A few weeks ago, we spoke at the much-buzzed-about Worcester VegFest, right outside of Boston. We told you all about this massive and inspiring event on the 119th episode of our podcast (also available via iTunes), which — in addition to us — featured speakers Kathy Freston, T. Colin Cambpell, and Nathan Runkle (we were, needless to say, humbled to be among the speakers in these superstars’ company). The event attracted over 4,000 vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious, making the point that VegFests — which, as we have documented on video, are sweeping the country — are incredible tools for opening people’s eyes to the deliciousness of vegan food and the imperative of prioritizing animal rights.
Thanks to YouTube user “delneive1” (Are you reading this? Who are you?!), both of our presentations from the Worcester VegFest are now available in full online. So imagine you’re at a VegFest, dutifully grab your favorite cruelty-free snack, and get comfy…
The first is the talk that Mariann and I gave, entitled “THINK VEGAN: Ten Tips to Get You Started.” (You might also want to check out the blog entry we wrote following speaking at last year’s Boston VegFest, entitled “Ten Tips for Shifting to a Plant-Based Diet.”) Hope you enjoy watching our workshop! Podcast listener Stephen, from Halifax, recently told us that this video of our workshop accompanied him in making a delicious vegan dinner. (Wish we could have been there, Stephen. Feel free to mail us any leftovers.)
Then, I had the unbelievable honor of interviewing Kathy Freston (who was on our podcast last year). Her talk, which gave a glimpse into what she writes about in her new book, The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss, was done in “talk show format,” which was clearly a huge coup for me. We had a lot of fun. Oh, and I’ll be interviewing Kathy again at the upcoming The Seed: A Vegan Experience, here in NYC, which I absolutely cannot wait for (Mariann and I will also be giving our own workshop). But here is the interview I gave to Kathy Freston at the Worcester VegFest: