Episode 106 contains four interviews focused around the subject of dating as a vegan. Recorded on Valentine's Day, Derek is without a co-host, and the show begins with his poetic monologue on finding love as a vegan. Derek recorded the first interview with Anne Dinshah at the 2012 Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia. Anne is the daughter of American Vegan Society founders Jay and Freya Dinshah, and the author of Dating Vegans.
The second interview is Ian MacDonald, a BBC-trained radio producer and author of The Vegan Option radio show and blog. He is hosting a kickstarter project to raise money to fund a 15-part audio series called Vegetarianism: The Story so Far - A Radio History. Ian gives us the low down on the vegan dating scene in London. We also honor the recent passing of Rynn Berry, who was a NYC based vegan historian.
The third interview is with Ben Shaberman, the author of The Vegan Monologues. Ben has a new book that he is shopping around to publishers called Jerry's Vegan Women. The book features short fictional stories centered on relationships and influences that various women have on the protagonist. Ben narrates a portion of the book at the end of the podcast.
The final interview is with Leigh-Chantelle, who runs Vivalavegan.net, a web site that provides easy-to-prepare recipes, blogs, articles, podcasts, interactive forum, informative and how-to videos, interviews with inspiring vegans, vegan mentoring e-books, print books and more. Leigh lives in Australia and provides us the female perspective on dating down under.