42 episodes

“Tell me about your mama's kitchen.” That’s the simple request which begins each episode of this Audible Original podcast from acclaimed journalist Michele Norris (NPR’s All Things Considered, The Washington Post) and Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama's media company.
 
Every week, hear guests like Michelle Obama, Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach, Matthew Broderick, D-Nice, José Andrés, and more explore the complexities of family life and how their earliest culinary experiences helped shape their personal and professional lives—and of course, each guest brings a recipe for a favorite dish from their youth so you can taste a bit of their story.
 
With a delicious buffet of actors, authors, chefs, musicians, and more, the rich conversations that flow from that simple, initial prompt reveal the histories, memories, and cultures that emerge from the kitchen—the heart of the home—where we are nourished physically and spiritually. Some of our most valuable and vulnerable moments happened there as we watched parents struggle with bills, wrestle with shifting family dynamics, or figure out new roles for themselves as feminism changed the national terrain. Your Mama’s Kitchen is a podcast about cuisine and culture, ingredients and identities, and the meals and memories that make us who we are.

Please Note: This is now the home of Your Mama’s Kitchen hosted by Michele Norris. To listen to Michelle Obama: The Light, search for it wherever you listen.

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Your Mama’s Kitchen Higher Ground

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 2.2K Ratings

“Tell me about your mama's kitchen.” That’s the simple request which begins each episode of this Audible Original podcast from acclaimed journalist Michele Norris (NPR’s All Things Considered, The Washington Post) and Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama's media company.
 
Every week, hear guests like Michelle Obama, Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach, Matthew Broderick, D-Nice, José Andrés, and more explore the complexities of family life and how their earliest culinary experiences helped shape their personal and professional lives—and of course, each guest brings a recipe for a favorite dish from their youth so you can taste a bit of their story.
 
With a delicious buffet of actors, authors, chefs, musicians, and more, the rich conversations that flow from that simple, initial prompt reveal the histories, memories, and cultures that emerge from the kitchen—the heart of the home—where we are nourished physically and spiritually. Some of our most valuable and vulnerable moments happened there as we watched parents struggle with bills, wrestle with shifting family dynamics, or figure out new roles for themselves as feminism changed the national terrain. Your Mama’s Kitchen is a podcast about cuisine and culture, ingredients and identities, and the meals and memories that make us who we are.

Please Note: This is now the home of Your Mama’s Kitchen hosted by Michele Norris. To listen to Michelle Obama: The Light, search for it wherever you listen.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson

    Dreamgirl, American Idol finalist and EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson joins us for the last episode of the season. She takes us back to her early years in the Southside of Chicago where she and her siblings grew up in a kitchen filled with song and where she spent precious late nights with her grandma in front of the TV. Plus, we hear about the poundcake recipe of her childhood.
    Jennifer Hudson is a renowned singer and actress. She’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony, earning her an EGOT status. She currently hosts her own self-titled show where she invites celebrities, community heroes and viral sensations to bring empowering conversations to light.


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    • 39 min
    Pete Holmes

    Pete Holmes

    Comedian Pete Holmes shares the small ways his mom infused her Lithuanian heritage through food, even if she wouldn’t talk much about the home she knew before having to flee the country and become a refugee. He’ll open up about his journey confronting some dark parts of his past that helped him make better comedy. Plus, we’ll get the recipe for his mom’s apple pie that might look more like a cobbler.
    Pete Holmes is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and podcaster. He gained recognition as the creator and lead actor of the HBO series "Crashing," a semi-autobiographical show centered around the world of stand-up comedy. Holmes has also worked as a writer for "Saturday Night Live" and lent his voice to characters in the animated series "Animals." His stand-up specials, including "Nice Try, The Devil" and "Faces and Sounds," have received praise for their observational humor.

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    • 46 min
    Zarna Garg

    Zarna Garg

    Comedian and TikTok sensation Zarna Garg shares her incredible journey of creating the American life she imagined growing up and finding marriage on her own terms. She also reveals how she transitioned from the elaborate meals her mom cooked to simpler dishes that suit her family’s needs today.  Plus, she offers some great tips for transforming steamed broccoli into something special.
    Zarna Garg is a stand-up comedian who pokes fun at her experiences as an Indian immigrant mom. She was named Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2023 and performs in comedy clubs all across the country. Her comedy special, “One in a Billion,” is available now on Amazon Prime Video.


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    • 42 min
    Sohla El-Waylly

    Sohla El-Waylly

    Chef, restaurateur and online food person Sohla El-Waylly shares some of her impressive food wisdom with us, taking us back to where it all began – her mother’s kitchen in the diverse suburbs of Van Nuys, California. We hear about how she was shaped by her mother’s knack for fusion and experimentation and her aunt’s love for classic, American dishes. Plus, she walks us through how to make her mother’s deliciously flaky parathas.
    Sohla El-Waylly is a chef and online food personality known for her appearances on shows like Netflix’s The Big Brunch, the New York Times’ Youtube channel and the Binging with Babish Youtube channel. Her book, Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook, is a New York Times BestSeller and a James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee.

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    • 36 min
    You Will be Timed (with Michele Norris and Carlos Fenwick)

    You Will be Timed (with Michele Norris and Carlos Fenwick)

    Michele Norris’ family has 30+ years of precious memories driving throughout the East Coast. From celebrating birthdays on the go to weathering natural disasters, when it comes to road trips, they’ve been through. Join Michele and her nephew Carlos Fenwick as they journey down memory lane with a lot of laughs along the way.
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    • 24 min
    Lena Waithe

    Lena Waithe

    Award-winning screenwriter and funny person Lena Waithe takes us back to her fast-food filled childhood in the Southside of Chicago. We’ll hear about what it was like to live in a house with three generations of women and about her grandmother’s dining table, which plays a big part in an award-winning episode that Lena wrote for Master of None. Plus, we hear why Chicken and Dumplings is the ultimate comfort meal.
    Lena Waithe is a comedian, actor, writer and screenwriter. She was the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her Thanksgiving episode on Netflix’s Master of None. She created The Chi, which she currently produces.

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

RJ08-12 ,

Favorite!

Love this podcast. Great recipes and great conversations ❤️

Susan Rosie ,

Dorie

Absolutely loved the conversation with Dorie. Was in tears. 😭
Suggest an interview with Pam Anderson…..”How to Cook Without a Book”. Pam was a editor at Cooks Illustrated. Her cooking concept…..cook with a formula not a recipe changed my life. Thanks 🙏

Tlex ,

Gettin Grown Pod Sent Me Here!!! 💚💚💚

I felt so at home with her on the “gettin grown” pod and i immediately looked for what I could find with her in it!!!! I LOVE this pod and its host, she’s made me realize that I need a cast iron skillet lol!! Odd enough, I read her memoir way back when and had no clue it was her til I did my googles!!! I grabbed her new book when it dropped from a YouTube video they did about it; it moved me to chorus! The dots are connecting and I love that for me. Her voice is like a fireplace… I want to be near it. It’s so warm and comforting 💚✨💐!!!

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