The Sporkful

The Sporkful

You Can't Cure Manic Depression With Puff Pastry

Food writer David Leite talks about how bipolar disorder affects what he cooks and eats. Plus he and Dan bond over...

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The Thinking Person's Competitive Eater

Tim "Eater X" Janus talks about how being a competitive eater affects your dating life, how much money these guys...

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How To Be Fat (with Lindy West)

The author of "Shrill" and leader of the fat acceptance movement says, "As a fat person, you’re always under...

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What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad

Author Roald Dahl's creative and twisted approach to food wasn't limited to his stories. Ahead of Father's Day, his...

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Patti LaBelle Brings Her Frying Pans On Tour

The music icon couldn't eat in restaurants while touring the segregated South in the 60s. Now she cooks for herself...

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Is It OK To Put Tomatoes In The Fridge?

A wife who objects to her husband's embarrassing food hacks calls in for advice, and food science guru Kenji...

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Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj Says Life Is Like Biryani

The comedian finds deep meaning in his favorite cereal and lives the same way he eats his biryani -- pulling out the...

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Why Bartenders Can’t Have Boyfriends

Live on stage! A world-renowned mixologist and the former bartender at a beloved Chicago dive bar tell us how their...

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Wait Wait, Don't Bother Peter Sagal When He's Drinking Mezcal

Live on stage! The host of NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me tells us how getting divorced and struggling with depression...

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Searching For Rosa Parks' Pancakes

The mother of the Civil Rights movement was also a great cook. Rosa Parks' unusual pancakes recipe offers a glimpse...

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Meat Pies On Broadway!

Can adding food flavors and smells to live theater make it feel more real? We go behind the scenes of a new...

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Kumail Nanjiani Already Had The Best Taco Of His Life

The actor and comic says different people should mix but the foods on his plate should not. Plus he explains why all...

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How A Food Emoji Gets Made

Important news: Our show is going on a brief hiatus. We’ll be back April 17 with an exciting announcement. Please...

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President Obama Eats His Pie Crust First

In our Pi Day Spectacular, former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses reveals the very particular way President Obama...

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Is Cereal a Soup?

In this special podcast version of Dan's new animated web video series The Snackdown, he and Food Network's Justin...

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Comic Maeve Higgins Is On The Michael Fassbender Diet

The writer and comedian tells us how she handles meals alone or with a sad friend, and explains why she still feels...

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Is Sandwich Sexism Real?

In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make...

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May Contain Nuts Pt. 2: Fear of Food

Is it possible to experience total food joy when you're always afraid that something you eat will make you sick? Our...

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May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how...

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A Very Halal Valentine’s with Taz Ahmed

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

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