Kevin Smith and daughter just launched ‘Vegan Abattoir’ podcast to bust myths about veganism – Totally Vegan Buzz
Kevin Smith and daughter just launched 'Vegan Abattoir' podcast to bust myths about veganism
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The dad and daughter have joined forces to provide ‘plant-based answers to the Vegan-curious questions they get from a meat-eating and dairy-drinking audience’

Famed Clerks director Kevin Smith and his daughter, vegan actress Harley Quinn Smith have collaborated on a new podcast series called the Vegan Abattoir.

The venture is to “provide plant-based answers to the Vegan-curious questions they get from a meat-eating and dairy-drinking audience.”

 

‘Saved my life’

With an emotional and heartwarming message to his daughter on her 21st birthday, Smith spilled details of their new venture on Instagram, crediting Harley for coming up with the idea.

He wrote: “HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, @harleyquinnsmith! Now that you’re an adult, I can finally tell you that while you’ve been a wonderful daughter, I’ve always thought of you as a friend first.”

“You’re good people, Kiddo, and every day, you gift me with the joy that comes from talking with you, or laughing together, or listening to music while we drive, or sharing a smoke. 

“Speaking of greens, you saved my life when you asked me to go Vegan,” the 49-year-old continued.

“So two and a half years later, when you asked me to co-host a plant-based podcast with you, you may have also mended my cholesterol-busted heart!”

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HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, @harleyquinnsmith! Now that you’re an adult, I can finally tell you that while you’ve been a wonderful daughter, I’ve always thought of you as a friend first. I still remember the moment you were born, when I got to see your squishy l’il face for the first time. Those alien eyes which saw straight through me that day in 1999 (as brown as my own) made me always wanna give you lots to look forward to in this world – and maybe even someone to look up to as well. Being your Dad was a million to one shot (like literally: you once lived in my balls), but being your friend and fan has always been a no-brainer. You’re good people, Kiddo, and ever day, you gift me with the joy that comes from talking with you, or laughing together, or listening to music while we drive, or sharing a smoke. Speaking of greens, you saved my life when you asked me to go Vegan. So two and a half years later, when you asked me to co-host a plant-based podcast with you, you may have also mended my cholesterol-busted heart! As a guy who has been recording podcasts since 2007 when you were just 8 years old, I’m glad I lived long enough to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes (podcasting) with one of my favorite people in the world (you)! So if anyone out there is looking to get Harley something for her 21st birthday, may I suggest simply subscribing to our brand new podcast, VEGAN ABATTOIR! It sounds metal as Hell, but the Kid and I intend to slaughter misinformation and butcher bullshit about bein’ Vegan in the least triggering, non-preachy way: by having the audience ask us questions about going green that we, in turn, can ask smarter people than us to answer! Join me and the Birthday Girl in the Vegan Abattoir by clicking the link in my bio above! Happy Birthday, Harley! I love you and everything you stand for! #KevinSmith #HarleyQuinnSmith #VeganAbattoir #vegan #podcast #birthday #birthdaygirl #prouddad (Vegan Abattoir art by @thedarknatereturns!)

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Podcast co-hosts

“I’m glad I lived long enough to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes (podcasting) with one of my favorite people in the world (you),” Smith shared.

“So if anyone out there is looking to get Harley something for her 21st birthday, may I suggest simply subscribing to our brand new podcast, VEGAN ABATTOIR!”

 He added: “It sounds metal as Hell, but the Kid and I intend to slaughter misinformation and butcher bullshit about bein’ Vegan in the least triggering, non-preachy way: by having the audience ask us questions about going green that we, in turn, can ask smarter people than us to answer!

“Happy Birthday, Harley! I love you and everything you stand for!”

Going vegan

Smith’s introduction to a plant-based lifestyle happened in 2018 after he suffered a massive “widowmaker” heart attack and had to lose 51 pounds to get his health back on track.

It was Harley, who helped Smith transition to a plant-based lifestyle.

“Once he had his heart attack, I made him go vegan,” she told People during an interview at the time.

“Going vegan isn’t hard, but it’s definitely something you have to get used to, being super aware,” she added.

 “I’ve helped him through it, I’ve held his hand. It’s much easier to go through it when you have somebody.”

Vegan Abattoir response

The first podcast aired on 26 June has already won rave reviews from fans.

“Can’t wait for more! My husband & I often say we should go plant based, you both just may convert us. Excited to follow this pod & learn more,” read one comment.

“The best. I love this podcast. Kevin and Harley discuss the topic of veganism in real and informative way,” wrote a follower.

“Adorable, informative, AND funny! “Who could ask for anything more?” Easily 5 stars! Can’t wait to hear the next one! (WARNING: might make you rethink the food industry in general),” added another.

You can listen to the series here.

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