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Episode 177: “I own one share of the corporate Earth, and I’m uneasy about the management.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 01, 2013

vvc-2013-mugWelcome to the 177th episode of Our Hen House, Official Honoree of the 2013 Webby Awards. Today’s episode features a look inside this past week’s Vida Vegan Con, featuring interviews with Sadie Bowman from The Intprepid Herbivores, Nicole Sopko and Dan Staackman from Upton’s Natural’s, Jill from Vegan Cuts, Jason Das from SuperVegan, and Janessa Philemon-Kerp, one of the organizers of this unique and groundbreaking conference.

Today, we will report back from our time in Portland, Oregon. We’ll tell you about our workshops, how advocacy fit in at this food-filled event, which fruity stench nearly caused us to run for our lives, and why animal rights isn’t rocket science. We’ll also revisit the conversation surrounding the meaning of the word “vegan.” Our guests – Sadie, Nicole, Dan, Jill, Jason and Janessa – will enlighten, entertain, and educate.

For our review, we’ll talk about where we get our protein, and give you our thoughts on Tofurky’s new artisan sausages, Leahey Foods vegan mac and cheese, and Judas’ Original (vegan) Jerky.

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

For a list of the news items we discuss in today’s episode, and then some, take a look at the breaking news ticker at the top of the page, and also check out our list of archived news items.

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“I own one share of the corporate Earth, and I’m uneasy about the management.” -E. B. White

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