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The Vegan Champion Podcast

The Vegan Champion Podcast

By Jason Fonger
The Vegan Champion Podcast is your top choice for discovering new vegan influencers and hearing their stories. This podcast is all about providing you with quality, long-form, in-depth content with some of the most successful vegans on the planet.
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Adam & Shoshana Chaim: The Plant Trainers

The Vegan Champion Podcast

Adam & Shoshana Chaim: The Plant Trainers

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T. Colin Campbell: The China Study
In this interview, I pick the brain of T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study and pioneer of the plant-based nutrition movement.  Find out more about Dr. Campbell: www.NutritionStudies.org Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com
01:08:28
January 8, 2021
The International Vegan Film Festival with Shawn Stratton
The International Vegan Film Festival is from October 10 - 17, 2020. This virtual event brings over 15 hours of films to you in the comfort of your own home. In this episode, I speak with the man behind the festival, Shawn Stratton.  For more details, visit www.theivff.com  www.jasonfonger.com
41:53
September 27, 2020
Adam & Shoshana Chaim: The Plant Trainers
Adam & Shoshana Chaim share the health struggles they have had and how a plant-based diet has helped them in ways most doctors wouldn’t believe.  Learn more about them at www.planttrainers.com Find out more about me at www.jasonfonger.com 
56:13
September 9, 2020
Vegan in Thailand with Wichayapat
Wichayapat (Wich) is an animal rights activists from Thailand. It was absolutely fascinating to ask her about her views on veganism and animal rights within the context of Thai society. Check out the video version of my conversation with Wichayapat here Wich - A Vegan Activist Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wichvegan Wichayapat P YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNdyLdWRE2xLy2_nWjKdT8g Lersak Inchai on Thai national television: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6TYxb-0wvs&list=FL7-KAOBEjXMQaaKNkjurQaw&index=8&t=483s&fbclid=IwAR2WJy3m1qBqhmbB6KJR9FwHn50-TIiWmd0nU2AxbU0t-csbaWNrJ4d4ktI The Vegan Champion Podcast: theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Facebook.com/theveganchampionpodcast   www.theveganchampionpocast.com   Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com Instagram @jasonfonger TikTok @jasonfonger Twitter @jasonfonger Facebook.com/jasonfongerofficial
01:19:48
June 1, 2020
Using plant-based nutrition to help people live healthier lives and create a better world with Tyra Eberwein (Tyrabundance)
Today’s guest, Tyra Eberwein, is currently studying Exercise and Nutrition Science at the University of Queensland. She believes in using plant-based nutrition to help people live healthier lives and create a better world. She is @Tyrabundance on instagram where she posts tons of great content that I am sure you will appreciate if you like eating healthy, delicious, beautiful plant based food. Prefer to watch the video version of the interview? Subscribe to The Vegan Champion Podcast on YouTube or follow The Vegan Champion Podcast's Facebook page.  You'll find video versions of the interviews there when available. The Vegan Champion Podcast: theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Facebook.com/theveganchampionpodcast   www.theveganchampionpocast.com   Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com Instagram @jasonfonger TikTok @jasonfonger Twitter @jasonfonger Facebook.com/jasonfongerofficial
01:00:04
May 22, 2020
Vegan talks to hunter
This is a conversation I had with a hunter. I think this conversation is a good example of how two people can have a meaningful exchange of ideas and learn from each other despite having different opinions. Thank you Micah LaJeunesse for having this discussion with me. The Vegan Champion Podcast: theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Facebook.com/theveganchampionpodcast   www.theveganchampionpocast.com   Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com Instagram @jasonfonger TikTok @jasonfonger Twitter @jasonfonger Facebook.com/jasonfongerofficial
01:24:32
May 19, 2020
Simple, effective tools for animal rights activism with Paul Bashir
