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The Food Truck Scholar Podcast is a weekly discussion about all things in the food truck industry. Join your host, Ariel D. Smith M.Ed, a PhD student studying the food truck movement in the United States as she discusses food truck civic engagement and activism, ordinances and restrictions, as well as cultural and economic implications of the food truck industry with food truck owners, public policy officials and academic scholars.

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The Food Truck Scholar Podcast is a weekly discussion about all things in the food truck industry. Join your host, Ariel D. Smith M.Ed, a PhD student studying the food truck movement in the United States as she discusses food truck civic engagement and activism, ordinances and restrictions, as well as cultural and economic implications of the food truck industry with food truck owners, public policy officials and academic scholars.

    Ben Hewitt: Smolder BBQ

    Ben Hewitt: Smolder BBQ

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone and especially to the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This is a holiday celebrated with BBQ and while some of you are stuffed from your to-go plate, others are probably looking to catch a plate this...

    • 30 min
    Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman

    Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman

    P. Gabrielle Foreman is the founding director of the award-winning Colored Conventions Project and co-directs the Center for Black Digital Research (#DigBlk). She is a Professor of English, African American Studies, and History at Penn State where she...

    • 26 min
    The State of the Food Truck Industry in Pandemic

    The State of the Food Truck Industry in Pandemic

    Many of you have asked what trends am I noticing across the country with food trucks after my interview with Deundre Zachery and if I thought food trucks would survive the pandemic. This episode, I address your questions! If you have other questions or...

    • 28 min
    Ragin Cajun Returns: Part 2

    Ragin Cajun Returns: Part 2

    This week we bring part 2 of my interview with Deundre Zachery, owner of Ragin Cajun in Shreveport, Louisiana. Last week, we discussed the challenges the covid 19 pandemic had thrown their way as a food truck but today, we talk about how in the midst of...

    • 36 min
    Ragin Cajun Returns: Part 1

    Ragin Cajun Returns: Part 1

    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world into a season of uncertainty. None of us know when Auntie Rona is leaving and so far none of us have an ETA on when uncle stimulus is arriving into bank accounts. We’re all just adapting to the cards we have...

    • 42 min
    Special Announcement from US DOT

    Special Announcement from US DOT

    Due to the presidentially declared state of emergency in response to Covid-19, state department of transportations can temporarily issue permits to food trucks to serve in rest areas to meet the needs of truck drivers who are working tirelessly to bring...

    • 1 min

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