Summer listening – 6 food-related podcasts!

There are plenty of pods related to the food industry. We have picked six cherries from the podcast cake, all of which offer interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining content. How about brand building in the food industry, chocolate from a social anthropological perspective, food safety, new technology to prevent food waste, future trends and much more.

10 July 2020 •

We have selected six podcasts that show the breadth of content available when it comes to food and the food industry. Whether you are interested in – building a brand, gaining deeper insights into new technology development, hearing inspirational entrepreneurs or just being amazed by the possibilities of the future – you’ll find it here. Happy listening!

Food Marketing Nerds

Food Marketing Nerds is a podcast in interview form. Each week there is a new episode with a new exciting guest. Everything that has to do with food and marketing is addressed – from brand building, how to grow a startup, the power of storytelling – to getting engaged followers in social media and much more.

Typical episode

Meet Pete Truby, founder of the chocolate brand Salazon and with extensive experience in start-ups and entrepreneurship in the American food industry.

Truby talks about the advantages and drawbacks of receiving capital from investors, his love-hate relationship to the food industry and why it’s not enough to have a fantastic product when everything can be copied and imitated. Therefore, brand building is equally important as the product itself.

Link to the episode here!


Well-tempered* is a podcast that highlights women in the chocolate industry. We get to meet different types of academics and writers who work and research on chocolate, and entrepreneurs who talk about their products and challenges in the industry.

Typical episode

If you want to know more about chocolate from a historical, political and global perspective, listen to the episode with social anthropologist Carla D. Martin.

In this episode, we hear a personal reflection on chocolate and what made Martin go out into the world and conduct field studies in Africa, Latin America and Europe.

When Martin is not lecturing at Harvard University, she works to identify and develop high-quality cocoa and chocolate, focusing on ethics and quality assurance in the supply chain.

Martin describes a chocolate industry built in silos where different players do not get valuable exchanges with others in the industry. This is something Martin is trying to change through the non-profit organization Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) which she is also the founder of.

Link to the episode here!

Food Safety Matters

Food Safety Matters is a podcast that revolves around safety in the food industry. In each episode, we get to listen to insights, experiences and thoughts from experts in the field of food safety.

Typical episode

In one episode we get to meet Dr Marta Hugas, Head of Research at the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa).

Hugas talks about, among other things, future investments in food safety, sustainability and environmental issues, such as the EU’s work on risk assessment of new foods and the goal of achieving climate neutrality. The interdisciplinary work with expertise from different angles is described as the way forward to meet these challenges.

Another important issue that is highlighted is communicating research and data to the public in an apprehensible way.

Link to the episode here!

Nordic Food Tech

In Nordic Food Tech you get to listen to interesting conversations about technology, innovation and future challenges in the food industry. It can be about insects, software to prevent food waste, how technology can have a positive impact on sustainability work, and much more that you can’t miss.

Typical episode

Peter Jorgensen, partner at Maersk Growth, talks about investments for a better future.

Maersk Growth is a so-called venture company that invests in small companies with future potential. Maersk Growth is part of the Danish transport and shipping company Maersk.

Jorgensen talks about finding and supporting startups that address food waste and that work to streamline supply chains. We also hear about Maersk’s investments in future solutions, where concepts such as data, structure and transparency are key factors.

Link to the episode here!

Future Food

Relevant guests from different parts of the food industry are featured in this future-pod. New technology and new foods will enter the food scene and create new conditions and possibilities. How will we eat in 2050? How will production change and what will consumers eating habits look like?

Typical section

Jack Bobo, founder of the consulting firm Futurity, takes us into the future. What will the food industry look like in 2050?

What trends will die out and which will persist? Will we still count calories and talk about different diets, or will changes in environment, culture and behaviour automatically make us healthier and more relaxed about what we consume?

And should livestock breeders and meat producers be concerned about new sources of protein such as plant-based and artificial meat?

Link to the episode here!

Food Navigator

Food Navigator is a newly launched pod – only three episodes are available at the time of writing (July 2020). It remains to be seen what this effort will result in, but it seems promising. We have already heard interesting thoughts on sugar reduction in the episode Sugar reformulation part 1: Why reducing by stealth is key. We are waiting with anticipation for part 2!

In the meantime, you can read our chronicle Stop bragging – reduce sugar by stealth! which is rooted in Part 1.

Happy listening!

We hope you find something interesting and thought-provoking to listen to – or read. We will be republishing articles on our social channels for a few weeks. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn! With that invitation, we wish all our readers and followers an enjoyable summer.

Please, share this article if you liked it.


Similar articles

Right now we have no more articles on the subject.