Lesson 8: Must-Watch Vegan Documentaries and Mind-Blowing Podcasts

A 2019 global survey asked roughly 12,000 participants from 97 countries what motivated them to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. The leading reason for seriously considering going vegan was watching a feature-length documentary.

That’s why we wanted to share 8 must-watch vegan documentaries and podcasts which will open your mind and heart to living a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle.

Documentaries 

1. What The Health

Following the success of “Cowspiracy,” filmmakers Anderson and Kuhn decided to make another documentary. With “What the Health”, they’re shining a spotlight on official health and nutrition organisations and their reluctance to point out the negative health impacts of eating animal products, while further exploring the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

You can watch “What The Health” on Netflix

2. Cowspiracy

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock industry contributes 14.5 per cent of all human greenhouse gas emissions. Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen (the duo that’s also behind What the Health), draw attention to the link between factory farming and ecological crises such as climate change, ocean dead zones, and water shortages.

You can watch “Cowspiracy” on Netflix

3. Seaspiracy

The ocean is home to up to 80% of all life on Earth, produces 50-80% of the oxygen on Earth and absorbs four times the amount of CO2 as the Amazon Rainforest. Seaspiracy sheds light on the fact that industrial fishing is the most destructive industry in our ocean. 300,000 dolphins, whales and porpoises are killed in fishing nets every year, along with 30,000 sharks per hour! Plus, 46% of the great pacific garbage patch consists of fishing nets. And currently, less than 1% of the world’s oceans are protected from this industry.

Watch “Seaspiracy” on Netflix

4. Forks Over Knives

You might have heard of the book “The China Study”, which is also referred to as being the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. Together with various experts in vegan nutrition, the book’s author T. Colin Campbell explores the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Watch “Forks Over Knives” for free on their website or Amazon

5. The Game Changers

If you’re wondering if athletes can be successful on a plant-based diet, you need to give “The Game Changers” a watch. Featuring names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scott Jurek, Dotsie Bausch, Derrick Morgan, and Morgan Mitchell, this documentary challenges the common perception that you can only get your protein from animal products.

Watch “The Game Changers” on Netflix

Podcasts

1. Delicious Ways To Feel Better

One of the most educational, easy-to-follow podcasts on health and plant-based nutrition, covering a wide range of topics. Each week, Deliciously Ella founder Ella Mills and CEO Matt Mills interview an expert to bring awareness to a certain topic – from gut health to mental health, how to make sustainable changes, finding happiness and more.

Listen to “Delicious ways to feel better” on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

2. Nutrition Facts with Dr Michael Greger

Dr Michael Greger, founder of NutritionFacts.Org and author of the New York Times Bestseller “How Not To Die” shines a light on every nutritional fact you could possibly think of – from disease prevention to pregnancy facts to information on alcohol and soy related things. Evidence-based nutrition is brought to you by a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.

Listen to “Nutrition Facts” on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

3. Plant proof

As a qualified nutritionist, Simon Hill is passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their families. Over the past 5 years, Simon has hosted world-renowned doctors and public figures, such as Dr Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, Dr Will Bulsiewicz, Dr Zach Bush, Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter and Ultra-Athlete Rich Roll on the Plant Proof podcast.

Listen to “Nutrition Facts” on Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Apple Podcasts




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