Welcome to Add Passion and Stir

We're so excited you've found Add Passion and Stir, Share Our Strength's podcast exploring the role of food in society. Since 2016, host Billy Shore, founder and chairman of Share Our Strength, convenes thought leaders to discuss the roots of hunger and poverty and how we can all share our strength to end them.

We’ve created this starter kit to introduce the podcast’s main themes and some of our favorite episodes. We hope these episodes inspire you to subscribe and share the podcast with friends!

On Food Justice...

Hunger is the Symptom; Poverty is the Disease

San Antonio Food Bank President and CEO Eric Cooper and Hotel Emma chef and culinary director John Brand bear witness to the toll COVID-19 pandemic has had on their community.

Episode Guests:

Eric Cooper
President and CEO
San Antonio Food Bank

John Brand
Chef and Culinary Director
Hotel Emma

On Poverty...

Living on $2 a Day: Poverty and Food Equity in America

Poverty expert Kathy Edin shares what we can do as individuals and as a nation to improve dire circumstances for the poor in America.

Episode Guest:

Kathy Edin
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy


On the Food Industry...

Mark Bittman on Why Fixing Food Fixes Everything

James Beard Award-winning food writer Mark Bittman talks about the relationship between food and issues like climate change and social justice.

Episode Guest:

Mark Bittman

On the Role of Government...

Jennifer Steinhauer on How Women Lawmakers Can Fix Congress

Political journalist, novelist and cookbook author Jennifer Steinhauer discusses the remarkable group of women elected to the 116th Congress in 2018.

Episode Guest:

Jennifer Steinhauer

On Giving Back...

Marcus Samuelsson and Lauren Bush Lauren on Family, Food and Service

Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Lauren Bush Lauren discuss their individual paths to social impact work and how they use their networks for good.

Episode Guests:

Marcus Samuelsson Chef Harlem's Red Rooster

Lauren Bush Lauren
CEO and Co-Founder
FEED Projects

On Race and Representation...

Kwame Onwuachi on Race and Rebuilding the Restaurant Industry

Award-winning Washington, D.C. chef Kwame Onwuachi talks about issues of race and diversity in the culinary world.

Episode Guest:

Kwame Onwuachi

On Leadership...

Bill Novelli on How to Make a Dent in the Universe

Author, business school professor, and social change pioneer Bill Novelli discusses doing well by doing good.

Episode Guest:

Bill Novelli
Business for Impact, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Thanks for listening and be sure to follow us on Twitter @AddPassionStir, like us on Facebook, and check out Billy Shore on Instagram @billshore.