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Season 3, Episode 10

Sounds Delicious

On this episode, Host Michael McKean sounds off on how a little sizzle can sell a lot of Fajitas and why we should slurp our noodles like their taste depends on it. And when it comes time to order, loud noise could land you in burger heaven. Listen carefully, because your food is talking, and you definitely want to hear what it has to say.

Tuesday
Sep 18
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

Taste of War

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we put food on the frontlines of war and discover how some of history's most epic battles were decided by what we eat. Did Frozen Dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? We dig into some fascinating food fights and discover how our appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.

Tuesday
Sep 18
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Breakfast

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we reveal the truth behind the most important meal of the day. From coffee to pancakes to bacon, we'll find out how some sneaky marketing ploys and acts of sin have shaped what we eat for breakfast in America. Does coffee really stunt your growth? Is the recipe for flapjacks rooted in sin? We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who said that and is it really true? Get ready to wake up and smell the facts as we discover how our morning meals have come to taste so sinfully delicious.

Tuesday
Sep 18
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 6

Hungry for Love

In the episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we dig into the heart of food and love. Chocolate and romance go hand in hand, but is this love affair really backed up by chemistry? Couples today can't tie the knot without saying "I do" to their dream wedding cake, but did this tradition actually begin with a baguette? There's nothing like keeping the spark alive by sharing some sensual oysters with your sweetheart, but are oysters really an aphrodisiac? We get the dish on our favorite romantic recipes and find out if it's really true love or just a fictional fling.

Tuesday
Sep 18
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Nifty Fifties

It's a blast from the past as Host Michael McKean clues us in on some fabulous 50s favorites. Hop in the hot rod and find out if jiggly Gelatin was the original way to keep up with the Jones's, how Meatloaf was a cut above the rest, and why Deviled Eggs may just be the greatest treat the church ever pulled. Whether you're a greaser or a grease fire, these stories will light you up!

Saturday
Sep 22
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 5

Name That Dish

Don't forget to bring some form of ID because host Michael McKean gets the scoop on some famous dishes that were named after actual people. He finds out that Bananas Foster was created out of corruption, the Caesar Salad started a family feud, and that Fettucine Alfredo was once used as mouthwatering medicine.

Saturday
Sep 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Bloodlines

Host Michael McKean sorts out the problematic pedigrees of some of our favorite foods. We'll find out if German Chocolate cake is iced with a grammatical error, if the real father of the French Dip will please stand up, and if English Muffins were spawned from some star-spangled batter. When it comes to the birth certificates of these deceptive dishes, make sure you read the fine print.

Saturday
Sep 22
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Disastrous Dishes

Grab your flashlights and duct tape because host Michael McKean uncovers the truth behind the world's greatest edible emergencies. He discovers how a massive blackout in New York City led to the decadent Blackout Cake, that Tapioca pudding is no good at puddin' out fires, and that a tidal wave of sweet molasses nearly broke Boston.

Saturday
Sep 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Shape Of Things

Great ready for some mealtime mathematics! Host Michael McKean cracks open the old geometry book and studies the shapes of some of our favorite foods. He discovers that a pasta's figure is hiding a culinary code, that the pattern on a pineapple may unlock the mysteries of the universe, and that a chocolate's shape can transform its taste. Put down your fork and grab a ruler because today's menu has some mouthwatering math.

Tuesday
Sep 25
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 12

Diner Delights

Nothing could be finer than hanging with Host Michael McKean at a diner. Grab your greasy spoon and see how the milkshake got mixed up with home appliances, the Cobb Salad became a Hollywood icon, and why Salisbury Steak may be your one-way ticket to a better body. Forget all pre-conceived notions and give these blue-plate specials a spin.

Tuesday
Sep 25
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Rainbow Connections

Somewhere over the rainbow, Host Michael McKean's dreams come true as he discovers some of our tastiest technicolor treats. He traces the origins of multi-colored macarons to some nuns on the run, reveals that a rainbow bagel may be a logo for love, and finds out that a colorful counterculture put the "smooth" in smoothie.

Tuesday
Sep 25
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 14

Street Foods

Host Michael McKean flexes his street food, street smarts. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we discover the explosive history of tacos, see how shish kebobs forged an edible empire, and find out why ice-cream didn't feel at home until it met the cone. So strap on your most comfortable eating shoes and get ready to pound the pavement.

