Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast

Embark on a journey to a more compassionate world with host and renowned PBS vegan chef, Laura Theodore, the “Jazzy Vegetarian.” Join Laura on the Unity Online Radio network for an informative hour of conversations with expert guests; focusing on helpful tips, nutritional guidance, meditation techniques, stress reduction tips, and easy-to-prepare vegan recipes for the whole family!

The Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast will be back live on Thursday, October 14th! Meanwhile, please scroll down for links to listen to any of our archived episodes!


AUGUST 5th Wait, That’s Vegan? With Lisa Dawn Angerame: Longtime vegan, Lisa Dawn Angerame will share how to make delicious plant-based food that anyone can learn to cook! Lisa is the author of Wait, That’s Vegan?! andThe Vegan ABCs Cookbookand she is the creator of Lisa’s Project: Vegan, a blog chronicling her vegan cooking adventures. Lisa holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell and she graduated from the Rouxbe Online Culinary School, as a certified Plant-Based Professional. LISTEN HERE.

AUGUST 12th Healing and Positive Change. There Is Hope with Lily Dulan: MFT Psychotherapist, Lily Dulan will discuss her book Giving Grief Meaning. She will share ideas for  daily affirmations, self-reflection, and healing. Lily has a masters in psychology, creative writing, and teaching. She is a certified Heart of Yoga Teacher and completed coursework at Agape International Spiritual Center under the tutelage of Michael Bernard Beckwith. Lily teaches workshops in Los Angeles, leads retreats, speaks throughout the community, and hosts educational and charitable events. LISTEN HERE.


JULY 15th 72 Reasons to Be Vegan! Why Plant-Based? with Kathy FrestonNew York Times bestselling author of multiple health and wellness books, Kathy Freston will discuss her newest book, (co-authored with Gene Stone) 72 REASONS TO BE VEGAN; Why Plant-Based. Why Now. Kathy will discuss the extraordinary benefits of switching to a vegan diet and share tips for transitioning to a plant-powered lifestyle, while still eating indulgent, delicious foods! LISTEN HERE

JULY 22th  Bohemian Strings with Music Superstar Johannes Linstead – Guitar superstar and expert Kundalini yoga instructor Johannes Linstead will share stories and music from his new CD, Bohemian Strings. This isthe 11th studio album from Johannes who is a Billboard Top-Ten charting virtuoso guitarist and composer.Featuring musicians from many diverse ethnic backgrounds, Bohemian Strings offers a unique listening experience with emotional ballads and upbeat rumbas throughout this very colorful album. LISTEN HERE.

JULY 8th The 5 Pillars of Perfect Health with Laurina Carroll – Ayurveda health educator Laurina Carroll will discuss meditation techniques, tips for better diet and digestion, improved sleep, moving our bodies for optimal health, andthe importance of organic, non-GMO foods. Laurina specializes in holistic lifestyle management and is trained in Maharishi Ayurveda, a modern revival of traditional Ayurvedic knowledge. She is author of the eBook, Perfect Health for Busy People: A Maharishi Ayurveda Guide to Enjoying a Longer, Happier Life. LISTEN HERE.


JUNE 10THAre Organic Foods Safer than Conventional Foods? with Alison Tierney – Board-certified oncology registered dietitian, Alison Tierney of Wholesome LLC  will discuss research regarding organic foods and their potential health benefits, in comparison to conventionally grown foods, focusing on the safety aspect of organic foods. Wholesome LLC  has a simple motto for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike – “eat more plants!” LISTEN HERE.

JUNE 17th It’s Delicious, it’s Vegan, it’s Cuban with Raydel HernándezRaydel Hernandez is a first generation Cuban American, home cook and culinary author. He will discuss his book and the health scare that caused him to consider veganism, focusing on how Cuban cuisine is delicious, and why it’s so important to pass down his family’s recipes in vegan form to the next generation. LISTEN HERE.

