Episode 14 is Hot!! How the Vegan Bros Escaped from a Fringe Extremist Group. True Story.
The Vegan Bros, actual brothers, and roommates, and business partners, basically escaped from a quasi-cult and went vegan and started a business. These guys are very bro-y but also sweetheart dudes, ambitious, and fun to talk to. Their stories are compelling. Now they have a book out.
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[1:30] “We grew up weird”
[1:35] On the fringe
[1:45] We thought 99% of Christians were going to hell
[2:15] Vegetarians are going to hell.
[2:45] Not eating meat was a sin
[6:30] Phil was wearing socks on his hands
[8:00] Stereotypical vegan
[12:00] Phil does hardcore activism
[12:45] Matt was 265 lbs and morbidly obese at 22 years old
[18:00] Matt holding bacon in Phil’s face and screaming “bacon”
[19:00] Vegan Bros became “militant atheists” as a reaction to their upbringing
[19:30] Phil sleeping on a couch for 4 years, “grinding it out for the animals”
[20:00] Phil did 600 media interviews during his hardcore activism
[22:00] “We’re weird as fuck!”
[25:00] What’s in the new book, Vodka is Vegan
[31:15] Other vegans refused to call them Vegan Bros, so they called them Plant Based Bros
[32:00] Bros-y fashion they should do
[41:00] Phil went vegan because of hardcore activists
[41:30] Matt doesn’t want to shame anybody
[43:00] They have been physical assaulted
[53:00] What’s your favorite vodka?
[54:30] How’s the romantic part of your life looking?
[55:00] Listen to me dance and tip toe around the topic of romance :/