The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

By The Ringer & Majordomo Media

Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

Episodes

How Asian Americans Can Better Support Black Lives Matter

Dave calls up his producers, Chris Ying and Isaac Lee, to explore why Asian Americans can and should advocate for the Black community in the midst of ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality.
06/06/2050m 31s

A Conversation With ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Jonathan Nolan

Dave and Chris Ying call up filmmaker Jonathan Nolan to hear his perspective on a wide range of topics, from interrogating the structures of Western society in light of the global pandemic to the philosophies that underlie his hit series ‘Westworld.’
29/05/201h 23m

CPG, Normal Pot, and Too Small to Fail, Vol. 9 With Lily Kwong

Dave and Chris Ying explore the idea of restaurants selling consumer packaged goods and review some home cooking equipment (1:39) before calling up renowned landscape artist Lily Kwong to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted her industry and how the idea for Freedom Gardens came about (36:53).
26/05/201h 20m

Dads, Vol. 3 With Wylie Dufresne

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by legendary chef and current full-time dad Wylie Dufresne to exchange stories about fathering children in the time of COVID-19.
21/05/201h 36m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 8: Ben Leventhal

Dave and Chris Ying call up Ben Leventhal, cofounder of Eater and Resy, to discuss how the hospitality industry will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
19/05/201h 10m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 7: Restaurant Closures | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying speak to Lincoln Carson of Bon Temps (2:44), Eric Bost of Auburn (29:54), and Marguerite Mariscal of Momofuku (55:08) about the experience of closing restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
13/05/201h 28m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 6: Jim Kim | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up former World Bank president and epidemiology expert Jim Kim to discuss the science-based methods for the United States to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/05/201h 8m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘Burnt’ (2015) | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up food personality Joe House to discuss the universally panned 2015 chef drama ‘Burnt’ and explain everything wrong with the film.
08/05/201h 22m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 5: Wylie Dufresne | The Dave Chang Show

Dave offers up an idea for the food delivery infrastructure in a post-COVID America (1:07) before calling up Chris Ying and legendary chef Wylie Dufresne to discuss how the pandemic has changed the restaurant industry and will continue to change it (8:18).
04/05/201h 9m

#AskDave, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying sit down to answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: eating raw chicken, salting pasta water, food festivals, and much more.
30/04/201h 3m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 4: Eddie Huang | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up BaoHaus chef Eddie Huang to discuss his recent move to Taipei, what Americans can learn from many East Asian countries’ success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, how the popularity of Taiwanese cuisine could grow in the Western world, and much more.
27/04/201h 22m

Dads, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

Dave calls up Majordomo Media head creative and father of two Chris Ying to discuss parenting young children under quarantine. Topics include: mispronouncing names in children’s books, the unique experience of falling asleep while playing with a baby, Dave’s kimchi recipe, and much more.
23/04/201h 24m

Too Small To Fail, Vol. 3: Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show

Dave explains his recent ventures on Instagram (2:32) before calling up Jessica Koslow of Sqirl and Chris Ying to discuss reshuffling a restaurant to give back to the community during this difficult time (13:44).
20/04/201h 9m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘Demolition Man’ (1993) | The Dave Chang Show

Dave addresses the increasingly perilous state of the restaurant industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic (1:08) before calling up his producers Chris Ying and Isaac Lee to explore the 1993 sci-fi/action film ‘Demolition Man’ in admittedly absurd fashion (29:53).
16/04/201h 27m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 2: Marguerite Mariscal | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal to discuss how the Momofuku restaurant group has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic thus far and how to move forward.
14/04/201h 4m

‘Tigertail’ Pre-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with filmmaker Alan Yang to discuss his deeply personal film ‘Tigertail’ and how it portrays the Asian American experience. ‘Tigertail’ releases tomorrow, April 10, exclusively on Netflix.
09/04/201h 9m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 1: Corey Lee | The Dave Chang Show

Dave gives his homemade crepe recipe (0:37) before calling up three-Michelin-starred chef Corey Lee of Benu to discuss how the restaurant industry will have to change and rebuild in a post-pandemic world (14:50).
06/04/201h 25m

Mr. Moms, Vol. 1: Cooking for Your Family in Quarantine | The Dave Chang Show

In the first (and possibly last) episode of ‘Mr. Moms,’ Dave calls up Majordomo Media head creative and father of two Chris Ying to explore the challenges of cooking for their respective families while sheltering in place.
03/04/201h 8m

Honoring Floyd Cardoz, Vendors During Quarantine, Instant Pots Are Stupid, and Regrowing Scallions | The Dave Chang Show

Dave pays his respects to the late, great Floyd Cardoz, who passed away on March 25, 2020, due to complications from contracting COVID-19 (0:57). Then, he calls up Majordomo Media head of creative Chris Ying to discuss the importance of protecting vendors in the COVID-19 era (10:20), the undeniable stupidity of the Instant Pot fad (39:34), a valuable lesson that can be learned from the survivalist trick of regrowing scallions (53:40), and more.
26/03/201h 12m

