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Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities

Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities
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Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities

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Episodes

Joshua Skenes: The Maverick of Cooking | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 30)

11/15/2018
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Saison chef Joshua Skenes didn’t become one of the greatest chefs in the world by reading a textbook or by chasing accolades. All that mattered was the food.

Duration:02:02:10

Steven Yeun: Exploring and Embracing the Korean American Duality | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 29)

11/8/2018
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Filming ’Burning’ allowed actor Steven Yeun to grapple with being in South Korea as a Korean American (9:07), the unique Korean sentiment of “Han” (22:22), and the expectations to represent Asian America (54:20) … all of which Dave can relate to.

Duration:01:11:45

Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Football With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 28)

11/1/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Ringer NFL writer Kevin Clark to compare the tension between progress and orthodoxy in the culinary arts to a similar dissonance in the NFL.

Duration:00:40:53

Evan Kleiman: Telling the Story of Food | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 27)

10/25/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with 'Good Food' host Evan Kleiman to discuss growing up as a food lover in Los Angeles (1:20), innovation in dining during the '70s and '80s (23:24), the trials and tribulations of operating a restaurant (40:26), and moving on from being a restaurateur (59:04).

Duration:01:29:08

Ike Barinholtz: Restoring a Frayed Nation, One Movie at a Time | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 26)

10/18/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by comedian-turned-filmmaker Ike Barinholtz to discuss the uniqueness of the Thanksgiving meal (7:37), how politics bleeds into culture at large (24:43), and finding pragmatism in a fractured discourse (44:24).

Duration:01:02:12

Making Sense of Modern Politics With John Heilemann | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 25)

10/11/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder David Chang sits down with political journalist John Heilemann to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial appointment to the Supreme Court (4:11) and the future for the United States government (40:12).

Duration:01:06:29

Khabib-McGregor Reactions With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show

10/9/2018
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In this micro-pod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to relive the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229 and the ensuing brawl.

Duration:00:17:18

Finding Purpose in Cooking: Dan Giusti of Brigaid | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 24)

10/4/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Brigaid chef Dan Giusti to discuss how Giusti’s career led up to becoming head chef at Noma (4:37) and leaving the top position at one of the world’s greatest restaurants to service more people (36:24).

Duration:01:08:57

From Cooking Prodigy to Culinary Artist: Jessica Largey | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 23)

9/27/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Simone chef Jessica Largey to discuss her extraordinary ascent as a prodigious cook in elite kitchens (0:47), developing an artistic voice with food (51:12), and transitioning to opening a restaurant (1:07:30). Largey's new restaurant, Simone, is now open in Los Angeles’s Arts District at 449 S. Hewitt St.

Duration:01:23:59

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 22)

9/21/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to recount her experience working under Wylie Dufresne (1:36), how she helped advance Momofuku (14:05), and the trials and tribulations of opening the first Milk Bar (38:22). Milk Bar's new Los Angeles flagship store opens this Saturday, September 22, and will be located at 7150 Melrose Ave.

Duration:00:48:11

Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 21)

9/20/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to discuss the unique challenge of opening a new restaurant (6:37), fostering creative innovation in the kitchen (20:56), and developing a work ethic in high-pressure environments (31:56). Milk Bar's new Los Angeles flagship store opens this Saturday, September 22, and will be located at 7150 Melrose Ave.

Duration:01:03:49

Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 20)

9/13/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by cofounder and CEO of Clover Health Vivek Garipalli to discuss how he overcame those who underestimated him (16:56), the power of taking risks when you're young (20:12), and what he learned from buying a hospital and going into the health care business (36:07).

Duration:01:04:08

Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19)

9/6/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Shibumi chef David Schlosser to discuss Schlosser’s advanced career leading up to working in Japan (0:56), learning the highest forms of Japanese fine dining as a foreigner (33:43), and challenging the expectations of Japanese food in the United States (53:31).

Duration:01:20:18

David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)

8/30/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by artist David Choe along with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to explore Choe’s extraordinary life.

Duration:02:23:44

JJ Redick on L.A. vs NYC, Food-Sports Parallels, and Challenging Norms | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 17)

8/23/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick to discuss the Los Angeles–New York debate (1:05) and the parallels between restaurant management and professional sports (15:00). Then, J.J. turns the tables and asks Dave about the future of the culinary industry and the best food destinations (28:12) before examining the evolution of the modern NBA and how it demonstrates the value of challenging established conventions (40:11).

Duration:00:54:33

Nick Kroll, Part 2: Growing Beyond | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 16)

8/16/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang continues his conversation with comedian Nick Kroll. They discuss how personal experiences shaped the development of ‘Big Mouth’ (0:38), the importance of work-life balance (18:58), and setting others up for success (30:50).

Duration:00:49:41

Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)

8/9/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang and comedian Nick Kroll discuss how they first met almost 20 years ago (5:08), Nick’s early days in comedy while he was still in college (11:21), why he’s glad his success came later in life (23:53), and finding the parallels between trying to become a comedian and trying to become a chef (29:34).

Duration:00:51:50

Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)

8/2/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Good Girl Dinette owner and chef Diep Tran to discuss what it was like fleeing Vietnam as a child (3:00), how she was inspired by her grandmother's hustle (20:20), the great pho debate (35:20), what it was like to come out to her family (45:45), and the rise of her own business (52:45).

Duration:01:15:23

The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)

7/26/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘House of Carbs’ host Joe House, Momofuku Las Vegas executive chef Shaun King, and Momofuku global director of culinary operations Matt Rudofker to discuss how Las Vegas became a culinary destination (10:55), building a healthy staff culture (24:19), and the unique challenges of running a restaurant in the desert (41:25).

Duration:01:00:54

Lena Waithe on Staying True to Herself and What Inspires Her | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 12)

7/19/2018
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Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Lena Waithe to discuss why she doesn't want people to strive to be "the next Lena Waithe" (1:35), where she gets her inspiration (21:01), and why she decided to write in a chef character in her show 'The Chi' (37:22).

Duration:00:46:42