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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EP57: You’re Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore!

(“…are you gonna finish that?”)

"I believe you can love and care about animal welfare and still consume them." - Alex Jamieson

What, did you expect me to keep my mouth shut about this one?  C’mon, guys… you know me well enough by now.  No, I’m not going to be diplomatic.  Or passive, or forgiving, or even polite.  The way I look at it, why start now?

Red Radio Episode Fifty Seven is not to be missed, that’s for sure.  I tackle the Alexandra Jamieson scandal, and no matter which side of the fence you find yourself on, you’ll be sure to hear some pretty hard truths and some truly controversial opinions this week.  It was my honor to welcome Chloe Jo Davis (Girlie Girl Army), who revealed some behind the scenes info and shocking details about her now defunct friendship with Alex, Lara Yaz (Big Fat Vegan Radio) who shared her personal connection with the danger of the ‘cravings’ issue, and Sarah E. Brown (Queer Vegan Food), who went from peaceful to belligerent as the truths came forward.  

Like I said… not to be missed. 

The beans have been spilled in Red Radio Episode Fifty Seven:  Erin Red welcomes three brilliant, beautiful and ballsy vegan women to the show to discuss a rather controversial ex-vegan and her rather shocking blogs as of late.  Hear Lara Yaz (co-host of Big Fat Vegan Radio and Red Radio’s Entertainment Reporter), Sarah E. Brown (of Queer Vegan Food) and Chloe Jo Davis (trailblazer, wifey, mother of two vegan Princes and founder of GirlieGirlArmy) hash out the gory details in a no-holds-barred conversation about what it means to be vegan and so much more.  Plus, the latest in vegan headlines in The Vegan Scoop, and Erin Red pushes some buttons with the Compassionate Clip of the Week!  OH NO SHE DIDN’T!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base 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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EPISODE 57 SHOW NOTES

Busy busy working on ErinRed.com…stay tuned!

xo Erin Red

EP55 SHOW NOTES!

EP54 SHOW NOTES!

EP53 SHOW NOTES!

EP55: Betty Goes Vegan with Dan & Annie Shannon!

You guys, how freaking cute are Dan and Annie Shannon?  And seriously… if you haven’t heard about their brand-spankin’ new cookbook, Betty Goes Vegan, you must be living under a rock someplace.  Because pretty much the ENTIRE INTERWEB is talking about it.  Seriously, it’s everywhere!  I couldn’t be happier for Dan and Annie, and I was so super thrilled to have them on Red Radio Episode Fifty Five.  They made my job easy!

Red Radio Episode Fifty Five welcomes the world’s cutest couple, Dan and Annie Shannon, vegan bloggers, animal activists, and authors of the sensational new cookbook Betty Goes Vegan!  In a fun-filled and revealing interview, Dan and Annie discuss veganizing traditional recipes, pontificate on the growing vegan movement, share some must-have vegan ingredients and kitchen appliances, and wax poetic about the importance of The Dishwasher.  What’s more?  How about a clip featuring vegan fashion house Vaute Couture, the latest info on the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, and vegan news in The Vegan Scoop?  I DO DECLARE!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base 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 EP53, 54 and 55 en route…

xo Erin Red

EP54: Battling the Vegan Backlash with Andy & Stevie!

Seriously, y’all… it’s always a little bit surprising to discover the level of hostility some omnivores (and some industries…) hold for the vegan community.  Can’t we all just get along?

I was so thrilled to welcome both Andy Tabar from Compassion Co. and Stevie Schafer from Team Earthling to discuss the latest vegan backlash in Red Radio Episode 54.  I think we covered some pretty heavy topics, and had a good ol’ time doing it, too.  Plus I featured some hilarious pro-vegan snark at the end… just for S&Gs.  Have you heard yet?

Red Radio Episode Fifty Four features an in-depth discussion about the recent increase of what Erin Red calls ‘Vegan Backlash’, featuring activist and Compassion Co. Founder Andy Tabar, and co-host of Australian Vegan Podcast Team Earthling, Stevie Schafer!  Listen to the thorough threesome dissect some of the latest big stories in anti-vegan media, uncover the truth about walking the walk, and brainstorm on some solutions for the increasingly mainstream vegan movement.  Heavy stuff, folks!  Plus, Erin Red shares two infuriating animal-related news stories, as well as some of the latest (surprisingly) pro-vegan stories making their internet rounds!  Chock-full, I say!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base 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 EP53 and EP54 coming up this week!

xo Erin Red

EP53: UFC Welterweight Aaron Simpson, the Anti-Meathead!

