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Episode 260: “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — January 03, 2015

Photo courtesy of Tara Baxter

Welcome to the 260th episode of Our Hen House, featuring an interview with Tara Baxter, a review of DIY beauty products by Alessandra Seiter, and a special appearance by James McWilliams.

On today’s episode –the first one of 2015 – we squawk about Sweden’s new use of the word “hen”; why we were hemming and hawing about moving and what that has to do with tofu scramble and purebred dogs; and we’ll celebrate a huge victory that you helped Our Hen House to accomplish. Plus, we’ll give you a glimpse into this year’s upcoming plans that we have in store for changing the world for animals. There will be lots of “Rising Anxieties” today, too; and, as a bonus, author and historian James McWilliams will be a special guest for one of our stories. He’ll also tell us all about his new book that’s coming out this week, Modern Savage.

Then, joining us will be rabbit activist Tara Baxter, who will give us her take on the Whole Foods controversy involving the selling of rabbit meat. She’ll tell us about some of her campaign work in this realm, too.

For our review, Our Hen House’s own Alessandra Seiter — of Farmers Market Vegan — will get our skin ready for the New Year, making our skin-less wallets happy while she’s at it, with her tips on cruelty-free, budget-friendly, DIY beauty products. Check out the following links for detailed information on how to recreate the DIY products featured in the review for yourself: baking soda exfoiliating cleanser, apple cider vinegar & white tea facial toner, and “no-poo” hair care.

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

mic-transparent3You can listen to our podcast directly on our website (beneath this paragraph!) or you can listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher! Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes and Stitcher, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Of course, we would be thrilled if you would also consider making a donation, or becoming a member of our flock (especially if you’re a regular listener). Any amount is hugely appreciated and Our Hen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so it’s tax-deductible! You can also dedicate a podcast episode! Don’t forget – we’re reader and listener supported. Plus, we offer some fantastic thank you gifts for your donations. Thank you for helping us create quality content, and for helping us bring you a new podcast episode each week! The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren. Special thanks to OHH Media Coordinator Alessandra Seiter for acting as the Associate Producer of the Our Hen House podcast!

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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