20 Best Vegan Podcasts for 2023

by Alena
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Grab your headphones and listen to these fantastic vegan podcasts while cooking, walking or doing chores! Education and becoming part of a community has never been so easy.

Podcasts can cover any topic under the sun and it’s one of the best ways to spend your time while washing the dishes or relaxing on the sofa.

That’s why we wanted to share our top picks when it comes to the best vegan podcasts!

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Our criteria for making this list were that the podcast had to be active at the time of writing this article or have a large selection of past episodes, it had to be mainly about the vegan lifestyle or plant-based eating, and not spread any harmful ideas.

We’re sure you’ll find at least one or two that are really inspiring and that you feel connected to. And if you’re more inclined to educate yourself in another way, check out our articles below!

20 Best Vegan Podcasts

From food-focused plant-based nutrition podcasts to vegan activism, fitness and health-related content, the following vegan podcast shows offer something for everyone.

Some audio files can be listened to on the creator’s website, others are available on popular platforms like Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Food for Thought Podcast

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Let’s start with one of the most popular vegan podcasts which animal rights activist Colleen Patrick Goudreau created over 14 years ago!

The joyful host covers topics such as how to be an effective activist or plant-based cooking essentials and answers common questions around veganism so you’ll become more educated and reassured with each episode.

It’s a great all-rounder show (with full transcripts!) that offers insights from a longtime vegan and is really applicable to one’s daily life as a vegan.

Some episodes tackle philosophical dilemmas and can be a bit thought-provoking — and if you’re into linguistics, you definitely need to give Colleen’s other podcast, Animalogy, a listen where she explores the origins of animal-related words and language.

The Exam Room

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The Exam Room is the official vegan podcast from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, founded by real-life rock star and medical doctor Neal Barnard. 

You can explore all things WFPB diet and vegan health together with show host Chuck Carroll, also called The Weight Loss Champion who lost 265 pounds on a plant-based diet and kept it off for good.

What can eating just one hamburger do to the body? Is cheese really addictive? Find out on this awesome vegan podcast!

The Disclosure Podcast

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One of the biggest names in the vegan community, Surge-founder Ed Winters, not only uploads informative videos on his YouTube channel, but also participates in street animal rights activism, co-runs a restaurant and produces documentaries.

As if that wasn’t enough, he also has a fantastic vegan podcast show!

You’ll love his way of talking when he explores topics surrounding veganism, morality, ethics, communication and the environment, as well as discusses current events.

Ed has had the honor to speak at Google NYC, TEDx, live TV and countless universities — because he is one of the most important voices of our generation.

The Rich Roll Podcast

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Possibly the most popular vegan podcasts on our list is run by ultra-athlete and wellness fan Rich Roll. 

Although many of his episodes are not strictly focused on veganism or plant-based nutrition, you are sure to get regular inspiration on how to optimize your lifestyle, get behind your bad habits and so much more.

Rich’s show has made many “best podcasts” lists in different genres and his conversations reflect many values of his vegan listeners like fitness, environmentalism or compassion.

Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger

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If you’ve been on our blog before, you probably know that we love Dr. Michael Greger’s work!

The New York Times bestselling author doesn’t just regularly upload educational videos on his YouTube channel, he also has an up and coming podcast sharing informative snippets regarding important health topics from obesity to blood pressure, fasting, supplements and pandemics.

If you like his really special and fun way of talking and delivering hard science, learning new information will be super entertaining and easy!

The ChickPeeps

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Created by Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch, the ChickPeeps is a friendly and fun vegan podcast that seeks to explore and discuss the dilemmas faced by vegans every day. 

From the basics of how to go vegan to humorous questions like “Should I let my partner call me ‘honey’?” and “Will I ever be vegan enough?”, Evanna and her co-hosts offer contrasting opinions and share challenges they’ve faced in the vegan space. 

You can listen to lots of conversations with interview guests like psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy or vegan activist Joey Carbstrong or geek out on animal rights issues in the Wizarding World!

Our Hen House

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This awesome vegan podcast is run by the seasoned animal rights activists Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer who regularly invite impressive guests and provide you with entertaining episodes during which everyone can learn a thing or two about the latest happenings.

By now, they accumulated over 550 episodes to listen to for free!

You can get deep into ethical issues surrounding the vegan lifestyle and receive important updates in the vegan world from Jasmin, who’s the senior editor of VegNews who also hosts the show Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan as well as the vegan lawyer Mariann who teaches at Columbia and can also be found at The Animal Law Podcast.

The Brownble Podcast

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Let host Kim talk you through different aspects of the vegan lifestyle as well as improving your relationship with food, how to get back into the kitchen and practice self-love and kindness while doing so.

Her non-judgmental approach to guiding her listeners towards making more vegan choices, offering support and giving delicious vegan meal ideas along the way will leave you inspired, warm and fuzzy!

Bonus tip: if you dig Kim’s style, definitely check out her awesome high-quality online cooking classes (affiliate link).

The Minimalist Vegan

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This is the podcast for all things conscious consumerism, zero-waste, veganism and minimalism! The Australian couple Maša and Michael Ofei explore what it means to live an intentional life in their show as well as on their blog and best-selling book.

We love their chill vibe, honesty and kindness that shines through each of their conversations in which they not only share their best vegan beginner tips but also important life lessons like learning to say no, decluttering or the beauty of simplicity.

The Proof Podcast

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Ready to geek out on evidence-based nutrition?

Show host and nutritionist Simon Hill sits down with other health experts, athletes and all-around inspiring people to share wisdom on conscious living and the impact of our food choices on our own as well as the planet’s health.

