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Full Belly Laughs Podcast

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Full Belly Laughs is a weekly improv comedy podcast focusing on food and entertaining. It's like a dinner party meets board game night. Every week host Brian Durkin discusses something related to food, drink, or entertainment with a guest or himself. Each episode ends with a party game such as Scattergories, Super Fight, or Punderdome. Featured guests include food writers, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch writers, and many more funny people. New episodes every Tuesday.

Full Belly Laughs is a weekly improv comedy podcast focusing on food and entertaining. It's like a dinner party meets board game night. Every week host Brian Durkin discusses something related to food, drink, or entertainment with a guest or himself. Each episode ends with a party game such as Scattergories, Super Fight, or Punderdome. Featured guests include food writers, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch writers, and many more funny people. New episodes every Tuesday.

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United States

Description:

Full Belly Laughs is a weekly improv comedy podcast focusing on food and entertaining. It's like a dinner party meets board game night. Every week host Brian Durkin discusses something related to food, drink, or entertainment with a guest or himself. Each episode ends with a party game such as Scattergories, Super Fight, or Punderdome. Featured guests include food writers, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch writers, and many more funny people. New episodes every Tuesday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fave Kitchen Gadgets

4/28/2020
Our Top Kitchen Gadgets and Appliances The fans of The FBL Podcast have spoken. Below is their list of favorite kitchen appliances: : Crock Pot, Air Fryer, Instant Pot, Knives, Vitamix, Refrigerator, . Real talk, the refrigerator is obvious the best kitchen appliance; however, it's unfair to really count it. Assuming that the fridge is S Tier and not necessary to list, crock pots and air fryers took the cake on our poll. People love to set it and forget it, or get frying at home with less...

Duration:00:53:30

Favorite Leafy Greens

4/21/2020
Leafy Greens Ranked We polled our fans and comedian friends, and asked them to tell us about their favorite leafy greens. The results will probably surprise you. Here is the list of the most popular leafy greens: : Arugula, Dandelion, Iceberg lettuce, Broccoli rabe, Cannibis, Spinach, Kale, Romaine, . Any other leafy green did not get enough votes to make the list above. Arugula had the most representation and diverse points for fans loving it. The surprise hit from the poll was dandelions....

Duration:00:51:09

Our Favorite Apples

4/14/2020
The Best Apples Ranked By Our Listeners The people have spoken, and they did not disappoint. According to our poll, there is the list of the best apples: : Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Macbook Pro (the laptop), Cosmic Crisp, iPhone (the device), Sweet Tango, NYC (the place), Fiona (the singer), . Overall people really valued the crunchy to chewy ratio and the crispiness to juiciness ratios when evaluating apples. Also NYC and Apple devices lack in these areas, they make up for it with...

Duration:00:52:36

Favorite Home Made Meals

4/7/2020
Home Cooked Meals Are Unique To Everyone When we polled our audience to discuss their favorite home cooked meals, it became obvious that everyone's upbringing is different. People come from different background, and that influences the food they eat. The beauty about your favorite home cooked meal is that it's not a contest. There is no best, there's just your favorite. Someone might really enjoy pig ears, but if you didn't grow up on that, then you can't appreciate it the way that person...

Duration:00:52:39

What's In Your Fridge?

3/31/2020
What To Keep In Your Fridge Ideally it would be food items you enjoy, and would want to consume. This isn't true for everyone though, so you could go the other route: buy things, put them in your fridge, and then throw them out at a later day once they expire. The former method, the one where you buy and use the stuff as intended, is our recommendation. It's also what most people do, which is good (we at least hope most people do this stuff). As far as what to keep, it really comes down to...

Duration:00:52:13

Best Pizza Toppings

3/24/2020
Fan Favorite Pizza Toppings We polled our audience, and they did not disappoint. According to our poll, these are the top pizza toppings: : Pepperoni, Extra Cheese, Sausage, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Pineapple juice, Green peppers, Onions, . Honorable mentions include meatballs, bacon, broccoli, and feta cheese. Best Pizza Toppings There's no denying the power of extra cheese and pepperoni. These are the most people toppings. Pepperoni also feels the most "pizza" of all the toppings. There's a...

Duration:00:51:54

Food That Grew On Us

3/17/2020
Food Kids Don't Like But Adults Love There are a bunch of classic food items that children can't appreciate, but are meant for a mature palette. You need to grow through some stuff, or have your body start to fail before you realize vegetables are necessary. Here's our list of the top foods and drinks that kids just don't understand. : Broccoli, Green Beans, Coffee, Salmon, Durian, Craft Beer, . The #FBLRecommendation this week is Cuccurullo Conversations. Try out the George Martorano...

Duration:00:56:56

Best Canned Food

3/10/2020
Top Ranked Canned Food There is a wide range of canned foods to choose from. It really depends on your preference and upbringing. Most of the people in our social media poll chose Chef Boyardee products, because of the nostalgia factor. Many contributors to the poll nominated niche products, like particular banned of canned tuna or fried rice. The best suggestion from a comedy perspective was the canned sandwiches. That's right. You can get a PB&J or a honey BBQ chicken sandwich right out of...

Duration:00:53:04

Brown Gravy vs Red Sauce

2/25/2020
Why Brown Gravy Is Great It's jam-packed with flavor. Considering that most meat sauces are brown gravies made from the juices of the animal, it's really not fair to compare it to red sauces. This combination of flesh with animal tears turned sauce makes brown gravy a clear winner for meat lovers. A vegetable-based dark roux is no slouch either, plus buttered noodles love them a brown bath. Considering pasta is typically a red sauce player, the egg noodle crossover is big versatility points...

