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Episode 155: “Whatever you believe you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 29, 2012

micWelcome to the 155th episode of Our Hen House, featuring interviews with Carrie Forrest, Alan Seidner, Ben Braman, Kelly Galligan, Amanda Lanza, Kathleen Lohnes, Kathy Iannacone, and Fernanda Guevara.

In today’s episode, we continue our road trip adventure from Portland, OR, back home to New York City. Today’s travels bring us to Yucca Valley, Palm Desert, Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, El Paso, Junction, San Antonio, and Austin. We’ll share with you interviews from passionate vegans and animal rights activists whom we meet along the way, including Carrie Forrest from Carrie On Vegan, her other half, Alan Seidner, Ben Braman from Vegan Feed, the folks behind Tucson’s newest vegan restaurant and educational center, Urban Fresh, Bisbee’s sole vegan restaurant owner (of POCO), Kelly Galligan, and scientist and athlete Amanda Lanza. We’ll also chat about everything from missing Christmas, to motel breakfasts, to unexpected trips to the vet, to the new most common excuse people give for why they can’t be vegan (of course they can…).

Being the final episode of 2012, we will also give you our top 10 highlights from Our Hen House in the past year. Head’s up though: One of us might get a little verklempt.

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

This week’s news items include:

“Whatever you believe you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” -Goethe

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