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Eat Your Heart Out

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Eat Your Heart Out is a podcast exploring snack culture that blossomed in 90's American suburbia. Hosted by husband/wife Eric and Ashley Morgan, along with fellow junk food fiend April Vahey, the trio eats and discusses those nostalgic snacks from our childhood along with what's currently hanging on store shelves.


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Eat Your Heart Out is a podcast exploring snack culture that blossomed in 90's American suburbia. Hosted by husband/wife Eric and Ashley Morgan, along with fellow junk food fiend April Vahey, the trio eats and discusses those nostalgic snacks from our childhood along with what's currently hanging on store shelves.






Episode 13: 🇺🇸 Red, White, and Blueberry

The lineup: 1. Mtn Dew Liberty Brew 2. Heinz Mayochup 3. Heinz Mayocue 4. Heinz Mayomust 5. Heinz Kranch 6. Trader Joe's Patio Potato Chips 7. Pop Tarts Red White & Blueberry 8. Trader Joe's Bloody Mary Salsa 9. Skittles America Mix 10. Oreo Marshmallow Moon


Episode 12: ☕️ Villainous Vegans

The lineup: 1. Hostess K-Cups flavors (Twinkies, Snoballs, Honey Bun, Ding Dongs) 2. Villian Coffee Company - Matheson Money East African Heirloom Roast 3. Move That Dough Baking Co. donuts 4. Reddi-wip Vegan Coconut straight out of the can 5. OMG ALCHEMY Lions Mane Mushroom Jerky 6. Matchless Coffee Soda 7. Fonta Flora Brewing Holla'gram iced mocha-style coffee beer Special Guest: Katie Napolitano.


Episode 11: Potpourri

A grab bag episode where we try all the special edition snacks April has hoarded in her pantry over the last 3 weeks. Her husband was about to light them on fire if we didn't get them out there. Many highs and lows on this one. We have my all-time top most favorite candy: Circus Peanuts. But also some straight Rap Snack ripoff Lay's "Remix" potato chips that scorch our precious eating holes. On this episode: * Circus Peanuts * Kellogs Peeps Cereal * Cap'n Crunch Chocolatey Berry Crunch * Hostess Donettes: Carrot Cake 🤮 * Dove White Chocolate Carrot Cake Chocolates (that's really the name) * M&M's White Chocolate Marshmallow * Lay's Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese * Lay's Wavy Electric Lime Sea Salt * Lay's Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle Remix 🌶


Episode 10: CLT Edition

We take a tasty jaunt around our favorite local guilty pleasures with master Charlottean, Erin Breeden. April starts rubbing her thighs vigorously in an attempt to deal with euphoric pallet overload. Ashley forgets that Amanda was our first guest. Eric almost forgot to record the episode. Let's dive in! Courses: * Bojangles' Bo's Special Sauce * Le's Sandwiches Banh Mi * Viva Chicken's Aji Amarillo Sauce * Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese Royal * Suárez Bakery's donut * Amelie's Salted Caramel Brownie * Smelly Cat's Fruity Pebble Crispy Treat * NoDa Brewing's Jam Session & Coco Loco Erin Breeden is Cheif Relations Officer at Advent Coworking and a true treasure to the local Charlotte community as an entrepreneur, writer, and her just general magnetic presence at any and all the coolest local events. She is launching the Advent Coworking Podcast on May 22nd where she'll be talking with guest from the community who are not just thinking outside the box but are redefining it. Special Guest: Erin Breeden.


Episode 9: Have we Peeped?

Peeps - Fruit Punch Peeps - Cotton Candy Peeps - Pancakes & Syrup Cadbury Creme Egg Cookie Nerds jelly Beans Weird ass Russell Stover eggs that made me puke.


Episode 8: Saucy Boy

Saucy boy My such eyes Fax me You are gay Swipe right One of these is not a real message printed on Sweathearts brand Valentine's Day candy hearts. Tune in to find out. Also find out what local radio station we trash.


