Food: Fact Or Fiction

September 2017
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Season 2 Episode 13 - Carnie Knowledge

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Step right up, as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.
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Season 2 Episode 12 - State Fare

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Host Michael McKean takes a road trip around the US to uncover the stories behind our favourite state plates, including what baked Alaska has to do with Alaska, who put the Big Apple in New York cheesecake and if the California roll is from California, Japan, or Canada.
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Season 2 Episode 11 - Up In The Air

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Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favourite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific reason you may not love airline food, why hungry astronauts tend to float over to spicy shrimp and how a corned beef sandwich could sabotage a space mission.
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Season 2 Episode 10 - Eat Your Words

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Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really so cool about cucumbers and if you can literally butter someone up.
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Season 2 Episode 9 - The Kitchen Of Good And Evil

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Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's spirits were put there by witches, if the pretzel is pious or if its story is full of twists and if the heavenly-tasting angel food cake is really just a little devil.
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Season 2 Episode 8 - Thanksgiving Winners

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Michael McKean gives thanks for favourite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.
August 2017
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Season 2 Episode 7 - Breadly Combinations

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Michael McKean opens up a sandwich discussion and cuts the crust off some deli-cut issues. He finds out if the sandwich was actually named after a guy named sandwich, the correct name for an Italian sandwich and if the burrito is on the docket of sandwich court.
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Season 2 Episode 6 - Eat To Win

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Michael McKean goes to bat finding out how our favourite stadium goods got tickets to the big leagues. Michael traces the football tailgate to a Civil War battlefield, shows how important the hot dog is to baseball's existence, and uncovers how the difficult-to-eat nachos became a stadium standard.
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Season 2 Episode 5 - Hungry Eyes

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Host Michael McKean chases rainbows to explain how our food's colour can leave us tickled pink or feeling blue. Michael uncovers if cheddar cheese is really orange and if colour can cause a taste bud blackout. Miss this golden opportunity to find out, and you may be left green with envy.
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Season 2 Episode 4 - Power Couples

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Michael McKean takes a look at how some favourite food combinations got hitched. He traces the origins of peanut butter and jelly to the trenches of the Second World War, sees how spaghetti and meatballs went from Italy to America and finds out if chicken and waffles met after a late-night jazz set.
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