Episodes
Abstaining from meat, dairy, and eggs during religious holidays has been a tradition for centuries in many religions. In Christianity, for example, during Lent (40 days prior to Easter) and Advent (40 days prior to Christmas), parishoners were forbidden to consume animal flesh as well as as dairy, cheese, and eggs.  In today's episode, we explore this history and demonstrate that not eating animal products was more common than not, especially during the period of contemplation and contrition...
Published 11/25/22
In this special episode, my travel business partner Brighde Reed (of World Vegan Travel) and I chat with some of the travelers from our Tour of Northern Italy trip, called Mountains, Lakes, and Canals. First airing on the World Vegan Travel Podcast, in this special conversation, we hear from our travelers who share their  concerns before coming on the trip personal recommendations highlights from Northern Italy delightful surprises from the trip tips for and rewards of traveling in a group ...
Published 11/18/22
The problems we have in this world are not because we have so much compassion we don’t know what to do with it. The problems we have are because people aren’t living according to their own values of kindness and compassion. What does it mean to live according to compassion? In this REBROADCAST of this popular episode, I share with you The 10 Principles of Compassion as I see them. I hope they resonate with you.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my...
Published 11/11/22
Last but not least — to use a hackneyed phrase — in our series on horse-related animalogies is our second and last episode on horse-related words: UNBRIDLED ANIMALOGIES. You may be surprised to learn that you've already read TWO equine animalogies in this description.  RELATED EPISODES Horse Expressions Horse-Related Words Part One Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website:...
Published 11/04/22
It's that time of year for scary films, and there are a number that involve animals! But don't worry! I DO NOT recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. Trust me.  So, grab some popcorn, get a pen and paper, and settle into this episode where I share my suggestions for films that are perfect for Halloween — for kids and adults alike.   Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com Join me on an all-inclusive...
Published 10/31/22
It's easy enough to find vegan candy for Halloween, but what about plastic-free, package-free, eco-friendly options? That's what today's episode is all about! I also include thoughts about eco-friendly costumes and decorations.  Mentioned on podcast: Animal-Related Halloween Movies  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com AFFILIATE PARTNERS: Nama Juicer — Use this...
Published 10/26/22
In this special episode, my travel business partner Brighde Reed (of World Vegan Travel) and I chat with some of the travelers from our Tour of Tuscany trip. First airing on the World Vegan Travel Podcast, in this special conversation, we talk about food, culture, language, highlights, surprises, and recommendations. If you have been curious about our vegan tours or just want to bask in the wonders of Italy — especially from a traveler’s perspective, this is the episode for you. Support this...
Published 10/21/22
Maybe 100 years ago it would have been a joke, but not today. Today, the issue of animal cruelty is being heard at the highest court in the nation, and it's no laughing matter. Join me in conversation with Josh Balk, vice president of farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States as we discuss why animals need to be top of mind all the time.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com Join me on an all-inclusive...
Published 10/14/22
I may not have all the answers, but after a year of soul searching, I have some clarity. I share it in today's brief episode.
Published 10/07/22
"Do you think it’s vegan to have service dogs?" "Do you think it’s ethical to have service dogs?" "Do you think using service animals is a form of exploitation?" These are the questions I've been asked over the years and which I tackle in today's episode. --------- Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau Visit my website: JoyfulVegan.com Join me on an all-inclusive vegan trip: JoyfulVeganTrips.com AFFILIATE PARTNERS: Nama Juicer — Use this link and coupon code...
Published 09/30/22
“What would happen to all the animals if we stopped eating them? Wouldn’t we be overrun with cows and pigs and chickens if we stopped?” “If everyone stopped eating these animals, they would go extinct. And other hypotheticals.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 09/16/22
Because of our long history with and connection to horses, there are hundreds of horse-related words in the English language. Part one of two.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 09/09/22
In this re-broadcast of one of our most popular episodes, I share what I believe are 10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates. As an advocate for animals and compassionate living for over 30 years, I have learned a lot (from my own mistakes) about what works and what doesn't. I hope it provides some support on your own journey.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 09/02/22
Enjoy another installment of my 50 Ways to Live a Meaningful Life — this time we focus on creating surprise experiences. I share some ideas, inspiration, and FAILS! Take a listen. Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 08/28/22
We are deep in the Food for Thought archives with this episode! A re-broadcast of an episode that aired in 2006 (!), it may be the first time I shared my motto: "Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something! Anything!" AND it's when I used the "vegetarian" as an umbrella term, even though this podcast has always been "vegan." In it, I address such declarations as: “If we didn’t kill and eat animals, the world would be overrun with them.”   “These incisors in my mouth...
Published 08/19/22
Join me as I excavate dozens of horse-related expressions, idioms, and phrases that you use in your everyday speech. Some will be familiar, but some will blow your mind.  Food for Thought is 100% listener-supported. Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 08/12/22
If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you. In it, we discuss: *the overuse of the word vegan *the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food *the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau  
Published 08/05/22
How do we talk about the way we eat? Looking at the wonderful world of words related to eating based on physiology, I share my thoughts about why elephants aren't vegan, why vegans aren't herbivores, and why your meat-eating friends aren't carnivores.  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 07/28/22
What if we had our very own phone number where you could call and leave a question for me? WELL, NOW WE DO! Call ‪(925) 388-6171‬ day or night and ask away! Your voiced question may very well end up in a Food for Thought podcast episode (helping others who may have the same issue), followed by my answer! Our very own JOYFUL VEGAN HOTLINE! Become a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGodureau, and get special perks.
Published 07/22/22
In this episode, I discuss how to be vegan with passion, purpose, and power rather than anger, outrage, and indignation. You can always find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold. Join me in an online cooking class or on a vegan trip. This podcast is listener-supported. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.
Published 07/15/22
Travel zero waste and stress-free without ever checking bags again! Sharing all of my zero waste principles and products, I've got tips, tricks, and hacks for traveling with only a carry-on — whether you're traveling for a week or a month, domestically or internationally. You can do this!  Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 07/01/22
Ex-Vegan celebrities and ex-vegan non-celebrities (friends, family members, co-workers) leave vegans feeling disappointed and perplexed. In this episode I address why people stop being vegan in the first place. Is it because: *they lack willpower? *they lack compassion? *you can't get protein and Omega-3s from plants? *because there's nothing to eat? And I address the responses vegans have to ex-vegans:  *"they were never vegan in the first place." *"they didn't do it for ethics —...
Published 06/21/22
We go to the north of Italy for the 4th and last episode in our series on the cusine of the regions of Italy! Learn about the history (and preparation) of some famous Italian dishes in the north, and find out how to eat bread like an Italian! Support this podcast today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau
Published 04/26/22