E85: Nico Albert Williams – “Give myself some relief”
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by andimurphy13
2M ago
Cherokee chef Nico Albert Williams is just trying to make some corn soup. She’s the executive director of the Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness in Tulsa (grand opening Sept. 14) and the vocalist for a badass doom/sludge metal band, Medicine Horse (debut album drop Sept. 8). In this music-filled episode, Nico and I talk about storytelling in music, religious horror and how she pivoted from the restaurant chef life to community leader. Medicine Horse on Facebook and @medicinehorse918 on Instagram Out Sept. 8, 2023 ..read more
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E83: Victoria’s victorious pizzeria  
Toasted Sister Podcast
by andimurphy13
7M ago
Things get a little switched up in this episode. This time, my sister, Alisha Murphy, economist for the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, takes over an interview with Victoria Largo, new owner of Victoria’s Pizza brick-and-mortar restaurant in Crownpoint, New Mexico, our Navajo Nation hometown. She talks about the real struggles and triumphs of operating a food business on the Navajo Nation. It’s inspiring to hear from this enthusiastic and strong entrepreneurial spirit. *Also heard on “The Menu on Native America Calling” March 31, 2023. Grand Opening! March 17, 2023. Alisha Mur ..read more
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E82: Ukwakhwa – Oneida foods with Becky Webster
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by andimurphy13
10M ago
In this episode, I talk with Becky Webster (Oneida Nation), or Rebecca M. Webster, as it’s written on her new book “In Defense of Sovereignty: Protecting the Oneida Nation’s Inherent Right to Self-Determination.” She does a lot of passion work and is a founder of Ukwakhwa: Our Foods, a farm and community learning, cooking, trading and growing space in Oneida, Wisconsin. We start with Oneida history, because, “hey, Oneidas aren’t from Wisconsin…” and move through the origins of the farm, the tribe’s food system and the process of winging it. Ukwakhwa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ukwa ..read more
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E81: Miss Navajo Nation – “From the corral to the table”
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by andimurphy13
10M ago
She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s got a couple of hours to butcher a sheep and make three dishes over an open fire. The Miss Navajo Nation Pageant is one of the most unique contests that happens every year as part of the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona. In this episode, I talk with the former Miss Navajo, Niagara Rockbridge, and the new, current Miss Navajo, Valentina Clitso about the importance of sheep butchering and Navajo foods. I also chat a little with the Navajo Nation president, Jonathan Nez, and the sheep butchering judges ..read more
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E80: Andi Murphy – “… until the day you die.”
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by andimurphy13
1y ago
How can I say this without sounding egotistical? … This episode is about me; the creator, producer and host of this show. Yes! It is. In this episode, my sister, Alisha Murphy, interviews me and I get to share more about my mental health journey, important things I learned while producing this podcast and why vibes are important to me ..read more
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E79: Changing Culinary Narratives +LIVE RECORDING+
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by andimurphy13
1y ago
Live at the 4th Annual New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival, Sept. 24, 2022 In my first-ever live podcast recording, I talk with chef Ray Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo/Odawa), owner of Manko: Native American Fusion, Addie Lucero (Taos Pueblo), owner of Dancing Butterfly Naturals, and Andrea Garza (Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan), caterer and owner of Mayahuel’s Catering, about the “Changing Culinary Narrative of Native America ..read more
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E78: “Food Sovereignty is Economic Sovereignty”
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by andimurphy13
1y ago
In this episode, I take you to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the largest annual conference focusing on Native economics. This year’s event included, for the first time, a panel series called “Food Sovereignty is Economic Sovereignty.” I went to every one of them and heard from economists, entrepreneurs and some of the heavy hitters in Native food. In this show, you’ll hear from Alisha Murphy, Navajo economist, Lance Morgan, lawyer and economist who is the president and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., Aaron LaPointe ..read more
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E77: Brett Maybee – “Dare to imagine”
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by andimurphy13
1y ago
left to right, Irv Wauneka, Ariano Price, Travis Thompson, Brett Maybee, Andi Murphy, Def-I, Randall Hoskie. “Merciless Savages” NAC episode link below. In this episode, I talk with Brett Maybee (Seneca) about corn, corn soup, corn wheels, radio stuff, music and then space-time. Brett is the host and producer of Gaënö’, a weekly radio program about Native music. His work is fascinating and the passion he has for uplifting Native talent and intelligence on air is inspiring. Also mentioned in this show: Native Voice 1, Native America Calling “Merciless Savages” episode hosted by Brett ..read more
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E76: Pyet DeSpain — “Always and forever”
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by andimurphy13
1y ago
Millions of TV viewers watched chef Pyet DeSpain (Prairie Band Potawatomi, Mexican) beat out the competition on Gordon Ramsay’s new cooking show, “Next Level Chef” (March 2022). With her special brand of Indigenous fusion food, she was crowned the winner of season 1 and claimed a quarter-million dollar cash prize. She made waves in the media and took Indigenous food to a new level. In this episode, I talk with chef Pyet, a self-professed Toasted Sister fan, about the competition, her culinary journey and the types of men she will not date ..read more
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E75: Jacob Torres — Space Chile Guy
Toasted Sister Podcast
by andimurphy13
2y ago
Torres in my home for podcast recording. In this episode, I talk with Jacob Torres, a very proud New Mexican who, I think, has a very interesting life. He’s a technical and horticultural scientist at NASA and based at the NASA Kennedy Space Center and he’s working on getting New Mexico green chiles on the next Mission to Mars. We talk about his work in agriculture and how hard work and taking advantage of opportunities got him where he is today, labs deep in green chile. Mentioned: “The Space Chile Grow a Pepper Plant Challenge” Facebook page The latest article on green chile in space: Santa ..read more
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