TLAV Podcast promo teaser/Intro podcast
Hello! I’m Emi Leese. My friend Eva and I wrote a book called, Think Like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics, published by Unbound.
Our book is an approachable and accessible vegan ethics guidebook. It’s for anyone interested in veganism, the values behind it, and what we can all learn from its practice. It explores how vegan ethics can be applied to every area of our daily lives. In it, we examine a variety of contemporary topics related to animal use: from the basics of vegan logic to politics, economics, love and other aspects of being human. We’ve also included a chapter on practical, real-life scenarios to help readers work through what might be tricky situations.
This podcast … also called Think Like a Vegan … will be an extension of our written work and bring you thought provoking deep dives across a wide variety of subjects.
In each episode, I’ll explore one topic related to veganism – one that might not be the focus of an everyday conversation. Some we touched on in our book and here, I’ll have the chance to take a closer look. With the help of my guests, I’ll explore highly relevant topics like activism, ableism, reproductive rights, animals and the law; alternatives to animal experimentation in medicine and more.
Whether it’s through hearing from my expert guests or me sharing my thoughts on the matter, each episode will be a mini talk about a topic or idea that I hope you’ll find educational and inspirational.
In this series there will be 8 episodes, and I’ll try to keep each one pretty short.
Whatever the issue covered in each episode, the basic concept is always this: like us, animals aren’t things. They feel, think, dream, play, have friends and family. They do these things differently than us, sure. They have different intelligence and skills than we do. And they look different from us.
But so what? We all look different or live differently and have different intelligence and skills. None of these are good enough reasons to exploit and kill anyone. All of us, human or animal, want to live. We all don’t want to be exploited and used as objects.
Just like us, animals also have the basic right to be free of exploitation and commodification. And we have an obligation to recognise that right. Simply put, veganism is part of basic fairness.
I hope these short talks will inspire you and expand the conversation around veganism! Subscribe to Think Like a Vegan wherever you get podcasts. And pick up a copy of the book in hardcover, ebook or audiobook on Bookshop.org and anywhere you buy books. Or ask your library for a copy.
See you soon!