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Episode 432: Dominick Thompson and Christopher Locke

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 21, 2018

This week, Jasmin Singer talks to Dominick Thompson about his company Crazies and Weirdos, the relationship between athleticism and veganism, and the importance of sharing vegan messages on social media. Dominick Thompson is a leader in the vegan community and founder of Crazies and Weirdos®, a successful New York based start-up company that produces hip, sustainable clothing made in New York from recycled and organic materials.  He is also the founder of The RUNNING HERD, a sports and fitness brand, dedicated to the working professional, with plans to open training facilities in 2019. Despite this rigorous schedule, at the core, he is still an activist as well as an athlete. Not just any athlete, but a working athlete whose weekly training schedule includes cycling, swimming, running, calisthenics, boxing, cross-fit, cross-training, weight and power-lifting. Dominick has received global recognition and has been featured in NPR News, ABC News, Men’s Muscle and Fitness Magazine, Esquire, Thrive Magazine, Origins Magazine, PETA and more.  His social media platform is strong and continues to grow while producing some of the most inspiring, impactful content to over 175,000 followers.

Then, Mariann Sullivan talks with Christopher Locke about his his thrilling animal rights-themed novel Vincent and The Dissidents—the highly anticipated second book of his young adult series, The Enlightenment Adventures. The first book, Persimmon Takes On Humanity, debuted to rave reviews in 2015. Christopher has been an avid animal activist for over a decade, speaking at renowned animal rights events around the country.

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.

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