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Drinking Guinness With Morgan Spurlock

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Aug 11, 2014

Morgan Spurlock is well known for his less-than-flattering portrayals of excess and gluttony ("Super Size Me," "7 Deadly Sins"). But he's no teetotaler. He calls himself a "Guinness drinking, West Virginia hillbilly" and says even the mantra "all things in moderation" should only apply "in moderation."

In this episode of The Sporkful he and I pour ourselves pints of Guinness and tear into some West Virginia-style pepperoni rolls, then discuss the perfect drinking weather, Morgan's mom's cooking, and how many beers it takes for him to get his southern accent back.

We also discuss Spurlock's new Showtime series, "7 Deadly Sins," and how much gluttony is okay.

After that, I talk to Beervana's Jeff Alworth about the plastic ball inside cans of Guinness. What is it? How does it work? And why don't all beers have them? I find out.

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