62 episodes

Every couple weeks food writers Raj Patel and Tom Philpott, along with producer Rebecca McInroy sit down with a leading figure in the world of food, history and politics. It is through food that we explore the human condition. Asking questions such as, "Why does milk have its own food group?" "Who suffers when I buy organic bananas?" and "How could better food transform our prison system?" If you want to be an ethical food consumer but don't know where to start, this show is for you!

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    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

Every couple weeks food writers Raj Patel and Tom Philpott, along with producer Rebecca McInroy sit down with a leading figure in the world of food, history and politics. It is through food that we explore the human condition. Asking questions such as, "Why does milk have its own food group?" "Who suffers when I buy organic bananas?" and "How could better food transform our prison system?" If you want to be an ethical food consumer but don't know where to start, this show is for you!

    Hope: Frances Moore Lappé

    Hope: Frances Moore Lappé

    “[Hope] is a key source of energy to enable us to seek solutions together.” -Frances Moore Lappé Hope is different from faith in that we need to act in hope as opposed to just having faith that everything will be okay. But in acting, when it comes to food, we are doing so and operating […]

    • 47 min
    Guam

    Guam

    “We’re fighting for a worldview. We’re fighting for a different version of what it means to be human on the planet. We’re fighting for a different version of what just relations look like between the human and non-human world.” –Julian Aguon Guam is the secret ingredient for our conversation with indigenous human rights lawyer and […]

    • 34 min
    Each Others: Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz

    Each Others: Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz

    “How do we build these understandings from a decolonial, antiracist and antipatriarchal basis? How do we build real solidarity bridges that do not replicate patronising structures of power? How can we learn and build with those who have resisted and re(x)isted, in order to open new imaginaries to heal mother earth, the other, and ourselves?” […]

    • 54 min
    COVID-19 Series: Rob Wallace

    COVID-19 Series: Rob Wallace

    The Secret Ingredient with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, Raj Patel author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, Tom Philpott welcome back Rob Wallace an evolutionary biologist for his take on the link between global outbreaks of infectious disease and global agriculture. Rob Wallace is […]

    • 45 min
    Politics and The Green New Deal: Ben Lilliston

    Politics and The Green New Deal: Ben Lilliston

    “The climate crisis is an emergency, it is a crisis and so we need to make major, major changes in our agriculture system.” Ben Lilliston is the Director of Climate Change and Rural strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. He spoke with The Secret Ingredient team–Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy, […]

    • 39 min
    The Green New Deal for Agriculture: Jim Goodman and Raj Patel

    The Green New Deal for Agriculture: Jim Goodman and Raj Patel

    “We need to change society so everybody can fit in and everyone can afford to live in a decarbonized society.” – Jim Goodman  In this episode of The Secret Ingredient host Raj Patel plays double-duty — he is not just a host, but joins Jim Goodman as a guest. The two discuss what A Green […]

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

bernanbillie ,

Secret Ingredient

Amazingly insightful and innovative podcast pulling power gender political economy and food all into one. Just a shame there are not more !

CRYSTALD ,

Motivational and Fun

The Secret Ingredient is an excellent source of information regarding food politics. As an admirer of Raj Patel’s work, I love listening to these podcasts to hear more of his insights on capitalism, social movements, and food. The topics have gotten a touch out of the realm of food politics but the episodes continue to motivate me and give me ideas on how I can make an impact in my life. I hope to see an episode about food allergies soon or more about current food policies, possibly at the state or local level. I enjoyed the one about Austin so much!

Liliya D. ,

Informative, thoughtful, inspiring

... and Raj Patel is so dreamy.

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