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Earthling Ed on How to Argue With a Meat Eater

How we can all become better conversationalists and critical thinkers

As an activist and educator with years of difficult conversations under his belt, Ed Winters (known online as Earthling Ed) has made an art of bringing carnivores and vegans together.

From facing down online critics on his popular YouTube channel to making his case in hostile environments like GB News, Winters has proved to be one of the most informative and compelling voices on veganism today, wracking up millions of views and hundreds of thousands of loyal followers across online platforms.

In May 2024 Earthling Ed came to Intelligence Squared to make the case for veganism and to teach us all how to become better conversationalists and critical thinkers. He was discussing his latest book How to Argue With a Meat Eater (And Win Every Time) with Jenny Kleeman, acclaimed journalist and author of Sex Robots & Vegan Meat. Ed revealed how to tackle every argument against veganism, from the alleged lack of protein to the idea that it’s too expensive to eat a proper vegan diet.

We welcome meat eaters, vegetarians, pescatarians, vegans and all to join the debate, challenge assumptions and get informed on one of the most hotly contested issues of today.



Ed Winters

Activist, author and internet celebrity

Ed Winters (known online as Earthling Ed) is an activist, bestselling author and vegan educator from the UK, widely known for his viral online content. He is a prolific public speaker who has been invited to schools, universities and businesses across the world. Winters has given two TEDx talks that have amassed over 2.4 million views online. His viral university speech, ‘You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again”, has generated over 35 million views online.

Jenny Kleeman

Award winning journalist, broadcaster and documentary film-maker

Journalist, author and broadcaster. She has reported for Channel 4's foreign affairs series Unreported World and BBC One's Panorama, and was a launch presenter on Times Radio. She is the author of books including Sex Robots and Vegan Meat and The Price of Life: In Search of What We're Worth and Who Decides.