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Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon

The popular comedian talks about trying to eat healthier and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus Ron explains why comedy is a lot like cooking.

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

Monday, September 28, 2015

The comic discusses food shame and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the sadness that follows.
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A Root Beer Float To Cure The Cancer Blues

Monday, September 21, 2015

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.
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Dining Out In A Wheelchair

Monday, September 14, 2015

Dan hangs out with WNYC's John Hockenberry, a blogger who calls himself "The Disabled Foodie," and YouTube star Zach Anner to find out what it's like to dine out in a wheelchair.
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Kids' (Possibly) Brilliant Culinary Creations

Monday, September 07, 2015

Kids pitch Dan and Hillary Frank (Longest Shortest Time) their innovative food concoctions. Is the world ready for hot dogs with peanut butter and chili milkshakes?
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Calls: Which Enchilada Shape Is Most Delicious?

Monday, August 31, 2015

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?
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Belgian Waffles: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption

Monday, August 24, 2015

We talk to the woman whose family introduced America to Belgian waffles more than 50 years ago, and a young waffle-maker who’s shaking things up. Can they find common ground?
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Calls: Ice Cream Sandwiches In The Shower?

Monday, August 17, 2015

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.
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Spoon The Band On Spoon The Utensil (Live from Chicago Pt. 2)

Monday, August 10, 2015

The band Spoon discusses their post-show popcorn ritual, a mathematician turns a bagel into a Mobius strip, and an opera singer performs an aria about donuts. Live on stage in Chicago!
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The REAL Sausage King of Chicago (Live from Chicago Pt. 1)

Monday, August 03, 2015

Live on stage from Chicago! Hot Doug explains why he turned down millions and closed his famous sausage shop, and one of the top chefs in the world reveals his favorite candy.
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Calls: Can You Love A Picky Eater?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jen in D.C. calls in to The Sporkful for guidance on eating well while dating a picky eater, and a feuding husband and wife debate the best way to eat a cornbread muffin.
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Jim Gaffigan Lies To His Kids About Food

Monday, July 20, 2015

The food-obsessed comic discusses eating with his five children, navigating birthday parties and buffets, his dad's steaks, and when it's OK to lie to your kids.
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Calls: What Should Be The Last Cheese On Earth?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Adam and Jonathan in L.A. call in to The Sporkful to debate a dystopian future with only one cheese, and Erica in Illinois ponders the metaphysics of grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Wyatt Cenac: Jerk Chicken In Every Pot

Monday, July 06, 2015

Comic Wyatt Cenac takes us for curry goat in his old neighborhood and tells us how it feels to go out to eat in the place where you grew up -- and suddenly realize you're an outsider.
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Breaking The Ramadan Fast In A Cab At 50 MPH

Monday, June 29, 2015

We fill a taxi full of food and take it to JFK Airport at sundown to break the Ramadan fast with Muslim cab drivers. What could go wrong?
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A Flavor Chemist Explains Burger Toppings

Monday, June 22, 2015

The order of your toppings affects how your burger tastes. We find out why, and dig into the science of burger smashing.
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Is Vanilla Ice Cream Too Vanilla?

Monday, June 15, 2015

How did vanilla become the default flavor of ice cream? And what's the ideal temperature of pie when served a la mode? We investigate, with Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport and Weird Al.
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Not Your Mom's Pot Brownies (with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad)

Monday, June 08, 2015

Dan and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad explore the new frontier of weed-infused foods. They'll tell you how it tastes, how it makes them feel, and what happens when you eat way too much of it.
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Tracing The Sausage Family Tree

Monday, June 01, 2015

Chicago Tribune food writer Kevin Pang reveals his top ten favorite sausages, from Chinese lap cheong to Lil' Smokies. Plus we debate whether hot dogs are a type of sausage.
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You Suck At Drinking: A Guide To Buzz Management

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dan talks Buzz Management with Matthew Latkiewicz, author of "You Suck At Drinking," and the founders of Bitch Beer pair beers with weather forecasts. Plus, Dan rants about light beer.
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Legendary Food Critic Mimi Sheraton Hasn't Been Hungry In 60 Years

Monday, May 18, 2015

The famously opinionated writer loves frozen Milky Ways and once packed 104 different pastrami sandwiches into her car. Just don't offer her kale.
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