Doughboys

Doughboys

United States

Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger love to talk almost as much as they love to eat. On Doughboys, they review chain restaurants and generally gab about grub.

Episodes

104 - Sharky’s with Erin McGathy  

Fan favorite Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible, Human Conversation), in town from Ireland, returns to antagonize the ‘boys and drop a bombshell on Mitch. Amid working through conflicting emotions in real time and discussing what is and isn't problematic in 2017, the crew review west coast Mexican chain Sharky’s and test drive the new segment Chips Inhale: Res-Chew Rangers.

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103 - Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s 2 with Chris VanArtsdalen  

Director, Birthday Boys member, and designer of the Doughboys logos Chris VanArtsdalen joins for a second discussion of fast food burger chain Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, who recently revamped their famously lowbrow marketing campaign. Mitch, Wiger, and Chris dish about their shared histories and spiritual beliefs, and Chris takes a straightforward approach in another edition of Last Meal.

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102 - Mr. Pizza with Jesse Thorn  

Guest Jesse Thorn (NPR’s Bullseye; Jordan, Jesse, Go!) joins Mitch and Wiger to dine at one of the two North American outlets of Mr. Pizza, the South Korean pizzeria with 400 restaurants in its home country. The trio judge the unique potato stuffed crust and bizarre toppings, Mitch calls out Wiger on bagels, and another edition of Drank or Stank has artisan Mountain Dew on the agenda.

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101 - Wetzel’s Pretzels with Jon Daly  

The ‘boys resume their regular format with a review of shopping mall staple Wetzel’s Pretzels with the help of special guest Jon Daly (Kroll Show, I’m Dying Up Here). Mitch and Wiger discuss the merits of pretzels and various quick bites in general, and a skeptical Jon brings some real talk about chain fare. Plus, a surprise double dose of Snack or Whack.

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Free Preview: Doughboys Double - *batteries not included with Amy Nicholson  

A free preview of Doughboys Double, our premium bonus episodes. Film writer Amy Nicholson (MTV News, The Canon) lends her critical perspective to *batteries not included, the 1987 sci fi film where mysterious alien robots help resuscitate a crumbling diner. To get the Doughboys Double each week, subscribe at patreon.com/doughboys

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100 - Nugget Power Hour with Nicole Byer & Jon Gabrus  

As Doughboys inexplicably reaches its hundredth episode, two of Mitch and Wiger’s favorite guests, Nicole Byer and Jon Gabrus, return to compete in a gut-wrenching challenge: The Nugget Power Hour. Each of the four attempt to eat 60 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in 60 minutes. Plus, some special messages from ghosts of Doughboys past.

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99 - Jimmy John's with Lauren Lapkus  

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, With Special Guest) returns for a discussion of midwest quick-service sandwich staple Jimmy John’s. The ‘boys and Lapkus debate the ethics of frequenting a chain whose founder is a big game hunter, and delve into London eats and mayo’s worthiness as a condiment. Plus, an Easter edition of Season’s Eatings.

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98 - Jamba Juice with Dylan Gelula  

With the Tournament of Chompions in the rearview mirror, Doughboys resume normal operations, as actress Dylan Gelula (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Casual) joins to discuss vegan eating and pseudo health food chain Jamba Juice. Mitch and Wiger debate who’s lower-T, and Nerds Rope is under debate in a new Snack or Wack.

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97 - Tournament of Chompions: FINALS with Paul Rust  

The finale of Munch Madness 2017: Chicken Fight has guest Paul Rust (Netflix’s Love) returning to help crown a Chompion. Will Popeyes continue to dominate the competition? Can Wingstop keep alive its Cinderella streak? Does the winner of Fat Chance Kitchen stand a chance in the main competition? One thing’s for sure: Commissioner Susser will throw some curve balls that make Mitch and Wiger mad. It all comes down to this! Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017

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96 - Tournament of Chompions: Wendy’s v. Wingstop with Matt Selman  

The second matchup of the Munch Madness 2017 semifinals finds returning guest Matt Selman (The Simpsons) discussing his history as Mitch’s boss, and his role in helping to create fictional chain restaurant Cletus’ Chicken Shack. Can tournament favorite Wendy’s, minus its signature Spicy Chicken Sandwich due to a ban from Commissioner Susser, prevail over surprise first round winner Wingstop? Plus, a closely contested rematch of The Wiger Challenge. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017

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95 -  Tournament of Chompions: McDonald’s v. Popeyes with Armen Weitzman  

Munch Madness 2017 progresses into the semifinals, as the Doughboys welcome back dear friend Armen Weitzman (Love, Another Period), who issues a clarifying statement regarding rumors of his alternate identity. Armen gets real with the ‘boys, and the trio attempt to divine the best chain chicken in a matchup between McDonald’s McNuggets and Popeyes. Plus, a tour of London snacks via Mitch’s recent European adventure, in a new segment, Snackarchy in the UK. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017

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94 - Tournament of Chompions: Buffalo Wild Wings v. Wingstop with Nicole Byer  

The ‘boys welcome back Nicole Byer (Girl Code, Loosely Exactly Nicole) for a wide-ranging discussion, as the first round of Munch Madness, the month long journey to determine the best chain restaurant chicken, concludes. In the Wings Region, sports bar juggernaut Buffalo Wild Wings takes on grab and go outlet Wingstop. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017

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93 - Tournament of Chompions: Full Bird Region with Eugene Cordero  

Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, The Dumbbells podcast) returns to help officiate the third match of the first round of Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight, as the ‘boys reveal the competitors in the Full Bird Region. Plus, it’s a shake down, as the trio tastes the limited edition King Kong sweet treats from Johnny Rockets. Make YOUR chompion predictions @ www.feralaudio.com/chompions2017

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92 - Tournament of Chompions: Chick-fil-A v. Wendy’s with Ryan Perez  

The Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight continues, with Ryan Perez (Moonbeam City, SNL) helping Mitch and Wiger in their month long Munch Madness to determine the best chain restaurant chicken in the game. Chick-fil-A takes on Wendy’s in the second matchup of the first round: Sandwich Region.

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91 - Tournament of Chompions: McDonald’s v. Panda Express with Fran Gillespie  

Munch Madness: The Tournament of Chompions: Chicken Fight begins, as Fran Gillespie (SNL, Funny or Die) returns to judge the first matchup in the month long quest to divine the best chain restaurant chicken. McNugget purveyor McDonald’s takes on Asian inspired eatery Panda Express’ Orange Chicken in the Small Pieces Region.

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90 - In-N-Out Burger 2 with ???  

Mitch completes his six week run of booking guests by surprising Wiger with the final member of the Spoonister Six. In-N-Out Burger is again on the menu as the ‘boys decide whether it will remain in the hallowed halls of the Platinum Plate Club. Plus, an all-dressed Snack or Wack.

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89 - Mac To-Fight with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux  

The writers of the new film Fist Fight, Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, join to discuss two topical McDonald’s stories: the Big Mac’s new offshoots the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr., and The Founder, the biopic about trailblazing but controversial McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc. Plus, the theme of the 2017 Tournament of Chompions is revealed.

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88 - BJ’s with Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport  

Hollywood Handbook hosts Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport return to discuss BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, the Chicago style pizzeria and brewpub that traces its origins to Orange County, California. Will Israeli mini burger chain Burgerim also be discussed?

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87 - Taco Bell 3 with Bobby Lee  

The ‘boys are back at Taco Bell… again. Bobby Lee (MadTV, TigerBelly podcast), who appears with Mitch on Netflix’s Love, joins for the most derailed, off-format episode yet. Bobby tells Wiger and Mitch to abandon the premise of their show, and advises Mitch on his love life. Plus, a listener submitted Wiger Challenge.

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86 - Taco Bell 2 with Jon Gabrus (LIVE)  

For the Doughboys' foray into the Bay Area, actor and comedian Jon Gabrus (High and Mighty podcast, Guy Code) joins to discuss his favorite restaurant, Taco Bell, and to contemplate mortality. Mitch gets a hometown surprise. Recorded live at the Eureka Theatre at SF Sketchfest.

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