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Every food you love has a story. Join us each week as we pick a favorite food or drink and nerd-out on its holidays, histories and scandals. Hosted by food Odd Couple and friends Anna Van Valin (The Foodlosopher) and Lia Ballentine (The Chef-Creator), Every Day is a Food Day explores the cultural significance and fascinating backstories of the foods we eat every day - from the incredible story of the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, to the Rise and Fall and Rise (again) of Pumpkin Spice, to ...
 
'Inside The West End' is a brand new weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews from the world of theatre. From Tim Minchin to veteran ensemble members, we speak to the leading performers, directors, writers and producers that will delight and inspire West End fans. Produced by professional actors Ben Morris and Rob Copeland, 'Inside the West End' is the first podcast to get behind the scenes of the industry and give an honest and well rounded view of the theatre from the perspective of th ...
 
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Chicago's own Matt Kidd (CSZN, The Melanated Anime Club) visits us to chat about his love of JW Black Label Scotch. He recalls stealing sips from tumblers in his youth, visiting local dive bars, and then talks about getting pampered. #BougieBoy #NotRob makes robes and Josh makes some bets. Hopefully brought to you by the Hong Kong Island Luxury Hot…
 
We're back! Well, sort of. It's Black History Month, so we're bringing you this special bonus episode celebrating one of the MANY African American food legends, Zephyr Wright. Zephyr was chef to Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson for over 25 years, including in the White House. She was known for her exquisite Southern cuisine, most famously her Texas Red…
 
Chicago Improv Comunity's top cyclist, Nicholas Hassebrock (CSZN) stops by our Zoom living room to chat about his love of one drink made from two other ones, the Shandy! He talks about camp life, local bars thinking you're mysterious, and staying fit during the winter. #NotRob goes rouge and Josh goes clear. Hopefully brought to you by My Fitness P…
 
Chicago's own Nicole Devin (CSZ Chicago, The Nicole & Paul Show) joins us online to chat about her love of her fave cocktail! She recalls how she discovered it in a theater and why Sailor can walk the plank! #NotRob goes to The Store and Josh goes fishing. Hopeful brought to you by Orange Theory Fitness! Nicole’s Fizzy Love aka Admiral Devin’s Floa…
 
LA's own and fellow podcaster, Maggie Smith ( Roommate Lovers, TheQuestWeCanDo) shares her love of the 1st ever beverage, Water! She breaks down the best ways to enjoy it, how to pull a Game Stop, and helps us start a few LOTR podcasts mid-episode. #NotRob looks to the future and Josh looks toward the stars. Hopefully brought to you by the IMAX rel…
 
DC's hardest working band and former guests The French Champagne (Aaron Bliden, Nick Wilby, and Peyton Brown) join us to find the perfect bottle of bubbles to ring in 2022! We share Champagne Memories and get a sneak peek at their upcoming album. Hopefully brought to you by Cuties Citrus Products!By Poppin' Productions
 
It’s the Season Finale! Did you know Anna & Lia met working at a movie studio? It's true, so there was only one food to wrap the 1st season with: Popcorn. They reminisce about their days as “Hollywood Elites,” compare popcorn eating strategies & discuss their deep love for movie theater loyalty programs. Lia tells us about National Popcorn Poppin’ …
 
Chicago's own greek boi Andreas Tsironis (Twitch) stops by to get us hyped for Greek Frappés! He talks about how he handcrafts them using his family recipe and where to get the best octopus! Rob goes to war and Josh gets busy. Hopefully brought to you Nescafe! NesAndré aka Master Tsironi 1 tsp Nescafé Instant Coffee 1 tsp French Vanilla Hot Cocoa I…
 
This sizzlin' episode is all about Bacon. Lia tells us the story National Bacon Day, created by “two nice Jewish girls” inspired by a classic episode of The Simpsons. We hear about the awesomely-named Iowa Porkettes, wives of hog farmers who joined forces in the 1960s to save the pork industry. Finally she asks, as so many have, what’s the deal wit…
 
Fellow Podcaster and Metro Detroit's own, Bob Pantalone (The Analyst: A Movie and TV Podcast) stops by to share his love of Coors Light! He recounts how he once visited the brewery, college drinking stories, and introduces us to the Triangle Taste Test. #NotRob gets Candy and Josh gets the Blues. Hopefully brought to you by Brian Cranston's book, A…
 
