Available Episodes


2024 – Season 6

S6 – Ep#3 – Alegria De La Cruz, a Weaver and a Warrior for Equity and Justice. March 19, 2024.

S6 – Ep#2 – Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott, an inspiring indigenous millennial working to heal our land through stewardship. February 24, 2024.

S6 – Ep#1 – Rick Clark, a large-scale Midwestern regenerative organic farmer from Indiana, shares his story of transition away from conventional commodity agriculture to the center of the film Common Ground. January 16, 2024.

2023 – Season 5

S5 – Ep#12 – Jim Kleinschmit of Other Half Processing and the Growing GRASS Climate Smart Commodities Partnership Project. Farm boy and entrepreneur Jim Kleinschmit started a company called Other Half Processing to ensure that the hides and other byproducts from cattle and bison are fully utilized. December 5, 2023.

S5 – Ep#11 – Will Harris Regenerates An Entire Community Through White Oak Pastures. After decades of economic decline around the Harris family’s farm, Will experienced an epiphany that led to a journey to what we now call regenerative agriculture.  November 14, 2023.

S5 – Ep #10 – Filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell share their story of the making of Common Ground and why regenerative agriculture must become the norm. October 17, 2023

S5 – Ep#9 – The long strange trip of Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch. September 19, 2023

S5 – Ep#8 – The Good Food Movement Is Advancing More Quickly Each Year. August 24, 2023

S5 – Ep#7 – What does Grassfed Meat really mean with Carrie Balkcom of the American Grassfed Association. July 18, 2023

S5 – Ep#6 – Deep Connections: Healthy Soil Leads to Healthy Plants, Animals and Humans. June 13, 2023

S5 – Ep#5 – Will California’s Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) live on? May 17, 2023

S5 – Ep#4 – How Cliff Pollard and Cream Co, Inc. provide the missing middle link in creation of West Coast regional regenerative meat supply chains. April 8, 2023

S5 – Ep#3 – Jacob Katz, senior scientist for the nonprofit California Trout, describes how flexible farmers are a solution to major endangered species problems. March 15, 2023

S5 – Ep#2 – Leonard Diggs and the Regenerator Project on cultivating the next generation of women and BIPOC farmers and ranchers. February 14, 2023

S5 – Ep#1 – Food recovery at scale: Rick Nahmias on the birth and growth of Food Forward.  January 18, 2023

2022 – Season 4

S4 – Ep#12 – A Look Back at the Last 20 Years of Roots of Change story. A conversation with 4 individuals who have been deeply involved in its founding and evolution and offer perspectives on what has worked and what has not. December 22, 2022

S4 – Ep#11 – Update on the Achieving of Resilient Communities project and more with Maureen McGuire, CEO of Ventura County Farm Bureau

S4 – Ep#10 – How Siskiyou County might save good ranches and healthy meat in the age of industrial concentration and climate change. A conversation with Grace Woodmansee and Tom Tomich. October 11, 2022.

S4 – Ep#9 – Woody Tasch, Slow Money and a Call to Farms. September 6, 2022.

S4 – Ep#8 – Carmen Snyder on the nation’s first Farm Trails map and promotor of local small family farms. July 25, 2022.

S4 – Ep#7 – Regenerative farmer Craig McNamara, son of Robert S McNamara, architect of the Vietnam War. June 20, 2022.

 S4 – Ep#6 – Dr. Steven Chen on food as medicine and the future. May 17, 2022.

 S4 – Ep#5 – Two Young Regenerative Meat Producers Share Their Challenges and Solutions. April 26, 2022.

 S4 – Ep#4 – Three social justice leaders share their views on the struggle for Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund. March 22, 2022.

 S4 – Ep#3 – Let’s Feed LA County team reveals the power of community based organizations in our challenging age. March 1, 2022.

 S4 – Ep#2 – Protecting Farmworkers by Achieving Resilient Communities. Part II with John Krist. February 18, 2022.

 S 4 – Ep#1 – The ARC (Achieving Resilient Communities) project.
Part I with Maricela Morales of CAUSE.  January 18, 2022.

2021 – Season 3

S3 – Ep#3 – Unprecedented funding for local, just and regenerative food and farms. May 18, 2021

S3 – Ep#2 – Imhoff Archives with Temple Grandin, animal behaviorist. April 8, 2021

 S3 -Ep#1 -Season 3 Opener with Tom Philpott, author of “Perilous Harvest”. March 23, 2021

Season 2 – 2020

 S2 – Ep#27 – Naima Penniman, inspiring poet, is our Season II finale! December 23, 2020

S2 – Ep#26 – Imhoff Archives with pioneering organic farmer Eliot Coleman. December 10, 2020.

