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About Earth Eats

Earth Eats is a show about food and farming. It’s storytelling, recipes, farm visits, and kitchen sessions. We have conversations with scholars, chefs, growers, and food justice activists. We hear from authors, artists, scientists, poets, and people who love to eat.

Earth Eats brings you food news from our own reporters and our partners at Harvest Public Media, a reporting collective covering agriculture in the American heartland.

From sustainable growing practices to workers' rights in meatpacking plants, from community orchards to fair trade chocolate factories, Earth Eats explores food access, inequities, connections, and critiques. We revel in textures, aromas and flavors, while challenging harmful food systems. We share baking tips, gardening secrets, serious issues, and comfort food.

Earth Eats comes to you from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. We wish to acknowledge the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people on whose ancestral homeland and resources Indiana University was built.

The program is available as a weekly podcast, and all episodes are archived for online listening. We also keep tabs on the latest food headlines on Twitter, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Keep up with Earth Eats from your email inbox by subscribing for free to the Earth Eats Digest.


Earth Eats airs each Saturday at 7:00 am and Sunday at 1:00 pm on WFIU (103.7 FM in south-central Indiana). The podcast is available each Friday evening on our website, and on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Become An Earth Eats Contributor

We’re always looking for new contributors and bloggers and if you’re interested in local food and sustainability, have strong writing ability or previous blogging experience, and would like to become a regular contributor to Earth Eats, we’d love to hear from you!

Drop us a line and tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll get right back to you.

Support Earth Eats

Earth Eats is brought to you in part by the generous support of WFIU listeners and our corporate supporters. Please consider making a small donation to help us keep the lights on, or if you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Questions or Comments?

We love to hear from our listeners. If you have a question, comment, recipe to share or a suggestion for a future program please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what’s on your mind.


Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

Renee Reed is the Earth Eats Newscaster, Assistant Producer and Transcriber Extraordinaire! When she's not helping out with food radio she is busy with her full-time position in the health insurance industry, and she's a devoted activist with Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Unitarian Universalists (BLUU).

Chad Bouchard writes food news stories for Earth Eats. He is a veteran reporter and WFIU alum who has covered wild and wooly beats from Indonesia to Capitol Hill. His radio work has aired on NPR, PRI and Voice of America, and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times and other publications. He has also spent a lifetime gardening, foraging and eating weird stuff.

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