The mission of PLANTSTRONG is to further the advancement of all things within the plant-based movement;

We advocate for the scientifically proven benefits of plant-based living and envision a world that universally understands, promotes, and prescribes plants as the solution to empowering your health, enhancing your performance, and restoring the environment.

We welcome and support you wherever you are on your PLANTSTRONG journey and we hope you enjoy the show.

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Recent Reviews
  • Tricia Grey
    Wonderful podcast!
    I had the pleasure of meeting Rip at an immersion event this year. I love this podcast because it keeps me inspired and I always learn so much. The enthusiasm Rip brings to plant based eating is so contagious! He makes veganism cool!
  • audliz
    Informative and Helpful
    This podcast keeps me on track to stay healthy. I met Rip in 2011, did the 28 day challenge, dropped my cholesterol by 50 and haven’t looked back! I love all the different guests and learning about new cooking techniques and different ways to stay plant strong. Shane’s tofu scramble is the best one I’ve tried! Thank you for the inspiration!
  • Michele from Gyre Bodyworks
    Awesome Podcast
    Over the past few months, I have listened to every episode of your podcast, a few I listened to twice. The guests were all great and Rip is a wonderful host. I have been vegan for 17 years, but have really been embracing a more whole food way eating over the past couple of years. I have bought many of the books from the guests and have some on my wish list. I have read yours and your father’s book, as well as many other icons over the years. I have enjoyed many of the Plant Strong products ( using your pizza crust and sauce tonight for dinner) and have learned of some new products. My favorite is the Nutramilk, which my husband just got me for my birthday and I absolutely love it. I hope to someday make it to one of the Plant Strong retreats. I have worked in the Health and Wellness industry my entire career, but recently became a Certified Health Coach and also received my Plant Based Nutrition Certificate from ecornell. I hope I can inspire a few folks just as you and many of your guests have. Thank you so much for being here and I look forward to more podcasts.
  • montanatrucker
    I’m not a pineapple
    By far one of my most favorite podcasts! But would you please stop calling me a pineapple or a papaya? And have you noticed that your sign off at the end of the podcast makes most of your guests squirm in their seats? Other than my small quirks, keep up the great work!
  • VFDirector
    I’ve listened to EVERY episode and absolutely love everything I’ve learned here! My plant based journey began in January 2020, just before the pandemic, and while many people gained weight the past two years….going plant based helped me LOSE 50 pounds! I had been a pescatarian for the past 30 years and giving up dairy and fish and processed junk food really helped me shed the pounds. Thank you Rip for everything you do to promote this healthy way of eating! I’ve gotten off my statins and my reflux meds and my doc lowered the dosage of my thyroid meds. Listening to this podcast has turned me onto so many other great podcasts. What an amazing journey - Thanks!
  • DHCooks
    The best plant-based podcast I’ve found so far
    The only thing that would make this podcast better is if you put the newest episodes on top so I don’t have to scroll around to find the newest episodes. I’m the owner of a business called VegeCooking that teaches, not just about plant-based cooking and lifestyle, but about positive mindset and joy. I’m constantly listening to podcasts centered on food and nutrition to enhance my knowledge of the benefits of this lifestyle to share with my students and clients. I love Rip’s passion and open and honest dialog with interviewees. He has a genuine interest in learning more about people’s perspectives on this lifestyle and how we can grow this movement faster - together. There’s a LOT of talk about the science in simple and easy to understand terms. This podcast is like a book I can’t put down.
  • Deeeev
    Great Podcast
    I’ve been binging this podcast the last couple weeks. I like it a lot. I like Rip and his family. I don’t think any of his episodes are bad, but I’m not always a fan of his guests. However, I don’t think any of his guests are bad… I just particularly like the topic of the show. My favorite episodes are the ones with doctors, scientists, cooks, athletes, nutritionists, etc. I’m not really into the motivational stuff, the getting in shape stories, or the addiction stuff. His interviews with his dad are always good.
