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Is a buttered roll a sandwich? Is it still brunch if it’s at 2 pm? Dan debates food and language with Peter Kim from the Museum of Food and Drink and Helen Zaltzman from The Allusionist.

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The popular comedian talks about trying to eat healthier and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus Ron explains why comedy is a lot like cooking.

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The host of Bizarre Foods says, “We have such a narrow definition of what’s edible.” So IBM wants its Watson technology to discover new flavors and foods. But how will the future taste?

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What’s the difference between a good donut and a great one? I travel from Portland to Brooklyn in search of the answer.

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From getting the right amount on the fork to dealing with danglers, pasta is problematic. Dan and Nicky Meatballs are here to help.

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Watch Slate's L.V. Anderson and I taste test four marshmallow Peeps, including the originals, a vegan variety, and some we ordered on the internet. What could go wrong?

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I talk to a Southern Baptist matzoh expert about the science of matzoh and a rabbi about the religion of these excellent crackers. Whether you celebrate Passover or not, this episode is for you!

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When I traveled to the Manischewitz factory in New Jersey, they told me how the women in their test kitchen make matzoh brei.

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Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

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I talk to a guy who used a Freedom of Information Act request to pry open the CIA cafeteria suggestion box. It turns out even spies hate stale bread. Plus, the unwritten rules of office potlucks.

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Your philosophy about how a communal fridge should be used says a lot about how you think society should function. This week on the podcast, listeners call in to express contrasting perspectives.

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