This fresh, roasted episode is all about Peanut Butter. In our Deep Dish segment, Anna tells us the story of the 12-year long Peanut Butter Wars and the AMAZING woman at the center of the fray: Ruth Desmond, aka the Peanut Butter Grandma, a 1950s homemaker and consumer champion whose tireless advocacy still benefits us today. With her signature min…
 
The multi-talented Bruce Phillips (GSM Admin, Comedy Sportz) joins us to share his love of the impure Scurry Kottbusser Style Beer. He tells us all about his college days, returning shots, and bachelor parties. He then gets visited by a surprise guest! #NotRob gets Lost and Josh gets ashes. Hopefully brought to you by Chess.com BSC or Bruce Juice 1…
 
Ever heard of a Noodle Ring? Anna & Lia take on making one of the weirdest entries on the Food Holiday Calendar in this bonus episode: a baked ring of noodle casserole with a…distinct look. Although Anna gives cooking her best shot, a mishap with boiling water reinforces her as more of a thinker (aka Foodlosopher) with Lia maintaining her status as…
 
"Give me one reason, one good reason, why we should spend our last two hours in Florida looking at the sisters of Freckle-Face Haynes, the cookie-faced boy.." - Phil Davis This holiday we're joined by Santa's favorites, Natalie Younger and Fiona Stephens, to help us taste, rank, and dunk 12 different store-bought chocolate chip cookies to find the …
 
Are they PEA-cans or puh-CONS? In a special holiday bonus episode we continue our quest to restore fruitcake’s dignity as Lia tries a DeLuxe Fruitcake from world-famous Collin St. Bakery (booze bath not included). Anna & Lia show off their holiday sweaters, unravel the green mystery “fruit,” and marvel at some Texas-sized pecans. Connect with us at…
 
New Jersey's own, Tom McGuane, classes up the podcast by sharing his love of Allagash Tripel Belgium style beer. He recalls some fond times spent in Chicago and talks about the lack of raves going on in the nature of Maine. #NotRob meets a King and Josh haunts some dreams. Hopefully bought to you by Saved By The Bell now streaming on Peacock! McGua…
 
Hear us out! In this holiday episode, Anna & Lia slice into that much maligned Christmas staple, fruitcake - and hopefully change your mind about it. Lia takes us to the small-town Texas bakery that pumps out 30,000 fruitcakes a day (!) and a medieval fruitcake toss competition in Colorado. We also hear how literary legend Truman Capote made fruitc…
 
Self-proclaimed nervous flyer, Allison Shoemaker (How TV Can Make You Smarter and Podlander Drunkcast) shares her love of the high altitude cocktail Coffee and Bailey's. She reps her fave dive bars, Murder She Wrote, and EarlyBird Check-In. #NotRob catches a plane and Josh pushes remakes. Hopefully brought to you by FX (They have the movies)…
 
Today we’re talking about the sticky stuff: Maple Syrup. Anna dishes on one of her favorite food scandals, the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, where over 450K gallons were stolen from Quebec’s strategic syrup reserve (which is a thing!) to be sold on the maple syrup black market (also a thing!). Plus, Vermont’s 10 pages of maple syrup laws and th…
 
Did you know there are over 30 wine holidays? Are wine bottles really just for “snob factor”? In this episode, Anna and Lia discuss the magical drink that’s gotten us through 2020 and do some, um, sampling. Lia tells us the story of three rival Rosé Days(!), how Malbec became an Argentinian wine, and the heroes behind holidays like “Open That Bottl…
 
Iowa's own Linda Ben invites us to her zoom home to share her love of Barefoot Red Sangria Spritzer. We are joined by past guest and good son Ryan Ben to talk all about turkeyless Thanksgivings, Schlitz beer, and her signature catchphrase! #NotRob recycles cans and Josh reps Pecan Pie. Hopefully brought to you by The Sugar Shack Bakery & The Scarle…
 
It’s fall, so we’re legally obligated to talk about PUMPKINS. In this week’s episode Lia tells us about the many Pumpkin Holidays, how pumpkin pie became a rallying symbol for abolitionists, and where you can find one big enough to lie down in. Then Anna asks the existential question, “How did Pumpkin Spice win fall?” and explores how food trends a…
 
