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Episode 131: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — July 14, 2012

Welcome to the 131st episode of Our Hen House, featuring Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Katie Olson, and Brian Endl

In today’s episode, we are still on the road as part of our Great American Road Trip from NYC to Portland. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, telling you all about our travels on the 2-lane Rt. 20, throughout the Indiana Dutch Country, Indiana Dunes, Chicago, rural Illinois, Kansas City, Iowa, Omaha, O’Neill, NE, Wyoming, and a whole lot more. We’ll share with you our surprisingly delicious vegan tales from the road, and our unsurprisingly brutal glimpses into animal agribusiness.

Throughout our trip, we will bring you interviews with Brian Endl, whose entirely vegan brewery in Rockford, IL —Pig Minds Brewing — was a very welcome surprise; Katie Olson in Kansas City, the mastermind behind the entirely vegan and gluten-free Brody’s Bakery; and a very special chat with vegan rockstar Isa Chandra Moskowitz, who relocated to Omaha a couple of years ago. During our visit to Omaha, Isa fed us directly from her garden, and shared the glorious news of her brand new upcoming vegan cookbook deal – her 8th publication! — which will surely take the world by storm, one delicious concoction at a time.

For our review, we’ll talk all about the German-made documentary, Our Daily Bread, which goes behind the scenes of industrial food production, including, of course, into the hideous world of animal agriculture. This hour and a half film, with absolutely no narration except the sounds of conveyor belts and machines, is one that everyone who cares about animals should get their hands on. Don’t miss our account of Our Daily Bread.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

This week’s news items include:

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

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(6) Readers Comments

  1. July 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I'm excited to listen to your Illinois adventures! I live in central Illinois, and it might seem like a vegan wasteland, but there are a lot of options in towns that have a big state university.

  2. July 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I empathize with seeing the pigs in transport. I lived in Indiana for a spell and saw this every now and then. I was eating animals then (and for a long time after) but the vision of one of those pigs looking out of the slats at me driving by broke my heart and haunted me for years. I kept pushing the thought away, but it eventually came back to land and I went vegan over a year ago.Love hearing about your trip and your impressions of all you're seeing! :)

  3. July 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    loved the episode. i love your show. but you know John Prine wrote Hello in There, right? i have been a huge fan of his since i was 13. he is an amazing song writer. i just wanna make sure he gets credit where the credit is due. xo

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