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Podcasts

June 14, 2024

 

A drawing in the style of a tarot card with a person and palm production supply, next to a black and white head shot of Max Haiven

Palm oil is everywhere–Max Haiven talks about why that matters

What can one commodity reveal about our food systems, about health, about labor and capitalism and about the environmental costs of so-called cheap food production?

June 7, 2024

 

Beth Hoffman and John Hogeland standing close together in a field with a sunset sky, pasture and small trees behind them.

Beth Hoffman speaks frankly on the financial challenges of farming [replay]

Farm life still manages to attract young people, but they often come to the land with unrealistic expectations.

May 31, 2024

 

Toby Foster with headphones and microphone at an outdoor table looking at Dan Simmons who is gesturing with his hands

Tacotarian’s plant-based tacos aren’t just for vegetarians [replay]

Plant-based tacos are on the menu at Tacotarian in Las Vegas, Nevada

May 24, 2024

 

Diana Mincyte headshot

Food sovereignty in times of transition

Sociologist Diana Mincyte has been studying dairy farming in Lithuania and other post socialist Eastern European states. She says that what happens there can foretell what we will see in other parts of the world.

May 17, 2024

 

Portrait of Katherine Miller laughing

Can chefs shape our food system?

In her new book, Katherine Miller offers guidance for chefs on effecting change in food policy.

May 10, 2024

 

Carey Gillam sitting with a notebook in her lap looking toward Lee Johnson on a bright orange couch. A tape recorder is visible on a coffee table.

Taking on Monsanto: journalist Carey Gillam tells the story of Lee Johnson vs. Big Ag [Replay]

A conversation with award winning journalist Carey Gilliam who covered the case of Lee Johnson vs. Monsanto.

May 3, 2024

 

Deyra Dogan standing in front of a blue floral wall hanging holding a glass cup of tea

Turkish hand pies spark childhood memories for Derya Doğan

Listen this week to stories of nighttime communal baking and the family lore behind a teapot.

April 26, 2024

 

portrait of Latrice Tatsey next to a portrait of Liz Carlisle

In celebration of Earth Day: a conversation on the deep roots of regenerative farming [replay]

In celebration of Earth Day: a conversation on the deep roots of regenerative farming

April 19, 2024

 

white tulips in bloom in wooden, bi-level garden bed with lawn and more garden beds in background

What a garden can mean–when you need it most

Jerry Mercury had never experienced a place like the community garden he found in Tallinn, Estonia. In a difficult time, it meant the world to him.

April 12, 2024

 

Toby Foster with headphones on, holding mic, Elijah Lawson talking, both looking at a stainless steel machine

Get ready for food truck season, and ice cream with the Chocolate Moose and Pinoy Garden Cafe

Local ice cream shop puts the focus on community with Food Truck Fridays.

April 5, 2024

 

Vintage snapshopt of man with small child on his lap in an easy chair, with a woman sitting on the floor in the forground

Three generations collaborate to cook a favorite Cuban dish

Producer Alexis Carvajal connects with her grandmother to learn a family recipe called Pernil.

March 29, 2024

 

Phyllis  Boyd standing in the shade with a large stick in her hand, smiling at the camera. A small white building, brightly painted wooden chairs and a lush garden are visible in the background.

Youth in Indianapolis build personal and community resilience in the garden–with Groundwork Indy

Join us for a community garden tour and conversation with Phyllis Boyd, former director of Groundwork Indy

March 22, 2024

 

Elizabeth Dunn stading in protective smock and hair covering near stainless steel table and procedural ice cream company posters on the white wall behind her

Present and future foodways in Ukraine–a conversation with Elizabeth Dunn

Geographer Elizabeth Cullen Dunn talks with Earth Eats about visiting ice cream factories and small dairy farms in Ukraine as the country faces uncertainty around the war and changes in land policy.

March 15, 2024

 

Professor Tammy Ho at lecturn, with screen behind her showing a mans face on a magazine cover and an image of sushi

Sushi rolling, meatpacking and community gardening

Tammy Ho talks about her research on Burmese refugees in the US food system.

March 8, 2024

 

Alicia Kennedy standing in front of a book case with arm leaning on book case, looking at the camera

Alicia Kennedy considers the cultural history of vegetarian cuisine

In her new book No Meat Required, food writer Alicia Kennedy looks at vegetarian movements of the past and shares her low-tech vision for the future of food.

March 1, 2024

 

people lined up at an orange food truck. the truck has large, colorful graphics of plants like dill flowers, chard leaves, strawberries, etc.

This new food truck makes top-notch, plant-based food to-go

When Nicole Schonemann switched to a plant-based diet, she was looking for delicious food and noticed her community had a gap. Planted Bloomington hopes to fill it.

February 23, 2024

 

Kevin Gabbard at a stainless steel sink next to a big kettle, plastic buckets in various colors sit nearby on a cart

Meet the guy who cooks for flies–and for science

Take a peek inside the fruit fly kitchen on the Indiana University campus.

February 16, 2024

 

Book cover for Slaves for Peanuts, a peanut plant illustration on an orange background, and a black and white headshot of Jori Lewis next to it.

Author Jori Lewis on the natural and human history of the peanut

While peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, I can’t say that I have given much thought to the peanut as a crop, or paid any attention to its role in history.

February 9, 2024

 

Sean and Denise Breeden Ost standing in a wood framed greenhouse with tables piled with dried plant matter. They are lifting a sheet cradling some dried beans plants)

When the apocalypse comes, what will we eat?

This week on earth eats, beans and corn and cornbread and bean poetry and planning for your own apocalypse.

February 3, 2024

 

Helen Vasquez standing next to a big-leafed plant in a greenhouse

“We don’t own the land, we’re taking care of it”--conversations on leaving a land legacy

Celebrating 15 years of stories that matter with another favorite from the archives about stewarding the land for future generations.

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