The Sporkful

By Dan Pashman and Stitcher

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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.

Episode Date
Lunch With The Simpsons
00:39:56

Dan's dreams come true when he visits The Simpsons writers' room to talk about the role food plays on the show, and behind the scenes. Plus, Simpsons creator Matt Groening explains how new technologies have changed the show’s food jokes.

Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Aug 13, 2018
Michael Ian Black Is A Man Who Eats Salads
00:38:51

Why does eating alligator seem more manly than eating chicken? Why does coffee seem more manly than tea? Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black tells us how his sense of masculinity and his body image issues affect what he eats. Plus he and Dan bond over life as suburban dads.

Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Aug 06, 2018
Confessions of a Ballpark Food Vendor
00:31:47

A former Shea Stadium food vendor tells us about the worst gig in the ballpark. Plus a North Carolina peanut man tells us how they get the salt inside the shell, and Mike Pesca from The Gist tells us how much free advertising Cracker Jack got from being included in "Take Me Out To The Ball Game".

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping). Go to HaloTop.com to find your next pint.

Jul 30, 2018
What 400 Gallons Of Oobleck Can Teach You About Ketchup
00:40:55

A husband irked by his wife's loud chewing noises calls in for advice, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza tells us how science can help get ketchup out of the bottle.

Today's sponsors: Go to Store.Benjerry.com to have new Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Jul 23, 2018
L.A. Story
00:42:43

Dan travels through time in search of a coconut cake.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Store.Benjerry.com to have new Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you.

Jul 16, 2018
Yewande Finds Her Super Power
00:37:10

A chef working in the US as an undocumented immigrant cooks to stay connected to her home. But what happens when food isn't enough to bridge the distance?

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Jul 09, 2018
A Marriage Built On Rum Cake (with Alan Alda)
00:29:28

Alan and Arlene Alda have been married for 61 years, and food has been a big part of how they communicate since the night they met. In this week's show, they talk about using food to communicate in their relationship, in geopolitics, and at dinner parties. Plus they give Dan some marriage advice.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to FirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for $15 (plus free shipping). Go to MichelinMan.com/LongLastingPerformance to learn more about their all-season tires.

Jul 02, 2018
What If There Were No Nachos?
00:31:40

Famed football announcer Howard Cosell played an unlikely role in popularizing nachos, as we learn this week when Dan sits down with his old friend Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast at Slate. And Mike rants about restaurant practices that drive him nuts -- like when servers don't write down your order.

Today's sponsors: Go to BenJerry.com to have Moo-Phoria Light Ice Cream delivered to you. Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes.

Jun 25, 2018
The Man Who Married Pizza
00:39:00

"I love pizza, but I really don't think I'm insane," says Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours, who limits his consumption to 15 slices per week, and has a Guinness World Record holding collection of 1,400 pizza boxes.

Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to UndeniablyDairy.org to learn more about the people who bring dairy to your table.

Jun 18, 2018
Is This Pizza Worth Waiting For?
00:36:51

Ever waited in a crazy long line for some famous barbecue or donuts? Was it worth it? This week we visit a legendary pizzeria with a famous queue -- and talk with scientists -- to find out when a long wait makes your food taste better and when it makes it taste worse.

Today's sponsors:

Jun 11, 2018
The Ethics of Supermarket Lines
00:39:29

Two friends disagree about whether it's OK to keep shopping after getting in the check-out line, and cookbook author Nicole Taylor tells us about some unsolicited advice she got about navigating the food world as a black woman.

Today's sponsors: Go to BeyondMeat.com/Sporkful to find a retailer near you. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to UndeniablyDairy.org to learn more about the people who bring dairy to your table. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Jun 04, 2018
Nigella Lawson Is The British Beyonce
00:34:14

The cookbook author and food TV star talks about the condiment she keeps in her purse, and how she uses method acting to decide what to order in restaurants.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to MarthaStewartWine.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack, or club membership.

May 28, 2018
How To Read A Taco
00:37:22

Professor Steven Alvarez teaches a college course called Taco Literacy, which explores Mexican history and culture through food. When he and his students take us on their end-of-semester taco crawl, we learn that every taco tells a story -- you just have to know how to read them.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive).

May 21, 2018
Live: W. Kamau Bell And Hari Kondabolu Play The Newlywed Game
00:35:17

The two comics are old friends, but how well do they really know each other's eating quirks? Plus, Kamau gives us an update on the racist incident he told us about last time he was on the show, and Dan reveals what comedians have taught him about food. 

Today's sponsors: Go to BenJerry.com to find out where you can get Ben & Jerry's Pint Slices. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order.

May 14, 2018
Live: Hari Dreams Of Donuts
00:36:00

When comedian Hari Kondabolu isn't delivering incisive jokes about politics and identity, he's dreaming of being locked inside a magical bakery. Plus, Hari tells us why you shouldn't ask him about Indian food, and shares his take on whether famous Simpsons food scenes with Apu are racist or not.

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ControlGX.com to get 25% off, using promo code Regrowth25. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to PodcastSurvey.net to take a very short anonymous survey about today’s episode. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

May 07, 2018
Searching For The Donut King Pt. 2
00:44:33

After months of searching, we finally meet Ted Ngoy, aka "the Donut King", and learn what happened to him. He's returned to the Cambodian community seeking redemption. But will he find it?

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Apr 30, 2018
Searching For The Donut King Pt. 1
00:34:50

After escaping Cambodia's "Killing Fields," Ted Ngoy built a donut empire in California. Then he lost it all, and disappeared. This week we're searching for The Donut King -- and his legacy. 

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Apr 23, 2018
Prison Ramen Saved My Life
00:35:08

Gustavo Alvarez didn't learn to cook until he went to prison. Sharing food there was a good way to win friends and find comfort in a rough place. But, for Gustavo, cooking also proved to be the ultimate survival skill.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order.

Apr 16, 2018
Love And Chopsticks
00:32:26

A couple calls in for advice about food tensions in their intercultural relationship, and New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner tells us why all relationships are "inter-everything." Plus, an atheist listener struggles with his religious family's insistence on saying grace before meals.

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to SpiceIslands.com/Sporkful for spice facts and recipes.

Apr 09, 2018
Your Food Is Talking To You. What's It Saying?
00:33:17

In cooking and eating, sound is the forgotten sense. But you can tell whether you're cutting scallions correctly, or how good your chocolate is, by the sounds they make.

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Apr 02, 2018
Bathtub Vodka
00:36:09

Is there really a difference between cheap and expensive vodkas? In this collaboration with NPR's Planet Money, we go on a mission to learn how super premium vodka is made and marketed. Then we make our own, to see how it measures up.

Today's sponsors: Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (case sensitive). Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to save 10% on your first purchase.

Mar 26, 2018
Comedy Is Like Making Pasta From Scratch (with Paul F. Tompkins)
00:35:22

Comic Paul F. Tompkins says his approach to comedy is like his mother's approach to cooking. Both are more elaborate than they need to be, and better for it. Plus he discusses his Comedy Bang Bang character Cake Boss and why Philly people love the chain Wawa.

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order.

Mar 19, 2018
Other People's Holidays
00:42:02

When one culture's holiday becomes everyone's excuse to party, what's gained and what's lost? And how does it feel when it's your holiday? We go to a Chinese New Year party with no Chinese people and a Passover seder with no Jewish people to find out. Plus comedian Jenny Yang offers advice for marketing new holidays.

Today's sponsors: Go to AmazonMusic.com to start your free 30-day trial. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to RXBar.com/Sporkful and enter offer code SPORKFUL to save 25% off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Mar 12, 2018
Why Won't Anyone Invite Michael Pollan To Dinner?
00:30:58

The leader of the farm-to-table movement loves Cracker Jacks, hates questions about GMO's, and says we all just need to relax about what we eat. But are his followers missing his message?

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to MarthaStewartWine.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack, or club membership. Go to MrClean.com/Sporkful to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house. Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to save 10% on your first purchase.

Mar 05, 2018
How To Be A Good Ice Cream Citizen
00:38:58

Is it unethical to sample an ice cream shop's flavors and not buy anything? A married couple calls in for advice, and Cooks Illustrated's Dan Souza reveals the artisanal ice cream industry's biggest secret. Plus, two listeners who run a French fry stand together call in to debate the definition of a condiment. 

Today's sponsors: Go to BarkBox.com/Sporkful to get a free extra month of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6- or 12-month plan. Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Search for Food: A Cultural Culinary History on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Go to MarthaStewartWine.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack, or club membership. Go to MrClean.com/Podcast to learn how the Magic Eraser can help you clean up around the house.

Feb 26, 2018
"No Murder, Yes Pork Chops," Says Comic Negin Farsad
00:35:32

The Iranian-American Muslim comedian and host of the podcast Fake The Nation says everything is negotiable -- even religious law. "I feel like Allah would be like, 'Get the pork chop but don't kill anybody,'" she says. Plus, the former policy advisor uses her lamb kebab to school us on campaign finance reform.

Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Squarespace.com and use offer code SPORKFUL to save 10% on your first purchase. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order.

Feb 19, 2018