Anonymous for the Voiceless Co-Founder and Co-Director Paul Bashir makes his second appearance on the podcast. We discuss his ideas around what makes for effective vegan street outreach. I trust you will find this conversation thought-provoking and that you will gain some valuable insights about how you approach speaking to people about animal rights. www.anonymousforthevoiceless.com Paul's latest workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xKvKHaXGNw The Vegan Champion Podcast: theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Facebook.com/theveganchampionpodcast   www.theveganchampionpocast.com   Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com Instagram @jasonfonger Facebook.com/jasonfongerofficial
01:01:01
May 15, 2020
Monique Chan on creating a sustainable, vegan company that tackles food waste
Monique Chan is the founder of Bruized, which is a company based in Toronto, Canada aiming to reduce food waste and provide affordable, healthy, vegan food to the local community. In this conversation, she tells us about how a few years ago, she became an environmentalist, then pescetarian, and finally -  after balling her eyes out within the first 5 minutes of the film “Earthlings” - a vegan. She also tells us about her experience so far with starting her own business. I really like Monique, she’s got a positive attitude, she’s doing good work in the vegan movement, and I really think you’re going to enjoy our conversation. Monique's Chan: Personal Instagram: @UniqueWellness Bruized: Instagram: @bruizedco  Facebook: www.facebook.com/bruizedco/ The Vegan Champion Podcast: Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Facebook.com/theveganchampionpodcast   www.theveganchampionpocast.com   Hosted by Jason Fonger: www.jasonfonger.com Instagram @jasonfonger  Facebook.com/jasonfongerofficial
57:05
May 12, 2020
Wine, business, politics, activism and more with Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni
Sebastiano is working at such a high level on so many exciting things that it's hard to summarize the work he does. I really like these sentences taken from his LinkedIn profile: "Born in Milan, Italy, Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni is an award-winning entrepreneur, activist, investor, and advisor to businesses and governments around the world. Although his expertise spans the food, finance, wine, technology, life sciences, and art sectors, his greatest concern is animals. An impassioned vegan and animal rights activist, Sebastiano’s focus is on promoting the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle globally; overtaking the inefficiency, cruelty and inherent dangers of animal agriculture; revolutionizing the food industry through innovation; fostering rewarding investments in such innovation; and striving to protect the planet from the catastrophic effects of climate change." Querciabella is his wine company that he tells us about in the episode, and I apologize for my poor pronunciation of Italian words. This conversation was an absolute thrill for me. I hope you enjoy listening and that you find it interesting! Email: theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Facebook.com/TheVeganChampionPodcast Instagram: @theveganchampionpodcast Twitter: @theveganchampionpodcast www.theveganchampionpodcast.com
01:10:54
May 6, 2020
Andre Venus overcame an autoimmune disease on a whole foods plant based diet
Andre shares his inspiring story which begins with a sudden, frightening medical diagnosis at the age of 15. An autoimmune disease called vitiligo. Follow Andre on instagram: @andrevenus 
01:15:05
May 1, 2020
Pro ITU Triathlete Travis Coleman
A force to be reckoned with on the triathlon scene, Travis Coleman is a shining example of what can be achieved on a plant-based diet. Follow Travis: Instagram: @TravisColemanPT Website: TravisColemanPT.com
01:13:08
April 30, 2020
Lee Grantham wants to break the world record for running 100km
Lee Grantham is a professional endurance athlete running for Nike. We have a lot in common, but we do have different opinions when it comes to a number of topics. I love that Lee and I were able to have a civilized, constructive conversation addressing the nuances of our disagreements. We both came away from this conversation having learned something from each other, and I hope you might learn a thing or two as well! Please enjoy.
01:58:43
April 27, 2020
4 things to be each day if you want to be happy.
4 things to be each day if you want to be happy.
12:42
April 25, 2020
Vegan Politics & More with Ryan from Happy Healthy Vegan
It was a pleasure to have a conversation with Ryan from Happy Healthy Vegan on today’s episode. We talk about, among other things, his recent foray into politics.
