Vegan Danielle



Your source for all things vegan! From cooking to fitness to haircare, Vegan Danielle discusses everything from the benefits to the frustrations of going vegan. Podcast episodes alternate between scheduled interviews with vegan friends and businesses and small scripted researched documents pertaining to the vegan community.


  • 257: The Golden Age

    29/01/2021 Duration: 59min

    Justin Connor directed the film, The Golden Age and also plays the main role of Maya O'Malley in the film. When he began writing the script, he was watching a lot of documentaries about musicians' lives and became fascinated with the many details about their past, family lives, and struggles in terms of what propelled them to make such vibrant music. Inspired by true events, The Golden Age is a musical film about the subversive pop star, Maya O'Malley who gets dropped from his music label after a string of incendiary remarks in the press. Throughout the film, we see performances and interviews from Maya's past, as he uncovers the dark story of his abusive relationship with his father, while detailing his tumultuous journey towards spiritual redemption through friends, band mates, family members, and music critics, all set against the dreamy backdrop of his compelling, innovative songs. In this episode, Justin talks about the idea of Ahimsa (non-violence toward all living things) and the connection to veganism

  • 256: Chemical Free Body

    23/01/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    "If it flies, it dies, if it's brown, it's down". This was a phrase Tim James grew up using in his earlier days. Today, Tim James is the founder of Chemical Free Body; the mission-based organization that is passionate about helping everybody ignite their highest excitement in life by putting themselves and their health first! After suffering from multiple health issues, including rectal bleeding, two separate skin issues, chronic acid indigestion and surgery to remove one of his organs due to serious digestive issues, Tim knew something had to change. But it was only after the untimely death of his younger brother that he finally decided to take action. His journey led him to a shocking discovery about the human body that is revolutionizing the way we live. In this episode, Tim talks about how he turned his meat-eating, unhealthy-habit-following past into a clean, plant-based, chemical-free life! For a discount on products, visit and use discount code: "VeganDanielle" Chemical Free Bo

  • 255: Vegan Health Pack

    02/01/2021 Duration: 44min

    Andrew Alexander is the Founder and CEO of where he helps fight the risk of nutrient deficiency for those on a Plant-Based diet. Vegan Health Pack provides a monthly subscription box that contains all-natural plant-based sources of B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Protein and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. "No Pills. Just Plants" is their motto. In this episode, Andrew talks about a new type of business model he is creating where for-profit Vegan businesses use their profits to fund the launch of more than 100 different grassroots Vegan organizations each. This way, passionate Vegans who want to make a positive difference in the world will no longer have to delay working on their mission due to a lack of funding to get started. The first one they helped start is The Brave New Life Project which helps workers transition out of the animal agriculture industry and into more humane, sustainable, and prosperous jobs. Next, they are working on releasing a documentary called "Creating a Vegan World

  • 254: Socially Responsible Investing

    29/12/2020 Duration: 45min

    Stephan Kerby entered the profession of Financial Advising after a variety of life experiences and created a desire to learn more about personal finance. After years of research, he started to realize that he had greater purchasing power to help the animals and the environment in the realm of investing, rather than solely purchasing vegan products. Stephan began his career in financial planning in early 2000. In 2009, he started his own firm, IFB Wealth Management and became an independent financial advisor. He is passionate about Socially Responsible Investing and animal advocacy. In this episode, Stephan discusses some of the basics of investing and gives us a few tips and tricks on how to make our dollars count! FaceBook:  YouTube: Website:  Book:

