episode 03

Moby - DJ, musician, vegan, and animal rights activist - was once a meat eater, a drug addict, and an alcoholic. But how did he turn his diet, his habits, and his life around? What were the biggest challenges of adopting a vegan lifestyle? Why is vegan activism the best kind of activism? He also spills his philosophies on his music, relationships, religion, health, his interesting nickname, and the idea that Drumpf is actually helping the progressive movement.

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LESSONS FROM MOBY:

  1. Activism is a good use of life.
  2. Having a whole foods diet is the healthiest. 
  3. There’s a great virtue at not being an expert. It’s okay to be average.
  4. Good way to approach activism is by focusing on things that everyone cares about.
  5. Wake up every day and ask, “What can I do to make the world a better place?”
  6. If we want to resolve the dysfunction, we should look at why and how we created that dysfunction in the first place.
  7. Let go of negative reactions to things that are out of our control.

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Moby's website

Follow Moby on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

"Proud Mary" - the song that drew Moby into music

Erector sets & chemistry sets

AARP's article about why Bill Clinton went vegan

Udo's Choice

Moby's Silver Lake vegan restaurant, Little Pine

Moby's book, Gristle

COP21

World Watch

Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

Animal cruelty in the Draize test

Neal Barnard, founder & president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Moby Dick by Herman Melville (or like Moby, just read the CliffNotes)

Pittsburgh

Amazon Video's Betas

STARZ's Blunt Talk

Netflix's The Crown

Make sure you can vote for the 2018 midterm elections

Help out the ACLU

Dominion by Matthew Scully, conservative vegan (yes, they exist!)

Moby's musical inspirations - John Fogerty, Neil Young, John Lennon, Joe Strummer, Chuck D

The Yoga Deck

Fox's 24, Moby's guilty pleasure

Kamala Harris

 

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