Toasted Sister Podcast
The Toasted Sister Podcast is about Indigenous food sovereignty. Host, Andi Murphy (Diné) talks with Indigenous chefs, farmers and those working to highlight and strengthen Indigenous food. Guests on the show talk about Indigenous food, its origins, its future, and how it can be used to connect individuals to their culture and traditions. They also talk about issues like climate change, racism, sexism and cultural appropriation connected to Native food systems. Part of Toasted Sister's purpose is to act as an innovative means through which the audience is educated on Indigenous foodways. The show also helps listeners recapture traditional knowledge that was destroyed when Indigenous foods were replaced with foods that are far from the people. The podcast took first place for general excellence in the professional division II in radio and podcasting at the Native American Journalists Association 2019 National Native Media Awards. Toasted Sister receives support from Koahnic Broadcast Corporation. It can be accessed online and through all podcast apps. It is broadcasted on the Navajo Technical University’s KCZY radio station and on Rising Indigenous Voices Radio. Andi is also a full-time radio producer for Native America Calling and a freelance multimedia journalist focusing on Indigenous food stories.
Population Served: Tribal community or community members
Scope of Work: Provides nutrition education to community members