Podcasts: A Fresh Take on Food News

Long gone are the days of waiting for the paper to arrive in order to see what happened in the past 24 hours. We now have access to of-the-minute television shows, online news and so much more that we can quite literally stay informed any second of the day.

One prominent new(ish)media source that doesn’t look to be going away any time soon is the podcast. Typically, podcasts are available as series of episodes, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically and/or downloaded. Podcasts have grown increasingly popular over the past decade, with a growing number of shows dedicated to food and associated industries. (While podcasts are available across a number of platforms, we particularly like the Stitcher mobile app, in which you are able to save podcasts you like and view them all in one playlist.)

Many of the DMAers are long-time listeners of a variety of podcasts, including some of our favorite food-centric offerings below:

Podcasts We Like:

  • The Splendid Table (NPR) – Hosted by Francis Lam, this podcast includes guest interviews with of-the-moment chefs, as well as long-renowned chefs who have laid the landscape for the restaurant industry as it is today. Topics include culinary, culture and how the two intersect in today’s world.
  • Eater Upsell (Eater) – Hosts Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the day, interview important industry figures, and debate and explore topics that run the gamut from serious to light. (A must-listen for any self-proclaimed food world “obsessive!”)
  • Foodcast (Bon Appetit) – Hosted by Adam Rappaport, this podcast features interviews with chefs, writers…and anyone else who has some really cool insight about food.
  • Radio Cherry Bombe (Cherry Bombe) – Hosted by Kerry Diamond, this is a weekly podcast celebrating women in the food industry. The show features lively conversations with bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors, and more.
  • Communal Table (Food & Wine) Communal Table is a forum for amplifying first-person voices in the food industry, with a goal to work long-term with leaders to create more humane and sustainable workplaces.
  • The Sporkful – Hosted by Dan Pashman, this weekly podcast is where Dan uses food to learn more about people. The show is known for thoughtful discussions that include race, culture, and body image—as well as for funny (even absurd, at times) conversations with comics about how they like to eat certain dishes.
    See a podcast missing from our list that we should have included? Leave us a comment below or reach out to us on Twitter @TheCoreBlog and tell us!