It’s an exciting day because I finally get to tell you what I’ve been working on … I HAVE A PODCAST! It’s called Passports & Pizza and I’m co-hosting it with my friend Laura of the travel blog Roam + Golightly. Our tagline is “a podcast about everything by two carb-loving, carry-on only gals.” While we’ll touch on all kinds of topics, you can expect a lot of fun food and travel-related content on there.
While Cake Over Steak is first and foremost a (personal) blog centered on food, I’ve been adding more and more travel content over the years. Between the Feast of St. Pizza and the various trips we’ve taken recently, travel has become a bigger part of my life and it’s a huge part of the food content I like to share on here. One of my favorite parts of a trip is taking pictures of the delicious things we’re eating and then taking notes so I can spill all the details in a blog post when we return. (See: London, Cleveland, Chicago, etc.)
Laura and I are inverses of each other in that way: while I’m a foodie who loves to travel, Laura is a world traveler with a serious appreciation for food. We’re a perfect fit to join up with our two main passions for this podcast. We also have a ton of other things in common and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company, so we’re pumped to have an outlet for discussing allllll of the things that are exciting us. So even though food and travel will be a big focus, we’re not putting ourselves in too much of a box for the topics we’ll cover.
Passports & Pizza is a casual, conversational podcast. Our one and only goal for this podcast is to HAVE FUN, so hopefully that will extend to the listener as well. We want you to feel like you’re hanging out with your friends when you listen. It’s something you should want to put on at the end of a long day for your commute home when you just want to chill out. It will have a similar feel to podcasts like The Shepod, the original Joy the Baker Podcast, and Forever35 (if you’re familiar with any of those). If you could describe Forever35 as two Gen X-ers chatting with an overarching theme of self care, then ours has a similar vibe except it’s two Millennials and our overarching theme is food and travel. Hopefully that gives you some kind of an idea of what to expect.
But if you really want to get a feel for it, head over and listen to our trailer, which is out now. Go get a taste of what’s to come and hit that subscribe button on your favorite podcast app so you can get all the new episodes in the future. Next Wednesday (March 27th) we’ll be releasing our first four episodes so you can binge them and get hooked. The first full episode is a fun one to help you get to know each of us better, and the other ones touch on a few of my favorite topics: pizza, fitness and whiskey. (Super on brand for me, haha!) We’ll have another new episode the following Wednesday (April 3rd), and then after that we’ll be releasing new episodes every OTHER Wednesday.
You can also head over to check out the website for the podcast. In each episode we’ll be taking listener questions (about anything!), so you can send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or even leave us a voicemail (717-964-0215) to ask a question, leave a comment, or even just let us know if there’s something you’d really like us to chat about. There’s a contact form on the website if you’d like to use that. You can also follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter.
I have to say a HUGE thank you to my uncle, Bill Ecklund, who took a bunch of amazing photos of us at the gorgeous Fahnestockhouse in Lancaster for our website. If you ever need a portrait photographer in the Greater Philadelphia Area you should hire him, and if you’re ever staying in Lancaster you should rent one of the Airbnb flats at Fahnestockhouse (so freaking pretty).
So that’s the big news! I’ve been an avid podcast listener for years (find all of my recommendations here, here, here and here), so it feels surreal to be announcing my own. I never really thought I’d end up being a podcaster myself (even though I had toyed with the idea several times), so I’m super thankful that Laura was willing to jump into this adventure with me. We had joked with each other for a while about starting a podcast together until we realized we weren’t really joking anymore … and now we’re here. We’ve been working on it for a few months now so we can’t wait to share it with all of you! Ah! *happy dance*
All photos (except the second-to-last one) by Bill Ecklund