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The Viva! Vegan Podcast and News Minisode

Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast.

Welcome to the Viva! Vegan Podcast. Our monthly podcast and minisode are about all things vegan! We feature fascinating interviews with vegan celebrities and thought leaders, give you all the latest news from Viva! and chat about anything making vegan headlines.

The show is hosted by Viva!'s Faye Lewis and Lex Rigby.

Aug 1, 2017

Podcast presenter Kris Townsend flings flings open the windows and fires up the microphone for another UK Summertime episode from the top floor of Viva! HQ in Bristol.

In addition to listener-submitted poems and music, he brings you more exclusive selections of vegan news, views and interviews, including:

  • PIG FARM HORROR. Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley goes undercover with her team to expose shocking conditions at an industrial-scale pig farm in Warwickshire . You'll hear audio excerpts from Viva!’s shocking video footage which reveal not only the widespread neglect and abuse of pigs but also the failings of a government and industry to effectively protect the welfare of factory farmed animals in Britain today. Housing 15,000 pigs, it's one of the largest pig farms Viva! has ever seen. Conditions there for pigs are so appalling that Viva! has launched a campaign urging supporters to TAKE ACTION and help them close the farm down. You can see the footage and support the campaign at
  • WHITE LIES AND THE DARK SIDE OF DAIRY. Author and health campaigner Veronika Powell introduces the 'Dairy is Scary' campaign. Find out more at
  • SAVOUR THE SAVER. Vegetarian farmer Jay Wild talks about his decision to send his dairy herd to a sanctuary instead of the slaughterhouse Read his story on the BBC at
  • RHYMES AND REASON. Hear stage-side excerpts from the recent Viva!-sponsored Vegan Campout in Nottinghamshire. Read about the 2018 event at their official site at
  • plus listener voices and more.

You can hear this podcast via Apple Podcasts, Google Play (in the USA) and lots of other apps and websites. Spread the word! Don't forget to share us on Facebook and Twitter!