This vegan podcast is a safe space to talk about nutrition without judgment for those consuming animal products, bringing you agenda-free evidence-based information and showing you what positive change is possible when introducing more plants into your diet.

Brown Vegan Podcast

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Monique Koch is the girl for the best practical advice on transitioning to a plant-based diet! From dealing with a vegan/non-vegan relationship to saving money and intersectional issues, her non-judgemental approach is perfect for both beginner and veteran vegans.

On all the common podcast platforms from Spotify to Apple or on her website, you can get insights on vegan pregnancy, growing a vegan brand online, plant-based weight loss and her favorite vegan products!

Plant-Strong 

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No matter if you’re starting from scratch or have been vegan for a long time already, Plant-Strong is here to help you every step of your journey. 

Firefighter and son of the renowned plant-based doctor Caldwell Esselstyn, Rip Esselstyn, talks with inspiring guests about their insights around following a healthy vegan diet and changing their lives for the better. 

You can find familiar names from the plant-based community here as well as a fierce host who will help you, no doubt, level up your own health game.

Main Street Vegan Podcast

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This vegan podcast is hosted by another seasoned vegan, Victoria Moran, who mainly interviews different podcast guests on her show.

Covering each and every part of veganism, from choosing cruelty-free products to having pets, nutrition tips, climate change and vegan ethics, this podcast is perfect for new vegans!

Victoria has a very kind-hearted approach and makes both her guests and listeners feel really comfortable during each episode.

The Cosmic Skeptic Podcast

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A must-listen if you want to strengthen your philosophical understanding of veganism and sharpen up your logical thinking!

Alex J. O’Connor, founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog, is a philosophy student at Oxford University and international public speaker, coming at you with in-depth podcast episodes promoting secularism and veganism.

Speaking with influential people from the movement, such as Ed Winters, Joey Carbstrong or Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer, Alex explores how moral consistency leads to vegan principles, what effective ways of activism look like, how we can navigate gray areas of the vegan lifestyle and much more. 

No Meat Athlete Radio

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If you’re into vegan fitness, Matt Frasier’s podcast No Meat Athlete is for you! Not only is he running a popular website and publishing vegan books, Matt also has a podcast discussing topics such as plant-based nutrition, running tips, changing your habits and more.

We like that he also touches on raising plant-based children, family-friendly recipes or being a vegan digital nomad and living the “van life”. With over 300 episodes, you’ll be sure to find something that’s really interesting to you personally.

Switch4Good Podcast

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Although the name of this podcast doesn’t give away its relation to veganism, you can find lots of helpful and meaningful conversations with plant-based doctors, athletes, celebrities and chefs here.

With each episode, co-hosts Olympian Dotsie Bausch and actress/activist Alexandra Paul inspire you to live a more joyous and healthy life, allowing you to break free from food addictions and chronic health issues in the long run.

The Plant-Powered People Podcast

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Seasoned vegan bloggers Michelle Cehn from World of Vegan and Toni Okamoto from Plant-Based on a Budget started a wonderful and inviting podcast show in 2018 to help you tackle everyday situations as a vegan.

From surviving the holidays to living with a non-vegan partner, being vegan in college or hosting a plant-based wedding, everything can be possible — and you’ll be well-equipped to overcome these obstacles in the most graceful (and sometimes not-so-graceful) way with the help of these lovely ladies and their guests.

The Plant-Based News Podcast

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No doubt, one of the largest outlets in the vegan community is the popular website and YouTube channel Plant-Based News. Now you don’t even have to spend any time in front of a screen to get the latest news delivered to you!

On their vegan podcast show, hosted by Robbie Lockie, you get to meet a whole variety of people within the vegan movement from politicians to animal rights activists, urban farmers, athletes and authors as well as learn about the latest developments in terms of vegan substitutes, new research or environmental issues.

Veggie Doctor Radio 

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Board-certified pediatrician and mom Yami Cazorla-Lancaster specializes in both plant-based nutrition and intuitive eating for moms and kids.

She’s an author, lifestyle medicine coach and host of the vegan podcast Veggie Doctor Radio which is geared towards parents and families.

She does both solo episodes and interviews with guests on topics ranging from plant-based nutrition to psychology, habit change and health in general.

Learn about gut health 101, how to eat more plants without hating your life, or how to prepare easy kid-friendly vegan dinner ideas!

The Plant Yourself Podcast

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Not only did Howard Jacobson, the host of the Plant Yourself Podcast, turn his own life from “overweight and constantly sick” around thanks to a plant-based diet, the PhD researcher, coach and marketer helped write two of the most fundamental vegan books on the market: Proteinaholic and Whole.

To this date, his popular podcast has over 400 episodes covering topics beyond just plant-based nutrition, like self-compassion, the joy of movement, habit change or procrastination.

You can also find renowned guests like Dr. Michael Greger or Kelly McGonigal, as well as a ton of other inspiring interviewees in his episodes. 

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

7 thoughts on “20 Best Vegan Podcasts for 2023”

  1. Hi,

    Just an FYI, it’s Matt Frasier who is the host of the no meat athlete podcast not Brendan. Also, while I am probably not in the same.league as these people listed, I have a podcast too. the World Vegan Travel.podcast

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    • Every voice has an ear waiting and there is only one you. Continue to speak and the “league” will make room OR you’ll create your own league. Win win!

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  2. Great list. Nil Zacharias and his Eat For The Planet pod should be elevated here too – not only is it one of the longest running, but the intersectionality of plant-based and planet, and the robust guest list (is there a vegan brand or influencer that hasn’t been profiled on his show?) make it winner.

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