Ohio's own Cherise Joy (CSZ Chicago) joins us to talk all about her love of whiskey, but especially the Manhattan! She shares stories about international travel with her family and how to avoid bad drinks as we all get a little toasty! #NotRob orders a "show drink" and Josh loves "Texas Wine". Hopefully brought to you by The Queen's Gambit streamin…
 
In our premiere episode, co-hosts Anna Van Valin and Lia Ballentine tell us why “Food stories are people stories.” Lia explores the food holiday that sparked her obsession: National Doughnut Day, created to celebrate the phenomenal Donut Lassies of World War I. In our first Deep Dish segment, Anna takes us down a quarantine-inspired rabbit hole int…
 
Fellow Podcaster and funny dude Mike Gospel (How Star Wars Is It) breaks down his love of dnL and its sister beverage 7Up! He talks about beer road trips, singing around a campfire, and why soda is the perfect movie beverage. #NotRob commits regicide and Josh gets crafty. Hopefully brought to you by your local Evanston Chilli's! 7 Mike 7 aka Make M…
 
Iowa's own Cass Maher (Shared History Podcast) zooms on up to chat about her fave classic cocktail, a Dirty Martini! She lets us know how adult tastebuds change, how champagne is connected to bosoms, and why Beggars Night is no joke! #NotRob starts a fire and Josh hits a deer. Hopefully brought to you by Honey! #SponsorMeHoney Sour Cass Back aka Ti…
 
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Your hosts Josh SCAREgovia & GRAVERob Grabowski get into the season of the witch with past guests DEATHany Remley and RAWRley Kohake! We each sacrifice two beers to see who will lead our newly created coven, Brew Moon. We are the weirdos, mister. -Nancy…
 
AV Club's own Randall Colburn (The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast) stops by to share his rediscovery of "Blue" Gatorade. He chats about craft beer, 2 for 1 specials, and why a specific professional wrestler would be a good friend. #NotRob saves the world and Josh creates an app. Hopefully brought to you by your local 7-Eleven. Cool Randy aka …
 
The lady of 1000 faces, Meg Grunewald stops by to get us healthy with her love of GT's Trilogy Kombucha! She talks about being a long-time fan of the drink and recalls her first sip of Hooch! #NotRob takes a hike and Josh goes to Ikea. Hopefully brought to you by Chicago's Daybreaker Club! MG Quartet aka MegBrewcha 2 oz Gin 6 oz GT’s Living Foods S…
 
We officially launch #FatBoyFall to grade lunchtime favorites! Our classmates include Erin Kelly, Lucia Gomez, and Jesse Gomez to see who's our Star Pupil and who needs some improvement. Kool-Aid Jammers Fruit Punch vs. Hi-C Flashin' Fruit Punch Juicy Juice Apple juice vs. Minute Maid Apple Juice Hershey Chocolate Milk vs Snickers Chocolate Milk Je…
 
We're working on something extra special next week so enjoy this refill! The hilarious Fiona Stevens (CSZ and Second City) takes us back to childhood with Capri Sun's Pacific Cooler. She chats about her long-standing love of juice concentrate and how it reminds her of Lunchables. She then dreams of riding on a magic party bus and warns us not to to…
 
We're off this week, but enjoy a virtual Oktoberfest with our first ever LIVE show. We were joined by the amazing duo of Becca Barish and Charly Williams to pick the beer will be crowned our "1st Chair Tuba Oktoberfest Winner of our First Ever Poppin Bottles Octoberfest Showdown" Recorded as part of PodSlam: A Podcast Marathon for Connor's Cure and…
 
The always jovial John Sabine stops by to profess his love for the incredibly smooth bourbon, Maker's Mark. He clues us into why it's now a family affair and why people need to read more. He then helps us crack the final TallBoy of #TallBoySummer. #NotRob has mercy and Josh won't take advice from fools. Hopefully brought to you by The Three-Body Pr…
 
Actress and Songstress Katie Featherston stops by to share her love of the classy and refreshing Mimosa! She recalls how she first stole a sip and why cinnamon is not so great. #NotRob goes clubbin' and Josh jams out. Hopefully brought to you by Vote.org The Featherstone Fizz aka The Giddy Katie 1 oz Creme de Cassis Liqueur 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur…
 
