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Talking Tacos in Kansas City

While Kansas City Is definitely known for its barqueque, the city boasts a wide range of cuisines. W. David Keith is on a mission to get to know every taco in town, via his podcast – aptly named, Taco the Town.

What is your name and what is your role in the podcast? Who else is involved?

  • W. David Keith, Podcast Host, Taco Reviewer and Creator  
  • Chris Garibaldi, Executive Producer
  • Matt Allen, Engineer
Dave Keith interviews a local Kansas City taco lover
Dave Keith (left) interviews a local Kansas City taco lover

How would you describe your podcast?

TACO THE TOWN is a podcast dedicated to the Tacos of Kansas City and the surrounding areas. I believe Kansas City is one of the top Taco Towns in the USA and I won’t stop until I’ve tasted every taco in the KC area. In each episode, I review a new taco joint with a guest and we go deep on taco topics and everything in the taco universe. 

Our audience is everyone who loves tacos and Kansas City. Taco The Town is a safe place for taco lovers to talk about tacos. Tacos of all kinds are welcome on Taco The Town. No taco is off the table.

When did you launch the podcast?

Our first episode was posted on Oct. 10th, 2017.

What made you want to launch a podcast about tacos?

I eat a lot of tacos. I felt that my love of tacos needed to be used for good. I feel that too much is made of Kansas City’s many BBQ joints and more needed to be done to highlight the many delicious taco places in KC. I eat A LOT of tacos so I believe I am the right one for this task.

How often do you publish shows?

We drop new episodes every TACO TUESDAY. Once a week.

Obviously you talk a lot about tacos in your show – any other topics? How do you choose topics?

We talk a lot of tacos but we also talk about KC and stuff happening in KC. We usually talk to the guest about what they do for a living toward the beginning of the show and discuss their lives and jobs. Most guests are admitted taco lovers. We have found there are taco lovers in all walks of life and we are looking for guests from all walks of life to be guests on the show. I am not a foodie, just a taco fanatic.

How long are your shows?

Around an hour. Earlier episodes were shorter.

What equipment and software do you use to produce your show?

We use professional recording studios.

What do you love about podcasting?

It’s fun to talk tacos and meet new taco lovers. I also love to try new tacos that I haven’t tried yet. I believe our show goes very in depth on the subject of the taco, more than any other taco podcast in KC. We really cover all taco topics under sun. We also check the stories in taco news so we are educational as well as a comedy podcast. We take tacos very seriously. Taco The Town is a NO BURRITO Zone.

Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in your show.

We did a LIVE On Location show from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas and ate tacos on location at the basketball arena. We had the pleasure of meeting MARLINS MAN there and he told us he likes lettuce on his tacos.

We have also eaten a lot of amazing tacos and every time I eat a new taco it’s like a new flower has bloomed in my taco garden. We also did a fun holiday episode where the mythical holiday creature Old Man Winter stopped by for a visit.

What podcasts do you enjoy listening to?

  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Bigfoot Collector’s Club
  • The Last Podcast on the Left
  • The Kansas City Podcast

What future plans lay ahead for your show?

We plan to do a lot more ON LOCATION LIVE! shows at taco joints and famous KC Landmarks. We also are going to have huge Cinco De Mayo episode where we invite back all our former guests. We plan to eat tacos at every restaurant that offers tacos in the KC area.

Where can someone find more information about your podcast?

Where have you found the most unique tacos in Kansas City?

I believe In-A-Tub Tacos has some of the most unique tacos in KC. A very original taco recipe. You won’t find another taco like it in KC. Very thin fried tacos with powdered neon orange cheese on them.

Besides tacos, what’s something else you love about Kansas City?

I love the older parts of the city, the River Market/City Market area of KC and the West Bottoms. I’m big into KC History. I also love how you can get to really anywhere in the city no matter where you are in about 15-20 minutes. I love the Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theatre. We also have a lot of cool art movie theatres.

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