BEEF with Bridget Todd

BEEF is an original scripted non-fiction storytelling podcast where Business Wars meets pop culture history.

Award-winning host Bridget Todd tells the stories of legends in their fields and how they tried to stomp out their competition only to find that their enemies become the driving force behind their success, ultimately changing the world as we know it.

Society & Culture
Introducing...In The Cards: Episode 1 - “The Me...
Gil questions his place in the universe.
35 min
Introducing...Holly Randall Unfiltered – Christ...
Are you a fan of adult entertainment? Then, you've got to listen to one of our favorite podcasts: Holly Randall Unfiltered. In this episode from Holly's show, Holly interviews Christy Mack. Christy Mack made international headlines in 2014 when she suffered a life-threatening beating at the hands of her MMA fighter ex-boyfriend, War Machine. But that is not where her story started — or where it ends. In this episode, Christy shares the surprising person who told her to get into porn, how an early manager tried to change her look, how her relationship with War Machine escalated to the night of the attack, and why she never had any interest in staying silent about her abuse.
73 min
Feed Drop: "What's Your Beef?"
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44 min
Introducing...Indecent with Kiki Andersen
Where NSFW meets LMAO
41 min
Bonus Episode - Writer's Room Roundtable
In this bonus episode for season 1, the writing team behind Beef sat down to talk about how they put the show together and give you a peek behind the curtain as to how these stories got told.
36 min
Bonus Episode - Keith Elliot Greenberg (Full In...
In our third piece of bonus content for season 1 of Beef, host Bridget Todd sits down with wrestling journalist Keith Elliot Greenberg to talk about pro wrestling’s unusual history, the thin line between truth and reality within the sport, and the lack of punches pulled between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.
26 min
Bonus Episode - Dr. Portia Maultsby (Full Inter...
In our second piece of bonus content for season 1 of Beef, host Bridget Todd sits down with African American music historian Dr. Portia Maultsby to talk about the origins of soul music, black culture’s unique effect on art, and the bitter divide between singers James Brown and Joe Tex.
51 min
Bonus Episode - Dan Savage (Full Interview)
In our first piece of bonus content for season 1 of Beef, host Bridget Todd sits down with sex & relationship advice columnist Dan Savage to talk about his experience as an advice giver, some of the best and worst words of wisdom he’s ever offered, and his love of Ann Landers.
40 min
Episode 8 - Adidas vs. Puma - Part 2: "The Sons"
This week on Beef, a rivalry that started with the brothers who founded athletic footwear giants Adidas and Puma passes down to their sons, with disastrous consequences.
26 min
Episode 7 - Adidas vs. Puma - Part 1: "The Brot...
This week on Beef, brothers Rudolf and Adi Dassler found competing shoe empires Puma and Adidas and turn the two halves of their small German town against each other.
26 min
Episode 6 - Jean-Claude Van Damme vs. Steven Se...
This week on Beef, action stars Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme face off for third-tier celebrity status, roundhouse-kicking and snapping wrists along the way.
33 min
Episode 5 - Penthouse vs. Playboy
This week on Beef, porno pioneers Hugh Hefner of Playboy and Bob Guccione of Penthouse push the limits of public decency in "the Pubic Wars."
45 min
Episode 4 - Captain Henry Morgan vs. The Spanis...
This week on Beef, English pirate Captain Henry Morgan takes on the entire Spanish Empire and not only holds his own. He wreaks spectacular havoc.
33 min
Episode 3 - Bret "The Hitman" Hart vs. Shawn Mi...
This week on Beef, professional wrestlers Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart weave between truth and fiction with a real-life feud in a sport that’s only sort of fake.
35 min
Episode 2 - James Brown vs. Joe Tex
This week on Beef, soul singers James Brown and Joe Tex battle to become the biggest artist everywhere from the Chitlin Circuit to the Billboard charts.
29 min
Episode 1 - Dear Abby vs. Ask Ann Landers
This week on Beef, advice columnists Ann Landers and Dear Abby share a good old fashion sibling rivalry that oddly elevates their abilities to solve other people's problems.
31 min
Introducing BEEF with Bridget Todd
Serving up the juiciest rivalries you're never heard of.
1 min