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Episode 302: Veganuary, and National Frankenstein Day

By Jasmin and Mariann — October 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 4.39.32 PMWelcome to the 302nd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Clea Grady and Jane Land of Veganuary, with a special commentary from Alessandra Seiter about National Frankenstein Day.

In today’s episode, we discuss the perfect vegan restaurant experience, the “calm before the calm” (IOW, Jasmin’s forthcoming book tour), poor signage for dinner parties with non-vegans, when protests are worth it, and lots of Rising Anxieties. (This is also the last podcast episode going up before Jasmin’s birthday, so don’t forget to make all her wishes come true! No presh!)

Joining us today are Clea Grady and Jane Land of Veganuary, who will tell us all about this buzz-worthy campaign that is bringing hundreds of thousands to veganism each January!

170px-Frankenstein's_monster_(Boris_Karloff)Then, OHH’s Media Coordinator, Alessandra Seiter (of Chickpeas & Change), will be getting us ready for the spoooooky season in style, with her animal rights commentary regarding this week’s National Frankenstein Day!

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights. There’s lots of “Rising Anxieties” today, too, so hold onto your tofu!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the upcoming cruelty-free fashion show and conference being put on by the Anti-Fur Society! You are invited to join a Cruelty-Free Fashion Show & Animal Rights Conference on November 21, at Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West, New York, NY — right in the heart of Manhattan! Keynote speakers include fashion designer John Bartlett, Jane Velez-Mitchell of, actress and activist Robbyne Kaamil, as well as a host of speakers including our good friend Donny Moss of Their Turn. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The exhibit hall opens at Noon, and includes booths from the Anti-Fur Society, Brave Gentle Man by Joshua Katcher, vegan ballet slippers by Cynthia King dance, Vaute Couture, and many more vendors from the U.S. and abroad. The reception includes an all-vegan menu and a cash bar, as well as keynote speakers and a performance by the Swan Lake Youth Ballet. The Fashion Show, directed by fashion designer John Bartlett, is the capstone for this wonderful event. You won’t want to miss it! For more information, and to register, visit This exciting event is promoted by the Anti-Fur Society and it presents special opportunities for ethical fashion traders, designers, models and beauticians to showcase their products to show the public that beauty and elegance do not need to hurt sentient beings. Remember, more information and registration is available online at


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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, and huge props to OHH’s Director of Operations, Anne Green, and to our audio editor, Eric Milano, of Love Loft Studios.

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