Simply Vegan Podcast: Exclusive interview with Dan McKernan

Author: Holly Johnson

Read Time:   |  10th March 2022

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“If we all come together and find common ground, we can create magnificent change in this world." Dan McKernan, star of Saved by the Barn on the Simply Vegan podcast


In today’s episode, Holly chats to the star of Saved by the Barn, Dan McKernan.

He explains how he thought his housemate was crazy when she went vegan, only to go vegan himself after experiencing delicious plant-based food and watching Cowspiracy. He goes on to discuss leaving a high-paid job in the tech industry to rescue farm animals, how his videos went viral, and how his animals are now celebrities.

They discuss why we eat some animals and love others, what it’s like being surrounded by old-school farmers, and Dan’s new illustrated children’s book – This Farm is a Family – which is teaching compassion to children.

Coming up next Thursday, Holly chats to actress and activist Alicia Silverstone.


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Written by

Holly Johnson

Holly is editor of Vegan Food & Living magazine and host of the Simply Vegan podcast, where she chats to some of the leading names in the vegan movement.

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