'This car doubles as an iron lung' - Eating vegan food with author Ashlee Piper (Give a S*it) by Yak Channel Podcast Network published on 2018-10-02T04:24:45Z Car Con Carne, presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston, heads to the Ravenswood area to meet up with author/vegan/sustainability expert Ashlee Piper (Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.) Given Ashlee's background, it made sense to meet at Urban Vegan (1601-1603 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Discussed on the show this week: My first guest for a new sponsor has a book with profanity right in the title. Did I mess up when I went grocery shopping? Did I do the right thing by going to a farmers market? Preparing for Ashlee made me paranoid about everything. Ashlee isn't perfect: "I am a fallible, flawed human being." Ashlee brought her own containers for carry-out from Urban Vegan. We recorded the show in the handsome and badass Mazda CX-9, courtesy of the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston. New word alert! Ashlee breaks in two for the podcast! Vegenaise is the "Lord's sauce." Mission #1: DON'T SPILL IN THE AUTOBARN CAR. I'm a saucy sandwich! I eat my meal from Ashlee's family silver. Eating meat is super hard on the environment. Ashlee's Buzzfeed quiz: "Which ethical vegan are you?" We make about 4.1 pounds individually every single day. "That can't be right." I don't like farm shares. When CSAs go bad: "BEETS COMING OUT OF YOUR ASS" Recycling tips What good can one person realistically do? "We live in some trying political times." "I haven't even noticed." I'm an asshole for using a straw. Ashlee on the Mazda CX-9: "This car is legit." Tales of a branded Mazda 3, and the family conflict it created. The Ravinia crowd: "Those people don't get me." I refuse to double dip. I stay parked with semi-famous local people. It only took Ashlee three weeks to write "Give a Shit."