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“A stream of consciousness that explodes with clouds of color and aural wit... with sticky aural cues that buy real estate in the back of your brain." — Vulture

Richard's Famous Food Podcast Richard Parks III

    • Food
    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings

“A stream of consciousness that explodes with clouds of color and aural wit... with sticky aural cues that buy real estate in the back of your brain." — Vulture

    #19: Corporate Reshuffle

    #19: Corporate Reshuffle

    A new CEO takes over. Richard is replaced as host.
     
    Richard’s Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III.
     
    Most all of the music in this episode was composed and performed by Jonathan Snipes, with bizarre and unauthorized augmentations from Richard. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. The Fresh Air theme song “Fresh Air” is by Joel Forrester. The beat is from Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Our logo is by James Braithwaite.
     
    Voices in this episode include: Jay Acunzo (quoting Ian Chillag) from “3 Clips,” Landry Ayres from “Pop & Locke,” Rachael Greening King from “Tape Club,” Nick Quah from “Servant Of Pod,” A Martinez from KPCC’s “Take Two,” Richard Pek (CEO of Richard’s Famous Enterprises), Jimmy, Russell Quinn (Richard’s Manager), Joanna Kay (Jimmy’s Agent), Conan O’Brien from “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend,” Terry Gross from “Fresh Air,” Orson Welles, and others.
     
    This episode would not have happened if not for generous support from the following RFFP Slow Crewe Lifers: Caitlin Esch, Eli Horowitz, Ian Chillag, David Weinberg, Benjamin Riskin, Tom Gorman, Ben Moran, Elizabeth Parks Kibbey.
     
    Follow on social media @richardsfamous.

    • 9 min
    #18: American Michelada

    #18: American Michelada

    It's hot, the world is nuts — but inside RFFP, we're mixing up a refreshing, delicious, ice-cold beer cocktail from Mexico: the michelada.
    So leave the dog days of summer behind, and join us on a journey in search of the definition of the American Michelada — from its origins in Mexico, to its present as an emerging player in American big beer, to its possible future — through the lens of some LA miche hitters who know the drink best.
    Featuring: Fernando Lopez and Kristene Garcia from I Love Micheladas, Cesar Hernandez and Memo Torres (a.k.a. "El Tragon de Los Angeles") from LA Taco, and a whole lot of michelada fun.
    Richard's Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III.
    The lion's share of the music in this episode is by Jonathan Snipes. Thank you so much, Jonathan. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. Our logo is by James Braithwaite. The cumbia is "Como Se Arma una Cumbia" by Chucho Ponce Los Daddys de Chinantla. The rap at the end of the episode is an RFFP-ified version of "Indo Smoke" by Mista Grimm, featuring Warren G and Nate Dogg. (Originally. This one features Richard.)
    Thank you Caitlin Esch, Javier Cabral, Gab Chabran, Russell Quinn, and David Weinberg.
    If you like the show, please rate and review on your platform of choice, share it on social media, or turn on an open-minded friend.
    Follow on social media @reechardparks and @richardsfamous.
    You know the vibes, man.

    • 12 min
    #17: Duck Hunt

    #17: Duck Hunt

    A super-short “small plate” boutique hand-crafted free-associative duck-themed episode specially designed to amouse your bouche, featuring Wolfgang Puck, Johnny Carson, and Richard's mom.
    Richard's Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III.
    Our logo is by James Braithwaite. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson.
    Music in this episode includes the underscore to the Nintendo game Duck Hunt, a march by John Philip Sousa performed by the John Philip Sousa Orchestra, and the Tonight Show theme song, from the Johnny Carson days.
    Follow us on social media @richardsfamous.

