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Is Free Office Coffee More Valuable Than Healthcare?

Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

Even Spies Hate Stale Bread: Secrets Of The CIA Cafeteria Revealed

Monday, March 23, 2015

We talk to a guy whose Freedom of Information Act request pried open the CIA cafeteria suggestion box. Turns out even spies hate stale bread. Plus the unwritten rules of office potlucks.
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Office Fridges: What Would The Founding Fathers Do?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. Sporkful listeners call in with contrasting perspectives.
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True Crime: Investigating An Office Fridge Food Theft

Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s Elkhart, Indiana, 2001. Two inches of Heather Coleman's turkey club disappear from her office fridge. The thief is nowhere to be found. And Heather’s life will never be the same.
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The Moist Towelette Museum Is A Thing

Monday, March 02, 2015

Dan talks to the Moist Towelette Museum's curator, then discusses whether napkin color affects meal enjoyment and whether restaurants should be banned from using scented hand soap.
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This Is Your Brain On Cheesesteak

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sporkful host Dan Pashman feasts on Philly's most iconic foods, then brings samples to a scientist to find out what makes greasy treats like cheesesteak and scrapple so irresistible.
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Ringing In Lunar New Year with Chef Eddie Huang and Notorious MSG

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dan tries chicken feet and a dessert soup called tang yuan with some passionate eaters who are defying stereotypes of Asian-Americans.
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Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle

Monday, February 09, 2015

What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen? We talk food and relationships with Dan Savage and Death, Sex and Money’s Anna Sale.
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Calls: Life Without Menus, Engineering A Better Jelly Donut, and Storing Peanuts In Your Cheeks

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listeners call in to confess their quirkiest eating habits and desires. But if we’re all weird, doesn’t that make us all normal?
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The Search For Perfection In Buffalo Wings And Love

Monday, January 26, 2015

A pair of young lovers leads a motley crew of wing fanatics on a quest for the perfect Buffalo wing. But will the universe deliver a happy ending for their hearts and bellies?
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A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Monday, January 19, 2015

What soda pairs best with enchiladas? Why are soft drinks carbonated with dry ice so much better? Plus we talk regional soda pop nomenclature with a linguist. Got belly wash?
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What Kind Of Kitchen Are You?

Monday, January 12, 2015

How will research big food companies are doing today affect what we eat tomorrow? And how can it make our lives more delicious now? We get a rare peek inside the Campbell's Test Kitchen.
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Why Mac And Cheese Is Like Hall And Oates

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Two Man Gentlemen Band performs "Pork Chops" and "Fancy Beer" live in studio and we discuss the intersection of food and music with Zach Brooks from Food Is The New Rock.
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You Say Potato, I Say Hangover Cure

Monday, December 29, 2014

Which is better for a hangover--home fries or hash browns? We cover breakfast potato minutiae with Slate's L.V. Anderson, just in time for New Year's.
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The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 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.
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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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An Eater's Guide to Holiday Gifting

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Sporkful's Dan Pashman helps you play Santa for that special 'Eater' in your life.
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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!
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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.
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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.

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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.
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