Hilah's Happy Hour!


Hilah's Happy Hour is a once-weekly podcast hosted by Hilah Johnson, of the YouTube channel HilahCooking. Interviewing interesting and funny people, authors, chefs, and YouTubers; talking about food, drinks and culture; and answering your cooking questions.

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Hilah's Happy Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by Hilah Johnson, of the YouTube channel HilahCooking. Interviewing interesting and funny people; talking about food, drinks and culture; and answering your cooking questions.
🇬🇧 English
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2018-10-09 19:11
last episode published
2018-04-17 07:00
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11.8 days
Hilah Johnson, Award-winning YouTuber interviewing interesting, funny people about food, culture, life and drinking author  
hilahcooking@gmail.com (hilahcooking@gmail.com) managing editor  
Hilah Johnson owner  
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How to Taste with Becky Selengut

Becky Selengut is my new food-person-crush because she has written my new favorite food book! How to Taste isn’t a cook book exactly, but it is definitely a food book. The book is organized into chapters about the six tastes (salt, acid, sweet, fat, bi...
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Drinking Beer with John Verive! HHH037

Chilling out with cicerone John Verive (Beer of Tomorrow) talking about beer and tasting beers. We discuss IPAs, sour beers, wheat beers, cans versus bottles, surprising beer-food pairings, which beers age well (and which ones do NOT) and best beer ser...
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Catch up with Hilah and Chris!

Well well well, what have we here? A new podcast?! Five months later?! Here's a quick 30 minute podcast update on what Chris and I have been up to since October. We talk about our recent film project, from the pre-production to post-production, with so...
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HHH035 Tarot Card Reading with Jane Almirall

Jane Almirall is one witchy woman. A deeply talented artist, writer and tarot card reader, she cyber-stalked her way into my heart a few years ago. In this podcast, she explains a little about the history and different kinds of tarot cards and readings...
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HHH034 Jen Brown, Feminist Horror Critic

Part 3 of Occult October. I've known Jen Brown -- actor and feminist horror movie critic at the Women in Caskets podcast -- for probably a decade, since we were both heavily involved in the Austin theatre community. She's maybe best known for her work ...
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HHH033 Ghost Stories

Your true ghost stories! This podcast was made possible by Y'ALL! Here, I share my ghost experience and then talk to my friend Alejandro (The Dead Explorer on YouTube) to hear about the time he saw La Llorona as a child. Alejandro also shares some hist...
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HHH032 Sarah Chavez - Order of the Good Death

Part I of my Occult October podcast series! In this interview, I got to speak with Sarah Chavez, historian and Executive Director of the Order of the Good Death. We discuss the American Civil War’s effect on funeral traditions and the historical power ...
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HHH031 Sommelier Ryan Hess | Vinoteque on Melrose

In this podcast, I spoke with sommelier Ryan Hess (co-owner of Vinoteque on Melrose) to get some tips on how to taste wine: what's the point of swirling it; how to smell wine; checking out the "legs" and determining what they tell you about the wine yo...
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HHH030 Lauren Toyota |Hot for Food

I got to speak with Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food about her new (first!) cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics and the creative benefits of writing it; becoming vegetarian as a kid; her previous career as a VJ; and the universe. We go into manifestation and ...
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HHH029 Heifer International Interview

In the first of this podcast's kind, I interviewed Jason Woods, journalist for Heifer International. Heifer is a global non-profit organization that works to provide livestock and agricultural support in order to end hunger and build economies. In this...
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HHH028 Jackie Shultz | Life with Jackie

In this podcast episode, I chatted (and laughed a lot) with Jackie Schultz, family vlogger on "Life with Jackie" about what it's like being a daily family vlogger; being bad kids; sex robots; friend zones; Medieval Times; and growing up as Howie Mandel...
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Interview with Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo

Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo is this week's podcast guest! Her second cookbook, Ready or Not!, goes on sale starting today and I got to take a preview peek at it. It's great! In this interview, we talk about how Michelle started out as a pharmacist; how...
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HHH026 J. Kenji Lopez-Alt | The Food Lab

