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"What would your last meal be?" On this James Beard Award nominee for best podcast, National Edward R. Murrow award-winning reporter Rachel Belle asks every guest this question - but that’s just the beginning! Each dish’s origins, preparation, and cultural influence are among the many stones upturned as Rachel consults chefs and culinary anthropologists, fishmongers and fry cooks on her quest to explore every facet of Your Last Meal. Episodes every two weeks. Original music by Prom Queen.
 
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Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the ice cream equivalent of Cher or Madonna: they need only be introduced by their first names. The boyhood buddies are just as well known for their activism as they are for flavors like Cherry Garcia and Chubby Hubby, unabashedly seeking equality for all on their own time and through Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavo…
 
We'll kickstart your heart when you listen to our interview with rock god Tommy Lee. Find out why Slash will never try to out party Tommy and Vince again, why he was the worst neighbor anyone could have in 1984, why he's amazed he's still among the living, and what the transition to becoming a social media star has been like. You'll feel like it's …
 
There are some rules you've got to follow. 1) Listen to our interview with Zach Galligan, star of Gremlins, which is truly one of the all time great Christmas movies. Actually, that's it. That's the only rule. But on this show you'll learn about Steven Spielberg's amazing skills at Pole Position, why a sigh got Zach the role of a lifetime, why the …
 
Comedian Cameron Esposito wants to be clear: she's not from Illinois, she's from Chicago. Specifically, Little Italy, where her Italian American family has lived and ate red sauce and melted mozzarella for generations. Cameron is sentimental about Chicago's famed Italian beef sandwich, a big, sloppy, drippy, delicious mess that she has given up for…
 
What do you do when you get fired from your job and dumped by your boyfriend? Why, you become a nanny of course, and we have the ultimate expert joining us on this podcast, Fran Drescher. Find out all about her battle with cancer and how she's helping others going through the disease, what Donald Trump was like on the set, why Mar-A-Lago is a bad p…
 
On Christmas Day 2012, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a woman in a pink top, costume jewelry and a styled coif prancing through a Florida park. A few months later the video went viral, and everyone from John Mayer to your mom's hairdresser was talking about Prancercise and its creator, Joanna Rohrback. Rohrback defines her Prancercise ex…
 
Get out of the west wing of the cabin in the woods, because we have Bradley Whitford joining us to talk all about the milestones of his career. Find out how Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise is truly the reason he got to be on The West Wing, why killing flies on stage is bad, what it's like dining with a merman at the commissary, why the po…
 
Chef and TV personality Carla Hall (The Chew, Crazy Delicious) took a long and winding road to the kitchen. She started her career as an accountant, moved on to modeling and eventually charmed Americans with her charisma and from-the-heart cooking (and her catchphrase "Hootie Hoo!") on Bravo's Top Chef. Carla's last meal is pure Americana. In fact,…
 
It's the Food + Friendship episode! Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are long-distance best friends who host the popular podcast Call your Girlfriend and co-wrote the new, best selling book Big Friendship. Just like New York City was the fifth character in Sex and the City, snacks might be the third wheel in Ann and Aminatou's friendship. After years …
 
Machete don't text. But he does do podcast interviews, and we were lucky enough to talk to Machete himself, Danny Trejo. Find out where the best place to eat after a robbery is, why you don't want to be handsome in prison, what Charles Bronson was like to work with, the economy of buying and selling plans for robberies, getting killed in movies, an…
 
Filmmaker (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry Baby) John Waters built a decades long career creating strange, sometimes grotesque, cult art that, for years, had most of America clutching its collective pearls. But in his day to day life, John craves order and embraces a bit of the mundane: he cooks almost exclusively from the now defunct Cooking Light …
 
Listening to Matthew Amster-Burton & Molly Wizenberg host the popular culinary comedy podcast 'Spilled Milk' is like eavesdropping on a giggly slumber party between two curious, well-read best friends who love to eat. Molly's last meal takes us to Oklahoma City, home of one of her favorite childhood treats: the chocolate malt at Braum's Ice Cream &…
 
Our guest has not one, but TWO Netflix specials coming out today, or should that be dos? Felipe Esparza stops by and tells us about his start in comedy, being a crack dealer for 3 hours, how he was winning roast battles before he knew what standup was, what it's like to work on The Eric Andre Show, why Gallagher once punched his burrito, and how he…
 
Woah, Stephen. Your podcast guest's cute. Shut up Matt. Remember when she was a senior and we were freshmen? We bring all you Wyld Stallyns fans an interview with Amy Stoch, who plays Missy, Bill's hot stepmom across the Bill & Ted trilogy. Find out how she got the part, what happened when she found out a third film was coming, and why Carl Reiner …
 
