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Episode 250: Nerdist Podcast
Alton Brown
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Nerdist Podcast: Alton Brown

Alton Brown sits down with Matt and Chris to talk all things food and cooking! They also talk about Doctor Who, of course, and how Alton flies his own planes!

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  1. Chassidy says:

    Damn, I wish I could think of sonemhitg smart like that!

  2. Mark Kane says:

    Been a big AB fan since the first good eats. Mixing a little science with a little culinary skill with a lot of humor got me into the kitchen and I never looked back.

    Suggestion – Home BBQ and DIY smokers. I have built a couple of small rigs and would love to know more about it.

  3. Chuck Kurtz says:

    Listen to your podcast all the time. I decided to try your recipe for peanut brittle. It was a failure. This was your all sugar recipe on food network. Could not get the amber color. Any tips?

  4. cheryl loper says:

    I listened to the podcast that gave instructions on how to make cranberry sauce. I was so excited to serve it to my daughters on Thanksgiving. I made a really big deal that it was “Alton Brown’s recipe” like you personally called me with it or something. I wanted to present on a crisp, white plate and put it on the table next to all the other dishes. I DID notice it was dark in color, but thought maybe there was something in the honey I bought from the local Mullet Festival this fall that made it turn dark. Plus, the lights were low. My daughters (13 and 16) said, “it looks, well, DARK!” Like black beans!” I poo-pooed, it, until I licked the lid of the container (which was the same kind of the container I stored the cranberry sauce). It was black beans. Sitting atop a crisp white plate in the middle of the Thanksgiving table. Let’s just say, after the laughter stopped, the Alton Brown cranberry sauce was thoroughly enjoyed.

  5. Brett says:

    I’m really enjoying the The Alton Browncast. I’ve Been listening religiously since its debut. I do have a few small suggestions that might make for a better sounding show. Feel free to tell me to STFU, but I hear quite a bit of mouth noise and a chronically whistling nostril throughout all the content. Mr. Brown might want to try a foam sock or pop filter to reduce these sounds. Also muting his mic while the guest is speaking would help eliminate the extraneous heavy breathing that’s quite audible.I also hear many rough edits that could be smoothed out. In addition to this the overall sound of the podcast is thin and trebly. I’m not sure what mics or preamps he’s using but the sound should be a little rounder and fuller. For a guy who’s as meticulous and precise as Alton Brown I feel that technically the Browncast falls a bit short of his high standards. These are just some suggestions. Love the Browncast!

  6. Rich says:

    Alton, I just found your podcast, and I’m glad I did. I just finished listening to the episode with Keith Schroder. Good stuff.

    I, like many I’m sure, love the way you bring science into the kitchen, and was quite sad to see Good Eats end. But life does go on, and I look forward to your next big thing.

    I think my dream would be to go flying with you. I’m one of those guys who has had a Sport Pilot Student Certificate in his wallet for years, but hasn’t had the chance (read: money) to exercise it. I’m in EAA Chapter 690, and enjoy being one of the ground crew volunteers for the Young Eagles program, which our chapter is very proud of, and often when I’m out at KLZU I hope (knowing it won’t happen) that maybe I’ll bump into you. 😉

    Anyway, glad to have found your podcast, and look forward to hearing more of it! Thanks!

  7. Trevor says:

    $75 pig roast plans please Alton! The world is ready!

  8. Sydney says:

    So, you beg Mr. Brown to come on, and then you allow really disgusting comments like that to be published. Stay classy, Nerdist.

  9. markus says:

    $75 pig roast thing was a very good idea – food network sucks for not letting this on the air….

  10. Torye says:

    Why it ok for Apple to use Android ideas? Because a patent is a patent and something that’s not patented can be, as you put it, “made better”. I’m glad you pay attention.