Larry Olmsted

Larry Olmsted


Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist and author who has written several thousand articles for major newspapers and magazines worldwide over the past 20-plus years. A George F. Baker Scholar at Georgetown University, he did his graduate work at Dartmouth College, where he will be teaching a nonfiction writing class this fall. He currently writes one of the most popular columns for Forbes online, is’s weekly Great American Bites restaurant columnist, is the Contributing Travel Editor for Cigar Aficionado magazine, and has held numerous other editorial or columnist positions for a variety of publications. He was named one of the “10 Most Extreme U.S. Journalists,” by the Society of Professional Journalists and Travel Writer of the Year, 2010-2011, by the State of Mississippi. His column was named one of the World’s Top 100 Travel Sites. He has been a panelist or guest speaker at several conferences and appeared as an expert on radio and television dozens of times.



Past Shows:

  • Fake Foods/ Metaphysical Messages

    Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. Fake foods are in our supermarkets and restaurants. In the first half, food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted joined Lisa Garr to discuss this pervasive and...More »

Last Night

War on Cars / Faith and UFOs
War on Cars / Faith and UFOs
Jay Beeber with the National Motorists Association argued that the act of driving has become overly regulated and villainized in recent years. Followed by UFO experiencer Chris Bledsoe on his various close encounters in North Carolina.


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