Press Kit

About Open Belly

Open Belly is a podcast exploring America’s vibrant and diverse food culture. Each episode is an interview with an immigrant restauranteur or chef, talking about their food, culture, and story. Our mission is to inspire listeners to break out of their comfort zones and get to know their neighbors. We hope this podcast encourages listeners to see the world from other perspectives, and of course, fill their bellies.

Our Mission

To break us all out of our comfort zones while exploring new foods

To share the stories of immigrant chefs in our community

To understand the complexity of communities and cultures

To encourage us all to get to know our neighbors

To use food as a way to unite our community

To understand the world from other perspectives than our own 


season one

season two


Download / Subscribe

Episodes are available on most podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, RadioPublic, TuneIn, and Stitcher. Episodes are also available for streaming at


Season 1 (Kansas City) launched in February 2019 and released one episode per week, with a total of 10 episodes.

Season 2 (NYC) will be launching in September 2019, and will release one episode per week, with a total of 11 episodes.

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Creator & Crew

Open Belly was created by Danielle Lehman. Her bio and photo is available here.

Branding and illustrations were created by Frank Norton.

Our photographers are Alyssa Broadus and Chris Dolt.

Season Two is produced by Oliver J. Hughes.


Open Belly Logo in White (PNG)

Open Belly Logo in White (EPS)

Open Belly Logo in Red (PNG)

Open Belly Logo in Red (EPS)

Open Belly Logo in Black (PNG)

Open Belly Logo in Black (EPS)

Podcast Cover Artwork

Podcast Cover (JPG)

Photo Libraries

These photos may be used for editorial purposes to promote the podcast if proper credit is given. Please credit/tag both the photographer (photographer’s name/handle shown on caption) and Open Belly (@openbelly) when using these photos.

Season One Photo Library / Season Two Photo Library