35 episodes

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.

The Sporkfu‪l‬ Stitcher

    • Food
    • 4.6 • 2.9K Ratings

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 2 | Slanting The Floors

    Mission: ImPASTAble 2 | Slanting The Floors

    Dan seeks inspiration for the design of his new pasta shape, a process that includes an epic pasta tasting and a chat with an architect who points him to a very radical concept. But after a meeting with a pasta maker, Dan learns exactly how much these big ideas will cost him. //

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 37 min
    Mission: ImPASTAble 1 | Spaghetti Sucks

    Mission: ImPASTAble 1 | Spaghetti Sucks

    Spaghetti doesn’t hold sauce. Angel hair goes from zero to mush. Wagon wheels are gimmicks. These are just a few of Dan’s many frustrations with classic pasta shapes. Three years ago he set out to do better when he embarked 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 today, we’re telling the story of Dan’s quest in a five-part series; part 2 is also up now. Will the world have a new pasta shape? Or will Dan’s dreams fall as flat as an overcooked rigatoni? //

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 30 min
    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.//

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 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. //

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 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?//

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 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.//

    Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL).

    Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Check67 ,

Great Interviews!

I love this podcast because of the lens of learning about people and culture through food. This is in large part because Dan Pashman is an excellent interviewer, able to have fun with the guests and also ask insightful, creative questions.

jwill2028 ,

This podcast has everything...

I personally enjoy listening to every episode of this podcast. It really does use food to learn more about people, and that’s fantastic.

You can have light-hearted episodes where there are heated debates on whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich, and also deep-dives into race and culture and how deeply food reflects important issues.

Dan Pashman is always a gracious interviewer and you can tell that some of the guests are taken aback a bit with the depth and thoughtfulness of some of the questions. I’ve laughed so hard I cried (hello, Nicole Byer episode!), and I’ve also been moved to tears. Always look forward to Mondays on my podcast feed!

KarenPDX ,

Fantastically Edited

Dan, love your podcast! The topics are great - such a wide range. The pace and editing are so pleasing to listen to. I also heard a classmate of mine featured on your show... Karen from Portland talking about ceramics... and funny enough I too am Karen from Portland by way if Hawai’i.

Top Podcasts In Food

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Stitcher