228 episodes

Smart Mouth is a podcast that cares mostly about food. We talk to the most interesting people we know, working in all kinds of industries, about their favorite dishes. It's a way of finding out what makes them tick. The podcast is brought to you by Katherine Spiers, the former food editor at L.A. Weekly and co-author of Rogue 99.

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 205 Ratings

Smart Mouth is a podcast that cares mostly about food. We talk to the most interesting people we know, working in all kinds of industries, about their favorite dishes. It's a way of finding out what makes them tick. The podcast is brought to you by Katherine Spiers, the former food editor at L.A. Weekly and co-author of Rogue 99.

    From Not Lost: Anybody’s Gumbo in New Orleans

    From Not Lost: Anybody’s Gumbo in New Orleans

    Here’s a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our friends at Pushkin Industries. Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. From Montréal to Mexico City, Brendan and his guests drink, dance, and eat, learning as much about themselves as the places they visit. In this preview, Brendan and his friend Danielle Hendersen head to the Big Easy and discover that it’s anything but. Carousel bars, gospel choirs, voodoo readings, and a visit to a slavery memorial plunge the duo into conversations about the good life with local luminaries like jazz-great Kermit Ruffins, voodoo priestess Madame Cinnamon, and a chef who dreams about gumbo. You can hear more from Not Lost at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/notlost?sid=mouth.

    • 49 min
    Oxtails with Jesse Sparks

    Oxtails with Jesse Sparks

    The ultimate party tip: have a lot of potatoes.
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    Jesse IG 
    Eater.com 
    The One Recipe 
    Smart Mouth newsletter
    Smart Mouth IG
    Links:
    The Settlement Cook Book 
    Hawaiian Food with Sarah Kuhn 
    Useful Smart Mouth merch! Use code shipshiphooray! for free shipping.
    Music: Stop Being Poor - Ziwe
    Sources: 
    Honolulu magazine 1,2 
    Beef magazine 1,2 
    David Cho 
    US Meat Export Federation 
    Foodseum 
    Reuters 
    chinatown.co.uk 

    • 48 min
    History of NYC Restaurants with Nikita Richardson

    History of NYC Restaurants with Nikita Richardson

    A nation once obsessed with celery; Nikita groups foods like friends.
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    Smart Mouth newsletter
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    Where to Eat: New York City 
    Nikita Instagram & Twitter
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    Music: New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down - LCD Soundsystem 
    Sources:
    Deseret News 
    New York Public Library menu collection 
    vinepair.com 
    NPR 
    New York Times, 2 
    JSTOR Daily 

    • 43 min
    History of Criticism with Soleil Ho

    History of Criticism with Soleil Ho

    “There are a lot of hypebeasts running around, for sure.”
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    Extra Spicy 
    Soleil IG 
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    Music: Jonathan Richman - Velvet Underground 
    Sources:
    Washington Post 
    Seattle Times 
    LA Times 
    Columbia Journalism Review 

    • 44 min
    Hanky Pankies with Adrienne Cheatham

    Hanky Pankies with Adrienne Cheatham

    “I was raised in a non-smoking section.” Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn
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    Smart Mouth newsletter
    Smart Mouth IG
    Sunday Best 
    Adrienne IG 
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    Music: Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky 
    Sources: 
    Cincinnati Enquirer 
    Cook's Info, 2 
    Atlas Obscura 
    Calas in New Orleans 
    We Will Shoot Back 
    Check out:
    Gayest Episode Ever

    • 36 min
    Regarding Reviews with Dale Talde

    Regarding Reviews with Dale Talde

    “You don’t like my vaccine policy. OK, go f**k yourself.”
    How chef and TV star Dale Talde changed his restaurant’s pay structure (I hadn’t heard of this before) and why he doesn’t do take-out. And who goes out for lunch on Valentine’s Day.
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    Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon.
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    Music: La Roux - Bulletproof 
    Check out:
    Gayest Episode Ever

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

wolffe14639 ,

Excellent foodie podcast

Fun foodie podcast with a good mix of history, humor, and the guests’s personal experiences.

Sexy Cat Dad ,

Katherine is the best

Such great interviews and wonderful hidden history of the food you love.

TammyMinDC ,

If you like food and you like history...

this podcast is for you! First of all, I’m just gonna say it: Katherine has one of the best voices in podcasting! I love history and I enjoy food, and every episode is such an interesting deep dive on topics I usually have never given thought to. The conversations are great and offer diverse perspectives. The guest’s passion for the topic at hand is matched by Katherine’s passion to research and drop all the knowledge! Consistently one of my faves!

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