Support The Vegan Option

Help me make more, better, programmes – and keep the website up.

The Vegan Option, especially the series “Vegetarianism: The Story So Far”, is supported financially and practically by listeners and readers like you.

One of the most important practical things is simply spreading the word. I’m sure there are lots of people who’d love to hear topics like vegetarian history, science fiction, and cheese covered with great guests and broadcast-standard production values. So every share, retweet, repost, like, review, and mention in your blog helps.

I’ve spent many months on this show, and if you’d like to help out with your time and skills, I shared some ways you can do that, and I’ll be really grateful.

But of course, at the end of the day, expenses costs money, particularly when “Vegetarianism: The Story So Far” goes to where the story happened and pays voice actors. The Kickstarter was for ten 15 minute episodes – in expanding that to 15 half hour episodes, I’ve stretched the funding to the limit, and eaten into the reserve for keeping the website up.

As of May 2017, some of my equipment (field headphones and external sound card) is on the blink too, and needs replacing.

If you’d like to help financially, as well as a personal thank you email, I will be very happy to extend, where possible, rewards from the Kickstarter for Vegetarianism: The Story So Far. These include Postcards (£15+), Stickers and Hangout VIP Invites (£30+), and the whole series on a USB thumb drive (£50+). See the full list at the Kickstarter page. (Some are no longer apt – I can’t send you an invite to the launch unless you have a time machine, and if you do, there are a few interviews I might ask for your help with. When I’ve sent all the physical rewards, I’ll revise this paragraph.)

Your contributions go to a dedicated bank account that is only used for chargeable expenses for The Vegan Option (including Vegetarianism: The Story So Far). This is the furthest possible separation short of a costly separate legal entity. Thus The Vegan Option is legally my trading name.

You can also help by ordering some of these fascinating vegetarian history books (it’s an Amazon affiliate page, which means I get a cut).


Contributions will be converted to pounds sterling by the payment processor.