About the show
A fifteen part monthly radio history of vegetarianism by Ian McDonald, who starts right at the beginning and tracks the story of the ideas that inspired vegetarians around the world up to the present day. This month: 'The End and the Beginning'. In the final episode of this 15-part radio history of vegetarianism, Ian asks how, in just 70 years, vegetarianism has gone from fringe to mainstream - and veganism has gone from unknown to hipster. He talks to historians, experts, India's vegan cabinet minister, a vegetarian wholefood shop that started in 1970, and a Londoner who grew up vegan in the 1950s.