Forgive me father, it’s pre-pandemic times since I released a podcast under the Ken On Food banner.
By way of returning to content creation on the food front this year, I’ve scrubbed, washed, peeled, seasoned and freshened up the Ken On Food podcast feed and kicked things off (today) with the first instalment of Food In 5 Minutes.
At the tail end of 2020 I had released a short run of episodes under the same name, highlighting five stories from Ireland’s food scene and beyond that had caught my eye during the week. I’d share some thoughts, plenty of links in the blog notes and aim to get it all done in five minutes or less. In the real world, I had equated it to me buying the Business Post in the local shop only to skim the newspaper to look for the stories I was interested in while having a cup of coffee.
Skip through a few Covid-clouded years on the food front and I’ve slowly been getting back into the food writing groove. And, after three years straight of producing sports and gaming podcasts – namely with The Football Manager Football Show – I think it’s time to get back to matters food.
In what might be a bold move, I’ve ditched everything previously published on the feed and moved podcast hosts as well for the new run. Looking at the content previously published, seeing news stories from the end of 2020 doesn’t really hold any relevance now and, while enjoyable, some of those featured in the long-form interviews have either changed roles or seen their businesses wind down, such was the impact of the pandemic. Switching platforms is in no way a reflection on the previous podcast host as I’ve got over a dozen shows sitting with them, but I’ve been curious to try out the Acast platform from a creator standpoint and so the Ken On Food podcast has jumped ship there. You can find the Acast feed here.
So what’s the Ken On Food podcast about?
As the name suggests, it’s me, talking about food. I’m building things out to bring the podcast in a variety of flavours from the snack-sized Food In 5 Minutes episodes, to longer-form interviews and discussions with two specific series planned for later this year. To begin with, you’ll find new episodes of Food In 5 Minutes available on Sunday mornings, dropping in time for that first espresso of the day.
In each episode you’ll get five news stories spotted across the week, with the show notes on the blog backing things up with additional links to all stories, extra finds and some highlights from the blog of the past seven days. You can listen to the first episode below.
If you fancy adding it to your weekend listens, you can subscribe for free on Spotify or Apple Podcasts where positive reviews are always welcome!
On a closing note, happy new year! It’s been fun getting back to writing on matters tech, podcast and radio and there will be plenty more to come this year. If you would like to get in touch, you can email me at any time, email@example.com.