52:06
April 23, 2020
Vegan Psychologist Clare Mann
I guarantee that you will take something valuable away from this insightful conversation I had with the vegan psychologist Clare Mann. In addition to our conversation, please check out her website links listed below as she offers a wide variety of resources, many of which are absolutely free and of the highest quality.  www.veganpsychologist.com  www.veganpsychologist.com/myths  www.veganpsychologist.com/virus  https://www.veganpsychologist.com/vegan-voices-30day/  lifemyths.com Clare's latest book "Myths of Choice: Why people won't change and what you can do about it.  nutritionfacts.org Michael Greger, Author of "How Not To Die"     onegreenplanet.org  vegannation.com  Out of Shadows (2020)  https://techstartups.com/2020/03/14/real-truth-coronavirus-according-mit-molecular-biologist/ Dr. Shiva
01:13:14
April 21, 2020
Talking to family members about veganism #QuarantineOfTruth
Talking to my dad about veganism as he watches footage of then dairy industry that he has never seen before. I know it’s not always easy having conversations with family members and I hope this exchange might help you feel better about communicating with your loved ones.
35:28
April 20, 2020
Advocating for Veganism - What Should We Talk About?
Should we focus on the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet? Maybe we should spend more time talking about the environmental footprint of animal agriculture? What about telling the stories of trillions of animals killed every year by human beings? In this short monologue, I explore the options and come to a conclusion of sorts. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. How do you think we should be advocating for veganism?
11:25
April 18, 2020
My Top 5 Foods
These 5 foods have served me well as a plant-powered athlete since 2009. I hope to inspire you to eat healthier and discover how amazing these foods can make you feel.
15:48
April 17, 2020
Creating Content & Speaking Up for the Animals with Hudson Tarlow
At 18 years old, Hudson Tarlow is a strong advocate for the animals. He creates tons of content across various social media platforms with the goal of helping people wake up to what is happening to animals so that they can go vegan. In this conversation, Hudson shares his story of how he got went vegan and into activism. He also offers some valuable insights around how he creates such high quality content, and how he deals with some of the more challenging aspects of being vegan. 
58:19
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus Era Perspective with Shane Goodhew
These are very strange times we are in. I'm glad to have a friend like Shane in times like these. He's wise beyond his years and offers some much-needed perspective on life in this uncertain period. Hope you enjoy! Find Shane on instagram @shanegoodhew
55:20
April 15, 2020
3 Tips for Vegans
3 tips for vegans, or anyone eating a plant-based diet.
07:11
April 14, 2020
Dee Fancett is Making Life Easier for Vegans Everywhere Ep.8
 I’ve been vegan since 2010 and I have to say that now in 2019, the amount of vegan options available at my fingertips is on a whole other level. We’ve still got a long way to go though, and it can still be challenging, especially for people who are new to the lifestyle or who may be travelling, to find some good vegan grub.  Enter today’s guest, Dee Fancett. Now working full time with Happy Cow, a website and app that makes it super easy for people to locate vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, Dee plays a major role in making vegan food easily accessible to the masses. She also manages the website VeggieInChiangMai.com which is a one-stop-shop for all information relevant to vegans living or traveling in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where Dee has lived for the past decade.  When she’s not making life easier for plant eaters around the globe, she’s training for marathons, racing regularly, and is no stranger to the top of the podium. In fact, she won the international category of the Chiang Mai University Marathon just the day before we recorded this conversation.  We talk about all these things and more in this conversation. Dee is awesome, I think you’re going to like her. So, settle in to your sofa, or your bicycle saddle, or your running stride, or your commute, or whatever you’re doing as you listen, and enjoy my conversation with Dee Fancett. Dee's Website: www.veggieinchiangmai.com Dee's Instagram: @veggieinchiangmai or @deefancett If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:05:38
March 11, 2019
Anonymous for the Voiceless Co-Directors Paul Bashir and Asal Alamdari Ep.7
