Podcast

The Peanut Podcast, created by the National Peanut Board, delves into issues that are important to peanut growers and the industry. Join NPB staff hosts Lauren Highfill Williams and Lindsay Stevens once a month as they explore hot topics and future trends impacting the industry, including agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, allergies, culture, consumers and more.

04 January 2022

Marketing Trends for Peanuts in 2022

Since its inception, NPB has continued to stay on top of up-to-date trends in marketing to put farmer’s money to work. This week, we explore marketing trends for 2022 by talking to NPB senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Ryan Lepicier; Nichole Bigley from Golin; Les Crall, 2022 chairman of the National Peanut Board; and Kimmi Wernli, president and owner of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Company. 
30 November 2021

Drivers of Consumption

New data shows per capita peanut consumption continued to reach new heights in 2021. What’s behind this growth and what’s on the horizon? We explore how changes in marketing, product innovation and on the farm have driven peanut consumption to record levels by talking with National Peanut Board’s Bob Parker, Peanut Butter & Company’s Lee Zalben and Texas peanut farmer Peter Froese, Jr.
25 October 2021

The New Frontier of Sustainability

Sustainability has been in industry conversation for years, and it’s starting to grow as a driving force in consumer behavior. In this episode, we talk with an industry leader, researcher, farmer and corporate executive about what sustainability means today and for the future of the peanut industry.
21 September 2021

The Peanut Allergy Journey Part 1

In the inaugural episode of The Peanut Podcast, hosts Lauren and Lindsay dive into the National Peanut Board’s peanut allergy journey. Interviews with NPB CEO Bob Parker, NPB consultant and registered dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins, NPB Chairman Andy Bell and NPB inaugural Virginia Board Member Dee Dee Darden shed light on the early dark days of peanut allergies, challenges with diagnosing peanut allergies and our commitment to peanut allergy research.
21 September 2021

The Peanut Allergy Journey Part 2

In part 2 of our peanut allergy journey, Lindsay and Lauren do a deep dive into peanut allergy treatment and early introduction of peanut foods to infants, as well as the study that changed what we know about peanut allergy prevention. Join us as we speak with NPB CEO Bob Parker, NPB consultant and registered dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins, and NPB agency partner marketing expert Mark Dvorak.
11 August 2021

The Peanut Podcast is here!

In this introductory episode, we discuss why NPB decided to start a podcast and what you can expect coming up. Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you’ll stay up to date on episodes to come.

The Peanut Podcast, created by the National Peanut Board, delves into issues that are important to peanut growers and the industry. Join NPB staff hosts Lauren Highfill Williams and Lindsay Stevens once a month as they explore hot topics and future trends impacting the industry, including agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, allergies, culture, consumers and more.

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Lauren Highfill Williams, Co-Host and Senior Producer 

Lauren is director of communications at the National Peanut Board. In 13 years at NPB, she has become a leader in domestic promotions strategy and execution, including business development projects and digital and social assets. She currently leads reputation management work to remove barriers to peanut consumption and directs stakeholder communications. Lauren prefers creamy peanut butter on a spoon but crunchy in a PB&J, and has fellow peanut butter lovers at home in Atlanta with her husband, 6 year old, 1 year old and senior (but still feisty!) dog.

 

Lindsay Stevens, Co-Host and Producer 

Lindsay is a communications specialist at the National Peanut Board. Since she's still relatively new to the peanut industry, Lindsay's enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the peanut industry alongside podcast listeners. She has a background in journalism and is the editor of NPB's magazine, PQ. She also manages NPB's newsletter, website and social media among other grower and industry-related topics. Lindsay loves inshell peanuts, but she especially likes to share them with her oversized dog, Goose. 

 

DeMarquiné Houston, Engineer and Sound Designer

DeMarquiné (Dee) has worn many hats over her 20-year career with NPB, but her favorites are those that come with the opportunity to apply her artistic side to technical endeavors like database building or podcast sound design. Dee is currently the Director of IT and Compliance and, in addition to managing all things electronic, works closely with state organizations to manage NPB’s annual production research budget. Dee’s favorite way to consume peanuts are in trail mix while hiking or in Southeast Asian cuisine.

 

Darby Johnson, Reporter 

Darby is the newest team member at the National Peanut Board. She joins us a communications specialist with a previous background in journalism and health communications. She works on the nutrition and early introduction programs, assists the Peanut Podcast, and creates digital content for social media and the website. Darby likes creamy peanut butter for her PB&Js and thinks peanut butter crackers are the best snack.   

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