  • 253: Coaching by Drake

    16/12/2020 Duration: 39min

    Tony Drake spent 27 years of his life being overweight. When he was 12 years old, he was 255 pounds and his life revolved around junk food. Because of this, he was bullied at school; he was spit on, had slurpees thrown at him, had signs put on his back, and even punched. He was called names by his classmates and even one of his teacher's aides. At age 21, Tony reached 335 pounds. He had no discipline and no idea what "healthy eating" was. In 2005, his brother Dorian became his mentor and taught him how to work out. He lost 44 pounds and then met his now wife, Danelle, who taught him about nutrition. Today, Tony has lost a total of 120 pounds and lives a vegan lifestyle. He has since married Danelle and recently had a baby girl! In 2019, Tony began coaching others to live their best lives. In this podcast, Tony shares his personal story along with his coaching program! Tony's links: Instagram:  FaceBook:  TikTok: https://www.ti

  • 252: The Convicted Vegan

    10/12/2020 Duration: 41min

    Anthony Bucci goes by the name "The Convicted Vegan" for a few reasons. First, because he spent nineteen years in prison, and the other, because after he found veganism he felt "convicted" to the lifestyle. Anthony's story is intense. He grew up in a rough setting and his own lifestyle soon followed suit. He was running the streets, selling drugs, and obviously didn't care what he was eating. He comes from an Italian background where food played a big part in his family heritage. After a spiritual awakening in prison, Anthony found the idea of veganism, and hasn't given it up since. He's now on a mission to inspire and help others by sharing his story! Anthony's Links: Instagram:  Facebook:  Website: Book: 

  • 251: Latino y Vegano

    05/12/2020 Duration: 48min

    Roger Smith is a vegan lifestyle coach, athlete, entrepreneur, and a computer science major with almost two decades of living a vegan lifestyle! His journey started in 2002 while living in Panama. His endeavors include hosting podcasts or IG lives, helping people transition to a vegan lifestyle, fitness and motivational speaking. In this podcast, Roger shares his journey of inspiration of both the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking audiences! iTunes:  Google Podcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:  YouTube:  Instagram:  Website: 

  • 250: Why Go Vegan

    01/12/2020 Duration: 48min

    Alan Twigg is the author of "Why Go Vegan" and the creator of the recently finished "Plant-Based Heroes" online course. He was born and raised in the former industrial city of Sheffield in the north of England and dropped out of school at a young age to become a truck driver. Unable to afford the mortgage, he started his first successful business at the age of 24. Just 5 years later he gave it all up to move to Germany after meeting and falling in love with his wife of many years, Susanne. After lots of encouragement from his daughter, Alan took up a vegan lifestyle nearly 5 years ago. He’s passionate about encouraging and motivating others to consider a vegan and more mindful lifestyle, especially those from a working-class background like his own. In this episode, Alan talks about going vegan at a later age than some, and how it has benefited his life since! Alan's Links: Website:  FaceBook:  Online Course:  Audi

  • 249: Vibrant NRG

    18/11/2020 Duration: 51min

    Rick Scott is a sports and entertainment public relations executive, a hockey player and a former bike racer. He has been plant-based for thirty years and has a passion to pursue greatness! Rick also has columns on Switch4Good, Jane Unchained and Vegan Magazine and is the co-founder of Vibrant NRG; a platform that aims to educate and inspire others to live vibrant lives by achieving health and fitness goals while adopting a plant-based diet. Rick's Links: Instagram:  FaceBook:  Vibrant NRG: Instagram:  Facebook:  Website:  Switch4Good: Instagram:  FaceBook:  Website:  Jane Unchained: Instagram:  FaceBook:  Website: 

  • 248: Everbowl

    13/11/2020 Duration: 37min

    Jeff Fenster is the founder and CEO of the popular superfood chain, Everbowl. Since earning his JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Jeff has proven himself as an entrepreneurial innovator. As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff has been recognized nationally for his business creations, and also named a Top 100 Entrepreneur in America under the age of 35, and a Top 40 Executive under 40. Jeff was recently recruited by Forbes to be an Entrepreneurship Instructor at the Forbes School of Business Technology. In this episode, Jeff talks about his Whole-Food Plant-Based food chain, Everbowl, which now has 27 (and growing) locations, which expand over a few West Coast states! Jeff's Links: Instagram:  LinkedIn:  FaceBook:  Everbowl: Instagram:  Facebook:  Website: 

