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99. Sommer Wilder
Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Sommer Wilder joined us to discuss her plant-based weight loss journey. Almost every one of us has gone on a diet and almost every one of us has failed at said diet and gained the weight (and then some) back. Sommer has a YouTube channel where she documents her weight loss journey plus tips and recipes as well. This talk is about relating to someone and the challenges they have faced with working on becoming a healthier self.
Learn More at Sommer’s YouTube Channel
A Special VV Live Talk!
Friday, February 19th at 7PM (EST)
Kat Mendenhall lives in Texas and joined Helene to talk about how things are going from the ice and snow storm. We’re raising funds to donate to organizations in Texas that have suffered due to the storm such as Rowdy Girl Sanctuary.
Click HERE to donate!
97. Chef Adyre Mason
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Chef Mason is opening the first plant-based restaurant in Huntsville, AL! Watch our talk about why she went vegan, how she started Eat the Veggie, and when the restaurant will be opening. You can also order her cinnamon rolls to be delivered anywhere in the USA.
Learn More at eattheveggie.com
96. Melissa Borden
Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Melissa Borden, Founder of The Devoted Barn, in Holly, MI joined us to talk about how she started The Devoted Barn and the over 170 animals in her care. What’s truly amazing is the amount of support she has from her family of volunteers. It truly is highlighted throughout this entire, recorded live, talk.
Learn More at thedevotedbarn.org
95. Holly MacKinnon
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Small Seed Bar Founder, Holly MacKinnon co-created a vegan and gluten free cookbook with her father and joined us to do a live cooking demo of an apple compote topped waffle. It’s super simple and many of the recipes in the book are perfect for a person who enjoys cooking, but not spending all afternoon in the kitchen. Also, most if not all of the ingredients in the recipes are pantry staples that you likely already have in the house.
Learn More at smallseedbar.com
94. Lorena Mucke
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Lorena Mucke, Founder and CEO of the Educated Choices Program joined us to share her story about ECP and how it has pivoted due to the pandemic. Covid has been a great thing for her organization because it’s allowed them to go digital enabling their reach to become global. You’ll also learn about her family, especially her twin daughters who started a plant-based dessert business in 2020.
Learn More at ecprogram.org
93. Jim Greenbaum
Thursday, January 31st, 2021
We went live with Jim Greenbaum of The Greenbaum Foundation. If you want to learn about the balance of altruism and business; giving, but giving with a business mind, then you want to watch this talk. We not only learn the how and why about what Jim is doing, but about who he is and what brought him to the life he has created and all the lives he helps on a daily basis. and more is answered in our talk.
Learn More at thegreenbaumfoundation.org
92. Carrie Leblanc
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Carrie LeBlanc joined us from her home in Las Vegas to talk about organizing Vegas Vegfest and running her nonprofit organization, CompassionWorks International. How has the pandemic impacted Vegas Vegfest? How can you support CompassionWorks? All of this and more is answered in our talk.
Learn More at CWINT.ORG
91. Bill Muir – Sgt. Vegan
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
SGT VEGAN, Bill Muir, shared many of his stories about being vegan for 28 years, his time being vegan in the Army, the books he has written, including a brand new children’s book called The Adventures of Sergeant Piggy, and more. Bill loves to attend events and speak plus you can buy his books by doing a quick search on Amazon.
90. Ramona Cadogan
Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
Ramona competes in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. She has competed in national & international competitions. The World Master Games is like the Olympics for athletes 35 & up.
Not only is she vegan and highly athletic, she also is a coach for students to help them to learn and grow. It’s more than just being a tutor because she supports her students with more than just learning. If you’re looking for educational help for your kids: www.academictutor.weebly.com
89. Caryn Dugan
Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Caryn Dugan of the Center for Plant-Based Cooking in St. Louis joined us to show us how to make Air Fried Spinach Artichoke Egg Rolls. You’re going to want to make these. They are whole-foods plant-based and the recipe can be made in an air fryer or a conventional oven. We start out learning about Caryn and how she’s the perfect person to teach those new to vegan/plant-based living how to cook because that was her when she started.
Learn More at cpbl-stl.com
88. Geoff Palmer
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Geoff Palmer is the Founder of Clean Machine and a vegan bodybuilder, but what his passion truly is happens to be the science behind how our bodies function and the best way, scientifically, to be as healthy as possible. Watch our talk for likely the best science class you’ll ever take part in. There’s lots of information in this video so watch all the way through the end.
Learn More at www.cleanmachineonline.com
87. Sumita Kumar
Thursday, January 14th, 2021
What is Plantnrgy? A mission to help people get optimal nourishment with a natural and nutrient-dense blend of plant-based mixes. Sumita Kumar joined us to do a cooking demo featuring her newest version of her product, Chocolate Peanut Delight. She made a plant-based mug cake and nice cream. It all looks delicious and you’ll definitely want to make this at home! Want to try her products? Go to www.virtualvegfest.com and use the code HEALTH20 through the end of January 2021 to get 20% off your purchase.
