Exploring Veg Podcast

You can subscribe to our Exploring Veg Podcast using iTunes or our podcast RSS feed


How to Do the Holiday Thing as a Vegan

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, the holidays can be a challenging time. From the probing questions at the dinner table to the snarky quips about why you won’t eat the turkey, we find ourselves facing a number of uncomfortable situations. We want to enjoy the holiday with our friends and family, but how can we relax when the centerpiece on the table is the bodily remains of a once living, vibrant animal? What do we say? How do we respond? And, perhaps most importantly, what can we eat?

These questions are addressed on this month’s episode of Exploring Veg. For this discussion, CAA Executive Director Unny Nambudiripad is joined by CAA Outreach Coordinator Grace Van Susteren and two CAA volunteers and students at the University of Minnesota, Priyanka Ketkar and Tyler Tracy.

Exploring Twin Cities Veg Fest – Part 4

Mel Schneider

In this final podcast of a four-part series devoted to Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014, Compassionate Action for Animals’ Executive Director Unny Nambudiripad interviews Mel Schneider, a Minneapolis resident who attended the festival last year. We welcome everyone at the festival, vegan, vegetarians, and omnivores. Mel is an omnivore. Listen to the podcast to learn more about her experience and why this celebration of compassion is truly for everyone.

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will be held at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. The festival is free to attend and presentations from visiting speakers, delicious food samples, a variety of exhibitors, and cooking demos. Join us and celebrate compassion!

Exploring Twin Cities Veg Fest – Part 3

Paul Shapiro

In this third podcast of a four-part series devoted to Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014, Compassionate Action for Animals’ Executive Director Unny Nambudiripad interviews visiting speaker Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States.

In addition to offering a preview of his talk for the festival, Paul reveals why he thinks the animal protection movement is winning, what led him to going vegan, and what was the most influential presentation on the subject of farm animal protection that he ever heard.

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will be held at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. The festival is free to attend and, in addition to presentations from visiting speakers, includes delicious food samples, a variety of exhibitors, and cooking demos. Join us and celebrate compassion!

Exploring Twin Cities Veg Fest – Part 2

Twin Cities Veg Fest wants you!

In this second podcast of a four-part series devoted to Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014, Compassionate Action for Animals’ executive director Unny Nambudiripad interviews volunteer Chris Homsey about a brand new feature of the upcoming festival: cooking demos.

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will be held at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. The festival is free to attend and, in addition to offering cooking demos, includes free food samples, a variety of exhibitors, and inspiring speakers. Join us and celebrate compassion!

Exploring Twin Cities Veg Fest – Part 1

In this first podcast of a four-part series devoted to all things Veg Fest, we give an overview of the upcoming festival celebrating compassionate living. CAA executive director Unny Nambudiripad talks with Twin Cities Veg Fest organizer Dave Rolsky about what the Veg Fest is, how it came to be, and what it offers the general public.

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2014 will be held at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Compassionate Action for Animals is currently raising funds for the festival through Indiegogo. The campaign ends on July 1st. Make a contribution today, and become a VegFest funder.

CAA Podcast Episode 1

Check out our new experimental podcast!

Before I get to the podcast, did you hear that King Amendment, which would have nullified state animal cruelty laws, was defeated? Great news!

I interviewed the Seward Cafe in a one-time trial podcast. It’s just 6 minutes long! In this podcast I talked to the cafe about their extensive vegetarian and vegan options and their unique restaurant. Please let me know what you think. We’ll only continue the podcast if it is popular!

Are you interested in public speaking and getting our message out to new audiences? Join Bridges of Respect, our humane education program. Here’s what we accomplished last year. We’re having a meeting for those interested in helping out on Sunday, February 9 at 12:30 pm at our community office, 2100 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

If you love the work we do and want to help us increase our capacity, please join our fundraising team. We’re having a meeting for new fundraising volunteers on Sunday, February 16 at 3 pm at our community office, 2100 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

We have so many great events coming up! A potluck, dine-out, bake sale, chili cook-off, and banquet. Check them out!

Get Involved

Subscribe to our weekly update:


Donate

Volunteer

Veg Resources

Upcoming Events