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Hurting the Restaurant Industry | The Dave Chang Show

Dave is joined by Majordomo Media’s head of creative Chris Ying to discuss the devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting upon the restaurant industry and the policies that can be implemented to counteract it. We encourage you to contact your representatives through the United States Capitol hotline at (202) 224-3121.
20/03/2033m 37s

The Legacy of Gray Kunz, Quart Containers, and Frozen Peas. Plus: The Current State of Geopolitics With Ian Bremmer | The Dave Chang Show

Dave honors the life of the late great chef Gray Kunz, explains the utility of quart containers, and illustrates the unique advantages of frozen produce (1:09) before bringing in GZERO Media founder Ian Bremmer to discuss how geopolitics has changed in the modern age (15:58).
12/03/201h 9m

‘Ugly Delicious’ Opening Diaries, With Morgan Neville | The Dave Chang Show

Dave gives some restaurant recommendations, offers an alternative to hand sanitizer, and explains his declining interest for baseball (0:41) before sitting down with Oscar-winning director of ‘Ugly Delicious’ Morgan Neville to discuss how the series came about and evolving the show for the second season (11:47). ‘Ugly Delicious’ season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix.
06/03/201h 6m

‘Ugly Delicious’ Season 2 Preview, the Teflon Wok, and Jerry Saltz, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

On the 100th episode of ‘The Dave Chang Show,’ Dave gives a preview of the upcoming second season of ‘Ugly Delicious’ and discusses the many uses of the teflon wok (1:46) before bringing in one of the most popular guests in show history, the Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry Saltz, to further explore the intricacies of the creative process (16:41).
05/03/201h 27m

Spoons, Restaurant Recs, and Fly Fishing. Plus: Huey Lewis! | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with his producer, Isaac Lee, to discuss the importance of cooking spoons, recent food adventures, and the appeal of fly fishing (1:39). Then Dave is joined by rock legend Huey Lewis to discuss the iconic musician’s life and career (26:48).
27/02/201h 28m

Ko Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Even for a Momofuku restaurant, Ko has gone through a lot of changes since opening its doors in 2008, all while maintaining two Michelin stars for the majority of its existence. Dave sits down with executive chef Sean Gray and general manager Su Wong Ruiz to discuss how Ko evolved through the years.
20/02/201h 30m

How Sweetgreen Became Sweetgreen, With Nicolas Jammet | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with Sweetgreen co-founder Nicolas Jammet to discuss the creation and growth of the restaurant chain as well as the philosophies behind the company’s ethos.
18/02/201h 12m

‘Olympic Dreams’ Pre-Opening Diaries, With Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with ‘Olympic Dreams’ filmmakers Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas to discuss the making of the unique romantic comedy set at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. You can watch ‘Olympic Dreams’ in theaters starting February 14, 2020.
13/02/201h 7m

A Candid Conversation Between Chef and Critic, With Adam Platt | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with New York Magazine’s esteemed food critic Adam Platt to discuss the unique relationship between restaurants and their media counterparts.
06/02/201h 28m

‘Briarpatch’ Pre-Opening Diaries, With Andy Greenwald | The Dave Chang Show

Dave is joined by cohost of ‘The Watch’ and creator of the upcoming USA Network series ‘Briarpatch’ Andy Greenwald to discuss the transition from critic to creator, the natural anxieties that escalate during the lead-up to a release, and the best way to deal with the forthcoming response from critics and fans. Tune into ‘Briarpatch’ on USA Network every Thursday at 10 p.m., starting on February 6.
31/01/201h 22m

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 4, With Alex Ross | The Dave Chang Show

The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having already examined the connection with the visual arts, Dave sits down with esteemed New Yorker music critic Alex Ross to discuss the parallels between music—namely, classical music—and cooking.
23/01/201h 21m

Majordomo Meat & Fish Pre-opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with key members from across the Momofuku team to discuss the opening of three new restaurants in the Palazzo tower at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas: Majordomo Meat & Fish, Moon Palace, and Siberia.
16/01/202h 7m

Looking Back and Moving Forward, 2020 Edition | The Dave Chang Show

So much has happened to Dave in 2019. Here are some of his thoughts on the new year.
09/01/2059m 35s

David Epstein: The Paradox of (Non-)Expertise | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with ‘Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World’ author David Epstein to discuss the myth of early specialization, the virtues of interdisciplinary training, and how this can all apply to the culinary industry.
19/12/191h 23m

Championing Women Chefs, With Charlotte Druckman | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares some of his favorite food experiences of 2019 (1:54) before sitting down with ’Women on Food’ author Charlotte Druckman for a nuanced conversation on the many different systematic injustices towards women in the culinary industry and how it can be rectified (15:06).
12/12/191h 29m

The King of Retail, Mickey Drexler | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with merchandising titan Mickey Drexler — known for his work stewarding the Gap, Abraham & Straus, Apple, J.Crew, and other successful businesses — to glean pearls of wisdom.
05/12/191h 20m

