Radio Archive

Host Jon Steinman in 2006 at Kootenay Co-op Radio

Between 2006­-2010, Deconstructing Dinner was a popular internationally syndicated radio show/podcast airing on 50 stations throughout Canada and the United States. The show was produced at Kootenay Co­-op Radio CJLY in Nelson, British Columbia. By 2010, a total of 193 one-hour episodes had been created featuring some of the most recognized names in the world of food system development. Those episodes are archived here to enjoy at no cost but we do welcome your financial support for this work and the effort and cost it takes to keep this archive available.

An additional 6 audio episodes were also produced in 2014 as part of the Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System television/web series and are archived here.

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How Organic is an Organic Egg?

Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman sits down with Mark Kastel – the co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute – a populist farm policy research group based in Wisconsin. Mark and Jon discuss the changing face of organic food. Using eggs as an example – Mark explains how eaters can exercise a more discriminating awareness when purchasing ‘organic’…


Conventional vs. Organic Wheat

On this all-new podcast, Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman examines some of the key differences between conventional and organically produced wheat. (Runtime: 28 min) Features: Stephen Jones, Director, Washington State University Research Station (Mount Vernon, WA) Kevin Christenson, Owner, Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill (Burlington, WA) Sam Lucy, Farmer, Bluebird Grain Farms (Winthrop, WA) Roy Lawrence, Farmer,…

The Local Grain Revolution XII (Year 3 & Lopez Island Grain Project)

Since March 2008, medical Deconstructing Dinner has been tracking the evolution of the Kootenay Grain CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the interior of British Columbia. The project is Canada’s first CSA for grain and it’s been quite a while since we’ve checked in with how it’s evolved in its third year. Also on this part 12 of…

Exploring Ethnobiology IV (The Immaterial Components of Food Sovereignty / Comparing 17th/18th Century Cereal Grain Productivity Among Iroquois and Europeans)

Exploring Ethnobiology is a new series Deconstructing Dinner has been airing since June. Through a scientific lens, ethnobiology examines the relationships between humans and their surrounding plants, animals and ecosystems. With more and more people becoming interested in developing closer relationships with our surroundings (our food, the earth), there’s much we can all learn from…

TED Talks on Food w/Jamie Oliver, Carolyn Steel & Christien Meindertsma

TED has become an incredibly popular series of conferences featuring inspiring speakers from around the world. TED is a small non-profit devoted to what they call – “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Starting out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, order Entertainment & Design, TED has since broadened its scope to…

Produce to the People

Deconstructing Dinner has long been exploring the many ways through which farmers, healing businesses, organizations and communities are accessing food using new and innovative models. On today’s broadcast we hear more of those examples shared as part of the March 2010 panel – Produce to the People, hosted by the San Francisco based CUESA. The…