About Heritage Radio Network

Welcome to Heritage Radio Network, the ultimate destination for savvy, entertaining, conversations about what’s going on in the culinary world. We’re an independent, member-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit radio station, broadcasting from two recycled shipping containers behind Roberta’s Pizza, a restaurant at the forefront of Brooklyn’s culinary renaissance. Our 40+ hosts invite the most influential, visionary people – from brewers and bartenders to pastry chefs, policy makers and more – to discuss today’s most vital issues. We cover food policy and agriculture, the restaurant scene, and everything to do with food and drink, as well as introduce you to today’s up-and-coming chefs and share compelling human interest stories, such as how the devastating hurricane Sandy affected food supplies in the New York area.

We believe that a small group of dedicated people can change the world one bite (or sound bite) at a time. Since 2009, we’ve earned a reputation as the best source for thought-provoking talk about food. You can listen to any of our episodes live – or as podcasts on demand – wherever you are, whenever you want, and always for free.

Heritage Radio Network’s goal is to be more than a radio station. We’re growing a community of eaters and thinkers making the world a more delicious place to live. We host events, networking sessions, and insightful panel discussions. Plus, we train high school and higher education students how to get involved and produce their own stories about food through our scholarship and internship programs.

How to Listen

  • Stream us live and check our our archived programming here on our website
  • Download any of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.
  • And follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram too: that’s where we keep our listeners up to date on all our newest, best content.

Our History

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Who are the people behind Heritage Radio Network?

HRN is supported by a group of innovative freelance staff, a team of talented interns, and an incredibly tight-knit and supportive food community in Brooklyn and beyond. The shows themselves are an enormous labor of love for our hosts, a diverse and highly regarded group of professionals. Currently they produce and record their weekly shows, unpaid. As a non-profit media outlet, we seek to give them the platform they deserve to help our listeners explore issues they care about.With a handful of staff and board members, we’re a small but mighty team wearing lots of hats.


Caity Moseman Wadler

Executive Director

Kat Johnson

Communications Director

Jessica Krainchich

Studio Engineer

Hannah Fordin

Program Manager

Jeet Paul

Studio Engineer

Matt Patterson

Head of Audio Production

Amanda Wang

Studio Engineer

Dylan Heuer

Special Projects Coordinator

Daisy Bucanine

Canine Resources

Board Members

Liza Hamm

Board Chair

Julie Shaffer

Board Member

Brandon Hoy

Board Member

Brian Kenny

Board Member

Phil Winser

Board Member

Patrick Martins


Akiko Katayama

Host Representative

Board Member Emeritus

Anthony Butler, MSW

Board Member


Tash Kimmell

Radio & Research Intern

Will Hartman

Radio & Research Intern

Bryce Buyakie

Radio & Research Intern

Emily Kunkel

Radio & Research Intern

Liam Werner

Engineering Intern

Danya AbdelHameid

Radio & Research Intern

Macgill Webb

Radio & Research Intern

Kevin Chang Barnum

Radio & Research Intern

Distinguished Alumni

Jack Inslee

Producer At Large

Erin Fairbanks

Executive Director emerita


The views and opinions expressed in the shows and podcasts contained herein are those of the hosts and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of Heritage Radio Network.

Heritage Radio Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

HRN’s internship program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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