So one of my (completely awesome) listeners sent me a tweet a few weeks back, asking why I don’t really tweet or talk about MMA or Muay Thai as often as I used to.  And I was all, ….you know, I don’t really know.  It’s a pretty huge passion of mine - I’m in the gym more often than I’m home, when I think about it - and many of my listeners are fans, too. 

Obviously I was thrilled, then, to book none other than UFC Welterweight and outspoken ETHICAL vegan, Aaron Simpson on Red Radio Episode Fifty Three!  Aaron was gracious enough to chat with me for an hour about all things vegan and MMA-related, and even shared some insight on raising vegan kids.  KICKASS!

Erin Red has the pleasure of featuring two of her passions in Red Radio Episode Fifty Three, featuring a compelling interview with UFC Welterweight and outspoken vegan advocate Aaron Simpson!  Hear all about Aaron’s transition into veganism, raising a vegan family, elite training on a vegan diet, and of course how he deals with the meathead mindset of the fight game.  Plus, the Compassionate Clip of the Week gets our mouths watering for a new vegan cooking show, and Erin Red makes our heads spin and our stomachs turn in the “What The Hell Are People Eating?!” Edition of The Vegan Scoop!  What an adventure!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base 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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I still owe y’all some show notes for EP52 as well as this snazzy episode, so stay tuned…

xo Erin Red

EP51 Show Notes!

EP50 Show Notes!

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EP51: The Vegan Celebrity Showdown with Laura Yaz & Sarah Brown from Queer Vegan Food!

So when this whole Ellen DeGeneres/Backyard Eggs situation broke, pretty much every vegan everywhere was gabbing about it.  For good reason, too - it’s kind of a hot debate.  When I realized how it blew up, naturally I wanted to discuss it on Red Radio.  After reading a handful of blogs on the subject, I was particularly taken by Sarah E. Brown's discussion.  Suffice to say I was pumped when she agreed to join me and Laura Yaz on the show as an extention of our regular segment, The V-Hollywood Report.  

Epic win.  

Erin Red welcomes entertainment correspondent Laura Yaz back in Red Radio Episode Fifty One for a very special edition of The V-Hollywood Report!  After cracking wise over the latest in vegan celebrity gossip (and there’s a ton of it; thanks, celebrities!), Red and Laura invites special reporter Sarah E. Brown from Queer Vegan Food to the show to cover the recent controversy surrounding Ellen DeGeneres and ‘happy eggs’ once and for all.  Plus, Red Raves about her favorite place to write in NYC, and offers the latest in vegan news in The Vegan Scoop!  EGG-cellent! 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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Stay tuned for EP50 and EP51 Show Notes!

xo Erin Red

RED RADIO HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Hey Everyone!

As you can see, ErinRed.com is a work in progress and it’s coming together in bits and pieces.  Forgive me for posting the Red Radio Holiday Giveaway winners a couple days late; the new blog only became active today!  There are still plenty of kinks to iron out, but I didn’t want y’all to have to wait for the good news, so here we go!

In Episode Fifty, I announced that I’d give away THREE memberships to Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's 30-Day Vegan Challenge to the first three folks who could tell me which song I have used more than once for the Red Radio outro.  Turns out there are TWO to choose from (since I’m a scatterbrain), and you guys were definitely on the ball!


THE WINNERS ARE:

Melissa Roysden

Kirsten Petersen

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Nice work, you guys!  Please keep your peepers peeled for a congratulatory email from me with instructions on how to redeem your 30-Day Vegan Challenge membership, or information on how to gift it to someone else.  HOORAY!

Lots of blog posts and show notes on which to catch up; stay tuned and thanks again for your support - it’s all coming together!

xo Erin Red

RED RADIO HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

THAT’S RIGHT, LOYAL LISTENERS!  It’s giveaway time!

Just in time for the holiday season, I’m giving away THREE memberships to the inimitable Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's totally comprehensive multimedia program, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge!  You can use it for yourself, or give it away as the most perfect of holiday gifts - your choice!

HOW TO ENTER:  As most of you already know, I close each episode of Red Radio with a song that relates somehow to the content of the show.  Though I strive to choose a different song for each episode, TWO songs have unwittingly been used more than once.  Find out the name, artist and episode number of either ONE of the songs… and you win!

Simply send an email to erinredradio@gmail.com with the specified details on or before the deadline - the first three folks to answer correctly WIN!

DEADLINE:  11:59pm on Monday, December 17th, 2012

Winners will be notified by email on (my birthday) Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, and their names will be announced the same day as the first blog post up on my BRAND NEW WEBSITE, launching at erinred.com.  

What are you waiting for?

xo Erin Red