I got to interview chef/scientist J. Kenji López-Alt -- mastermind behind The Food Lab column on the Serious Eats site -- about how he discovered cooking and his approach to finding optimal techniques. We discuss the best (really) way to cook a steak; ...
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HHH025 Laurel Kinney Personal Styilst

Laurel Kinney is the brainiac stylist behind my gorgeous wardrobe in all my promo photos and the photos in my Learn to Cook book. She’s a good friend, a creative and successful entrepreneur, and she’s hilarious. So, basically the whole package!  In thi...
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HHH024 Feeling Peckish | Julie Nolke and Sam Larson

  I got to sit down with Julie Nolke and her partner Sam Larson from the YouTube channel Feeling Peckish while we were all at VidCon last week. Julie and Sam are one of those couples where, when you meet them, you say to yourself, "Oh yeah, that all ma...
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HHH023 Question and Answer Time!

Time for another Q&A! In this podcast, we answer listener questions that run the gamut from soulmates to super powers; movies to margaritas. Some of these get a little personal but most of them are just fun and silly. And there are a few good cooki...
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HHH022 Laura Vitale | Laura in the Kitchen

Laura Vitale is the chef of Laura in the Kitchen, one of the top channels on YouTube, and has hosted two seasons of her television show Simply Laura on Cooking Channel. In this interview with Laura, we catch up and talk about what it was like for her m...
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HHH021 Elise Strachan | My Cupcake Addiction

I had a really fun time with this interview with Elise Stachan of My Cupcake Addiction. She's one of the most talented cake decorators on YouTube and has the over-3-million-subscribers to prove it. Her first book Sweet! Celebrations was just released i...
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HHH020 Minnow Mountain Animation Craig Staggs and Steph Swope

I got to talk to some famous animators! Who also happen to be a couple of my closest friends! You might remember FreekZone who was a guest on a few early HilahCooking videos . . . but his real name is Craig Staggs and he and Steph Swope run the Minnow ...
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HHH019 Lesley Fightmaster | Fightmaster Yoga

I'm chatting with my friend Lesley Fightmaster, of Fightmaster Yoga (yes, that is her real name -- probably the first question I asked when I met her ;) ) in this week's podcast. Lesley and I met in person last year at VidCon, but we knew each other th...
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HHH018 Steve Ramsey | Woodworking for Mere Mortals

This interview with Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals is a real gem for the wood-curious and the YouTube-curious. I met Steve when he contacted me a few years ago to give me a tostonera that he made (which I then used in a video, below). He'...
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HHH017 Interview with Fifi Buchanan | The Divine Hostess

Videos and references at http://hilahcooking.com/fifi-buchanan-the-divine-hostess/ ‎ My friend Fifi is one of the most curious, well-rounded people I know. We met through YouTube, but in addition to making videos, she has written a book, has a masters ...
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HHH016 Macon Blair, Director

Video and references http://hilahcooking.com/interview-macon-blair-director/ Macon Blair wrote and directed the movie I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, which is my favorite movie of the year so far (and which also features this song from my o...
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HHH015 Caroline Artiss

Episode 15 of Hilah's Happy Hour podcast! In this fun interview with Caroline Artiss -- chef, author, YouTuber -- we learn about how she grew up cooking, how she was discovered by BBC, her new book Beauty Foods, her restaurant, and her favorite British...
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HHH014 Chef John | Food Wishes

Interview with Chef John Mitzewich, creator of Food Wishes! Chef John is a YouTube legend, at least in the cooking genre. He started his channel and recipe website in 2007 and partnered with the AllRecipes site in 2011. His videos are known for funny v...
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HHH013 Interview with Melissa Maker | Clean My Space!

In episode 13 (ooh!) of Hilah's Happy Hour, I interview Melissa Maker, the brains behind the Clean My Space empire. Melissa started a home cleaning business in Toronto in 2006, which led to the creation of the Clean my Space YouTube channel, her own li...
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HHH012 Q&A with Hilah and Chris!

