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

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Feb 11, 2014


The one and only Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! joins Dan for a wide-ranging conversation on many of the most pressing issues of the day.

Peter talks about growing up as a fat kid, what he eats after a 20 mile run, his opinions on Chicago pizza, grilling the perfect burger, and spaghetti consumption techniques, among many other topics.

He then channels Courtney Love for a profanity-laced tirade against melted cheese. (In fairness the profanity was Courtney Love's, not Peter's. He was just channeling. But he still agrees with her conclusion.)

Also discussed: The fact that when Wait Wait producer Ian Chillag (also of NPR's How to do Everything) tried running while listening to different podcasts, his times looked like this:

Wait Wait: 7:30 per mile
The Dinner Party: 7:25 per mile
This American Life: 7:15 per mile
The Sporkful: 6:55 per mile (healthiest podcast ever!)

Plus, an 11-year-old in Texas calls in to share some cogent thoughts on burritos. Enjoy!

Links and Such

Check out Peter Sagal's columns for Runner's World, follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal website.

Subscribe to The Sporkful in iTunes.

Peter Sagal photo above by Ian Chillag courtesy of NPR. Really weak photoshopping of microphone courtesy of Dan.

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