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Food for Thought Podcast starts with the premise that being vegan is a means to an end — not an end in itself. Food for Thought addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully, including living zero waste! Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. 

Nov 24, 2023

Many people think of “veganism” as a new reactionary trend against what we call factory farming, but for centuries, men and women have been thinking about, writing about, and expressing distress over the violence inherent in killing animals for human use and consumption.

My personal veganism is part of a long...

Nov 20, 2023

In today's (as always ad-free) podcast episode, your host Colleen Patrick-Goudreau explores the profound concept of magnanimity and its application to everyday living, drawing inspiration from the teachings of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. 

Delving into the philosophical roots of magnanimity, we unravel its significance...

Nov 10, 2023

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Nov 1, 2023

Why are certain animals synonymous with Halloween — bats, rats, owls, spiders, ravens, crows, toads, wolves, cats? Why are black cats associated with witches? Did Pope Gregory IX issue a papal bull during the 13th century that called for the mass extermination of black cats? What’s the history behind all...