S2 – Ep#25 – Deborah Madison, the Queen of Greens shares her life. November 26, 2020.

S2 – Ep#24 – Imhoff Archives with Wendell Berry. November 12, 2020.

 S2 – Ep#23 – 3 Amigas Seek to Break a Meaty Logjam. October 29, 2020.

S2 – Ep#22 – Imhoff Archives Intro Show. October 15, 2020.

S2 – Ep#21 – Christine Tran & the LA Food Policy Council. October 1, 2020.

S2 – Ep#20 – Joe & Julie Morris talk grassfed beef. September 17, 2020.

S2 – Ep#19 – Filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, describes his new film Gather. September 3, 2020.

S2 – Ep#18 – Soil advocate Diana Donlon describes power of soil and her work at Soil Centric. August 20, 2020.

S2 – Ep#17 – School Food’s Future With Adam Kesselman. August 6, 2020.

S2 – Ep#16 – Final installment with J. Miakoda Taylor, on crossing the divides of race and privilege. July 23, 2020.

In a special “Beyond Your Table” podcast, Erin Fitzgerald of US Farmers and Rancher Alliance provides a pandemic update. July 9, 2020.

Dr. Britt Wray on her new book “Generation Dread” re the impact of climate chaos and other crises on our psyches. June 25, 2020.

J. Miakoda Taylor, a BIPOC-healer of racial divides, shares their experience of this dramatic moment. June 11, 2020.

Gleaning: the ancient local solution to a current national challenge. A conversation with Next Iron Chef and food justice activist Duskie Estes and social entrepreneur, Melita Love of Farm to Pantry.  May 28, 2020.

 Jack Algiere and The Farm at Stone Barns Center in New York.  A man on mission teaching and advocating for the art and science of regenerative agriculture. May 21, 2020.

Thomas McQuillan, VP of Strategy, Culture & Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods. April 30, 2020.

Jim Araby on the fate of frontline food chain workers in our time. April 16, 2020.

Anya Fernald of Belcampo Meat Co., Chris Sayer from Petty Ranch, Don Cameron from Terranova Ranch Inc. and Judith Redmond from Full Belly Farm share how they are adapting, learning and finding opportunities in this crazy COVID time. April 9, 2020.

Allen Katz of NY Distilling Company, a man of great spirits. April 2, 2020.

 A special episode with Alice Waters. March 26, 2020.

 Michael Reid Dimock’s comments on COVID-19. March 26, 2020.

How Change Happens: A Conversation with Master Change Strategist, Dave Henson, of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. March 19, 2020.

Kathleen Finlay on our future farmers. March 5, 2020.

A conversation with award-wining author and science journalist Dr. Britt Wray.
February 20, 2020.


Darryl and Melissa Burnette of Belle Harlem. February 6, 2020.

 Karen Ross, California’s Secretary of Food & Farming. January 23, 2020.

Peter Hoffman, New York City’s most thoughtful chef. January 9, 2020.


Season 1 – 2019

Snippets from memorable moments. We hear what Michael and Patrick took away from six of the 27 guests featured in season 1. December 26, 2019.

Erin Fitzgerald of US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance 2.0 is thinking big re ag’s role in the climate crisis. October 15, 2019.

Swedish millennial food activist, Elise Johanson, flips the table on Michael.
October 1, 2019.

Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint
, the dynamic couple behind the iconic San Francisco restaurant Mission Chinese and the innovative Perennial Farming Initiative, unpack their coming launch of Restore California, a collaboration with the State of California that makes restaurants, farmers and ranchers solutions to global warming. Anthony is the 2019 winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize. September 24, 2019
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, leader of the Social Justice Learning Institute and UCLA professor talks, about how the voices and desires of people in communities most impacted by lack of access to healthy food are not being heard by legislators. September 10, 2019

Rodger Wasson, host of the Farm to Table Talk podcast, former head of the Almond Board of California and other commodity-based industry associations, and Michael compare journeys and perspectives on agriculture. September 3, 2019

Clare Fox, executive director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, shares how one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic food movement nonprofits is reshaping the food in LA and beyond. August 27, 2019


