The Martha Stewart Podcast

The Martha Stewart Podcast

In my new podcast, I’m sitting down with fascinating people from all walks of life - business icons, entrepreneurs, artisans, old friends and new friends. They all have one thing in common: they inspire and intrigue me. And I think they will inspire and intrigue you! Tune in each week for these intimate, in-depth, probing conversations. You’ll learn something new in every episode.

Episodes

March 28, 2024 36 mins

I had a chance encounter last fall with Half Baked Harvest creator Tieghan Gerard while she was in New York City. Starting in her early 20s, Teighan built a following amongst young social media users attracted to the rich, beautifully photographed comfort-food recipes she posts. She joined me on my podcast to talk about brand authenticity, weathering criticism, who owns a recipe, how to make pierogies and the best turkey method.   ...

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Martha and author Jonathan Safran Foer share a deep interest in raising awareness about the harms of factory farming. They met years ago around that cause and then reconnected recently during a photo shoot at his home. Listen to them catch up about his latest books, visiting the Pope to talk about climate change, and how reducing meat and animal products in one’s diet can impact the environment.

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In 1972 Florence Fabricant was living in East Hampton and reveling in the pleasures of farm-fresh produce. There weren’t many careers in food writing at that time, but she forged one, and is now a prolific cookbook author and the longest-running food writer for the New York Times. For more than fifty years she’s been sharing new restaurants, recipes, food and wine with her readers. She joins Martha to talk abou...

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Dr. Aliza Pressman is a developmental psychologist and a savior for the parents who follow her work at the Mount Sinai Parenting Center and listen to her popular podcast, “Raising Good Humans.” Martha interviews her at the 92nd St Y about her new book, “The 5 Principles of Parenting,” which breaks down the science behind child development into just a few simple rules. Why is “perfect” parenting actually harmful? What is the best wa...

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Ankur Jain believes that business can solve real-world problems. It occurred to the young entrepreneur that millions of renters spend the largest portion of their budget on rent - but can’t build lasting value off that money. His solution? Bilt Rewards, which lets tenants earn points on their rent that can be used for travel and other purchases – and helps them build a path to homeownership. Ankur comes from a family of business cr...

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Martha has heard the questions about her cover images and selfies - what does she do to keep her face healthy, youthful, and glowing? Dr. Dan Belkin, a board-certified dermatologist at New York Dermatology Group, joins Martha for a frank conversation about taking care of your skin and body. Botox, fillers, retinols, skin tighteners, lasers - Dr. Belkin debunks the myths and dissects the science behind popular cosmetic procedures. W...

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Are innovators always difficult to work with? What kind of person can create disruptive change? Walter Isaacson is a student of history with a focus on geniuses, from Albert Einstein to Leonardo da Vinci. The former Time magazine editor followed Elon Musk for three years to report that best-selling biography, as he did with Steve Jobs before him. Martha talks to Isaacson about watching genius up close, and the common threads among ...

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November 20, 2023 48 mins

In this special holiday bonus episode, Martha and her culinary experts field your most pressing Thanksgiving questions. We asked our followers on Instagram, X, and TikTok to send in their Thanksgiving meal planning questions. Ideas for the turkey - or turkey alternatives? Make-ahead sides? Perfect mashed potatoes? Martha, along with Thomas Joseph and Sarah Carey, have you covered. Listen here for Thanksg...

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It is widely known that smoking and obesity can lead to chronic disease and death, but do you know that loneliness can be equally detrimental to your health? Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, is here to talk about the epidemic he is most concerned about right now - the epidemic of loneliness and isolation. As technology increasingly enables us to work, shop, socialize and live online, people are reporting high...

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Daniel Humm is by all accounts one of the most celebrated chefs in the world: number 1 on the World’s Best Restaurant List, a decade-long streak of 3 Michelin stars, and a starry list of accolades for his kitchens. But after running a community food commissary during pandemic, he made the bold move to remove animal products from the menu of his acclaimed Eleven Madison Park. He talks to Martha here about the urgency of reducing our...

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October 18, 2023 62 mins

This week, Martha flips the script. Instead of asking the questions, she is the one fielding them. The fashion maven Fern Mallis, who created New York Fashion Week, interviewed Martha at 92nd Street Y in New York for “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis.”

Martha gets candid with Fern about family memories, her marriage, the parties that launched her career, her friend Snoop, posing for Sports Illustrated - and more. You’ll hear a side ...

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October 4, 2023 41 mins

Shonda Rhimes is the prolific and disruptive force behind Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal, Private Practice, and Bridgerton - some billions of hours of television viewed. She broke records at ABC as a writer, producer and showrunner before becoming one of Netflix’s most successful creators. She talks to Martha about the secrets of making addictive television, the characters she still misses, and the tough choic...

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September 27, 2023 38 mins

Fashion designer Wes Gordon has had a big month: he just presented his fifth collection as the Creative Director for Carolina Herrera at New York Fashion Week, and published a book that celebrates the brand’s obsession with color. At 36 years old, Wes is just getting started. He joins Martha to talk about what’s happening in fashion today, how he ascended to the top of one of America’s most iconic fashion houses, and how he finds b...

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In the 1900s, the average American lifespan was 47.7 years. Today, it is 78.8 years. 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. In just over 10 years, 20% of the US population will be 65 and over.

So, what are we doing to care for this growing population? The urgency around that question inspired Martha to start working with the Mount Sinai Health System NYC 15 years ago. Today’s episode will be the first in a series of conversations ...

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Martha spends her summers in Maine enjoying fresh lobster, nature hikes, boat rides, and quality time with family and friends like Dick Wolf. In this episode, Martha and the creator of the Law & Order, Chicago and FBI franchises take time away from their vacations to chat about their love for Maine, what brought them there, and why they want to preserve it. They also discuss Dick’s early career in advertising (he wrote campaign...

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If you follow Martha very closely, you may know that she is one of the legions of puzzle players who obsessively play The New York Times’ word games. The NYT launched its famous crossword puzzle in 1942. Now, 81 years later, they are paying serious attention to the business of games. Sudoku. Wordle. Spelling Bee. Tiles. As the news organization grows its digital portfolio of games, waves of puzzle players are signing up. Martha is ...

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Whether you're an apartment dweller or have an outdoor space, there are ways to exercise your green thumb. In this episode, Martha talks with two people who share her passion for gardening; her head gardener, Ryan McCallister, and Martha Stewart brand Creative Director and co-author of Martha’s Flowers, Kevin Sharkey. Ryan oversees Martha's extensive gardens in his job. Kevin works with plants at Martha's estates and cultivates hou...

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What’s the value in traveling to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa in person when today, anyone with an internet-friendly device can have access to a high-resolution image? Why go to Amsterdam for a Johannes Vermeer exhibit when Dall-e AI can create credible fakes in just minutes? Yet, people flock to experience art up close, and New York Times critic-at-large, Jason Farago, has theories why. Jason catches up with Martha about blockb...

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When Kara Swisher talks, Martha takes notes - literally. Journalist Kara Swisher has covered technology on every platform during an explosive era of innovation. As those innovations transform our lives at an exponential pace, Kara continues to call out the surrounding practical, ethical and political ramifications to listeners of her hugely successful podcasts “On With Kara Swisher” and “Pivot.” Hear about Kara’s historic interview...

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Have you ever contemplated starting your own business? How does a small, specialized business compete with the major retailers? Listen to Mike Geller as he talks to Martha about leaving his corporate job to get into the grocery business. He learned about agriculture during a journey in Botswana and an apprenticeship at Stone Barns, and launched Mike’s Organic, an organic food market and delivery service in Connecticut. Martha and M...

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