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Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?

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Jul 05, 2021
Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?

Just as summer is really starting to heat up, so is the classic debate: Is a hot dog a sandwich? We revisit one of The Sporkful’s most popular episodes — one that has come to define Dan’s career (and still dominates his Twitter mentions). In front of a live audience in 2015, Dan staked his bold claim that the hot dog is indeed a sandwich, while comedian and ersatz judge John Hodgman argued the opposing position. Nothing was off-limits in this tense face-off: the Earl of Sandwich, hinged buns, New York State tax codes… So who will come out victorious?

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • "Hound Dog" by Jason Mickelson

Photo courtesy of Scott Bleicher.

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