Magazine article ADWEEK

Adam Richman: The Food V. Man Host Consumes a Buffet of Multimedia but Likes to Keep It Real with His Old-School Tube TV

Magazine article ADWEEK

Adam Richman: The Food V. Man Host Consumes a Buffet of Multimedia but Likes to Keep It Real with His Old-School Tube TV

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Who Adam Richman

Age 37

Accomplishments Host of Travel Channel's Man v. Food, Man v. Food Nation and the upcoming Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America (premieres June 6); author of America the Edible: A Hungry History From Sea to Dining Sea

Base Brooklyn, N.Y.

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

Because I have a manager and agent on the West Coast, a lot of the time texts will come through at insane hours. So the first thing I do is check all the texts that came in overnight. Then I look at my homepage, which is The New York Times, for a quick info blast.

What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train or bus?

Music. Lots and lots of music. I maintain that with good music, you can walk anywhere. Occasionally I'll do Pandora, but generally speaking, I'm a Spotify or regular iTunes guy. I've become addicted to a station I made on Pandora based off the Janelle Monae song "Tightrope."

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

I'm home so seldom, and when I am home, I'm such a homebody. I like laying low and catching up on my DVR and HBO On Demand with some delivery from Vegetarian Palate in Flatbush. I really like Game of Thrones, The Soup and Shameless, and I randomly end up watching this series on Syfy called Face Off, which is essentially Project Runway with effects makeup.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning?

Twitter tends to be an early morning thing for me. …

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