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From Lockup to Donut Shop - Danny Trejo's Tale

Danny Trejo is a Hollywood legend. He's been everything from an inmate to a rehab coach to and donut king And that...

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CBD: New Food Frontier Or Marketing Gimmick?

Business is booming in the world of CBD oil and cannabis-infused edibles. But are the science and technology keeping...

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Comic Maria Bamford Risked Her Life For Ice Cream

The native Minnesotan explains why a little internal bleeding can't keep her from a treat, and why the way she eats...

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Writer Kiese Laymon Wants to be Heavy

Disordered eating, anti-blackness, fat-phobia, and addiction all bubble together in Kiese Laymon's new book, "Heavy:...

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April foooooools!

Yesterday's show was a satire. :) Please enjoy it as such!

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Green Apple Bad Apple

When Dan hit 40, he noticed his body wasn't feeling as good. So recently, he embarked on a journey to change his...

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A Soda Jerk And A Mormon Walk Into A Podcast

Ben Abbott wants to pair his meals with drinks, but as a Mormon, he doesn't drink alcohol. So Dan journeys to an...

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Talkback! Why Hibachi is Complicated (Pt. 2)

Talkback! Why Hibachi is Complicated (Pt. 2) Last week, we talked hibachi and why it's complicated. This week, Dan...

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Why Hibachi is Complicated

The hibachi restaurant was created in America in 1964 by a savvy showman and Japanese immigrant named Rocky Aoki, who...

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The First Time I Ate My Feelings

Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe love food, but they've also struggled over the years with disordered eating. Last year...

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Office Fridge Theft: What Would the Founding Fathers Do?

Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function....

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Actor Ron Funches Lost 140 Pounds And Became A Leading Man

When actor and comic Ron Funches came on The Sporkful four years ago, his humor and warmth made him one of our most...

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Roy Wood Jr. On The Pros Of Bad Service And Confederate Flags

Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. is known for his thoughtful and pointed takes on race. He joins us...

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Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle

What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen without driving each...

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Kids’ Weird Food Creations

What are the craziest things parents do to get their picky eating kids to eat? Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest...

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In Defense of Picky Eaters

Why do picky eaters face so much judgment? Is picky eating even actually a problem? We talk with two twins who grew...

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Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?

Bourbon's growing popularity is changing an industry with deep roots in Kentucky. We travel there to learn what that...

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When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar

Celery was the hottest food trend in 18th century America. Why did it fall from grace? And can it ever make a...

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New Year's Food Resolutions 2019

Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what food they resolve to eat more of in the new year -- and why. Plus we replay...

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A Brief History Of Cereal And Milk

We explore the history of an iconic American food couple -- cereal and milk -- with help from NYT food correspondent...

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