Football announcer Howard Cosell played an unlikely role in popularizing nachos, as we hear when Dan sits down with his friend Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast. And Mike rants about restaurants.
This week we relive a classic Sporkful featuring Mike Pesca of NPR and Slate's Hang Up and Listen. We tackle gum with a liquid center, ideal shapes and sizes, and of course, the best gum jingles of the 80's! (Here's our pollof best 80's gum jingles.) Photo: Flickr CC / KonRuff
We often post show outtakes here at The Sporkful Test Kitchen, and this week we're really going to town. We already dropped one gem earlier in the week, as part of our poll on the best 80's gum jingle of all time. Now here's NPR's Mike Pesca, our special guest for this week's gum episode, talking about teaching his 2-year-old
We're enjoying your comments and e-mails about the gum episode as well as the gum jingle battle. The pic above comes from Sporkful spy Yuko in Asia: In Japan, there is a new type of gum package that I think is pretty cool. It's like the "suitcase package" Mike Pesca mentioned. The wrapper is stuck to the bottom and there is
We may not agree on the best type of gum, but we should all be able to agree that the artistic form of expression generally known as "music" reached its apex in the form of several classic gum jingles in the 1980's.
There's never enough time to cover the many facets of gum, but Mark and Dan manage to discuss stick vs. soft cube vs. Chicklets-style hard pillow, mint vs. fruit flavors, liquid centers, and more, with help from NPR sports reporter and frequent Slate podcast contributor Mike Pesca.