A podcast series hosted by Billy Shore

Food plays a central role in our lives — from our health and the health of the environment to a child’s educational achievement and opportunity — and yet, hunger is a daily reality for many. Every week, Billy Shore, founder and chairman of Share Our Strength, hosts “Add Passion and Stir,” a podcast exploring the role of food in our society. Subscribe to “Add Passion and Stir” and join us every Wednesday for conversations about food, justice and society. Follow us on Twitter @AddPassionandStir, like us on Facebook, and follow Billy Shore on Instagram @billshore.

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Hosted by Billy Shore and Debbie Shore.

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Latest Interviews
Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Can the current pandemic strengthen our resolve to eradicate hunger? Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot describes what she is witnessing on the frontlines of the escalating hunger crisis caused by COVID-19 and the opportunities it presents. “There are lots of opportunities in this pandemic to come out of it better than we were going into it,” […]

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Who is responsible for solving our major social problems? Former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital Senior Advisor Deval Patrick discusses the roles of government and business in solving our society’s most intractable problems. “[Government] policy is not that interesting or important in the abstract, it matters where it actually touches people.” After his term as […]

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Why does it matter who tells the story or who is behind the camera?   Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis discusses the evolution of how the magazine thinks about representation and social justice as a result of the pandemic and racial reckoning. “As we think about our role in food media, we are thinking much more […]

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

How do you get a seat at the decision-making table? Actor and black-ish executive producer Anthony Anderson talks about how black change agents like himself participate in societal decisions and help involve diverse communities. “I like to think of us as agents of change… what makes [black-ish] timely is that we talk about real issues […]

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York City rocked the culinary world when he announced his three-star Michelin restaurant would reopen with a meat-free menu. In this very special episode of Add Passion and Stir, Chef Humm says, “My hope is that we can show that we can create these magical moments […]

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

How can American learn and grow from the COVID19 public health crisis? U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks child hunger, economic reforms, and this generation’s opportunity to step forward boldly in response to the pandemic. During this year’s Share Our Strength Rural Childhood Hunger Summit, keynote speaker Vilsack describes how COVID19 has affected so many […]

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

In light of recent events including the trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin, we bring you an important conversation with James Beard Award-winning chef JJ Johnson. Johnson describes the challenges of black business ownership and how to support black-owned businesses. “Don’t say you care about black lives if you can’t walk into a black-owned business […]

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Iconic singer-songwriter and environmental activist Carole King talks music, activism, and the power of a meaningful gesture. King shares how her more than 50 years of activism has helped her see how interconnected issues like the environment, immigration, education and hunger truly are. “We are all connected as humans, whatever our party is, and we […]

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 discusses the media and how politics and public opinion have shifted over the past 20 years and during the pandemic. “A crisis like this hits everyone. It’s not people who haven’t been […]

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Can we shift a historic stigma towards people living in poverty? Princeton poverty researcher and author Kathryn Edin describes welfare reforms in the 1990s that were based on fear that recipients would become dependent on the system and how changes to certain tax credits in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief American Rescue Plan will give […]