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Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas 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.

Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas 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.

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Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas 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.

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English


Episodes

Carole King: Natural Woman, Natural Leader

4/21/2021
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 are all connected on the issues because the issues are interconnected,” King believes. “Hate is a feeling and it’s genuine and people feel it,...

Duration:00:46:17

George Stephanopoulos Examines the Changing Politics of Poverty

4/14/2021
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 truth and for fact-based journalism, and to make sure people – whether they wanted to hear it or not – had the facts they need to start every day in an...

Duration:00:39:55

Changing 400 Years of History: Poverty Researcher Kathryn Edin on the New Child Tax Credit

4/7/2021
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 years of history about how we treat the poor and think about the poor... on its head,” says Edin. “The message [these new credits] is sending to people who are...

Duration:00:42:14

Congressman Mike Thompson and Chef Patrick Mulvaney Find Reasons for Hope

3/31/2021
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 times of disaster, food insecurity is heightened and we need to do more,” says Thompson. “What we saw was empty kitchens, antsy cooks, and...

Duration:00:32:34

Inequitable: Former Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on Repairing Racial Disparities in Our Schools

3/24/2021
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 spoke with Congressman Mike Thompson from California founder and chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. His timely and informed commentary on the...

Duration:00:56:39

Ben & Jerry Serve Ice Cream with a Side of Social Justice

3/17/2021
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 the US by 40% is huge – it’s pretty much the best news I’ve heard in quite a long time,” says Greenfield about the American Rescue Plan, the latest COVID relief package...

Duration:00:48:23

It Changed Me Forever: Renee and John Grisham Fighting For Justice

3/10/2021
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 the food on the table for these hungry kids. You have convinced us that this is one problem that can be solved in this country,” John says. “It takes...

Duration:00:44:05

A Plea for Civility, Decency and Understanding: New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni

3/3/2021
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 can have an understanding of events and reality that is almost diametrically opposed to somebody else’s. That makes it so much more challenging to find common ground,” observes...

Duration:00:36:55

Fighting Gender and Racial Discrimination in the Food Industry: Author and Activist Julia Turshen

2/24/2021
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 of panels and conferences that included just a lot of other white people,” she describes Equity At The Table (EATT). “We focus very much on people of color...

Duration:00:43:29

Can a Record Number of Women Lawmakers Fix What’s Broken in Congress?

2/17/2021
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 difference as a group of women. Partisanship always trumps gender in the legislative process,” says Steinhauer. Her book examines the...

Duration:00:38:41

My First Crush: Shaun Cassidy Back On Stage After 39 Years and Reaching Out to Those Who Are Hurting

2/10/2021
“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 I saw a lot of our friends… farmers, growers and winemakers suddenly really hurting. Then I saw our schools close. I saw our restaurants close and I knew a lot of people were going to be...

Duration:00:50:53

Mark Bittman on Why Fixing Food Fixes Everything

2/3/2021
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 is at the center of just about everything,” claims Bittman. “It’s not going to happen from the top down. The push has to come from lots and...

Duration:00:38:29

“A Purpose As Well As a Paycheck:” Bill Novelli on How to Make a Dent in the Universe

1/27/2021
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 a purpose as well as a paycheck,” says Novelli about his business students at Georgetown. “Wherever you are in your career, whatever organization you’re...

Duration:00:32:47

Inaugural Special: Billy Shore on Biden's Hunger Plan and Kwame Onwuachi on Race and Rebuilding

1/20/2021
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 its economic fallout is exposing the vulnerability of the restaurant industry and the fundamental changes that must occur for independent...

Duration:00:27:09

Stay Outraged: Jake Tapper on Politics, Hunger and the Media

1/13/2021
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 stories are about that - people who deny COVID and the seriousness of it and people who deny the election results. In both cases, the leading purveyor of disinformation is the President,”...

Duration:00:54:43

Stay Outraged: Jake Tapper on Politics, Hunger and the Media

1/6/2021
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 stories are about that - people who deny COVID and the seriousness of it and people who deny the election results. In both cases, the leading purveyor of disinformation is the President,”...

Duration:00:54:43

400 Years of Racial Injustice Tearing at Our Social Safety Net

12/30/2020
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 Jr. and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-4). “Systemic racism operates to create structural barriers…...

Duration:00:58:02

Pulitzer Prize winning Nicholas Kristof on Inequality, Mass Incarceration, and Social Justice for Native Americans

12/16/2020
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 53% high school graduation rate! We are failing them way before they fail us,” suggests Kristof. “One of the greatest prides for...

Duration:00:50:30

Best-Selling Author and Chef J. Kenji López-Alt Combines Cooking Science with Storytelling

12/9/2020
How can science inspire better cooking? James Beard award-winning food writer J. Kenji López-Alt joins Billy Shore to talk about what drew him to explore the science behind cooking, finding his voice as a writer, and his two New York Times bestselling books. “Some people think cooking with science is the opposite of cooking with soul. I think it’s the opposite. The more you understand the science and technique behind it, the better your ability to get out what’s inside you,” he suggests. “To...

Duration:00:36:21

Gemma Stafford on Why Resilience Is the Most Important Ingredient in Your Recipe

12/2/2020
How do each of us measure success? Bigger Bolder Baking chef and host Gemma Stafford talks with Billy Shore about her career, what it was like to host an online Bake-A-Thon for No Kid Hungry, and how her views on success have changed during the pandemic. “We’ve been very fortunate with Bigger Bolder Baking and we wanted to give back… It was really important for me to be a part of something that is going to make such a big difference,” she says. “Since the world went into a lockdown in...

Duration:00:38:36