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:
- Activism is a good use of life.
- Having a whole foods diet is the healthiest.
- There’s a great virtue at not being an expert. It’s okay to be average.
- Good way to approach activism is by focusing on things that everyone cares about.
- Wake up every day and ask, “What can I do to make the world a better place?”
- If we want to resolve the dysfunction, we should look at why and how we created that dysfunction in the first place.
- Let go of negative reactions to things that are out of our control.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
"Proud Mary" - the song that drew Moby into music
AARP's article about why Bill Clinton went vegan
Moby's Silver Lake vegan restaurant, Little Pine
Moby's book, Gristle
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Animal cruelty in the Draize test
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
Fox's 24, Moby's guilty pleasure
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