The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast
Hosted by Evanna Lynch, Robbie Jarvis, Momoko Hill and Tylor Starr, The ChickPeeps is a friendly, fun and free-flowing ethical vegan podcast driven by a quest to be more compassionate towards animals.
info_outline Season 3 Finale! 03/15/2021
Season 3 Finale! Yes, dearest ChickPeeps, here we are... The final episode of season 3. This has undoubtedly been our best and most spangly season to date and we’re so grateful that you’ve shared it with us! In this episode, all four ChickHosts sit down for one last chat in which we recap our favourite moments from the season, answer our own quickfire questions and play a final, epic game of Vegan Troll in the Dungeon!
info_outline S3, Ep22: ChickPeeps x Mugglecast Crossover! 03/10/2021
S3, Ep22: ChickPeeps x Mugglecast Crossover! This week we have a very special crossover episode with Wizarding World podcasting masters; the hosts of MuggleCast! Created in 2005, to talk about all things Harry Potter, MuggleCast has produced over 500 episodes is still going strong. This week, Tylor and Evy are joined by Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah to get their take on animal rights in the wizarding world, and to discuss how to make the wizarding world more animal-friendly. We also play a lively round of ‘Vegan Troll in the Dungeon’ with a twist.
info_outline S3, Ep21: Disrupting the Dairy Industry with Refarm'd 03/03/2021
S3, Ep21: Disrupting the Dairy Industry with Refarm'd In this episode Evy and Robbie interview Geraldine Starke, founder of Refarm’d. Refarm’d is an organisation devoted to helping farmers transition their businesses from the production of cow’s milk to producing plant-based milks and convert their farmland to animal sanctuaries. Having already piloted their scheme with a number of ex-dairy farmers, Geraldine joins us to talk about how Refarm’d is disrupting the dairy industry and what is next for the organisation.
info_outline S3, Ep20: Anti-Poaching & Female Empowerment, with Damien Mander, the Vegan Ranger 02/24/2021
S3, Ep20: Anti-Poaching & Female Empowerment, with Damien Mander, the Vegan Ranger This week on the show we’re talking to the founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, Damien Mander. Damien is a former Special Operations sniper who traveled to Africa in 2009, after leaving the military, in search of a new adventure. There, he discovered a 'purpose amongst chaos' protecting wild animals. In this interview Damien talks to Robbie and Evy about his vegan journey, founding the IAPF and about Akashinga, Africa’s first armed, plant-based, all-women anti-poaching unit.
info_outline S3, Ep19: Food Equity and Justice with lauren Ornelas 02/17/2021
S3, Ep19: Food Equity and Justice with lauren Ornelas Our guest this week is the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project, lauren Ornelas. An animal rights activist of over 30 years, we talk to lauren about F.E.P.'s mission to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. In addition, lauren takes us through her beginnings as an activist, why she founded F.E.P. and why her activism doesn’t stop at veganism.
info_outline S3, Ep18: Being an Animal Rights Photojournalist with Jo-Anne McArthur 02/10/2021
S3, Ep18: Being an Animal Rights Photojournalist with Jo-Anne McArthur This week, Evanna and Tylor speak to award-winning photojournalist, author and founder of We Animals Media, Jo-Anne MacArthur. Jo-Anne's striking images of animals in captivity have moved thousands of people to deeply consider humanity’s relationship with animals. In this episode Jo-Anne shares her journey into animal rights, what she has learned in twenty years of photographing animals exploited by humans and whether she still remains optimistic about humanity.
