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Season 4, Episode 5

Baked Goodies

Michael McKean throws the carb-free diet out the window and uncovers the stories behind our favorite baked goodies. He starts by revealing that cupcakes are edible equations and explaining how the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war. Michael then follows a trail of crumbs all the way to the bakery where he finds there's something in the air when it comes to San Francisco sourdough bread.

Thursday
Oct 10
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Dip it Good

Cozy up with a bowl of chips because host Michael McKean has the scoop on our favorite dips! He'll discover that guacamole wouldn't be good without a mailman, queso almost started a civil war and chocolate fountains are full of physics.

Saturday
Oct 12
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 12

Vegas, Baby!

Host Michael McKean has a date with Lady Luck and is ready to go all-in on some tempting Vegas eats! He'll find out how prime rib lured us all to Sin City, why prohibition poured us all a shrimp cocktail and whether there's a satisfying strategy to beating a buffet.

Saturday
Oct 12
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

War and Peace

Michael McKean gets caught in the middle of some culinary conflicts as he uncovers some very delicious details. He solves the Cuban Missile Crisis with chop suey, runs the redcoats out with cornbread and keeps the peace with a little kimchi. No matter which side you stand on, these are all dishes worth fighting for!

Saturday
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 14

Play with Your Food

Michael McKean turns our plates into a playground as he finds out the stories behind some famously fun foods! He'll spell out a solution to the Great Depression using alphabet soup, keep the doctor away with gummy bears and find out how the bento box ditched its suit and tie for the sandbox.

Saturday
Oct 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

I'm Stuffed

Michael McKean goes on a spectacular journey of some super stuffed foods. Find out if bao are good enough to save our necks, if toasted ravioli are a big stuffed lie and whether knishes could once land you in jail. Loosen your belt and settle in because these stories are definitely stuffed to the gills!

Thursday
Oct 17
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 7

Dishes in Disguise

All is not what it seems as Michael McKean reveals the truth behind dishes in disguise. He uncovers what it took to make turducken tick, how it takes more than magic to get soup inside soup dumplings and how cake and pie have come together in order to save the world.

Thursday
Oct 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Finger Foods

Put down your fork and get ready to pick up some amazing finger food facts! Michael McKean has things handled, finding out how appetizers found their footing during Prohibition, that a king turned tapas into a tableside treat and why food could really use your hands.

Thursday
Oct 17
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 9

Gadgets and Gizmos

Michael McKean has gadgets and gizmos a'plenty, and he's ready to show them all off! Discover that waffle irons were once incredible artists and the stand mixer almost went overboard, and find out why refrigerators would have been left out in the cold if it wasn't for good ole' beer.

Thursday
Oct 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Sacred Chow

Host Michael McKean enlightens us on a few divine dining delights. He finds out why we should we be handing out cake instead of candy on Halloween. Then McKean discovers that Valentine's Day candy hearts were once used as medicine. Later he figures out whether Corned Beef can really bring any Irish luck on St. Patrick's Day. Saints or sinners, this episode's foods are truly sacred.

Saturday
Oct 19
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 16

Fire in the Hole

Michael McKean fans the flames of some fiery hot foods! He discovers that flaming-hot vindaloo may have once been far less combustable, wasabi isn't always what it seems and that jerk chicken is good at keeping ghosts away.

Saturday
Oct 19
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 18

Tea Time

Michael McKean has his pinkie out because it's tea time! He's discovering espionage may have bagged us English breakfast, the egg salad sandwich has some complicated chemistry and that matcha tea may be pulling a fast one.

Saturday
Oct 19
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 19

Into the Wild

Michael McKean finds his bearings and heads out into the wild blue yonder! On this appetizing adventure, he'll discover if a classic cobbler helped Lewis and Clark, whether Girl Scout Cookies can save the planet and if urban foraging can help us all feel happier.

Saturday
Oct 19
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Sacred Chow

Host Michael McKean enlightens us on a few divine dining delights. He finds out why we should we be handing out cake instead of candy on Halloween. Then McKean discovers that Valentine's Day candy hearts were once used as medicine. Later he figures out whether Corned Beef can really bring any Irish luck on St. Patrick's Day. Saints or sinners, this episode's foods are truly sacred.

Thursday
Oct 24
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 12

Vegas, Baby!

Host Michael McKean has a date with Lady Luck and is ready to go all-in on some tempting Vegas eats! He'll find out how prime rib lured us all to Sin City, why prohibition poured us all a shrimp cocktail and whether there's a satisfying strategy to beating a buffet.

Thursday
Oct 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

War and Peace

Michael McKean gets caught in the middle of some culinary conflicts as he uncovers some very delicious details. He solves the Cuban Missile Crisis with chop suey, runs the redcoats out with cornbread and keeps the peace with a little kimchi. No matter which side you stand on, these are all dishes worth fighting for!

Thursday
Oct 24
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 14

Play with Your Food

Michael McKean turns our plates into a playground as he finds out the stories behind some famously fun foods! He'll spell out a solution to the Great Depression using alphabet soup, keep the doctor away with gummy bears and find out how the bento box ditched its suit and tie for the sandbox.

Thursday
Oct 24
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Baked Goodies

Michael McKean throws the carb-free diet out the window and uncovers the stories behind our favorite baked goodies. He starts by revealing that cupcakes are edible equations and explaining how the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war. Michael then follows a trail of crumbs all the way to the bakery where he finds there's something in the air when it comes to San Francisco sourdough bread.

Saturday
Oct 26
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

What's for Dessert

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert! From cake to pie to banana splits, our favorite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped America in extraordinary ways. We travel back in time to find out how cake gave rise to democracy in America. We reveal the sweet truth about why ice cream topped with syrup is called a sundae. And we find out if anything really is more American than apple pie. Save room for dessert as we discover some tasty truths and some mouthwatering myths hidden in every decadent bite!

Saturday
Oct 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

The Kitchen of Good and Evil

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.

Saturday
Oct 26
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 4

Wicked Good

Michael McKean celebrates Halloween by investigating dishes that are so good they're downright wicked! He's uncovering rhubarb pie's paranormal proclivities and does a background check on ramen with its racy rap sheet. Next on this menu of devious delights, Michael dips into a pot of fondue to reveal its ties to a criminal cartel.

Saturday
Oct 26
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 15

Bon Appetit

Michael McKean is all berets and baguettes as he digs into a few of France's most fantastic feasts. He crosses the pond to see if crepes could nearly kill a king, if coq au vin was once quite colloquial and if the curve in croissants can slow our roll!

Saturday
Nov 2
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 22

My Kind of Town

Michael McKean is taking us on a wild ride through the Windy City. He's going to determine if Chicago deep dish is definitely pizza, if brownies are just fancy fair food and he'll shed some light on saganaki's flames.

Saturday
Nov 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
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Saturday
Nov 2
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 24

Layers of Flavors

Host Michael McKean layers it on thick as he digs into lovely layered feasts! He'll find out if club sandwiches were once for members only, how tiramisu tried to take coffee's job and why London may lay claim to lasagna.

Saturday
Nov 2
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 15

Bon Appetit

Michael McKean is all berets and baguettes as he digs into a few of France's most fantastic feasts. He crosses the pond to see if crepes could nearly kill a king, if coq au vin was once quite colloquial and if the curve in croissants can slow our roll!

Thursday
Nov 7
12pm | 11c