The always delightful Ashley Victoria keeps it light and crisp talking about her love of Lavender Lemonade! She tells us how being a creator runs in the family, how she used to kick it back in the day and then makes our segments better! #NotRob pops some bubbles and Josh gets jelly. Hopefully brought to you by Native Foods Cafe. Queen Victoria's Fr…
 
Talented performer and great guy Adam Schreck (Second City Mainstage) takes a break from his newborn to give us the goods on Wild Cherry Pepsi! He shares why it's loved by young and old alike, his family Oven Bagel recipe, and talks DCU. #NotRob gets handy and Josh reps bubbles. Hopefully brought to you by the RAMBLER 12 OZ COLSTER CAN INSULATOR. S…
 
Harvard bound author and funny person, Natalie Kossar stops by digitally to chat about her love of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa! She shares why hot chocolate gives Xmas vibes, a secret Crystal Light cocktail, and drops some deep Halloweentown knowledge. #NotRob goes full snowman and Josh plants some trees. Hopefully brought to you by real Marshmallows. Cup…
 
Fellow podcaster and funny dude, Simon Collier (Pawd Pod) stops by to talk about his love of the breakfast classic, Orange Juice. He recalls how he discovered fresh squeezing and why OJ is perfect for special occasions. #SweetBreadSimon #NotRob takes a bath and Josh gets Biblical. Hopefully brought to you by Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse…
 
Chicago's funny filmmaker Miguel Lepe Jr. zooms up to chat about his love of Modelo Especial con sal y lime. We get to talk about Disney, tequila, and NSYNC while creating a new segment! #NotRob goes not too fast and Josh talks citrus. Hopefully brought to you by Binny's Beverage Depot Lepe's Libation 3 oz Papaya Nectar 3 oz Modelo Especial 2 oz Li…
 
Chicago's own Rudy and Sarah share how they stumbled into making the Quarantini (1/2 Coconut La Croix, 1/2 Captain Morgan, and a splash of pineapple juice) and why it's a buoy during these times. They talk tips for cohabitating, getting furloughed on a birthday, and #PitbullFridays. #NotRob goes around the world and Josh Bolts. Hopefully brought to…
 
Brooklyn's own Greg Ott (The Latest) zooms us outdoors to share his love of the French 75. He talks canned cocktails, Indian good morning texts, and the last time he got Iced. #NotRob gets unknown and Josh goes Six Flags. Hopefully brought to you by Binny's Beverage! (now with extended hours) Ottui 1 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup 1 oz Limoncello 2 oz Gi…
 
Delightful triple threat Ashley Geron makes our summer by sharing her love of a classic Strawberry Margarita. She talks about teaching kids, staying Golden, and creates a new segment! #NotRob heads to the Last Frontier and Josh talks about Pepper. Hopefully brought to you by Binny's Beverage! (now with extended hours) Rascalita 4 Large Basil Leaves…
 
Talented dog mom, Amelia Buzzell stops by the virtual studio to share her love of the classic Rusty Nail! She tells us all about her cocktail walks and being 100% Tucci Gang. #NotRob kicks it with Dino and Josh gets a gyro. Hopefully brought to you by Buzz Buzz Nail aka Dramelia 2 oz Scotch 1.5 Drambuie 1 oz honey 3 dashes of Orange Bitters 1 dash …
 
The always hilarious Justin Swinson stops by to break the Poppin' shoutout record and talk about his love of Arizona Mucho Mango Iced Tea. He tells us how it's made for the being in a park and what it's like being a #ShortKing. #NotRob gets a haircut and Josh goes Totoro. Hopefully brought to local state sales tax! Swinson Spritzer aka Go J-Mang 1/…
 
Poppin's number one guest, Jeff Murdoch, stops by to help us rate and rank the Tall Boys of Summer. He shares his latest culinary exploit and how beer reminds him of his Grandma. #NotRob makes brats and Josh makes a quesadilla. Hopefully brought to you by Milwaukee’s Best Premium, Tecate, Smirnoff Ice Strawberry and Lemon, Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver,…
 
LA's very own Jessie Stegner, zooms over to share her love of Miller Lite in a tall can. She shares why just the smell is comforting and why it reminds her of a very special day. #NotRob has a Glow and Josh stays sweet. Hopefully brought to you by Netflix Stegner's Slushy aka Jessie's Lite Ice 1/2 cup of Strawberries 2 oz Orange Juice 1 oz Honey 6 …
 
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