The Beauty of Indian Cuisine With Madhur Jaffrey | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with legendary food writer Madhur Jaffrey CBE to explore the great depths of Indian food and its relations with the Western world.
28/11/191h 20m

Roy Shvartzapel Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with renowned pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel to discuss his extraordinary life and career: from being on a track to play basketball in the NBA to working in the most preeminent kitchens around the world to creating extraordinary panettones in the present day.
21/11/191h 47m

Marco Canora, Dave’s First Chef | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with his very first chef, Marco Canora, to discuss his illustrious career, from starting as a line cook at the iconic Gramercy Tavern to becoming the chef-founder of Hearth and Brodo.
14/11/191h 21m

The 2019 Sports Mega-Pod, With Kevin Clark and Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show

In honor of what is arguably the best time of the year for sports, Dave sits down with The Ringer’s resident NFL analyst Kevin Clark (5:42) and NBA analyst Kevin O’Connor (51:53) to draw parallels between sports trends and the culinary industry.
07/11/191h 33m

Reassessing the Beard Awards With James Beard Foundation CSO Mitchell Davis | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with James Beard Foundation chief strategy officer Mitchell Davis to assess the state of the James Beard Foundation Awards and how it can improve.
31/10/191h 25m

Sean Brock: Rethinking Southern Food | The Dave Chang Show

Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Dave interviews renowned chef Sean Brock about rediscovering the culinary heritage of the American South and pioneering within Southern cuisine. You can purchase chef Brock’s new book, ‘South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations,’ wherever books are sold.
24/10/191h 16m

Lessons From a Billionaire Investment Titan, Michael Novogratz | The Dave Chang Show

What can a chef learn from a hedge fund manager turned cryptocurrency specialist? A lot, it turns out. Dave sits down with Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz to discuss the wisdom he’s gleaned from working on the highest levels of Wall Street, buying in early on blockchain, rescuing US Wrestling, and working to reform the American prison system.
17/10/191h 19m

Angela Duckworth: Explaining Grit | The Dave Chang Show

Dave celebrates Jeremy Fox’s new Santa Monica restaurant Birdie G’s (0:37) before sitting down with Angela Duckworth, psychologist and author of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,’ on the complexities behind the personality trait of grit (3:08).
10/10/191h 42m

Nick Anderson: Expanding Political Discourse, One Cartoon At a Time | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with Counterpoint founder and Pulitzer prize–winning cartoonist Nick Anderson to discuss the value of editorial cartoons, the importance of critical thinking, and consuming a variety of opinions.
03/10/191h 7m

Jeff Ma: Breaking Biases | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his thoughts on the recent controversy around comedian Shane Gillis (1:00) before sitting down with analytics expert Jeff Ma—best known as the blackjack player at the center of the book ‘Bringing Down the House’ and the film ‘21’—to discuss trusting data over instincts and facts over bias (5:57).
26/09/191h 26m

Wylie Dufresne: Pushing the Envelope on What Food Can Be | The Dave Chang Show

Dave extols the virtues of fly fishing (1:16) before sitting down with renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne, a hall-of-fame food innovator who revolutionized American cuisine with his unorthodox—but delicious!—dishes (9:52).
19/09/191h 42m

Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 2: Sam Kang of Bar Wayō | The Dave Chang Show

After the successful launch of Bar Wayō in New York City’s South Street Seaport, Dave sits down with its chef Sam Kang to assess for themselves the newest addition to the Momofuku restaurant group.
12/09/191h 9m

Brooks Headley: Doing More With Less | The Dave Chang Show

From playing the drums to being an elite pastry chef to cooking iconic vegetarian burgers, Brooks Headley produced excellence despite limitations. Dave speaks with the James Beard Award-winning chef of Superiority Burger about his journey.
05/09/191h 8m

Brian Koppelman: Celebrating the Good and Learning From the Bad | The Dave Chang Show

Dave talks about his most recent barbecue exploits in Austin, Texas (0:45), before sitting down with filmmaker Brian Koppelman to discuss the early days of Momofuku, choosing to focus on positivity, the intense obsession over one’s craft, and much more (6:58).
29/08/191h 8m

How to Run a Restaurant Group, With Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal | The Dave Chang Show

Dave remembers the late musician-poet David Berman (1:00) before sitting down with the newly minted CEO of Momofuku restaurant group, Marguerite “Marge” Mariscal, to discuss her meteoric rise as well as the past, present, and future of Momofuku (6:18).
22/08/191h 8m

Finding Peace in the Kitchen, With Iliana Regan | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his thoughts on which tomatoes taste best in BLT sandwiches (1:46) before sitting down with Elizabeth chef-owner Iliana Regan to discuss her unique culinary vision, maintaining mental health while working in high-pressure environments, and much more (9:23). You can find Regan’s new memoir ‘Burn the Place: A Memoir’ wherever books are sold.
15/08/191h 16m

