If you’re craving some screen-free content to keep your mind occupied, a vegan podcast can turn into your new best friend. From light-hearted roving conversations about plant-based food and pop culture to deep discussions on ethics and health, these 12 vegan podcasts will keep you company while you work, clean, or just go about your day.

Why you should listen to vegan podcasts

Whether you’re looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet or you’re a seasoned vegan, tuning into vegan podcasts is a great way to expand your knowledge about veganism. From animal rights to beginner tips, health, nutrition, sustainability, and more—these vegan podcasts leave no stone unturned.

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Medical professionals Neal Barnard, MD, FACC of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH each helm their own podcasts where they dive deep into a range of health topics including nutrition, habit changes, kid-friendly eats, and the connection between diet and chronic diseases.

Others, such as The Plant-Based Morning Show, bring you the latest vegan news from around the world, and some, such as Our Hen House, highlight the animal activists working to create positive change for animals.

But if lifestyle podcasts are your preference, there’s a plethora to choose from, all hosted by vegans. The Rich Roll Podcast and Are You Ready? are just two that, while hosted by vegans, touch upon everything from fitness and motivation to imposter syndrome and much more.

12 vegan podcasts to listen to right now


1 The VegNews Podcast

Okay, give us a moment to toot our own horn. In June 2023, we launched our highly-anticipated podcast, The VegNews Podcast, with celebrity guests, headlines of the week, cooking tips, new products, and much, much more. Hosted by our Editor at Large Jasmin Singer, it’s upbeat, it’s fun, and you’re guaranteed to take something valuable away from each episode you listen to. Our roster of inspirational guests so far includes Tabitha Brown, Pinky Cole, Joanne Lee Molinaro, Tig Notaro, Charity Morgan, and Miyoko Schinner, and we’re so excited for more to come. Find out more about how to listen and how to get involved (yep, you can ask us your burning questions about veganism!) below.

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2 The Rich Roll Podcast

The guest list sometimes strays from plant-based changemakers, but the host is as vegan as they come. Ultraman Rich Roll is a master interviewer and books the most awe-inspiring guests. 

Those accomplished enough to grace the microphone of the Rich Roll podcast will enrapture you for the two-hour-plus duration of the show. Past vegan guests include 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.

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3 Our Hen House

Go deep into the ethical issues surrounding the vegan and animal rights movements with animal law professor Mariann Sullivan and, again, our very own Jasmin Singer.

The powerhouse activist duo touches on the latest news, issues, and triumphs of the vegan world, always complemented with a guest interview. You’ll hear from the vegan greats, such as Tofurky founder Seth Tibbot, but you’ll also discover advocates who typically fly under the radar such as Kelly Holt and Dan McKernan of Animal Planet’s Saved by the Barn series. 

Finally, this podcast is immaculately consistent. No seasonal breaks or “Oops, we missed an episode, here’s a flashback.” Singer and Sullivan ensure their audience receives new content every single week. Pro-tip: Our Hen House also produces the monthly Animal Law Podcast, passionately hosted by Sullivan.

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4 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 money talk. It’s easy listening, all centered around making information about veganism, money, and wellness more accessible to listeners. You can’t argue with that. 

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5 The Plant-Based Morning Show 

Co-hosts Matt Frasier and Doug Hay, who also host the No-Meat Athlete Podcast, kicked off this daily vegan podcast in September 2022. In it, the pair go through all of the latest vegan news that’s circulating the world.

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6No Meat Athlete Radio

No Meat Athlete Radio, Fraiser and Hay’s other show, began as a running podcast in 2014 and has dipped into a number of topics throughout the years—from vegan parenting to habit change. It’s a lighthearted, family-friendly conversation that you’ll soon feel a part of. In each episode, expect to hear updates on Matt’s life, Doug’s latest garden adventures and ultramarathon goals, helpful tips on running and whole food nutrition, and a few good tangents.


7Switch4Good Podcast

This groundbreaking variety show covers everything from health to ethical fashion. 

Co-hosts Olympian Dotsie Bausch and actress/activist Alexandra Paul hold meaningful conversations with everyone from plant-based doctors to professional athletes, and celebrities to chefs. Guests include former Brooklyn Borough President and now-mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, Adrian Velarde of Desserto (the vegan cactus leather brand), and Ironman Brendan Brazier. 

The hour-long show is part self-help, part entertainment, and 100-percent engaging.

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8 Veggie Doctor Radio

Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH (aka Dr. Yami) is the vegan pediatrician we wish we had growing up. While geared towards parents, we can all learn more about health, nutrition, habit change, and psychology from this affable doc. Some episodes feature guests, but Dr. Yami isn’t afraid to fly solo either. One thing is certain: the content is always engaging, educational, and entertaining. 

Favorites include episodes 107/107b “How to Eat More Plants Without Hating Your Life with Talia Pollock/How to Make 5 Familiar American and Kid-Friendly Dinners Plant-Based,” episode 106 “Gut Motility and Your Health with Dr. Supriya Rao,” and episode 102 “How Understanding Generations Can Add More Value to Your Life.” 

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9 Are You Ready?

New York Times bestselling cookbook author Joanne Molinaro, creator of “The Korean Vegan” blog, hosts this podcast about life. Topics range from life getting in the way of work to dealing with imposter syndrome. If you’re unfamiliar with Molinaro, she’s a former attorney whose rise to fame kicked off on TikTok, where she shares vegan versions of Korean recipes that she grew up eating.


10 The Exam Room Podcast

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, and the founder of the nonprofit group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and co-host Chuck Carroll dive into the science of a vegan diet. 

Episodes frequently feature doctors and other medical professionals who swear by the plant-based diet’s potential to help prevent chronic diseases. But, you can also expect news from PCRM, vegan recipes, and health topics that range from inflammation to combating high cholesterol.

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11 Food for Thought

Author, cultural commentator, and compassionate living expert Colleen Patrick Goudreau helms this aptly named podcast. Patrick Goudreau captivates listeners with engaging, thought-provoking episodes with deep dives into subjects such as zero-waste living, paying homage to animals, plant-based options at fast-food restaurants, and more. 

Pro-tip: Don’t miss her culinary exploration of Italian cuisine.

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12 The Plant-Powered People Podcast

Hosts Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn know what it’s like to be the only vegan in the family. The plant-powered authors and entrepreneurs tap into their expertise to help make your plant-based journey a little less lonely.

Okamoto and Cehn sit down with guests to discuss everyday vegan living, from navigating theme park dining options to integrating cultural foods, composting, health, and more.

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