The Plant Paradigm

The Plant Paradigm

It's time to have a conversation about how we can create a sustainable future by tackling climate change, eating a plant-based diet, living as eco-friendly as possible, and being the happiest, healthiest and best version of ourselves. On this show, your host Tom Simak will interview leaders in a whole host of different fields so that we can all learn how to create a sustainable and wholesome life.

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August 8, 2022 69 min

"When we protect the environment, we need to do it in a way that protects economic growth as well, because this brings huge social and economical benefits."

Today’s conversation is with Professor Pericles Pilidis. Pericles completed his doctorate in Gas Turbine Engineering at Glasgow University for many years he was the director of the Thermal Power Masters course and Head of the Gas Turbine Engineering Group at Cranfield Un...

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Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington.

This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between.

Video version: https://youtu.be/F558_K180KQ

The key topics in today's episode:
01:45 - Travelling Asia highlights
04:00 - Eating vegan in Thailand
06:30 - Meeting villagers
16:30 - The dark ...

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"When you look at the vast majority of disposal and production sites of plastic, they're in communities that have been long underserved. There's a pattern here and there's a reason."

Today we’re talking to Erica Cirino, a science writer, author, artist and communications manager of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Erica’s work focuses a lot around plastic crisis and how it’s affecting us and the whole world arou...

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"If there is a forest standing, it's because there are people there standing with the forest."

Today’s conversation is with Paloma Costa, a Brazilian climate activist, lawyer, human rights defender, and one of the seven leaders of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change for the United Nation Secretary-General. Paloma has been speaking out about the insane inaction governments are guilty of through multiple conferences...

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"The more connected you are, the more you're gonna see the need to make some changes in your life. Just remember to make your world a little greener."

Today’s conversation is with Nick Cutsumpas aka farmernick. Nick is what you would call a plantrepreneur; A plant lover of all kinds. Now, even though he is plant based, I’m referring to his love to indoor and outdoor inedible plants. Nick helps people bring all sorts of d...

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Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington.

This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between.

Video version: https://youtu.be/YcPFFivKnog

The key topics in today's episode:
02:30 - Personal updates
06:00 - Fertility on a plant based diet
09:50 - Bad news from the G7 Nations
15:30 - Bann...

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"Yes, be about the animals. Yes, be about other people. Yes, be about the planet. But, don't forget yourself. Extend grace to yourself."

Today’s conversation is with Dominique Side. Dom founded a vegan grocery store, operates a recording studio, media complex, and production facility. She is also an expert in ethical luxury living and helps people transition to a more ethical way of living. We’re going to dive into the w...

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"We have these country divisions, but when you look at Earth from space, there's no such thing, it's just one little, lone beautiful planet that we need to all look after."

Today we are chatting with Ross and Ramona Headifen. A couple based in Port Melbourne who have become local legends by picking up over half a million pieces of rubbish, that’s 2 tonnes of plastic over the course of a few years on the same 55m stre...

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Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington.

This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between.

Video version: https://youtu.be/oRu6j4TCbSA

The key topics in today's episode:
01:30 - The red centre of Australia
04:00 - Labor won the election
08:00 - Having a vegan wedding
9:00 - Big Vegan ...

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"Don't be so hard on yourself, recognise that you're making a difference (by being vegan), and just lead by example."

Today's conversation is with Erin Sharoni. Erin is a prime example of a 21st century jack of all trades. She was a TV host for CBS and NBC for a few years, is currently the chief product officer at FOXO technologies, has a masters in Biology from Harvard medical school where she received the Dean’...

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"If you are investing in fossil fuels now, you are investing in a stranded asset where in 30 years that you will not get your returns from, and it will produce misery for the planet."

Today we are chatting with Vladislav Kaim, one of the UNs Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Vlad is a young economist committed to ensuring green and decent jobs for youth, and his specialty is in international trade and migration with hi...

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Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington.

This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between.

Video version: https://youtu.be/Q_Ou6ClDvmI

The key topics in today's episode:
02:00 - Tasmania
07:00 - Being efficient with minerals
11:00 - Half marathon PB
14:00 - Election in Australia
18:00 ...

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"We tend to overcomplicate things.  Whether it's what we're eating, how much nutrition we're getting, climate change, just keep it really simple and focus on the things you can do, all the things you do have in your life, and all the things that you are. And from that place you will feel more grounded."

Today's conversation is with Carlo Cirillo. Carlo is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, coach, meditation tea...

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"Be fearless. That's one of the biggest things that has given me the opportunity just to be present and take space."

Today's conversation is with Jocelyn Rivas, also known as Jocelyn The Warrior. This conversation is one of triumph and victory. Jocelyn holds the Guinness World Record for Youngest Woman to Run 100 Marathons. She also broke the record for the youngest Latina to run 100 marathons by 4 years. During her ...

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"1 in 3 people that you serve a cow’s milk to you’re making sick. And you’re up-charging for something that’s not going to make them sick."

Today we are chatting to Dotsie Bausch. An exceptional athlete and plant based advocate. She took home a medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games and won eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals and has a world record. She starred in the hugely popular documentary The ...

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"What I recommend animal rights organisations to do is to actually start pushing a little bit harder, especially when it comes to the ministers and the government. to encourage them to push these changes through."

Today's conversation is with Emma Hurst MP. Emma is a vegan, an animal advocate, and your representative for animal rights in NSW Parliament. She is also Deputy Chair of the Legislative Council’s Industry (whic...

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"Anything that's going to hold people back in any way, from eating plant-based, is a road block to progress."

Today we are chatting to Bill Muir, AKA Sergeant Vegan. As the name suggests, Bill is a combat veteran. He’s also a registered nurse and speaker. Bill is someone who has a very unique story, being plant based since 1992 he’s gone through war zones and army training eating exclusively plants. I love Bill's con...

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"I deal with disease everyday. I can tell you right now, we're doing something wrong. And it ain't the people following a whole-food plant based diet."

Today we are chatting to Dr Andrew Little for the second time on this show.  Dr Little, as you’ll get to know is incredibly knowledgable, compassionate and loves an evidence based approach to being plant based and having a sustainable lifestyle. Our first conversation...

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"Be kinder to yourself. That is the number one thing that a lot of people could do to improve their own lives. Start to pay attention to the things you say about yourself."

Today's guest is Dani Taylor. She is a vegan figure competitor and champion, the co-founder of VeganProteins.com and also co-founder of PlantBuilt.com, a nonprofit organisation who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued...

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Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington.

This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between.

Video: https://youtu.be/k14Vy5HFaFI

Today we're talking:
06:30 - COP 26
13:00 - Doomsday Glaciers
18:00 - The Climatarian Diet
28:00 - World’s Oldest Woman was plant predominant
30:45 - Vege...

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