Tuesday
Sep 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Crime Biters

Host Michael McKean takes a bite out of crime and investigates how some of our favorite foods got mixed up with the law. He finds out why cheese is the most stolen food on the planet, that citrus has some bitter ties to the mafia, and that a hamburger can land you in the big house. You have the right to remain silent, but anything you eat, can and will be held against you.

Tuesday
Sep 25
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 16

Wedding Chows

Join Host Michael McKean and Say 'I do' to Italian Wedding soup as we learn its maiden name, find out why cookies object to wedding cake, and learn how Italian Beefs might once have brought a few cops to your reception. These wonderful wedding chows are indeed timeless.

Tuesday
Sep 25
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Takeaway

If you don't feel like cooking tonight, host Michael McKean gets the scoop on your favorite Take-Out dishes. He discovers that Pad Thai may have saved an entire nation, that pizza delivery is fit for a queen, and that General Tso was anything but a chicken. Turn off the oven and grab a stack of menus, because these stories will be delivered in 30 minutes or less.

Saturday
Sep 29
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 9

The Book of Food

Host Michael McKean does a deep dive into the most holy recipe book of all time: The Bible! He finds out which miraculous fish Jesus picked to feed the 5000, whether the Last Supper was a buffet blowout, and that reading the bible might actually be a piece of almond spice cake.

Saturday
Sep 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Sounds Delicious

On this episode, Host Michael McKean sounds off on how a little sizzle can sell a lot of Fajitas and why we should slurp our noodles like their taste depends on it. And when it comes time to order, loud noise could land you in burger heaven. Listen carefully, because your food is talking, and you definitely want to hear what it has to say.

Saturday
Sep 29
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Shape Of Things

Great ready for some mealtime mathematics! Host Michael McKean cracks open the old geometry book and studies the shapes of some of our favorite foods. He discovers that a pasta's figure is hiding a culinary code, that the pattern on a pineapple may unlock the mysteries of the universe, and that a chocolate's shape can transform its taste. Put down your fork and grab a ruler because today's menu has some mouthwatering math.

Saturday
Sep 29
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Brunch Beauties

Michael McKean skips breakfast and forgets about lunch so he can get to the bottom of brunch. He discovers how eggs Benedict was blessed by a pope and that we may have a melty mishap to thank for the croque monsieur. Michael concludes his mid-morning meal investigation by explaining how a saucy starlet named the bloody mary.

Monday
Oct 1
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 12

Diner Delights

Nothing could be finer than hanging with Host Michael McKean at a diner. Grab your greasy spoon and see how the milkshake got mixed up with home appliances, the Cobb Salad became a Hollywood icon, and why Salisbury Steak may be your one-way ticket to a better body. Forget all pre-conceived notions and give these blue-plate specials a spin.

Monday
Oct 1
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Takeaway

If you don't feel like cooking tonight, host Michael McKean gets the scoop on your favorite Take-Out dishes. He discovers that Pad Thai may have saved an entire nation, that pizza delivery is fit for a queen, and that General Tso was anything but a chicken. Turn off the oven and grab a stack of menus, because these stories will be delivered in 30 minutes or less.

Monday
Oct 1
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 14

Street Foods

Host Michael McKean flexes his street food, street smarts. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we discover the explosive history of tacos, see how shish kebobs forged an edible empire, and find out why ice-cream didn't feel at home until it met the cone. So strap on your most comfortable eating shoes and get ready to pound the pavement.

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

Brunch Beauties

Michael McKean skips breakfast and forgets about lunch so he can get to the bottom of brunch. He discovers how eggs Benedict was blessed by a pope and that we may have a melty mishap to thank for the croque monsieur. Michael concludes his mid-morning meal investigation by explaining how a saucy starlet named the bloody mary.

Tuesday
Oct 2
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 12

Diner Delights

Nothing could be finer than hanging with Host Michael McKean at a diner. Grab your greasy spoon and see how the milkshake got mixed up with home appliances, the Cobb Salad became a Hollywood icon, and why Salisbury Steak may be your one-way ticket to a better body. Forget all pre-conceived notions and give these blue-plate specials a spin.

Tuesday
Oct 2
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Takeaway

If you don't feel like cooking tonight, host Michael McKean gets the scoop on your favorite Take-Out dishes. He discovers that Pad Thai may have saved an entire nation, that pizza delivery is fit for a queen, and that General Tso was anything but a chicken. Turn off the oven and grab a stack of menus, because these stories will be delivered in 30 minutes or less.

Tuesday
Oct 2
3am | 2c