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SouthBound Replay: Vivian Howard On 'A Chef’s Life,' Her New Show, And Living In Front Of The Camera

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Today we’re replaying a previously aired episode of "SouthBound" with chef and TV host Vivian Howard.

We talked in October 2018, just as Howard was wrapping up her Peabody Award-winning successful PBS show “A Chef’s Life.” She’s now working on a new show called “Somewhere South” that will start airing next March.

We talk about the rigors of spending a life in front of the camera, the things she hopes to learn in her next project — and what she eats at the State Fair.

On behalf of everyone here at "SouthBound" and WFAE, enjoy this conversation about food, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Let's keep the conversation going. Send a tweet to @tommytomlinson or @wfae, and use the hashtag #WFAESouthBound. You can also email me at ttomlinson@wfae.org.

Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • Lee Rosevere, "Vivian's Theme"
  • Satellite 7, "Street Food"

New episodes of SouthBound will come out every other week on Wednesday. Subscribe:
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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our audience engagement producer is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.

Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary that airs every Monday. He's the author of "The Elephant in the Room," a memoir about life as an overweight man in a growing America. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. He has also written for publications including Esquire, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Garden & Gun. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a 2008-09 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Tommy and his wife, Alix Felsing, live in Charlotte.