Episode 106 contains four interviews focused around the subject of dating as a vegan. Recorded on Valentine's Day, Derek is without a co-host, and the show begins with his poetic monologue on finding love as a vegan. Derek recorded the first interview with Anne Dinshah at the 2012 Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia.
In this special episode Derek visits with former Vegan Radio co-host Megan Shackelford over the holidays to catch up on her fabulous vegan life and discuss the ways in which veganism and spirituality intersect. We then play a talk given by Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, at the 2012 Veg Curious event at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Derek & Lo Vee interview vegan authors Gretchen Primack and Dan and Annie Shannon at the 2013 Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary July Jamboree. Gretchen Primack is the author of Kind, a book of poetry that confronts animal issues artistically and metaphorically. She also co-authored The Lucky Ones, the story of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary's co-founder Jenny Brown.
Through the magic of technology Derek and Lo Vee interview California-based author/musician/nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman. Sid is a man with a cowboy hat so large he needs two last names. His book "Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto" is a well written, pocket sized guide to living a more natural life and the connection to eating clean and healthy.
Episode 102 features Derek's interview with PETA President and Co-Founder Ingrid Newkirk after her Naked Truth event here in NYC. Her work over the decades has saved millions of lives with education, activism, and media stunts. You can hear her talk about the most recent campaign Never Be Silent which explains that it is our duty as compassionate humans to speak for those whose voices are ignored and misunderstood.
Derek & Lo Vee interview animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, who is known for her project We Animals in which she documents, through photography, animals in the human environment who are being used for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship. Her photos give us a view into their world that is often shocking not because she attempts to show horrific scenes of violence, but rather because she shows the day to day existense of the beings we share the world with.
On March 2nd and 3rd thousands of NYC Vegetarians, Vegans, and the Veg-curious came out to the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival to sample, purchase, and learn about vegan food and lifestyle. Add in some animal rights organizations and farmed animal sanctuaries, the NYC Veg Food Fest is sure to be a hot spot for our favorite vegan super stars (every vegan is a super star to us)! That means, that in this spectacular 100th episode of Vegan Radio we hit the mother-load on interviews!!