Join Nicky Lasagna from DudeFoods.com and former Milwaukee morning show radio host Wes McKane as they talk food news, drinks, life, and then inevitably go way off topic to discuss things like strip clubs, flying cars and tunneling through the center of the Earth….
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Episode 72 – Wes finally bought an immersion circulator, Nick thought of an ingenious way to cheat while running a marathon and the guys discuss the couple that named their baby daughter after Colonel Sanders, why you probably shouldn’t walk up to a mall carrying a flamethrower like Nick did last week, the restaurant in Chicago that’s serving up a Buddy the Elf-themed meal & more!
Episode 71 – Nick and Wes somehow got invited back to Explorium Brewpub and they’re sitting once again with proprietor Mike Doble to talk all things beer! Plus, DudeFoods superfan Frank joins the show!
Episode 70 – Wes has a unique idea to make kids work for their Halloween candy during trick-or-treat, Nick tries Costco’s Kirkland Light Beer for the first time and the guys discuss Pizza Hut’s new delivery trucks that have built-in robotic kitchens, the deals you can get at different restaurants by showing your “I voted” sticker & more!
Episode 69 – Nick and Wes are on the road at Explorium Brewpub in Greendale, Wisconsin talking with proprietor Mike Doble and executive chef Nick Scheeler about everything that goes into opening a new brewpub from scratch, Mike’s thoughts on mega-breweries like MillerCoors & more!
Episode 68 – Wes has a problem with the inconsistency of coleslaw, Nick hates Chicago-style hot dogs and the guys discuss the downfalls of owning a chest freezer, the return of the McRib, peanut butter flavored whiskey & more!
Episode 67 – Nick doesn’t like eating casserole, Wes’s girlfriend won’t stop feeding stray cats and the guys discuss the first new McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches in five years, why you shouldn’t keep your vodka in the freezer, the most popular fast food myths & more!
Episode 66 – Wes can’t cook rice correctly, Nick thinks that anyone over the age of 60 should be banned from using the self-checkout lanes at grocery stores and the guys discuss the best Halloween food deals, items from the food world that should make a comeback, their favorite Halloween costumes they’ve worn & more!
Episode 65 – Nick doesn’t like the idea of meal kits like Blue Apron being sold in grocery stores, Wes thinks it’s OK to steal pumpkins and the guys discuss the different ways people eat fries around the world, why pot pies are stupid, how much weight they think they’d lose if they stopped drinking & more!
Episode 64 – Wes doesn’t think Nick can dunk on an 8 foot basketball hoop, Nick recaps the cycling class he took at his new gym and the guys discuss the best bar sports leagues, Burger King chicken nuggets, the time Nick snuck a bag of Arby’s roast beef sandwiches onto a boat booze cruise so he could dip them in a nacho cheese fountain & more!
Episode 63 – Nick enjoys eating month old McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches, Wes wants to sneak into North Korea and Susie Q from the non-profit organization The Pink Berets joins the show to explain why you shouldn’t remove red meat from your diet, the different levels of veganism, how Slim Jims are made & more!
Episode 62 – Wes is mad at his ex-wife for telling their kids that eating raw cookie dough will make them sick, Nick has an amazing new flamethrower video idea that once again involves him shooting the flamethrower at Wes’s face and the guys discuss pumpkin spice cheese, one of their ideas ending up on Shark Tank, playing racquetball against old men, Natty Light’s new 77 pack of beer & more!
Episode 61 – Nick is back from his trip to Iowa with tons of new knowledge about corn, Wes hates bars that have build your own burger nights where they charge extra for every single topping you add and the guys discuss why organic food is a scam, possible cures to Wes’s pork intolerance, why they might need to throw TGI Fridays ribs on the field at Miller Park during every baseball season from now on & more!
