Lately I’ve been tuning into podcast episodes while I exercise, rather than the usual high energy workout music I used to thrash to. I’m finding that learning something while I move, focusing intently on the message works so well for my motivation. I can cruise through a workout or a walk/hike with ease, interest and energy.
One of my favorite podcasts is The Reluctant Vegan Podcast, a young couple in Melbourne Australia who are lovely to listen to. They were both vegetarian and she (Jess) went full-on vegan, dragging her beloved Dan along, reluctantly. So they decided to record the journey of trying veganism for six weeks.
Mostly in the beginning he talked about simple things like switching to soy or almond milk in his coffee and finding vegan butter and vegan “cheese” at the nearby grocery stores. As the episodes progress, they begin discussing more global issues, like horse racing and factory farms.
Why I love this podcast is because this couple is so endearing. They are kind with one another and seem to be enamored and patient with each other’s quirks and viewpoints. Dan & Jess are easy on the ears and listening to them made my exercise routine something I finally looked forward to.
So, I just HAD to reach out to them! Wouldn’t you? I found an email address on their website and basically gushed about how cute they are together. And then I did it - I plugged my health coaching practice and training, and asked if they had ever thought about having a guest on their show. What had gotten into me?
To be honest, I wasn’t entirely thinking of myself and had in fact suggested they reach out to one of the many health coaches in Australia I could connect them with.
Of course, in the back of my mind, or maybe the middle, I thought it would be thrilling to be a guest and record an episode together.
After all, I have been vegan for over six years and knew it would be easy and fun to go on and on about the topic, covering nutrition and health, an area they hadn’t gone too deeply into. Yet.
Fast forward to four months later, their interview with me and Eric has been recorded and posted as an episode on The Reluctant Vegan Podcast! I roped Eric in because we now have our exciting jun kombucha business together. The two of us talked to the two of them for a little less than an hour covering:
Have a listen! We hope you love it, or at least find it somewhat amusing as you take a drive or hike up a hill.
Afterwards, we’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below and tell us: Have you considered going vegan or maybe already eat this way? What’s stopping you? Not ready to give up cheese? Share anything you want about being reluctant or, conversely, all for it.