Sometimes when I’m interviewed on the radio, it’s really awkward. The interviewer doesn’t know or understand the topic and asks a senseless question; or I have five seconds to construct the perfect soundbite and flub it; sometimes both.

Other times, I get an interlocutor who’s immersed in the topic, puts me at ease, gives me time to, well, ramble, and asks great follow-up questions. Kate Manchester of Edible Radio is my ideal interviewer. Here find the podcast of our talk last week. (Don’t be put off by the massive mugshot that looms over the play tab.) We talk about Maverick Farms, the genius of multi-farm CSAs in mountain areas, and the importance of food in rebuilding robust community-level economies.