The Dave Chang Show

75 EpisodesProduced by The Ringer & Majordomo Media

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 hi… read more

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What Pottery Can Tell Us About Culture, With Adam Field | The Dave Chang Show

July 18th, 2019

1:20:00

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 …

Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 1: Joshua Skenes of Angler LA | The Dave Chang Show

July 11th, 2019

2:27:10

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.

Bill Simmons on 2019 Food Trends, Fatherhood, and, of course, the NBA | The Dave Chang Show

July 4th, 2019

1:08:34

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 …

Randall Park on Being an Asian American Actor, Representing His Community, and BTS | The Dave Chang Show

June 27th, 2019

1:13:25

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 …

On Mental Health and Holding on to Hope, One Year Later | The Dave Chang Show

June 25th, 2019

21:12

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

Preet Bharara: Sticking to Your Moral Compass | The Dave Chang Show

June 20th, 2019

1:12:54

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 …

Momofuku Kawi Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

June 13th, 2019

1:00:22

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.

Gabriela Cámara: A Titan of Mexican Food | The Dave Chang Show

June 6th, 2019

1:08:19

Gabriela Cámara wears many hats: chef-owner of a handful of iconic restaurants, cookbook author, subject of a Netflix documentary, social justice …

Combating the Climate Catastrophe, With David Wallace-Wells | The Dave Chang Show

May 30th, 2019

1:31:20

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 …

Expanding Your Horizons, Literally, With Jada Yuan | The Dave Chang Show

May 28th, 2019

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 …

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 3, With Rirkrit Tiravanija | The Dave Chang Show

May 23rd, 2019

1:25:28

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 …

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 2, With Roberta Smith | The Dave Chang Show

May 21st, 2019

1:38:54

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 …

Sophistication in Simplicity: Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer | The Dave Chang Show

May 16th, 2019

1:08:14

Partnerships are tricky to navigate in any business structure, let alone a kitchen where everyone is bumping shoulders. But Jess Shadbolt and Clare …

Chris Bianco and Chad Robertson: A Culinary Superteam | The Dave Chang Show

May 14th, 2019

1:42:36

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 …

A Conversation With Grace Chang | The Dave Chang Show

May 9th, 2019

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 …

Momofuku Seiobo: Finding Freedom in Food | The Dave Chang Show

May 7th, 2019

1:05:42

It's difficult to describe Momofuku Seiobo without it sounding a little odd. The three-hatted restaurant is located inside a massive casino in …

Mina Kimes on the Korean American Experience and the NFL | The Dave Chang Show

May 2nd, 2019

1:20:23

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.

Joe Beef: Staying True to Yourself and Being Damn Good at It | The Dave Chang Show

April 25th, 2019

1:23:57

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 …

The Ethics of Meat Eating With Steven Rinella | The Dave Chang Show

April 18th, 2019

1:05:47

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 …

Creating Community in Counterculture With Eric Koston | The Dave Chang Show

April 11th, 2019

1:05:07

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 …

Aaron Franklin: the Master Craftsman of Barbecue | The Dave Chang Show

April 4th, 2019

1:12:53

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 …

Defying Conventional Wisdom With Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney | The Dave Chang Show

March 28th, 2019

1:11:14

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 …

Hasan Minhaj on Comedy As a Conduit | The Dave Chang Show

March 21st, 2019

1:12:42

Dave sits down with ‘Patriot Act’ host Hasan Minhaj to discuss how he learned to embrace his cultural heritage, the similarities between food and …

Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

March 15th, 2019

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 …

Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show

March 14th, 2019

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 …

Cooking As an Art, With Jerry Saltz | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 43)

February 28th, 2019

1:29:32

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 …

Breaking the Ceiling on Breakfast, With Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 42)

February 21st, 2019

1:05:52

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 …

What Makes the Best Food the Best? With Lolis Elie | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 41)

February 14th, 2019

1:16:32

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 …

Why You Should Go to Spoon by H | The Dave Chang Show

February 12th, 2019

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, …

Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Basketball, With Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 40)

February 7th, 2019

1:08:07

The NBA has gone through a significant revolution in the past decade, prioritizing efficiency over tradition. The result? A wildly popular league …

What Hip-Hop Can Tell Us About Food, With Shad | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 39)

January 31st, 2019

1:10:54

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 …

The Chef as a Leader, With Adam Grant | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 38)

January 24th, 2019

1:05:15

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 …

René Redzepi: The Relentless Innovator | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 37)

January 17th, 2019

1:10:18

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 …

Looking Back and Moving Forward | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 36)

January 10th, 2019

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.

