100 episodes

A square meal for your ears! This zesty, 15-minute weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food, health news, and more. Discover your next favorite food podcast via our rotating contributors, and join us as we explore what the fork is going on in the world right now.

Meat and Three is the voice of Heritage Radio Network, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit food media mecca with over 35 weekly food shows and a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Meat and Three is hosted by HRN Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson.

Meat and Three Heritage Radio Network

    • Food
    • 4.9, 85 Ratings

A square meal for your ears! This zesty, 15-minute weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food, health news, and more. Discover your next favorite food podcast via our rotating contributors, and join us as we explore what the fork is going on in the world right now.

Meat and Three is the voice of Heritage Radio Network, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit food media mecca with over 35 weekly food shows and a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Meat and Three is hosted by HRN Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson.

    Gen Z: Eaters and Drinkers and TikTok-ers, Oh MY!

    Gen Z: Eaters and Drinkers and TikTok-ers, Oh MY!

    • 24 min
    Striving for Sovereignty in Indigenous Foodways

    Striving for Sovereignty in Indigenous Foodways

    This week we share stories about indigenous foods and food sovereignty, here in the U.S. and across the globe. We’ll explore the richness of indigenous ingredients, the power of small-holder farms, and the importance of representation. First, we explore the lasting impact of settler colonialism on the food sovereignty of indigenous people in the U.S. Then, we look to Yolélé Foods to understand how they are expanding the market for fonio while benefiting farmers in West Africa, where the grain originates. We hear from The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman about his foray into the world of indigenous culinary history and look at battle to identify Palestinian cuisine as just that, Palestinian.

    • 26 min
    Mutual Aid: Grassroots Relief Where it's Needed Most

    Mutual Aid: Grassroots Relief Where it's Needed Most

    This week, we have stories about mutual aid and the many shapes and sizes it can take. You’ll hear about how people are stepping up to feed their neighbors and keep community businesses afloat.

    What is mutual aid? Instead of taking a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to meeting people's needs, mutual aid enables community members to support one another directly. People work together on a grassroots level to provide resources like food, housing, and disaster relief to those in need. And mutual aid groups often go further – organizing themselves against systems that create unjust, inequitable conditions in the first place.  During the course of the covid-19 pandemic, mutual aids groups have sprung up in communities across the country to support those who have lost their jobs and are grappling with financial instability and food insecurity.

    • 21 min
    New Show Spotlight: Agave Road Trip

    New Show Spotlight: Agave Road Trip

    Today we feature episode 1 of HRN's newest show, Agave Road Trip. Agave Road Trip provides gringo bartenders with firsthand knowledge about heritage agave spirits from Mexico, including mezcal, raicilla, bacanora, and destilado de agave.

    Subscribe to Agave Road Trip wherever you get your podcasts.

    In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.

    Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

    • 15 min
    Black-Owned Food Businesses: The Past, Present, and Future

    Black-Owned Food Businesses: The Past, Present, and Future

    During Covid-19, Black-owned businesses have been affected more than their white counterparts. Not only are they losing revenue because of the virus, but long standing issues like discriminatory lending practices and undercapitalization have made financial relief harder to come by. On this week's episode of Meat and Three, we look to leaders in the food world who are working to build a more inclusive industry. Stories come from our nation’s farmland, Fourth of July barbecues, a brewery and an app, we're exploring how to correct historical narratives, connect consumers with Black owned businesses in their neighborhoods, and build coalitions across the food world.

    Read more about The Counter's investigation about how the USDA distorted data to conceal decades of discrimination against Black farmers – mentioned in our final story this week.

    In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.

    Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

    • 23 min
    Beyond Food Production: Farming as a Radical, Healing Act

    Beyond Food Production: Farming as a Radical, Healing Act

    For many people, the word “farming” connotes food production. A means to an end; plant the seed so we can later eat the harvest. While food yield is, no doubt, an important part of agriculture, this week we look toward the bi-products of the process itself. That is, the various healing elements the experience of farming and gardening bring.

    We first look at how farming and gardening provide moments of solace and reprieve for those currently and formerly incarcerated. Natasha Kimmel looks at how The Insight Garden Program uses agriculture programs in prison to teach everything from leadership and communication to respect and empathy. Hannah Fordin talks with Ironbound Farm about their regenerative farming program which aims to foster social development and provide employment for chronically underemployed groups. We then travel to Thailand where Emily Kunkel talks with Radical Grandma Collective, a group of grandmothers using farming to fight against a toxic goldmine threatening their bodily health. Finally, Lisa Held, host of The Farm Report, talks with an Alabama teaching farm about their transition from an after-school program to a community produce provider in the face of Covid-19.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

LukeGriffin ,

An Indispensable Show About Food and So Much More

Meat + Three embodies what makes indpendent media like HRN so essential—a mix of serious learning with unexpected and fun stories. Food serves as the throughline from piece to piece, but a given episode might dip into policy, science, culture, and personal journeys, to name a few of the flavors the show captures. Each story is a surprise, and each week a well-balanced meal. If you listen to one show to learn more about the ways food impacts our lives, make it this one.

Pdog107 ,

Government shutdown

Loved last week’s podcast on the government shutdown and how it’s affecting food in the nation. Thought it was an interesting topic and very well done.

morrima ,

Everything affects our food system - and M+T shows us how!

Meat + Three connects the dots between current events and our food system. I enjoy learning about food policy— and tasty trends! A quick weekly listen that’s unique, fun, and informative!

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