The Show

Curiously Veg Radio sprouted up through an effort to reach plant-based and plant-curious minds alike. Our topics range from discussing scientific studies, tasty plant-based recipes, hot news topics, geeky humor, and informative interviews.

The podcast encompasses serious information, personal experience, and creative dialog. Hope and Dave have known each other for over a decade and bring to the mixing board their unique journeys into a plant-based lifestyle. Hope’s extensive research and credentials from eCornell, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and ACE give her a vast library of knowledge and expertise in the fields of health, nutrition, and fitness. Dave adds a flare of personal experience, research, and a devil-may-care attitude. This unique combination will, no doubt, leave you wanting more!

Curiously Veg Radio is the introductory beacon for Curiously Veg is a movement which will open a dialog between vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, and non-plant based people alike in an effort to help educate and open the hearts and minds of others to the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle with their personal health, the lives of animals, and the well-being of the planet. We welcome everyone to join this movement by speaking openly, calmly, and respectfully in making the world a healthier and more compassionate place.

Welcome to the show!


Hope Hughes

The “Vegan Renegade” is a kick-ass plant-based health educator and writer that delivers her message through snark, humor, and plenty of fandom references. She spends her day with her nose in a book, practicing public speaking in front of her cats (they’re tough critics), creating social media content, pimping her husband’s incredible art, eating awesome vegan food, and exercising da body.

Hope is an accomplished expert in the art of RVF (Resting Vegan Face) when confronted with riveting questions such as the tried and true “Where do get your protein?”, “How do you live without bacon?”, “What do you eat?” and answering said questions in such a manner which strikes fear in the heart of meat trolls.

Hope is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and holds a Bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University.

David Powell

“The Geek” has been designing and developing websites for over 10 years. Along with living in the fandoms of Doctor Who, Batman, Legos, and more he also uses his experience and knowledge in health, exercise, and a plant-based lifestyle. Though David enjoys the glow of a computer screen and spending plenty of time at his desk, he talks to fellow geeks about getting out, moving, eating right, and breaking the stereotype.

After getting to a weight of around 300 lbs and watching his father undergo a triple bypass and other ailments he decided to change his diet and began exercising regularly. After hours of study and research, David adopted a plant-based diet cutting his weight nearly in half. Today, David can be found (aside from building great websites) in the kitchen whipping up some splendid vegan dishes, lifting iron, sparing with a bag or an unsuspecting victim, and talking to you on CVR.