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In the nerdiest Sporkful ever, I learn what listening to chocolate can tell you about it, how our brains play tricks on our tongues, and why charging more for wine can make it taste better.

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I don't love spicy foods, but one young eater wants to win me over. He serves as my hot sauce personal trainer, whipping me into shape as we work our way from the mild stuff to sauce labelled "XXX".

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Morgan Spurlock is known for his unflattering portrayals of gluttony ("Super Size Me”, “7 Deadly Sins”). But the self-described "Guinness drinking, West Virginia hillbilly" is no teetotaler.

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Famed Oklahoma meteorologist Gary England evaluates weather-themed desserts based on the severity of their namesake weather systems and helps invent a new dessert. Plus how weather affects taste.

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Everyone focuses on how and what kids should eat. But parents are hungry too. Dan talks to former congressman Anthony Weiner, Hillary Frank and Arun Venugopal about eating while parenting.

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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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I talk to a third generation peanut man to find out the best way to crack open a peanut and debate popcorn-to-peanut ratios in a box of Cracker Jack with a former Shea Stadium food vendor.

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Dan talks with the woman who introduced Belgian waffles to America 50 years ago, and a man carrying on her legacy.

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In honor of the late Carol Grimaldi we're replaying this classic Sporkful, which covers slice folding technique, the art of using a coal oven, and what Mrs. Grimaldi taught her husband about pizza.

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