Some wonderful, magical people from HI-CHEW are our guests! We are joined by Kayleigh Westerfield, HI-CHEW Brand Marketing Manager, and Jennifer Moling, HI-CHEW Product Marketing Manager. Topics: Samin Nosrat. Be our intern. Sitcom resurrection. Elbow macaroni. December 1. As a mom. Lin-Manuel Miranda. Loosies. Dentists. Ina. Fancy people’s cereal. The Cajuns of Colorado. HI-CHEW!

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Our special “election aftermath” episode.

Topics: a sweaty november. Voting. Pod save america. Lin-manuel. Puttin’ on the hits. Proud mary. Mean girls. A star is born. Ping pong.

Topics: An abundance. Constructive and complimentary. Cliss. Poppers culture. A septum. Marching bands. I thought you’d love these. Top 3 Life Advice Recommendations. Candy! Blue Raspberry. WARNING: the sound of Pop Rocks. Necco Wafers. Jellicle Cats.

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Julia Turshen is our guest, and she has a wonderful new book, Now & Again.

Topics: Killing vegetables. Mellowcremes, again. Big moods. Other people’s pets as proxies for verbally expressing emotion. BUY JULIA’S BOOK IT IS VERY GOOD THANK YOU.

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Khushbu Shah, the senior food editor at Thrillist, is our guest.

Topics: Gifts. Lashing out. Mellowcreme. Modernist Cuisine. Doing candy corn. The Emmys. Sports are fun. As a mom. Alexander Hamilton. Bowling with Lin-Manuel. Ben Ahr Harrison. Jesse Thorn. Children. Cockfighting.

Read: How Ferrero Rocher Became a Status Symbol for Immigrant Families by Liana Aghajanian

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Farideh Sadeghin, the culinary director of Munchies, is our guest. 

Farideh played a big part in Munchies' new cookbook, Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed.

Topics: First grade teachers. A sock full of blood. What's in the box? Zatarain's. Paris. Pomodoro technique. Drake's Cakes. The Flop House. Terrible people.

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Nik Sharma is our guest, and he has a beautiful new book.

Topics: Retail Nightmares cheerleading squad. Mango Hi-Chews. A grating personality. The quiet car. New projects. Our guest, Nik Sharma. John Birdsall. Order Nik’s book, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food.

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Preeti Mistry is our guest, and we are in love with her. 

Topics: Jennifer MarmorJudge John Hodgman. Kim's Brother. Cocaine. As a Mom. Just get me to the beach. Top 5 Things to Eat on the Beach (again). Bacon jam.

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Doug Quint of Big Gay Ice Cream joins us, and we've never been happier.

Topics: AJ, Space BoyRetail Nightmares. Finnish discounts. Cheese. Saxophones. Ham Salad. Generous with the Chicken. A lot of appetizers. Andrew Zimmern. Meat, meat, meat. Illinois. Velcro mittens. Phone throwing. Bryan PetroffBig Gay Ice Cream Cookbook. Pints. Crying in the ice cream aisle. Tuna sandwiches. Astronauts. Lactaid. Kat Kinsman. Petting unicorns. Pie crust integrity. Thin coating of fat. Propofol. My time. Burritos. Michael Solomonov. Lamb fat. Regan Stephens. Traci Lords. Edie and The Eggs. David Harbour. Tape worms. Monkey. Laurie tries Hi-Chews for the first time. If you hear me sneeze.

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This episode discusses suicide and death and deals with loss in a humorous way. If you’re not in an emotionally stable place to listen, please do not.

Recorded three days after his death, there's no music and no guest. Just two people eating a lot of Hi-Chews and trying very hard to find a reason to laugh. 

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How to get help: In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.

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Topics: Thank you for being who you are. Yogurt/yoghurt. Clowns. UffiziMatt ArmendarizAdam Pearson.

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Topics: Twelve-Hour Sudafed. The Interesting People Party. The Special People's Club. Shrimp on a white carpet. Monologues. Loverboy. Crosnes. Veggie Burgers are awesome. Silliness is our theme. Choke me out.

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Topics:  Deadlines. Bitcoin. James Beard Awards. BMs. Chef cosplay. Sexy aprons. Brunch. Things in your beard. IACP. WaPo Food. Voraciously. Snacks. Jelly beans. Ginger. Lotsa likes. And Unfuck My Life, Anthony Bourdain.

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Topics: Late arrivals, flowerbeds, the overrated self-esteem movement. Korsha Wilson on building one's own table. And, Unfuck My Life,  Anthony Bourdain.

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Topics: Jesus Christ, Superstar. Easter candy. Orson Welles's mistaken film career. The NYT Food section. Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy. And Unfuck My Life,  Anthony Bourdain.

Topics: Blintzes. Mustard. Dairy Queen Blizzards. Friendships. Matthew McConaughey. A double order of shrimp. And Unfuck My Life, Anthony Bourdain.

Hosts: Laurie Woolever and Chris Thornton
Guests: Anthony Bourdain, our executive producer, and Helen Rosner, food correspondent for The New Yorker.
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Our executive producer (and Laurie's boss) Anthony Bourdain stops by so Chris can demand an apology for getting attacked by monkeys. 

Later, Jen Agg talks about owning The Black Hoof, Grey Gardens, Rhum Corner, and Cocktail Bar in Toronto and Agrikol in Montreal, and her book, I Hear She's a Real Bitch, along with dick pics, vegan buttholes and ketchup chips.

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Alt-flavored candy corn is mostly a terrible idea. Bringing a bowl of candy to a funeral might not be. Happy Halloween; please enjoy this preview from Carbface (for Radio), your new favorite podcast that you've never heard but we can't shut up about.

Laurie wanted to study English in college but shifted to what she then thought was a more practical choice. Now she's a writer. In our conversation Laurie shared how she built a career around her ability to communicate and her love of food. She also came up at a time when publishers were rapidly experiencing the effects of technology so she had an interesting perspective on how the industry has changed.

For the food writer, which is better? Is print still prestigious? Has digital media commoditized and devalued content? On this episode, in-studio guests Laurie Woolever and Melissa Clark discuss the SOTU for journalists and cookbook authors.

Laurie Woolever is a freelance writer and editor, and works for Anthony Bourdain under the catch-all title of ‘gatekeeper.’ She joins Radio Cherry Bombe to talk about Appetites, the cookbook she’s co-authored with Anthony Bourdain.