info_outline S3, Ep17: Davey Havok 02/03/2021
S3, Ep17: Davey Havok This week, Tylor and Evy interview iconic punk rock star and long-time vegan Davey Havok. Davey is the lead singer of AFI, Blaqk Audio, XTRMST and Dreamcar. He is also an author and co-host on SiriusXM’s Volume West. In this episode, Tylor finally gets to interview and personally thank the person who inspired his veganism in the first place! We also talk about the common philosophy underlying vegan and straight edge lifestyles, veganism on the punk rock scene and Davey’s early days of being vegan on tou
info_outline S3, Ep16: #AskChickPeeps January 01/31/2021
S3, Ep16: #AskChickPeeps January Hello from Evy, Momo, Tylor and Robbie, back together again for our monthly ‘Ask the ChickPeeps’ episode! This is the episode where we, the hosts of the show, get together to answer your questions and queries as we come to the end of Veganuary 2021 and look ahead to a bright new year full of vegan possibilities!
info_outline S3, Ep15: Redistributing Privilege in Veganism with Mikaela Loach 01/27/2021
S3, Ep15: Redistributing Privilege in Veganism with Mikaela Loach Mikaela Loach is a climate justice and anti-racism activist, a writer, medical student and host of The Yikes Podcast. In this episode, Mikaela shares her journey to veganism, her early days of animal rights activism and why the word ‘vegan’ is no longer front and centre in her activism. Mikaela also shares her ideas on keeping ego out of activism and how the vegan movement will thrive when we listen to marginalised voices and focus on the community as a whole rather than glorifying individuals.
info_outline S3, Ep14: Vegan & Climate Youth Activism with Genesis Butler 01/20/2021
S3, Ep14: Vegan & Climate Youth Activism with Genesis Butler Having chosen to go vegan at the age of 6, 13-year-old Genesis has already reached thousands of people all over the world with her message of compassion for all beings. In this episode she talks to Momo and Evy about founding her own non-profit organisation, ‘Genesis for Animals’, travelling all over the world for the Million Dollar Vegan and lobbying the Pope to go vegan (!), being a Marvel Superhero and the creative ways she’s concocted to engage youth in vegan and climate activism throughout lockd
info_outline S3, Ep13: Fat Acceptance & Veganism with Jasmin Singer 01/13/2021
S3, Ep13: Fat Acceptance & Veganism with Jasmin Singer In this episode Evy and Momo interview animal rights activist, author, speaker and actress, Jasmin Singer about fat acceptance and veganism. Jasmine shares her journey to fat acceptance and notes the sizeism present in the vegan movement, giving us an insight into how we can be more mindful in our activism, as well as accepting ourselves exactly as we are.
info_outline S3, Ep12: The Future of Fashion is Vegan with Joshua Katcher 01/06/2021
S3, Ep12: The Future of Fashion is Vegan with Joshua Katcher In this episode Evy and special guest host Elliot Knight interview fashion entrepreneur, author, cheesemaker, educator and all-round renaissance man Joshua Katcher. Joshua combines his keen eye for design with his vegan values, founding fashion brand The Brave Gentleman, teaching at universities around the world and authoring Fashion Animals. During this chat he shares his wisdom and passion for ethical fashion and delves into the innovations happening to make the future of fashion inevitably vegan.
info_outline S3, Ep11: Kicking off Veganuary with Toni Vernelli 12/30/2020
S3, Ep11: Kicking off Veganuary with Toni Vernelli Happy New Year, and Happy Veganuary! Yes, it's the most vegantastic time of year when veganism gets a signal boost and companies wise up to the power of plant-based eating! To celebrate the beginning of this most wonderful month, Evy and Robbie are chatting to Toni Vernelli, Head of Communications at Veganuary. A vegan of 30 years, Toni’s welcoming and supportive style of activism exemplifies Veganuary’s message and she is a reminder why Veganuary is the best thing to hit the vegan movement since oreos!
info_outline S3, Ep10: #AskChickPeeps Christmas Edition! 12/23/2020
S3, Ep10: #AskChickPeeps Christmas Edition! Happy holidays! In this episode, our annual Christmas meet-up, The ChickPeeps are here to add some moral support and laughter to your holiday season. The holidays can be challenging for vegans so in this episode the hosts tackle some holiday-related listener questions and play an exuberant round of ‘Vegan Troll in the Dungeon’.
