Fermentations Podcast was conceived and began development in mid-2017. Behind the concept is Amanda Stanley, producer of The Mogwai Podcast and On The Engender podcasts, and Kate Bailey, a food consultant, chef and writer.
The post-Weinstein era has morphed into #MeToo and #timesup, bringing the struggles of minorities, immigrants and women to the broader public arena. It is critical for people at these intersections to have a platform where their stories, lives and oppression can be explored. The podcast focuses on those working in gastronomy; a beleaguered industry struggling to respond or address broad allegations of sexism, racism, classism and cultural appropriation. Additionally the podcast will explore food trends, diet culture, corporate food and capitalism and of course, the history of food.
Created between Berlin and Glasgow, the concept is formed by Amanda Stanley, producer of The Mogwai Podcast and On The Engender podcasts, and Kate Bailey, a food consultant, chef and writer. As a production team, their previous notable work includes the TYCI Podcast. TYCI was a Glasgow based, D.I.Y feminist collective who championed women in artistic arenas that ran for five years hosting events with names such as Lindy West and Carrie Brownstein, and also had an active blog, monthly club night with live acts and a long-running radio show. Read more about TYCI here or here.