JUNE 24th Yoga Empowerment with Emmy Award Winning actor Kiko Ellsworth – Multitalented Kiko Ellsworth is an Emmy Award-Winning actor, director, producer, author, and self-expert. Kiko is a well-known humanitarian, and he has a black belt in Eclectic Karate Gung-Fu. Kiko will discuss how to bring back respect, protection and honor to females and children through entertainment and education, along with finding empowerment through yoga. LISTEN HERE.


MAY 13th Spiritual Methods to Conquer Your Fears with Kedarji – Holistic well-being visionary and founder of the Bhakta School of Transformation, Kedarji will help us examine all of the ways that fear causes stress and destroys well-being, including how fear downgrades optimal cell respiration that leads to chronic health conditions and disease. LISTEN HERE.

MAY 20TH California Vegan: Inspiration and Recipes from the Golden State with Sharon Palmer – Plant-powered dietitian, Sharon Palmer (MSFS, RDN), will talk about her new book, California Vegan, focusing on the diverse story of California veganism. Sharon will share recipe tips for showcasing local produce, celebrating cultural roots and historical legacy, along with how a diverse group of innovators continue breaking new ground in the area of plant-based eating. LISTEN HERE.

MAY 27TH Plant-Based Nutrition and Health with Diana Goldman – Vegan lifestyle coach and plant-based nutrition educator Diana Goldman will discuss the plant-based diet, including why switching to a vegan diet can help world hunger and lower greenhouse gas omissions.  Diana received a B.S. from Cornell University in Nutrition Science and an Ed.M. from Harvard University and her blog Beantown Kitchen was awarded one of the top 100 plant-based blogs. LISTEN HERE.


April  22nd  Follow Your Heart: Yoga, Eating Well, and Meditation with Christa Clark: Christa Clark, who runs the award-winning plant-based blog artisticvegan.com will share tips on how to lower our stress levels and experience a feeling of calm, along with advice on how to have “compassion for all.” Christa is author of The Artistic Vegan Cookbook: An Alchemical Transformation and offers cooking videos online, plus she is a structural integrator and yoga teacher. LISTEN HERE.

April 29th Quick and Easy Plant-Based Recipes with Dustin Harder: Author and creator of The Vegan Roadie series Dustin Harder, will discuss his new book Epic Vegan Quick and Easy. Dustin is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute and he will share tips for preparing simple one-pot and one-pan meals that are perfect for anyone who wants to dive into plant-based cooking. He’ll focus on affordable, delicious, and nutrient-rich meals that require very little time and minimal clean up! LISTEN HERE.

April 8THPeople Before Profit, with CEO of Makeena, Karen Frame: Karen Frame, founder and CEO of makeena, is passionate about being an entrepreneur and making the world a better place at the same time. Karen will share how she crossed the intersection of technology and natural products, while striving to help create a happier, healthier world. LISTEN HERE.


March 4TH – Plant-Powered Protein: How to Use Amazing Meat Alternatives with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares innovative tips and recipes for using meat alternatives, proving you don’t have to sacrifice meaty flavors to embrace a plant-based diet. Nava will share new ways to prepare familiar favorites, from nostalgic classics–to bold global fare–with dishes that are kinder to the earth and better for you. LISTEN HERE.

March 11TH – Spring into Good Health with Julieanna Hever: Co-author of the Healthspan Solution, Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT (The Plant-Based Dietitian) will talk about how to optimize your health this spring with effective diet tips and expert advice that can help you lose weight, eat nutritiously, ensure a well-rounded diet, and embrace a health-promoting lifestyle. LISTEN HERE.

March 18TH – Plant-Powered Meals for Brain Health with Sarah Eastin: Sarah Eastin is vegan lifestyle coach, plant-based chef and culinary nutrition expert who specializes in helping people feel their very best by coaching them to thrive on vegan and plant-based lifestyle. Sarah will talk about what foods to eat for great brain health and how plan healthy meals that include an abundance of delicious foods. LISTEN HERE.

