One of food media and culture’s biggest criticisms to date is the lack of diverse discussion of race, gender and class. That’s why Racist Sandwich is the podcast we all need! But it needs outside support to keep going.
The independent podcast, hosted by chef and writer Soleil Ho and journalist Zahir Janmohamed, recently capped its 40-plus-episode first season and is looking to start work on the second season. Racist Sandwich has welcomed a slew of diverse guests such as chef Jen Agg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, comedian Hari Kondabolu and more. Janmohamed and Ho are taking the Portland, Oregon-based show on the road, working to improve the sound quality of their show and bringing on another producer. With less than a week left, the Kickstarter is about $2,000 short of the goal.
Kickstarter rewards include cool ringtones, voicemail greetings, recipe cards, dope enamel pins, food writing workshops, a trip to Portland and more. Now it’s time to patiently wait for season two and listen to the show’s backlog.