I discovered this recently and really enjoy listening to it. It’s deep and broad and I learn so much. I appreciate how much research the host puts into each episode. I wasn’t familiar with the previous host, so I can’t compare, but honestly I have listened to a wide variety of podcasts, and Francis Lam to me was immediately engaging, respectful, and funny. He’s a great interviewer because he listens and he’s done his homework. All these haters who complain about his endearing giggle and his interest in the relation of food to identity, culture, politics — sounds like coded racist language to me. These kinds of comments are disappointing, heartbreaking. He’s a different person than Lynne, with his own unique personality and experiences. Why do you expect him to do exactly the same kind of show?