info_outline S3, Ep9: Lifestyle Medicine with Dr.Gemma Newman 12/16/2020
S3, Ep9: Lifestyle Medicine with Dr.Gemma Newman In this episode Evy and Robbie have an uplifting conversation with Dr. Gemma Newman about health, wellness and her new book The Plant Power Doctor. An expert in holistic health & lifestyle medicine and an advisory board member of Plant Based Health Professionals UK, Dr. Newman talks about her transition to veganism, changing attitudes towards plant based eating and the incredible array of health benefits available from eating a whole foods, plant based diet.
info_outline S3, Ep8: Vegan Pet Food & Lab-Grown Meat, with Ryan Bethencourt 12/09/2020
S3, Ep8: Vegan Pet Food & Lab-Grown Meat, with Ryan Bethencourt In this episode Evy and Tylor interview scientist, bio-tech entrepreneur and CEO of Wild Earth, Ryan Bethencourt. Ryan’s company, Wild Earth, produces sustainable, healthy, plant-based companion animal food and reached an international audience following a successful pitch featured on the television show Shark Tank.
info_outline S3, Ep7: Animal Advocacy through Beauty with Justine Jenkins 12/02/2020
S3, Ep7: Animal Advocacy through Beauty with Justine Jenkins In this episode Evy and Momo chat with renowned celebrity make-up artist Justine Jenkins about cruelty free cosmetics, taking an active stand against animal testing and her work as an ambassador for Human Society International.
info_outline S3, Ep6: Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in Veganism with Aryenish Birdie 11/25/2020
S3, Ep6: Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in Veganism with Aryenish Birdie In this episode Evy and Tylor talk to Aryenish Birdie, founder of Encompass, about her work to make the animal protection movement more racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and what each of us can do to reach and help more people with our activism.
info_outline S3, Ep5: #AskChickPeeps 11/22/2020
S3, Ep5: #AskChickPeeps In this, the first of our bonus ‘Ask the ChickPeeps’ episodes, The ChickPeeps get together to answer your questions and offer advice on how to navigate life as a vegan and the tricky situations one encounters on their vegan journey.
info_outline S3, Ep4: Fearne Cotton 11/18/2020
S3, Ep4: Fearne Cotton In this episode, Evy interviews presenter, author, podcaster and mental-health advocate, Fearne Cotton. Fearne, who has presented on British television and radio shows such as Top of the Pops and BBC Radio 1, shares how she discovered vegetarianism in her teens and discusses the exciting evolution of veganism witnessed in the past decade. She also shares her experiences with mental health as an entertainer, and why the topic is at the forefront of everything she does.
info_outline S3, Ep3: Vegan Urban Farming with Jack's Patch 11/11/2020
S3, Ep3: Vegan Urban Farming with Jack's Patch In this episode Evy and Momo talk with veganic farmer Jack Hodgson, better known as Jack’s Patch. Jack shares the three principles on which his market garden was founded; ‘no dig’, permaculture and biodynamic farming.
info_outline S3, Ep 2: Preacher Lawson 11/04/2020
S3, Ep 2: Preacher Lawson Welcome to our first guest episode of the new season, featuring the brilliant comedian and vegan advocate, Preacher Lawson! This week, Preacher shares his unique perspective on activism and how, like many of us, he had his 'angry vegan' phase, shortly after giving up animal products.
info_outline S3, Ep1: ChickPeeps Chit-Chat 10/28/2020
S3, Ep1: ChickPeeps Chit-Chat Hello friends, we’re back for Season 3 and it’s going to be our biggest and best yet! In this episode all the co-hosts gather for a catch-up and a chance to chat about the latest news in the vegan world. We also share details of the upcoming season and introduce a brand new, Harry Potter inspired game!
