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Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’s Peter Sagal: The Sporkful Interview (AUDIO)

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. More

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The Crucial Issue of Surface-Area-to-Volume Ratio of Ice Cubes (AUDIO)

Ice should be constructed and deployed with the same consideration you'd give to any other beverage ingredient. I explained why, and how, on NPR the other day. Click through to hear and read the segment. More

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NPR: The Tragedy of the Pina Colada, and How to Redeem It (AUDIO)

On NPR I talked about daiquiris and pina coladas, and to offer ways in which both of this unpleasant beverages can be improved. Click through to listen to the segment or read the transcript, then try the recipe! More

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Maddow Colada Recipe: Rachel Maddow’s New and Improved Pina Colada

When she was on The Sporkful, Rachel Maddow declared the pina colada a tragedy. But she didn't just find fault. She also proposed solutions. Here's her recipe for a new and improved--and amazingly delicious--pina colada. More

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Behind the Scenes: A Pina Colada Photo Shoot

Check out this picture of my kitchen in the midst of a photo shoot for the web portion of my radio segment this Sunday on NPR's Weekend Edition. Can I add "key grip" to my resume? More

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Sporkful Live at Guactacular: Guacamole Composition & Consumption (AUDIO)

In the first ever Sporkful with a live audience, Dan talks to Lee Frank of Nachos NY, Laura Anderson of Slate, and Chris Salgado of Chris's Awesome Guacamole. Voices are raised. Passions are inflamed. More

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Is NPR’s ‘Sandwich Monday’ Distorting the Definition of a Sandwich?

Last week's Sporkful podcast included an intense debate about the correct definition of a sandwich. Hear what both sides have to say, then let us know what you think. Does NPR's ombudsman need to know about this? More

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Revolutionary Tortilla Chip Breakthrough: It’s Not A Scoop, It’s A Dome

A discussion with a structural engineer about tortilla chips and the wonders of domes leads Dan to a Cinco de Mayo breakthrough.  More

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Free Association Sporkful: Sandwich Theory, Broccoli, Chips & More (AUDIO)

It turns out magic can happen when Dan tapes an episode of The Sporkful with no plan whatsoever, especially when it's with Ian and Mike from NPR's "How To Do Everything" and "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." More

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Peter Sagal of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: The Sporkful Interview (AUDIO)

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. More