MikeyPod 253 | Comedian, Composer, and Filmmaker Lauren Maul

Lauren Maul

I got a message from Bianca at Shark Party Media early last week that she had a perfect guest for the podcast: Lauren Maul. One glance at her latest project, Apologies from Men: The Album convinced me that this was an activist artist I needed to meet. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 252 | Author Jeffrey Marsh

Jeffrey Marsh

Jeffrey Marsh is a author, speaker, and non-binary activist who uses the Internet as their medium with tremendous success. Jeffrey was a huge success on (sadly, now defunct) Vine, but their social media success extends well beyond that with over 350 million views of their positive and inclusive message. Jeffrey’s best-selling book, How To Be You, made them the first non-binary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House.
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MikeyPod 251 | Podcaster Macken


Just about 48 hours after I met Macken on Twitter (yes! it’s still a thing) we were Skyping our way through this great interview for the podcast. Macken is the host of the brand new Species podcast, which teaches you everything you’d ever want to know about a given animal. A committed vegan, Macken combines his love of podcasting with his passion for vegan advocacy to make this incredibly listenable and educational podcast.  Continue reading →

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 →