Episode 21: John Joseph

From orphanages to Rastafarians, and kidnapping to Hare Krishna this podcast episode talks about it all. Today on Generation V Nimai is joined by John Joseph. John is a musician, author, and triathlete from New York City, most famous for his work as the lead singer of the Cro-Mags in the 1980s. Tune in as he shares his story and his unique approach to spreading the vegan message.

“The biggest success is right across that fear”
— John Joseph


  • 4:00 What John is currently up to
  • 6:45 Living in an abusive household to growing up in foster care
  • 17:05 The harsh reality of doing jail time
  • 21:40 How John met the Rasta that changed his life
  • 26:49 The history of fake meat
  • 32:14 Why John turned vegan
  • 46:06 Johns biggest takeaways from his spiritual walk
  • 55:07 Hitting rock bottom (Running from the cocaine cowboys, playboy parties & kidnapping)
  • 1:15:00 About the book “Meat is for Pussies”
  • 1:20:00 Let’s stop the division amongst vegans
  • 1:30:37 All about the vegan prison transformation documentary “30 to Life”
  • 1:55:30 How to get people to adopt the vegan lifestyle

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