Dispatches from the grassroots: Farmerama and the new wave of food media


Kieran Morris

The Farmerama Radio team is leading a surge of podcasts and independent magazines examining the politics and culture of food

The trio behind the award-winning podcast, Farmerama Radio, have spent a lot of the past year thinking about coronavirus. On the day we met, it was at the forefront of their minds: founders Abby Rose and Jo Barratt both have family on the other side of the world; and Katie Revell, their co-producer, had just spent seven days in isolation.

And yet, in the depths of lockdown, the Farmerama team released two investigative audio series, to untangle the complex and contradictory challenges of feeding Britain after the pandemic. “We set out to embody the national experience of lockdown,” says Barratt.

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