Be The Bridge 228 - Stephen Satterfield


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Description: In this episode of the Be the Bridge podcast, founder Latasha Morrison is joined by Stephen Satterfield, host of the critically acclaimed Netflix docuseries “High on the Hog.” Since 2007, Stephen Satterfield has spent his career redefining food and beverage as a means of organizing, activating, and educating, and is among the most prominent and respected voices in U.S. food media. Latasha and Stephen talk about the stories behind the making of the hit show, the significance of land theft in the truthful telling of American history, and the complicated yet beautiful relationship between Black Americans and food.

Host & Executive Producer - Latasha Morrison
Senior Producer - Lauren C. Brown
Producer, Editor & Music By - Travon Potts
Transcriber - Brittany Prescott


“If you follow the migration of food, you’re really talking about the migration also of people, of plants, of animals, of information.” - Stephen Satterfield

“Feeling like you have space in the world is a powerful thing.” - Stephen Satterfield

“So when I talk about the need for us to have pride in where we come from, it’s an act of love, but it’s also an act of taking back power.” - Stephen Satterfield

“People are holding these stories and it is our job to go find them and tell them and write about them.” - Latasha Morrison

“Our relationship to food, our relationship to this country, the relationship between Black people and white people foundationally is a relationship of exploitation of subjugation and racism. That’s a lot to overcome.” - Stephen Satterfield

“We have to understand how this all works together. And what is the end result? A wealth gap and a wealth disparity that is land-based, that is now bigger than it was even during the period of reconstruction. So we’ve gone backwards.” - Stephen Satterfield

“In the ways in which racism is systemic, repair needs to be systemic.” - Stephen Satterfield


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