March 25TH – The Four Paths of Yoga with Johannes Linstead: Music superstar and expert Kundalini yoga instructor Johannes Linstead will share his music and talk about the four paths of yoga, including the Path of Devotion or Divine Love, Karma Yoga, and The Yoga of Knowledge or Wisdom. Johannes is a globally recognized musician with seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums and he founded Divine Earth, a humanitarian organization promoting meditation, yoga, holistic living, and the healing power of music. LISTEN HERE.


DECEMBER 3RD –Your Body in Balance with Dr. Neal Barnard: Nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author Neal Barnard, MD, will discuss how foods affect our hormones—and our health—with information from his new book, Your Body in Balance. Dr. Barnard will share the science behind how common conditions—like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems and acne—are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from February 13th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.

DECEMBER 10th – The Healthspan Solution with Julieanna Hever: Co-author of the Healthspan Solution, Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT (The Plant-Based Dietitian)will talk about how to increase your lifespan and optimize your health with plant-based recipes for a longer, more vibrant life. Julieanna will discuss the simple and effective diet that can help to lose weight, reverse disease, reduce or eliminate medication use, and achieve optimal health. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from February 20th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.

DECEMBER 17TH  – 5-Ingredient Vegan Recipes with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to make fast, fun, and delicious vegan meals at home—using just five ingredients per dish. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient VeganVegan on a Budget, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from March 12th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.

DECEMBER 24th – The Healing Power of Music with Johannes Linstead: Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” and winner of the “People’s Choice” award in the UK Johannes Linstead will share how music can help us heal, along with tips for embracing a holistic lifestyle. He will discuss how to reduce stress and he’ll guide us through a short, relaxing meditation. Johannes is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and he founded Divine Earth, a humanitarian organization promoting meditation, yoga, holistic living, and the healing power of music. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from April 16th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.

DECEMBER 31ST – Healthy Tips to Start Your Day with Christa Clark: Christa Clark, who runs the award-winning plant-based blog Artistic Vegan, will share how to start each day in a healthier way with recipe ideas, along with diet and exercise tips. Christa is author of The Artistic Vegan Cookbook: An Alchemical Transformation and she is a structural integrator and yoga teacher. Please enjoy this encore broadcast from April 9th, 2020 – LISTEN HERE.


NOVEMBER 5th – Plant-Powered Recipes for Vegans and Omnivores with Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn: Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto, authors of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook will share recipes for satisfying meals, snacks, and treats, designed for both the veggie-curious and longtime vegans. These two longtime friends will also share their “go-to” kitchen tips to make holiday meal planning a breeze. With their popular food blogs, videos, podcast, and cookbooks, Michelle and Toni are two of the most trusted figures in the online vegan community. LISTEN HERE.

NOVEMBER 12th Vegan Thanksgiving Menus with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to plan, prepare, and serve delicious, plant-based holiday menus designed to please omnivores, vegan, and vegetarians alike. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Vegan on a Budget, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. LISTEN HERE.

NOVEMBER 19TH  – Celebrating a Vegan Thanksgiving with Gene Baur: President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur will talk about the warm, nurturing personalities of turkeys, who possess strong personalities, form friendships, and have a wide range of interests. Farm Sanctuary inspires people to think about turkeys differently. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to sponsor a rescued “spokes-turkey” for Thanksgiving instead of eating one. LISTEN HERE.


OCTOBER 1st– What Would Julieanna Do? with Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT: Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, The Plant-Based Dietitian answers questions related to the plant-based diet. Julieanna will talk about notable nutrients, plant-based sources of amino acids, and macro-confusion, along with her guidance for eating healthy on a budget. Julieanna Hever has an MS in Nutrition and has authored five books, and she is co-author of the Healthspan Solution. LISTEN HERE.

