If you’re looking for some screen-free content to occupy your mind, a solid vegan podcast might become your new best friend (at least until it’s safe to reunite with our old ones). From light-hearted rambling conversations about plant-based food and pop culture to deep discussions on ethics and health, these 11 vegan podcasts will accompany you while you work, clean, or just go about your day.
Rich Roll Podcast
1 The Rich Roll Podcast
The guest list sometimes deviates from plant-based modifiers, but the host is as vegetarian as they come. Ultraman Rich Roll is a master interviewer and books the most amazing guests.
Those talented enough to grace the microphone of the Rich Roll Podcast will enthrall you for the show’s two-hour plus duration. Past vegan guests have included tough-as-nails Navy SEAL David Goggins, ultrarunner Fiona Oakes, punk rocker John Joseph, physician Michael Greger, MD, and more. Go for a long walk or run and settle in for some major plant-based motivation.
Our Hen House
2 Our Hen House
Go deep into the ethical issues surrounding the vegan and animal rights movement with co-hosts Jasmine Singer (VegNews Editor at Large) and animal law professor Marian Sullivan.
The powerhouse activist duo touches on the latest news, issues and triumphs in the vegan world, always complemented with guest interviews. You’ll hear from vegan greats, like Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott, but you’ll also find advocates who usually fly under the radar like Kelly Holt and Animal Planet’s Dan McKernan. Stored by the barn series
Finally, this podcast is consistently consistent. There are no seasonal breaks or “Whoops, we missed an episode, here’s a flashback.” Singer and Sullivan make sure their listeners get new content every week. Pro-tip: Our Hen House also produces a monthly Animal Law Podcast, hosted by Sullivan.
3 Brown Vegan Podcast
Vegan recipe developer Monique Koch, the force behind the YouTube channel and blog, Brown Vegan, hosts a podcast of the same name.
The show covers a wide range of topics, from beginner tips to veganism to wellness to entrepreneurship and finance discussions. It sounds easy, all centered around making information about veganism, finance and wellness more accessible to audiences. You can’t argue with that.
A plant-based morning show
4 A plant-based morning show
Co-hosts Matt Frazier and Doug Hay, who also host the No-Meat Athlete Podcast, launched this daily vegan podcast in September 2022. In it, the duo goes through all the latest vegan news circulating around the world.
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5No meat sportsman radio
No Meat Athlete Radio, Fraser and Hay’s other show, began as an ongoing podcast in 2014 and has delved into many topics throughout the years — from vegan parenting to habit modification. It’s a light, family friendly conversation that you’ll soon feel a part of Each week, you can look forward to updates on Matt’s life, Doug’s latest gardening adventures and ultramarathon goals, helpful tips on running and whole food nutrition, and a few good tidbits.
The Switch 4 Good Podcast
6The Switch 4 Good Podcast
Explain yourself with this groundbreaking variety show on everything from health to ethical fashion.
Co-hosts Olympian Dotsy Bausch and actress/activist Alexandra Paul engage in meaningful conversations with everyone from plant-based doctors to professional athletes, celebrities to chefs. Guests included former Brooklyn Borough President and now-Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, Adrian Velarde of Deserto (vegan cactus leather brand) and Ironman Brendan Brazier.
The hour-long show is part self-help, part entertainment, and 100 percent engaging
Veggie Doctor Radio
7 Veggie Doctor Radio
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH (aka Dr. Yami) is the vegan pediatrician we wish we grew up with. While focused on parenting, we can all learn more from this compassionate doc about health, nutrition, habit change, and psychology. Some episodes feature guests, but Dr. Yami isn’t afraid to fly solo either. One thing is for sure: the content is always engaging, educational and entertaining.
Favorite episodes include 107/107b “How to Eat More Plants Without Hate Your Life/How to Make 5 Familiar American and Kid-Friendly Dinners Plant-Based” with Talia Pollock, Episode 106 “Bowel Motility and Your Health with Dr. Supriya Rao ,” and episode 102 “How Understanding Generations Can Add More Value to Your Life.”
The Korean Vegan Podcast
8 The Korean Vegan Podcast
New York Times bestselling cookbook author Joanne Molinaro, creator of the blog “The Korean Vegan,” hosts this weekly podcast about life. Topics range from life to dealing with imposter syndrome on the way to work. If you’re unfamiliar with Molinaro, he’s a former attorney whose rise to fame began on TikTok, where he shares vegetarian versions of Korean recipes he grew up with.
9 Exam Room Podcast
Neil Barnard, MD, FACC, and founder of the nonprofit group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and co-host Chuck Carroll dive into the science of a vegan diet.
Episodes often feature doctors and other medical professionals who tout the potential of a plant-based diet to help prevent chronic disease. But, you can also expect news from PCRM, vegan recipes and health topics that fight inflammation and high cholesterol.
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10 Food for thought
Author, cultural commentator, and compassionate living expert Colin Patrick Gaudreau hosts this aptly named podcast. Patrick Gaudreau captivates audiences with engaging, thought-provoking episodes with deep dives into zero-waste living, respecting animals, plant-based options at fast-food restaurants, and more.
Pro-tip: Don’t miss his latest culinary exploration of Italian cuisine.
The Plant-Powered People Podcast
11 The Plant-Powered People Podcast
Hosts Tony Okamoto and Michelle Sehn know what it’s like to be the only vegetarian in the family. Plant-powered authors and entrepreneurs tap into their expertise to help make your plant-based journey a little less lonely.
With new episodes each week, Okamoto and Cehn sit down with guests to discuss everyday vegan living, from navigating theme park dining options to cultural foods, composting, health and more.