In 2017 I collaborated with the outstanding food journalist Chris Nuttall-Smith on the development and pilot for this popular CBC podcast. I took a break from my own show, In Concert, to produce Episode 1 (Dark Meat/White Meat) and Episode 2 (One Word: Yeasts) before handing things over to the amazingly talented team they put together.
It was such a privilege to be a part of this project, a nerdy, quirky deep dive into everyday food. I won’t try to do better than the description from the official website, which describes The Fridge Light as “an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Each episode chows down on one food phenomenon, revealing the unexpected cultural ingredients. Part science, part business, part psychology.”
Nuttall-Smith is a helluva fine journalist: curious, thorough and dogged, an expert in his field – and, on top of it, hilarious as hell off the cuff.
Subscribe here, or listen to Episode 1 & Episode 2 below.