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The Sporkful

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #44 in Arts category

Comedy
Society & Culture
Food
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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.

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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.

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1826 Ratings
Average Ratings
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REALLY? Satire must be explained?

By asdhjlvcfyuh - Apr 02 2019
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Did folks really misunderstand the intent if the April 1 show???

Amazing and I’m 10

By mineblockzach - Mar 21 2019
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This is so good for kids like me I love it

iTunes Ratings

1826 Ratings
Average Ratings
1436
233
56
41
60

REALLY? Satire must be explained?

By asdhjlvcfyuh - Apr 02 2019
Read more

Did folks really misunderstand the intent if the April 1 show???

Amazing and I’m 10

By mineblockzach - Mar 21 2019
Read more

This is so good for kids like me I love it

Cover image of The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #44 in Arts category

Read more

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.

Rank #1: Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle

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What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen without driving each other crazy? Ahead of Valentine's Day, we talk food and relationships with Dan Savage, who writes the sex advice column Savage Love and hosts the Savage Lovecast Podcast. Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month of learning. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to Milklife.com to learn more.

Feb 04 2019
32 mins
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Rank #2: Why Roy Wood Jr. Sees Pros To Bad Service And Confederate Flags

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Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is known for his thoughtful and pointed takes on race. He joins us to discuss McRib conspiracy theories, the dangers of touring the south as a black comic, and the advantages of bad service and Confederate flags. Plus, Roy talks about what he learned about food from his father over the course of their conflicted relationship. Today's sponsors: Go to Carnival.com/TheSporkful to learn more about cruise vacations. Go to GreenChef.us/Sporkful to get $50 off your first box. Go to Ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more Ling Ling's text-to-win sweepstakes. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress.

Feb 11 2019
33 mins
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Rank #3: A Marriage Built On Rum Cake (with Alan Alda)

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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
29 mins
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Rank #4: What If There Were No Nachos?

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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
31 mins
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Rank #5: Kids’ Weird Food Creations

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What are the craziest things parents do to get their picky eating kids to eat? Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and author of the new book, Weird Parenting Wins, shares some stories. Plus, kids call in to pitch Hillary and Dan their weirdest food creations. Today's sponsors: Go to milklife.com to learn more. Go to ling-ling.com/SPORKFUL to learn more.

Jan 28 2019
32 mins
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Rank #6: A Brief History Of American Barbecue

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We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal-Cups to buy your own gluten-free Egg Replacer today. Go to GetOneDrop.com and use promo code SPORKFUL to save 20% on your order. Go to ChefSteps.com/Joule and get $15 off a Joule Sous Vide, using the promo code SPORKFUL (limited time). Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/Sporkful to get three bottles of wine for only $15 (plus free shipping).

Dec 10 2018
47 mins
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Rank #7: In Defense of Picky Eaters

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Why do picky eaters face so much judgment? Is picky eating even actually a problem? We talk with two twins who grew up in a family of proud picky eaters, and an expert who treats picky eating kids, to find out. This is part one of a two-part series on picky eating. Today's sponsors: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month of learning. Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to LinkedIn.com/Sporkful to get $50 off your first job post.

Jan 21 2019
40 mins
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Rank #8: Shabbat Dinner at Wendy's

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Dan travels to Palm Desert, California, to ring in the Jewish sabbath with a group of seniors the way they do it every week -- at the fast food chain Wendy’s. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Casper.com/Sporkful and use offer code SPORKFUL to get $50 credit toward select mattresses.

Sep 10 2018
34 mins
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Rank #9: When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar

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Celery was the hottest food trend in early 1900s America. Why did it fall from grace? And can it ever make a comeback? Today's sponsor: Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Sporkful to start your free month.

Jan 07 2019
29 mins
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Rank #10: Life Lessons From The Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet

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Comedian Tim Dillon takes Dan out for lunch in Tim's home town on Long Island. Tim talks about why this place is so important to him, why rich people don't care about food, and what the founding fathers would have said about the Pizza Hut lunch buffet. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get  25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Sep 17 2018
33 mins
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Rank #11: Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?

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Bourbon's growing popularity is changing an industry with deep roots in Kentucky. We travel there to learn what that means for one of the oldest and one of the youngest bourbon masters.  Today's sponsors: Go to Leesa.com/Sporkful and use promo code SPORKFUL to get $160 off your mattress. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first bra purchase.

Jan 14 2019
37 mins
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Rank #12: The Pashman Family Takes Your Calls

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Dan's wife Janie and their kids Becky and Emily join the show to solve listeners' food-related relationship issues and dilemmas. "I don't love talking into a microphone," Janie says, "but I do have opinions." 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.

Sep 03 2018
37 mins
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Rank #13: Inside The Mind Of A Culinary Mad Scientist

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The flavor chemist who created Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza and the McDonald's McGriddle talks about the science of burger cooking and the correct sequence for burger toppings. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to BuildABear.com to learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear.

Aug 27 2018
32 mins
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Rank #14: Comedian Nicole Byer Sees Her First Shrimp

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The host of the Netflix cooking competition show "Nailed It" tells us about her love of raunchy humor, the commonality between comedy spaces and restaurant kitchens, and the time her aunt sent her an Easter dinner in the mail. 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 20 2018
31 mins
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Rank #15: Ask Mimi: On Sex and Eloping

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Legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton discusses sex and marriage, including the two times she eloped. Plus, Dan's mom calls in for advice on how to deal with Dan's dad's strange addiction to Subway sandwiches, and chocolatier Jacques Torres joins Mimi and Dan to debate the merits of frozen Milky Way bars. Today's sponsors: Go to Babeths.com and enter promo code SPORKFUL18 for free shipping on all samplers or your order of $50 or more. Go to Sonos.com to learn more about starting your smart home sound system. Go to SplendidTable.org (or where ever you get your podcasts) to listen to The Splendid Table podcast. Go to Ritual.com/Sporkful to start your ritual today.

Nov 01 2018
37 mins
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Rank #16: The Jell-O Curse

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We follow one family’s complicated relationship with Jell-O. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to SweeTango.com/Sporkful to find a grocer near you.

Sep 24 2018
37 mins
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Rank #17: Michael Ian Black Is A Man Who Eats Salads

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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
38 mins
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Rank #18: Alton Brown Keeps A Scrambled Egg Journal

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The Food Network star joins Dan to talk about the best way to eat popcorn, the relative merits of forks and knives, and how his divorce changed the way he cooks. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase. Go to ThriveMarket.com/Sporkful to get 25% off your first purchase and a free 30-day trial.

Oct 01 2018
32 mins
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Rank #19: Ask Mimi: How To Eat Alone

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In part two of our special series Ask Mimi, legendary food writer Mimi Sheraton discusses being a working mother, eating alone, and mac and cheese. Plus Dinner Party Download's Brendan Francis Newnam stops by to argue against brunch. Today's sponsors: Go to Bona.com to join the BFF group and get coupons and exclusive offers on your favorite Bona products. Go to BuildABear.com to learn about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Go to ChosenFoods.com/Sporkful and use promo code sporkful to get 50% off your order. Go to NationsPhotoLab.com/Buzzbooks and use promo code SPORKFUL to get a free Buzz Book.

Oct 18 2018
39 mins
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Rank #20: The Pasta That Won Obama Re-Election

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Sam Kass shares stories of his time as the Obama family’s chef -- cooking on Air Force One, smuggling special ingredients in to the White House, and creating a dish that came to be known as 'lucky pasta'. Today's sponsors: Go to BobsRedMill.com to explore their huge range of products and recipes. Go to Mailchimp.com to sign up for free and see how Mailchimp can grow your business. Go to SunBasket.com/Sporkful to get $35 off your first order. Go to ThirdLove.com/Sporkful to get 15% off your first purchase.

Oct 29 2018
31 mins
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