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Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the creator and host of the James Beard Award-nominated WNYC food podcast The Sporkful, where he and guests discuss, debate, and obsess over ridiculous food minutiae in search of new and better ways to eat.

He started it as a hobby, but after iTunes named it a Best New Podcast of 2010, it grew into one of the most popular food podcasts on the web.

Typical Sporkful topics include sandwich engineering, buffet strategy, etiquette and ethics in nacho consumption, and the ideal surface-area-to-volume ratio of ice cubes. You know, the important things. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters.

Dan is also the host of Cooking Channel's Good to Know and You're Eating It Wrong, and a contributor to NPR, Slate, and LA's KCRW. In October 2014, Simon & Schuster will publish his first book, Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious.

Before starting The Sporkful, Dan worked as a radio and print journalist and producer covering news, politics, music, and culture for NPR, Vanity Fair, Slate, and the Washington Post. He's reported from the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries and the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.

Dan is originally from Upper Saddle River, NJ. He's a graduate of Tufts University and currently lives with his wife and two daughters.

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The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Sunday, December 21, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Monday, December 15, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.

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Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Monday, December 15, 2014

Following the lead of two other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.

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Calls: Are Whoopie Pies Sandwiches?

Monday, December 15, 2014

How do you get an indecisive group to go to your preferred restaurant? If your friends say your salsa’s too spicy should you make milder salsa or get spicier friends? We take your calls!

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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00 PM

Mon, Dec. 8 | Join us for our beloved holiday tradition, inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. Featuring your favorite public radio personalities and actor Mark Linn-Baker as Scrooge.

Dominique Ansel Eats A Cronut Every Day

Monday, December 08, 2014

It's not just because he can. The pastry's creator explains why, and tells us what he thinks of his many imitators. Plus, the best way to eat a cronut and food portmanteau trivia!

Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits

Monday, December 01, 2014

We debate the merits of melon balls, the pros and cons of temperature contrast in sandwiches, and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the food shame-induced crash.

The Sporkful's Tips for Eating Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast, shares his best tips on how to eat your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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The Sporkful's Tips for Cooking Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WNYC's Dan Pashman gives his tips on how to make and save a great Thanksgiving dinner. One secret? Don't try to do everything and pour yourself a nice drink.

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Should You Feast Responsibly on Thanksgiving, Or Just Dig In?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dan Pashman tackles the tough Thanksgiving Questions. How do you feast responsibly if you are dieting? And what do you do with all those leftovers?

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The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.

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Amy Sedaris Loves Family Fights at the Holidays

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amy Sedaris offers advice on dealing with family who are drunk or confrontational at the holidays. Plus, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich on the time a turkey fell in love with his wife.

The Takeaway Weekender: Tips For Hosting, Cooking & Eating Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway weekender!

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Why A Turkey Is Like A Tube Of Toothpaste

Monday, November 17, 2014

Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt discusses the science of turkey cookery, Slate's L.V. Anderson talks vegetarian options, and OTM's Brooke Gladstone shows us how not to make dessert.

How To Win Thanksgiving (HINT: Nicer napkins, fewer nuts)

Monday, November 10, 2014

We're conquering Thanksgiving anxiety with help from Mo Rocca and NY Times food editor Sam Sifton. Sneak preview: More cloth napkins, fewer mixed nuts.

On-Demand Video: The Sporkful with Amy Sedaris, Dominique Ansel and Robert Krulwich

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, joined us in The Greene Space for the first live taping of his WNYC podcast that explores new and better ways to eat. 

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The Sporkful: Eat More Better

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00 PM

Join Dan Pashman for a taping of WNYC's The Sporkful. With guests Amy SedarisRadiolab's Robert Krulwich and cronut creator Dominique Ansel.  A live video webcast will be available.

Rachel Maddow, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich and Slate's Julia Turner: Eat More Better Book Release Spectacular!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We celebrate the release of Dan's new book, Eat More Better, by talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about cocktail philosophy and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich about sandwich science.

Dan Pashman on Chip Dipping, Soggy Sandwiches, and How to Eat More Better

Friday, October 10, 2014

The host of The Sporkful podcast analyzes everyday foods and finds ways to make every bite more delicious.

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Anthony Weiner Takes Bagels Seriously

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Anthony Weiner was recently selected to be a judge in a bagel-tasting contest. Little did the organizers realize how seriously the former congressman would take his duties. 
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