JUN 21-23, 2024

Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the two-time James Beard and Webby Award-winning creator and host of The Sporkful. He launched the podcast in 2010 after getting laid off from six radio jobs in eight years. At that point he knew he had to either find a way to make a living making a podcast, or go to law school.

In 2021 Dan released cascatelli, a new pasta shape that he invented. The shape went viral, and was eventually named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year. (It's now in stores across the country and available online, along with two other shapes he collaborated with the pastamaker Sfoglini to produce.) Dan told the story of his three-year quest to create cascatelli in a series on The Sporkful called Mission: ImPASTAble, which the New York Times named one of 10 Best Podcasts of 2021.

In March 2024 Dan released his first cookbook, Anything's Pastable: 81 Inventive Pasta Recipes For Saucy People. Read more about the book and preorder it here. The launch will be accompanied by a multi-part Sporkful podcast series about the making of the book, and followed by a multi-city U.S. tour.

Dan is also the creator and host of Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong and a contributor to NPR and Milk Street Radio. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Radiolab, Guy's Grocery Games, NPR's Morning Edition, WTF with Marc Maron, Planet Money, Beat Bobby Flay, Freakonomics Radio, and more. Prior to launching The Sporkful Dan was a producer and reporter at NPR, SiriusXM, and Air America Radio. He lives outside New York City with his wife and two daughters.

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