  • 247: Plant-Based for Positive Change

    10/11/2020 Duration: 47min

    Adam Sud, aka "Plant Based Addict" recovered from a devastating addiction to drugs. He was over-weight, tired and hopeless. He felt that change was nearly impossible, yet, when he began aligning his actions with his beliefs, he began to see hope. Adam lost a significant amount of weight and as a result, saw many of his health problems disappear as well. Over the last few years, Adam has been dedicating his time to helping others not only recover from addiction, but also, heal themselves physically and mentally. Adam is the founder of the non-profit, Plant-Based for Positive Change; which focuses on the impact of plant-based nutrition and it's relationship to addiction recovery, mental health, and physical health recovery. The program seeks to gain a greater understanding of how food is related to self-love, self-care and our connection to the self and the world. Adam: Instagram:  Facebook: Plant-Based for Positive Change: I

  • 246: Trauma-Informed Care

    07/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    Dr. Laura Gouge is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician in Beaverton, Oregon where she has a private practice and also serves as the medical director. She has a passion for working with anyone who has struggled in their health. Her specialties are mental health, women's health and chronic illness. Dr. Laura's mission is to be an empowering part of YOUR healthcare team, and to work together to create lasting and sustainable results in your health, so you can enjoy life at the fullest! In this episode, Dr. Laura talks all about how trauma can play a part in our health, and how we can learn to continue pushing on, not only to survive, but to THRIVE! Dr. Laura: Instagram:  FaceBook:  Website: 

  • 245: See Jane do Everything

    03/11/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Only three years ago, Jane was an obese, struggling asthmatic. She was celebrating her completion of Graduate School and snapped some pictures with her daughter. She knew she had gained some weight, but didn't realize exactly how big she was until she saw the photos. She had been hiding behind her body for so long, that she didn't realize how far she had gone. She felt exhausted, worn out, hopeless, heavy and defeated, so she decided to do something about it. After her moment of clarity, she began aligning her behaviors with her beliefs by going vegan. Through this eighteen-month journey, she lost eighty-five pounds and completely changed her life! In this episode, Jane talks all about how her transformation happened, and why her daughter became one of her biggest motivations for her drastic change! Instagram:  Facebook:  Website:  Badass Rebel Runner (eBook):

  • 244: Autoimmune Recovery

    01/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    Dr. Benjamin Benulis is a pioneering plant-based doctor who helps people achieve profound levels of health and wellness through a plant-based diet. He has a deep appreciation for the lifestyle in reversing disease and building human health. After suffering for years, and having multiple tests, procedures, and unfortunately a lack of answers, Doctor Ben decided to do the research himself and heal himself from his own conditions. After doing so, he's decided to help others, both in his own practice as well as providing a free eBook to download from his website. In this episode, Dr. Ben talks all about auto-immune diseases, how they can show up in our bodies, and how we can reverse them. Instagram:  eBook: 

  • 243: Cien Chiles

    31/10/2020 Duration: 33min

    Since she was a child in Mexico, Chef Maria Covarrubias has been feeding her passion by cooking for others. Over time, her love became the main ingredient for something bold, spicy, and new – honest fixins that are equal parts innovative & timeless. Today, their biggest pride is to infuse our authentic background into each meaningful bottle. All with the purpose to connect with people while bringing memories to life. In this episode, Maria talks all about how her background played a part in the development of her brand, and how she intends to help others who are inspired to start something of their own!

