A Podcast about the Future of Food and Farming

Podcast: Flipping the Table
Honest Conversations About Food, Farming
and the Future




The production of food does more to damage the planet’s health than any other human activity. Global warming, degradation of species, soil, water, air and rural economies and epidemics of diet-related disease reveal the challenges. And yet there is real hope. Visionaries and revolutionaries are innovating to replace the harmful. You hear dynamic and enlightening conversations with the people who are flipping the table to create new ways to feed the world. It will inspire action and positivity in our challenging times and appeal to listeners and sponsors who hunger for healthy and resilient people, communities and economics.

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Host: Michael Reid Dimock is the program director of Roots of Change at the Public Health Institute. From a leadership role in the global Slow Food Movement to leadership of winning policy campaigns, for two decades he has led catalytic work to transform thinking and laws governing our production of food and management of farms. He serves on the advisory board of the UCLA Law School’s Resnick Food Law and Policy Program as well as the nonprofit boards of Farm to Pantry and the Wild Farm Alliance. Author, Katrina Fried, and Photographer, Paul Mobley, feature Michael in their book, Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing The World. His network of allies and social media followers is global, linking 140,000 individuals and organizations.


Producer: Patrick Sexton committed himself early on to music and sound production. He toured with the San Francisco Boys Choir and later attended SAE Expression Creative Media College where he studied audio engineering and entertainment business. In the early 2000s he focused his passion on the emerging underground hip hop scene, founding a music production company, Dnae Beats. He produced cult classic recordings by Gift of Gab of Blackalicious and Eligh of Living Legends and toured the world as a performing DJ. His music is heard on television programs such Workaholics and Silicon Valley. In 2013 he moved from Los Angeles to Sonoma County where he has expanded his passions to include cooking and local organic food. As producer he applies his audio expertise with a vision to build a large and diverse audience.

2019 Season Schedule and Published Episodes

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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

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


4 Minutes on Healthy Food and
Farming: Food is the Basis to our Health

April 2


Paul Dolan, Biodynamic Grapegrower & Former CEO Fetzer Vineyards: What is Regenerative Agriculture & Why Does it Matter? Part I & II
March 26


4 Minutes Healthy Food
and Farming:
Progress is Evident
March 19


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


4 Minutes on Healthy Food and
Farming: Agriculture as a Solution
to Climate Chaos
March 5


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



3 Minutes on the Food Movement
with Michael R. Dimock
February 19


J. Miakoda Taylor, Founder and CEO, Fierce Allies: Creating Food Movement Power by Healing Its
Dis-membered Parts
February 12, Part 1 & 2


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


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


3 Minutes on the Food Movement
with Michael R. Dimock
January 24


Anya Fernald,
Co-founder and CEO

Belcampo Meat Company
Meat is Political: What is the future of meat?
Part I
January 15

Upcoming Episodes

Regularly scheduled episodes will be augmented with special brief commentaries from host, Michael Reid Dimock, when current events spur thoughts on food, farming and the good food movement. Email, social media and RSS feeds will alert you!

April 23
Woody Tasch, founder Slow Money Institute: Slow Money: Is It a Viable Way to Fund Expansion of Local Food Systems?

May 7
Navina Khanna, Director, Heal Food Alliance: Her journey and reflections on building food movement power

May 21
Tony Coturri, Coturri Winery: The Godfather of California’s natural wine movement shares his winemaking philosophy

June 4
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 18
Dr. Tom Tomich, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, Director UC Davis, Ag Sustainability Institute & Dr. Casey Hoy, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management, Ohio State University: A vison for a rural economic renaissance


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