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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!

Aug 25, 2020

Podcast: Going back to the vault to my days of hosting on WGN Radio.  Here is my interview with the founders of Chicago Vegan Foods and Dandies Marshmallows: Dan Ziegler and Ryan Howard repurposed for the Plantbased Business Hour.  Enjoy the ride. 

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Aug 20, 2020

In a world of social change, how can YOU make a difference for what you believe in? Activist John Oberg is on Awesome Vegans with me, sharing his top tips for being an effective activist...making a difference is so much easier than you think! Tune in! 

For more information, find John on all socials at @JohnOberg...

Aug 18, 2020

How to go from ZERO to IPO in 3 years? The Very Good Butchers: Mitchell Scott and James Davison join me to discuss 1) their skyrocketing IPO (the second IPO in plant-based history behind Beyond Meat, and not counting Tofutti), 2) the fairydust that helped them along the way,  3) tips for entrepreneurs and 4) what they...

Aug 11, 2020

When will plant-based milks be 50% of the milk category?  Greg Steltenpohl of Califia Farms calls it on the Plantbased Business Hour.  We also discuss 1) the necessary creativity in plant-based foods, 2) the hurdles he didn't see coming, 3) the synergy between plant-based production and the eco-system and 4) what he...

Aug 8, 2020

How heart healthy are we? Not very! Past President of the American College of Cardiology and Current Chief, Division of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kim Williams is with me on Awesome Vegans.

We discuss the connection between obesity and Coronavirus, a Chicago Southside study showing the effects of...