    • 3 min
    #16: The Case Of The Cucumber Song

    #16: The Case Of The Cucumber Song

    The first installment of "Peeklay Private Eye"! In an effort to subsidize his highly-produced passion-project food podcast, former newsman and podcast personality Peeklay Brinestein accepts work-for-hire cases from the public. (Expenses paid, of course.) His first case? Investigating the meaning of an old British tune about a cucumber called "A Little Bit Of Cucumber," performed over 100 years ago, by a singer named Harry Champion. But WHO was Harry Champion? And WHY a cucumber? A classic mystery. He couldn't have realized when he took it on, he was entering a cross-cultural double-entendre multiverse! From the "music hall" genre, to the Beatles, and beyond — join Peeklay Brinestein on this cuke-caper and his first investigation as a budding PI.
    Richard’s Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. All mustachio'd pickle logos are by James Braithwaite.
    Do you have an investigation for the mustachio’d pickle? Just call our tipster’s hotline at 323-813-6634. If your tip makes the mustachio’d pickle twirl his little mustache with intrigue, Peeklay Brinestein will investigate your mystery on a future episode. That’s 323-81-FOOD-4. Call today.
    "Peeklay Private Eye" is a Richard's Famous production. Richard Parks III and the mustachio'd pickle logo appear courtesy of Richard's Famous Food Podcast.
    Appearing in this episode: Richard (as Peeklay Brinestein), Russell Quinn (The Manager), Peter Charlton (historian for the British Music Hall Society), and Paul DuNoyer (author and music journalist).
    Music in this episode includes "A Little Bit Of Cucumber" and "Timothy Let's Have A Look," performed by Harry Champion, "Going Down On Love," written by Dr. Winston O'Ghurkin and performed by John Lennon, and "Hey Bulldog" by the Beatles. Our lush underscore was provided by an anonymous benefactor.
    Special thanks to Ian Chillag, Caitlin Esch, Elizabeth Parks Kibbey, David Weinberg, Nick White, Sally Rightor Parks, Tom Gorman, Bennett Barbakow, and Tien Nguyen.
    Follow on social media @richardsfamous.

    • 26 min
    #15: Welcome To Richard's Famous LA Food Podcast

    #15: Welcome To Richard's Famous LA Food Podcast

    Richard takes his friend and fellow podcaster David Weinberg (from RFFP episode 6 “Natural Wineberg”) on a Hollywood food tour for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — with Chef Wolfgang Puck riding shotgun.
     
    This episode is a crossover with David Weinberg's KCRW podcast Welcome To LA. It was edited by Nick White.
     
    Richard’s Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. The mustachio'd pickle logo is by James Braithwaite. Richard's podcast career is managed by Russell Quinn.
     
    Music in this episode includes snippet/excerpts/references and RFFP-ified versions of the following: Notturno in E Flat Major, Opus 148, D. 897, written by Franz Schubert and performed by the Suk Trio. “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. A satirical version of Dr. Dre’s “Let Me Ride” but about eating in and around Hollywood in the early 1990s. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker, written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and performed by William Zeitler on the glass armonica, an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. (Look it up on YouTube.) Lizzo’s “Juice.” “Prelude in C Major” by JS Bach, performed by Richard. Green Day’s “Basket Case” but with shruti box drones and lyrics about juice. "Hooray for Hollywood” by Johnny Mercer, from the 1937 film Hollywood Hotel. The Moody Blues “Lunch Break.” “Topslides” and “Tumblehome” by Blue Dot Sessions. “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. “I Can Play Guitar” is a Rock Star Anthem written by David Weinberg, with help from Bobby Halvorson and Richard.
     
    Special thanks to Wolfgang Puck, Abegail Cal, Jordan Okun, Dan Harary, Mark Echeverria, The Musso & Frank Grill, KCRW, Marc Summers, Adam Levine, and Joe Mantegna.
     
    Follow on social media @richardsfamous.

    • 30 min
    #14: Truffles For The Trufelman

    #14: Truffles For The Trufelman

    Richard discovers that Avery Trufelman has never had a truffle, and sets out to fix that, in the high-stakes/low-stakes gastrocomedy poodcast event of the decade!
    Richard's Famous Food Podcast is made by Richard Parks III. Avery Trufelman is the creator and host of Articles of Interest and a producer at 99% Invisible. Our theme song is by Bobby Halvorson. Our logo is by James Braithwaite.
    Additional music in this episode includes Sonata K.141 in D minor by Domenico Scarlatti, performed on the harpsichord by Jean Rondeau, the synth pattern from "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott, the traditional Passover song "Dayenu," and a peeklay-fied interpretation of "Handbags and Gladrags," written by Mike d'Abo.
    Thanks to the Napa Valley Truffle Festival, the Foodie Chap, Chef Ken Frank, Robert Chang, Suzie of the paper necklace, and to Michael Barbaro.
    Follow on social media @richardsfamous and @reechardparks.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

PetrusBravo ,

Each EP drop like Christmas morning

I know it’s a lot of work. I know it comes in waves. I know the execution is excruciatingly tactical beyond the bursts of inspiration. But I thank the great what’s-it for this foodcast. And I’m thankful that humans like RP3 exist - because if they didn’t I would feel rather tribeless. When the interviews fracture - the harmonies lurch - and the Orson beats drop - I’m reminded that the greatest of things transcend agendas and create new values via their own creation - raising the bar for all things built for lesser reasons. Peeklay ya’ll. Peeklay.

Super_Listener ,

Amazing show

Like a 5 course meal, with every course being from a different one of your favorite restaurants, but for your ears. Will def leave you wanting more.

Mullbaby ,

Cool Pickle Themed Podcast

I like the pod and my wife says it’s ‘weird and annoying’ so it is great for work from home. I just play it in my office when I need to get stuff done without inturrption.

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