Episode 60 – Wes is mad that Nick isn’t blogging more frequently, Nick hates human interaction and the guys discuss the new pizza lockers from Little Caesars, how starting a podcast is like having sex with someone for the first time, how dumb it is to use napkins as coasters & more!
Episode 59 – Nick is worried about his heath after rapped Lil Xan was hospitalized from eating too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Wes hates microwavable chicken nuggets and the guys discuss the country’s top pizza chains, why you shouldn’t eat ramen noodles, Dunkin’ Donuts dropping the “Donuts” part of their name & more!
Episode 58 – Wes’s girlfriend is mad at him because he wouldn’t give her the last bite of his hot dog and won’t go see Justin Timberlake with her, Nick is very passionate about the length of his French fries and the guys discuss dumb food related injuries, the potato shortage in Europe & more!
Episode 57 – Nick drank a bunch of whiskey and bought a gym membership, Wes thinks that all the food at Mexican restaurants is too similar and the guys discuss National Pepperoni Pizza Day, whether or not customers should expect free drinks at bars based on how many drinks they order & more!
Episode 56 – No one in Wes’s neighborhood will eat the spicy cheese that he brings to parties, Nick thinks that the employees at Chick-fil-A are too friendly and the guys discuss the best deals for National Cheeseburger Day (most of which won’t even be valid anymore by the time you listen to this episode), Mayochup (the new bottled mayonnaise and ketchup mixture from Heinz) & more!
Episode 55 – The guys finally made s’mores with a flamethrower without even hurting each other or burning the building down and they’re back to talk all about it! They also discuss whether or not the story behind how Taco Bell launched their new delivery service was made up by a marketing firm, why Busch Beer’s new contest where you can win free beer for a year is a waste of time to enter & more!
Episode 54 – Nick finally got his flamethrower and is still trying to convince Wes to hold a stick in his mouth with a marshmallow on the end so he can roast it to make s’mores, Wes hates having to buy such large portions of seasonings just to use them once and the guys discuss the new 9,600 calorie burger from The Vortex in Atlanta, the best dining deals of the week, Subway getting rid of $5 Footlongs & more!
Episode 53 – Wes wants to start a vomit flavored vodka company that Nick wants partial ownership of even though he thinks it’s a terrible idea and the guys discuss the biggest McDonald’s menu item failures, football tailgates, how hard it would be to stick to a vegan diet & more!
Episode 52 – The guys recap their Labor Day weekends, which for Nick involved bartending the Harley Davidson 115th anniversary celebration while arm wrestling a very drunken U.S. Marine and for Wes included camping in the rain while getting ridiculed by bar patrons for his preferred choice of pickle. They also discuss the most healthy fast food breakfast choices, wedding food & more!
Episode 51 – Wes thinks that chicken wings should only be served spicy, Nick talks about almost burning his face off when a giant fireball shot out of his grill and the guys discuss naming your child after Colonel Sanders in exchange for $11,000, a new hotel in Ohio that has beer taps in every room, truffle hunting pigs and more!
Episode 50 – For episode 50 of the Dude Foods Podcast Nick and Wes put together their favorite moments from the past six months. If you haven’t listened to this podcast yet this is the perfect jumping off point! If you’ve been listening all along then make sure you check out this episode as well to relive all the funniest moments from the first 49 episodes!
Episode 49 – Nick hates the new chairs in the podcast studio, Wes has some words of advice for anyone out there who wants to own a bar and the guys discuss Cinnabon’s new Churro Frosting Sandwich, Nabisco changing the design on their animal crackers box to appease PETA, pretzel buns, ham wallets and more!
Episode 48 – Wes has beef with beef, Nick is finally getting his flamethrower in three weeks (although he has to go to Chicago to pick it up and is worried he won’t be able to bring it home on the train) and the guys discuss eating endangered species, little know food facts and more!
