It was truly a pleasure to engage in an insightful discussion with Julia and Shane, representing Think Plant-based. Our conversation traversed a diverse array of subjects, delving into profound areas such as the environmental implications of meat-based foods in relation to climate change, effective measures for reducing personal carbon footprints, an exploration of the Meatrix concept, the normalization of meat consumption, strategies to avert the direst outcomes of climate change, and other pertinent topics. The exchange was both enlightening and thought-provoking, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness between dietary choices, sustainability, and the broader climate landscape.


I had such a great time meeting and chatting with Dr. Yami. She’s such a knowledgable and upbeat person who makes interviews fun and easy. We covered a lot of ground in our conversation including: what is the “meatrix” and how to escape it; speciesism and how it affects our food choices; how food is political; why animal products are so heavily marketed; the best thing that vegans can do to help others wake up to the reality that is the meatrix, and more!


I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Melissa Vera in this episode of “Chats from the Blog Cabin.” Melissa says up front that my book is controversial (and it is), so I braced myself for a contentious discussion, but she kept it very professional. She was very interested in the environmental and climate impact of animal agriculture and that was the focus of our discussion. I hope you”ll give it a listen and share it with your friends.


I had a great conversation with hosts Harmony Slater and Russell Case on their Finding Harmony Podcast. Harmony and Russell are interesting people who share some of their experiences with vegetarianism and veganism. We cover a wide variety of topics including: What is the Meatrix?; the power of making a lifestyle change; empathy for farmed animals; reducing our carbon footprint; the meat myth; deforestation and climate change, the cost of maintaining the status quo; speciesism; weaponized hopelessness, Alzheimer’s Disease, and more!


Dr. Chris Walling, clinical psychologist and Vice President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), and I discuss the powerful impact lifestyle has on cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). We discuss: the epidemic of AD in the US; the difference between early- and late-onset AD; that genes are not your destiny; the four pillars of AD prevention; alarm foods to avoid, and healthy foods to embrace, and more.


Dr. Laurie Marbas is a plant-based physician who encourages her patients to avoid and heal many chronic health conditions by adopting a whole-foods plant-based lifestyle. Since many of her subscribers are already aware of the health benefits of escaping the Meatrix, she focusses her questions in this interview on areas such as the climate and environmental impact of eating animals, the plight of farmed animals, our food web, how to eat plant-based on a budget, the explosion of people identifying as plant-based, what is the Meatrix, and more.


Lucia Matuonto drove her RV all the way to Kentucky to chat with me about my book. We discussed: the difference between being plant-based and ethical veganism; the reasons I gave up eating meat and eventually went 100% plant based; whether a low-cost plant-based lifestyle is possible; the exponential growth of plant-based eating; the large environmental cost of animal agriculture; the horrible return on investment of animal agriculture; how to achieve our climate goals through food production; marketing sound bites that keep us eating animal-based foods; why choosing the red pill is so important, and more!


Desiree Duffy of Books That Make You talks with Stuart about choosing the “red pill.” Topics of discussion include: why, despite the science, is eating animal-based foods deemed as natural, necessary, and nutritious to most people; the most effective and powerful thing we can do to lower our carbon footprint; the horrible return on investment of animal agriculture; some of the many health benefits of becoming plant-based, and more!


An interview with Meghan McCracken of the Author Hour Podcast about the launch of my book. We cover a wide range of topics including the sustainable, ethical farming of animals, lab-grown meat, and weaponized hopelessness.


In this laidback discussion, Douglas Coleman and I talk about my book, the environmental and climate-change impact of animal agriculture, how to make lasting dietary changes, and helping people make informed decisions about the food on their plates. I address Douglas’ concerns about iron and protein deficiencies for those following a plant-based lifestyle.


In this in-depth discussion, Sara Troy and I talk about a wide variety of topics including advertising in the Meatrix, voting with our dollars, the repercussions of choosing the “blue pill,” the harm we do to the environment and farmed animals, and much more!


So, this is how the world ends?

This panel discussion on climate change was part of the Fall 2022 Bookfest. Each author discusses their approach to addressing climate change through their writings.

Steven Joseph, award-winning adult and children’s book author including Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles with a message about uniting to have clean air and blue skies

E.A. Smiroldo, novelist, musician, and a nuclear engineer who uses real, possible climate science in her debut novel The Silent Count

Lucia Matuonto, children’s physiotherapist, podcaster, and author of children’s books including Out of the Box which allows children to connect with the environment

Stuart Waldner, activist and author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling book, Escape the Meatrix, invites readers to take the red pill and see the connection between our dietary choices and the worldwide climate crises

Moderator: Desireé Duffy, founder of Black Château, the Webby Award-winning Books That Make You brand, and The BookFest