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Episode 10: Skeleton Crew

It’s the HRN news without Patrick Martins - and without Erica Wides - in a hostile takeover of the show by Mike Edison and Rachel Jacobs, who just want to talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s connection to veganism, Americans actually learning to eat better, if you’re white, and exactly how much of cheese is contraband. Meanwhile, skyscrapers are killing us, not just that one in England that melts cars; and Jack reports on the food situation in Rio as the Olympics get ever closer. Plus an...


Episode 9: Sugar and Schadenfreude

Patrick sits this one out as Mike takes over to talk about mayonnaise and schadenfreude, while Erica concludes that we need to eat less sugar and do more home-cooking. Meanwhile, it’s hot as hell, or at least as hot as the inside of a cooked chicken, and Mike is not happy about it; and Jack reports from the road on NBA addictions that aren’t drugs, but are still having negative effects. Plus and Op-Ed by Jimmy Carbone on his anti-fracking – and pro-breweries – adventures upstate.


Episode 8: Flour Fouls, Future Fish Farming, and "Flash" Fleming

The news is still without Patrick, but Mike takes the mic again, as he and Erica discuss flour fouls, AM access to alcohol, and future fish farming. Meanwhile Mike's weather report is more depressing than usual with links to summer suicide; and Jacks on the road serving up . . . sneakers? Plus an op Ed on how you can best help the hungry from JoAnn "Flash" Fleming


Episode 7: Co-Anchor Coup, Celebrity Fast Food, and Garbage Fish

Mike is back with a vengeance and has taken the co-anchor seat while Patrick is away, and he and Erica bring the stories about the regulation of tuna fishing, celebrity fast-food endorsements that make people eat garbage, and the literal garbage that fish are eating to their doom. Mike also forecasts a dark horizon for Donald Trump in the form of a wall, and Jack has a special report from Bonnaroo about basketball diets.


Episode 6: Downward Spirals and Depletion

This week on HRN News, Erica and Patrick report on how Venezuela's situation is only getting worse with the depletion of yet another resource, NYC's restaurant culture is out of control, and social media posts are sending people into self-loathing hate spirals. Meanwhile, Jack reports on sports bets and terrible food, and Mike's travels bring us the news from Milwaukee – and none of it is good. Later, an op-ed from the amazing Hunter Lu about China's problematic image. It's a problem.


Episode 5: Sweltering Spring, Venezuela Falls Short, and Michelin Chinese

Mike is back in New York but doesn't bring any better news with this sweltering, sudden heat. And Patrick and Erica bring mixed news of robots that pre-tenderize your meat, a potential Venezuelan uprising, and Michelin's first venture into China's cuisine. Jack has some good news, though, as a new NFL stadium is setting food standards that will keep you and your wallet fat. Later, an Op-Ed about the pros and cons of the no-tip policy in restaurants from a veteran HRN host, JoAnn "Flash"...


Episode 4: Murican Beer, Japanese Fish, and Madagascar Vanilla

This week on HRN News, co-anchors Patrick and Erica bring the stories of stagnant vanilla production, how age is changing the Japanese diet, and why beer is about to get a lot more – or is it less? – American. Meanwhile, Mike's stuck in L.A. and can't find his way out through the fog, and Jack schools us all on the importance of Steph Curry's cooking dance and what it means for Ayesha Curry. Later, an Op-Ed from Chef Emily Peterson, host of Sharp & Hot, about the real meaning of success in...


Episode 3: The Biggest Loser, New York Honey, and We've Got Beef with Steroids

Patrick returns this week on HRN News to report on the net loss for The Biggest Loser winner, and Erica talks about another reason to avoid HFC, but a good reason to substitute with New York honey; plus, the Mike's San Francisco bound and still has nothing good to say, and Jack's beefed-up about beef on steroids. Later, a special Op-Ed from Tech Bites host Jen Leuzzi on why you shouldn't order in.


Episode 2: Arsenic and Old Rice, Ugly Is Beautiful, and Predator Becomes Prey

This week on HRNN, Jack keeps the the co-anchor chair warm for Patrick as we report on how rice's trace arsenic is affecting babies, why apple scabs are actually amazing, and a follow-up on last week's sushi news and what you should eat instead; plus, the good and bad of May's weird weather (mostly bad), and Kobe Bryant's epic sign-off thanks to his epic diet. Later, Erica's Op-Ed reveals the secrets of the mysterious KFC press conference.


Episode 1: Tuna Crisis, Legal Weed, and FAT

On this inaugural episode of HRN News, our crack team examines how your favorite sushi might be endangered, Canada's cannabis politics, and why your memory might be linked with fat. Plus, a look at the climate's effect on beer price, and the treats to look forward to at the Olympic games. Later, Erin Fairbanks gives an Op-Ed about the sad state of politics and food policy. Tune in for your weekly serving of food news!