170 episodes

A show about the brilliant, powerful women breaking ground in the food world. Host Dana Cowin, former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, holds intimate conversations with successful and boundary-pushing female chefs and innovators. These are moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs, personal and professional, that can provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

Speaking Broadly Heritage Radio Network

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

A show about the brilliant, powerful women breaking ground in the food world. Host Dana Cowin, former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, holds intimate conversations with successful and boundary-pushing female chefs and innovators. These are moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs, personal and professional, that can provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

    A Chef Grows in Raleigh: Ashley Christensen

    A Chef Grows in Raleigh: Ashley Christensen

    Macaroni au gratin is the dish that star chef Ashley Christensen might be best known for. Served at Poole's Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina, it's dialed in to perfection. Thoughtfully conceived, utterly delicious, memorable, tweaked where necessary, but never overhauled. This attention to detail that shows in every dish at this 15 year old institution is a reflection of Ashley's leadership style. Profoundly human, intensely fair, and earned over time. Listen in to hear more from one of the most talented leaders in hospitality.

    • 44 min
    The Power of Preserving Place: Gabrielle Eitienne

    The Power of Preserving Place: Gabrielle Eitienne

    Through her profound connection to her people and land in Apex, North Carolina, cultural preservationist Gabrielle Eitienne shares the importance of place and the power of archiving the wisdom of your community. Says Eitienne: "I was working in the food industry, I was doing pretty well. I had just gotten a really cool job offer and was climbing this ladder that on paper looked really good to me. I also felt that the real work that I needed to do was elsewhere." With that revelation, Eitienne moved home. Listen in to hear stories of family, gardening, juke joints, sack sausage, and love.

    • 43 min
    Saving an Industry Before Disaster Happens: Briana Warner

    Saving an Industry Before Disaster Happens: Briana Warner

    Seeing people adversely affected by not planning for more resilient futures, both in the face of climate change and in the face of inevitable economic change, has shaped Briana Warner's entire career. From working with the US Foreign Service as an undergrad to now running Atlantic Sea Farms, Bri has sought out solutions today that will make for a better tomorrow. Right now she's throwing all of her energy into growing kelp with the lobstermen on the coast of Maine. "It is the best food you could possibly eat for people and planet, and I don't think that's hyperbole. There are ways to oversell the impacts of kelp. We're not sequestering carbon. We're not going to reverse climate change. We're not going to save the planet with kelp. But certainly anything that you put on the plate that is not kelp is more carbon intensive and worse for the planet."

    • 49 min
    Changing Napa: Lindsay Hoopes

    Changing Napa: Lindsay Hoopes

    Lindsay Hoopes went from working with Kamala Harris on tough cases to taking over her father's Napa Valley winery, which is a job twist she never saw coming. As the CEO at Hoopes Vineyard, she's navigated challenges as complex as those she encountered as a lawyer back in San Francisco. When the 2017 fires blanketed the grapes with smoke, Hoopes had to choose whether to compost the year's crop or find a way to save it. Her move to salvage the vintage with a Napa-appellation Brandy (coined Napagnac) put a spotlight on the future of Napa Valley as the wine industry contends with climate-change related issues among others. Listen in for more on Lindsay's fascinating career and her stewardship of one of Napa's top family-owned wineries.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 49 min
    Juggling Motherhood, Identity and Justice: Beverly Kim

    Juggling Motherhood, Identity and Justice: Beverly Kim

    Chicago chef Beverly Kim has forged a path marked by independence and an acute sense of fairness. Growing up, she heard murmurs of disappointment from her traditional Korean parents about not being born a boy (her name was already picked out: David). Beverly set out for culinary school to prove her worth and worked in some of the best restaurants in Chicago including Charlie Trotter's. It was there that her sense of fairness was awakened. She sued over issues surrounding pay — and won. She has also taken on the fight to make the industry a better place for working mothers through her non-profit The Abundance Setting. Listen in to hear about Beverly’s road to acclaim, self-sustainability and inspired food.

    • 42 min
    Growing Through Grief: Mary Celeste Beall

    Growing Through Grief: Mary Celeste Beall

    Humble, powerful, visionary hotelier Mary Celeste Beall shares her unique perspective on grief, growth and parenting six years after her beloved husband Sam died in a tragic ski accident. Beall took over running the legendary Blackberry Farm resort and has navigated how to stay true to Sam's legacy while creating a vibrant future that includes an exciting new venture, Blackberry Mountain.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Madi_Fair_ ,

DTPheartsSB

Speaking Broadly does such a fantastic job interviewing interesting, strong, important women in the food world. It’s incredibly inspiring- highly recommend!

Victoria Spruiell ,

Great Podcast I Just Discovered!

I just discovered this podcast and love it so much! I really enjoyed your conversation with Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback and learning about the High on the Hog documentary, which I’m interested in watching! Looking forward to new episodes!

ChimeraCom ,

My old boss is rockin’ the podcast world!

Dana was my boss when I was a wee-intern at Vogue. She was one of the approachable ones...although only a couple of years my senior, she was a memorable mentor to me. Years and an amazing career later for Dana, she now brings that approachable style to her interviews and lets her guests be exactly who they are. Continued congrats Dana! And it was great to hear a Brit say that they normally drank “bloody f’in awful tea!”
Like Folgers in your cup to a coffee drinker! Haha. Signed Nancy B.

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