Inspiring conversations from leaders and innovators throughout the sourdough community. Hear the stories behind the bakers, authors, growers, millers, artists, and other creative minds that you've always wondered about.
Elaine Boddy, author of The Sourdough Whisperer
On this episode of The Sourdough Podcast I talk with sourdough sage Elaine Boddy about her recently released cookbook The Sourdough Whisperer. We discuss how her childhood in the middle east inspired her to explore cooking, baking, and blogging. She talks about writing a sourdough cookbook during lockdown, breaking all the rules of sourdough, and shares the advice she wishes she had as a new baker.
Annie Clapper of The Family Crumb
On this episode of the Sourdough Podcast, Annie Clapper joins me from her home and cottage bakery in Bentonville, Arkansas. We discuss her unique path to cottage baking from the documentary that initially inspired her, to selling at a farmer’s market within months of baking her first sourdough loaf. We talk about the evolution of her bakery, vegan baking, pandemic pivots, as well as her bakery coaching classes. Annie’s a wealth of information on all things cottage bakery and has some great advice for new bakers.
Alexandra Allen of Wild Woman Bakery
On this episode of the Sourdough Podcast my friend and sourdough cookie extraordinaire Alexandra Allen joins me to talk about her Lūv Cookie Dough Co conquest of the United States. We discuss her unique path to success from her Persian and Puerto Rican heritage and her world travels. Alex tells us about the inspiration she draws from her sourdough community as well as from nature and her love for foraged fungi and heirloom wheat.
David Kaisel, Miller, Farmer, Entrepreneur
On this episode of the Sourdough Podcast, David Kaisel of Capay Mills joins me to talk about his recent crowdsourcing success using the new platform SMBX. David describes his unique path into milling and farming and his goal to resurrect community-scale grain milling. We talk about our mutual wheat network and David’s vision for the future of the California grain economy.
Anita Šumer of Sourdough Mania
On this episode of The Sourdough Podcast, Anita Šumer joins me to talk about her new ebook “Bread Art.” Anita shares her beautiful journey as she celebrates a decade of baking sourdough and sharing it with the world. She tells us how sourdough has sustained her through hard times, about the lessons it's taught her, and we discuss the often understated spiritual side of baking. This was an interview a long time in the making - but worth the wait. You won’t want to miss it.
Andrew Heyn, Baker and Millwright
On this episode of the Sourdough Podcast, Andrew Heyn of Elmore Mountain Bread and New American Stone Mills joins me to talk about his unexpected journey into artisan bread baking. We discuss how his passion for fresh milled wheat led him to build his own stone mill and eventually mills for customers around the world. And we talk about how his pursuit of better bread has helped support the growth and development his own burgeoning Vermont grain economy and has inspired others around the country.
How much I love this podcast ! I just discovered it and I am listening one episode after the other. Guests are awesome, Mike is always accurate on his questions, both are always humble and ready to share their passion with sourdough. Oh and did I mention that the music is a dream ? I wish you have hundreds of seasons! Thank you
Love this podcast!
I’m new to sourdough and can’t seem to get enough! I was so excited to discover this podcast. I love the friendly conversations, getting to hear more from the bakers I “know” from socia media, discovering bakers I DIDN’T know about, and all the passion and excitement this community brings to baking and sharing bread. Thanks so much for producing such an informative, positive, and enjoyable podcast. It has definitely been a bright spot during the pandemic.
Great listen that’s been helping me develop my own sourdough bread and build a little bread library.