137 episodes

Host Dana Cowin, the former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, conducts intimate interviews with brilliant, powerful women in the food world about their lives and careers. The moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs that Cowin elicits provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

Speaking Broadly Heritage Radio Network

    • Food
    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

Host Dana Cowin, the former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, conducts intimate interviews with brilliant, powerful women in the food world about their lives and careers. The moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs that Cowin elicits provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

    For Failure's Sake: Alex Pemoulie

    For Failure's Sake: Alex Pemoulie

    Is failure the best teacher? In this episode of Speaking Broadly, writer and Director of Finance at Sea Creatures Alex Pemoulie traces the arc of her relationship with failure. She shares her first perceived failures including dropping out of a semester abroad in Paris, cutting ties with the 'good girl' within, and staying too long with an abusive boyfriend. Pemoulie then embraces failure with ferocity while working at Momofuku with Dave Chang, who is master of the art of learning from mistakes. If you've ever doubted the power of taking responsibility for risky choices and their inconsistent outcomes, you need to hear Alex's take on the healthy and not-so-healthy ways of dealing with the F-word.

    • 44 min
    Preeti Mistry: The Future of Food Leadership

    Preeti Mistry: The Future of Food Leadership

    Preeti Mistry, chef-activist best known for their restaurant Juhu Beach Club, has been fighting injustice since a kid named Aaron pushed them too far in middle school—and they pushed back. As the food industry cracks under the strain of COVID and reimagines ways to confront systemic racism, Preeti offers a holistic view of the way forward. They share refreshing and realistic views on gentrification, reflections about their own role in pay inequity, thoughts on approaching intersectionality as a minority, and many more insights rooted in visions for a more equitable world.

    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!

    In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.

    Keep Speaking Broadly on the air, become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

    • 46 min
    Leadership Lessons from a Skater-Journalist-Musician: Jamila Robinson

    Leadership Lessons from a Skater-Journalist-Musician: Jamila Robinson

    Philadelphia Inquirer food editor Jamila Robinson learns leadership lessons from her everyday life, whether as a violinist realizing everyone needs to be "bowing in the same direction"; as a skater, remembering to stay centered to accomplish seemingly impossible feats; or as a patient, listening to her body (and ignoring her mind's get-back-to-work rhetoric) after abdominal surgery. Robinson is in tune with ideas that both bring people together and value the needs of the individual. Listen in to hear about her upbringing among musicians, activists and cooks, and also why, when she was 10, this journalist knew that she was the absolute best person to interview Michael Jackson.

    • 42 min
    Cooking for Freedom: Dominique Crenn

    Cooking for Freedom: Dominique Crenn

    "That love, that passion, that authenticity you have within yourself always connects with others." Those are wise words from Dominique Crenn, chef/owner of San Francisco's Atelier Crenn and author of a new book, Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters. Known as one of the greatest chefs in the world, Crenn's gift is connecting with all humanity through her poetic cooking. It is her philosophy, not technique that brought her to the top. And it's a philosophy that's necessary at this moment of discord, mistrust, and also profound change and opportunity. Listen in to learn what inspired Crenn's pursuit of freedom over and above all else.

    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!

    In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.

    Keep Speaking Broadly on the air, become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.

    • 50 min
    The Value of a Public Culinary Education: Eliza Loehr & Gabby Womack

    The Value of a Public Culinary Education: Eliza Loehr & Gabby Womack

    In a special double interview, listeners will hear how teenage dreams become a reality at Food & Finance High School, the only 4-year public high school culinary program in NYC. Executive Director of the non-profit Food Education Fund that supports culinary-focused high school programs, Eliza Loehr, shares stories of internships, externships and networking opportunities, in addition to discussing the implications of systematic racism on educational institutions. And star student Gabby Womack tells of her growing belief in herself, a confidence gained through her passion and connection to cooking at FFHS.

    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!

    HRN will be donating 10% of our membership drive proceeds from now until June 15 to the Philando Castile Relief Foundation. Visit heritageradionetwork.org/donate to make your gift.

    • 48 min
    These Times Have A History: Megan Elias

    These Times Have A History: Megan Elias

    In these so-called "unprecedented times," historian Megan Elias explains that there is in fact no such thing. Everything has a precedent. In this wide-ranging interview Elias, the Director of the Gastronomy Program at Boston University, looks at parallels between today's food voices, meat shortages, community cookbooks and past disruptions. Will the experience of COVID-19 change us? History—and Megan Elias—will tell us. Listen in for a glimpse at the future through the past.

    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!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

rkgar ,

The smartest and most engaging

Dana Cowin is one of the best interviewers I've ever heard--smart, subtle, challenging while inviting. She sees food from the widest cultural angle--and the format of a conversation between women feels natural yet so elevated here.

JBL_SF ,

Must listen

My day job is to train talent looking to enter the food world and I always suggest these students listen to Speaking Broadly. Dana gets to motivations, fears, failures, and successes in an engaging way, making her podcast a pleasure to listen to and always informative. She is an inspiration! Keep it up, Dana- we love you @sfcooking

ruthsiegel ,

The go to podcast

There’s no better source for untold stories of game changing and inspiring women in our industry and no one could draw them out in as uniquely thoughtful way as Dana!

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