205 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 • 194 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.

    Announcement

    Announcement

    Check out Deep Cuts and Superficial Wounds.
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    • 55 sec
    Mochi with Me

    Mochi with Me

    Mochi doesn't just mean ice cream, y'all.
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    Music: Turning Up by Arashi 
    Sources:
    Iroha Japan 
    Fighting Arts 
    Kikkoman 
    Discover Nikkei 
    The History and Culture of Japanese Food 
    Eden Brown Rice Mochi 
    Brown Rice Mochi of Osawa 
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    Gayest Episode Ever

    • 9 min
    Food of Singapore with Kheng Hua Tan

    Food of Singapore with Kheng Hua Tan

    A star of Crazy Rich Asians, who is from Singapore, talks about the truly international food scene she grew up with - why is it like that?
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    Flamin' Hot Cheetos article 
    Flamin' Hot Cheetos episode 
    House of Savoy article 
    House of Savoy podcast episode 
    Music: Fried Rice Paradise from "Wonder Boy" 
    Sources:
    The Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore, 1941-45: A Social and Economic History 
    Straits Times 
    Roads & Kingdoms 
    Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts 
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    Your Last Meal
    Gayest Episode Ever

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pineapples with Andrew Ti

    Pineapples with Andrew Ti

    Brazil, Hawai'i, disastrous marketing, and pineapple upside-down cake.
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    Yo, Is This Racist? 
    Music: Pineapple Princess by Annette Funicello 
    Sources:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
    Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 
    The Pineapple 
    Philippine Folklife Museum 
    Bromeliad Society Bulletin 
    James D. Dole and the 1932 Failure of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company 
    Union County College 
    Smithsonian 
    Honolulu Star Bulletin 
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    Your Last Meal 
    Gayest Episode Ever 
    Cantaloupe with Lynn Chen

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Guinness and Ireland with Emily Hourican

    Guinness and Ireland with Emily Hourican

    Beer, religion, and the British aristocrats who were actually Nazis.
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    The Glorious Guinness Girls 
    Music: Ain't Misbehavin' by Fats Waller 
    Sources:
    Guinness 
    Daily Mail 
    Irish Times 
    Fortune 
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    Gayest Episode Ever

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Garlic Bread with Andrea Wallace

    Garlic Bread with Andrea Wallace

    People have always had very strong, and sometimes very weird, opinions about garlic.
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    One Star Network 
    Music: You're A Grand Old Flag, Billy Murray 
    Related Episodes:
    Breadlines & Socialism 
    Whisky with Anthony Bourdain (transcript)
    History of Home Economics with Shauna Sever (transcript)
    Sources:
    Fleischmann’s  
    National Geographic 
    BBC 
    FDA 
    Garlic Clubb 
    Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape
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    World Travel: An Irreverent Guide 
    The tweet about In-N-Out onions
    Gayest Episode Ever 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

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!

AndyT1999 ,

Smart Mouth for educated eaters

Great interviews, great information. Every time I listen I learn something new. It’s fun, informative and makes you hungry for more.

Pavlakovich ,

An Audible Aperitif

Audio food programs have seldom done much for me, since hearing is the only sense food doesn't stimulate. But Katherine's presentation is still quite sating. She's smart, funny and delightful. Each week she comes in well prepared on the topic. The guests on the episodes I've listened to have been interesting and engaging, and Katherine is quite capable as a host to allow them to shine and position them to be at their best. Listen and you'll see the Table Cakes crew are worthy your adoration,

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