Heard! Podcast

Heard! is a food, beverage, and hospitality podcast featuring interviews with leading industry professionals at the local and national level.  The concept is a Detroit based collaboration between the Detroit Optimist Society, the Hungry Dudes, and NickDrinks.com.  Please check us out online at www.heardpodcast.com to listen in and learn more about the guys.  Cheers!


All Episodes

Heard! Podcast – Episode 125 F*ck Diets. Lift Stuff. Sweat.

Dr. Amy Latawiec, owner of Rebel Cycle Studio in Detroit, joins us. The holidays can be a stressful time. How do we navigate the desire to be healthy, tend...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 124 Round Two with Street Beet

We talked to Nina and Meghan from Street Beet back in March 2019, just before their adventure to Los Angeles for the Vegan Street Fair. Since then, a lot...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 123 What might happen if we raise the minimum wage?

In a mostly symbolic gesture, the House of Representatives voted to increase the minimum wage to $15/hr in Summer 2019. If the minimum wage were to increase, how would...

Heard! Podcast – Detroit’s Only Winery

Chris Southern, General Manager & Director of Production of Detroit Vineyards, joins us to discuss what it’s like operating Detroit’s first winery in 60 years. Detroit Vineyards is inside...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 121 A Discussion about Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is pervasive. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, 90% of women and 70% of men report being harassed. I am joined...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 120 A Clowder of Bobcats

Last time we spoke with Matt Buskard, owner of Bobcat Bonnie’s, he was reopening the second Bobcat Bonnie’s in Wyandotte. Since Episode 56 in April 2018, Matt has reopened...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 119 Leading with Kindness

Christine Anschuetz is the Pastry Chef at The Henry in Dearborn, MI. Christine attended culinary school in her 30s after leaving her job as a teacher. She has brought...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 118 Duck Fat Sidecar, Mushroom Juice, & Lactofermented Cherries

Executive Chef Ken Miller and Restaurant Manager Jackie Phillips of Toasted Oak Grill & Market in Novi, MI, join us this week to discuss front and back of house...

Heard! Podcast – Episode 117 Chef to the World Cup Champions

Chef Teren Green (Chef T) joins us to talk about his path from cooking in Royal Oak to cooking for the 2019 FIFA World Cup Champions United States Women’s...