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The Dave Chang Show

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Dave Goes to Disneyland, and a Talk With the Director of ‘Turning Red’

Topics include Dole Whip, Toronto Chinatowns, the emotions inspired by boy bands, and early 2000s nostalgia

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A Whirlwind Guide to New Orleans, and One Last Bite of the Wheel

Also covered: Andre Agassi’s stylistic legacy, hazardous pistachios, Soylent Stockholm syndrome, the Vegas blip, Dave’s new favorite ice cream, and considering being a keto bro

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An Expert’s Perspective on Pots and Pans

Dave and Chris chat with Stanley Cheng for an insider’s guide to the industry and a few sure-fire picks for home cooks

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A Trader Joe’s Check-in

Plus, quantifying grocery store quality, tantrums on a plane, and shrimp scampi pizza

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Dave Chang Shoots the Moon

The crew talks ramen, rum, and a weekend in Vegas

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Difficulty Isn’t a Bad Thing

Among the topics Dave, Chris, and Noelle discuss are drinking from a puddle on 1st Avenue, Dave endangering the no-sugar seal, new frontiers in freeze-dried food, the military MRE minefield, and a perfectly ripe mango

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Aphrodisiacs, Oxtails, and Valentine’s Day Erasure

Among the topics tenderly contemplated: why everything that tastes good is bad for you, eating Mexican food in Northern Virginia, and considering a career as a master pickpocket

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Spinning on the Wheel of Constraint

Among the topics for today are a NASA recipe taste test, eating cassoulet on the space station, the underground MRE economy, negotiating the terms of the no-sugar program, and the Charles Barkley rule

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The Cleaver in the Arena

Dave and Chris discuss lemon-pepper bagels, land scurvy, America’s Most Valuable Texture, and Dave’s pyrotechnic oven mitt test

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Are Restaurants Ready for NFTs?

Mike Novogratz returns to the show to guide Dave and Chris through the wilds of web3, NFTs, and the crypto economy

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Eating Boneless Wings in the Metaverse

In a new My Opinion Is Fact, Dave, Chris, and Noelle discuss everything from Chris burning his eyebrows off to Peking duck pizza

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The Hidden Origins of Dave Chang, Demystified

Professor Henry Louis Gates joins the show to discuss his own journey, his hot-sauce collection, and what they discovered in the far reaches of the Chang family tree

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The Pizza Oven Paradox

Does wanting to make pizza at home mean the universe is telling you to never, ever make pizza at home?

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Dinner Music, With Hrishikesh Hirway of ‘Song Exploder’

The podcaster joins to talk about what makes great restaurant music and share his dinner-party playlist

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The Big Boy Asian Club Fireside Chat

Dave and Chris discuss recent meals and sick-day foods

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Bringing Oaxaca to L.A.

Dave and Chris are joined by Guelaguetza restaurant co-owner Bricia Lopez to discuss opening a family Oaxacan restaurant in Koreatown

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The Best College Town, Solved

Dave and Chris discuss flannel pajamas as a medieval torture device, and possibly reapplying to college

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Existential Home Cooking Dilemmas

Dave laments his own cooking and searches for inspiration

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Christmas Dinner Draft After Dark

Night has fallen once again, and Dave, Chris, and Noelle have assembled for another late-night recording and their last challenge of the year: a Christmas dinner draft, with some truly startling combinations landing on the table

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Food, Farming, and the Climate Crisis

Dave and Chris are joined by John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram to discuss their new book, ‘Speed & Scale’

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The Dave Chang Show Gift Guide, Part II

Dave, Chris, and Noelle cover all the essentials for the ones you love and the ones you maybe don’t love so much

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Hot Pot Demystified

Sauce or no sauce? Fish ball or no fish ball? Dave and Chris are joined by Eric Sze to debate the bubbling cauldron of communal deliciousness.

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The ‘Dave Chang Show’ Gift Guide, Part I | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle also discuss wearing Dickensian costumes to the House of Prime Rib, the Dave Chang Grinchification Tracker, anti-fruitcake diatribes, stollen vs. panettone vs. buche de Noel

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The 250th Episode of ‘The Dave Chang Show,’ With Bill Simmons

The guys discuss what makes a great show, remembering Tom Hanks movies vs. remembering notable life events, the perfectly sized dinner table, and throwing a chain saw into a hot tub

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Store Brands, Yakitori, and Another No-hitter in the Making: #AskDave After Dark

Dave and Chris also talk about sleep regression, Cajun honey ham, crossing the marinated meat rubicon, and Thanksgiving-flavored chips

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Pie Opinion Is Fact: The Grand Finale

Dave and Chris reveal the winner of the Autumnal American Pie of the Year

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A Long Shot Takes the Crown

Dave, Chris, and Noelle also take a glimpse into Dave’s vast Basque Rolodex, a prophecy fulfilled, buying a 14-pound serrano ham from Costco, the eternally unsolved croissant conundrum, and dubious expat accents

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Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 3

Featuring discussion of Dave’s sole pie-making attempt, key lime pie in South Beach, and mincemeat disappointment

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Pork and Shrimp Are Best Friends 

Dave and Chris welcome back chef Diep Tran to celebrate the treasured elixir that is Red Boat Fish Sauce before embarking on a whirlwind survey of their all-time favorite potluck play—Vietnamese summer rolls

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Isaac’s Farewell and Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 2

Dave, Chris, and Noelle say some nice things about Isaac on his last episode as the producer of this show. Then they dive back into the world of crusty circles.

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Pronunciation Demystified

In this installment of Demystified, Dave and Chris call up the Los Angeles Times’ Gustavo Arellano to discuss all things pronunciation

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Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 1

Team MOIF wax poetic about our favorite crusty circles and learn about the best ways to make pies at home