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, April 14, 2021

Is a lie still a lie if enough people believe it? ‘Good Morning America’ co-anchor and former White House Communications Director George Stephanopoulos joins hosts Billy and Debbie Shore to discuss politics, the media, and the drastic differences between the Trump and Biden Administrations. “Every day, I was going to work to stand up for […]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Can we shift our historic stigma about people living in poverty? Princeton poverty researcher and author Kathryn Edin joins hosts Billy and Debbie Shore to discuss how changes to certain tax credits in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief American Rescue Plan will give more Americans support to move out of poverty. “We have turned 400 […]

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

How do we continue to care for each other as the pandemic draws to a close? Congressman Mike Thompson from California’s 5th District and influential Sacramento chef Patrick Mulvaney join host Billy Shore to discuss how the pandemic has affected the food and wine industries. “The [recently-passed] FEED Act is pretty straightforward: It recognizes that at […]

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On today’s episode of Add Passion and Stir, we’ll be talking with former Secretary of Education John B. King about closing achievement gaps in our educational systems.  We recorded this episode on Monday March 21st just hours before the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado when a gunman entered a grocery story and killed 10 people. We […]

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Can you build a successful and fun brand around serious social justice topics? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream join Billy Shore to talk about feeding hungry kids, police reform, and how businesses can make a difference on social issues. “Passing legislation that is going to reduce child poverty in […]

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

When is philanthropic giving the most meaningful? Bestselling author John Grisham and Share Our Strength Board member Renee Grisham join Billy Shore to discuss their partnership, philanthropy, and how they choose to support issues that are personal to them. “There is plenty of food in this country… but the framework isn’t always there to get […]

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

What will it take for Americans to trust each other again? Long-time New York Times columnist Frank Bruni joins the podcast to talk about his days as a restaurant critic, his goals as an op-ed columnist, and the current state of civic discourse in America. “Based on which [cable news channel] you’ve gone to, you […]

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How can we overcome gender and racial discrimination in the culinary industry? Best-selling cookbook author and food writer Julia Turshen talks with Billy Shore about her digital directory that supports women of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people in the food industry. “I was finding so often that I was being invited to be parts […]

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Will women ever be proportionately represented in Congress? Political journalist, novelist and cookbook author Jennifer Steinhauer joins Billy Shore to talk about today’s political climate and her new book The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress. “We still are below 25% of the entire legislative branch. It’s hard for women to make a […]

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

“How can I help? That was the question I kept asking myself,” says former teen idol and television writer and producer Shaun Cassidy. He joins Billy Shore to talk about COVID-19 and his support for No Kid Hungry and the Santa Ynez community through his new ‘My First Crush’ wine label. “COVID came along and […]