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Writer Samantha Irby Is Having Fewer Over-The-Sink Moments

Emotional eating runs deep for Samantha Irby, but as someone with a chronic digestive disease, the wrong foods can have serious consequences.

Live: A Poem About A Chicken Shack

What can an iconic Chicago restaurant tell us about segregation and the Great Migration? Poet and South Side native Nate Marshall joins Dan live on stage in Chicago to perform his poetry and discuss.

A Brief History Of American Barbecue

We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago.

Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington Doesn’t Drink Coffee

Live on stage from Chicago! The podcast host tells us how a mishap in a grocery store in Japan made him a tea drinker for life. And he shares his childhood memories of food in a rural Michigan cult.

Live: Are BYO Meat BBQs OK? (with Nerdette and Dinner Party Download)

Live on stage from Chicago! We debate your questions about summer BBQ etiquette with Brendan and Rico from The Dinner Party Download and Greta and Tricia from the Nerdette podcast.

See The Sporkful Live At 2016 Taste Of Chicago!

Guests will include Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano from Dinner Party Download, and Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda from Nerdette.