Almost everybody has a favorite donut - even if you don't eat a lot of donuts. It's not so much about the donut as it is about how donuts bring people together - to celebrate, to mourn, to share.
Donuts have been part of cultures around the world for more than a thousand years, first as a festival special-occasion food, later as an everyday treat. Later still, as a "weapon" in World War I. They're in movies, music, and Twin Peaks. In the words of Homer Simpson, "Mmmm donuts.
- Michael Krondl - Food writer, culinary historian, artist, and the author of many books including The Donut: History, Recipes, and Lore from Boston to Berlin
- Miranda Popkey - Freelance writer whose work appears in numerous publications including The Hairpin, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker
- Collin Sanford - Dentist at Avon Family Dentistry in Avon and the son of Luke Sanford, former owner of Luke’s Donuts in Avon
- Freda Love Smith - Drummer and founding member of the Blake Babies, lecturer at Northwestern University and the author of her food memoir, Red Velvet Underground
Colin McEnroe and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.
This show originally aired on June 22, 2017