Some of the most interesting conversations around food happening right now are on the airwaves. Nope, not the radio, the podcast airwaves! Here's a list of seven that we think you should tune into right now. 

The growth in popularity of podcasts has made them really accessible and the content really high quality and we have become fans of lots! It's a great way to spend a walk to work or a lazy Saturday morning. Everyone has their favourites, but if you're into food and the industry around it, then we feel this list of podcasts will be right up your street.

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The Eater Upsell

Hosted by Amanda Kludy and Daniel Geneen, this is a podcast for the hardcore foodie. The Eater Upsell has a very broad knowledge about every aspect of the food industry, they are both hilarious and engaging. It showcases the best voices in the food industry has to offer. They look into a long list of debatable topics such as unfair labour practices and sexual harassment in a kitchen.

One of our favourite episodes is an interview with Chef Dan Barber, owner of the famous Blue Hill Farm restaurant, and who featured in Netflix's Chef’s Table (season one). It discusses his seed company Row 7 Seeds that was set up last year and his ambition to sell his seeds at Walmart.

This podcast doesn't hold back, they are vocal and strong in their opinions, which keeps it interesting.

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With Relish 

With Relish, hosted by Aoife Allen and Harry Colley explores all things going on in Ireland's culinary scene. Harry and Aoife are both food fanatics and want to recognise the less-known characters in Ireland's culinary industry.

Using both their kitchen experience, they are able to look at the weird and wonderful aspects of the Irish food culture, from both past and present, and highlight topics that only someone with experience working in a kitchen would be able to discuss. Their podcast 'An Episode About Mental Health' discusses the issues which can come from the pressure and strain of working in the food industry, is a well-informed podcast on a very topical issue.

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The Kitchen Sisters Present...

Having met in 1979 in California, the Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva began doing a weekly radio show together about the regional culture in California before starting to produce their own podcasts.  

The podcast has bits of history and subjects that have made America the diverse cultural landscape it is today. Looking into eating traditions and kitchen rituals while uncovering the world of secrets and how communities come together through food. Their podcast on 'Kimchi Diplomacy: War and Peace and Food' was awarded the Webby Award for Best Documentary Podcast.

One of their podcasts on Emily Dickinson’s Hidden Kitchen looks into the hidden archives of Harvard's Houghton Library where they discover that Emily Dickinson was better known as a baker than a poet. If you are curious about food and the history behind it, this podcast is for you.

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The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table has to be the longest running podcast of all time as they have been producing episodes for the past 20 years. The podcast discusses food culture while exploring different cultures and cuisines around the world. 

Hosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam, this podcast looks at topics such as Chefs, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll in 2019 to Simple Cheesemaking in 1999 – there is something for everyone here, and you'll even find something that you weren't looking for and enjoy it just as much!

After so many years of producing, Francis has mastered the foodie podcast, with his informative and well-researched knowledge on each weekly topic. 

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The Sporkful

Describing itself as a podcast "not for foodies, it’s for eaters" – perhaps if anyone would class themselves (like myself!) as one, you may need to prepare yourself for a bit of slagging in this!

Hosted by Dan Pashman, The Sporkful is one of the number one food podcasts on Apple and a James Beard Award food podcast. He gives into the uncovered truths about food. This podcast is funny and intelligent. Pashman is a very passionate host and talks about the basics of food and a simple way to enjoy them. The topics vary wildly and include things like, ‘The defence of Picky Eaters', which looks into why do picky eaters face so much judgment and it quite a fun listen for any audience.

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Table Manners 

Hosts Jessie Ware and her mother Lennie record their podcasts directly from her own kitchen table. On the podcast, they talk about family and food with their celebrity guest all while cooking a three-course meal. Lucky them!

The relationship between mother and daughter is captivating; the podcast is so natural and they are able to make the celebrities feel at home while having a few laughs as well. Music stars such as Sam Smith and George Ezra have already been invited to Jessie's home in East London for lunch, along with food celebs Tom Kerridge, Yotam Ottolenghi, Nigella Lawson, and restaurant critic Jay Rayner.

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The BBC Food Programme

The podcast is perfect for someone who is interested in what's going on in the world of food, from environmental issues to the latest food trends. The Food Programme can go from addressing controversial issues such as the effects Brexit on our food supply to discussing the deep-fried Mars bar in depth.

For the past 20 years, presenter Sheila Dillion has worked on The Food Programme and has a vast amount of knowledge about the food world. A great listen is Nigella Lawson discussing her memories of flavours in her life. It is a wonderfully in-depth podcast with a wide variety of topics to suit all moods.

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Are there any podcasts that you love that we should include on this list? Let us know in the comments below.