OCTOBER 8th – Plant-Based Meal Planning with Jackie Sobon:Jackie Sobon, the powerhouse behind the successful food blog, Vegan Yack Attack, will share tips and recipes from her book “Plant-Based Meal Prep.” Jackie will discuss how to prepare weekly vegan meal plans, in order to streamline your lifestyle. Jackie is the Sweet Treats columnist for VegNews Magazine and she has photographed over ten cookbooks. LISTEN HERE.

OCTOBER 15TH – How to Live Strong and Be Happy with Kedarji: Kedarji is a holistic well-being visionary and he is founder of The Bhakta School of Transformation, an Ohio-based not-for-profit public charity devoted to lasting inner peace and well-being. He will discuss the relationship between the body and the self, how to rid yourself of stress and stick with a healthy diet. Kedarji is a certified holistic healing practitioner and offers holistic and plant-based nutrition coaching, along with meditation and chanting methods for spiritual growth. LISTEN HERE.

OCTOBER 22ND  – The Spirit of Life with Niaby Codd: Former stockbroker Niaby Codd saw the light in the darkest hour of poor health and recognized a call to walk a different path. That path led Niaby to be of service to spirit to gently bring through words of wisdom from a higher source. Both a healer and a spiritual medium, Niaby hopes to inspire people to find the power to heal themselves. Niaby is the author of the channeled book “The Spirit of Life” and she is host of  “The Spirit of Life in Ibiza” podcast. LISTEN HERE.



SEPTEMBER 3rd – Vegan on a Budget with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to be kind to your wallet, your body, and the environment with tips on plant-based protein bargains; buying in bulk; safe and inexpensive non-organic fruits and vegetables; and saving with apps! Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups, Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others.  LISTEN HERE.

SEPTEMBER 10th – Plant-Powered Dog with Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS: Founder of Plant-Powered Dog, Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS will discuss the health and ethical benefits of feeding plant-based diets to canine companions, along with information about dog-friendly fresh fruits and vegetables. Diana holds a Master of Animal Science degree, is a dog health writer, vegan canine nutritionist, and passionate animal advocate. She is also the creator of She Goes Vegan, a website empowering women to create a compassionate world through veganism. LISTEN HERE.

SEPTEMBER 17th – Vegan for Beginners with Rebecca Gilbert: Founder of Yummy Plants and author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan, Rebecca Gilbert, will share guidance and tips on how to get started being vegan. Rebecca will talk about easy dairy and egg alternatives, what to serve on holidays, and her favorite vegan “mock meat” brands. Rebecca is a former competitive figure skater and she has been a featured speaker at the World VegFestival, Vegetarian Summerfest, the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, and Paris Vegan Day. LISTEN HERE.

SEPTEMBER 24th – Dairy-Free Cooking with Oat Milk with Author, Kim Lutz: Author of The Oat Milk Cookbook, Kim Lutz, will share how oat milk is gaining widespread popularity as a vegan alternative to cow’s milk, due to its delicious flavor and impressive nutrient profile. Kim will discuss food allergies, digestive distress, and other gut troubles, plus lots of tips for using oat milk in recipes. Kim is the author of several cookbooks and she is the creator of the allergy-friendly website Kim’s Welcoming Kitchen. LISTEN HERE.



AUGUST 13TH – Cruelty-Free, Healthy Home with Deborah DiMare: Vegan design expert, author, educational speaker and global influencer, Deborah DiMare will discuss how to design an ethical, healthy home space, and how to create safe play spaces for kids. Deborah is also the creator of VeganDesign.Org, and she has been featured on the Today Show, NBC, TLC, and in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. LISTEN HERE.

AUGUST 20TH – Gut Health for Good Health with Alison Tierney: Alison Tierney of Wholesome LLC  will discuss the power of nutrition along with a healthy lifestyle to help combat chronic disease. Alison will talk about achieving better health and what we need to do to keep our “gut” happy. Alison is a board-certified oncology registered dietitian, focusing on educating and empowering individuals to take their health into their own hands. LISTEN HERE.



