The Moment

Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods and the Power of Travel

The creator of Travel Channel’s hit show talks about the decision he made to be himself rather than a character of himself on TV.

Andrew Zimmern.

Andrew Zimmern.

Andrew Zimmern

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Andrew Zimmern is best known as the creator and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel. New episodes of Bizarre Foods begin June 21 at 9 p.m. and his new show, Driven by Food, premieres in August. On today’s show, Andrew talks about the transformative power of travel (7:00), a life-changing trip to Madagascar (15:00), and the decision he made to be himself, rather than a character of himself, on Bizarre Foods (27:00). Plus, Andrew discusses his love of tussling with the network (35:00), a story behind the first episode of his new show, Driven by Food (47:00), and how show business is the perfect business for Andrew to grow spiritually and artistically (55:00).

Topics mentioned:

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Bizarre Foods America

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People mentioned:

Andrew Zimmern
Michael White
Anthony Bourdain
A.J. Liebling
Marlin Perkins
Alton Brown
Michael Voltaggio

Twitter: @BrianKoppelman

Podcast Production by Jayson De Leon.