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The Sporkful is an award-winning podcast and blog about eating, where we discuss, debate, and obsess over the most ridiculous food-related minutiae, always seeking new and better ways to eat. Hosted by Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison, former co-workers at NPR, The Sporkful encourages everyone to eat more, eat better, and "EAT MORE BETTER!"

Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon (Repeat)
    The popular comedian talks about the glory of popcorn with Raisinets, his efforts to eat healthier, and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus he explains why starting out in comedy is a lot like learning to cook. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

  • Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits
    Dan Pashman and WTF host Marc Maron have been arguing about eating for over a decade. This week they discuss food shame and eating disorders, then debate the merits of melon balls and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the sadness that follows. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.
  • Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits (Rebroadcast)
    Dan Pashman and WTF host Marc Maron have been arguing about eating for over a decade. This week they discuss food shame and eating disorders, then debate the merits of melon balls and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the sadness that follows. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.
  • Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits (Repeat)
    Dan Pashman and WTF host Marc Maron have been arguing about eating for over a decade. This week they discuss food shame and eating disorders, then debate the merits of melon balls and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the sadness that follows. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • A Root Beer Float To Cure The Cancer Blues
    Lilly and her father Chris disagree on the best way to make root beer floats, but they're on the same page when it comes to this classic treat's restorative powers.  Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.
  • Calls: A Root Beer Float To Cure The Cancer Blues
    Lilly and her father Chris disagree on the best way to make root beer floats, but they're on the same page when it comes to this classic treat's restorative powers.  Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  • Dining Out In A Wheelchair
    Dan goes out to eat with WNYC's John Hockenberry and a blogger who calls himself "The Disabled Foodie" to find out about the less obvious challenges of navigating a restaurant when you're in a wheelchair. Plus YouTube star Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, tells us how he deals with people who offer him help that he doesn’t need.Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

  • Kids' (Possibly) Brilliant Culinary Creations
    Kids pitch Dan and Hillary Frank (Longest Shortest Time) their innovative food concoctions. Turns out, some of them sound pretty delicious. But is the world ready for peanut butter hot dogs and chili milkshakes? Plus, Dan and Hillary share delicious and disgusting food stories from their own childhoods.Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • Calls: Which Enchilada Shape Is Most Delicious?
    Two Sporkful listeners call in to debate the best way to make enchiladas: flat (lasagna style) or rolled. Can Dan's advice restore peace and save Enchilada Party Night?  Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

  • Belgian Waffles: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption
    At the 1964 New York World's Fair, Belgian waffles were introduced to America. They became a sensation. But a half century later, the woman who sold those waffles says her family's legacy has been co-opted. She joins Dan to share her memories of that World's Fair, and to explain why her mother still blames her father for everything that went wrong. Plus, we introduce her to an innovative, young waffle-maker who’s shaking things up. Can they find common ground? Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.
  • Belgian Waffles: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption (Repeat)
    At the 1964 New York World's Fair, Belgian waffles were introduced to America. They became a sensation. But a half century later, the woman who sold those waffles says her family's legacy has been co-opted. She joins Dan to share her memories of that World's Fair, and to explain why her mother still blames her father for everything that went wrong. Plus, we introduce her to an innovative, young waffle-maker who’s shaking things up. Can they find common ground? Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • Calls: Ice Cream Sandwiches In The Shower?
    Shower beers have long been a delicious, easy way to pamper yourself. But some Sporkful listeners take shower drinking -- and eating -- to a whole new level. Dan takes calls on how to pair your beer with your shower, how to eat an ice cream sandwich in the shower, and the best shower soup ever. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

  • Spoon The Band On Spoon The Utensil (Live from Chicago Pt. 2)
    Live on stage from Chicago! The band Spoon discusses their post-show microwave popcorn ritual, and one member admits he sometimes thinks about pizza while performing. Plus a mathematician slices a bagel into a Mobius strip, an opera singer performs an aria about donuts, and members of an improv comedy group discuss summer food festival eating strategy.Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode!Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

  • The REAL Sausage King of Chicago (Live from Chicago Pt. 1)
    Live on stage from Chicago! Hot Doug explains why he turned down millions and closed his famous sausage shop. Plus, filmmaker and food writer Kevin Pang talks about his documentary, For Grace, about Chef Curtis Duffy, one of the top chefs in the world. And Curtis joins us to discuss his journey to the top, and to reveal his favorite candy. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode!Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Calls: Can You Love A Picky Eater?
    What would you do if you had to choose between the food you love and the person you love? This week on The Sporkful listeners call in to ask Dan for advice on eating in relationships.  Jen in D.C. needs guidance on dating a picky eater, and a feuding husband and wife debate the best way to eat a cornbread muffin. Will food do these couples part? Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes so you never miss an episode! Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @TheSporkful and at Facebook.com/Sporkful.
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