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Welcome everyone to my new podcast, Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano.  This podcast will feature in-depth interview with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more!  I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe that if we change what we eat, we change the world! Join me in my kitchen as I dish with the movers and shakers who are doing just that!

Sep 16, 2019

COO of Illinois’ Cook County Department of Public Health, Dr. Terry Mason,  sits down with me to explain what our bodies need.  Comparing our bodies to machines that need care and upkeep, just like with a car, Dr. Mason explains that you need to give it the right inputs for it to run well.  

In 2004, Mason was having...


Jul 23, 2019

The Gods of technology were not with me on this interview, but Dr. T Colin Campbell was!  Despite of bit of tech trouble that slightly affected the sound, Dr. T. Collin Campbell joined me remotely from the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in the Chicagoland area. The Center puts on the annual...


Jun 25, 2019

Long before it was trendy, there was a lone woman on Oprah touting the benefits of veganism and getting Oprah to try it. I remember that episode of Oprah like it was yesterday. That episode was one of five or six cues that registered in my brain and whispered, Elysabeth you should be vegan

That singular voice that day...


Jan 14, 2019

On this show, I am honored to interview so many wonderful people who are making a difference in this world for people, for the planet and for animals.  But even among this group of truly exceptional people, Dr. Neal Barnard is special.  Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Barnard Medical...


Nov 20, 2018

Can eating meat cause cancer? Can eating a whole-food plant-based diet decrease depression? For once and for all, is soy good or bad for you?!? The Dr. is in…or should I say the nutrition nerd is in the house. Yes, Dr. Michael Greger, with encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition, joins me to kick off the new year with...