Episode 47 – Nick thinks that Wes feeds his kids too healthy and talks about the time he tricked a co-worker into eating packing peanuts, Wes hates eating s’mores with marshmallows and has beef with vegetable trays and the guys discuss this season’s new pumpkin spice foods, whether or not you should tip on takeout orders and more!
Episode 46 – Wes’s girlfriend won’t stop stealing ramekins from restaurants, Nick recaps the gambling junket to Mississippi that he went on with a bunch of senior citizens and the guys discuss the new KFC colonel, fast food phone apps, the Wisconsin State Fair and more!
Episode 45 – Nick explains the ridiculous reason why he hates root beer and shares his genius idea to help save the environment — takeout containers made from communion wafers, Wes loves Costco but hates that he has to buy 5 gallons of cheese balls at a time and the guys discuss mayonnaise ice cream, a Milwaukee restaurant’s idea for replacing plastic straws with pasta and the highest calorie menu items at chain restaurants.
Episode 44 – Wes has a problem with plain mashed potatoes, Nick is convinced that SPAM is just canned cat food that hasn’t been chopped up and the guys discuss National Tequila Day, little known food facts, the new townie bar that they discovered near the podcast studio and more!
Episode 43 – Nick recaps his trip to Six Flags Great America and tells the story about how he almost became a police officer just for fun, Wes’s girlfriend refuses to eat at White Castle, and the guys discuss the biggest fast food flops, restaurants removing unhealthy items from their menus, the new Lay’s potato chip flavors and more!
Episode 42 – Wes thinks that lettuce is the equivalent to grass clippings and should never be eaten, Nick comes up with a plan to make up for the backlash the podcast received after talking about giving beer to the homeless and the guys discuss whether or not meatballs should be considered a fruit, eating mac & cheese with a spoon vs. with a fork, the new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors and more!
Episode 41 – Nick finally got Uber Eats to deliver him some late-night McDonald’s, but the weirdo delivery guy tried to walk into his house when he wasn’t even home, Wes is doing his best to make sure no one throws away the ends of their loaves of bread and the guys discuss giving Costco Kirkland Beer to the homeless, dogs vs. cats and chain restaurant bar crawls.
Episode 40 – Wes has a problem with people that dip everything in ranch dressing, Nick’s ten day diet only lasted seven days before he fell off hard and the guys discuss the best gifts for drinkers, National French Fry Day, boxed wine and why they hate splitting food with their significant others.
Episode 39 – Everyone thinks Nick is weird because he isn’t drinking for ten days, Wes has an idea for a restaurant that’s similar to Subway where they have “sandwich poets” instead of “sandwich artists” and the guys discuss the Nathan’s 4th of July hot dog eating contest, which potato chip companies have the most air in their bags, spicy ketchup and the annoyances of home ownership.
Episode 38 – Wes doubles down on his love for Subway, Nick talks about how he thought he was about to get robbed by two hookers in Vegas when in reality they were really just two nice young girls from Colorado who liked his eyelashes and the guys discuss ice cream vs. custard, this summer’s top food festivals and swimming in pools of Merlot, tea and ramen noodles.
Episode 37 – Nick recaps his most recent Vegas trip, Wes has beef with happy hours that last more than one hour and the guys once again argue over Wes’s love — and Nick’s dislike — for Subway and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Episode 36 – Wes talks about his time as a strip club DJ, Nick finally learned how to drink bottled water correctly, but still refuses to do so and the guys discuss antibiotic vs non-antibiotic chicken wings, stripper glitter and whether or not it’s OK to wear a shirt with pictures of sushi on it to a sushi restaurant.
Episode 35 – Nick doesn’t understand how to drink bottled water correctly and needs to start recycling more, Wes has problems with Father’s Day and curved sausages and the guys discuss how Capri Sun juice pouches are similar to drunken sex, the top summer foods that you shouldn’t eat and their youngest hater yet — a one year old named Gwen.
