The following is a list of thought-provoking documentaries and podcasts which we recommend for you. They will inspire you to make the world a kinder place but please be aware that some of the topics and footage is upsetting.

We’ve included links to each of these below. 

Brown Vegan

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Brown Vegan podcast offers practical tips to start & keep going with a vegan journey, wellness, and vegan entrepreneurship. With Monique Koch.

On Spotify.

Conversations on Compassion - Animal Aid

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Animal Aid have created a podcast where in each episode they invite you to join them in delving into a thought-provoking discussion with guests – from celebrities, to scientists, to animal rescuers – on what living kindly means to them. They discuss the latest positive news in the animal rights movement, answer your burning questions and have conversations on the latest vegan junk food. 

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

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Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet's natural resources - and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups. Starring Kip Anderson.


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Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom.

It explores ways in which animals are exploited and abused by humans, for food, clothing, entertainment and research.

Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink and Kat Von D, and co-produced by Earthlings creator Shaun Monson.

Filmed in Australia, with a global message. Also on Netflix.


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Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind's total dependence on animals for economic purposes. Presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) the film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring music by Moby, and was written, produced, and directed by Shaun Monson.

Hogwood: A modern Horror story

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Exposing the jarring conditions inside one of Britain's largest pig farms, animal rights organisation Viva! calls on the power players in animal agriculture for change.

This investigative documentary short won the Wild Animal award at the British Documentary Film Festival.

Available on Netflix.

Knowing Animals

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Knowing Animals is a regular 20-minute podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy.

It features interviews with academic and animal advocates.


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An ex-gang member’s love for pigs spurs him on a life-risking mission to uncover the truth behind bacon.

Director and Activist Joey Carbstrong goes undercover with fellow activists to infiltrate and expose the deeply ingrained corruption and heartbreaking abuse that lies at the heart of the UK’s pork industry.

Plant Based News podcast

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Plant Based News is a mission-led impact media platform focused on elevating the plant-based diet and its benefit to human health, the planet, and animals.

Their award-winning news team, along with their health and climate experts, bring together unique stories, news, and features that speak truth to power. Their content helps to make the shift to a sustainable diet and lifestyle informed and easy.


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Join an intrepid activist determined to document and uncover what is responsible for oceanic destruction and extinction. Seaspiracy reports on the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Available on Netflix.


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On this podcast the biggest questions are discussed: "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?" with scientists, celebrities, activists, writers and philosophers.

Available on Spotify.

Simply Vegan podcast

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Need an escape from all the doom and gloom? Indulge your ears in a feast of vegan news and chat, spreading joy one tub of hummus at a time. Whether you’re already vegan or just curious about how they don’t die of B12 deficiency, join Holly Johnson and Debra Butler from Vegan Food & Living as they navigate the highs and lows of being vegan on the same planet as Piers Morgan.

Available on Spotify.

Species Unite

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The Species Unite mission is to lessen animal suffering by changing the narrative toward a world of co-existence. They do this by helping people transition away from animal products with well researched solutions. By telling the stories of those who are fighting injustice against nonhuman animals across the world, and by campaigning for a better world for all.

Species Unite podcast is a gateway to countless heroic individuals doing what they can to make life better for those we share this planet with.

Talking Animal Law

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The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-LAW) is a charity that brings together lawyers and other people interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness that expertise for the benefit of animals.

Join A-LAW Chairperson, Paula Sparks, each month in a new episode on Talking Animal Law podcast. She talks to scientists, lawyers and campaigners about the latest animal law news, ethics and policy.

The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast – Evanna Lynch

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The ChickPeeps is a friendly, fun, mad-curious vegan podcast. They explore, discuss and unpick the dilemmas faced by vegans in their quest to be more compassionate towards animals, save our planet and lead healthier, happier lives.

Created by actress Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), and her co-hosts Momoko Hill, Robbie Jarvis and Tylor Starr, The ChickPeeps discuss their philosophies, challenges and opinions on living the vegan lifestyle.

Available on Spotify.

The Disclosure podcast - Earthling Ed

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Join vegan educator, TEDx speaker and content creator Ed Winters as he explores topics surrounding veganism, morality, ethics, communication, and the environment, as well as discussing current events.

Available on Spotify.

The Milk System

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This documentary sets out to take a critical look at the milk system. Featuring dairy owners, politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, and scientists, with their own views on the value and consequences of an industry with world-wide impact. The film uncovers surprising truths behind the system. 

Available on Netflix.

The Smell of Money

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North Carolina residents take on one of the world's most powerful companies in a fight for their rights to clean air, pure water, and a life free from the stench of pig faeces. Shawn Bannon’s infuriating documentary about the harm committed by factory farming against humans, animals, and the environment.

Think Like a Vegan

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A podcast bringing you thought provoking deep dives across a wide variety of subjects from Emilia Leese, one of the authors of Think Like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics. Each episode is a mini talk about one topic which might not be the focus of an everyday conversation, including activism, ableism, reproductive rights, animals and the law, alternatives to animal experimentation in medicine and more. These short talks and guests will inspire and educate, expanding the conversation around veganism. And all is premised on veganism being part of basic fairness.

Veganuary Podcast

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Switching to a vegan lifestyle, or just trying plant-based eating? The Veganuary Podcast is for you! Each episode features a special guest and together they discuss their experiences of transitioning to a plant-based diet, the challenges they encountered, their top tips, and they even confess to some of their biggest vegan fails.

The Veganuary Podcast is the perfect accompaniment if you’re taking part in Veganuary’s month-long vegan challenge. It’s full of great advice for new vegans and veg-curious people, plus there’s loads for people who have been vegan for a while to sink their teeth into.

The Viva! Vegan podcast

The Viva! Vegan podcast is a journey into the remarkable lives and vegan journeys of celebrities that are the best in their fields. From musicians and politicians to actors and activists, Viva!’s Faye Lewis explores their individual stories.

You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

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Based on an 8-week study conducted by Stanford University that put 22 sets of genetically identical twins on opposing (but healthy) diets: omnivore and vegan. The study found that, after only eight weeks, the twins eating the vegan diet experienced: increased life expectancy, reduced visceral fat, reduced risk of heart disease, and even a heightened sexual drive. 

Available on Netflix.