Reply All co-host P.J. VogtScreenshot: YouTubeLast yr, the Condé Nast-owned Bon Appétit discovered itself hit with a reckoning of types, after quite a few staffers of shade—together with Priya Krishna, Sohla El-Waylly, Rick Martinez, Gaby Melian, Molly Baz, and Carla Lalli Music—departed its widespread Test Kitchen sequence of movies over accusations of decrease pay in comparison with white colleagues, tokenization, stolen credit score, and extra. The scandal revealed an awesome deal concerning the interior workings and energy differentials in a website that usually strove to painting its staffers as a gaggle of mutually respectful colleagues all simply hanging out within the kitchen collectively, and highlighted disparities in energy and pay all through the positioning’s group.Now a distinct, however associated, Test Kitchen is discovering itself present process comparable scrutiny, as Vulture studies that Sruthi Pinnamaneni and P.J. Vogt, a senior reporter and host, respectively, for the Reply All podcast, are stepping away from the sequence after their reporting on Bon Appétit dropped at mild comparable points at their very own Spotify-owned Gimlet Media. Specifically, Eric Eddings, a former Gimlet staffer and co-host of The Nod podcast, outlined in a Twitter thread earlier this week numerous methods Vogt and Pinnamaneni, who lined Bon Appétit by way of their The Test Kitchen Spotify miniseries, have been allegedly obstructive to efforts to diversify Gimlet’s workers, particularly in the course of the interval wherein the corporate’s staff have been pushing to unionize. Among different issues, Eddings wrote that, “The BA staffers’ tales need to be informed, however to me it’s damaging to have that reporting and storytelling come from two individuals who have actively and AGGRESSIVELY labored in opposition to a number of efforts to diversify Gimlet’s workers & content material.” He went on to element numerous cases wherein Vogt and Pinnamaneni pushed again in opposition to organizing and diversification efforts.Both Vogt and Pinnamaneni have issued apologies in mild of Eddings’ statements; whereas Pinnamaneni was already planning to depart Reply All after The Test Kitchen miniseries, she has now left the present mid-production. Meanwhile, Vogt, who co-hosts Reply All with Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi, has said that he’s going to “step away” from the podcast, with Vulture reporting that his departure from the sequence will probably be “everlasting.” Gimlet Media has but to difficulty a press release on the departures.