57 episodes

Ever wonder about the life and drama of food before it gets into your mouth?

After so many depressing food documentaries K80 Jones wanted to make food fun again. She searched far and wide in a quest to meet people changing the world with food as their superpower.

You’ll hear first-hand stories from Food Heroes on topics like fair trade food, sustainable farming, turning waste into edible upcycling, and so much more.

The conversation is upbeat and friendly. Each episode serves up actionable steps giving YOU the power to become your own food hero.

Food Heroes Podcast k80jones

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Ever wonder about the life and drama of food before it gets into your mouth?

After so many depressing food documentaries K80 Jones wanted to make food fun again. She searched far and wide in a quest to meet people changing the world with food as their superpower.

You’ll hear first-hand stories from Food Heroes on topics like fair trade food, sustainable farming, turning waste into edible upcycling, and so much more.

The conversation is upbeat and friendly. Each episode serves up actionable steps giving YOU the power to become your own food hero.

    EP 56 Abena Foli on Race

    EP 56 Abena Foli on Race

    When did you realize that you are white?
    Most white adults can’t recall an incident when they became aware of their race. But all Black parents have that conversation with their children at some point, and it often doesn’t start with a good experience.
    In the latest episode of #foodheroespod, Abena Foli recalls the time when her friend’s daughter asked “Mommy – am I brown?” Her 5-year-old daughter had experienced her first brush with racism, which prompted the first of many conversations her mother would have.
    It’s a reality and a privilege of existing as a white person: we are rarely compelled to face racism unless we choose to. And making that choice to have the hard conversations is…well, hard.
    Abena was gracious enough to share her experience with us in the latest episode of Food Heroes Podcast. I encourage you to listen and take action on her advice! 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    EP 55 K80 Rogue Food Heroes Update and Supporting Black Lives Matter

    EP 55 K80 Rogue Food Heroes Update and Supporting Black Lives Matter

    • 26 min
    EP 54 Charles Wiley The Corn Man Project

    EP 54 Charles Wiley The Corn Man Project

    Corn is in nearly everything we consume. But how did that happen? And why? Charles Wiley, aka the Corn Man, initiates this conversation through storytelling and music!
     
    In this episode, we talk about where we learn about our food systems, Charles’s vision for Corn Man, and the ripple effects of thoughtful conversations.

    • 51 min
    EP 052 K80 Rogue Third Space Canteen and the question of changing food systems during COVID 5.1.2020

    EP 052 K80 Rogue Third Space Canteen and the question of changing food systems during COVID 5.1.2020

    I go on quite the rant in this solo episode. I read a post on istagram from the Thrid Space CAnteen that got me fired up about the role we can each play in creating a more locally-focused food experience. Lots of observations as we all realize our food system isn't as secure as we believed. Never think you are too small to be an agent for change!

    • 9 min
    EP 053 Sonia Massari Sustainable Design for the future of food

    EP 053 Sonia Massari Sustainable Design for the future of food

    Distance between the farmer and the consumer is not just a problem in the U.S. In Italy, small towns and villages often have just one major grocery store, and people don’t question the convenience of it. “They choose the brand because they trust the brand,” Sonia Massari tells me, “but they don’t know enough about the origin of the food or where the food comes from.” 
    As the director of Gusto Lab in Rome, she encourages students to compile stories rather than conduct surveys in order to learn about what people need. Listen to this episode to learn what food access looked like during quarantine in Italy, the similarities and differences between Italy and the U.S., and why she emphasizes empathy as the foundation of her research method.

    • 57 min
    EP 50 Mary McLaughlin Trees that feed

    EP 50 Mary McLaughlin Trees that feed

    “It’s not charity forever.” I interviewed Mary McLaughlin from Trees That Feed to learn more about how her organization fights poverty, hunger, and climate change. Her childhood memories on her father’s farm in Jamaica inspired her to save the world by planting food forests!
     
    We talk about all the delicious forms of breadfruit, how she and her husband developed a solar-powered dehydrator, and how Trees That Feed encourages self-reliance through agro-forests.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Elliot6b ,

Great show

I loved the episode about Fair Trade and learning how we can make change one banana at a time. Some very interesting insights!

geogozz ,

Enlightening

It was great to listen to someone who is passionate about being self-sufficient, not relying upon the government to provide food for his nutritional needs!

K80jones ,

Great Job!

Informative and entertaining! I learn more about my food every episode.

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