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A Hulu press release announces the January 22 debut of a new documentary series, "Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People", that will focus on growers and eaters of ultra spicy peppers. (via Mike Jack).
Awful Announcing has posted a segment from a recent podcast in which Adam Amin discusses calling Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on ESPN.
StarNow has posted a casting call for eating contest participants for an Ed Sheeran music video that will be filmed in Sydney this week.
The new video game "Spiderman 2" is set in New York City. One of the Brooklyn locations features a public appearance for a hot dog eating champion who has eaten 77 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Matt Stonie appeared on tonight's episode of "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox. Other celebrity guests included Paula Abdul and Dolph Lundgren.
The youtube channel for Hell's Kitchen has uploaded a clip from a 2012 episode in which Joey Chestnut faced off against chefs in a wing eating contest.
RIP Jimmy Buffet. His Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain had a "Trouble in Paradise" quadruple patty burger challenge that was free if it was finished in under 12 minutes.
The broadcast of Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on ESPN2 was the most viewed program on July 4 despite being delayed for 2 hours by rain and lightning.

NPR on history of competitive eating

NPR’s “All Things Considered” did an episode about the history of competitive eating that includes coverage of last week’s Nathan’s qualifier in Washington, DC and an interview with Jason Fagone, author of “Horsemen of the Esophagus”. With Kobayashi’s retirement, all the protagonists of his 2006 book are now out of competitive eating:


ESPN has a press release about the 2023 edition of Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest. The women's contest will be streamed on ESPN3 starting at 10:45 am Eastern. The men's competition will be broadcast live on ESPN2 starting at noon. John Anderson and Rich Shea will be the commentators.

2023 ESPN Nathan’s schedule

The ESPN July 4 schedule is now out. The men’s Nathan’s finals will be televised live on ESPN2 at noon Eastern and then rerun five times. The women’s contest is not listed, but it appears it will be relegated to streaming again. At 10am, ESPN will show Wimbledon and ESPN2 will air First Take. The documentary “The Good, The Bad, The Hungry” will also be shown twice on ESPN2.

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Hot Chick Studios produced a video game titled "Meat Sweats" in which the goals is to supply menu items for "Beard Meats Food" while he attempts a restaurant's eating challenge.
An episode of DangerTV in which host Andrew Younghusband competes in the 2015 Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest in Toronto with minimal training has been uploaded to youtube. Eric "Badlands" Booker, Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie offer him advice. (The first half is about demolition derbies; the competitive eating segment begins around 11:00).
Ed "Cookie" Jarvis has posted several videos of his television appearances to his youtube channel.
The death of a competitive eater will be one of the incidents examined in the upcoming episode of CSI: Vegas, which will be televised February 16 on CBS at 10 pm eastern. (preview #1 | preview #2)
Joey Chestnut's appearance on a 2009 episode of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" can be viewed on youtube.
Unilad has a post about the Netflix episode of "We Are the Champions" recorded at the 2019 PuckerButt pepper eating contest held in Fort Mill, SC focusing on the final round between Dustin "Atomik Menace" Johnson and Bella "Heat 101".
Beard Meats Food recorded a new song, "I Got Cheesecake" to benefit the Stroke Association charity, which has reached #3 on the UK Singles chart . has an article in German about the song.
On December 16, Piada Italian Street Food in Easton, OH will hold a spaghetti eating contest inspired by the movie "Elf". The pasta toppings will be maple syrup, chocolate syrup, marshmallows, M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles and a Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart.
A press release announces that ESPN has extended its contract with MLE to show Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on July 4 until 2029. During that time period, the live contest will probably be web streamed only since ESPN will be broadcasting Wimbledon in early July until 2035.
Sally Field competes in a hot wing contest MCed by Guy Fieri in a preview of "80 For Brady". The movie, which will be released on February 3, also stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rita Morena and is based on a real world story about a quartet of friends attempting to obtain tickets for Super Bowl LI to see the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons.
The Food Network Obsessed podcast has an interview with Casey Webb, the current host of Man v Food. MSN has an article about the podcast.
Metacritic reports that the subculture of competitive eating will be explored in an episode of the new season of "CSI:Vegas". produced a documentary about Erik "The Electric" Lamkin titled "100,000 Calorie Challenges: Inside the World Of Pro Eating"
"Battle of the Super Eaters", a 2019 Channel 4 documentary starring Leah Shutkever, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and Kyle Gibson is available on youtube with the title "Eating For A Living: My Life as a Competitive Eater"
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