  • California vegan
    Keeps me on track
    Rip always has interesting guests who give good information on the whys and how’s to live the plant based lifestyle. Highly recommended.
  • Sappyrunner
    Not Pretentious- Solid and Personable
    Unlike some in the vegan or plant-based space, Rip is down-to-earth and so approachable, especially in his desire to make Plantstrong a simple choice. You don’t need to be fancy to be healthy and that resonates.
  • It failed.
    I love information about healthy eating. But this podcast tends to perpetuate the myth that any condition can be cured by diet. We all know that heart disease diabetes and hypertension are diet related. That does not mean that everything is related to diet.
  • J Louise H
    Hey Rip! Your Plantstrong podcast is my new favorite! You (and your family) have such a way about you. There’s so much love and compassion and ease when it comes to the relationship between you guys AND all of your relationships with food! I was vegan from 2016- 2018 (had a super healthy vegan pregnancy and birth in that time) and I am finding my way back. I stopped due to feeling unincluded so much. Hearing your firemen friends story about his journey and that he’s also alone within his fire house and even his family, makes me feel like I’m not alone and that I CAN do this. And I’m going back to how I love to eat, I can inspire others as I did before. Even when I did go back to not vegan (only ate chicken and eggs) I would barely eat all of my chicken or just a little egg because I really didn’t enjoy it. Plus, I feel so bad for the animals suffered lives. Anyway, thank you for the work you do and presenting this podcast in the lovely way you do!
  • KathyRedden
    Every Episode is Inspiring
    I am vegan and a lifelong exercise/health nut, but Rip’s podcast and his words constantly find a way to inspire me every single time. Thank you Rip for helping so many people every day.
  • iamthelab
    One of the best
    PLANTSTRONG rocks and this podcast is a must-listen for those of us who are making the transition to a plant-strong life or who need the kick to keep on going. I want to be Rip when I grow up!
  • Driver in Chino
    Enjoyable everyone!
    Thanks so much for all your podcast brings to my life. The guests are always interesting and their life lessons are impactful. You, Plantstrong, your father’s book, your mom and sister’s YouTube channel (simply hilarious), all bring different things, joyous things to my life and I appreciate all that you do! I hope to attend one of your retreats in the future. Keep up the great work!
  • Nissarea
    Best Podcast!!
    I have truly enjoyed this podcast! So much great information!
  • vmerih
    Grateful for this podcast!
    This podcast made me lose 21 pounds, treated my blood pressure, neck pain, back pain, GERD, decreased my heart disease and cancer risk, kept me motivated to exercise, kept me on track for my whole food plant based diet. Now I don’t take a ton of medicine. This podcast informed me that there is a specialty called: Lifestyle Medicine.
  • waldogg
    Hands in pocket
    I really like the podcast. Most of the guest are really good with lots of information. My issue is the constant push to get your money. Hey you ever think that maybe we want to get healthy and live better lives but are on a budget and can’t line your pockets?
  • Movie Nutbag
    Aspiring WFPB Human
    I swear I listened to all the episodes while working from home and now that I returned to the office I’m so excited when a new episode is released and I can listen to it on my commute! It’s my favorite inspirational whole food plant-based podcast! I’m not completely there yet but it helps to keep me on track and my frame of mind in the right place. Highly recommended!
  • Carioca Babe
    Great Choices on who to Interview!
    Thank you. Very useful info and well researched. Plant Strong Diet will save you from Diabetes and your Dr will say you are crazy. Do it! Diabetes is NOT just the sugar it’s combo of that and FAT. Diabetes is curable and soon there will be so many of us that others will listen and go Vegan or die the horrible slow death of diabetes. Thank you for not giving up on spreading the good news. Grateful to all Plant Based Drs and advocates. You saved my life.♥️
  • eKimmyP
    Love this podcast
    UPDATE: I’m really enjoying the Snackables episodes. Jessica is wonderful and I love the special topics you two dig into. Keep them coming! I became Plant Strong 5 months ago and this has become my favorite podcast! Every episode is interesting and encouraging. I learn something new every time. Looking forward to the next one!