info_outline Season 2 Finale! 05/06/2020
Season 2 Finale! ...And so ends another very spangly and action-packed season of The ChickPeeps! In our finale episode for season 2, Momo, Robbie, Tylor and Evy get together to reflect on all the topics we’ve explored this season from zero-waste cooking to carnism, animal welfare to vegan kids, dating vegans and non vegans, and we even questioned the sentience of transfigured desks. We answer a few listener questions in detail, and then have one last lively round of our favourite ridiculous podcast game.
info_outline S2, Ep26: Animal Rights in the Wizarding World, Part 3 04/29/2020
S2, Ep26: Animal Rights in the Wizarding World, Part 3 You asked for another vegan wizarding world episode...we provideth another vegan wizarding world episode! In our third-part episode of the discussion of animal rights in the magical world, Evy, Tylor, Robbie and Momo converge once again to discuss our two favourite things; veganism and Harry Potter! We talk about the ethical concerns a vegan might have in Transfiguration, the problematic role of owls in wizarding society, and later on subject ourselves to an immensely challenging Harry Potter trivia quiz.
info_outline S2, Ep25: Making Vegan Allies with Dr.Melanie Joy 04/22/2020
S2, Ep25: Making Vegan Allies with Dr.Melanie Joy This week, Evy speaks to Dr.Melanie Joy, PhD., about managing conflict between vegans and non vegans, and the social conditioning that makes people resistant to veganism. A harvard educated psychologist, international speaker and author, Melanie has long been exploring the question of what makes a person ready to go vegan, and this episode she speaks about the importance of vegan allies, what is secondary traumatic stress disorder, and the self care practices that are essential to being a lifelong activist.
info_outline S2, Ep24: Plant Based Food for Everyone with Ian & Henry aka. BOSH! 04/15/2020
S2, Ep24: Plant Based Food for Everyone with Ian & Henry aka. BOSH! This one’s for all you vegan foodies out there! In June 2016, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby took the online vegan world by storm when they launched their plant-based recipe channel BOSH! and quickly went viral. Now with over 2 billion online views and three cookbooks, BOSH! have inspired thousands of people to embrace vegan cooking, and on this episode they share the details of the work ethic that built BOSH!, and the mindset it took to turn a purpose-fuelled project into their full time job.
info_outline S2, Ep23: Vegan Parenting with Kim Haskins and Jake Yapp 04/08/2020
S2, Ep23: Vegan Parenting with Kim Haskins and Jake Yapp This week, Evy chats to artist, Kim Haskins, and comedian/presenter, Jake Yapp, about their experiences and insights into raising their son, Spike, as a vegan. We talk about how to deal with the multitude of opinions shared by non-vegan naysayers, whether or not we should be sharing the truth of what happens to animals with young children, and how to handle awkward social situations for vegan kids. LAter on, we have an exclusive interview with Spike himself who shares his favourite things about being vegan!
info_outline S2, Ep22: Understanding Animalkind with Ingrid Newkirk 04/01/2020
S2, Ep22: Understanding Animalkind with Ingrid Newkirk It’s been 2 years since The ChickPeeps’ first interview with Ingrid Newkirk and in that time fur has become passé, animal rights has gone mainstream and Ingrid has written a new book! So this week Ingrid rejoins Tylor and Evy to catch us up on PETA’s updated approach to ending animal oppression, tell stories of animal communication from her new book, and share creative ways we can continue to change the world for animals during lockdown.
info_outline S2, Ep21: Keeping Animals in the Wild with Katie Tostevin-Hobbs 03/25/2020
S2, Ep21: Keeping Animals in the Wild with Katie Tostevin-Hobbs As the world continues to battle a global pandemic that originated from contact with a wild animal, it seems timely to contemplate humanity’s relationship to wild animals. So this week on Chickeeps, Evy speaks to longtime animal welfare activist and vegan, Katie Tostevin-Hobbs of World Animal Protection about what it means to create safe and respectful boundaries between people and wild animals.