Anonymous for the Voiceless is an animal rights organization that does a kind of street activism called the Cube of Truth. These are peaceful demonstrations akin to an art performance in which activists show footage of animal exploitation to the public and have conversations with interested passersby with the hope of guiding them to their own vegan conclusions. Today’s episode features Paul Bashir and Asal Alamdari, the co-directors of the organization. I think it’s fair to say at this point that these demonstrations are the most popular form of organized vegan activism. The organization has chapters in over 900 cities around the globe and that number is growing very quickly.  In this conversation we talk about how the organization got started, what has caused it to grow so rapidly, the reasoning behind this specific approach to activism, and we also have a broader conversation about vegan activism in general.  It was really fascinating to talk to Paul and Asal and to hear their perspectives on all of these things. I think this is a really enlightening conversation that will leave you feeling inspired to become more active in promoting veganism, or at the very least, it will give you a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the work that animal rights activists do.  The video interview I did with Paul that was referenced in this podcast can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moJjtpb5QEA Find Anonymous for the Voiceless online at these places: Website: www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/anonymousforthevoiceless Instagram: @anonymousforthevoiceless If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:30:15
February 5, 2019
Adam Stevens Created a Life of Adventure Through Instagram Ep.6
Adam Stevens has been able to make a name for himself as a photographer and filmmaker, traveling all over the globe to some of the most beautiful places you can imagine. Most importantly though, he’s living life on his own terms and has a level of freedom that I think many people aspire to.  We talk about how Adam was able to get to this point in his life and what advice he has for other people who may be looking to walk a similar path. We also talk about the vegan lifestyle and how that ties into his work.  It was great to have a chat and catch up with Adam. Be sure to check out his work on Instagram where he is @adamstevensvisuals  Mentioned in today's episode:  Alex Strohl: www.alexstrohl.com Christopher Sommer: www.gymnasticbodies.com One City Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHmaY5Emyo0 If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:55:03
January 18, 2019
Shane Goodhew Went from Addict to Ironman Ep.5
Today's Guest: Shane Goodhew Instagram: @shanegoodhew Facebook: Shane Goodhew  Shane has an amazing story of transformation. In years past, he felt a lack of energy and will. He felt lonely and as though he didn’t belong. When he found gambling and drugs, he began forming addictive tendencies towards these destructive behaviors, eventually leading to some pretty dark places.  The present-day Shane, however, has come a long way.  Shane is now a high-performing triathlete, and works tirelessly in service to those who struggle with addiction. As you are about to hear, Shane is extremely open and articulate about his feelings, experiences, and the lessons he has learned along the way.  I feel grateful to have had this insightful exchange and my feeling is that you will be moved and inspired by Shane’s story.  He posts regularly to his Instagram page and stories at @shanegoodhew so be sure to check him out there if you are feeling his vibe.  Once again, thanks for tuning in today.  Please enjoy my conversation with Shane Goodhew. If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch attheveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:27:45
January 10, 2019
That Vegan Couple: Natasha and Luca on Going Vegan and Getting Active Ep. 4
Today's Guests:  Natasha and Luca a.k.a. "That Vegan Couple" www.thatvegancouple.com Welcome to Episode 4 of the Vegan Champion Podcast. Today I sit down for a chat with Natasha and Luca who are known as That Vegan Couple. These two are highly influential vegan lifestyle advocates and animal rights activists who are constantly putting out all kinds of awesome content on social media. Lots of interesting things in this conversation including how they found veganism, what inspired them to get more active in terms of spreading the message, and their thoughts on various forms of vegan activism. That’s all coming up on this episode of The Vegan Champion Podcast.  If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch attheveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:44:48
