I wanted an excuse to host dinner parties in my apartment to connect with people I wouldn’t necessarily meet otherwise in New York City. There are so many intriguing, amazing people here but it is so easy to stay trapped within your own bubble of understanding. I wanted to find a way to document my conversations without being too invasive or taking away from the actual experience. Building a podcast around shared meals was an effective tool for opening up the intimate conversations.
I settled on this format through a LOT of trial and error, either overcomplicating things (too many guests, too many elements) or oversimplifying (not enough variety or uniqueness to the format). I like that the guests are recurring so the listener can feel as if they are joining us for each meal as well.