July 9TH  – Plant-Based Eating for Health with Kathleen Gage: Founder of PlantBasedEatingforHealth.com, Kathleen Gage, will discuss self-care in today’s changing world and share tips on how to help minimize your risk of COVID-19 through better nutrition. Kathleen received a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell University in order to help raise awareness about the benefits and compassion of a plant based lifestyle. LISTEN HERE.

July 16TH – When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention with Cylvia Hayes: Certified empowerment coach, spiritual teacher and public speaker Cylvia Hayes will help us look at how we can reinvent our lives, careers and identities while reclaiming peace, power and purpose. Cylvia will share how to manage fear in crisis, release shame and guilt and how we can harness forgiveness. Cylvia is the former First Lady of Oregon, founder of 3EStrategies and serves on faculty in the Sustainability Department of Oregon State University. LISTEN HERE.

July 23RD – Getting Grounded in the Midst of Chaos with Cynthia Occelli: Accomplished author, radio-host, and mentor Cynthia Occelli will discuss how to cultivate self-worth and release self-doubt during these challenging times. She will share tips on becoming grounded and centered, healing and balancing our energy centers and changing our lives by becoming the best version of ourselves. Hailed by President Bill Clinton as an American success story, Cynthia is host of “Self-Centered with Cynthia Occelli” on Unity Online Radio. LISTEN HERE.

July 30TH – Living in Flow with Cara Bradley: Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and authority of body-mind training, Cara Bradley will discuss strategies on how to shift from frazzled to focused and how to experience stillness, settle our nervous system, reduce stress and get vitality. Cara is a former pro skater and has led Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and college sports teams through her signature performance strategies. She is author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and host of the On The Verge podcast. LISTEN HERE.



June 4TH – The Truth About Osteoporosis with Dr. Pam Popper: Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health, Dr. Pam Popper will discuss osteoporosis; including what causes osteoporosis, the top plant sources of calcium, and the best ways to keep your bones healthy. Dr. Popper serves on the President’s Board for the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C., and she is author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life. LISTEN HERE.

June 11th – Summer Pantry Cooking with Nava Atlas: Bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbook author, Nava Atlas, shares how to shift into lighter foods for warmer weather, focusing on recipes and tips that feature summer produce combined with pantry staples. Nava is the author of many cookbooks, including 5-Ingredient Vegan, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and others. LISTEN HERE.

June 18th – Top Picks for Convenient Plant-Based Foods with Rebecca Heaton: Rebecca Heaton is the editor of Live Naturally magazine, focusing on natural and organic eating, along with ideas for healthy, sustainable living. Rebecca will share information on trending plant-based foods and eco-friendly lifestyle tips. Rebecca has been writing about nutrition, health, fitness and wellness for more than 25 years. LISTEN HERE.

June 25thBuilding a Healthier Immune System with Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT: Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, The Plant-Based Dietitian, will share how we can eat well in these challenging times, while strengthening our immune system. Julieanna will share her guidelines for readjusting the way we think about food, effective diet tips that can help to reduce the risk of disease and achieve optimal health. Julieanna Hever has an MS in Nutrition and has authored five books, and she is co-author of the Healthspan Solution. LISTEN HERE.

About the Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast:

Now broadcast on Unity Online Radio, each episode features knowledgeable guests sharing innovative philosophies, up-to-date dietary information and expert ideas to help you embrace a happier, healthier and kinder life. The Jazzy Vegetarian podcast previously ran for eight years on the BlogtalkRadio online network. with over 1.2 million listener impressions.

Guests on the program have included: Television superstar and vegan, Emily Deschanel; Emmy nominated actor, director and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.; Dr. Pam Popper; Dr. T Colin Campbell; Rich Roll; Dr. Joel Fuhrman, five-time Grammy nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein; seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter; Grammy nominees, Jim Brickman; and international pop icon, Belinda Carlisle and many more. Learn more and listen here.

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