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We take you to two iconic hot dog joints in Detroit and New Jersey to find out what makes them special. Plus Kenji Lopez-Alt schools us on the science of deep-fried hot dogs.

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Two family dynasties join the ranks of The Sporkful Junior Eaters Society. If they form a voting bloc, they'll be running the show before long!

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Serious Eats food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt challenges some of Dan's eating innovations, then Sporkful listeners challenge Kenji with their own questions. Can The Sporkful stump Kenji?

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Our long-running feud comes to a head live on stage, with WNYC's Brooke Gladstone moderating. It's like a presidential debate, but with more dignity.

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Watch Crazy Legs Conti and me smack down John Hodgman ahead of our big live debate on whether hot dogs are sandwiches. Click through for all the guests, food trucks, and ticket info!

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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.

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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.

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Stuck with bad hot dog buns? Plagued by overcondimentation? There's a better way. Watch the latest installment of You're Eating It Wrong.

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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.

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