Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the creator and host of Stitcher’s James Beard and Webby Award winning podcast The Sporkful, which he says is not for foodies, it's for eaters.

Since launching The Sporkful in 2010, he has used humor and humanity to approach food from many angles, covering science, history, identity, culture, economics, and the ideal way to layer the components of a PB&J. 

Dan has hosted live tapings of The Sporkful for sold out crowds across the country, and is also the creator and host of Cooking Channel's "You're Eating It Wrong." Dan and his work have been featured on Radiolab, WTF with Marc Maron, The Today Show, Morning Edition, Guy's Grocery Games, Planet Money, It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders, and Beat Bobby Flay.

Prior to launching The Sporkful Dan was a producer and reporter at NPR, Air America Radio, and Sirius XM. He lives outside New York City with his wife and two daughters. 


Dan Pashman appears in the following:

Pasta Enthusiast Dan Pashman on 'Anything's Pastable' Cookbook

Monday, March 04, 2024

Pasta Enthusiast Dan Pashman on 'Anything's Pastable' Cookbook


Lunch in the Time of Inflation

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

We take your calls on the best practices for in-person work lunch prepping.


Sfoglini Cascatelli: Best New Pasta?

Friday, November 19, 2021

Dan Pashman, host of the podcast, The Sporkful, joins us to discuss a long-running project of his -- to design and develop his own unique pasta shape.


There's a New Apple in Town

Thursday, October 10, 2019

After 20 years in the making, the apple industry is releasing a new kind of apple. It's being called the biggest launch in apple history. 

How to Change Your Palette

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Amanda Mull & Dan Pashman on changing your palette.

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The Sporkful Presents: Ask Mimi with Special Guest Jacques Torres

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Get advice on food and life from legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton and Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman. Guests include Jacques Torres, AKA 'Mr. Chocolate!' 


The Sporkful Presents: Ask Mimi

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Get advice about food and life from legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton. She'll be joined by Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman, comedian Maeve Higgins and Radiolab's Robert Krulwich.


When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

Friday, March 16, 2018

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?


Is There Really A Difference Between Expensive Vodka And Cheap Vodka?

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Walk in to just about any bar in America today and you'll see a row of fancy vodka bottles all lined up. Some people swear by one brand or another, but there is a federal law that requires all vodkas to be pretty much the same, so the Planet Money team decided to test them.


When Culture and Identity Collide at The Dinner Table

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A new series from The Sporkful podcast, “Your Mom’s Food,” explores why some cultural traditions are passed down through generations, and others aren’t.

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What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad? Roald Dahl's Magical Parenting With Food

Friday, June 16, 2017

Food played a big role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dahl's other books. His daughter remembers fanciful "midnight feasts" and says her father used mealtime to test out new characters.


Rosa Parks' Pancake Recipe Helps Us See The Human Side Of A Hero

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Parks jotted the recipe down on the back of an envelope. A Library of Congress curator says "this recipe is quintessentially African-American."


May Contain Nuts Pt. 2: Fear of Food

Monday, February 20, 2017

Is it possible to experience total food joy, when you're always afraid that something you eat will make you sick? Our look at life with food allergies continues.

May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns

Monday, February 13, 2017

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people.

A Very Halal Valentine’s with Taz Ahmed

Monday, February 06, 2017

The co-host of Good Muslim Bad Muslim tells us how to share food without killing the romance, and why she wishes guys she dates would stop trying to out-Muslim her.

Andy Richter Bought A Midlife Crisis Fridge

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Conan’s sidekick tells us why he chose a really nice refrigerator over a sports car. And he traces his issues with weight back to a childhood ice cream outing with his grandmother.

Is It OK To Save Seats In A Crowded Restaurant?

Friday, January 27, 2017

At a busy restaurant with counter service, is it OK to claim your seat before you get your food? A listener calls in with an ethical quandary.

What Rock Star Sammy Hagar and Chef Jacques Pepin Have In Common

Monday, January 23, 2017

We eat fresh mozzarella with the former Van Halen frontman and drink beer out of paper cups with the legendary French chef. It turns out neither of these guys is who you think they are.

The Great Office Coffee Election

Monday, January 16, 2017

We follow one woman’s quest to get better coffee in her office, culminating in a companywide taste test. Plus we ask experts whether caffeine actually makes us more productive.

Raina One Year Later

Monday, January 09, 2017

Last year Dan spoke with a young woman who was on the verge of developing an eating disorder. This week he speaks with her again to see how she's doing one year later.