Duration:00:49:45

Muffins vs Cupcakes

2/18/2020
Muffins Pros and Cons The fact that muffins can be sweet or savory is a big deal. Cupcakes do not have this type of range. You can also get away with snarfing down this sweet treat in the morning, and everyone just thinks you're eating breakfast. Try having a cupcake for dessert and HR might schedule a meeting with you. Muffin tops are also packed with flavor; however, you never want to end up with one on your body. Unlike cupcakes, you can grill these bad boys and that's a real game...

Duration:00:45:58

Good Food in New Places

2/11/2020
Finding Good Food to Eat in New Places Whenever you go to a new town, or take a road trip in a new direction, you need to be prepared. You can't count on the usual rest stops or restaurants. Brian's pro tip is to pack like you can't stop. This meant that for his trip, they were going to bring a cooler. This ensured that Brian and his girlfriend could eat food they like, without worrying about stopping in random places. As far as your final destination, do some research ahead of time. Our...

Duration:00:44:36

Chicken vs Steak

2/3/2020
Which Is Healthier: Steak or Chicken? It's really hard to say. Back in the day doctors said steak was what because it had more fat, but we've come to learn that fat doesn't make you fat. Being an American on the Wall-E program gets you plump enough to slice up and serve to other Americans. If you want to be the good phat, you need to be hip to the new science. That's when "experts" (people on YouTube) hustle their followers into lifestyles, because the "experts" have a vested interest in...

Duration:00:42:01

LA Familia

1/28/2020
Los Angeles Family Vacation If you've never been to the city, you need to do the tourist things. A lot of haters will say skip it, and they are right sometimes; however, the tourist things become tourist things because they are some of the best stuff to see/do. You can't go to Paris without at least seeing the Eiffel Tower. If you're in LA, you got to at least see the Hollywood sign. Doing this stuff with family makes it extra special, because you can share the moment with someone you love....

Duration:00:45:42

Best Flavors of Gatorade

1/21/2020
Gatorade Saves Lives Life is all about input and output. When you burn calories, you need to replenish your body with goodness. That's where Gatorade shines brighter than the sun. Nothing burns calories like sitting at home, watching TV, and ordering delivery. Getting a 2-liter of soda with that wings and pizza order will leave you drained; however, if you swap out the soda for Gatorade, well now you'll have enough energy to call for more delivery after this meal. That's the magic of this...

Duration:00:45:00

Why We Eat Spicy Food

1/14/2020
Why We Eat Spicy Food We eat spicy food because it makes us feel good. Sometimes a delicious slice of pizza isn't good enough by itself. The cheese, the tomato sauce, the carbs in the bread; screw that crap. You need something more. There is a dimension missing from that beautiful slice that would make it whole. The answer: pepper flakes. Why? Because when you add pepper flakes to pizza, then it bites back. That's how life really tastes, and that's why you can't get enough of it at 3 am...

Duration:00:51:06

Sprite vs 7 Up vs Sierra Mist

1/7/2020
Clear Soda Roundup: Sprite vs 7 Up vs Sierra Mist These are the only choices that really matter when it comes to the clear soda game. Sure you can get that signature select generic version at the local super market, but that's not a real choice. These three (Sierra Mist, 7 Up, and Sprite) are the only real choices. The general consensus is that Sprite is the best of the bunch; it was the favorite from the fans of the Full Belly Laughs Podcast. Host Brian Durkin was partial to 7 Up for the...

Duration:00:52:23

New Year's Eve Food

12/31/2019
New Year's Eve Food: Eat What You Can You need whatever fuel will keep you rocking and rolling for the end of the year festivities. It really depends on what you like to do for New Year's Eve. If you are a kick it back - chilling at home - type of person, then a big old pasta bowl might do you. If you rush home from work to doll yourself up before going out, you probably need a heavy WaWa hoagie to carry you. Food For The Soul NYE food is all about eating what makes the most sense for you....

Duration:00:49:43

Holiday Sweet Treats

12/24/2019
Treat Yo Self, Naughty or Nice Regardless of what year you had, it's time to treat yourself. Don't worry about the misguided goal of losing weight. It's time to kick back with a glass of your favorite beverage, and down some homemade cookies. Yes, sugar is a vile drug that corrupts the entire nation, but who cares! Light 8 candles and write on Jesus' Facebook wall "Happy Birthday!" Best Holiday Sweet Treats Candy canes are a classic staple of the Christmas season. But does anyone really...

Duration:00:57:49

Porcelain Fables

12/17/2019
Time to Go to the Bathroom Usually you want privacy in the bathroom, unless you are a freak. Usually you expect the bathroom to be located inside the restaurant for guests to use, but that's not always true. One this episode we recount how bathrooms come in different shapes and sizes. Not all potties are created equally, and we're here to report on this injustice. What Makes a Good Restaurant Bathroom The main thing would be having a functional bathroom. Toilet paper. Flushing toilet....

Duration:00:50:12

Frothy Bae Brunch

12/10/2019
Nic's On Beverly We really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Keep in mind they are not paying for this plug (no ads on this site ever). We just like to shout out places we enjoyed when we go about living our life. They have great eggs benedict, as well as fantastic biscuits & gravy. The real crowd pleaser was the potato gratin appetizer we ordered. The way they gratin up the potatoes is a welcomes twist, so like a lemon not a purple nurple. The Cream...

Duration:00:48:56