In episode 12 of Hilah's Happy Hour, Chris and I answer questions from listeners! We cover topics like: how to choose a restaurant? how to make Brussels sprouts taste good? how to deep fry without burning down the house? what's Tex-Mex? what's my REAL ...
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HHH011 Interview with Lynn Chen

Lynn Chen is an actor, a writer, and a body image activist. I met Lynn when I moved to Los Angeles a couple years ago and she reached out through email, we had lunch together, and we became quick friends. In addition to her YouTube channel which mostly...
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HHH010 Interview with Richard Lawson

In this episode of Hilah's Happy Hour, I got to talk with Richard Lawson, the film critic for Vanity Fair! I "met" him through my YouTube channel (he wrote me up this little blurb in the March issue of VF) and now we're Twitter buddies. We talk about h...
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HHH09 Interview with Josh Elkin (aka Epic Mook)

I met Josh Elkin a few months back when we taped an episode of Chopped together for Food Network. (Our episode airs March 28.) The shoot day was kind of a whirlwind, but we did get to hang out enough that I could see he is a genuinely nice and warm per...
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HHH08 Interview with Rachel Smith | Rachel's English

Rachel's English is an educational YouTube channel teaching American English pronunciation to ESL students. Even as a native speaker, I find her videos very interesting and entertaining. In this interview, we cover her start as an opera singer and how ...
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HHH07 Interview with Adriene Mishler | Yoga with Adriene

Adriene Mishler is the fantastic yogi and teacher of Yoga with Adriene. We've been friends for about 10 years and my husband Chris is her production partner for the yoga channel. We also made this "Prenatal Yoga" video series together when I was pregna...
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HHH06 Interview with Skyy John the Tipsy Bartender!

I met Skyy John, the Tipsy Bartender, at VidCon a few years ago when we shot a cocktail video in his hotel room in Anaheim. Sounds a little scandalous maybe but it was completely sweet. Skyy is a bartender and all-around entertaining guy who uses his c...
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HHH05 Interview with Jen Phanomrat of Just Eat Life

http://hilahcooking.com/ep-5-interview-with-jen-phanomrat-just-eat-life I first "met" Jen through her first YouTube series Tasty Memories which she and her boyfriend and production partner Leo made together. I was instantly charmed by her vibrant smil...
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HHH04 Interview with Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose

Hilah's Happy Hour Podcast episode 4: My interview with Nataly Dawn! This was a really fun podcast to record. Nataly has been a friend for about four years, since her husband Jack Conte launched Patreon, to be exact. She made her big musical debut on Y...
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HHH03 Interview with Mel Joulwan (The Clothes Make the Girl and Well Fed)

http://hilahcooking.com/podcast-interview-with-mel-joulwan/ Episode 3 of Hilah's Happy Hour Podcast! Mel Joulwan has been a great friend of mine for several years and she also happens to be a hugely successful paleo cookbook author. She and her husband...
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HHH00 Interview with Christopher Sharpe

My very first podcast! So new that I called it Episode Zero! I'm interviewing my husband and business partner Christopher Sharpe, producer of both my Hilah Cooking channel and Yoga with Adriene. He's the author of YouTube Black Book: How to Create a Ch...
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HHH02 Interview with Emmy Made in Japan YouTube Channel

My interview with Emmy from Emmy Made in Japan, episode 2 of Hilah's Happy Hour! Emmy runs this super popular and entertaining YouTube channel, producing several videos a week. Her audience sends packages of their favorite treats from all around the wo...
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HHH01 Interview with Rob Nixon of Nicko's Kitchen YouTube Channel

Rob Nixon of Nicko's Kitchen is my podcast guest today! Nicko's Kitchen is one of the largest YouTube channels in Australia and one of the largest cooking channels in the world. In this podcast interview, I talk to Rob about the olden days of YouTube, ...