59 episodes

At Real Food Media, we believe each one of us has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories strengthens our communities and our movements. Our two podcast series bring you stories from the food movement through a powerful combination of “book smarts” and “street smarts” (or is it soil savvy?). Real Food Reads, our long-standing book club and podcast, interviews the authors of today’s most important books at the intersection of food, politics, and culture. And our newest podcast series, Foodtopias, showcases the stories of workers, farmers, healers, ecologists, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), womxn, and community organizers who are growing food & cultivating utopia. Together, Real Food Media podcasts offer you the inspiration you need to build your own food activist toolkit. For more resources, visit: www.realfoodmedia.org.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

At Real Food Media, we believe each one of us has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories strengthens our communities and our movements. Our two podcast series bring you stories from the food movement through a powerful combination of “book smarts” and “street smarts” (or is it soil savvy?). Real Food Reads, our long-standing book club and podcast, interviews the authors of today’s most important books at the intersection of food, politics, and culture. And our newest podcast series, Foodtopias, showcases the stories of workers, farmers, healers, ecologists, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), womxn, and community organizers who are growing food & cultivating utopia. Together, Real Food Media podcasts offer you the inspiration you need to build your own food activist toolkit. For more resources, visit: www.realfoodmedia.org.

    Diet for a Small Planet: Frances Moore Lappé | Ep. 53

    Diet for a Small Planet: Frances Moore Lappé | Ep. 53

    Frances Moore Lappé's groundbreaking book in 1971 exposed the true cause of hunger while also changing the way many people eat, for the better. 50 years later, she released a new edition with an updated introduction that speaks to her ethos, what has changed in the last 50 years, and what's next.

    • 32 min
    Inflamed: Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel | Ep. 52

    Inflamed: Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel | Ep. 52

    The Covid pandemic, mass uprisings against injustice around the world, raging forest fires... Our bodies, societies, and planet are inflamed, argue Raj Patel and Dr. Rupa Marya. Their epic and timely new book "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice" will forever change the way you think—not only about food—but about the ruptures in the web of life that have wrought so much damage on our health and relationships.

    Rupa is a physician and professor of medicine dedicated to healing the wounds of colonialism through food medicine, story, and learning; and Raj is the best-selling author "Stuffed and Starved," "The Value of Nothing," and co-author of "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things."

    For more on this episode, visit: https://realfoodmedia.org/portfolio/inflamed/
    Join the Real Food Reads book club: https://realfoodmedia.org/programs/real-food-reads/

    • 38 min
    Animal, Vegetable, Junk: Mark Bittman | Ep. 51

    Animal, Vegetable, Junk: Mark Bittman | Ep. 51

    The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence—of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: food. In this episode, Anna Lappé and Mark Bittman dive into how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.

    For more on this episode, visit: https://realfoodmedia.org/portfolio/animal-vegetable-junk/
    Join the Real Food Reads book club: https://realfoodmedia.org/programs/real-food-reads/

    • 31 min
    Black Food Matters: Dr. Ashanté M. Reese | Ep. 50

    Black Food Matters: Dr. Ashanté M. Reese | Ep. 50

    “Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice” centers the Black experience within the US food system: what is missing and what is possible. Edited by Dr. Ashanté M. Reese and Hanna Garth, this anthology features voices and experience from around the nation.

    • 33 min
    Building Community Food Webs: Ken Meter | Ep. 49

    Building Community Food Webs: Ken Meter | Ep. 49

    Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. He's promoted local food economies in 143 regions in 41 states, two provinces, and four tribal nations. In Building Community Food Webs, he makes a strong argument for reversing the extractive economy and weaving “food webs” that restore local wealth, health, capacity, and connection.

    • 29 min
    Foodtopias | Ep 5: Abolishing Exploitation & Prison Slavery in College Food

    Foodtopias | Ep 5: Abolishing Exploitation & Prison Slavery in College Food

    Meet: the Food Justice League. No, they’re not superheroes. They’re a growing community-based movement based in Gainesville, FL, that’s working to abolish exploitation and prison slavery from the food system. They’ve launched a public campaign to pressure the University of Florida to ditch the exploitative food service company Aramark—and commit to buying more ethical and sustainable food. Learn about the Food Justice League’s strategies and movement-building efforts in the Season Two premiere of Foodtopias.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

ffacee ,

The Food Issues we need to be talking about

FoodTopias is for the people! There’s a lot of podcasts on personal nutrition and fun conversations with superstar chefs, but how many are highlighting food workers at the less glamorous points in the food chain or the people who are actually addressing food injustice in their communities? FoodTopias is filling that need and my ears are so happy to hear it!

a1d1k1 ,

Love this podcast!!

I love this podcast! It gives me hope that we can actually build a more equitable and just world if we apply it to our relationship to food . I always come away having learned something new and I especially loved the Bryant Terry interview and any episode hosted by Tiffani!!

corEy_sb ,

Foodtopias is awesome!

They have incredible guests who are on the front lines of the fight for a more just food system. The interviews are thoughtful. One of my favorite podcasts right now!

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