Sustainable Dish Podcast (general)

In honor of Women’s History Month, our next podcast features Kate Estrade of Local Cooling Farms. In this episode, we discuss modern farming, the improvements on her soil's and animal's health as she's adopted rotational grazing and regenerative agriculture, farming with her husband, and the fulfillment she feels as a 1st generation "Farm-Her."

If you are interested in farming or starting your own homestead, listen to this episode! It may be just the inspiration you need to take the leap and become involved in your own food production!

Be sure to download this episode and let us know your favorite takeaways on social!

Know of a good resource for female farmers? Let us know by sending a note to SacredCowBlog@gmail.com


In honor of Women’s History Month, our next podcast features Audra Mulkern, founder of The Female Farmer Project and forthcoming documentary film project Women’s Work: The Untold Story of America’s Female Farmers. Mulkern also hosts a podcast dedicated to featuring female farmers and providing a way for them to share their stories, struggles, and successes.

 

Be sure to give it a listen and let us know your key takeaways!


Our next podcast guest shines a light on black farmers in celebration of black history month. Justin Butts may be young, but he’s already accomplished an impressive resume. He’s served in the armed forces, studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and launched his own soap business, Butts Brothers, sourcing lard from the Kune Kune pigs that he raises. 

 

In his newest gig as livestock coordinator for Soul Fire Farm, Justin is working diligently to help the community learn more about livestock production, eating meat, and the joys of nose-to-tail dining. This work constitutes the culmination of so many skills and interests that he’s touched on throughout his career including juggling multiple projects, a passion for delicious food, and reconnecting people with the food that they eat. He also shares his experiences as a black farmer and offers advice for other people of color who are interested in getting involved in food system work through farming or other avenues.

 

This episode was a joy to record! Be sure to give it a listen and check out the work of Justin and Soul Fire Farm!

Direct download: Justin_Butts__On_being_a_top_chef_soap_maker__farmer_at_Soul_Fire_Farm.mp3
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The Sustainable Dish Podcast is BACK!
 
I've been hard at work with book and film edits and the podcast has been a bit silent lately.
 
Until now! In this new episode, I introduce my co-host, Lauren Stine, discuss why I chose to make Sacred Cow, and share my favorite parts of this film-making journey. We have an exciting lineup of future guests, so be sure to subscribe to your favorite podcast streaming platform to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest.
 
This isn't the first time we've heard from Lauren. In my first interview, we discuss how one of her goats was stolen from her farm by vegan activists. Be sure to give it a listen for further context on Lauren's background.
 
In this show, we talk about my introduction into film with the short documentary, Soft Slaughter, and my hopes and takeaways from my experience making Sacred Cow.
 
Lauren highlights her favorite blog post, Books for Meat-Curious Kids, and how we need more resources for children and young people to learn about better meat.
 
Lastly, we discuss our lineup of future guests, how you can submit requests, and stay up-to-date by signing up for my weekly newsletter.
 
As always, thanks for listening!

On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Frank Mitloehner, a specialist in livestock air quality at UC Davis.


On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Dr. Allen Williams a healthy soil consultant and rancher at Joyce Farms.


On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast I speak with Sara Place from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. We break down the components of  life cycle assessments for cattle, and the impact on water, land use, and methane emissions.

Direct download: Episode_99__Beyond_Burger_vs._Real_Burgers_with_Sara_Place.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak to Lauren Manning about the theft of a goat from her Arkansas farm.

Direct download: Episode_98__The_Stolen_Goat_with_Lauren_Manning.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast I speak to Jason Rowntree and Paige Stanley from Michigan State University. Jason and Paige just published the paper- Impacts of soil carbon sequestration on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions in Midwestern USA beef finishing systems. We discuss the results of their paper, the impact of grazing livestock specifically- Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing , and why eating meat may be not as bad for the environment as we think. 


On this episode of the Sustainable Dish podcast I speak with Dr. Shawn Baker, an orthopedic surgeon, multi-sport world record holding Masters 50+ Athlete, and Zero-Carber meaning he eats a primarily carnivorous diet.

Direct download: Episode_96__The_Carnivorous_Diet_with_Dr._Shawn_Baker.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish podcast I speak with Lierre Keith, author of the Vegetarian Myth, about her experience being a vegan for almost two decades and her eventual transition back into eating meat.

Direct download: Episode_95__The_Vegetarian_Myth_with_Lierre_Keith.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish podcast I talk to Andrew Smith about his book A Critique of the Moral Defense of Vegetarianism.

Direct download: Episode_94__Critiquing_Moral_Vegetarianism.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with Mikhaila Peterson. We discuss Mikhaila's journey into remission from severe arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression and a plethora of other symptoms from changing how she eats.

Direct download: Episode_93__Healing_With_the_Meat_Diet_with_Mikhaila_Peterson.mp3
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On this episode of the Sustainable Podcast I speak with Taylor Collins of Epic Provisions and Roam Ranch.

On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast I speak with Joel Salatin about the ecological and moral arguments for raising animals for meat.

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