Check out her Instagram
86. Amy Desiree Goldstein
Saturday, January 9th, 2021
Amy is incredible & has faced tons of hardships to come through with a positive attitude & healthier than she has ever been. Learn about Amy’s journey from eating a Standard American Diet (SAD) & learning she was Diabetic, to learning to exercise, fighting cancer & now being pregnant. She went from 300 pounds down to a fit 150 pounds and kept it off for of years.
Learn more at Her Facebook Group
85. Richard Hubbard
Thursday, January 7th, 2021
Richard Hubbard has lost 150 pounds on a plant-based diet and he has kept it off for 8 years. He has a new book on Amazon about his journey that is filled with great advice for a person who is still eating a Standard American Diet or a healthier plant-based diet. If he can do this, then so can you! Watch to learn more about this sweet caring man.
Learn more at healthylivingct.com
84. Dr. Scott Harrington
Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
Dr. Scott Harrington of Vegan Primary Care joined us live to talk about how you don’t have to leave your home to have a vegan doctor. Telemedicine is up and coming because of the pandemic and Dr. Scott started his virtual practice to offer those who are like-minded a doctor who will understand, relate, and offer a medical practice that gets and understands veganism.
Learn more at veganprimarycare.com
83. Josie Sianez
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
What is zero waste? How do you do it? Where do you start? If you’re curious then this is the perfect video to watch. Josie shares all her tips on how to refuse, reuse, repurpose, recycle, and rot (compost). Her family of four produces garbage that fits into a very small container on an annual basis. She does this by being conscientious of all the ways you can reduce your impact on the planet by the choices you make in your daily lives.
82. The UK Veganfamily
Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Daniella and Adam, The UK Veganfamily, joined us from the United Kingdom to discuss raising their son vegan and why they made that decision. We also discuss the bullying they faced as a family for choosing a whole foods plant-based diet for their child. Want to learn more about Daniella and Adam? Subscribe to their YouTube channel:UK VEGANFAMILY. Follow them on Instagram: uk_veganfamily & Facebook: UK Veganfamily
81. Allison Argo
Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Have you watched The Last Pig Film? Allison Argo is the woman behind the film and she joined us live. Watch to learn more about the film, why she made it, and more about who she is and why she does what she does. This award-winning film The Last Pig is an immersive snapshot, a tale of choice, grit, and the changing landscape of animal agriculture.
Learn more at thelastpig.com
80. Stephanie Mosley
Saturday, December 12th, 2020
What’re you making for dinner tonight? Bet you will be Cooking Sumthn Good after watching this live cooking demo. Stephanie wrote a new cookbook called, Cooking Sumthn Good. The recipes won’t have you cooking all day & give you the flexibility to swap out ingredients and make the food to the tastes that you prefer.
Learn more at cookingsumthngood.com
79. John Pierre & Andrea Rose
Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Co-founders of Living with Harmony, JP and Andrea Rose joined us live to share about what you can do to make a difference living on this planet. What choices do you make when you shop? What foods do you choose to fuel your body? How long will that plastic toothbrush take to breakdown? The answers & more are in this video.
Learn more at livingwithharmony.org
78. Daniel Austin
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Daniel Austin is The Vegan Meathead, a Plant built athlete, an author (his first book The Way of The Vegan Meathead was published in 2018), and singer. He joined us live to share more about himself & what he eats as a vegan powerlifter. We love having vegan athletes on Virtual Vegfest Live!
77. Mary & Howard of Fish Feel!
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
We discussed fish and more with the President and Treasurer (and awesome couple) of Fish Feel. Mary Finelli and Howard Edelstein joined us live for a great discussion about their nonprofit, Fish Feel, and Howard’s new children’s book An Underwater Friend. Howard is currently helping care for dogs that were saved from the food trade in Asia.
Learn more at fishfeel.org
76. Sarah Taylor
Friday, November 27th, 2020
Sarah Taylor joined us from Hawaii. Sarah is an author & therapist. She shared her story of being diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and her positive, inspiring attitude of living her life with the limited amount of time she has left on this earth. Her story will inspire you. his is a video everyone needs to watch so please share widely.
75. Jon Camp from Humane League!
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Jon Camp joined us live on Thursday, November 19. You’ll learn more about the treatment of chickens in factory farming, what The Humane League is all about, and more about Jon too.
Learn more at thehumaneleague.org
73. Founders of Shroommeats!
Friday, November 13th, 2020
Dissaya and Mary, joined us live to share their story & announce Shred-It. “Our mission is to introduce the power of mushrooms to all consumers – whichever type of diet you prefer. From our kitchen to yours, we created a product that is the foundation of all comfort food. No matter your dietary roots, Shroomeats can easily turn into countless dishes.
Learn more at www.shroomeats.co
72. Annie Oswald!
Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Annie, Founder of Annie O Love’s Sweet Abundance out of Charleston, SC, joined us live to talk about her vegan transformation and why her cookies are changing the world one cookie at a time. FYI, there is some rough language used during this live in case there are little ears within earshot while watching/listening.
Learn more & shop at annieolovegranola.co
71. Karine Charbonneau!
Sunday, November 8th, 2020
Find Veg Love Founder Karine Charbonneau joined us to talk about finding veg love during COVID & how she can help you do that. Extroverted or introverted, Karine can help you heal your inner self and prep you for a healthy, happy relationship when you are ready to move forward.
