34 episodes

Point of Origin is about the world of food, worldwide. Each week we travel to different countries exploring culture through food, examining its past and present, and what it teaches us about who we are and how we came to be. Join Whetstone Magazine co-founder host Stephen Satterfield as he connects with those most immersed in defining and preserving global foodways. Along the way we’re drinking natural wine in Australia, sipping tea — Taiwanese Oolong and Sri Lankan Ceylon — and eating frejon, a Nigerian staple with Brazilian origins. The power of food is that it has a story to tell. Point of Origin is a podcast that enthusiastically uplifts the voices of women and people of color. We believe that this diversity isn’t just noteworthy but part of what makes our work essential and distinguished. When the gatekeepers are diverse, so too are the stories, its tellers and their experiences.

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 335 Ratings

Point of Origin is about the world of food, worldwide. Each week we travel to different countries exploring culture through food, examining its past and present, and what it teaches us about who we are and how we came to be. Join Whetstone Magazine co-founder host Stephen Satterfield as he connects with those most immersed in defining and preserving global foodways. Along the way we’re drinking natural wine in Australia, sipping tea — Taiwanese Oolong and Sri Lankan Ceylon — and eating frejon, a Nigerian staple with Brazilian origins. The power of food is that it has a story to tell. Point of Origin is a podcast that enthusiastically uplifts the voices of women and people of color. We believe that this diversity isn’t just noteworthy but part of what makes our work essential and distinguished. When the gatekeepers are diverse, so too are the stories, its tellers and their experiences.

    Introducing the Whetstone Radio Collective

    Introducing the Whetstone Radio Collective

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    • 1 min
    Food Apartheid: (And Why We Don't Call it a Food Desert)

    Food Apartheid: (And Why We Don't Call it a Food Desert)

    Maybe you've heard heard of the term “food desert” as a means of describing these circumstances, but food apartheid is more forceful, more succinct and frankly, more accurate language.

    • 44 min
    The Morality of Meat

    The Morality of Meat

    Eating Meat in 2020: environmental burdens, veganism, and healthism.

    • 43 min
    Black Coffee

    Black Coffee

    How Black and African coffee producers are driving transformational change in the coffee industry.

    • 38 min
    Beyond the Wheat

    Beyond the Wheat

    The whitewashing of wheat and whole grains.

    • 41 min
    What Do We Mean When We Say Food Anthropology?

    What Do We Mean When We Say Food Anthropology?

    Exploring and defining the term food anthropology with its complexities and problematic history.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

xtina.d.o ,

Beautiful and brilliant coverage

This podcast is a must-listen for anyone. We must rethink how we approach food, the way we eat it, prepare it, and grow it, and Point of Origin provides an insightful and thoughtful lens into a better food system.

alan@sagra ,

Love Stephen’s work and this podcast

Great podcast with so many great conversations, education, and information. Thought provoking and original content about the point of origin of our food systems. Only critic would be some of the background music overwhelms the dialogue, especially on the episode “farming while black” while discussing with souls fire farms about reparations.

Nigel D. ,

Real Education

The content of this podcast is so rich and informative, every episode makes me think differently about a food I’ve been consuming for years or my whole life. I think the audio editing could be cleaner, in the episodes I’ve heard the volume of the talking is super low and the ads are really loud, but the content alone makes this a more than worthwhile podcast.

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