December 28, 2018
Durianrider Ep. 3
Welcome to The Vegan Champion Podcast! Today’s guest: Harley "Durianrider" Johnstone Harley's YouTube channel: YouTube.com/Durianriders Harley's Instagram: @durianriders This is The Vegan Champion Podcast, welcome to the show. On today’s episode, we have for you a conversation with none other than Durianrider. He’s a polarizing figure in the health and fitness world and it was really interesting to sit down with him, hear his story, and pick his brain. That’s today’s show; episode 3 of The Vegan Champion Podcast. My name is Jason Fonger and I’m the host here at The Vegan Champion Podcast. The idea behind this podcast is to showcase people who are out there doing amazing things for the vegan movement; people who are champions of the vegan message if you will. Today’s guest is one of, if not the most active vegans on all of social media. Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider as he goes by on social media has a seemingly tireless work ethic when it comes to creating and uploading content which promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle. I came across Durianrider’s YouTube videos back in 2010 and his message definitely inspired me in many ways. Since then he has become a mentor and friend of mine and I definitely have to thank him for helping me to get to where I am today in terms of the life I’m living and the level of fitness I have attained. It was great to sit down with Harley to have this conversation. I think by listening to this you’re likely to gain a better understanding of him and his message. Here is my conversation with Harley Johnstone Aka Durianrider. If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:22:57
December 8, 2018
​David "Banana" Dähn on Overcoming Eating Disorders & Self-Harm Ep. 2
Welcome to The Vegan Champion Podcast! Today’s guest: David Banana David’s YouTube channel: YouTube.com/DavidBanana David’s Instagram: @David.Banana David’s Email:frugivore84@gmx.de Today’s episode features YouTuber David Banana from Germany. We have a fantastic conversation about how he overcame an eating disorder and turned his life around to become a shining example of a healthy, strong, vegan advocate. That conversation is coming right up on episode 2 of The Vegan Champion Podcast. David is well-known on YouTube as “David Banana”. He has a popular channel, mostly speaking German, where he discusses topics related to living a healthy vegan lifestyle. You can check out his channel at: www.youtube.com/davidbanana In this episode, we have a truly valuable and in-depth discussion about David’s struggle with self-harming and disordered eating. He shares his story with us including what lead him to this destructive behavior, how he managed to overcome it, and what he has learned from the whole experience. I’m proud to bring this conversation to you as the first interview of The Vegan Champion Podcast. Episode brought to you by VEGAN MARKET www.myveganmarket.ca Instagram: @veganmarkettoronto New online store based out of Toronto, Canada. 100% Vegan, also have many gluten-free, nut-free, & kosher products. Aiming to improve the accessibility of vegan products to Ontarians and others who don’t live in a vegan supportive community. They will be at the Vegan Social Events Pop-Up on September 6, 2018 with a mini grocery store set up for people to choose from a variety of amazing vegan items. If you have a vegan-friendly business and would like to sponsor an episode please get in touch at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com Podcast website: TheVeganChampionPodcast.com Jason Fonger, Podcast Host: www.jasonfonger.com Hosting free triathlon training sessions in Chiang Mai from Sept 3rd to October 18th 2018, for more information go to www.JasonFonger.com and click on “Training Sessions” Email me at jasonfongerinfo@gmail.com Support financially on Patreon at www.patreon.com/jasonfonger Top online resources for learning about plant-based eating: www.pcrm.org www.nutritionfacts.org
01:54:30
December 8, 2018
Welcome To The Vegan Champion Podcast with Jason Fonger Ep. 1
This is The Vegan Champion Podcast. Welcome to Episode 1. I am your host, Jason Fonger. Today’s episode is all about setting the stage. I’ll be talking about who I am, what I do, why I’m so fired up to start podcasting, and what you can expect from future episodes. This podcast is brought to you by me, Jason Fonger. Learn more about me at www.jasonfonger.com If you are interested in sponsoring an episode of the podcast, the show is open to all vegan-friendly businesses at extremely affordable rates so please get in touch via email at theveganchampionpodcast@gmail.com
20:35
November 2, 2018