Episode 34 – Wes has beef with bacon, Nick explains how SPAM is similar to Little Caesars Pizza and the guys sample vegan bologna as they discuss Father’s Day restaurant specials, corn dogs, food trucks and trailer parks.
Episode 33 – Nick recaps his trip to a local strip club to see Stormy Daniels perform, Wes has beef with rice and is still convinced that pink lemonade is just regular lemonade with food coloring in it and the guys discuss IHOP getting into the burger game, Sonic’s new Pickle Juice Slush and the top fast food desserts.
Episode 32 – Wes thinks that giant backyard Jenga is more dangerous than driving a four wheeler off a ramp into a pool, Nick doesn’t like camping or tartar sauce and the guys discuss whether or not restaurants have gone too over-the-top with burger toppings, duck hunting, giant trampolines and KFC’s plan to introduce a new vegetarian chicken option.
Episode 31 – Nick has aspirations of becoming a hand model and is mad at Uber again, Wes has an interesting theory about how Kraft American Cheese Singles are made and the guys are convinced that the new house Wes just moved into used to belong to a pair of 60 year old swingers.
Episode 30 – Wes recaps his trip to Playa del Carmen where it’s quite possible that he was poisoned by the native Maya people, Nick comes up with a plan that allows McDonald’s to save the environment without getting rid of plastic straws and the guys discuss spicy food, Domino’s delivery hotspots and how frozen food from restaurant chains in the grocery store never tastes the same as the real stuff.
Episode 29 – Nick found an interesting new setting on his refrigerator that he thinks he can use to curb his bad late night eating habits, Wes has a theory about people who sit in hot tubs alone and the guys recap their trip to TGI Fridays that culminated in Wes dropping their Big Ribs all over the ground.
Episode 28 – Wes has a problem with the size of Oscar Mayer hot dogs and pineapple on pizza, Nick talks about being tricked into eating vegan meatballs and the guys discuss whether or not fast food employees should start wearing body cams, the story behind the Arby’s name and free Taco Bell tacos.
Episode 27 – Nick drank half a bottle of Jack Daniel’s prior to this episode and he’s on a roll! Meanwhile, Wes has beef with avocados and the guys talk about fast food from around the world, flamethrowers and DudeFoods branded swimsuits and muumuus.
Episode 26 – Every time Nick tries to eat healthy at fast food restaurants he ends up eating a wrapper or part of a plastic fork, Wes refuses to visit Cuba because he’s worried the only thing he’ll be able to eat there is Cuban sandwiches, and the guys discuss gummy candy, the chef that spiked a vegan customer’s pizza with non-vegan cheese and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s new cookbook.
Episode 25 – The guys made up after their big fight last episode about how doughnuts are made and they’re back with an all new one! In this thrilling installment they explain why they might not be welcomed back to the Applebee’s in Greendale, Wisconsin, Wes thinks eggs should only be cooked a maximum of three different ways and Nick talks about the time he got a parasite from drinking the water in Mexico.
Episode 24 – Nick is turning into a diva, Wes thinks grilled cheese sandwiches should be called fried cheese sandwiches and the guys get into a pretty heated argument about how doughnuts are made.
Episode 23 – Wes is adamant that a hot dog is not a sandwich, Nick explains why he was driven home in the back seat of a cop car on his birthday and the guys talk about which items you should never eat in restaurants.
Episode 22 – Nick is worried that his neighbors might think he has a drinking problem, Wes thinks Mount Rushmore should be imploded, and the guys discuss which states drink the most beer per capita, fights at Chuck E. Cheese and $1 hot dogs at baseball games.
Episode 21 – Wes talks about delaying his crazy new diet due to a day of excessive drinking, Nick recaps his first trip to Buffalo Wild Wings in ten years, and the guys discuss flying cars, tunneling through the center of the Earth, axe throwing bars and turkey bacon.
Episode 20 – Nick can no longer order Chinese takeout, Wes explains his dislike for food trucks and picnics, and the guys come up with a business idea that could quite possibly revolutionize the edible underwear industry!
