22 episodes

A show about the joyful, messy, radical magic that happens in spaces where queerness and food intersect. In conversation with farmers, chefs, activists, historians, seed savers and business babes, host Nico Wisler explores the idea of “queer food” in all of its limitless forms.

Queer The Table Heritage Radio Network

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

A show about the joyful, messy, radical magic that happens in spaces where queerness and food intersect. In conversation with farmers, chefs, activists, historians, seed savers and business babes, host Nico Wisler explores the idea of “queer food” in all of its limitless forms.

    Rebel Eaters Club: Fatphobia (& Foodphobia) is Anti-Blackness with Da’Shaun Harrison

    Rebel Eaters Club: Fatphobia (& Foodphobia) is Anti-Blackness with Da’Shaun Harrison

    This week we're bringing you a guest episode from our friends at Rebel Eater's Club. Host Virgie Tovar spoke with writer and activist Da'Shaun Harrison, tracing the roots of diet culture all the way back to slavery, talking about navigating the health care system as fat people of color, and exploring what it looks like to find love and community.

    • 36 min
    Something Different About Us

    Something Different About Us

    Nico is joined by John Birdsall, whose biography "The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard," was just released. The book explores Beard's queerness, and the ways in which it trickled into his recipes, teachings, and American food culture as a whole.

    • 44 min
    Rest + Resilience With Ianne Fields Stewart

    Rest + Resilience With Ianne Fields Stewart

    This week, Nico speaks to Ianne Fields Stewart. Ianne is the founder of the Okra Project, an organization that hires Black trans chefs to go into the homes of other Black trans people to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, building community along the way.

    • 38 min
    Changing Shape

    Changing Shape

    This episode was originally produced for Season 2 of Bodies, hosted by Allison Behringer. Trans folks are 8x more likely than cis folks to be diagnosed with an eating disorder. Nico shares their own experience with trying to untangle their gender dysphoria from their feelings and behaviours around food.

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    • 27 min
    "Good Outlaws"

    "Good Outlaws"

    Nico is joined by Alia Volz to talk about her book "Half Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco," and how AIDS activists paid the way for marijuana legalization in this country. Find a Black owned bookstore near you: https://aalbc.com/bookstores/bookstore-map.php

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    • 30 min
    A New Kind of Restaurant Critic: Soleil Ho

    A New Kind of Restaurant Critic: Soleil Ho

    When Soleil Ho was hired to be the new restaurant critic at the San Francisco Chronicle, she was replacing someone who had held the role for 32 years. She took it upon herself to totally reinvent the job, working to create a sight of exploration, representation, and equity. Listen in on our conversation to learn how she did it, and what her role is like now, in the time of Corona.

    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.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jessefaymes ,

Unique and Fun

I had never really thought about how food and queer identities interact until this podcast opened my eyes to a really interesting way of thinking about queer history and spaces.

Meg Torg ,

Great interviews and beautifully nuanced storytelling

This podcast lovingly uncovers the intersections of food, queerness and American Culture. It’s a must listen!

averychellman ,

Worth your time, unique and fascinating

Absolutely floored by the changing shape episode, such a fascinating podcast, definitely worth your time!

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