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We explore the classic baseball foods peanuts and Cracker Jack with a former Shea Stadium food vendor and a North Carolina peanut man.

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.

What's the worst gig in the ballpark? What's the best way to eat peanuts in the shell? We explore famous baseball foods with a former Shea Stadium food vendor and a North Carolina peanut man.

Slate's Mike Pesca and I discuss what you can tell about a workplace based on the kitchen. Then I offer Mike a detailed critique of his sandwich construction methods.

In part two of this series from the Second Avenue Deli, TBTL's Luke Burbank eats chopped liver for the first time. Along with Mike Pesca (NPR sports correspondent and co-host of the Slate podcast Hang Up and Listen) and Win Rosenfeld (Current TV contributor and The Sporkful's beloved wacky neighbor) this leads us into a conversation about whether some parts of an animal are better (or worse) to eat than

Dan took TBTL's Luke Burbank and NPR's Mike Pesca to New York's Second Avenue Deli for hot pastrami and chopped liver. Win Rosenfeld was behind the camera. Everyone recorded everyone else for our respective podcasts and web presences. How many nerds does it take to make a web video? Watch to the end to see Luke Burbank eat chopped liver for the