Episode 19 – Wes hates hipsters, Nick reveals his theory about how eating raw chicken can build up your immune system, and the guys welcome Dave Sobelman of Sobelman’s Pub & Grill to the show!
Episode 18 – Nick talks about his newest kitchen creation — edible corn dog bowls filled with macaroni and cheese, Wes doesn’t like the smell of Cinnabon, and the guys discuss Lilly Blue Moon, the stripper who went viral on Twitter for dancing on stage while eating a giant slice of pizza.
Episode 17 – Wes talks about the time he got dragged out of a club for refusing to stop dancing in a cage, Nick tells the story about the time he got kicked out of a bar for talking like Jerry Seinfeld and the guys come up with a plan to compare Wes’s low credit score to the credit scores of homeless people in exchange for six foot party subs.
Episode 16 – Nick pitches his idea for a DudeFoods-themed meal delivery service called Blue Muumuu, the guys talk about fast food desserts and “Hardcore Carnivore” Jess Pryles joins the show!
Episode 15 – Wes explains his love for peanut butter and onion sandwiches, Nick reveals the reason he doesn’t like pickles is because his sister used to chug pickle juice and burp in his face when he was a child and the guys discuss their favorite meatloaf toppings.
Episode 14 – Nick details his plan for wrapping up one of every single item on the Taco Bell menu into a giant tortilla, Wes thinks that meatloaf would be more popular if it had a better name and the guys discuss their recent trip to Applebee’s for $1 margaritas.
Episode 13 – The guys discuss the popular new baseball stadium foods for 2018, talk about the time they bought $1 steaks and believe it or not they’ve got a trick for you vegans out there to get cheap vegan cheese!
Episode 12 – The guys start off the day (at 9:30am) by doing shots of Fireball Whiskey out of Cheddar cheese shot glasses as they discuss the best Easter candy and come up with a plan to build up Wes’s pork intolerance.
Episode 11 – Wes comes up with a plan to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, Nick talks about going to the gym for the first time in over five years and the guys welcome New York Burger Week founder Rev Ciancio to the show!
Episode 10 – The guys drink 10 year old cans of Sparks to celebrate the 10th episode of the podcast and discuss the top fast food French fries, Wes professes his love for square burger patties and Nick reveals that he’s scared of heights due to a freak parasailing accident.
Episode 9 – Wes doesn’t deal well with constructive criticism, Nick is still fired and the guys talk with special guest The Vulgar Chef!
Episode 8 – Nick is now a full time food blogger — thanks to being let go from his job after 12 years — and Wes thinks prisoners should be served different meals based on the types of crimes they committed.
Episode 7 – The guys discuss the week’s food news and Nick pitches Wes a couple of his new video content ideas including one involving his mom called the Alzheimer’s Sandwich Challenge.
Episode 6 – The guys discuss Nick’s most recent Vegas trip and Wes reminisces about the last strip club he ever visited with his late father.
Episode 5 – Wes recaps his trip to a nude beach in Jamaica and Nick marvels over the fact that he’s apparently the last person on Earth to find out that mayonnaise is often used as a secret ingredient in chocolate cake.
Episode 4 – Nick finally gets positive words of encouragement from an actual chef and Wes comes up with a very creative idea to promote Chobani yogurt.
Episode 3 – Nick talks about the difficulties of breading a Big Mac in McDonald’s fries and deep frying it and Wes discusses the intricacies of owning a bar that has a giant riding sausage as its centerpiece.
Episode 2 – Nick talks about the time Joey Fatone from *NSYNC yelled at him in Vegas and goes over the silly stipulations that certain companies require when paying for sponsored posts on blogs while Wes reveals that he cheated in a chili cook-off.
Episode 1 – Wes helps Nick choose his new radio name and Nick talks about Arby’s randomly showing up at his house to give him a Meat Sweat Suit.