Latest Episode

Ep. 76: Meet the New Wave of Culinary E-Entrepreneurs

Monday May 04, 2020

Who are the new culinary entrepreneurs of the COVID-19 quarantine? The innovators who are bringing foods from farms to doorsteps, sending exotic ingredients across the country, and connecting families through cooking. Our guests are Julia Niiro, Ted Farthing, and Kelly Montoya.

Ep. 75: Diet Lies

Monday April 06, 2020

Everything we thought we knew about nutrition was wrong. According to journalist Nina Teicholz, Dr. Miles Hassell, and salumist Elias Cairo, a salami a day might just keep the doctor away.

Ep. 74: Coronavirus Hits The Food Industry 

Sunday March 22, 2020

In this special episode, Carrie Welch, Vitaly Paley, and Heather Kintler discuss the profound impact that COVID-19 has had on their businesses.

Ep. 73: The Future Of Food Is The Past

Monday March 02, 2020

Is foraging the new farming? How will Gen Z change the food industry? And how will a cutting-edge grocery chain change the health industry? Panelists Rowan Jacobsen, Jen Bryman and Fernando Divina discuss.

About Us

Like a lively dinner-table conversation at a “four top” (table for four in restaurant parlance), The Four Top is a roundtable discussion of the hot‑button topics in the food and beverage culture. The Four Top, presented by OPB for NPR One, is winner of both the James Beard and IACP awards for Best Culinary Podcast and has been a featured podcast at PodCon.

About Us

Support Us

The Four Top is a not-for-profit media project fueled by the support of listeners like you. Your donation, however small, will help defray the costs of research, editing, transcripts, and more. If your company is interested in sponsoring The Four Top, please email us for a rate card. We’d love to discuss working with you!

Support Us