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American Public Television Announces APT Podcast Studios Original Production “If This Food Could Talk” to Launch August 24

Additional podcast acquisitions “Armchair Explorer” and “Gravy” will release August 2023

BOSTON, MA (August 2, 2023) – American Public Television (APT), the leading syndicator of content to U.S. public TV stations nationwide, announces the new original podcast production “If This Food Could Talk” following the formation of APT Podcast Studios in November 2022. With new episodes releasing bi-weekly beginning August 24 via Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms, “If This Food Could Talk” features host, producer and Mediterranean lifestyle expert Claudia Hanna as she explores the stories of food that shape who we are, where we come from, and how we live. APT has also partnered with existing podcasts that will now be distributed by APT Podcast Studios: “Armchair Explorer,” hosted and produced by Aaron Millar; and “Gravy” from the Southern Foodways Alliance.

“APT is proud to launch APT Podcast Studios with these first three podcasts. Building on our strong travel and food portfolio, our podcast content will offer unique storytelling experiences,” notes Jim Dunford, President and CEO of APT. “No matter the platform, this objective is a core principle of what we do for audiences and our public media stations.”

In the inaugural 10-episode season, “If This Food Could Talk” travels the globe to offer savory stories of how much food means and has meant to all of us, with stories ranging from the million-dollar ice-cream-making barge that was deployed by the US Navy during WWII, to the olive oil used to mummify Egyptian royalty. Guests featured in the series include public television stars Samantha Brown of Samantha Brown’s Places to Love and Diane Kochilas of My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas; as well as fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz and James Beard Award-winning chef and restauranteur Ann Kim. “If This Food Could Talk” is produced by Cariad Harmon, Jakob Lewis, Claudia Hanna, Tanner Robbins, Reva Goldberg, Nate Tobey, John Barth and the team at Great Feeling Studios. Edited by Yasmeen Khan. Concept by Claudia Hanna. The executive producers for APT Podcast Studios are Jim Dunford, Cynthia Fenneman and Shawn Halford. The trailer for “If This Food Could Talk” is available now.

Named a “Best Travel Podcast” by The Guardian and “ear candy for listeners” by The Washington Post, “Armchair Explorer” features the world’s greatest adventurers as they tell their best stories from the road, will release new episodes weekly beginning August 14. “Gravy,” which will release new episodes beginning August 16, shares stories of the changing American South through food, showcasing a South that is constantly evolving.

Podcast trailers, episodes and descriptions will be available at


About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Front and Center, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Front & Center, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. APT’s newest venture, APT Podcast Studios, presents podcast productions including “If This Food Could Talk,” “Armchair Explorer” and “Gravy.” More information at

Press Contacts:
Olivia Wong
APT Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Ajani Martin-Abascal Marketing & Communications Associate
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