year Anniversary: An Uber Love Fest!01/14/2014
    2:17:02
  105. 113.
    The Shame of Overweight Vegans01/04/2014
    59:45
  106. 114.
    Setting Boundaries, Reading Chaucer, and Talking Bees12/21/2013
    55:58
  107. 115.
    Creating a Foundation of Compassion12/08/2013
    1:02:51
  108. 116.
    Being Vegan is a Means to An End. It is Not An End in Itself.11/25/2013
    57:06
  109. 117.
    A New Era for Food for Thought!11/18/2013
    15:31
  110. 118.
    What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals – Stage Three: Coming Out11/07/2013
    1:02:37
  111. 119.
    What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals – Stage Two: Guilt & Remorse10/06/2013
    52:32
  112. 120.
    Humane Montaigne (mon*tayne)09/05/2013
    1:06:14
  113. 121.
    What Happens When You Stop Eating Animals - Stage One: Validation and the Voracious Consumption of Information08/01/2013
    52:59
  114. 122.
    The End of the Food for Thought Podcast?07/18/2013
    6:15
  115. 123.
    ¡Adiós, Cordera!: An 1892 Spanish Short Story (Read in English!)06/19/2013
    49:59
  116. 124.
    Verbal Vivisection: How Euphemisms, Oxymorons, and Doublespeak Disguise Our Violence Against Animals05/20/2013
    54:24
  117. 125.
    From Consumption to Compassion: The Stages We Go Through When We Stop Eating Animals and What We Need to Know to Stay Hopeful and Joyful04/08/2013
    49:12
  118. 126.
    Vegan Dating03/14/2013
    51:05
  119. 127.
    Keeping a Vegan Home02/14/2013
    1:02:12
  120. 128.
    Seven-Year Anniversary: An Uber Lovefest01/17/2013
    2:44:13
  121. 129.
    A Tribute to Schuster and Michael: Loved and Lost12/13/2012
    55:40
  122. 130.
    Re-Reading the Classics Through the Lens of Compassion: Bambi and Frankenstein11/28/2012
    56:55
  123. 131.
    A Journey Through England and Scotland Through the Eyes of an Animal-Centric, Anglophilic, Literary Geek10/30/2012
    1:01:32
  124. 132.
    I Don't Eat Fake Meat: An Etymological Appeal for Living (and Speaking) Compassionately10/11/2012
    54:51
  125. 133.
    The 30-Day Vegan Challenge: Your Personal Guide for Living Compassionately and Healthfully09/21/2012
    35:24
  126. 134.
    "Vegans are like Hitler" and other Logical Fallacies09/04/2012
    49:11
  127. 135.
    Disagreement is not Disrespect08/08/2012
    42:33
  128. 136.
    John Oswald – a Scottish Voice for Compassion05/25/2012
    58:29
  129. 137.
    Responses to 'I'm Vegan' and How to Reply05/04/2012
    44:52
  130. 138.
    Six-Year Anniversary: An Uber Lovefest04/06/2012
    1:47:05
  131. 139.
    Vegan with Child: A Healthy Combination02/14/2012
    35:53
  132. 140.
    The Newest Diet Fad: Paleo01/11/2012
    50:03
  133. 141.
    It's a Girl! (and Other Announcements)12/30/2011
    30:55
  134. 142.
    Big Vegan Finds in Little Places11/14/2011
    52:09
  135. 143.
    The Pleasures and Politics of Yellowstone National Park06/23/2011
    49:45
  136. 144.
    Vegan Outreach to Restaurants04/26/2011
    39:55
  137. 145.
    The Moral Crusade Against Foodies03/25/2011
    53:03
  138. 146.
    How to Talk to Hunters (or anyone with whom you disagree)01/06/2011
    46:32
  139. 147.
    Finding Abundance while Traveling in General (and in Ireland)10/14/2010
    1:16:49
  140. 148.
    The Shearing of Sheep08/31/2010
    47:35
  141. 149.
    Critters on the Streets - When to Intervene (Part Two)08/09/2010
    43:45
  142. 150.
    Losing Weight - Part Two: Calorie Reduction07/26/2010
    48:23
  143. 151.
    Critters on the Streets - When to Intervene (Part One)06/20/2010
    53:44
  144. 152.
    Losing Weight - Part One: Calorie Expenditure05/24/2010
    54:45
  145. 153.
