March 2021: Viva! Vegan Podcast

Episode: 53

Viva! Podcast


March’s podcast from Viva! – Do you know your history of veganism? Or that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief in the UK? Well, we chat to the man that made it happen Jordi Casamitjana. 

In this episode, we also delve into why vegans specificalldon’t eat prawns, (spoiler alert, research suggests they do feel pain), and Maryanne from Vegan Recipe Club reminisces about a time we could travel, as we round-up some top vegan travel tips. 

Plus, we bring you the latest vegan news and music to get your ears around!  



  • The history of veganism – Get inspired by our conversation with author and vegan historian, Jordi Casamitjana, who secured ethical veganism as a protected philosophical belief in the UK. 
  • Viva!’s new campaign raising awareness of prawn farming and our ground-breaking investigation into rainbow trout farming. 
  • Get inspired to travel and eat well, with our dreamy vegan travel feature, including stop overs in Paris, Brazil, The Gambia and Ireland. 
  • Gypsy folk band, Mobius Loop in conversation with Gavin Chappell-Bates and we feature their track Sing Ahimsa.

This podcast is sponsored by Oxford Clay handmade ceramics. We make our ceramics with minimal impact on animals humans and the environment. All our ceramics are fired using renewable energy and are vegan certified. Looking for a vegan-friendly gift? Send a free gift message and card with your order (option at the checkout). Click here to shop online. Follow them on Instagram and Pinterest.

This episode is also sponsored by Beer 52 who are offering Viva! supporters a FREE case of eight vegan craft beers. That is eight craft beers, free from any animal products, sourced and curated from the best breweries on the planet for FREE! (excl. delivery). Go to their website to find out more.

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