Episode 7: Spicy Candy

We sample a selection of this season's hottest trend: spicy candy. Starburst Sweet Heat Skittles Sweet Heat Sour Patch Kids Fire Warheads 'Hotheads' Extreme Heat Worms Warheads 'Hotheads' Tropical Extreme Heat Worms Nerds Mango Chili Plus a couple bonus candies from our recent trips. April, appropriately, sweats through her sweatshirt. Infant podcaster EP shows off her brand new crawling skills around the studio floor. We were so close to keeping this one under an hour 🤷‍♀️


Episode 6: Cereal, Killer

Cereal is a podcast from this American life (sorry Sarah Koenig but cereal is more American than Serial so I'm stealing your elevator pitch). Cereal tells one story - a true story - over the first course of the day, breakfast. Quite literally the Morning Star, cereal follows a hauntingly similar plot arch to that of Lucifer. From humble beginnings created during radical religious-based dietary movements of the latter half of the 1800s, cereal has fallen from a healthy alternative to the "evils of coffee" and overindulgence of morning sausage consumption to a primary sugar blasted processed grain barely considered food. Join us as we try the worst junk cereals of 2018.


Episode 5: Holiday Snack Sack Pt. 2

Part 2 of our Holiday Special. We try a disgusting Peppermint Twinkie, classic Christmas Tree Cakes, another Oreo variant (😅), and wash it all down with our pod favorite...Cheerwine Holiday Punch! We also discuss the etymology of localized sprinkle lingo. Post-pod research, it turns out 'Jimmies' probably isn't an euphemism -- but the urban legend has become implanted enough that it's probably best to avoid the term. We've included the Snopes link in the show notes which inspects the origin of the word (and sprinkles itself) and provides great historical context. Oh and our special guest Amanda gave up at some point in the episode. TOO MUCH SNACK. Special Guest: Amanda Price Rone.


Episode 4: Holiday Snack Sack Pt. 1

The holiday season brings our first guest, Amanda Price Rone, who was nice enough to let us force feed her junk food on her stateside visit. Amanda teaches at a school in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar and my guess on how her post-xmas interactions with students go... Students: Amanda, how was your trip back to America? Amanda: I ate my weight in Twinkies and Christmas Tree Cakes. Students: This tracks. 🇺🇸 Part 2 will drop tomorrow (Friday, Dec 20). Special Guest: Amanda Price Rone.


Episode 3: Induced by Oreos

Oreo Biscuit Oreo Sandwich Oreo Crème Sandwich Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Chaos -- Even Nabisco's naming roadmap for America's favorite cookie can't escape the Second Law of Thermodynamics. We attempt to break the the Guiness Record for blood viscocity as we try a dozen different Oreo variants. This was a tough one to power through. Only made worse by how many Oreos we had to take home after the episode. Also, April rails on vegans. Please send any and all comments to her personal email:


Episode 2: Of Lay's & Leakage

Before the first episode of EYHO: Eric: Should we censor any bad language for this podcast? April: Yeah maybe let's not cuss since our families may listen to this. During Episode #2: April says 'anal leakage' approx 17 times The above recount of our short-lived existence as a family-friendly podcast can also be used as an analogy for Lay's alternative flavor strategy. Starting innocently enough with the first variant 'Sour Cream & Onion' in the 70's to the peculiarly named 'Numb & Spicy Hot Pot'. Join us as we talk about and try a wide array of American's favorite snack, the Lay's Potato Chip. Also April goes off on vegans. Please send all feedback to


Episode 1: Getting Pumpkin Spice Out of the Way

WE'RE HERE Just a few snack fiends who decided to start a podcast to build a biweekly excuse to eat the worst food we can find. Growing through adolescence in the 90's, we were subject to the pinnacle of the junk food onslaught on America's youth. No doubt a non-trivial agent in shaping our adult minds -- primarily through sugar highs and a barrage of dental visits. On our first episode, we dig into the PSL scene storming through October. Probably good to get this one out of the way early, because I pretty much can't stand the grocer aisles lined with pumpkin spice everything this time of year. So join us on a nostalgic ride down America's best of food's worst.