Today, delicious food can be found everywhere including our social media feeds, on TV, and even on the news. For the ultimate foodie, this is the perfect combo of inspiration to be found wherever they look. But what about taking a step in a new direction and diving into some foodie podcasts?
Well, you are in luck! In this article, we have rounded up 21 of the most popular food podcasts out there to insirpire you, to entice your senses, and really get you thinking about all the latest hot topics in the food industry.
The Splendid Table
American Public Media’s The Splendid Table is public radio’s culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Francis Lam leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights. Updated every Friday.
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Every other week, Gastropod brings you food with a side of science and history. Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. They interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food.
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Go Fork Yourself
Chef, author, and host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods,” Andrew Zimmern chats with fellow food fanatic and traveler Molly Mogren. They’ll discuss what is going on in the food world, give their recommendations for travel and talk about whatever else pops into their heads!
Listen here: Go Fork Yourself
The Eater Upsell
The Upsell is Eater’s flagship podcast covering food news, restaurant culture and industry trends. It is hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen and promises “smart talk and shameless gossip with the food world’s most interesting people.” While they are immersed in the food world, the podcast is fun and light-hearted, and they definitely don’t take themselves too seriously.
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Bite is a podcast for people who think hard about their food. Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncover the surprising stories behind what ends up on your plate. We’ll help you digest the food news du jour, explore the politics and science of what you eat and why—and deliver plenty of tasty tidbits along the way.
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Every week on Spilled Milk, writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton start with a food-related topic, from apples to winter squash, and run with it as far as they can go—and, regrettably, sometimes further. They’ve been doing this since 2010 and it’s not getting any more on-topic.
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Bon Appétit Foodcast
The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. The Bon Appétit Foodcast covers it all: the restaurant scene across the country, a peek inside the minds of the world’s best chefs, the cooking techniques you should be trying out at home, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the writers and editors do what they do. The podcast is their moment to relax and chat… and get really opinionated about mac & cheese. And chicken wings. And butter. Episodes air every Wednesday.
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MUNCHIES: The Podcast
On MUNCHIES, they are going to be talking to famous chefs, celebrities, the food-obsessed, food-averse, and everyone in between, asking them questions about current food culture and the culinary world that no one else is. MUNCHIES is VICE’s food website and digital video channel. Launched in 2014 and now spanning 11 countries, MUNCHIES offers groundbreaking content for a young, smart audience, showcasing how food fits into an infinite number of identities, customs, and aspects of culture at large. They exist to tell the stories about food that haven’t yet been told.
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The Sporkful is a Stitcher Production, hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. On the show, they obsess about food to learn more about people. In fact, the Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters.
Listen here: The Sporkful
House of Carbs
Noted food enthusiast Joe House, of the Ringer universe and international eating acclaim, is joined by fine diners, fast foodies, and dilettantes of delivery to devour the latest additions to the food universe’s menu. The backgrounds of guests on House of Carbs will be as varied as the palates of The Donald and Anthony Bourdain, i.e., celebrity chefs, TV and print food media members, restaurant reviewers, and celebrities/athletes with a known interest in food.
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Food intersects with our lives in more ways than we think. Food52’s Burnt Toast Podcast chases those stories to give listeners the perfect pieces of snackable dinner-party fodder—all inside of a commute’s time. In each episode, host Michael Harlan Turkell explores a different aspect of food culture and community, highlighting the often-surprising past informing what we eat every day, and meeting some of the people shaping food’s present and future.
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Vegetarian Zen was created out of a desire to offer a peaceful, non-judgmental place to find information on vegetarianism, veganism, juicing, exercise, motivation and green living. On their website, they feature tips, healthy recipes, product reviews and much more. The podcast gives them the opportunity to relate to their followers on a more personal level and discuss a variety of topics. They welcome input and feedback from their followers regarding issues they would like to address.
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Nom Nom Paleo Podcast
New York Times bestselling authors Michelle Tam and Henry Fong are best known for their fun, practical, and flavor-packed approach to the Paleo lifestyle. As the co-creators of the acclaimed Nom Nom Paleo blog, app, and cookbook, their work has been recognized by the Webby Awards, the Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Awards, and the James Beard Foundation Awards. Each week, Michelle, Henry, and their two young boys also gather around their dining room table to host the Nom Nom Paleo Podcast. In each episode, they go behind the scenes at Nom Nom Paleo and dive into delicious recipes, examine food trends, and discuss their culinary (and non-culinary) adventures. They occasionally interview people and tell dumb jokes, too.
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Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals.
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I’ll Drink to That!
A former sommelier interviews incredibly famous and knowledgeable wine personalities in his tiny apartment. He gets them to talk candidly about their lives and work, and then shares the conversations with you. Erin Scala contributes amazing original segments. Crush Wine & Spirits is the retail partner.
Listen here: I’ll Drink to That!
Why We Eat What We Eat
Most Americans now have more choices when it comes to food than any other group of people in the history of the world. We are so, so lucky to live in a time and place when we get to choose between feasting on fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market… and ordering a meat lover’s pizza delivered right to our door. With such a ridiculous abundance of options, how do we actually decide what’s for dinner? On Why We Eat What We Eat, host Cathy Erway investigates the unseen forces that shape our eating habits. We’ll tackle a kale conspiracy, how to get your kids to quit being so picky, visiting the epicenter of the potluck scene, and more. Brought to you by Blue Apron and Gimlet Creative.
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Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of hungry-girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. A self-proclaimed “mad scientist” in the kitchen, Lisa dishes out healthy recipes (easy & delicious ones!), tips & tricks, supermarket finds, and survival guides for real-world eating situations. She considers herself a “foodologist,” not because she has some kind of fancy degree, but because she is obsessed with food – how wonderful it is, and how much of it she can eat and still fit into her pants. Now, Lisa is taking her taste buds to the airwaves with her BRAND-NEW podcast… Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!
Listen here: Hungry Girl
Female Farmer Project
Female Farmer Project is a podcast series that aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues, and give power to the traditional, cultural, and experience-driven knowledge.
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Radio Cherry Bombe
Radio Cherry Bombe features interviews with the coolest, most creative women in the world of food. Each week, host Kerry Diamond, co-founder and editorial director of the indie magazine Cherry Bombe, talks to the chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors, and others making it happen.
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A Taste of the Past
Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past.
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Food for Thought
Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.
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