My name is Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, fitness professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, kitchen wrangler, problem solver, host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio, and right-hand-woman to vegan Wunderkind Chef Jay Astafa. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo collector. I share my pad with a vegan human, a vegan dog, and two carnivorous cats… all rescued. I hail from Toronto, Canada but Brooklyn, NYC is home.

I hustle. Hard.

Try to keep up.

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EP46: Veteran Activist Liz White Talks ‘Saving Dinah’ and More!

When I found out there was an upcoming feature film with vegan/AR themes I was excited enough - but once I discovered it’s entirely volunteer-made and produced by powerhouse animal activist Liz White, I was all “SNAP!”  Seriously, talk about a powerful production on behalf of the animals…'Saving Dinah' is bound to be a vegan classic. I can’t wait to see the film and I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to speak to Liz for Red Radio Episode Forty Six.  She was truly inspiring and really got me pumped to see Saving Dinah.  I know I’m not the only one!

What’s more?  The wonderful folks over at Saving Dinah were kind enough to blog about Red Radio and yours truly - check it out at SavingDinah.com!

In Red Radio Episode Forty Six, Erin Red is honored to speak to powerful animal and environmental activist Liz White of Animal Alliance Canada, who also happens to be the Executive Producer for an upcoming AR film called Saving Dinah!  Learn all about the community-produced feature film, as well as Liz’s nearly THIRTY years of important work on behalf of the animals.  What a powerhouse!  Plus, Erin Red raves about her favorite chocolate goodies, and drops some important knowledge about feral cat colonies.  Meow!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting erinred.com and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com.  You can also read her blog at erinred.tumblr.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.  

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Show notes for EP45 and EP46 before the end of the week, darn it!
xo Erin Red

EP45: The Barbi Twins Get Active!

OK, so 3 weeks or so ago, I sent out a tweet to The Barbi Twins.  I was all, “Hey ladies, would love to have you on my podcast!”  Lo and behold, not 24 hours later, a direct message showed up on my account from the Twins… and the rest, as they say, is history!

I was so thrilled to have the chance to speak to Shane and Sia in Red Radio Episode Forty Five - of course they’re hilarious, spontaneous, and definitely out there… but their passion for helping animals and speaking out for the vegan lifestyle comes through crystal clear.  I have a lot of respect for celebrities who use their ‘powers’ for good, and that’s just what the girls are up to.  More power to ‘em!

You think you know, but you have no idea:  Erin Red welcomes animal activists extraordinaire Shane & Sia Barbi (better known as The Barbi Twins) to talk veganism, animal rights, grassroots activism and so much more in Red Radio Episode Forty Five!  Giggle along with the ladies while they use their 7 & 1/2 minutes (each) of fame to speak up on behalf of the animals.  Plus, Erin Red Raves about her favorite vegan lip balm, and a Compassionate Clip featuring Steve-O!  ROCK ON!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting erinred.com and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com.  You can also read her blog at erinred.tumblr.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.


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Show notes will go up before the end of the day tomorrow, mkay?

xo Erin Red

EP40: Erin Red Welcomes Vegan Mafia Don Simone Reyes!

Uhhhh…. holy crap.  I interviewed Simone Reyes.  And it was one of those interviews that charged my vegan batteries BIG TIME - like after it was over I was in the mood to go picket something or demonstrate somewhere or bake a bunch of delicious vegan cookies and shove them down some omnivore’s throat.  Yeah, it was THAT AWESOME. 

And for the record, we DID touch on the PETA thing.  Kinda apropos, because I’d just spoken about it with Ryan Patey in Red Radio EP39… and talk about different points of view!  For those of you who noticed that I seem to be waffling on the subject, well… I am.  Why?  Because I’m truly conflicted.  I have a rough time grilling people on the topic because every time I feel like I’ve secured a solid opinion, I dig a little deeper and find that I’m still quite undecided.  So, instead of pretending I know all the answers - SURPRISE!  I don’t! - I’d rather just continue to dissect the subject.  And dissect, I shall.  Keep your ears peeled.  

In the meantime, give Red Radio Episode Forty a listen!  And remember, I’m on hiatus this week (due to my trip to Toronto for the Vegetarian Food Festival) and will return to the web-waves on Monday, September 17th with EP41 - not to worry!

Erin Red is thrilled to welcome hardcore animal activist Simone Reyes to Red Radio in Episode Forty!  Longtime vegan, blogger, reality television star and personal assistant to Super Vegan (and Erin Red’s idol) Russell Simmons, Simone lays it on thick while discussing some very powerful topics.  From her humble beginnings running around New York City with the Beastie Boys to her very public demonstrations for PETA, listen in on what makes this brave activist tick and refuel your vegan engines!  Plus, Erin Red weighs in on veganism as it relates to yoga – can you be an Omni Yogi? (Hell naw!)  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting erinred.com and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com.  You can also read her blog at erinred.tumblr.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.



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Next up - a show notes extravaganza!  Yeehaw!

xo Erin Red

Erin Red on Animal Voices Radio!

Big news, y’all!

This coming Friday, June 8th from 3:35pm until 3:55pm (EST), I will be featured on Animal Voices Radio Vancouver to talk about Red Radio, my thoughts on vegan advocacy, and The Seed: A Vegan Experience!  

Animal Voices Radio is Vancouver, Canada’s only animal rights radio show, which has been on the air since March 2010.  Here’s a quick blurb from their website!

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Each week, your hosts Alison Cole and Alissa Raye delve into animal rights issues, provide tips on cruelty-free consumption & lifestyle, update you on animal related news & events as well as interview guests who are in the forefront of the animal rights/welfare movement.

The program is recorded and broadcast live every Friday, Noon to 1:00 pm, Pacific time. Listen live via the internet or tune in at 102.7FM in the Vancouver area.

Co-op Radio, 102.7 FM in Vancouver, is heard over much of British Columbia and Northern Washington State. Co-op Radio is a community-based and community-sponsored radio station.

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You can find AVRV on Twitter and Facebook as well.  I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to speak on behalf of the animals and my fellow activists - if you’re able, please spread the news and tune in on Friday!

xo Erin Red