The Sporkful

The Sporkful

Live: Marcus Samuelsson: "Somebody Lied"

The TV host and chef behind Red Rooster Harlem was taught in culinary school that French cuisine is the gold standard...

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Andy Richter Bought A Midlife Crisis Fridge

Conan O’Brien's sidekick tells us why he chose a really nice refrigerator over a sports car. And he talks about his...

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Live: Rapper Dessa Invented An Ice Cream

Singer, writer, and rapper Dessa talks about finding deliciousness while crossing the country in a tour van,...

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Bill Nye, Food Science Guy!

Bill Nye nerds out on PB&J, explains why he now supports GMOs, and answers our burning food science questions:...

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Is It Rude To Add Salt At The Table?

After Rod served his wife Nellie the dinner he had prepared for them, Nellie took a taste. Then, she added more salt....

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Live: A Poem About A Chicken Shack

What can an iconic Chicago restaurant chain tell us about segregation and the Great Migration? Poet and South Side...

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This Is Your Brain On Cheesesteak

We run around Philly eating the city's most iconic foods, then bring samples to a scientist at the Monell Chemical...

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A Restaurant Critic Changes the Rules

When Soleil Ho was hired as the restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle six months ago, she was hailed as a...

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From Crushing Beers To Soft-Scrambling Eggs

Jason Jones got famous for his character on the Daily Show: a bro-ish, “man’s man” who went after liberal snowflakes....

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The Secret At Grace Church

31 years ago, six women on an island off the coast of Massachusetts began selling lobster rolls as a church...

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The Holy Smoker

During the week Devin Pickard is the pitmaster at his family's BBQ restaurant in Centerville, Tennessee. But on...

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Live: The Chef Who Hid Her Restaurant From Her Family

When Ann Kim became an actor, her immigrant parents disowned her. It was no different than “being a whore,” her mom...

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Am I F*cking Up My Kids? Food Edition.

Every parent fears they’ll f*ck up their kid. But what if there’s a hack, one tiny thing you can control? Maybe if...

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This Hot Dog Tastes Like Home

We take you to two iconic hot dog joints in Detroit and New Jersey to find out what makes them special. Plus Kenji...

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The Design Genius Of The Club Sandwich

Designer Aaron Draplin has made logos for President Obama, Nike, and local food joints around Portland, OR. His taste...

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Adam Conover Ruins Food

Since he was a kid, comedian Adam Conover has always had an intense desire to find the truth – and to tell everyone...

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Going Undercover With NY Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells

NY Times restaurant critic Pete Wells has been called the most read and most feared food writer in the US. He can...

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Live: An American History of Indian Cookbooks

At first glance, a cookbook is a simple collection of recipes, but read more closely, and the pages tell a different...

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Comic Phoebe Robinson Stress Eats Vegetables

The comedian and podcast host tells us how to navigate a big meal in tight jeans, who should pay on a first date, and...

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Should You Tip For Takeout?

By The Book co-hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg join Dan to answer listener questions about tipping, who...

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