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Favorite food podcasts?

amkirkland Dec 4, 2006 04:40 PM

I get a few food podcasts (which, oddly, I listen to while jogging... sort of a yin yang thing), but am looking for some other good ones. I really like KCRW's and The Splendid Table and would like to find something as informative as these. I also really enjoy NPR food, some of the Culinary Podcast Network shows and the Hidden Kitchens series. Anyone know of some gems I should add?

  1. heathermb Dec 4, 2006 05:20 PM

    I too listen to podcasts while jogging - and NPR food is among them. I look forward to seeing what others suggest.

    Bon Appetit and Gourmet both have podcasts but I haven't tried them myself yet.

    On a non-food note I've found NPR's Wait,Wait Don't Tell me to be a great listen while jogging - as long as you don't mind people looking at you funny when you bust out laughing!

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      Procrastibaker Dec 4, 2006 09:50 PM

      I was really disappointed by the Gourmet podcasts-- not substantive. I'll have to try the ones your recommend. There was also a hilarious Times Talks session (nytimes.com) with Rachel Ray and a couple of other FN stars (not a big Ray fan, but it was still interesting). Also not food-related, but my favorite show to listen to on Podcast is This American Life (the approx. 15 min. "acts" are great for workouts).

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        amkirkland Dec 5, 2006 12:05 AM

        I didn't realize this american life has a podcast, thanks for sharing that.

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          prunefeet Dec 15, 2006 08:42 PM

          I LOVE This American Life. Haven't heard it in years. I'll have to check this out.

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        Susan627 Dec 4, 2006 11:53 PM

        I enjoy listening to "The Restaurant Guys", who, although based in NJ have a non-local appeal too. (I'm not in their area) They very often have interviews with famous chefs, wine people, and people in the know regarding current food trends, etc.. It is also just interesting to learn about the restaurant industry but their podcast is in no way limited to that. You can get it on iTunes. I also like the above mentioned podcasts. If you're into wine, "The Cellar Rat" is kind of interesting, too. He's in Healdsburg, CA and if you listen from the start, was just a novice who quit his job in the midwest and went to work in a vineyard.

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          kaitak98 Dec 5, 2006 12:04 AM

          I usually enjoy The Restaurant Guys from WCTC in New Jersey. It is a repackaging of their daily talk show. The have a lot of interesting guests from the biz.


          I'll second the vote for Good Food from KCRW but listening to the Market Report segment makes me green with envy.

          Off the Broiler from one of the founders of eGullet can be good to but it only comes out occasionally and the sound quality can leave a lot to be desired.


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            Susan627 Dec 5, 2006 11:50 PM

            That's funny you said that about the Market Report on Good Food. I usually fast-forward over it, then I get real curious to see what wonderful produce they're talking about, so have to sneak a listen. Painful for those on the east coast in the winter!

          2. larochelle Dec 5, 2006 07:47 PM

            Eat Feed is awesome -- "The food podcast network that takes you back in time, across the country, around the world, and back to your own table."

            I've been listening to it since it first began (It got Podcast of the Year in 2005)


            And you can use the Culinary Podcast Network to find more tasty podcasts...http://www.gildedfork.com/culinarypod...

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              HillJ Dec 6, 2006 05:07 PM


              A little bit video..and little big podcast with food, fun and all things green as the shows focus.

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                freshtopia Dec 7, 2006 07:48 AM

                Thanks for the mention HillJ,
                the link is www.freshtopia.net

                Glad you like it!

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                  HillJ Dec 7, 2006 11:55 AM

                  It's so much fun to watch/listen! Keep on!

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                  ciaogina Dec 7, 2006 01:27 PM

                  This is a recurring thread on this board but FWIW, my must listens are Good Food (Evan rocks!); Eat Feed (Anne Bramley); NPR Food and about 3 weeks ago Splendid Table became available (not just the Q&A but the entire show. That should feed any chowhound's craving for content for a week!

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                    chops Dec 7, 2006 05:14 PM

                    Off the broiler is a decent podcast from Jason Perlow (founder of eGullet). He interviews various chefs and foodies in the NY/NJ area. He has a website as well.......offthebroiler.wordpress.com

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                      kaitak98 Dec 8, 2006 08:58 PM

                      I enjoy Off The Broiler too.... I just wish Jason would work on the production values of the show. It sounds like the conversation is going on in a subterranean bathroom. Hsiao-Ching Chou does a good job in a similar setting with her show On Food.

                      Which reminds me.... I also like On Food with Hsiao-Ching Chou. She has conversations with local and national food people, often over a meal. It's kind of like Dinner for Five on IFC but all about the food.


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                        ciaogina Dec 9, 2006 02:41 PM

                        I find On Food to be excellent content but find that it's edited funnily and makes her sound like she's not a good interviewer it just irratated me too much; same as with Grace Ann Walden's SF Chronicle Podcasts. It had low production and listening to people chomp their food was too much!

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                        clm89 Apr 27, 2012 02:28 PM

                        I agree that the Splendid Table is amazing. I also love The Dinner Party, which is part culture commentary, part food podcast. They always have really good guests and stick to a "dinner party" format where the discussion changes based on the stage during the dinner. So "ice-breakers" are news/current events, etc. the recent podcast with Jon Hamm, was deeeeelicious http://bit.ly/IhLonV

                        1. chris2269 Apr 27, 2012 03:18 PM

                          Mike and Tom eat snacks
                          This is the official website for Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, the podcast where your hosts Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh eat, discuss, and rate snacks.
                          just because Michael Ian Black is funny as hell....and they eat snacks

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                            jeanmarieok Apr 30, 2012 08:45 AM

                            Thanks for suggesting this! Looking for it now!

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                              victoria1989 Jul 10, 2012 02:52 PM

                              Hi guys, check out this podcasts from London http://ingoodtasteradio.tumblr.com/

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                            HillJ Jan 28, 2013 07:16 AM


                            another food podcast I'm still making my way thru with a good deal of fun is from the Edible Communities group.

                            I'm head over heels in love with this company which continues to expand and promote such glorious food, wine, travel stories/guides via free magazine, podcast, app skins and national conferences. Our local group here in NJ have a passion for what they do in the edible Jersey mag issue after issue.

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                              2roadsdiverge Jan 28, 2013 10:08 AM

                              If you like comedy -- especially the so-called "alternative comedy movement -- you should check out "Dining with Doug and Karen" on the Nerdist Network (available on iTunes as well)


                              Comedian Doug Benson and TV comedy writer Karen Anderson invite a comedian friend to sit down and enjoy a meal served to them by a Los Angeles chef. During the podcast they discuss comedy, film (Doug Benson also hosts "Doug Loves Movies") and of course food.

                              Guest chefs range from a variety of food truck operators to noted LA chefs such as Ludo Lefebvre and "Masterchef" finalist Becky Reams.

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                                chris2269 Jan 28, 2013 07:41 PM

                                Love the Nerdist but I would also include Mike amd Tom eat snacks.

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                                  2roadsdiverge Jan 30, 2013 12:23 PM

                                  "MATES" is great, but "Dining with Doug and Karen" deals with real food :)

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                                shaebones Jan 28, 2013 11:30 PM

                                I listen to food podcasts all the time. My list;

                                Go Fork yourself (Andrew Zimmern)
                                Salt & Fat
                                Mouth of wonder
                                Mystery meet find dining
                                Nutrition diva quick and dirty tips
                                Americas test kitchen radio
                                Joy the baker
                                Spilled milk
                                The sporkful
                                Cooking issues

                                Happy listening!

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