What do you do when you find out your parent is a supervillain? If you're Rhenzy Feliz, you run away and then star on a hit Marvel TV series about it. You might also want to appear on Teen Wolf, and then co-star in a movie alongside Carol Burnet for Netflix. He's having a good life. Find out why you shouldn't blow off school until you've started sh…
 
We are hard at work on a brand new episode of 'Your Last Meal,' but until then we are re-releasing an updated version of one of our favorite interviews with Isaac Mizrahi! Acclaimed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has it all: humor, heart and hot takes on the culinary world. He knows what he likes (Long Island beefsteak tomatoes) and what he doesn't…
 
Whose podcast is it anyway? When you get Colin Mochrie to call in, it's his. Find out about why Ryan Stiles is hard to get ahold of, how Drew Carey convinced ABC to run the show, what it's like to have to be "on" all the time, and how "the other" is the man we know, while his wife knows the real Colin, what it's like to perform at the White House, …
 
Acting and bagpipes and giraffes, oh my! This podcast has it all when we talk with Rebecca Metz, who you've seen on Better Things, Shameless, and Coop and Cami Ask the World, among other things. We learn that Rebecca went to college with Matt where they attended the same Ramones concert, why Pamela Adlon is the best person to work for, the differen…
 
François Clemmons is best known for playing Officer Clemmons on Mr Roger's Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993 and he shares the story of his life in a new book called Officer Clemmons: A Memoir. François tells James Beard Award finalist Rachel Belle about his special relationship with Fred Rogers, the first man who ever told him, "I love you." A reside…
 
Glickman, Glickman. You listen to Nacho. This loyalty that you have for your friends, it's rare in this business. But someday, it's gonna get you killed. But not by the ultimate Latin Lover himself, Luis Guzmán, because he couldn't be more gracious. He indulged our questions about his start in the business and stepping in Don Johnson's light on the…
 
Stephen! You've got to come back with me! Where? Back to the podcast studio! We have Lea Thompson all ready to do an interview. We can ask her all about sex scenes in Howard the Duck, wiping out on water skis during Jaws 3D, and of course, Back to the Future. Is anything off limits in the interview? Did they set any rules? Rules? Where we're going …
 
Danny Trejo has happily played the villain, the bad guy & the mean dude in more than 300 films. And now that he's hit his 70s he's added a new career to his incredibly diverse portfolio: restaurant owner! Danny opened Trejo's Tacos and Trejo's Coffee & Donuts in Los Angeles and was adamant about packing the menu with healthy dishes like vegan jackf…
 
One hundred seventy seven podcasts have passed. Once again, it is time for a new guest to emerge from the darkness. Throughout time, the interviews have changed, but the prize has always remained the same: the greatest podcast on the Internet. And we have the greatest comic book creator and toy maker working today, Todd McFarlane on the podcast for…
 
Actor, activist and musician, Rose McGowan, was born and raised in Italy, in what many would describe as a cult. When she moved to the United States at age 10, she said she cried, knowing her days of eating delicious Italian food were over. Rose offers up two very different versions of her last meal: one that speaks to her Italian palate, and anoth…
 
A tisk-it a task-it, I'll go tit for tat with anybody who's talking "this shit, that shit." Chris Kirkpatrick, you can get your ass kicked, but not until after you've appeared on our podcast. Oh no, this podcast *does* feature Chris Kirkpatrick, talking all things N'SYNC, including dancing in ski boots, why goggles are a great fashion accessory, an…
 
Actor and Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli's happiest childhood memories are set in her Aunt Adeline’s basement kitchen, where pots bubbled with marinara for her mom's lasagna and her nonnie stood at the counter expertly rolling out gnocchi. But her favorite meal, her most comforting meal, her last meal is a delicate Italian dish that traces ba…
 
If you decided to listen to two podcasts a day, you'd be done with our back catalog in about 90 days, which is as long as you have in the country to get married if you're here on a K-1 visa. I don't think either of our guests is going to wind up here on one, but they're both fun to talk to. We've got the husband of Baby Girl Lisa, Usman Sojaboy, wh…
 
The affection that Best Coast's singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bethany Cosentino, has for suburban chain restaurants is not ironic. A musician who's (almost) always on the road (thanks, quarantine), she finds it comforting to experience the same decor, menu and flavors no matter what city she's in. Bethany's favorite chain of all is The Cheeseca…
 
Stephen, who would totally dab on the way down if he ever fell into the Grand Canyon, asked Robbie Amell to be on the podcast, and we can't believe he fell for it. So we got to talk with the most handsome man to appear on the podcast in years about Amazon's Upload, True Jackson VP, The Flash, Code 8, and more! Make sure you know where your hard dri…
 
