The Vegan Option - Vegetarianism: The Story So Far
About This Show
In 2016-7, Ian McDonald tells one epic tale - the backstory to today's vegetarian and vegan movements. From the Ganges delta to the hills of New England, from the iron age to the present day, voices challenge the idea that other animals exist soley for humans. Discover philosopher kings, rebel poets, and forgotten heroes.
Stories from vegan perspectives. Great radio that just happens to be vegan. This is The Vegan Option.
Most Recent Episode
VegHist Ep 9: Renaissance. Descartes, Montaigne, Gassendi, and the “sparing diet”
Dec 8 16
Ancient philosophers inspire Renaissance thinkers to challenge the old hierarchy of man over beast. Episode 9: Renaissance Old medieval certainties are cracking under the combined assault of new sciences and rediscovered classics. It’s an age when “natural philosophers” combine scientific discovery with philosophical treatises, and when their Republic of Letters transcends political boundaries in the name […]