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Ep77: Hungry for Zombies!

12/2/2018
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In episode 77, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Tom Greene about zombies! After some zombie history, Chuck and Tom talk about zombie movies, which of course includes George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead. Tom offers recommendations for zombie movies and books, including The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. Tell us...

Duration:00:58:42

Ep76: Hungry for Pickles!

11/16/2018
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In episode 76, Chuck talks about pickles! Pickles have been around for a very, very long time. Here’s a spoiler alert: Other things, besides cucumbers, can be pickled! And it turns out that pickled things have been mentioned in previous episodes! Chuck does not like rollmops! Do you? If not, tell Chuck about the pickles...

Duration:00:16:22

Ep75: Hungry for Reading!

11/2/2018
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In episode 75, Chuck sits down with return guest Mary Catherine (Britty) Pastoret to talk about reading! And this time around, Chuck actually shuts his mouth long enough to let Britty talk! Britty remembers growing up with her dad reading to her. Chuck remembers Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) in elementary school. A few books and...

Duration:01:02:55

Ep74: Hungry for Battlestar Galactica!

10/16/2018
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In episode 74, Chuck talks about Battlestar Galactica! Chuck watched the original Battlestar Galactica TV series when he was a kid. Chuck wanted to be a Viper pilot when he was a kid. Chuck didn’t get into the later TV series starring Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama. Tell Chuck which Battlestar Galactica series you...

Duration:00:22:01

Ep73: Hungry for Seattle!

10/2/2018
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In episode 73, Chuck sits down with return guest Maggie Connell to talk about Seattle! There’s more to Seattle than rain and salmon. This port city is also home to Pike Place Market, Amazon, and a certain coffee company. Maggie spent a few days in Seattle recently, and she visited the Space Needle and the...

Duration:01:02:38

Ep72: Hungry for Drop-In Characters!

9/16/2018
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In episode 72, Chuck talks about drop-in characters! These characters are usually best friends and/or neighbors who drop-in often on the main/title character(s). Chuck was a drop-in character when he was younger. Anyone else? Some of these drop-in characters have been mentioned in previous episodes: Ed Norton, Rhoda Morgenstern, and Phyllis Lindstrom. Chuck was originally...

Duration:00:13:33

Ep71: Hungry for Florida!

9/2/2018
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In episode 71, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Alan Kurtzweg about Florida! Florida’s nickname is The Sunshine State, but there’s plenty of rain, lightning, and hurricanes, too. There’s more to enjoying Florida than visiting its theme parks. Chuck is worried about alligators and he’s heard about the sinkholes in Florida, so he’s wary of...

Duration:01:09:56

Ep70: Hungry for John Mulaney!

8/16/2018
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In episode 70, Chuck talks about John Mulaney! John Mulaney is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who was born and raised in Chicago. He was a writer for and has hosted Saturday Night Live. He helped create Bill Hader’s recurring character Stefon! John Mulaney had an eponymous sitcom, but it was no Seinfeld....

Duration:00:14:37

Ep69: Hungry for Phil Hartman!

8/2/2018
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In episode 69, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Gabriella Van Leuven about Phil Hartman! You might remember Phil Hartman’s wonderful characters on Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. Before those shows, Phil Hartman performed with The Groundlings where he met Paul Reubens and helped develop Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman character. Chuck and Gabriella also talk...

Duration:01:16:02

Ep68: Hungry for Potato Salad!

7/16/2018
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In episode 68, Chuck talks about potato salad! Chuck loves this side dish, and would you believe the main ingredient is potatoes! This picnic favorite is originally from Germany and spread across Europe before making its way to the colonies. Beyond the German and American versions, there are Japanese, Mexican, and Peruvian versions, among others....

Duration:00:11:55

Ep67: Hungry for Absolutely Fabulous!

7/2/2018
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In episode 67, Chuck sits down with return guest Mary Catherine (Britty) Pastoret to talk about Absolutely Fabulous! Chuck and Britty love this Britcom based on a sketch from French and Saunders. Each episode of Ab Fab follows Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone as they go about their absolutely fabulous lives. Tell us about your...

Duration:00:54:03

Ep66: Hungry for Ricky Gervais!

6/16/2018
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In episode 66, Chuck talks about Ricky Gervais! Ricky Gervais is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, director, producer, and singer. He has created and starred in several successful Britcoms: The Office, Extras, and Derek. Ricky has hosted The Golden Globe Awards four times and has appeared and acted on several television shows in the...

Duration:00:20:17

Ep65: Hungry for Fast Food!

6/2/2018
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In episode 65, Chuck talks over-the-phone with return guest Laurie Fieffer about fast food! Fast food has been around a long time, and today we have a wide variety of fast food restaurants to choose from. Chuck and Laurie talk about their earliest fast food memories and some of their favorites. Regional fast food and...

Duration:01:19:45

Ep64: Hungry for Jeopardy!

5/16/2018
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In episode 64, Chuck talks about Jeopardy! The original version of this classic game show debuted on March 30, 1964. The host of the original Jeopardy! was Art Fleming, and the announcer was Don Pardo. The syndicated version of Jeopardy! premiered in 1984 and since then, the host has been Alex Trebek, and the announcer...

Duration:00:24:11

Ep63: Hungry for Punk Rock!

5/2/2018
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In episode 63, Chuck sits down with return guest John Swinford to talk about punk rock! Chuck and John discuss what punk rock is and its origins. The Ramones, The Clash, and the Sex Pistols are a few of the bands that were in the first wave of punk rock. John talks about some of...

Duration:00:54:37

Ep62: Hungry for Grits!

4/16/2018
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In episode 62, Chuck talks about grits! This southern tradition is made from dried, ground corn. Chuck usually has his with cheese mixed in. Grits helped to make the sitcom Alice a hit! Grits helped save lives in My Cousin Vinny, and they were used as retribution in Madea’s Family Reunion. Let Chuck know how...

Duration:00:11:15

Ep61: Hungry for Aviation!

4/2/2018
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In episode 61, Chuck sits down with Bill McKeown to talk about Aviation! This episode takes off with a brief history of Aviation. Then several in-flight movies are enjoyed and compared to their real-world counterparts. Chuck and Bill bring the episode in for a landing with customer service and passenger failures. Let Chuck and Bill...

Duration:01:12:11

Ep60: Hungry for St. Patrick’s Day!

3/16/2018
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In episode 60, Chuck talks about St. Patrick’s Day! It’s that time of year, on and around March 17, when everyone’s Irish! St. Patrick was a real dude who lived in Ireland in the 5th century. To celebrate his life’s work, there are parades, festivals, and wearing of the green all over the world! There...

Duration:00:12:45

Ep59: Hungry for Ireland!

3/2/2018
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In episode 59, Chuck sits down with return guest Tom Kearney to talk about Ireland! At the time of recording this episode, Tom has been to Ireland no less than 6 times! Chuck and Tom discuss Ireland’s history, some of its food and drink offerings, and Irish pub culture. And Tom advises visitors to ask...

Duration:01:13:12

Ep58: Hungry for The Honeymooners!

2/16/2018
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In episode 58, Chuck talks about The Honeymooners! The Honeymooners is a sitcom that ran for one season, from 1955 to 1956, also referred to as the “Classic 39.” But before that it was a recurring sketch on Cavalcade of Stars and The Jackie Gleason Show. The main characters are bus driver Ralph Kramden and...

Duration:00:19:51