Helping People on a Global Scale, With Dr. Jim Yong Kim | The Dave Chang Show

It’s not often that Dave calls someone his “hyung”—an informal, affectionate Korean word meaning “older brother.” But Dr. Jim Yong Kim, former president of the World Bank Group and Dartmouth College, is one of those people Dave cannot help but call his “hyung.” Dave speaks with the renowned global health leader about their friendship, dealing with racism while growing up as an Asian American, his passion for helping the disadvantaged, and much more.
09/08/191h 36m

A Brief Message on Where We Stand | The Dave Chang Show

A message from Dave: “Steve Ross, if you're reading this, I implore you to divest from Trump. He is everything we stand against. Please turn your attention to fundraising for gun control and immigration reform.”
08/08/196m 0s

The Secret Sauce of Noma, With Jeff Gordinier | The Dave Chang Show

Dave explains why aspiring cooks should not go to culinary school (1:02) and then brings in food critic Jeff Gordinier to discuss what makes chef René Redzepi and Noma special, where the food world is headed, and much more (8:35). You can find Gordinier’s new book ‘Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World’ wherever books are sold.
01/08/191h 33m

Michael Schur on Creating ‘The Good Place’ and Making Ethics Funny | The Dave Chang Show

Dave speaks to celebrated television producer Michael Schur about incorporating ethics into comedy in his show ‘The Good Place’ and applying moral philosophy to one's profession.
25/07/191h 22m

What Pottery Can Tell Us About Culture, With Adam Field | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his thoughts on sushi etiquette and respecting the craftsmanship behind food (1:15) before sitting down with renowned potter Adam Field to discuss the history of Korean pottery and what the art of ceramics says about culture (11:22).
18/07/191h 20m

Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 1: Joshua Skenes of Angler LA | The Dave Chang Show

After the highly anticipated launch of Angler in Los Angeles, Dave sits down with its chef and founder, Joshua Skenes, to assess for themselves the second outpost of the Michelin-starred seafood restaurant.
11/07/192h 27m

Bill Simmons on 2019 Food Trends, Fatherhood, and, of course, the NBA | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his thoughts on the ethnic-food aisle at grocery stores (0:36) before bringing in The Ringer’s CEO, Bill Simmons, to discuss food trends of the year thus far (11:04), the pervasive changes brought on by fatherhood (28:20), and what’s next for the culinary world (41:32).
04/07/191h 8m

Randall Park on Being an Asian American Actor, Representing His Community, and BTS | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his perspective on American fast food (0:48) before bringing in ‘Always Be My Maybe’ star Randall Park to discuss embracing his Asian American identity (16:17), making it as a comedic actor (33:08), and being a fan of global K-pop sensation BTS (49:52).
27/06/191h 13m

On Mental Health and Holding on to Hope, One Year Later | The Dave Chang Show

Just over a year after Anthony Bourdain’s passing, Dave revisits the topic of mental health and speaks about his own battles.
25/06/1921m 12s

Preet Bharara: Sticking to Your Moral Compass | The Dave Chang Show

When Preet Bharara was appointed to be United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, he earned a reputation as one of the most successful prosecutors of Wall Street corruption. Dave speaks to Preet about his tenure as a U.S. attorney and adhering to the duty of carrying out justice.
20/06/191h 12m

Momofuku Kawi Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

We last spoke to chef Eunjo “Jo” Park mere days before the grand opening of Momofuku Kawi in Hudson Yards. Months later, Dave sits down with Jo to discuss all that has happened since the launch.
13/06/191h 0m

Gabriela Cámara: A Titan of Mexican Food | The Dave Chang Show

Gabriela Cámara wears many hats: chef-owner of a handful of iconic restaurants, cookbook author, subject of a Netflix documentary, social justice activist, and mother. She is also an adviser to the president of Mexico and was recently named to the Council of Cultural Diplomacy. Dave speaks to the culinary superstar about her career, Mexican cuisine, and much more.
06/06/191h 8m

Combating the Climate Catastrophe, With David Wallace-Wells | The Dave Chang Show

Since the arrival of his child, Dave has become increasingly concerned with the viability of a tenable future for the next generation. He speaks with David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor of New York Magazine and author of ‘The Uninhabitable Earth,’ about the real danger of climate change that is already damaging humanity.
30/05/191h 31m

Expanding Your Horizons, Literally, With Jada Yuan | The Dave Chang Show

Travel often inspires a changed perspective on the world, especially in relation to the self. Dave speaks with Jada Yuan, the 2018 author of "The 52 Places Traveler" in 'The New York Times,' about her many travels and her takeaways from experiencing different cultures.
28/05/1959m 39s

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 3, With Rirkrit Tiravanija | The Dave Chang Show

The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having already examined this connection with Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith, Dave speaks with contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, whose work literally turns cooking into art.
23/05/191h 25m

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 2, With Roberta Smith | The Dave Chang Show

The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having examined this connection with Jerry Saltz earlier this year, Dave delves even deeper into these parallels with New York Times chief art critic (and Jerry’s wife!) Roberta Smith.
21/05/191h 38m

Sophistication in Simplicity: Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer | The Dave Chang Show

Partnerships are tricky to navigate in any business structure, let alone a kitchen where everyone is bumping shoulders. But Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of NYC's King restaurant work so seamlessly together that their symbiosis outweighs any friction. Dave speaks with the two British chefs about the dynamics of co-running a restaurant and the paradoxical complexity in making seemingly simple dishes.
16/05/191h 8m

Chris Bianco and Chad Robertson: A Culinary Superteam | The Dave Chang Show

It's not often two masters of any craft join forces to collaborate, let alone open up an entire complex together. So when Pizzeria Bianco’s Chris Bianco and Tartine’s Chad Robertson clasped hands to create The Manufactory in Los Angeles, the culinary world lit up with excitement. Dave speaks to them about pioneering in their respective fields and how their partnership came about.
14/05/191h 42m

A Conversation With Grace Chang | The Dave Chang Show

When Dave and Grace first found out they would be parents, they realized nothing mattered more than the arrival of their first child and changed everything in anticipation. A week before Grace gave birth to their son, the Changs discussed the many trials and tribulations of the pregnancy.
09/05/1958m 25s

Momofuku Seiobo: Finding Freedom in Food | The Dave Chang Show

It's difficult to describe Momofuku Seiobo without it sounding a little odd. The three-hatted restaurant is located inside a massive casino in Sydney, Australia. Named after a Japanese goddess, it serves Caribbean cuisine using Australian produce. It's also widely considered one of the country's top restaurants—it's currently ranked the no. 2 restaurant in all of Australia by Gourmet Traveller. Dave speaks with executive chef Paul Carmichael and general manager Kylie Javier Ashton on how the Seiobo team broke through with an atmosphere of freedom and independence.
07/05/191h 5m

Mina Kimes on the Korean American Experience and the NFL | The Dave Chang Show

Dave speaks to ESPN senior writer Mina Kimes about the unique experience of growing up Korean American, the paradox of being an NFL fan, and Asian representation in sports media.
02/05/191h 20m

Joe Beef: Staying True to Yourself and Being Damn Good at It | The Dave Chang Show

Joe Beef is an unassuming, casual restaurant in Montreal, Quebec. The humble Little Burgundy establishment resembles more of an laid-back tavern than a renowned fine dining institution. And yet it is considered Montreal’s most famous restaurant, if not Canada’s most famous restaurant. Dave speaks with chef-owners David McMillan and Frédéric Morin on how they preserved a genuine personality in their food while achieving excellence.
25/04/191h 23m

The Ethics of Meat Eating With Steven Rinella | The Dave Chang Show

Hunting and fishing are hot-button topics in the United States. Some embrace them as valuable parts of culture, and some view them as archaic or even inhumane. Dave speaks with renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella on the ethical debate surrounding meat consumption, the paradoxical symbiosis of hunting and wildlife conservation, and how it all relates to food production.
18/04/191h 5m

Creating Community in Counterculture With Eric Koston | The Dave Chang Show

Iconic street skateboarder Eric Koston turned pro at just 16 years old. Now at 43, he still skates professionally and is an active participant in skating culture. Dave spoke with Eric from the Uber Eats House during SXSW about his big night out in Austin, fostering a community within the counterculture movement, and the parallels between cooking and skating.
11/04/191h 5m

Aaron Franklin: the Master Craftsman of Barbecue | The Dave Chang Show

In 2009, when Aaron Franklin and his wife Stacy opened up a barbecue trailer on the side of a highway in Austin, Texas, they had no idea it would snowball into one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in the nation. But Franklin Barbecue wouldn't have become what it is without Aaron’s unwavering commitment to hard work and dedication. A decade removed from the Austin institution’s humble beginnings, Dave speaks with the world-class pitmaster from the Uber Eats House during SXSW about transfusing love and care into cooking, making an intentional effort to maintain work-life balance, and growing the restaurant through failure.
04/04/191h 12m

Defying Conventional Wisdom With Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney | The Dave Chang Show

In 2013, the activewear market seemed oversaturated, dominated by titans like Nike and Adidas. But in spite of the prevailing wisdom, Ty Haney saw a way to break into that market and founded Outdoor Voices. She was 25 years old. Dave speaks with the OV founder from the Uber Eats House during SXSW about trailblazing in a seemingly too-crowded field and parlaying failure into success, and about their shared experience of being young entrepreneurs.
28/03/191h 11m

Hasan Minhaj on Comedy As a Conduit | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with ‘Patriot Act’ host Hasan Minhaj to discuss how he learned to embrace his cultural heritage, the similarities between food and comedy, and using entertainment to make a difference. ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ Volume 2 is available now on Netflix.
21/03/191h 12m

Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

Eunjo “Jo” Park spent most of her adult life learning to be a good cook. But she never had to learn about being a good chef. In the second of a two-part interview, Dave speaks with Jo about learning from failure and finding an authentic identity for the restaurant. The new Momofuku Kawi in Hudson Yards opens today, March 15.
15/03/1941m 39s

Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show

Eunjo “Jo” Park turned down many opportunities to manage her own restaurant in order to focus on cooking. Now the executive chef of the new Momofuku Kawi, she finds herself melding her fine dining background with her Korean American heritage. In the first of a two-part interview, Dave speaks with Jo about her path: from immersing herself in Western cuisine and coming back around to Korean cuisine. The new Momofuku Kawi in Hudson Yards opens on March 15.
14/03/1958m 7s

Cooking As an Art, With Jerry Saltz | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 43)

The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world—in both abstract and concrete ways—than you might think. Dave speaks with Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry Saltz about these parallels.
28/02/191h 29m

Breaking the Ceiling on Breakfast, With Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 42)

Simple, easy, approachable—these are words that may be used to describe dishes at Sqirl. But the Los Angeles–based cafe did not become one of the most popular restaurants in the city by making dishes in a simple, easy, or approachable fashion. Dave speaks to Sqirl’s chef and owner, Jessica Koslow, about pioneering in breakfast cuisine, the bias against "common" foods, and influencing the rest of the food world.
21/02/191h 5m

What Makes the Best Food the Best? With Lolis Elie | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 41)

People have subjective definitions when it comes to quality, and food is no exception. To compare one genre of food to another often requires nuance and context, making the whole endeavor that much more difficult. Dave speaks to writer and food critic Lolis Elie about how to evaluate food with care and respect.
14/02/191h 16m

Why You Should Go to Spoon by H | The Dave Chang Show

Spoon by H is an unassuming dessert café located in a strip mall near central Los Angeles. Yet Dave named it his 2018 restaurant of the year on this very podcast. In this micropod, Dave sits down with his producer, Isaac Lee, to explain what makes the Korean American family business so special.
12/02/1916m 58s

Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Basketball, With Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 40)

The NBA has gone through a significant revolution in the past decade, prioritizing efficiency over tradition. The result? A wildly popular league that garners more attention than ever before. Dave sits down with Ringer basketball analyst Kevin O’Connor to compare embracing innovation in the NBA and in the culinary world.
07/02/191h 8m

What Hip-Hop Can Tell Us About Food, With Shad | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 39)

The genre of hip-hop music may seem to have little to do with the culinary world, yet there are parallels between the two that dovetail surprisingly well. Dave draws these parallels out with the help of musician and ’Hip-Hop Evolution’ host Shad.
31/01/191h 10m

The Chef as a Leader, With Adam Grant | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 38)

Being a chef is a lot more than just cooking; it requires the ability to manage a kitchen and everyone who works in it. Dave learned the hard way that he needed to control his infamous temper in order to excel as a leader. He discusses this and much more with renowned organizational psychologist and three-time New York Times best-selling author Adam Grant.
24/01/191h 5m

René Redzepi: The Relentless Innovator | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 37)

Noma has been considered one of the greatest restaurants in the world for over a decade. Dave’s longtime friend, Noma head chef and co-owner René Redzepi, takes us through how the Danish restaurant flourished with its extraordinary dedication to reinventing Nordic cuisine. We’re trying something new: Send any questions you may have to askdave@majordomomedia.com.
17/01/191h 10m

Looking Back and Moving Forward | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 36)

So much has happened to Dave in 2018. Here are his thoughts, unfiltered. We’re trying something new: Send any questions you may have to askdave@majordomomedia.com.
10/01/1949m 17s

Majordomo Post-opening Diaries, Vol. 2: Back of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 35)

As the first year of Majordomo draws to a close, Dave sits down with his key staffers at the Los Angeles restaurant to review the journey since launch. This week, he speaks with the back-of-house leaders: executive chef Jude Parra-Sickels and chef de cuisine Marc Johnson.
27/12/1855m 25s

Majordomo Post-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1: Front of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 34)

As the first year of Majordomo draws to a close, Dave sits down with his key staffers at the Los Angeles restaurant to review the journey since launch. This week, he speaks with the front-of-house leaders: general manager Christine Larroucau and beverage director Richard Hargreave.
20/12/181h 8m

Food Trends of 2018 With Bill Simmons | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 33)

This year has been a memorable one for food; Dave reviews 2018’s biggest food developments with the help of the Podfather, Bill Simmons. And, of course, they talk about some sports too.
13/12/181h 4m

Jeremy Fox Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 32)

Chef Jeremy Fox reinvented cooking with vegetables at Ubuntu. But the recognition and accolades, in both earning and receiving, were not without their costs. Dave speaks to the ingenious chef about finding balance and returning to the culinary world. You can find Fox’s new cookbook, ‘On Vegetables,’ wherever books are sold.
07/12/181h 11m

Embracing Cultural Identity With Jon M. Chu | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 31)

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a worldwide phenomenon, the sixth highest-grossing rom-com of all time, and a cultural touchstone for many East Asians. But for its director, Jon M. Chu, the road to creating the first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years meant coming face-to-face with his own heritage.
07/12/181h 31m

Joshua Skenes: The Maverick of Cooking | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 30)

Saison chef Joshua Skenes didn’t become one of the greatest chefs in the world by reading a textbook or by chasing accolades. All that mattered was the food.
07/12/182h 2m

Steven Yeun: Exploring and Embracing the Korean American Duality | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 29)

Filming ’Burning’ allowed actor Steven Yeun to grapple with being in South Korea as a Korean American (9:07), the unique Korean sentiment of “Han” (22:22), and the expectations to represent Asian America (54:20) … all of which Dave can relate to.
07/12/181h 11m

Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Football With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 28)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Ringer NFL writer Kevin Clark to compare the tension between progress and orthodoxy in the culinary arts to a similar dissonance in the NFL.
07/12/1840m 53s

Evan Kleiman: Telling the Story of Food | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 27)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with 'Good Food' host Evan Kleiman to discuss growing up as a food lover in Los Angeles (1:20), innovation in dining during the '70s and '80s (23:24), the trials and tribulations of operating a restaurant (40:26), and moving on from being a restaurateur (59:04).
07/12/181h 29m

Ike Barinholtz: Restoring a Frayed Nation, One Movie at a Time | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 26)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by comedian-turned-filmmaker Ike Barinholtz to discuss the uniqueness of the Thanksgiving meal (7:37), how politics bleeds into culture at large (24:43), and finding pragmatism in a fractured discourse (44:24).
07/12/181h 2m

Making Sense of Modern Politics With John Heilemann | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 25)

Chef and Momofuku founder David Chang sits down with political journalist John Heilemann to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial appointment to the Supreme Court (4:11) and the future for the United States government (40:12).
07/12/181h 6m

Khabib-McGregor Reactions With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show

In this micro-pod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to relive the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229 and the ensuing brawl.
07/12/1817m 18s

Finding Purpose in Cooking: Dan Giusti of Brigaid | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 24)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Brigaid chef Dan Giusti to discuss how Giusti’s career led up to becoming head chef at Noma (4:37) and leaving the top position at one of the world’s greatest restaurants to service more people (36:24).
07/12/181h 8m

From Cooking Prodigy to Culinary Artist: Jessica Largey | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 23)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Simone chef Jessica Largey to discuss her extraordinary ascent as a prodigious cook in elite kitchens (0:47), developing an artistic voice with food (51:12), and transitioning to opening a restaurant (1:07:30). Largey's new restaurant, Simone, is now open in Los Angeles’s Arts District at 449 S. Hewitt St.
07/12/181h 23m

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 22)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to recount her experience working under Wylie Dufresne (1:36), how she helped advance Momofuku (14:05), and the trials and tribulations of opening the first Milk Bar (38:22). Milk Bar's new Los Angeles flagship store opens this Saturday, September 22, and will be located at 7150 Melrose Ave.
07/12/1848m 11s

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 21)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to discuss the unique challenge of opening a new restaurant (6:37), fostering creative innovation in the kitchen (20:56), and developing a work ethic in high-pressure environments (31:56). Milk Bar's new Los Angeles flagship store opens this Saturday, September 22, and will be located at 7150 Melrose Ave.
07/12/181h 3m

Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 20)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by cofounder and CEO of Clover Health Vivek Garipalli to discuss how he overcame those who underestimated him (16:56), the power of taking risks when you're young (20:12), and what he learned from buying a hospital and going into the health care business (36:07).
07/12/181h 4m

Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Shibumi chef David Schlosser to discuss Schlosser’s advanced career leading up to working in Japan (0:56), learning the highest forms of Japanese fine dining as a foreigner (33:43), and challenging the expectations of Japanese food in the United States (53:31).
07/12/181h 20m

David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by artist David Choe along with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to explore Choe’s extraordinary life.
07/12/182h 23m

JJ Redick on L.A. vs NYC, Food-Sports Parallels, and Challenging Norms | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 17)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick to discuss the Los Angeles–New York debate (1:05) and the parallels between restaurant management and professional sports (15:00). Then, J.J. turns the tables and asks Dave about the future of the culinary industry and the best food destinations (28:12) before examining the evolution of the modern NBA and how it demonstrates the value of challenging established conventions (40:11).
07/12/1854m 33s

Nick Kroll, Part 2: Growing Beyond | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 16)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang continues his conversation with comedian Nick Kroll. They discuss how personal experiences shaped the development of ‘Big Mouth’ (0:38), the importance of work-life balance (18:58), and setting others up for success (30:50).
07/12/1849m 41s

Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang and comedian Nick Kroll discuss how they first met almost 20 years ago (5:08), Nick’s early days in comedy while he was still in college (11:21), why he’s glad his success came later in life (23:53), and finding the parallels between trying to become a comedian and trying to become a chef (29:34).
07/12/1851m 50s

Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Good Girl Dinette owner and chef Diep Tran to discuss what it was like fleeing Vietnam as a child (3:00), how she was inspired by her grandmother's hustle (20:20), the great pho debate (35:20), what it was like to come out to her family (45:45), and the rise of her own business (52:45).
07/12/181h 15m

The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘House of Carbs’ host Joe House, Momofuku Las Vegas executive chef Shaun King, and Momofuku global director of culinary operations Matt Rudofker to discuss how Las Vegas became a culinary destination (10:55), building a healthy staff culture (24:19), and the unique challenges of running a restaurant in the desert (41:25).
07/12/181h 0m

Lena Waithe on Staying True to Herself and What Inspires Her | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 12)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Lena Waithe to discuss why she doesn't want people to strive to be "the next Lena Waithe" (1:35), where she gets her inspiration (21:01), and why she decided to write in a chef character in her show 'The Chi' (37:22).
07/12/1846m 42s

Producer Micro-Pod: A Tease for This Week's Lena Waithe Interview | The Dave Chang Show

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by producers Aggi Ashagre and Isaac Lee in this micropod. They look ahead to Thursday's episode featuring screenwriter, producer, and actress Lena Waithe and discuss queer representation in media.
07/12/186m 24s

Alan Yang Returns to Discuss His Hollywood Takeover | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 11)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang in this second installment of their conversation about some of Alan's latest projects (1:18), Asian representation in pop culture (14:49), and how inclusion in Hollywood has evolved over the course of his career (27:50).
07/12/1849m 30s

‘Master of None’ Cocreator Alan Yang on Breaking Out of Harvard and Into Comedy | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 10)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang to discuss how he transitioned from studying biology into comedy (5:23), making it in Hollywood (20:11), and some fun behind-the-scenes tidbits that 'Parks and Recreation' fans will enjoy (25:23). Stay tuned for part two of the conversation with Alan Yang in two weeks.
07/12/1841m 57s

Majordomo Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 5 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 9)

In this final installment of the pre-opening diaries, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the restaurant review process (8:15), dealing with poor reviews (28:05), and what to look forward to on the podcast (54:06).
07/12/1857m 15s

Dave Chang on Mental Health and Holding on to Hope | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 8)

A brief note on this episode from chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang: "This week on the podcast, I want to open up a little about my own experiences with mental health in the hopes that we can chip away at some of the stigmas around it. I apologize if you’re a regular podcast listener and you find this to be too dark or too self-indulgent, but if it helps any of you feel a little better about seeking help for your own struggles, then it’s worth it."
07/12/1825m 1s

Chloe Kim on the Olympics, Korean American Identity, and Supportive Parents | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 7)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim to discuss dealing with heightened pressures at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics (2:30), overcoming difficulties growing up as a Korean American athlete (16:12), balancing her snowboarding career with daily life (28:42), and, of course, food (40:05).
07/12/1847m 43s

Growing Up With Asian Immigrant Parents | The Dave Chang Show

In this micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang previews his interview with Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim by sharing his experiences playing competitive golf as a child.
07/12/187m 20s

Helen Rosner on #MeToo in the Culinary World and Her Long Career on the Food Beat | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 6)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner to discuss how food journalism has evolved (15:31). They also discuss how sexual misconduct allegations are being handled in the culinary world (27:01). Read Helen's work here.
07/12/1852m 14s

MSG, Korean Food, and Cultural Appropriation | The Dave Chang Show

In this not-so-micro pod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by his producers, Isaac Lee and Aggi Ashagre, to discuss the racist implications behind the public perception of MSG, how Korean cuisine became popular in America, and dealing with cultural appropriation.
07/12/1831m 28s

Majordomo Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 4 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 5)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss launching the Majordomo restaurant in Los Angeles (3:12), the reasons for its immediate success (20:55), and hit menu items (35:49).
07/12/1856m 28s

Rian Johnson and Karina Longworth on Dealing With Criticism | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 4)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson and ‘You Must Remember This’ host Karina Longworth to discuss innovating within the confines of expectation and facing subsequent criticism.
07/12/1859m 2s

Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show

In his first micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin to recapitulate their debate over the controversial film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ Stay tuned for Dave’s interview with ‘Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson and film critic Karina Longworth later this week.
07/12/1814m 54s

Majordomo Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 3 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 3)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss developing unique menu items through test dinners (4:32), utilizing local California ingredients in the dishes (28:50), and accounting for customers’ requests (43:31).
07/12/181h 0m

Majordomo Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 2)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss choosing the location for Majordomo in Los Angeles (7:53), planning the numerous facets of the restaurant (22:02), and building the menu through test kitchens (28:14).
07/12/1851m 41s

Majordomo Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 1)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the steps leading up to moving to Los Angeles (5:57), using past mistakes as lessons to apply during the Majordomo launch (17:34), and the unique struggles of being a star chef (30:51).
07/12/1847m 41s

Introducing ‘The Dave Chang Show’

Coming soon from 'The Ringer' and Majordomo Media: Join chef and founder of Momofuku Dave Chang as he shares his thoughts on the culinary world, launching his new Los Angeles restaurant Majordomo, being a star chef, and much more.
07/12/181m 26s
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