The Sporkful

The Sporkful

United States

The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. It's a James Beard Award-nominated podcast that explores the huge, fun, surprising world of food and eating that lies beyond the realm of chefs, restaurants, and recipes. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better.

Episodes

The 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.

How 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."

What 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.

Patti 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.

Is 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.

Daily 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.

Why 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.

Wait 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.

Searching 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.

Meat 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.

Kumail 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.

We'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.

How 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!

President 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.

Is 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.

Comic 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.

Is Sandwich Sexism Real?  

In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make smaller sandwiches for women. (Repeat)

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.

May Contain Nuts Pt. 2: Fear of Food  

Is it possible to experience total food joy when you're always afraid that something you eat will make you sick? Our look at life with food allergies continues with Part 2 of our mini-series, May Contain Nuts.

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.

May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns  

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people. This story was originally heard on Radiolab, the second part is a new update, taped after Amy was tested for her allergy again.

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.

A Very Halal Valentine’s with Taz Ahmed  

The co-host of Good Muslim Bad Muslim tells us how to share food without killing the romance, and why she wishes guys she dates would stop trying to out-Muslim her.

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.

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