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
Episode 9 - Karl Lagerfeld vs. Yves Saint Laure...
This week on Beef, iconic designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent fight for love and luxury in the sex, drugs and drama-fueled Paris fashion world.
36 min
Introducing...Play On Podcasts: The Taming of t...
Directed by Art Manke and designed by Lindsay Jones, Amy Freed’s translation of “The Taming of the Shrew” pits the two smartest people in the room against each other in a match of wits to tame the society that surrounds them.
25 min
Bonus Episode - Rod Phillips (Full Interview)
In our latest piece of bonus content, writer Max Wolfson talks with wine writer Rod Phillips about the history of alcohol, the moralizing that surrounds it and the customs that celebrate our need for inebriation.
40 min
Episode 8 - Beer vs. Gin: The Battle of Great B...
This week on Beef, brewers and booze-hounds of every social strata go head to head in 18th century Great Britain over what’s better: beer or gin.
37 min
Bonus Episode - Professor Felipe Fernández-Arme...
In our latest piece of bonus content, showrunner Pete Musto talks with Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto about the spirit of adventure, the human cost of exploration and the mythmaking that happens around people who seek the forbidden and the unknown.
45 min
Episode 7 - Sir Richard Burton vs. Captain John...
This week on Beef, fearless explorers Sir Richard Burton and Captain John Hanning Speke face unimaginable dangers, and their own divisiveness, while searching for the source of the Nile River.
47 min
Bonus Episode - J. Randy Taraborrelli (Full Int...
In our latest piece of bonus content, host Bridget Todd talks with journalist and author J. Randy Taraborrelli about the complexities of the Bouvier family, the weight of international fame, and what our fascination with celebrities says about our culture.
41 min
Episode 6 - First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onass...
This week on Beef, Former First-Lady Jackie Kennedy and her sister Princess Lee Radziwill play tug-of-war with the public’s affection and adoration.
38 min
Bonus Episode - Dr. Stephanie Kirk (Full Interv...
In our latest piece of bonus content, writer Adrián Duston-Muñoz talks with professor of Hispanic Studies Dr. Stephanie Kirk about Mexico's Baroque period, the gender politics of knowledge during that time, and the connections between Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and modern day feminism.
42 min
Episode 5 - Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz vs. The C...
This week on Beef, the brilliant 17th century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz dares to defy the Catholic Church with her scholarship and searing wit.
31 min
Bonus Episode - Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Ful...
In our latest piece of bonus content, showrunner Pete Musto chats with pop culture historian Jennifer Keishin Armstrong about TV history, diverse representation in media, and how Sex and the City paved the way for countless other hit shows like HBO's Girls and Comedy Central's Broad City.
45 min
Episode 4 - Sarah Jessica Parker vs. Kim Cattra...
This week on Beef, actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Catrall, the stars of the groundbreaking HBO megahit series Sex and the City, exhibit peak mean girl behavior.
43 min
Bonus Episode - Dr. Steve Brusatte (Full Interv...
In our latest piece of bonus content, showrunner Pete Musto sits down with University of Edinburgh paleontology professer Dr. Steve Brusatte to talk about the joy of finding fossils, why people are fascinated by dinosaurs, and the problematic legacy of the Great Bone Wars.
23 min
Bonus Episode - Bridget interviews fellow Ambie...
In 2024, two Next Chapter Podcasts shows received nominations for Ambies awards: "Play On Podcasts" and "BEEF!" So on March 8, Bridget co-hosted an IG live with composer Lindsay Jones, who was nominated for 'Best Original Score' for his work on Play On's adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello. Enjoy the audio from that conversation, where they discuss their own work and BEEF's nomination for 'Best Indie Podcast.'
30 min
Episode 3 - Othneil Marsh vs. Edward Cope: Pale...
This week on Beef, the natural historians who started the Great Bone Wars refuse to bury the hatchet, wreaking havoc on the future of their field.
42 min
Episode 2 - Othneil Marsh vs. Edward Cope: Pale...
This week on Beef, pioneering 19th century paleontologists Othneil Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope help build a discipline of science with their bitter backbiting in part one of the "Great Bone Wars."
36 min
Bonus Episode - Kazeem Famuyide (Full Interview)
In our first piece of bonus content for season 2 of Beef, senior producer Sam Levine sits down with pro wrestling commentator and former-WWE writer and producer Kazeem Famuyide to talk about his his love of the sport, all the weird little idiosyncrasies that make it so unique and appealing, and what a monumental chapter in history the Monday Night Wars really were.
48 min
Episode 1 - Vince McMahon vs. Ted Turner: Pro W...
This week on Beef, professional wrestling promoter Vince McMahon and media mogul Ted Turner use their companies WWF and WCW to transform cable television into a sweaty warzone.
49 min
Season 2 of BEEF launches February 19!
The wait is almost over! Our hit show BEEF with Bridget Todd is back by popular demand. After a stellar first season that earned us not one... not two... but THREE Gold Signal Awards (thanks to your incredible support), the pettiness returns to prey upon your better natures. Follow the show on all platforms and tune in on February 19 for the first episode of season two!
1 min
Vote for Beef in the 2023 Signal Awards!
The Beef team is honored to be named as finalists for Best Writing, Best Emerging Podcast and Best Host in the 2023 Signal Awards. Check the show notes to learn how to vote!
0 min
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?"
Check out this podcast we've been digging: "What's Your Beef?" from our friends at Sasshole!
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