Podcast #38: Interview with Meat Free Athlete Founder Anne-Marie Campbell
Look who visited me at this year's Ottawa Veg Fest!
Did you know that she also has a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do?!
Me neither! And despite my out-weighing AND out-flexing her, I'm pretty sure she could kick the shit outta me!
Whatever the case, after Veg Fest, AMC (as I like to call her) was down to chat with me for a last-minute, completely unplanned podcast interview that I'm now sharing with you fine folks today. How lucky are you?!
And random this interview certainly was as AMC dished on everything from running a successful online vegan biz (Meat Free Athlete launched in 2012) and dealing with YouTube haters to finding out she was gay in university. Screw talking about vegan training and nutrition, eh?! We went wayyyyyy off-the-cuff with this one!
And for anyone interested in repping a Meat Free Athlete tank, tee or hoodie, Anne-Marie has hooked up our very own JOTB discount code! So be sure to use Jacked15 to save 15% at checkout. All of her gear can be found at Shirt Activism.
Check my personal fave design that AMC hooked me up with several years ago. I fully admit that I wore the shit out of this tank. I'm talking faded lettering AND pit stains, people! :)
Anywho, it sure is fun catching up with old friends and even more fun now that I can force them to catch up over a podcast recording.
I loved how real, raw and honest AMC was during this interview. Granted, she's always real and honest. But it was cool to find out that she developed all of this confidence and self-worth and inner strength thanks to 90's hip hop "bad girl" role models like Da Brat, Salt N Peppa, Queen Latifah and TLC.
I fully admit that I was obsessed with the above "Da Brat" song back in high school. And I may or may not have twerked in my apartment whilst listening to it just now before adding it to my "Gym Mix" playlist. And I highly suggest you do the same.
But anyway, a couple of things we discuss during the interview that I promised to link up in the show notes:
- AMC's famous vegan lasagna recipe
- AMC's Vegan vs. Jehovah's Witness YouTube Video
- AMC's interview with THE ultimate vegan Youtuber of all time: Bite Size Vegan
And of course, here's my own interview with Bite Size Vegan for those who haven't yet seen it:
And finally, for anyone interested in getting their hands (and teeth) on their very own vegan teeth whitening kit as mentioned on this podcast episode, the one I'm loving is called "Smile Vegan Style" and only $35 with my code samshorkey (regularly $299!) More deets at SmileVeganStyle.com.
Fancy eh? Alright, enough rambling! Let's get onto the interview already, shall we?
Click the “play button” below to listen. Or HERE to hear it on iTunes, HERE to listen in Google Play or HERE for Stitcher.
-Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk