Interview: Cheri Hardman

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Although our guest this week has worked with Steve-O, a normal vegan (I mean normal as in he’s vegan, but I guess outside of that he’s maybe not entirely normal per se—but I digress), she herself isn’t vegan. Weird!

She *is* just as funny though.

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Interview: Corey Bennett

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It’s not often I learn about veganism from a non-vegan, but this interviewee proved to be an exception. He smartly pointed out during the course of his interview that spices are vegan so non-vegans can’t eat them. I agree and will be holding a food drive to collect all your oregano, cumin, and garlic.

I appreciated learning from and getting to know this interviewee better, and I think you’ll enjoy him very much too.

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Interview: Courtney Byrd

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I found another one! This week’s interview is with someone I knew on Instagram (because I’m a stalker) before I knew her in real life (IRL, if you’re under 35). She’s funny, adorable, and she loves dogs so much that she’s kinda’ made them her coworkers. So, naturally, I assumed she’s vegan. But she isn’t! I was almost forced to eat crow when I found out. But I politely declined, of course.

Join me and let’s talk to this enigma about why she’s not vegan.

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Interview: Greg Sharp

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Welcome back, broccoli butts! I’ve gotten some rest, taken my B12 supplements, and I’m thrilled to be relaunching the blog with the power of a vegan strongman (strongperson!).

Who better to showcase on my first relaunch post than one of the kindest and funniest comedians and producers I know? I hope you enjoy this delicious interview. If not, I will force you to sit at your desk and finish the whole thing. Because there are children in Africa who’d do anything to have a blog post to read.

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Katie Bowman Eats Invisible Meat, Like in Hook

katie bowmanLate last year I was invited to join an improv team called Scoundrel. That’s how I met Katie Bowman, and I liked her right away. Not just because of her cool hair, though I admit that didn’t hurt. She was (and still is!) funny, open, interesting, and supportive. An improviser and a standup comic, Katie can be seen all over Denver, making people laugh. So, I guess I can forgive her for making pigs and chickens cry.

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Interview: Vegan Kristin Lajeunesse Will Travel For Vegan Food

KL_red_headshot_smMost of the interviews at Weird! Why Aren’t You Vegan? are with people who are unique and different (read: not vegan). This has the normal people (read: vegans) feeling a little left out. So, to appease the masses, we now – once in a while – feature a regular old, nothin’ special, run-of-the-mill vegan. Today, we meet Kristin Lajeunesse of Will Travel For Vegan Food.

Kristin quit her job and lived in a van so she could travel around the country with the goal of eating at every vegan restaurant. She documented her journey, and has now written a book about it! I have – of course – heard of Kristin’s venture, but what brought us together for this interview was a mutual friend I know from the St. Louis improv community. It’s a small world, or at least country – and Kristin has eaten vegan food in a lot of it!

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Interview: Vegan Alex Bury Talks About My Boss So Let’s See If I Keep My Job

alexburyMost of the interviews at Weird! Why Aren’t You Vegan? are with people who are unique and different (read: not vegan). This has the normal people (read: vegans) feeling a little left out. So, to appease the masses, we now – once a month – feature a regular old, nothin’ special, run-of-the-mill vegan. This month, we meet Alex Bury.

Alex in-fur-i-ates me. Why? Because she’s funnier than me, and I hate that. It makes me so mad, and it makes our constant back-and-forth email sessions a nightmare. I inevitably LOL (the genuine kind, not the “I already typed ‘haha’ thirteen times so I need to switch it up” kind) and then I cry and feel shame for being “in comedy” but having zero potential to ever be as funny as Alex. In short, Alex deliberately makes other women feel bad about themselves. Anyone who knows her knows this is true.*

*But seriously, Alex is one of my absolute favorite people on the planet. She’s a feminist, an awesome advocate for animals, an incredible chef, and the spouse of my boss so I have to be nice to her.

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Interview: If Lucky Johnston was Vegan, He’d Eat More Crudités

luckyjLucky Johnston is quite possibly the most creative person I know. I have been lucky (see what I did there?) enough to perform with him in improv and sketch shows and am so impressed by his talent and hilarity. He’s a really unique person, is always fun to be around, and is the only person with funnier facial expressions than me (if I may be so bold). Also, and he doesn’t know this yet, but Lucky and I are going to collaborate on a video series, so look for that soon.

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Interview: Vegan Marla Rose Will Punch You in the Face

marlaroseMost of the interviews at Weird! Why Aren’t You Vegan? are with people who are unique and different (read: not vegan). This has the normal people (read: vegans) feeling a little left out. So, to appease the masses, we now – once a month – feature a regular old, nothin’ special, run-of-the-mill vegan. This month, we meet Marla Rose.

Marla Rose (you have to say her full name) is a vegan superstar. I am so pumped to have her on the blog and pretend that we’re totally friends and we hang out. I can pretend that, because you don’t know it’s not true. And Marla Rose won’t ever read this because she’s way too cool and busy and amazing to be spending time reading this little ole blog. So, yep, Marla Rose and I are best friends. She comes over to my house and we talk about her blog, Vegan Feminist Agitator, and her website, Vegan Street. We talk about non-vegans and laugh all night. And then we braid each other’s hair. For all you know.

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