Filling Our Plates With Top Chef

We invited Jeff Drake to sharpen his knives for his latest visit!

TV’s most famous cooking competition returns for a new season set in Charleston, South Carolina, so we’ve brought back our official Top Chef correspondent to talk about the rookies vs. veterans format; the problematic setting; and also, oh right, the food. Dave explains why he is not a crackpot for thinking that TV home buying shows should always end with people actually buying homes. Around The Dial takes us to Divorce, Fleabag, and Pitch, before we consider the submission of the Sopranos episode “Funhouse” to the Canon. After naming the week’s Winner and Loser, we kick off a new Game Time season with a game that may prove…popular. Choose the right wine pairing and listen!


  • Lead Topic 🍽 Top Chef
  • I Am Not A Crackpot 🏘 House hunting shows that end without a purchase
  • Around The Dial πŸ’” Divorce
  • Around The Dial πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Fleabag
  • Around The Dial ⚾️ Pitch
  • The Canon 🍝 The Sopranos
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘ The Oscars Jimmy Kimmel named host
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘Ž The Celebrity Apprentice
  • Game Time 🧠 Popular Hits