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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.
||CleanRachel Maddow Fixed The Pina Colada||The MSNBC host nerds out on cocktails, debates lime wheels vs. wedges, and speculates about what the bartenders in heaven are like.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCooking Pad Thai For 20,000 People (with Jet Tila)||Food Network star Jet Tila’s parents opened the first Thai market in the US in 1972. Now he’s trying to introduce people who aren’t Asian to the foods he grew up with. He tells the story of protecting his family’s store during the LA riots and explains why he considers himself more a businessman than a chef.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Lefties Buy Less Soup||Psychologist Charles Spence explains that "taste" is influenced by many different factors -- from the background music in a restaurant to your own DNA and even the shape of your spoon. Plus, Dan and his daughter recreate one of Charles' experiments when they give out free ice cream in the street.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou Can't Cure Manic Depression With Puff Pastry||Food writer David Leite talks about how bipolar disorder affects what he cooks and eats. Plus he and Dan bond over the difficulties of being neurotic party hosts.||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Thinking Person's Competitive Eater||Tim "Eater X" Janus talks about how being a competitive eater affects your dating life, how much money these guys actually make, what happens when people on the circuit try to cheat, and how he taught himself to like hot dogs so he could compete in the most famous eating contest of all.||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Be Fat (with Lindy West)||The author of "Shrill" and leader of the fat acceptance movement says, "As a fat person, you’re always under surveillance when you’re eating."||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad||Author Roald Dahl's creative and twisted approach to food wasn't limited to his stories. Ahead of Father's Day, his daughter recalls his witches potions and midnight feasts, and says he based Willy Wonka on himself.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatti LaBelle Brings Her Frying Pans On Tour||The music icon couldn't eat in restaurants while touring the segregated South in the 60s. Now she cooks for herself on the road. She shares cooking tips, and we explore the racial implications of the viral video that made her sweet potato pie a sensation. Plus, she tells us what she really thinks of pumpkin pie.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs It OK To Put Tomatoes In The Fridge?||A wife who objects to her husband's embarrassing food hacks calls in for advice, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains the science of tomato storage.||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDaily Show's Hasan Minhaj Says Life Is Like Biryani||The comedian finds deep meaning in his favorite cereal and lives the same way he eats his biryani -- pulling out the good bits and pushing the weird stuff to the side.||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Bartenders Can’t Have Boyfriends||Live on stage! A world-renowned mixologist and the former bartender at a beloved Chicago dive bar tell us how their work is a little like showbiz and a little like babysitting.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWait Wait, Don't Bother Peter Sagal When He's Drinking Mezcal||Live on stage! The host of NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me tells us how getting divorced and struggling with depression changed his eating, and why he never mixes running with drinking.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSearching For Rosa Parks' Pancakes||The civil rights icon's unusual pancake recipe -- with peanut butter in the batter -- offers a glimpse into her personal life and reveals the history of a southern food staple.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeat Pies On Broadway!||Can adding food flavors and smells to live theater make it feel more real? We go behind the scenes of a new production of the musical Sweeney Todd to find out.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKumail Nanjiani Already Had The Best Taco Of His Life||The actor and comic says different people should mix but the foods on his plate should not. Plus he explains why all Islamophobes should be forced to try Pakistani food.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're Back!||Listen to a sneak preview of our upcoming episodes featuring comic Kumail Nanjiani, Rosa Parks's pancakes, a sandwich shop in Syria, and more.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow A Food Emoji Gets Made||Important news: Our show is going on a brief hiatus. We’ll be back April 17 with an exciting announcement. Please make sure you’re subscribed to this podcast and our newsletter so you don’t miss it! (Newsletter at sporkful.com/newsletter) This week we’re presenting an episode of Food52’s podcast Burnt Toast, in which host Kenzi Wilbur goes on a quest to get a pie emoji made. Check out more episodes of Burnt Toast today!||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresident Obama Eats His Pie Crust First||In our Pi Day Spectacular, former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses reveals the very particular way President Obama eats his pie. Plus, we discuss pi and pie with mathematician Eugenia Cheng and debate the true definition of pie with Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or the Podcasts app so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Cereal a Soup?||In this special podcast version of Dan's new animated web video series The Snackdown, he and Food Network's Justin Warner debate a pressing question. Take a side and share The Snackdown with your friends! Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or the Podcasts app so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComic Maeve Higgins Is On The Michael Fassbender Diet||The writer and comedian tells us how she handles meals alone or with a sad friend, and explains why she still feels more Irish than Irish-American. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or the Podcasts app so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I hate foodies, but love this podcast
Succinct, funny, and intelligent: sporkful is the perfect podcast about food. If you love food, but hate so-called “foodies,” you will be delightfully delighted by this 15 minuet morsel of food punditry.
They had me at Ice Cubes
I was going to write this podcast off as a one and done premise after the great potato chip episode. When I saw the ice cube episode pop up as the net episode I rolled my eyes. Ice cubes? But wouldn't you know it I loved it! Great show! It's a perfect length (that's what she said) to listen to while at the grocery store.
Tight and focused show, fun discussion and opinions
Very funny and opinionated hosts talking about basic foods and their preferred ways of making and enjoying these foods. Their level of detail is like that of Alton Brown but with more bite and harder-edged opinions. This is the kind of podcast we need more of. The timings are tight, the topics are focused, and The Sporkful is just a pleasure to hear.