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The Viva! Podcast - The Voice of Europe's Largest Campaigning Vegan Charity

The Viva! Podcast is a free downloadable audio show about veganism for everyone who believes in being kind to all kinds.

Released on the first of every month, the first full episode was published on World Vegan Day, Tuesday November 1st 2016.

The show is hosted by Viva!'s Kris Townsend and recorded at Viva! 'central' in Bristol, UK.

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Dec 6, 2016

In this episode hosted by Viva!’s Kris Townsend: we make our Christmas preparations as the podcast lays out a rich tapestry of exclusive end-of-year listening goodness.

In this episode: meet the man behind the world's first vegan football club, Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley talks to The Levellers, face the sad truth about Britain's laying hens, remember that it's definitely not a festive season for turkeys, and hear music from Bristol's Wildflowers.

  • Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley meets Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity and chairman of the world’s first vegan football club. Forest Green Rovers, based in the town of Stroud north of Bristol.
  • Kris talks to Brenden Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Planet Protein, a vegan startup company committed to creating nutritious products that fuel active lifestyles while staying true to the planet.
  • Juliet also gets some quality Green Room time with bassist/guitarist Jeremy Cunningham of The Levellers. The Brighton-based folk /alt rock group are on tour to support the 25th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Levelling The Land’
  • our Vegan Recipe Club finds a marvellous green smoothie recipe from award-winning TV chef and food author Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion
  • Discover the sad truth about the lives of Britain’s laying hens with excerpts from Viva!’s ‘Cracked’ campaign
  • Our Food and Cookery Coordinator Jane Easton is in this month’s “Meet The Team” chair...
  • Learn about simple and effective activism for kindness using the “Earthlings Experience” method.
  • Plus music from the Bristol band Wildflowers, and lots more.
Everyone at Viva! wishes you and yours a very blessed festive season and a great start to a kind new year.

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