Industry Night with Foodie & The Beast

Helping to Heal The World: A Conversation with Nate Mook

Episode Summary

Nate Mook is a Renaissance Man – He serves as executive director of World Central Kitchen, the non-profit organization founded by Chef José Andrés to leverage the expertise of chefs and implement smart solutions to hunger and poverty. He also recently produced the HBO Documentaries film "Baltimore Rising", which documents the peaceful protests and destructive riots that erupted in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody in 2015, while the city waited to hear the fate of the six police officers involved in the incident, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community -- and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Nate has also been a producer and filmmaker with What Took You So Long since 2012 after working for TED and spending his earlier career as an entrepreneur in the technology and software industries. He has recently led film productions in Somalia, Haiti, Colombia, Panama, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, and Liberia, working with clients such as UN Women, USAID, UNDP, and the World Bank, along with smaller NGOs. Nate has traveled throughout Africa with President Clinton, and was selected as a Gates Foundation “Change Hero”. In 2015, he completed a documentary on Haiti with world-renowned chef José Andrés, which he co-produced with National Geographic and PBS. With all that to Nate’s credit, we knew that his multidimensional talents and pursuits would make for an engrossing hour of radio – and, they did! Tune in to hear more!

Episode Notes

Nate Mook is a Renaissance Man – He serves as executive director of World Central Kitchen, the non-profit organization founded by Chef José Andrés to leverage the expertise of chefs and implement smart solutions to hunger and poverty. He also recently produced the HBO Documentaries film "Baltimore Rising", which documents the peaceful protests and destructive riots that erupted in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody in 2015, while the city waited to hear the fate of the six police officers involved in the incident, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community -- and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation.

Nate has also been a producer and filmmaker with What Took You So Long since 2012 after working for TED and spending his earlier career as an entrepreneur in the technology and software industries. He has recently led film productions in Somalia, Haiti, Colombia, Panama, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, and Liberia, working with clients such as UN Women, USAID, UNDP, and the World Bank, along with smaller NGOs. Nate has traveled throughout Africa with President Clinton, and was selected as a Gates Foundation “Change Hero”. In 2015, he completed a documentary on Haiti with world-renowned chef José Andrés, which he co-produced with National Geographic and PBS.

With all that to Nate’s credit, we knew that his multidimensional talents and pursuits would make for an engrossing hour of radio – and, they did!

Tune in to hear more!