The Dave Chang Show

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 Oct 7, 2019
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 Jan 24, 2019
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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.


Episode Date
Roy Shvartzapel Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show
01:47:37

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.

Nov 21, 2019
Marco Canora, Dave’s First Chef | The Dave Chang Show
01:21:52

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.

Nov 14, 2019
The 2019 Sports Mega-Pod, With Kevin Clark and Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show
01:33:53

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.

Nov 07, 2019
Reassessing the Beard Awards With James Beard Foundation CSO Mitchell Davis | The Dave Chang Show
01:25:19

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.

Oct 31, 2019
Sean Brock: Rethinking Southern Food | The Dave Chang Show
01:16:48

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.

Oct 24, 2019
Lessons From a Billionaire Investment Titan, Michael Novogratz | The Dave Chang Show
01:19:54

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.

Oct 17, 2019
Angela Duckworth: Explaining Grit | The Dave Chang Show
01:42:17

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).

Oct 10, 2019
Nick Anderson: Expanding Political Discourse, One Cartoon At a Time | The Dave Chang Show
01:07:46

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.

Oct 03, 2019
Jeff Ma: Breaking Biases | The Dave Chang Show
01:26:02

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).

Sep 26, 2019
Wylie Dufresne: Pushing the Envelope on What Food Can Be | The Dave Chang Show
01:42:56

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).

Sep 19, 2019
Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 2: Sam Kang of Bar Wayō | The Dave Chang Show
01:09:09

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.

Sep 12, 2019
Brooks Headley: Doing More With Less | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:48

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.

Sep 05, 2019
Brian Koppelman: Celebrating the Good and Learning From the Bad | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:08

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).

Aug 29, 2019
How to Run a Restaurant Group, With Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:23

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).

Aug 22, 2019
Finding Peace in the Kitchen, With Iliana Regan | The Dave Chang Show
01:16:23

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.

Aug 15, 2019
Helping People on a Global Scale, With Dr. Jim Yong Kim | The Dave Chang Show
01:36:06

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.

Aug 09, 2019
A Brief Message on Where We Stand | The Dave Chang Show
00:06:00

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.”

Aug 08, 2019
The Secret Sauce of Noma, With Jeff Gordinier | The Dave Chang Show
01:33:06

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.

Aug 01, 2019
Michael Schur on Creating ‘The Good Place’ and Making Ethics Funny | The Dave Chang Show
01:22:54

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.

Jul 25, 2019
What Pottery Can Tell Us About Culture, With Adam Field | The Dave Chang Show
01:20:00

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).

Jul 18, 2019
Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 1: Joshua Skenes of Angler LA | The Dave Chang Show
02:27:10

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.

Jul 11, 2019
Bill Simmons on 2019 Food Trends, Fatherhood, and, of course, the NBA | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:34

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).

Jul 04, 2019
Randall Park on Being an Asian American Actor, Representing His Community, and BTS | The Dave Chang Show
01:13:25

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).

Jun 27, 2019
On Mental Health and Holding on to Hope, One Year Later | The Dave Chang Show
00:21:12

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

Jun 25, 2019
Preet Bharara: Sticking to Your Moral Compass | The Dave Chang Show
01:12:54

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.

Jun 20, 2019
Momofuku Kawi Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show
01:00:22

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.

Jun 13, 2019
Gabriela Cámara: A Titan of Mexican Food | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:19

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.

Jun 06, 2019
Combating the Climate Catastrophe, With David Wallace-Wells | The Dave Chang Show
01:31:20

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.

May 30, 2019
Expanding Your Horizons, Literally, With Jada Yuan | The Dave Chang Show
00:59:39

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.

May 28, 2019
Cooking As an Art, Vol. 3, With Rirkrit Tiravanija | The Dave Chang Show
01:25:28

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.

May 23, 2019
Cooking As an Art, Vol. 2, With Roberta Smith | The Dave Chang Show
01:38:54

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.

May 21, 2019
Sophistication in Simplicity: Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer | The Dave Chang Show
01:08:14

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.

May 16, 2019
Chris Bianco and Chad Robertson: A Culinary Superteam | The Dave Chang Show
01:42:36

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.

May 14, 2019
A Conversation With Grace Chang | The Dave Chang Show
00:58:25

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.

May 09, 2019
Momofuku Seiobo: Finding Freedom in Food | The Dave Chang Show
01:05:42

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.

May 07, 2019
Mina Kimes on the Korean American Experience and the NFL | The Dave Chang Show
01:20:23

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.

May 02, 2019
Joe Beef: Staying True to Yourself and Being Damn Good at It | The Dave Chang Show
01:23:57

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.

Apr 25, 2019
The Ethics of Meat Eating With Steven Rinella | The Dave Chang Show
01:05:47

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.

Apr 18, 2019
Creating Community in Counterculture With Eric Koston | The Dave Chang Show
01:05:07

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.

Apr 11, 2019
Aaron Franklin: the Master Craftsman of Barbecue | The Dave Chang Show
01:12:53

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.

Apr 04, 2019
Defying Conventional Wisdom With Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney | The Dave Chang Show
01:11:14

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.

Mar 28, 2019
Hasan Minhaj on Comedy As a Conduit | The Dave Chang Show
01:12:42

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.