  • 242: Conscious Muscle

    30/10/2020 Duration: 48min

    Jordan David (aka Conscious Muscle) is a vegan fitness and nutrition coach, passionate animal lover and all around bad-ass. He also has an animal rescue, which he was prompted to start after seeing massive amounts of animals in need of forever homes. Jordan may defy most of the vegan stereotypes with his impressive physique, but there’s no question about his love for the animals! Jordan also has his own line of cruelty-free supplements, Conscious Muscle Supplements, which are cruelty-free and vegan! A portion of each purchase also goes to support various animal sanctuaries with the same mission! For more about Jordan: Instagram:  FaceBook:  Website:  Conscious Muscle Supplements: Instagram:  Website:  Friends not Food Sanctuary: Instagram:  Website: https://www.consciousmuscle.

  • 241: The Vegan Connector

    26/10/2020 Duration: 56min

    Rafael Ruiz is a father of 2 kids; he has a daughter in college and a son in High School. He decided to stop eating all animal products in August of 2018 at the age of 45, after watching a documentary called "Food Choices." Since Rafael is in his forties, he felt it necessary to focus on his health, and make changes necessary to live his best life. Since switching to veganism, he's learned to help inspire his own kids, as well as others, by sharing his vegan journey. This not only includes his food choices, but the actions he's taken to volunteer at animal sanctuaries, switch to vegan products and promote others on his own show, The Vegan Connector Podcast. Rafael's podcast hosts guests who have also used their passions for veganism, and allows them to share their stories of knowledge and experience with others. For more Rafael: Personal IG: @vegan_dad_bod_killer Podcast IG: @theveganconnector Listen here: 

  • 240: The Session

    21/06/2020 Duration: 46min

    Sesh is a Rap artist and chef who takes the name "Rap Chef". Rather than letting obstacles bring him down and define his life, he chose to turn his odds around by making some major changes in his life. Today, Sesh produces and creates music, food and culture in everything he does. He's an advocate of a Whole Food Plant Based diet for health, environment and the animals. Sesh encourages others to seek happiness and health in everything they do, and has even created a new eBook to help others transition to a healthier lifestyle.   In this episode, Sesh describes his life growing up in Philly, and his travels to California which were inspired by a dream to do better. He talks about how people can "get stuck" in their hometowns and how many never pursue their dreams by taking the leap necessary to succeed. Part of The Session's journey includes his awakening to the food industry and how our food choices can either negatively or positively impact us in life.   Sesh also talks about stereotypes, education and bad h

  • 239: YogiTriathlete

    18/06/2020 Duration: 50min

    Jess Gumkowski has had over 15 years of experience working with athletes on body/mind mastery. She is a well-respected meditation and mindset coach within the endurance and ultra-endurance sports community. She is also the author of the YogiTriathlete Cookbook: High Vibe Recipes for the Athlete Appetite as well as High Vibe Pie: Pizza Night Finally Done Right. Jess has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, Men's Journal, Elephant Journal, Massage Magazine and TriZone, as well as many blogs and podcasts for her expertise in holistic health and nutrition.   In this episode, Jess shares her personal journey and how she made the connection between Ahimsa (the practice of non-violence) and veganism. She also shares tips and tricks on how we can be more in tune with the present as well as how we can quiet our minds to prepare for meditation.   For more Jess: Website:  Instagram: YogiTriathlete Cookbook: Hi

  • 238: Sorinne for President

    12/06/2020 Duration: 57min

    Sorinne Ardeleanu is the daughter of immigrant parents who fled communism in the pursuit of freedom. She's an entrepreneur with a background in psychology, healthcare, sales, executive coaching, philosophy, theology and various sciences. Unlike politicians, Sorinne believes that love, acceptance and understanding of others is the key to happiness.   In this podcast, Sorinne talks about the problems with our current government, and how she would love to see change in the world. She is running as an Independent Candidate, which she believes compliments the natural laws of freedom and what the Universe has to offer us. She also points out that the way politics are ran, they can go against these natural laws which provides the opportunity for suffering and distress.   Sorinne also talks about some of the possible repercussions of getting "free stuff" from the government, and how this can impact our freedom. She also brings alternative solutions to our current problems in ways that would inspire others to grow and

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