Finding a great interview to listen to during this quarantine is like when you find the perfect condiment to match your hair. Is this episode shorter than you expected? Perhaps. Is it fatter? no comment. Put down those roadside weeds pretending to be flowers and put on your headphones, because we have the one and only Big Ed on the show this week. …
 
Actor Laura Prepon (That 70s Show, Orange is the New Black) is the mother of two tiny children and just released a book called You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood. But in her conversation with host Rachel Belle she opens up about her own mother, who was a serious, eccentric home cook who also taught Laura how to have an eati…
 
He may be synthetic, but he's definitely not stupid. We're talking about the incredible Lance Henriksen, who has been in some of the greatest films and shows anyone has ever seen. Hear all about how he recognized that James Cameron was a genius even when working on Piranha 2, why his dream role is to play a potter, why being covered in dots is part…
 
She dressed like a barbie in a pink dress, and we weren't able to resist interviewing Chloe Veitch, the breakout star of the latest Netflix hit, Too Hot To Handle. Find out all about how she wound up on the show, what it was *really* like while filming, what she thinks of her castmates, and you'll even learn about the latest entry into the dictiona…
 
Betsey Johnson has been a fashion designer since the 1960s and her clothes are just as colorful and vivacious as the true stories in her new book, Betsey, A Memoir. From her courthouse wedding to the Velvet Underground's John Cale to years of eating nothing but Red Vines and almonds, she is the most free spirited, joyful, foul mouthed punk rock gra…
 
Everyone sounds like Meryl Streep with a gun to their head. And one person who seems intimidating enough to put a gun to your head is Jonathan Banks, who is best known as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Find out how a high school teacher shamed him into auditioning for a play to start his acting career, why an offhand remark …
 
Find out what Stephen Kramer Glickman, Mike Black, and Matt Walker have been up to during the safer at home era. Find out why every horse in the world should be scared of Stephen, why Matt dreads going back to open mics when this is all over, and how Mike has been preparing for this his entire life. Listen in to the quarantine edition of...THE NIGH…
 
Comedian Judy Gold's email signature reads "Sent while thinking about my next meal"...but what about her last meal?! A stand-up comic for nearly 40 years, Judy won two Emmy's for writing and producing The Rosie O'Donnell Show, has countless TV acting credits and, the highest honor of all, a bagel sandwich named after her at New York City's famous, …
 
Pi Ware discusses his film SKIN DEEP: THE BATTLE OVER MORGELLONS Those who claim to have Morgellons experience fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, and mysterious multi-colored fibers coming out of lesions on their skin. However, many medical professionals don’t acknowledge it as a real disease, but rather, argue that the symptoms are either self-inflic…
 
If you've got five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes to spare, you should listen to this interview with Adam Pascal, star of Rent on Broadway and on film. It only takes about five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred nanoseconds for Matt to turn it into a Star Trek conversation, but that's because Adam also wants to live long a…
 
Hello, friends! Normally we would be releasing a new episode today. But a certain pandemic, of which we will not name, has complicated things a bit. We are still working on making new episodes, because we believe it's important to take a break from the news and spend 30 minutes talking about Lucky Charms or Banoffee Pie or Chicken Katsu, but it's j…
 
SCOOOOOTTTTT!!!!! I bet you read that in Mindy Sterling's voice, and no one yells quite like she does when playing Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers trilogy. Find out all about how she got that part, what it was like staring out in Hollywood on Perfect Strangers and Family Matters, teaching improv to tons of your favorite actors, and who her (no…
 
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service) hates brunch. But heck, so did Anthony Bourdain! Host Rachel Belle explores the history of the mid-morning weekend meal and asks New Yorker writer Sadie Stein what's not to like about bottomless mimosas and Instagrammable #yolkporn. Ben is an ultramarathon runner who runs 100 mile races and, in turn…
 
Hey brah! We got Doug Sweetland, Stephen's director in the animated hit Storks on the show. How you like me now? Hah manah manah? He also worked on Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2, and Monsters Inc., which is totally true, just like my girlfriend who lives in Canada and is not made up at all. What, too much Pigeon Toady? Sorry, thought we were vibing. OK…
 
Comedian and writer Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Project) grew up on an almond farm in the northern California farming community of Yuba City, where he was forced to hunt pheasant with his dad and ate a steady diet of dishes his mom plucked from the trusty church cookbook. The centerpiece of Guy's last meal is his mom's juicy, cakey peach …
 
We classed up this joint when we visited the home of the one and only Eric Braeden, who played Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless for 40 years. We started with a Shakespearean monologue, then transitioned into learning to curse in English while moving furniture. Find out about moving from parking cars to playing Nazis on TV, all while play…
 
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