Mar 21, 2019
Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show
00:41:39

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.

Mar 15, 2019
Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show
00:58:07

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.

Mar 14, 2019
Cooking As an Art, With Jerry Saltz | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 43)
01:29:32

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.

Feb 28, 2019
Breaking the Ceiling on Breakfast, With Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 42)
01:05:52

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.

Feb 21, 2019
What Makes the Best Food the Best? With Lolis Elie | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 41)
01:16:32

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.

Feb 14, 2019
Why You Should Go to Spoon by H | The Dave Chang Show
00:16:58

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.

Feb 12, 2019
Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Basketball, With Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 40)
01:08:07

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.

Feb 07, 2019
What Hip-Hop Can Tell Us About Food, With Shad | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 39)
01:10:54

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.

Jan 31, 2019
The Chef as a Leader, With Adam Grant | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 38)
01:05:15

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.

Jan 24, 2019
René Redzepi: The Relentless Innovator | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 37)
01:10:18

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.

Jan 17, 2019
Looking Back and Moving Forward | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 36)
00:49:17

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.

Jan 10, 2019
Majordomo Post-opening Diaries, Vol. 2: Back of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 35)
00:55:25

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.

Dec 27, 2018
Majordomo Post-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1: Front of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 34)
01:08:15

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.

Dec 20, 2018
Food Trends of 2018 With Bill Simmons | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 33)
01:04:36

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.

Dec 13, 2018
Jeremy Fox Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 32)
01:11:02

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.

Dec 06, 2018
Embracing Cultural Identity With Jon M. Chu | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 31)
01:31:31

‘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.

Nov 29, 2018
Joshua Skenes: The Maverick of Cooking | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 30)
02:02:10

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.

Nov 15, 2018
Steven Yeun: Exploring and Embracing the Korean American Duality | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 29)
01:11:45

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.

Nov 08, 2018
Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Football With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 28)
00:40:53

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.

Nov 01, 2018
Evan Kleiman: Telling the Story of Food | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 27)
01:29:08

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).

Oct 25, 2018
Ike Barinholtz: Restoring a Frayed Nation, One Movie at a Time | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 26)
01:02:12

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).

Oct 18, 2018
Making Sense of Modern Politics With John Heilemann | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 25)
01:06:29

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).

Oct 11, 2018
Khabib-McGregor Reactions With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show
00:17:18

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.

Oct 09, 2018
Finding Purpose in Cooking: Dan Giusti of Brigaid | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 24)
01:08:57

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).

Oct 04, 2018
From Cooking Prodigy to Culinary Artist: Jessica Largey | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 23)
01:23:59

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.

Sep 27, 2018
Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 22)
00:48:11

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.

Sep 21, 2018
Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 21)
01:03:49

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.

Sep 20, 2018
Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 20)
01:04:08

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).

Sep 13, 2018
Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19)
01:20:19

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).

Sep 06, 2018
David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)
02:23:44

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.

Aug 30, 2018
JJ Redick on L.A. vs NYC, Food-Sports Parallels, and Challenging Norms | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 17)
00:54:33

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).

Aug 23, 2018
Nick Kroll, Part 2: Growing Beyond | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 16)
00:49:41

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).

Aug 16, 2018
Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)
00:51:50

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).

Aug 09, 2018
Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)
01:15:23

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).

Aug 02, 2018
The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)
01:00:54

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).

Jul 26, 2018
Lena Waithe on Staying True to Herself and What Inspires Her | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 12)
00:46:42

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).

Jul 19, 2018
Producer Micro-Pod: A Tease for This Week's Lena Waithe Interview | The Dave Chang Show
00:06:24

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.

Jul 17, 2018
Alan Yang Returns to Discuss His Hollywood Takeover | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 11)
00:49:30

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).

Jul 12, 2018
‘Master of None’ Cocreator Alan Yang on Breaking Out of Harvard and Into Comedy | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 10)
00:41:57

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.

Jun 28, 2018
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 5 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 9)
00:57:15

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).

Jun 21, 2018
Dave Chang on Mental Health and Holding on to Hope | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 8)
00:25:01

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."

Jun 14, 2018
Chloe Kim on the Olympics, Korean American Identity, and Supportive Parents | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 7)
00:47:43

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).

Jun 07, 2018
Growing Up With Asian Immigrant Parents | The Dave Chang Show
00:07:20

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.

Jun 05, 2018
Helen Rosner on #MeToo in the Culinary World and Her Long Career on the Food Beat | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 6)
00:52:14

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.

May 31, 2018
MSG, Korean Food, and Cultural Appropriation | The Dave Chang Show
00:31:28

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.

May 29, 2018
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 4 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 5)
00:56:28

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).

May 24, 2018
Rian Johnson and Karina Longworth on Dealing With Criticism | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 4)
00:59:02

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.

May 17, 2018
Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show
00:14:54

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.

May 14, 2018
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 3 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 3)
01:00:05

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).

May 10, 2018
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 2)
00:51:41

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).

May 03, 2018
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 1)
00:47:41

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).

Apr 26, 2018
Introducing ‘The Dave Chang Show’
00:01:26

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.

Apr 24, 2018