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The band Spoon discusses their post-show microwave popcorn ritual, a mathematician slices a bagel into a Mobius strip, and an opera singer performs an aria about donuts. Live on stage from Chicago!

Live on stage from Chicago! Hot Doug explains why he turned down millions and closed his famous sausage shop, and one of the top chefs in the world reveals his favorite candy.

We're taping an episode of The Sporkful podcast live on stage at the Taste of Chicago on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm. The show is free and open to the public. See you there!

Chicago Tribune food writer Kevin Pang reveals his top ten favorite sausages, from Chinese lap cheong to Lil' Smokies. Plus we debate whether hot dogs are a type of sausage.

I visit Chicago's legendary hot dog joint Hot Doug's, which is closing down despite million dollar offers to expand. Plus, why hot dogs are sandwiches and the time hot dogs defeated the Nazis.

Peter Sagal joins Dan to discuss growing up as a fat kid, his opinions on Chicago pizza, grilling the perfect burger, how Courtney Love turned him against melted cheese, and much more.