A podcast series hosted by Billy Shore

Big Chefs, Big Ideas

This is the weekly Share Our Strength podcast about people who are changing the world. Each week, Billy Shore, the founder and chairman of Share Our Strength, has a conversation with a guest from the culinary world and an industry thought leader creating a thought-provoking discussion. As much as food has become a source of pleasure and celebration, it’s amazing how food is central to our health, environment, educational achievement, sustainability, and overall quality of life.

Hosted by Billy Shore and Debbie Shore.

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Latest Interviews
Wednesday, December 02, 2020

How do each of us measure success? Bigger Bolder Baking chef and host Gemma Stafford talks with Billy Shore about her career, what it was like to host an online Bake-A-Thon for No Kid Hungry, and how her views on success have changed during the pandemic. “We’ve been very fortunate with Bigger Bolder Baking and […]

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

This week’s episode is an excerpt from Conversations on Food Justice, a collaboration between Share Our Strength and the Aspen Institute’s Food and Society Program designed to examine the roots and evolution of the food movement and how it intersects with race and class, as well as health, educational, and environmental inequities. Human rights activist, […]

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

How do you get kids from juvenile detention on track for success? Chef and Café Momentum Executive Director Chad Houser talks with Billy Shore about building a new model for juvenile justice that develops career and life skills to overcome recidivism and reincarceration. “The juvenile justice industry calls them ‘throw-away’ youth. We need to be […]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

How do you raise $1M to feed hungry kids? Celebrity trainer, choreographer and Broadway dancer Isaac Calpito joins Debbie and Billy Shore to talk about using his platform to amplify support for No Kid Hungry. Calpito developed a workout called Torch’d on Instagram TV every day when the pandemic hit and encouraged his followers to […]

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How do we overcome our country’s systemic racism? Bakers Against Racism co-founder and Washington DC executive pastry chef Paola Velez (Maydān, Compass Rose) joins Billy Shore and Share Our Strength Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Pamela Taylor to talk about finding the courage to speak out against racism and other forms of injustice. “We didn’t […]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

How do we create an antidote to the politics of division? UnidosUS Deputy Vice President Clarissa Martinez-de-Castro joins Billy Shore to discuss immigration policies, Latino civic engagement and turning out the vote. “If you look at surveys and opinion research for the last ten years, the majority of the American people actually want to see […]

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

When you wake up in the morning, can you say you’re proud of what you built? James Beard award-winning Minneapolis chef Ann Kim joins Billy Shore to talk about her immigrant experience, approach to food, and observations about her community in the wake of the George Floyd murder. “It is our job to make changes, […]

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Why is it so important to support black-owned businesses, particularly right now? FieldTrip chef and owner JJ Johnson talks to Billy Shore about being a black business owner and what drives him to succeed. “Don’t say you care about black lives if you can’t walk into a black-owned business and look on the shelves and […]

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

What will happen to our neighborhoods if independent restaurants do not survive the pandemic? Chicago’s award-winning chef and Mexico: One Plate at a Time host Rick Bayless joins Debbie and Billy Shore to talk about the struggle to survive for independent restaurants. “If we don’t get some assistance, I’m afraid we’re going to see our neighborhoods just […]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How are kids getting enough nutrition with all the constraints on schools during this pandemic? What about the restaurant industry? In this poignant episode taped early after COVID-19 struck the US, with an updated introduction from host Billy Shore, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern and Executive Director of Student Nutrition Services for the San Francisco Unified […]