Peas of Mind Podcast
About This Show
Welcome to the Peas of Mind Podcast, where we talk all things vegetarian, from our discoveries, to trends, to tips on transition. In this series, we share things people who are interested in vegetarianism might encounter, useful tips, and experiences that we think our fellow vegetarian peeps can relate to.
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Most Recent Episode
Ep. 20 - "I'm vegetarian" - Why is that so hard to say?
Why can it be so uncomfortable to explain and discuss why we are vegetarian or vegan? Often the reasons are motivated by positivity and compassion for ourselves and the world around us, whether its for improving health, reducing animal suffering, or easing environmental impact. Few people would argue against these things -- so what is the underlying cause of the awkward tension or defensiveness that often arises when discussing vegetarianism with those who do not identify as such?
We explore Melanie Joy’s theories on carnism and Barbara Ehrenreich’s arguments about our hyped up wellness culture as we work through this question.
Ezra Klein’s interview with Melanie Joy: https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klein-show/episodes/ac6df580-ac0e-40bd-88df-b2558cfee818
Melanie Joy’s 3 Book Recommendations: https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17442558/ezra-klein-show-book-melanie-joy-vegan-vegetarian-carnism-amazon
Review of Barbara Eehnreich’s latest book, “Natural Causes”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/books/review/barbara-ehrenreich-natural-causes.html
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