Introducing HRN's Newest Shows
Everything is Better in Barryville is a revolution, an adventure into the changing character of rural America, where long-time locals look with suspicion at city folk planting their flags in the country to re-start their lives, and get “back to the garden.”
Part Twin Peaks, part Footloose, and part Green Acres for the modern world, Everything is Better in Barryville is the last hope for a town divided, where the backroads are dotted with Trump signs, even as gay bikers roll through town during the steamy high season of the summer months.
Whether you want to be in front of the camera, behind the camera, or just entertained- each episode of The Culinary Call Sheet lifts the apron to reveal the adventurous and often unexpected secrets to how the sausage (aka a food show) gets made. In conversation with a variety of epicurean icons, culinary production veterans, April Jones and Darin Bresnitz, give an insider's view into personal stories from the field and provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into some of the most popular food programming and current trends happening in today's evolving culinary media landscape.
Dyed Green is a podcast about food and culture in Ireland. Hosted by Kate McCabe and Max Sussman, co-founders of the ecotourism company Bog & Thunder, each episode features dynamic conversations with chefs, farmers, scholars, and more - exploring Ireland’s rich culinary history, its dynamic creative culture, and challenging outdated stereotypes. It’s not just Guinness and potatoes (although there will be plenty of that too!) Join Kate and Max on a culinary journey to the country you won’t believe you’ve been missing: Ireland.
No Farms No Future gets to the heart of America’s food system. Each episode will illuminate a pressing issue faced by farmers and ranchers: How can we protect farmland against threats like development? How can we promote equitable access to farmland, especially for BIPOC, queer, and female farmers? And why is farmland a solution to the climate crisis, but only if we get farming right? Hear from farmers and ranchers as they make the tough decisions that will shape their future—and ours.
Gastronomica is where the academic field of food studies meets a public appetite for gastronomy and the culinary arts. Tune in to hear interviews with authors whose articles or books have recently been featured in the journal (published by University of California Press since 2001), as we showcase diverse voices in the food world, tackle complex questions about cooking, cuisine, culinary traditions, food justice and equity. Each episode is hosted by a member of the journal’s Editorial Collective, representing food scholars, perspectives, and disciplines from around the world.
SHIFTWork by RWCF shares stories from the heart of the restaurant industry. It’s time to transform hospitality. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF) raised over $7 million to support an industry in crisis. Today, RWCF continues to push restaurants towards a more equitable and sustainable future. RWCF’s Executive Director Kiki Louya introduces us to the workers and organizations leading this transformation. They discuss mental health, fair pay, racial justice, and how hospitality can change for the better.
Spill & Dish: A Specialty Food Association Podcast asks: What makes a specialty food special? At the Specialty Food Association, we like to say that every member has a story. Spill & Dish brings you the stories of the entrepreneurs, makers, and sellers who are shaping the future of food. Listen and discover the inspiration, recipe, craft, culture, ingredients, and production methods that make a true specialty food and get a deeper understanding of the people and motivation behind the products—beyond what you’ll read on a label. If you have a recipe you’ve thought about bringing to market or a brand you are launching, if you are a buyer in the trade, or simply a food lover, this podcast is for you.
My Family Recipe shares cherished heirloom recipes, and the stories behind them, from voices across the world of food. From the Food52 Podcast Network and Heritage Radio Network, My Family Recipe invites you to explore experiences of loss and remembering accompanied by homemade baked ziti, to chronicles of comfort and celebration paired with the perfect chocolate cake. Enjoy interviews with writers and chefs, parents and children about what is passed down along with the foods we know and love.
Pizza Quest is certainly about pizza, but it’s so much more! It’s an engaging celebration of artisanship in all its shapes and forms. Award winning author Peter Reinhart interviews many of the greatest pizza makers in the world, as well as growers, cheese makers, millers, and food producers of all kinds who all who have one thing in common: an unquenchable drive to experience and express the highest level of excellence in their work, and to share it with their friends, family, and customers. Peter explores the varying journeys that led them to achieve prominence in their fields, and also offers listeners demonstrations of their craft, whether making their signature pizzas, or taking us on an in-depth tasting tour of their olive oil, tomatoes, cheeses, and toppings. As Peter is fond of saying, “It’s more about the quest than the pizza, and the quest never ends.”
Fields brings you the stories of people who are working in urban agriculture—for money, for fun, to feed the hungry, and for entirely other reasons. In each episode, hosts Melissa Metrick and Wythe Marschall delve into different foods grown in cities. Moreover, we investigate the whys behind getting up in the morning and working as a farmer in the shadow of skyscrapers. You don’t need to be a farmer to enjoy this podcast, or even a foodie! With their expert guests, Melissa and Wythe break down the realities and possible futures of urban farming to their elements.