Learn more at www.findveglove.com or by joining her private Facebook group, Find Veg Love. You can also follow along on Instagram, @findveglove
70. Jennifer Hadley!
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Jennifer Hadley joined us on Virtual Vegfest Live and shared a slideshow of the animals she has photographed in the wild, from Antartica to Africa, along six continents.
69. Spooky Cooking Demo with Kathy!
Saturday, October 31st, 2020
It’s Halloween and we went live with Kathy Hester (and Cheryl). Kathy shows us how to make vegan cockroaches. You’ll have to watch to learn more! We also feature special treats for kids and things you can do with your children for Halloween, especially this year because of the pandemic.
Buy her books and get them signed at her shop on www.virtualvegfest.com
68. Toni Okamoto!
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Toni Okamoto, Founder of plantbasedonabudget.com, joined us live to talk about her plant-based journey and her newest cookbook, The Friendly Vegan Cookbook.
Learn more at plantbasedonabudget.com
67. Raising Vegan Kids with Marisa
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Marisa Miller Wolfson is the Director of the documentary Vegucated and the author of a new cookbook, The Vegucated Family Table.
Learn more at vegucated.com
65. Besa Martini
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Besa, a health coach & Food for Life instructor, joined us live for a deconstructed cooking demo. What’s that? We didn’t cook, but we showed you tools & foods you can easily cook. Whole Foods Plant-Based & it won’t break the bank. The food is nutritious and versatile.
64. Randie Gentry
Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Randie Gentry, founder of The Cows Come Home Sanctuary, joined us to talk about how the sanctuary started and where they are now and everything in between.
Learn more or donate at www.cowscomehome.org
63. Linda Watson
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
The always lovely Linda Watson joined us for Virtual Vegfest Live. Linda is an author, speaker, and activist plus the founder of Cook for Good. You’ll want to watch this video if you want to know what it’s like to be vegan, get cancer and survive it.
62. Afton Hughes
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Afton joins us to talk about her role as the Executive Director of The Pig Preserve in TN. We learn all about the history, her background, and why it’s important to support and donate to farm animal sanctuaries.
61. Howard Jacobson
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Howard Jacobson is joining us to discuss Health Coaching. His program is run by Whole Foods plant based professionals so bone broth will not be one of the topics of discussion. 🙂
Learn more at www.healthcoachespodcast.com
60. Kathy Hester
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Can you drink corn? Can you make drinks out of corn? Yes, you can. Kathy Hester shows us how during our cooking demo plus you’ll get lots of advice and cooking tips along the way. Buy her books and get them signed at her shop on
59. Sunwarrior – Protein Powder – GOOD?
Friday, September 18th, 2020
Sunwarrior Protein Classic Plus Chocolate in my smoothie! How is it? Is it any good??? Watch and find out! USE THE LINK BELOW & CODE plantbasednetwork TO GET 25% OFF YOUR ORDER FROM SUNWARRIOR!
58. Jasper Wilkins
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Jasper Wilkins joined us live from England! We are so excited to go international and to learn more about In Focus and everything Japser is involved in (it’s a lot)!
60. Nelson Campbell!
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
We went live with the amazing Nelson Campbell! Have you heard of PlantPure Nation? Are you part of a pod? This is a can’t miss talk that you need to watch.
Learn more at www.plantpurenation.com
56. Chef Sunni!
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Chef Sunni cooked up a delicious vegan chili. Watch & learn! Sunni is the creator of Vegan Trappin, a company determined to bridge the gap between health & the hood, through veganism. She is also the creator of Smackin’ Steak, a soy-free vegan meat substitute that’s sold nationwide.
55. Nashville Vegfest Update!!
Friday, September 18th, 2020
Nashville Vegfest is now Oct. 17 & 18! Tickets go live on Monday, Sept. 21 for the general public. Things will be a bit different this year. We’re having an event and that’s reason enough to be excited. Please note: because of COVID everyone must wear a mask and social distance.
54. Erin Fergus
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Erin Fergus, professional vegan bodybuilder, joined us live to talk about her journey and what training is like during a pandemic. Find out how to get the trimmed down, sleek, ripped body that is necessary to compete.
53. Shawn Stratton!
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
The founder of The International Vegan Film Festival, Shawn Stratton, joined us to talk about what to expect & why you want to check it out. He’s also an international leadership & team development consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author & Ironman competitor.
Learn more at theivff.com
52. Jessica Shay!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Jessica Shay, founder of the Vegan Street Fair in California, joined us live! Vegan Street Fair is an annual vegan food celebration where local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants come together to serve you bite-size portions of vegan eats all in one place.
51. Eleni Vlachos!
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
We went live with Vegan Writer, Activist, and Musician – Eleni Vlachos, to talk about her writing, activism, and her music.
Listen to her music & learn more at
50. Meredith Marin
Sunday, August 30th, 2020
Meredith Marin, the CEO of Vegan Hospitality, joined us from Miami for our live talk! There’s so much great info in this talk that you’ll want to watch all the way to the end.
Learn more at www.meredithmarin.com