Can We Go Viral On TikTok? The Sporkful

TikTok is the wild west of the food media world. It’s less professionalized than Instagram and YouTube, and it holds the promise of virality from the very first time you post. So we wondered: What actually makes a food TikTok go viral? To find out, we consult Bettina Makalintal, a food journalist and culture critic, and Professor Emily Contois, who studies food on Instagram. Then we get advice from a TikTok star: Joanne Lee Molinaro, aka The Korean Vegan. Armed with tips and tricks from the experts — and a pecan pie — can Dan reverse engineer his own viral TikTok? If you’re the type who likes to flip to the end of the book first, you can watch Dan’s TikTok right here. // Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: (promo code: SPORKFUL). Transcript available at
  1. Can We Go Viral On TikTok?
  2. Will The Library Of Congress Cooking Club Rise Again?
  3. A Hip Hop Track Inspired Bryant Terry To Go Vegan

McMuffin vs. McGriddles A Hot Dog Is a Sandwich

Today, we're taking on two breakfast juggernauts from THE breakfast juggernaut of ALL BREAKFAST JUGGERNAUTS!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  1. McMuffin vs. McGriddles
  2. What Does Your Favorite Cocktail Say About You? ft. Greg Titian
  3. Why Is The McRib Seasonal?

Happy Tangsgiving! (with Camila Cabello) Home Cooking

We’re back for a special episode of the podcast, and we’re getting questions and giving thanks as we get ready for the high holy day of home kitchens. We got a special surprise in the form of a question from international pop superstar Camila Cabello! Also, we finally made shirts that say “Shrimp J*nga Forever!” and you can get one at You can listen to Hrishi’s new song here, and watch his TED Talk here, For recipes and a transcript of this episode, visit
  1. Happy Tangsgiving! (with Camila Cabello)
  2. Starch Nemesis (with Waffles & Mochi)
  3. Bittersweet (with Helen Zaltzman)

Episode 43: The Most Wonderful Trader Joe's Shopping List Inside Trader Joe's

Holiday shopping? Don’t forget to stock up on stocking stuffers, gifts for wrapping, and treats for the most important person on your list… you! In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re decking the halls and walking the aisles of your neighborhood Trader Joe’s, shining the holiday spotlight on some new, limited-edition holiday selections, as well as some returning festive favorites. From wine to oatmeal and chocolate to Brussels sprouts, discovery is the name of the game if you’re looking to add fun and deliciousness to your holiday season. Transcript (PDF)
  1. Episode 43: The Most Wonderful Trader Joe's Shopping List
  2. Episode 42: The Long and Wine-ing Road to Trader Joe's
  3. Episode 41: Value and the Supply Chain at Trader Joe's

#73 Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho Food Non-Fiction

This Food Non-Fiction episode tells the incredible true story of nachos. This snack was created by and named after Ignacio Anaya who's nickname was Nacho.
  1. #73 Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho
  2. #72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible
  3. #71 Pass the Tofurky

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