Welcome to Hungry

A podcast about the food we eat, where it comes from, and people who make it.

 

   donuts

 

German solders blowing up donut trucks, femininity and the first women allowed on the front lines, frying donuts in whale oil, and the question: can the donut once again unite our divided country?

 

 


BITE : TOOTSIE ROLLS

 

A story from the coldest winter in Korean history, and how U.S. Marines were saved by an unwanted supply of Tootsie Rolls.

 


homecooked: An interview with Michael Moore

What food reminds you of home?


Five loaves and Two Fishes

We go to a food bank in McDowell, West Virginia- where one family is responding to foot shortages and economic hardship in extraordinarily creative ways.


Bite : Old Bay

 

Concentration camps, bribing the Gestapo, racist spice companies, and Baltimore crabs: The story of one refugee's journey and the creation of an American food icon.

 


HomeCooked: Edward James Olmos

We talk to the legendary actor about smelly menudo and becoming Catholic.


 

 Arioso

 

In the New Mexican desert, one man is cooking his way through the light and darkness of life.

 


HOMECOOKED: Kay

In this new mini-series, we ask strangers "What food reminds you of home?" 

Kay is reminded of his mother, and his childhood growing up in a Thai refugee camp.


 

 Bite: Po' Boy

A delicious, dark, violent, inspiring history of the iconic New Orleans sandwich.

 


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Burritos

A man, his donkey, in the historically beautiful and troubled city of Juarez, Mexico. We go to Juarez to eat, and talk to Emily Bonderer-Cruz, "The Real Housewife of Ciudad Juarez."


 

TRUMP LOAF

We go to Trump Cafe in rural Bellville, Texas. The owners changed the name two weeks before the election and created a "Trump-themed" menu. They are also Israeli immigrants - who are Muslim.


 

Bite : Out of Context

A look into how easy it is to take verses from holy scriptures out of context, and why it's so dangerous.


 

Bite : Cheez Wiz

A history of the legendary "cheese" that changed the food industry. Although Kraft Cheez Wiz is about as American as apple pie and crushing student loans, the history of Cheez Wiz might surprise you.


 

Shawarma

We go to Allentown (Little Syria), PA to eat abundantly and meet some of the Syrian refugees at the center of our national debate.


BITE : A RAW INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH BEST

An interview with Cristina Martinez's (Illegal Meat Episode) immigration lawyer Joseph Best of Best Law Associates.


 

ILLEGAL MEAT

The story of Cristina Martinez, the art of Barbacoa, and the real-life consequences of ass-backwards immigration policy.


 

Hershel's East Side Deli

Escape from Poland, the role of the Jewish Deli in WWII, and cosmically kickass pastrami in Philadelphia.


 

THE UNCOUTH CYPRIOT

Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides of Kanella South. A man off his island talks about yellow-bellied yelpers, the importance of lemon, and the sacrifices of being a chef.


 

An Introduction to Hungry

Welcome to Hungry y'all.


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