Chef David Chang is moving further into the multimedia landscape with the upcoming arrival of The Dave Chang Show, a wide-ranging culture podcast to be hosted on the Bill Simmons Media Group’s The Ringer Podcast Network.
Not too much is known at the moment about the content or even the frequency of the show, except that it will officially kick off this Thursday and is being presented as a “limited series.” As a press release quote from Dave O’Connor, President of Chang’s Majordomo Media, says:
“The Ringer has demonstrated an ability to reach a key audience with compelling content, and is a great fit for Chang’s views on travel, food, culture, sports, and current affairs.”
Other than that, the tone of the show remains to be seen. It is worth noting that Simmons’ Ringer network has already moved into the food space in a few different ways, namely with the House of Carbs podcast and essays from popular writer Danny Chau. The Ringer is also a platform partner with Eater parent company Vox Media.
As for Chang, he has officially moved from New York City to Los Angeles and is now running his restaurant and media empire from the west coast. That includes his recently-formed Majordomo Media, a company aiming to bring audio, video, and the written word together to tell stories about food, restaurants, travel, immigration, and more. There has been little in the way of firm news about how the company will operate and just what it will focus on, making this podcast collaboration among the first bits of information to come out of what could become a major player in the food publication space. Chang previously co-founded Lucky Peach, a seminal print magazine that closed last year.
In the meantime, Chang is also busy running Majordomo the restaurant. The place may well be the hardest reservation in Los Angeles at the moment, with Eater roving critic Bill Addison calling it a triumph. Jonathan Gold was, ahem, less effusive in his praise.