10 BEST PODCASTS OF 2021 New York Times BEST FOOD PODCAST James Beard Awards Webby Awards
10 BEST PODCASTS OF 2021 New York Times BEST FOOD PODCAST James Beard Awards, Webby Awards


How Did Staying Hydrated Become A Thing?

After years of savvy marketing from big brands, “staying hydrated” has become a wellness cure-all. But the science doesn’t exactly match the marketing.

Live: Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?

Comic Myq Kaplan and Dan debate the definition of water. Plus, is picking all the pretzels out of a snack mix wrong? A philosophy professor tells us what Socrates would say. Taped live on stage!

Is Sparkling Water Actually Water?

Water is H2O. When you add CO2 it produces carbonic acid, which accounts for seltzer's taste. At first I thought that made it something other than water, because it's not simply H2O anymore. But by that logic flavored water isn't water either. So what do you think?

Water, Water Everywhere… In Iraq

Sporkful listener J, currently serving in Iraq, has already brightened our blog with pics of the food available at the base, from (non-alcoholic) German beer to MREs. Now, in response to our recent show on water, he sends this picture of the water storage facility on his base. I'm pretty sure that water is not going to escape. J also asks,

The Sporkful

Listen on Posterous Dan says he's no fan of sparkling water in our newest episode. I think he's missing out on the joys of seltzer, club soda and all water that sparkles and fizzes. In this bit that didn't make it into the podcast, we debate whether he may have dark, unknown issues disabling him from the joy of seltzer. The

The Sporkful

Over a year ago we did a show on ice cubes. Well that episode has finally melted, which allows us to bring you a show on water. We discuss sparkling vs. still, bottled vs. tap, plus the best temperature and serving style.   Photo: Flickr CC / Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden