Many food and drink entrepreneurs turn to podcasts for entertaining and informative content. They’re also a way to gain insights and learn lessons from other foodies, experts and founders.
There’s a wealth of food business podcasts are available that regularly serve-up brilliant content. Everything from the latest industry news and trends to engaging interviews with industry leaders, inspiration and tips, and a healthy dose of entertainment. Here are Froghop’s top picks of the best food business podcasts in 2022.
Radio 4’s The Food Programme
‘The Food Programme’ is a multi-award-winning show which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, proving its popularity! The podcast is a whole-hearted celebration of good food, covering everything from food production and consumption to quality. It looks at the UK’s food industry “at the macroscopic level”, investigating every aspect of the food we eat, whether it’s things you need to know about tea, lab-grown meat, or how food affects your mental health. Each programme focuses on a single topic, such as a specific food item, food of a particular geographical region, or health issues related to food. Listen now.
Secret Sauce from Food Hack
A food business podcast that explores how to get ahead in the food industry. Host Arman Anaturk, the co-founder of FoodHack, sits down with disruptive founders and innovators from across the food industry to learn more about the successful businesses they’ve built. Each episode features a guest speaker who dishes out the ingredients for success. This includes guests such as Daniel Skavén Ruben, an advisor and investor to multiple start-ups across Europe, and CEOs such as Fengru Lin, who co-founded the first company to produce whole milk from cell cultivation. Listen here.
Exploring foodtech and the future of food, host Michael Wolf talks to the innovators, disruptors and creators who are helping to reinvent food, cooking and the kitchen. Whether it’s using AI to build the next generation of food, building food robots, or creating cell-based meat, you’ll find it here. Guests have included the CEO of cultivated seafood start-up Wildtype and Better Meat Company CEO Paul Shapiro. Listen to this food business podcast.
The Splendid Table
Hosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam, The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle programme hosting fascinating conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture. It is renowned for introducing generations of food dignitaries and has been running for over two decades. Expect sit-downs with great culinary historians, award-winning bakers and celebrated chefs, as well as home cooks and small personal stories. A fantastic gateway to different cultures, cuisines and ideas. Listen here.
Hosted by founder Daniel Pope, Hungry describes itself as a podcast for “Challenger Food and Drink brands wanting to pour gasoline on their growth”. Expect insightful interviews with successful founders and thought leaders – including big names such as James Averdieck, founder of the well-loved dessert brand Gu – who dissect their unique journeys to success. The programme aims to provide you with actionable lessons to help you scale faster. It regularly features truly inspirational content with plenty of food for thought. Listen to Hungry.
The Food Chain
The Food Chain is a BBC podcast dedicated to the business, science and cultural significance of food and what goes into it. Host Ruth Alexander is joined by experts and entrepreneurs from the world of food who share their insights into everything from the bug business to cooking with computers. Guests have included renowned figures such as ‘philosopher chef’ Dan Barber, while also featuring small personal stories, such as people being able to ‘taste’ words! Listen here.
Vegan Business Tribe from Vevolution
Hosted by Vegan Business Tribe co-founder David Pannell, this weekly podcast targets vegan businesses or those thinking of starting one. It’s designed to support, inspire and connect you with other business owners in the industry – and share insights on building a successful vegan business from the ground up. Expect everything from talks with best-selling authors, insights on what will be the next big thing, and advice on what investors are looking for. Learn more.
Food Matters’ Table Talk
A chance to hear from the innovators who are “defining the future of food, drink and nutrition.” Each episode dives into the unanswered questions shaping the food and drink landscape. Expect to hear from industry leaders and influencers such as internationally renowned gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi and founders of disruptive start-ups such as Bernie Williams, CEO of myDNAhealth. Listen to Table Talk.
Shopify Masters brings together successful entrepreneurs and experts to share their experiences and inspirational stories. This podcast is slightly different as it covers all kinds of e-commerce businesses, including food and drink. Expect lots of exciting stories, including food entrepreneurs who talk about their business, growth and marketing, whether starting a 100% plant-based instant ramen start-up or surviving in the saturated drinks energy market. Listen here.
The way we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing, with new technologies and food products at the heart of this change. The Future Food podcast delivers just as it says – bringing together the diverse range of people driving the future of food, from entrepreneurs and venture capital investors to farmers and food businesses. Covers everything from agtech to alt milk and automation in food. Listen here.
Froghop’s Food Founders Interviews
The Froghop Food Founders podcast lets you hear the inspiring stories, experiences, insights and tips of entrepreneurs from across the industry who’ve started and successfully scaled their food or drink businesses. If you’re looking for some inspiration to get going or simply want some advice on the ins and outs of the industry, check out the interviews. We’ve covered vegan products, healthy snacks, liquid supplements and many more businesses.