Welcome to the 172nd episode of Our Hen House, Official Honoree of the 2013 Webby Awards. Today’s episode features #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rory Freedman.
In today’s episode, we get you up to speed on our disappointing choice of films at the Tribeca Film Festival, a Broadway show we saw starring Jasmin’s childhood idol, our latest Netflix obsession, and our gallivant to a country-like neighborhood right here in New York City. Then, onto the nitty gritty — we have a hearty discussion about how even in the current climate, it’s still inexplicably challenging to get environmentalists on board with the animal message.
Joining us today is #1 New York Times bestselling author Rory Freedman, whose new book, Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals, is coming out this week, on April 30. Rory, a modeling agent turned animal activist, will let us in on how her meditation practice caused her to rethink the language she uses in her outreach, and she’ll tell us what’s changed vis a vis her activism techniques ever since she wrote Skinny Bitch. She’ll also offer her two cents on how to handle some common pickles that we vegans find ourselves in, and she’ll let us in on the constant evolution of her activism.
For our review, Mariann and I will give you the skinny on the 1973 sci-fi dystopian fantasy, Soylent Green – from an animal rights perspective.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
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