PODCAST: The Vegan Revolution w/ one of its warriors, Dennis Dean

The world of veganism is often cast into many stereotypes and cubbyholes: From “Does it taste like _real_ meat?” to “Why even go vegan?” the conversation surrounding veganism is often dictated by, well, non-vegans. That’s why we brought on Dennis Dean, a lifelong vegetarian and now vegan, to talk about why he makes the decisions he makes—despite the constant pressure from society to do otherwise—and why being a vegan makes one more mindful. And yes, we go into what he makes for Thanksgiving.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 19 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.