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current events, news, research, social commentary, gallows humor, laughter, and sometimes a little cursing

the Plant-Based Nation show format:


  1. News Grab – News Grab offers us the opportunity to examine a current headline that parallels one (or many) topics of interest frequently explored by plant-based audiences. These headlines may focus on animal welfare, social justice, sustainability, health and wellness, or environmental conservation.
  2. Switch-Out – In an effort to demonstrate how easy it is to develop more mindful and kinder lifestyle habits, we (Tabby and Holly) will bring you a product recommendation that you can easily “switch-out” with whichever more main-stream brand you currently use. We recommend products that are cruelty-free and vegan. We do our best to select products that promote sustainability and reduce consumer waste (i.e. excessive packaging, excessive plastic use, etc.)


the world is full of “helpers” and we want to tell you about them

the Sanctuary Spotlight minisode series premise:


When Plant-Based Nation first launched in 2019, Sanctuary Spotlight was one of three show segments. In 2020, the decision was made to transform Sanctuary Spotlight into it’s a minisode series.

As Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” The Sanctuary Spotlight minisode series is PBNpod’s opportunity to tell listeners about some amazing “helpers” in the world.

The minisode series focuses on the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and foster networks. Listeners will learn about a new “helper” in every episode.


Show Notes

For a complete list of articles discussed, product recommendations, and sanctuary spotlight topics, click here.