Majordomo Post-opening Diaries, Vol. 2: Back of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 35)

December 27th, 2018

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 …

Majordomo Post-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1: Front of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 34)

December 20th, 2018

1:08:15

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 …

Food Trends of 2018 With Bill Simmons | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 33)

December 13th, 2018

1:04:36

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.

Jeremy Fox Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 32)

December 6th, 2018

1:11:02

Chef Jeremy Fox reinvented cooking with vegetables at Ubuntu. But the recognition and accolades, in both earning and receiving, were not without …

Embracing Cultural Identity With Jon M. Chu | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 31)

November 29th, 2018

1:31:31

‘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 …

Joshua Skenes: The Maverick of Cooking | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 30)

November 15th, 2018

2:02:10

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 …

Steven Yeun: Exploring and Embracing the Korean American Duality | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 29)

November 8th, 2018

1:11:45

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 …

Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Football With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 28)

November 1st, 2018

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 …

Evan Kleiman: Telling the Story of Food | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 27)

October 25th, 2018

1:29:08

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 …

Ike Barinholtz: Restoring a Frayed Nation, One Movie at a Time | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 26)

October 18th, 2018

1:02:12

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by comedian-turned-filmmaker Ike Barinholtz to discuss the uniqueness of the Thanksgiving meal (7:37), …

Making Sense of Modern Politics With John Heilemann | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 25)

October 11th, 2018

1:06:29

Chef and Momofuku founder David Chang sits down with political journalist John Heilemann to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial appointment to …

Khabib-McGregor Reactions With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show

October 9th, 2018

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.

Finding Purpose in Cooking: Dan Giusti of Brigaid | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 24)

October 4th, 2018

1:08:57

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 …

From Cooking Prodigy to Culinary Artist: Jessica Largey | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 23)

September 27th, 2018

1:23:59

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 …

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 22)

September 21st, 2018

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 …

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 21)

September 20th, 2018

1:03:49

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 …

Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 20)

September 13th, 2018

1:04:08

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), …

Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19)

September 6th, 2018

1:20:19

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 …

David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)

August 30th, 2018

2:23:44

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.

JJ Redick on L.A. vs NYC, Food-Sports Parallels, and Challenging Norms | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 17)

August 23rd, 2018

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). …

Nick Kroll, Part 2: Growing Beyond | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 16)

August 16th, 2018

49:41

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang continues his conversation with comedian Nick Kroll. They discuss how personal experiences shaped the …

Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)

August 9th, 2018

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 …

Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)

August 2nd, 2018

1:15:23

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 …

The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)

July 26th, 2018

1:00:54

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘House of Carbs’ host Joe House, Momofuku Las Vegas executive chef Shaun King, and Momofuku …

Lena Waithe on Staying True to Herself and What Inspires Her | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 12)

July 19th, 2018

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 …

Producer Micro-Pod: A Tease for This Week's Lena Waithe Interview | The Dave Chang Show

July 17th, 2018

6:24

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 …

Alan Yang Returns to Discuss His Hollywood Takeover | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 11)

July 12th, 2018

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 …

‘Master of None’ Cocreator Alan Yang on Breaking Out of Harvard and Into Comedy | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 10)

June 28th, 2018

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 …

Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 5 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 9)

June 21st, 2018

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 …

Dave Chang on Mental Health and Holding on to Hope | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 8)

June 14th, 2018

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 …

Chloe Kim on the Olympics, Korean American Identity, and Supportive Parents | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 7)

June 7th, 2018

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 …

Growing Up With Asian Immigrant Parents | The Dave Chang Show

June 5th, 2018

7:20

In this micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang previews his interview with Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim by sharing his …

Helen Rosner on #MeToo in the Culinary World and Her Long Career on the Food Beat | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 6)

May 31st, 2018

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). …

MSG, Korean Food, and Cultural Appropriation | The Dave Chang Show

May 29th, 2018

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 …

Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 4 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 5)

May 24th, 2018

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 …

Rian Johnson and Karina Longworth on Dealing With Criticism | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 4)

May 17th, 2018

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 …

Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show

May 14th, 2018

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 …

Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 3 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 3)

May 10th, 2018

1:00:05

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), …

Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 2)

May 3rd, 2018

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 …

Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 1)

April 26th, 2018

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 …

Introducing ‘The Dave Chang Show’

April 24th, 2018

1:26

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, …

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