Radio Cherry Bombe Tour Pitches

We’re coming to a city near you this year!

We’re taking Radio Cherry Bombe, the #1 female-focused food podcast in America, on the road this year!

Join us for live episode recordings in Nantucket, Baltimore, Savannah, San Diego, Phoenix, Portland (Maine), Columbus, Asheville, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, and Kansas City this year. Dates for each location will be announced soon!

Our Food For Thought tour will take us across the country to hear about people’s journeys through food.

Interested in sharing your story at one of our live podcast events this season?

If you have a journey through food that you'd like to tell our audience, we want to hear from you. 

We're saving speaker slots on each of our tour stops for two to three individuals. You'll have five minutes to tell your story via an essay, song, poem, original monologue, Julia Child impersonation—whatever you’d like. 

Past speakers have included Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Blog, who talked about her chocolate chip cookie recipe going viral; Chrishon Lampley of Love Cork Screw, on how she's a unicorn in the world of wine; and Caroline Randall Williams, the cookbook author, professor, and poet who talked about her grandmother's cookbook collection.  

Please submit your application by midnight EST on Sunday, May 5.

We’ll be in touch if your pitch is a good fit for our tour! Thank you for taking the time to submit your ideas—we can’t wait to read them!

Applications are now closed!


Those chosen for the podcasts will receive a $250 talent stipend.


Questions? Check out our FAQ below.

I'VE NEVER DONE PUBLIC SPEAKING. CAN I APPLY?

Yes! We welcome speakers of all backgrounds and professions. We love first timers!

CAN I GO OVER THE FIVE MINUTE LIMIT?

Due to timing restrictions, all speakers/performers will be limited to 5 minutes.

CAN I READ SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED?

We will evaluate this on a case by case basis, but you must have the rights to your submitted piece. Only original work will be selected.

WHEN ARE THE EVENTS IN EACH CITY?

Dates for each location will be announced soon!

I DON'T LIVE IN ONE OF THE CITIES ON YOUR TOUR? CAN I STILL APPLY?

Speakers do not have to live in the city where the event is taking place—you’re welcome to travel to the city nearest you or the city of your choosing to participate in our live recording event. Cherry Bombe is not responsible for speaker travel and/or lodging.

WILL YOU COACH ME IF I'M SELECTED?

If you are selected as a speaker, our editorial team will be available to assist in editing and rehearsing your piece.