August 20th, 2021 | 36 mins 2 secs
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Aron Bender talks with Cathy Trinh #TheSoberAsian. Brought to Orange County, California, by her Vietnamese refugee parents, Cathy turned to drugs and alcohol to try to drown out the pain of neglect, abandonment, anxiety and depression. But she has emerged from the depths to become a mom, a cancer survivor, an author and life coach.
May 27th, 2021 | 50 mins 20 secs
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Aron Bender finally does a podcast with Chef Andrew Gruel -- a Southern California culinary icon, with seafood restaurant Slapfish, chicken joint Two Birds and pineapple-free pizza place Big Parm under his umbrella. He’s had the Food Network spotlight on him for a while but he was thrust onto a different stage during the pandemic going after Governor Newsom. Chef and I discuss his spontaneous partnership with Barstool’s Dave Portnoy, his country crisscrossing career that started in New Jersey, how social media helped launch his business AND his family, living with anxiety, and the major changes he’s seen in society and the kitchen.