Who introduced teppanyaki to the US? Why do Benihana chefs crack jokes while wielding knife tricks? What does any of it have to do with world famous DJ Steve Aoki? In this episode, we’ll find out how a young playboy turned a style of Japanese cooking into a restaurant empire […]

How did an ancient Aztec ritual make its way to Phish concerts across America? What is it about magic mushrooms that make them so magical? Studies show they can be used for medicinal purposes, so why are they still illegal throughout most of the world? Slink back into your chair […]

Why are Pringles called “crisps” and not “chips”? Did you know the guy who designed Pringles was buried in an actual Pringles tube? And what’s up with that mustachioed mascot? Since their inception back in the 1950s, these saddle-shaped beauties have remained perfectly stackable and highly lunch packable. Pringles were […]

How did Ben & Jerry’s get its grassroots reputation? Why do they lead the pack when it comes to corporate activism and responsibility? What does any of this have to do with luscious cookie dough chunks? Ben & Jerry’s started as the little hippie-dippy company that could, and against all […]

Did you know that Mountain Dew was originally created as a mixer for bourbon? Or that it was originally a slang term for moonshine? And when did it become the number one beverage of choice for X-treme athletes and gamers? In this episode, we’re rolling out the neon carpet and […]