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Episode 427: Joni Marie Newman and Marilyn Kroplick

By Jasmin and Mariann — March 17, 2018

This week, Jasmin Singer talks to author Joni Marie Neuman about the art of simple vegan gifts, food desert awareness, and promoting plant-strong meals. Joni is an author, activist, and blogger currently residing in California. Her TEN(!) books include The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions , The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet, and Vegan Food Gifts. She recently began posting recipes using very specific guidelines for vegans (or those trying to eat vegan) living in a food desert. You can check out her first two entries here and here.

Then, Mariann Sullivan talks to Marilyn Kroplick, President of In Defense of Animals, about her current work with IDA and her new 12-step program Carnivores Anonymous. Marilyn Kroplick, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and award-winning socio-political photographer. Her passion for animal rights was ignited in 2002 after purchasing a puppy from a pet store who became terribly sick. Dr. Kroplick’s fight for justice led her to discover the system of abuse that brings puppies to pet stores, and successfully expose and shut down that store. Since 2011, Dr. Kroplick has led In Defense of Animals’ powerful campaigns to end the dog meat trade, advocate for elephants, strengthen animal cruelty laws, and save animals in need around the world. Dr. Kroplick is using her extensive expertise to build a movement that supports activists to achieve animal liberation.


Plus, Mariann covers this week’s News and Rising Anxieties!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.


This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

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