Podcasts are a great way to stay educated and informed about the latest vegan news and events. However, there are now myriad plant-based podcasts, and deciding which one to listen to can be incredibly overwhelming!
Luckily, Merve, a member of our plant-based writing community, has done some investigation and discovered the 10 best vegan podcasts to listen to in 2020.
From plant-based nutrition to current events, ethics and morality, vegan health and fitness, and even business and entrepreneurship, there’s sure to be a podcast you’ll want to listen to.
Check out Merve’s suggestions below!
Staying Informed as a Vegan
While going vegan, I did a lot of research and watched many documentaries and videos about nutrition, animal rights, the meat industry, vegan cooking, and so on. However, it is essential to keep up with all the new information coming out every day. I think one of the best and most convenient ways to learn more about whatever part of plant-based life you are interested in is listening to podcasts.
During my morning runs, I enjoy brushing up my knowledge on various plant-based topics. You may listen to these vegan podcasts while doing exercise, cooking, commuting to work or school, and having your morning coffee or tea.
The 10 Best Vegan Podcasts
I would like to share my list of top 10 vegan podcasts in 2020 that I believe will give you inspiration and practical tips on plant-based living. You will see their original links in the article but you can also find them on Google Podcasts.
Plant-Based Research & Nutrition
As many of you already know, Dr. Greger is one of the most inspiring vegan doctors in the world. He is the founder of Nutrition Facts, which is a non-commercial organization showing all evidence-based research on nutrition.
In his podcasts, Dr. Greger brings us the latest nutrition-related research including the benefits of fasting, B12 deficiency, food as medicine, and coconut oil’s relation to weight loss. Each episode lasts around 5 to 10 minutes. These short podcasts are great for keeping up with topics related to vegan nutrition.
2. Plant Proof
Plant-Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
The podcast’s host, Simon Hill, is a nutritionist who invites inspiring doctors, nutritionists, athletes, and activists to talk about their stories in making positive change in the world.
The Plant Proof podcasts try to create a safe place to talk about vegan nutrition without judgment. Simon is a super peaceful and positive person and his guests are truly amazing people with great wisdom and experience in nutrition.
The episodes of Plant Proof take around one or two hours but you may forget about the time while listening to those deep conversations.
Vegan Health & Fitness
Matt Frazier, a plant-powered marathoner and ultra-runner, has an amazing success story. He is the founder of No Meat Athlete, a community of thousands of people who are interested in plant-based health and fitness.
In their podcast, Matt and his co-host Doug Hay share their training and nutrition tips and invite well-known guests like Rich Roll, Rip Esselstyn, and Leo Babuta to join them in having entertaining, informative, and non-preachy discussions.
An episode of No Meat Athlete lasts around 40 min to one hour.
Plant-Based Mental & Physical Health
Nancy Montuori is a survivor of a very difficult lung disease which taught her that a plant-based diet is the best medicine in the world. She has an amazing podcast that covers many tips, recipes, and meditation practices to improve our mental and physical health.
The way she speaks makes me really calm and peaceful. She brings great people to the show as well.
Ordinary Vegan’s episodes are usually around 20 minutes.
Embracing a Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle
The host of Plant Yourself podcast, Howard Jacobson was once an overweight and stressed-out father who ironically got his PhD in stress management. After reading T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study, he became a great role model, life coach, and marketing consultant.
In his podcast, he inspires and empowers people to make changes for themselves, their families, and our planet. He also interviews experts on various topics like a younger skin diet, liberating our minds, and the science of breathing. This podcast motivates me to gain new healthy plant-based habits.
Howard’s vegan podcasts vary in length but usually last between 40 minutes to one hour and 40 minutes.
Vegan Ethics, Morality, Environment & Current Events
Earthling Ed is a well-known activist who I think is the best vegan debater in the world. He is an amazing educator who has spoken at 6 Ivy League colleges, 1/3 of UK universities, and many other universities around the world.
In the Disclosure Podcast, Ed dives in important topics on veganism such as morality, ethics, and environment as well as current events. The Disclosure Podcast has taught me a lot about animal abusing industries and I’m sure it will enlighten you as well.
His podcasts range between 30 minutes and just over one hour.
Anything Plant-Based News
Robbie Lockie is one of the biggest vegan game changers. He has a lot of experience in digital design and campaigns and he is the co-writer and producer of a short movie called SWINE for Viva.
He invites inspiring life coaches, entrepreneurs, YouTubers, photojournalists, authors, and so on to The Plant Based News Podcast.
It is one of the best vegan podcasts to listen to and the episodes are around 50 minutes.
Vegan Business & Entrepreneurship
Elysabeth Alfano is a successful businesswoman and investor who supports vegan businesses by sharing her experiences and guidance. On The Plantbased Business Hour, she talks to CEOs, analysts, start-ups, and innovators who are contributing to the plant-based market around the world.
This podcast provides a lot of information on the plant-based business arena and tips to invest in it or even consider having your own start-up. Personally, this makes me really happy to see how the plant-based industry is having a blast.
Each episode lasts around an hour.
Vegan Lifestyle & Top Tips
Colleen Patrick-Gourdeau, an amazing animal rights activist, has been producing Food for Thought for over 14 years. This is absolutely one of the best vegan podcasts as it is both informative and entertaining. Colleen’s great tips range from avoiding plastic to essential kitchen appliances, which are pretty applicable to our daily vegan lives.
She also has a very interesting podcast called Animology in which she describes how animal-related words and expressions affect our thinking and attitudes towards animals.
You will enjoy Food for Thought’s one-hour long episodes twice a month.
10. Brown Vegan
Vegan Lifestyle, Wellness & Entrepreneurship
Monique Koch is a vegan family coach who has been on a vegan journey with her family since 2010. She offers practical tips for vegan lifestyle, wellness, and entrepreneurship on her fun and non-judgmental podcast Brown Vegan. She also features important plant-based nutritionists, chefs, trainers, and so on.
The episodes of Brown Vegan last around 30 minutes to an hour.
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I have always been happy to be around animals. Growing up in a small town, I had opportunities to meet many animal friends. It took me a while to understand that eating or using them was a big contradiction but I became vegan in 2018. Since then, I have run 2 marathons, 3 half-marathons and became a rugby 7s player. I have a lot more energy and enthusiasm as a vegan. I love cooking delicious plant-based food and enjoying it with friends. I believe I inspired many people to eat more plants and have healthier habits. I will continue to spread the ‘peace starts on your plate’ message through my blog: