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The Dave Chang Show

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Rank #43 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
Sports & Recreation
Food
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Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

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Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

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2540 Ratings
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36

Keepin it real

By LJB SOLOMEN - Nov 08 2018
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I absolutely love your podcast’s. Thank you for keepin it real!

Glad this exists

By mcm0093 - Nov 02 2018
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Thank you to David Chang for having these conversations. They go far and wide!

iTunes Ratings

2540 Ratings
Average Ratings
2407
55
30
12
36

Keepin it real

By LJB SOLOMEN - Nov 08 2018
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I absolutely love your podcast’s. Thank you for keepin it real!

Glad this exists

By mcm0093 - Nov 02 2018
Read more

Thank you to David Chang for having these conversations. They go far and wide!

Top 10 Episode of The Dave Chang Show

Rank #1: Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 1)

Apr 26 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the steps leading up to moving to Los Angeles (5:57), using past mistakes as lessons to apply during the Majordomo launch (17:34), and the unique struggles of being a star chef (30:51).

Rank #2: David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)

Aug 30 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by artist David Choe along with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to explore Choe’s extraordinary life.

Rank #3: Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 2)

May 03 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss choosing the location for Majordomo in Los Angeles (7:53), planning the numerous facets of the restaurant (22:02), and building the menu through test kitchens (28:14).

Rank #4: Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)

Aug 02 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Good Girl Dinette owner and chef Diep Tran to discuss what it was like fleeing Vietnam as a child (3:00), how she was inspired by her grandmother's hustle (20:20), the great pho debate (35:20), what it was like to come out to her family (45:45), and the rise of her own business (52:45).

Rank #5: Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)

Aug 09 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang and comedian Nick Kroll discuss how they first met almost 20 years ago (5:08), Nick’s early days in comedy while he was still in college (11:21), why he’s glad his success came later in life (23:53), and finding the parallels between trying to become a comedian and trying to become a chef (29:34).

Rank #6: Dave Chang on Mental Health and Holding on to Hope | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 8)

Jun 14 2018
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A brief note on this episode from chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang: "This week on the podcast, I want to open up a little about my own experiences with mental health in the hopes that we can chip away at some of the stigmas around it. I apologize if you’re a regular podcast listener and you find this to be too dark or too self-indulgent, but if it helps any of you feel a little better about seeking help for your own struggles, then it’s worth it."

Rank #7: Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 5 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 9)

Jun 21 2018
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In this final installment of the pre-opening diaries, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the restaurant review process (8:15), dealing with poor reviews (28:05), and what to look forward to on the podcast (54:06).

Rank #8: ‘Master of None’ Cocreator Alan Yang on Breaking Out of Harvard and Into Comedy | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 10)

Jun 28 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang to discuss how he transitioned from studying biology into comedy (5:23), making it in Hollywood (20:11), and some fun behind-the-scenes tidbits that 'Parks and Recreation' fans will enjoy (25:23). Stay tuned for part two of the conversation with Alan Yang in two weeks.

Rank #9: Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 3 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 3)

May 10 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss developing unique menu items through test dinners (4:32), utilizing local California ingredients in the dishes (28:50), and accounting for customers’ requests (43:31).

Rank #10: The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)

Jul 26 2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘House of Carbs’ host Joe House, Momofuku Las Vegas executive chef Shaun King, and Momofuku global director of culinary operations Matt Rudofker to discuss how Las Vegas became a culinary destination (10:55), building a healthy staff culture (24:19), and the unique challenges of running a restaurant in the desert (41:25).