  Chris Sayer, optimistic Ventura County lemon and avocado farmer, shares his inspiring story of continuous adaptation to multiple changes in our complex world. August 13, 2019


Michael’s Final Thoughts Coming Out of Slow Food Nations in Denver
Aug 6, 2019


Denisa Livingston, Diné leader from New Mexico tribal lands, shares groundbreaking victory in taxing soda and junk food to help heal her people ravaged by Type II Diabetes. It’s a brief and uplifting conversation! July 30, 2019

Two veteran chapter leaders, Marissa La Brecque and Jennifer Breckner, share the highs and lows of movement leadership at the local level. July 25, 2019

An honest conversation with Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese, Commonwealth, The Perennial), Duskie Estes (Zazu Kitchen and Farm, Next Iron Chef), host Michael R. Dimock and the audience centered on how San Francisco and the Bay Area can maintain its place as a culinary Mecca, given the exorbitant cost of living. July 12, 2019
Paolo Di Croce, Secretary General of  Terra Madre Foundation and International Secretary of Slow Food International Board of Directors. He discusses with Michael the future of Slow Food Nations. July 22, 2019

Special Report From Slow Food Nations – Part 2
July 21, 2019
Special Report From Slow Food Nations – Part 1
July 10, 2019


Kat Taylor, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank, Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation and its grass-finished beef operation Left Coast Ranch. She and her husband Tom Steyer, are radical philanthropists. We explore her roots and work to transform agriculture, philanthropy and banking in order to re-democratize America. July 16, 2019

A Few Minutes on
Healthy Food and
July 9
Elighthe iconic rapper of The Grouch and Eligh and Living Legends shares how food is part of his journey from addiction to health and we explore how independent artists and sustainable farmers share a groove. July 2, 2019

A Few Minutes on the Food Movement: Los Angeles Food Policy Council – A Model for
the Nation
June 25, 2019
Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black, shares her journey to advance social and food justice through her farm and collaborative community. June 18, 2019

4 Minutes on  Food and Farming
June 11, 2019
Anna Lappé, founder Real Food Media, author of Grub & Diet for a Hot Planet: Her food movement journey and state of the food movement. June 4, 2019

10 Minutes: Musings on the Movement
May 28, 2019
  Tony Coturri, Coturri Winery: The Godfather of California’s natural wine movement shares his winemaking philosophy. Part 1 & 2. May 21, 2019

4 Minutes on  Food and Farming
May 14, 2019


Navina Khanna, Director, Heal Food Alliance: Her journey and reflections on building food movement power. Part 1 & 2. May 7,2019

3 Minutes on the Food Movement
April 30, 2019
Woody Tasch, founder Slow Money Institute: Slow Money: Is It a Viable Way to Fund Expansion of Local Food Systems? Part 1 & 2. April 23, 2019

Special episode:

15 minutes
April 16, 2019
Nicolette Hahn Niman, author Defending Beef & Rightous Pork Chop: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production: Meat is Political: What is the future of meat? Part 1 & 2. April 9, 2019


4 Minutes on Healthy Food and Farming: Food is the Basis to our Health
April 2, 2019
Paul Dolan, Biodynamic Grapegrower & Former CEO Fetzer Vineyards: What is Regenerative Agriculture & Why Does it Matter? Part 1 & 2. March 26, 2019

4 Minutes on Healthy Food and Farming: Progress is Evident
March 19, 2019
Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Inc: Disrupting Agriculture: Regenerative Agriculture, Gene Editing and the Challenge of Reaching Societal Agreement. Part 1 & 2. March 12, 2019

4 Minutes on Healthy Food and Farming: Agriculture as a Solution to Climate Chaos
March 5, 2019
Dan Imhoff, Author of The Farm Bill: A Citizen’s Guide: The New Farm Bill: Where is it broken and how can it be fixed? February 26, 2019

3 Minutes on the Food Movement with Michael R. Dimock
February 19, 2019
  J. Miakoda Taylor, Founder and CEO, Fierce Allies: Creating Food Movement Power by Healing Its Dis-membered Parts. Part 1 & 2. February 12, 2019

4 Minutes on Healthy Food and Farming with Michael R. Dimock
February 5, 2019

Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Civil Eats: Reporting on the Food Movement: 10 Years of Frontline Observations. January 29, 2019

3 Minutes on the Food Movement with Michael R. Dimock
January 24, 2019
Anya Fernald, Co-founder and CEO Belcampo Meat Company Meat is Political: What is the future of meat? January 15, 2019