  • AustinTXUSA18
    Plant Strong Athlete
    E2 life changing!! No more dieting, a miracle. Weight loss the same effortlessly. So much energy. These Podcasts continue to inspire year after year, week after week, day by day. THANKS
  • Ashley Dyan
    Great Show
    I love your show but I would like to say…this latest episode you mentioned that there are terrible things going on in the world right now. Delta & Ida. No mention of Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Geez. Covid is not the only important issue. I would expect more of a First Responder.
  • MilwaukeeStrong
    Empowering dose of hope
    I listen to the Plant Strong Podcast on morning runs on the trail near my home. Rip and Jess provide me with positivity, humor, and empowering ideas to move forward with my day, full of joy and integrity. In world that seems full of bad news right now, this podcast is a big ole dose of hope.
  • tbyjr
    Fix the feed!
    Great content; hard to find updates in the feed without scrolling. Most recent episode at the top of the list, please!
  • @MichaelUnbroken
    A Must Listen🌱🌱
    I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken
  • Rain 2 Va
    Bonus Episode
    I listen to the podcast every morning and I share it with my friends! I’m loving all the information! I have one thought I wanted to share. In the bonus episode about making yourself heart attack proof, Ann repeatedly bashes Beyond Meat. While I understand that they work with heart disease patients and the oils/fats are of course to be avoided, it doesn’t allow for the possibility that someone making that transition who isn’t in an urgent state to have an occasional replacement item. This occasional replacement product may be what keeps them on the path. She makes no mention of Impossible Burgers which is soy and gmo. I think I was surprised Ann would bash them so repeatedly and you had the CEO on your show. I was impressed with his overall mission towards meeting people where they are at to create change. I admire the passion and urgency in which your parents deliver their message and it’s needed in order to save lives. I couldn’t help but feel that some, who may be on the fence or are trying to make positive change, may have felt shamed. Thank you for the meaningful work you are doing.
  • guitar lady
    Go plant based
    Thank you for supporting all of us on our plant based journey . When feeling weak and into temptation of eating candy & drinking Alcohol u have helped me . I haven’t eaten meat for 30 years but I loved junk food . This is helping more than u know .love the plant based life style .
  • Lisa 0623
    I always find inspiration from this podcast for living a plant based lifestyle.
  • ValsterV
    Excellent Podcast and Presenter. Rip Rocks!
    Rip Esselstyn is the real deal. He is such a positive voice spreading the word about the difference a Plant Based diet can make in your life! You can tell that this matters to him and he wants you to live a long and healthy life. Love the Esselstyn family!
  • HarryPotterGuy
    Can’t Get Enough
    Great nutritional information and such a positive, supportive vibe. Love it!
  • raincitymarc
    Great podcast!!
    Thank You for such a GREAT podcast!
  • leahsname
    Keeps you n giving
    Every time I listen to one of Rip’s podcasts I feel empowered. That whole family is such a gift to the plant based world. I feel like it’s Christmas morning each time I open a podcast-there are so many knowledge gifts in each one. I love how Rip ends each podcast thanking his parents who really are among the few pioneers who have selflessly shared their knowledge and unbridled enthusiasm for the plant string life! Thanks for the actionable information that each podcast serves up…keen ‘em coming please!
  • Gossiping and with
    I love listening to Rip Esselstyn and his PlantStrong podcast! I’ve learned so much about nutrition. Thank you for educating us and helping us become the best we can be.
  • LRFitnessTN
    Wealth of Information!!