    Five Favorite (Japanese) Foods: Miso, Sushi, Agar, Sea Vegetables, Shiitake/Maitake Mushrooms04/29/2010
    48:35
  146. 154.
    Finding Sanctuary04/05/2010
    48:26
  147. 155.
    Favorite Food: For the Love of Lentils03/31/2010
    52:09
  148. 156.
    Art and Consciousness02/10/2010
    49:57
  149. 157.
    The Compassionate Gift Guide - 200912/01/2009
    51:44
  150. 158.
    The Color of Animals11/06/2009
    35:45
  151. 159.
    Man’s Place in the Animal World by Mark Twain10/30/2009
    41:49
  152. 160.
    My Evolution Through Cats: A Tribute and a Memorial to Simon08/25/2009
    1:04:41
  153. 161.
    Five Favorite Kitchen Tools07/27/2009
    38:05
  154. 162.
    The "Lethal Gifts of Livestock"07/15/2009
    44:40
  155. 163.
    How to Read the "Nutrition Facts" Label07/10/2009
    47:17
  156. 164.
    A Dog's Tale: A Short Story by Mark Twain06/30/2009
    33:24
  157. 165.
    Down with Feathers04/09/2009
    45:22
  158. 166.
    Three-Year Anniversary Show: An Unabashed Lovefest03/08/2009
    1:05:24
  159. 167.
    The Compassionate Kitchen: Eating Healthfully Affordably03/03/2009
    51:19
  160. 168.
    Rabbit Tales02/04/2009
    54:10
  161. 169.
    Memorials to Animals01/29/2009
    36:31
  162. 170.
    The Compassionate Bathroom12/29/2008
    46:31
  163. 171.
    Diseases of Civilization (aka "Lifestyle Diseases")12/11/2008
    46:22
  164. 172.
    The Compassionate Gift Guide - 200811/03/2008
    43:37
  165. 173.
    Food for the Road: Packed Lunches and PIcnics10/09/2008
    48:00
  166. 174.
    Little Boy Pig: A Genetically Modified Tale10/01/2008
    44:25
  167. 175.
    Where do I get my calcium if I don't drink cow's milk?09/21/2008
    11:54
  168. 176.
    Celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving Without Compromising Your Values09/18/2008
    44:02
  169. 177.
    Drawing the Line: How Vegan is Vegan?08/27/2008
    39:39
  170. 178.
    Honoring the Animals We Eat - Just Like the Native Americans08/10/2008
    34:10
  171. 179.
    Conversations with Strangers (on Land and in the Air)07/30/2008
    52:40
  172. 180.
    The Favors We Do Animals07/25/2008
    44:51
  173. 181.
    Greening Your Life07/02/2008
    39:21
  174. 182.
    How Does Your Garden Grow? (Without Animal Products!)06/12/2008
    42:59
  175. 183.
    Eating for World Peace06/05/2008
    32:57
  176. 184.
    Living Among Meat-Eaters - Part II05/08/2008
    40:52
  177. 185.
    The Safety of Supplements04/16/2008
    45:22
  178. 186.
    The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde04/15/2008
    27:25
  179. 187.
    Two-Year Anniversary Show: A Veritable Lovefest03/07/2008
    1:04:52
  180. 188.
    Five Favorite Foods: Carrots, Dates, Walnuts, Oats, Brussels Sprouts03/03/2008
    1:00:29
  181. 189.
    The Taming of the Cattle02/15/2008
    33:48
  182. 190.
    Definition: Vegan02/07/2008
    25:28
  183. 191.
    The Anarchist - His Dog01/29/2008
    41:22
  184. 192.
    Are You Serious? Strategies for Good Communication01/24/2008
    38:07
  185. 193.
    I Eat Only "White Meat" - In Defense of Chickens01/21/2008
    43:14
  186. 194.
    Acts of Forgiveness - What Humans Can Learn from Non-Human Animals01/15/2008
    16:43
  187. 195.
    To Florida: An Apology01/14/2008
    9:53
  188. 196.
    The Vegetarian Philosophy of Pythagoras, as told by Ovid in "The Metamorphoses"01/12/2008
    27:32
  189. 197.
    Favorite Foods: Beans!12/15/2007
    44:16
  190. 198.
    Marks of Domination: The Branding of Human and Animal Slaves11/30/2007
    28:14
  191. 199.
    A Passionate Life11/13/2007
    25:49
  192. 200.
    Thanksgiving FOR the Birds11/02/2007
    41:21

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