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Show #86 - Vegetarian Times Turns 35

January 13, 2010

Show 86 was recorded on October 15th of 2009. Scott is late so Derek and Megan kick it off without him. The show was broadcast concurrent to the media frenzy over Natalie Portman going vegan after reading Jonathan Saffron Foer's soon-to-be bestselling book Eating Animals, so there is some speculation about the book. Scott enters the show in time to relate the latest news stories, including a vegetarian spider, Iceland plans for whalemeat trade, eating fish increasing risk for diabetes, and the possibility of eating meat causing sickness, paralysis and death. Our featured interview is with Jolia Allen, editor of Vegetarian Times. Derek probes into the magazine's ovo-lacto ways, Scott asks questions about the place for print media in an Internet age, and Megan delves into issues of food. Jolia is vegan and handles the crew well, avoiding Derek's attempts to stir up controversy while talking about current issues at the 35 year old magazine. When the conversation turns to Alicia Silverstone's new book The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet Derek gets to tell the story of his brief phone conversation the celebrity. The show wraps up with promises of a Gluten Free Future.


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