    I am super new to eating plant based and while at first I thought it was going to be impossible, listening to Rip’s podcast gives me the information and motivation to make it happen. What I love about Rip is that he has the knowledge of his father, but helps to break it down in manageable bites for us non scientific types!🤣 I continue to learn so much from him and his guests. Keep it up Rip! There are still so many that are clueless about plant based eating and it’s wonderful benefits and need to hear this life changing message!
  • Linda lifts
    Love it
    This is such a fun podcast so positive. I enjoy the happy atmosphere. Thank you Rip for sharing your talents with us.
  • Rockydogz
    Completely Scientific Based
    I have listened to every podcast and the incredible fact that every aspect is scientifically based is overwhelming. Rip lives the movement and seeks out the top authorities to openly share their wisdom and verifiable data. Great sense of humor and a delight to listen to.
  • Kbeck1
    My favorite podcast
    I listen to this podcast while biking. I love it and look forward to getting exercise while learning something each and every time. Love it and can’t wait for more.
  • jacksgram
    Dr Brian Asbill
    So great!
  • tej2800
    This is excellent!
    I was nervous about checking this out. It’s hard giving up old habits and some can over sell their beliefs. I decided to check this out and it’s been a “healthy” treat!
  • Cherazzy
    Incredibly helpful!
    This podcast has helped me so much as I transition to a whole food plant-based diet and lifestyle. The episodes are always inspirational and keep me going, especially at times when it would be easy to fall back into old habits. Thank you for your generosity to share this information with the world!! It makes such a difference to me!!
  • Arlie K
    Empowering 💪
    The Plantstrong ethos is so refreshing! I love the joyful approach to plant-based living that Rip embodies, and the incredible tools he gives listeners to meet their goals. An amazing listen!
  • IngMod
    So Helpful! Must Listen!
    This podcast is such a positive, uplifting way to be informed about plant-based living and how to make the change to a healthier diet. Recently, I have been binging episodes. I can’t get enough! Thanks to Rip and the Esselstyn family for enriching and improving my life.
  • vees mom
    Supportive Podcast
    As a vegetarian for over 20 years and vegan for last 5 years, I find this podcast one of the most upbeat, encouraging healthy podcasts available. Rip does not preach but lays out the facts in a doable way. His tips and reminders are helpful and help us plant-based citizens stay on our healthy track. I love his books and enjoy listening to others he interviews. This episode is definitely one of my favorites.
  • emfrancis_
    Favorite plant based podcast
    I love this podcast. It’s my go to when I want to learn more about how to take care of my body. I think everyone should listen to this podcast!!! Thank you Rip for bringing such amazing content to anyone who wants to hear it!
  • msfairchild
    Need more women view point
    I think there’s a lot of great info in this podcast. But it feels like every episode is just another male perspective that is black and white and doesn’t touch on or incorporate the issues important to women that might make it difficult for women to adopt this lifestyle. Also, there isn’t enough discussion on how to eat this way while dealing with emotional issues surrounding food.
  • Kinmaine
    Thank you!
    Rip, thank you so much for sharing so many inspiring and informative people with the world. And thank you for sharing yourself. As a plant strong triathlete, I feel like I can really relate to you and your story. I learn so much from every episode.
  • marikmac
    Love the podcast but wish it was more often!
  • OghamArt
    A Fine Balance
    I have been binging this podcast on my daily walks. I just started season 2. I enjoyed season 1 very much. It was a fine balance of Joe’s personal journey, supported by interviews with interesting guests. Rip does an excellent job of asking the right questions to keep it interesting and educational. I’m looking forward to getting caught up.
  • Luvee peachy
    Season 3 episode 1 Dr. Klaper
    So excited for this season . This is my favorite podcast! Love this first episode. I too like Dr Klaper saw Halley’s Comet in Fl ,when I was just 13:) my family and our neighbors all laid on our backs in the driveway sharing binoculars! Truely amazing! Can’t wait for more episodes! Your the best:)
  • BookishHiker
    Great content
    Rip gets good guests and is a great interviewer. I always get at least one new piece of interesting information.
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