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Best Pizza Podcasts for the Home Pizza Chef

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Modernist Pizza, the hardcover edition, is the definitive guide to the world’s most popular food. Created by the team that published the critically acclaimed Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Bread, this groundbreaking set is the culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. Authors Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya share practical tips and innovative techniques, which are the outcome of hundreds of tests and experiments. Expensive, but oh so worth it.

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Updated: October 20, 2022

Podcasts are a great way to learn about, well, just about everything. There are many great podcasts to learn the art of cooking or listen to chefs talk the ins and outs of the kitchen. We love to make homemade pizza and listening to podcasts from professional pizzaiolos has been a game changer for us.

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Listening and learning from the pros is the best way to improve your pizza making skills. So, we compiled a list of great pizza podcasts that we love to help you learn everything there is to know about pizza.

The Pizza Podcast with Nino Coniglio

The Pizza Podcast doesn’t just focus on how to make a great pizza but on the people behind the great pizza. This podcast tells the stories of pizzaiolos and how they fell in love with pizza making. Nino Coniglio is an award-winning pizzaiolo who started on his path to pizza making at the young age of 14.

He is passionate about quality ingredients and making the best pie possible. He and a friend founded the Brooklyn Pizza Club making specialty pizzas for members. 

It’s really a great podcast! We enjoy listening to his take on everything from the chemistry of dough to pizza ovens to gardening to cheese-making. Of all the pizza podcasts on this list, this one is an absolute must to subscribe to.

Pizza City with Steve Dolinsky

Steve Dolinksy has won 13 James Beard awards for his work in TV, radio, and podcast work. He has been a food writer and reporter for ABC and NBC of Chicago and co-creator of The Feed podcast with Chef Rick Bayless.

He is passionate about Chicago-style pizza and has written two books: Pizza City, USA: 101 Reasons Why Chicago Is America’s Greatest Pizza Town and the follow-up book The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide. He has some serious pizza credentials.

The podcast focuses on pizzaiolos from Brooklyn to Seattle to London. He gets right into it and covers everything about pizza. We really enjoyed the episode with Thom and James Elliot, the writers of Pizza: History, recipes, stories, people, places, love.

The Hot Slice

The Hot Slice from Pizza Today is a podcast about the ins and outs of the business. If you have ever thought about opening a pizzeria, then this is the podcast for you.

If you want to learn more about Pizza Expo there are several episodes about the recent Pizza Expo in Vegas. They cover trends and new tech in the pizza world.

Modernist Pizza Podcast

The Modernist Pizza Podcast is brought to you by host Michael Harlan Turkell, as well as insights by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya, the coauthors of Modernist Pizza. In the podcast, they record the science, history, and culture of pizza, all told through in-depth interviews. 

We enjoyed the trip through international pizza history with this episode called La Boca & Tokyo Marinara. These guys are knowledgeable, and it’s fun to listen to their takes on the history of pizza and where the future of pizza is headed.

What’s Good Dough?

The What’s Good Dough pod is one of the best pizza podcasts and was created by a guy that wanted to own a pizzeria so he started asking questions, and the podcast was born. In his own words, 

I am a dough lover who started this podcast to learn about pizza and starting a pizzeria. So far, I have learned that there is so much more to it than just making pizza. On this show, we interview a range of guests- From 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, to the lesser known apartment baker who makes eye-catching pizza on Instagram, the conversations we have with our guests allow you to learn from their successes and avoid their failures!” 

We love learning along with the host. He recently aired two podcasts focusing on the women from Pizza Expo. It’s great to see more and more women becoming pizzaiolos and getting into the field. Check out his interview with twelve up-and-coming female pizzaiolos.

All Things Pizza with Jason Feirman

The name of the podcast says it all. All Things Pizza with Jason Feirman is about everything pizza from people and their stories to opening a pizzeria.

Our favorite episode is Episode 7: A Mobster’s Second Act: Pizzeria Owner. It’s full of stories about how one guy turned himself around and is healing through pizza.

Pizza Quest

If you are on a quest to make the best homemade pizza, this is the podcast for you. Pizza Quest covers everything from cheese to sauce to the dough and the stories behind the business.

We loved the episode Fermento Guru all about fermentation with the author of The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Katz. We learned all about fermentation, from kefir to kimchi. The other episode we loved was A Conversation with Chris Bianco.

Non Pizza Podcasts With Episodes About Pizza

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So there are a few podcasts that are not completely focused on pizza but have some great pizza-related episodes. 

Breaking Bread with Tom Papa 

Tom Papa is a comedian and skilled sourdough bread baker. In his podcast, he interviews guests about the role food played in their families growing up. His guests are a mix of comedians and food industry experts. Some of our favorite episodes are:

Episode: 87 With Dan Richter

In this episode, he talks to Dan Richter, pizzaiolo and author of The Joy of Pizza: Everything You Need to Know. We learned a lot from that episode. 

Episode: 101 With Marc Forgione

They talk about his New York restaurant and kitchen life.

Episode: 84 With Anthony Giglio

Wine expert shares his knowledge about food pairing and wine.

Episode 76: With Laura Woolever

The writer of Bourdain: the Definitive Oral Biography talks about the legendary chef that the world lost too soon.

Episode 97: With David M. Neuman

The olive oil expert and writer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Truth In Your Kitchen talks about everything olive oil.

The Plant Remedy Podcast 

Episode: 20 Chef Roy Elam of Donna Jean

A great interview about plant-based pizza.

Slow Baja Podcast

Travel Talk With Chef Mattia Makes The Best Pizza In Baja

A fun interview with a pizza chef in Mexico’s stunning beaches in Baja.

Stella Culinary with Chef Jacob 

Episode: 028 Let’s Talk Pizza

In this episode, they take a deep dive into pizza, discussing Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York, and Chicago style. Since great pizza is all about the dough, they tie together everything learned in their excellent bread series, and discuss why they apply certain formulations to achieve specific results.

Wow. When we set out to write this post, we didn’t realize how many great pizza podcasts there were and how actually helpful these audio resources have been on our homemade pizza journey. Now you can enjoy them, too! Listening to these pods help us prepare for next year’s National Pizza Month.

What are some of your favorite pizza podcasts? Don’t you just love listening to podcasts in general? Feel free to also share some of your overall faves…

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DK & Eliana

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