MikeyPod 250 | Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur

I had the privilege of meeting photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur last fall at The Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Foundation Festival. Jo-Anne is the creator of We Animals, a project which documents, through photography, animals in the human environment. She has won numerous awards, is widely published, and is the subject of the documentary film, The Ghosts in Our Machine. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 249 | Vegan Rapper Grey

Vegan Rapper Grey

You’ll probably remember vegan rapper Grey from his award winning Vegan Thanksgiving freestyle video that went viral in 2016 and continues to get lots of vegan holiday love. His music + activism hybrid made him a perfect candidate to be a guest on the podcast, so I was especially pumped that he accepted my invite to chat. We talk here about his viral success, how his music (and health!) changed when he went vegan, his activism in Atlanta with One Love Animal Save, and his EP, Missed Calls. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 248 | Minister Micah Bucey and the New Sanctuary Coalition

Micah Bucey returns to the podcast this week to discuss the detainment and deportation of Jean Montrevil and Ravi Ragbir. Both men are leaders in the New Sanctuary Coalition and members of Judson Memorial Church here in New York City. Micah briefs us on what has gone down with both of these gentlemen, and gives some solid suggestions about what we can to do get involved. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 247 | Dustin Harder AKA The Vegan Roadie

Dustin Harder AKA The Vegan Roadie

Dustin Harder returns to the podcast this week to talk about his adventures filming season three of The Vegan Roadie in Italy and his brand new project, The Simply Vegan Cookbook! I love the way Dustin carved out his own path in advocating for veganism using something he is passionate about: FOOD! He’s a great friend and always a great guest. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 246 | Activist Musician Jason Oliver

New year, new focus!  Starting with this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m narrowing the focus of my guests to artists and creators who make work about their activism, and I couldn’t think of a better guest to start with than Jason Oliver. Jason is a singer-songwriter who is also extremely active in open rescue of animals with Direct Action Everywhere. Though his activist work takes him to some of the most hellish places on earth, his music and spirit seem imbued with a lightness and hope that is irresistible. I hope you love this interview as much as I did, and please be sure to support Jason’s work by buying his album hereContinue reading →

MikeyPod 245 | Photographer Jonathan David Smyth

MikeyPod 245 Jonathan David Smyth

I met Jonathan David Smyth through our mutual friend and collaborator luke kurtis of bd-studios.com. I was really excited to talk with him about his debut monograph, Just One More: Self-Portraits 2012-2017. I continue to be intrigued by Jonathan’s photos, and even more so by his video and text work, which you should absolutely check out on his website. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 244 | Filmmaker Chris Hines

I met Chris Hines and his crew last month when they interviewed me for Taking Note – The Vegan Music Documentary. Chris started the project as a means to find out how veganism has influenced musicians themselves. I was really excited they chose to include me in the film, and I have been really excited to discover more about Chris’ work in veganism and video on his youTube channel. He just did a 24 hour live stream to raise money for Sale Ranch Animal SanctuaryContinue reading →

MikeyPod 243 | Center for Animal Protection and Education Co-Founder JP Novic

I stayed for several days this summer with JP Novic at the Center for Animal Protection and Education and really just had a glorious time.  She put me up in a tiny cabin on the property and so kindly brought me coffee and breakfast every morning before we went to work with the animals.

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