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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and the book Eat More Better. A Stitcher Production.

    Mission: ImPASTAble Trailer

    Mission: ImPASTAble Trailer

    For the last three years, Dan has been on a quest to invent a new pasta shape, actually get it made, and actually sell it. And things have not gone as planned. Starting this Monday, March 1, we’re telling the story of this quest in a five-part series.//

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    • 2 min
    Are All Vodkas The Same?

    Are All Vodkas The Same?

    Putting our own homemade vodka to the test... Dan’s friend Alex Goldmark insists that cheap vodka makes his face turn red; Dan doesn’t believe him, because Dan thinks all vodka is the same. We team up with NPR’s Planet Money, where Alex happens to be the senior supervising producer, to settle this debate once and for all. Along the way we visit a vodka distillery, learn about the origins of Grey Goose, and make our own vodka. Then these two guys walk into a bar, and try to cause an allergic reaction. //

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    • 29 min
    The Sporkful Dating Game!

    The Sporkful Dating Game!

    It’s not for foodies, it’s for lovers… Could listening to The Sporkful be the fertile soil out of which true love grows? We put out the call for Sporkful listeners looking for love, and hundreds of you responded. This week, we listen in on two blind Zoom dates that resulted from our extremely unscientific matchmaking. Is The Sporkful enough of a spark to ignite a grease fire of passion for two eaters? Or will these dates turn as cold as take-out fries?//

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    • 35 min
    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Eat Differently Now

    Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Eat Differently Now

    Cauliflower rice biryani anyone?… When Kumail Nanjiani was cast as a Marvel superhero, he decided to transform his body. Gone was the guy who played a schlubby coder on Silicon Valley — Kumail got jacked. To many of his fans, and to anyone who heard him wax poetic about his favorite foods on The Sporkful four years ago, this change was shocking. But has Kumail himself changed? This week he returns, now with his creative partner and wife Emily V. Gordon. They discuss the surprising ways their relationship to food has evolved since Kumail got ripped — and since the pandemic hit. Plus, they break down their quarantine take-out game, discuss the backlash to their eat cauliflower rice biryani, and unpack some of their body image issues.//

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    • 35 min
    Celebrating Other People’s Holidays

    Celebrating Other People’s Holidays

    Plus, a surprising new update… Do you drink a Guinness on St. Patrick's Day, even though you're not Irish? Do you eat chips and salsa on Cinco de Mayo, even though you're not Mexican? Here at Sporkful HQ, we sure do. When one culture's holiday becomes everyone's excuse to party, what's gained and what's lost? And how does it feel when it's your holiday? A few years back Dan found out, when he went to a Chinese New Year party with no Chinese people, then attended a “Gentile Passover” seder, where he was the only Jewish person. Plus he talked with comedian Jenny Yang, who went to a Lunar New Year celebration at Disneyland. We replay those conversations, then check back in with the hosts of “Gentile Passover” for a surprising update. //

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    • 40 min
    Men Have Eating Disorders, Too. Why Don’t They Seek Help?

    Men Have Eating Disorders, Too. Why Don’t They Seek Help?

    Three personal stories about an overlooked problem…Public discussions about eating disorders tend to focus on women, and in the past, so have our episodes on the subject. But millions of men also struggle with some form of disordered eating, though they’re far less likely to be diagnosed or to seek treatment. Today we hear stories from three men—in three different stages of life—who have complicated relationships with food. The common thread? All three of them want to share their experiences so that other men who are struggling don’t feel so alone. We also talk with Dr. Roberto Olivardia, an eating disorder expert, about why men don’t seek help and how diet culture affects them.//

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

Flora4flor ,

Profound

The recent podcasts have been your best. Author Tiese Layman’s profound answers to good questions captivated attention. That’s a keeper. The Plantation analysis and revolution is a profound diptych, that got me questioning my own complacency and preconceptions. Thank you, and all best for future creations.

EldieDuncan ,

One of the best podcasts out there

Professionally recorded and edited, The Sporkful manages to be both endearingly lighthearted, and culturally reflective. I always laugh, but always think, and find myself frequently starting conversations with “I heard on The Sporkful...”

Bluecarbon25 ,

The perfect balance of light tone and heavy detail

I may be somewhat odd for loving pedantic food discussions, but this is a great place to find it if that's what you want. A lot of interesting discussions with interesting people about thoroughly mundane stuff.

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