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, 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 […]

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

How are so many of our most important issues tied to what we eat? James Beard Award-winning food writer Mark Bittman talks with Billy Shore about the relationship between food and critical issues like climate change, public health and social justice. “You can’t fix any justice issues, environmental issues, nutritional issues without fixing food. Food […]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What’s the key to building a purpose-driven career? Author, business school professor, and social change pioneer Bill Novelli returns to the podcast to talk to Billy Shore about doing well by doing good and his new book, Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World. “Tomorrow’s leaders are in our classrooms today… They want […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In this very special episode of Add Passion and Stir, host Billy Shore discusses the Biden Administration’s commitment to ending hunger in America. And, we revisit our conversation with chef and advocate Kwame Onwuachi. Award-winning Washington DC chef Kwame Onwuachi (formerly of Kith/Kin) talks to Billy Shore about the how the crisis of COVID-19 and […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

How has the role of the media changed over the last four years? CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joins Billy Shore to talk about journalism, politics and his work in support of causes like No Kid Hungry and military veterans. “We’re in a war over facts. Right now, two of the biggest […]

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

This week’s episode is taken from the second installment of the Conversations on Food Justice, a collaboration between Share Our Strength and the Aspen Institute’s Food and Society Program. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-1) moderates the discussion, which features former Obama Administration Secretary of Education (and current Education Trust President and CEO) Dr. John B. King […]

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Why is it so important to restore Native American autonomy? Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Director Allison Barlow join host Billy Shore to talk about poverty, education, and the struggle for social justice in Native American communities. “The Bureau of Indian Education schools only have a […]