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In a show taped in Dan's basement, he checks in with two old friends to commiserate during these stressful times.

The comic discusses food shame and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the sadness that follows.

Comedian Marc Maron and I debate everything from temperature contrast in breakfast sandwiches to the efficacy of melon balls. Plus Maron on food shame and a recap my own Thanksgiving turkey anxiety. The comedian and host of the WTF podcast has been sober for over a decade. Now he's turned his fixation toward kale smoothies and sausage gravy. "The experience of shoving stuff into your face is amazing because everything makes sense and it feels so good," he says.

I brought Maron a couple of hamentaschen, one of which my wife had made (and deemed a bad batch) and one of which I didn't cook. Listen to his priceless reaction.

Mrs. Sporkful and Dan's mom make their Sporkful debuts, joined by food blogger Sarah Sprague, pastry chef Emily Vail, and others, all to discuss the art and science of tailgating. Taped in the parking lot of Giants Stadium!

We're strong supporters of using coffee ice cubes in iced coffee for maximum awesomeness without shameful dilution, despite what Marc Maron may say. Our inbox overflows with reader feedback on the growth of this ice cube movement. (Also, our blog overflows with talk about ice cubes in general.) One of Sporkful's earliest Very Important Eaters, Adam has done excellent fieldwork