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Episode 423: Margaret Robinson and Bruce Friedrich

By Jasmin and Mariann — February 17, 2018

Welcome to the 423rd episode of Our Hen House! First, Mariann talks to author Margaret Robinson, an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at Dalhousie University, about veganism and indigenous peoples. Margaret Robinson is a two-spirit scholar from Eski’kewaq, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation.

Then, Jasmin talks to Bruce Friedrich, executive director of the Good Food Institute, about his new book co-written with Kathy Freston, Clean Protein, and how we can continue to change the way people think about their ways of eating. Bruce has penned opinion pieces for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is a popular speaker on college campuses and has presented repeatedly at most of the nation’s top universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT.

Plus, Mariann covers this week’s News and Rising Anxieties!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.


This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

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The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren, who is also OHH’s Director of Communications! Don’t forget to tune into Our Hen House’s other two podcasts: The Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, and The Animal Law Podcast.

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