THE TALKHOUSE PODCAST MAKES FOOD CULTURE DEBUT

NEW EPISODE FEATURES ANDREW CARMELLINI AND A$AP FERG

“Must-listen podcast.” —Entertainment Weekly

“The website for artist-on- artist criticism.” —Pitchfork

“The pieces are quality, smart adventures and the writer/artist combinations are frequently mind-blowing.” —Village Voice

American chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini speaks with A$AP Ferg for the Talkhouse, marking the podcast’s food culture debut. Recorded live at Sonos and co-produced by leading culinary website Food Republic, the new episode finds the pair discussing leadership, the environment and more—including the “primitive and elemental” joys of cooking over open flames outdoors, which Ferg claims, “is the way to live." Listen to the podcast at http://talkhouse.com/talkhouse-x-food-republic-aap-ferg-talks-with-andrew-carmellini-for-the-talkhouse-podcast.

“Chefs and musicians have so much common ground, and there’s often a mutual admiration,” notes Richard Martin, Editorial Director of Food Republic. “We're excited about exploring this through the Talkhouse Food podcasts.”

Talkhouse’s editorial website and podcast offer an alternative to traditional models of journalism and criticism. Readers and listeners gain unique insight to the creative process as musicians, actors, filmmakers, comedians, and, now, luminaries in the food world explore and express their opinions on each other’s crafts in writing and on the podcast. Talkhouse plans to work with Food Republic and other like-minded partners to commission editorial pieces from notable chefs and other luminaries, as well as hosting them on the Talkhouse Podcast. On Talkhouse’s first steps into food, Talkhouse co-founder Ian Wheeler says, “We started Talkhouse with the idea that musicians (as well as filmmakers and actors) needed a space where their work could be discussed by and with peers who shared similar life experiences. We’ve long felt that this need extends to the Food category, as well, and Talkhouse is ecstatic to finally explore this space. We’ve got a great partner in Food Republic to help guide us in this initial stage.” Talkhouse’s coverage of restaurants, chefs, dining and all things food will provide fresh and frank firsthand perspectives from those who know them best.

The fast-rising media company continues to grow its platform in scope beyond the food world, as well. The Talkhouse Podcast was recently named a Webby Award honoree (Best Individual Podcast Episode). The newest discussion with Ferg and Carmellini comes on the heels of recent Talkhouse Podcast episodes including conversations between Senator Al Franken and Seth Meyers, Taran Killam and Kyle Mooney, Courtney Barnett with Chastity Belt, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) and Paul Major (Endless Boogie) and Rob Corddry and Lake Bell.

Another recent change reflecting the organization’s evolution is the hiring of Amy Rose Spiegel as Editor-In-Chief of Talkhouse Music. Spiegel, who previously served as story editor at Rookie and associate editor at BuzzFeed Music, published her first book, Action: A Book About Sex last year. Of the decision, Wheeler says, “Her understanding of (and, more importantly, willingness to understand) nearly every conceivable viewpoint in modern culture, along with her ability to translate feeling into words is, to a large extent, the future of Talkhouse.”

More at http://www.talkhouse.com/

About Talkhouse:
Talkhouse is a new media platform where all content—written editorial, audio podcasts and video—is created by musicians, filmmakers, actors, chefs and more. Talkhouse has changed the journalistic landscape with landmark contributions from the late Lou Reed, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, Rose McGowan and hundreds of other creative leaders. On the Talkhouse Podcast, guests have included Kid Cudi talking with Paul Reubens, Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) in conversation with Talib Kweli, Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre sitting down with Nicole Holofcener, and Darren Aronofsky talking with one of his cinematic heroes, Alejandro Jodorowsky.

About Food Republic:
Food Republic explores the culture of food through stories, interviews, global conversations and experiences. This is the site for people who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart.

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