The Pretzel Podcast From pretzels in the news, to pretzels throughout history, to pretzels in pop culture, The Pretzel Podcast is, well, a podcast about pretzels. Hosts Michelle Maternowski and Mitch Teich place the unheralded salty snack front and center. The Pretzel Podcast features interviews, special guests, pretzel taste tests, and surprising insights into the snack food you know and love.
The Pretzel Podcast

The Pretzel Podcast

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From pretzels in the news, to pretzels throughout history, to pretzels in pop culture, The Pretzel Podcast is, well, a podcast about pretzels. Hosts Michelle Maternowski and Mitch Teich place the unheralded salty snack front and center. The Pretzel Podcast features interviews, special guests, pretzel taste tests, and surprising insights into the snack food you know and love.

Most Recent Episodes

Kimmie & The Snappers

Pretzels + Caramel + Podcasting = a very sticky episode of the Pretzel Podcast. Hosts Michelle and Mitch try several pretzel concoctions they recently encountered on their pretzel travels. And on Pretzels in the News, we learn about a pretzel festival lacking a key ingredient.

Overwhelmed by Pretzels

Hosts Michelle and Mitch head to Chicago for the Sweets and Snacks Expo, where they find a plethora of snacks - especially pretzels. That's where they meet Brad Smith, who tells his remarkable story of keeping a southern Indiana pretzel tradition alive. Tell City Pretzels being hand twisted:

Our Most Favorite Pretzels

On the latest edition of the Pretzel Podcast, we learn about a yeast-based art exhibit on the East Coast, hear a dining critic's fondest pretzel memory, and Michelle and Mitch share their love for their favorite pretzels... so far.

A National Pretzel Day Field Trip

Since 2013, a company now based on Milwaukee's north side has become the go-to baker of authentic Bavarian soft pretzels. The Milwaukee Pretzel Company's pretzels are found in numerous places - from bars and restaurants, to beer gardens and Bucks games. The company is the creation of husband and wife Matt and Katie Wessel, who fed their love of pretzels while living in Germany for a year. On this very special National Pretzel Day, Pretzel Podcast hosts Mitch and Michelle take a field trip to the

Pretzel Memories

For this episode of the Pretzel Podcast, Mitch and Michelle look back through the dusty recesses of their minds to recall some of their earliest pretzel memories - plus they put those pretzels to the Crunch Time taste test. And, sportswriter and guest pretzel memoirist Steve Rushin talks about the pretzel sticks and pretzel rods of his Minnesota childhood.

What Makes a Pretzel... a Pretzel?

It's a very special episode of The Pretzel Podcast... Mitch and Michelle venture out of the studio to visit the Food Lab at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. They meet food scientist and instructor Anne Vravick and ask her some very fundamental questions about pretzels. Plus, they brought along pretzels, some crisp Moldovan bread rings, and something called Twiglets to try.

Pretzels: Better with Cheddar?

Why have Mitch's Google pretzel alerts been going crazy for weeks? What is the "cheese-flavored" filling inside Combos? And is Michelle still addicted to the pretzels of her fond college memories? The answers to those questions WILL BE REVEALED on this very cheesy episode of The Pretzel Podcast .

The Pretzel Playlist

On this special edition of the Pretzel Podcast, musician Trapper Schoepp helps hosts Michelle and Mitch count down the top pretzel songs of all-time, and then sticks around to sample two homegrown Wisconsin pretzels. Plus, we learn why pretzel-making is a dangerous business. The Pretzel Song (Yum Yum, Pretzels) by The Hungry Food Band The Pretzel Store by The Laurie Berkner Band Do The Pretzel by The Wiggles The Pretzel by The Dellwoods Pretzel Man (Live) by Harry Chapin Soggy Pretzels (Live) -

Are You Hungary For Pretzels?

On this very international episode of The Pretzel Podcast, hosts Michelle and Mitch try pretzels from Budapest, plus they put pretzel-like foods from two surprising countries to the test - but are they actually pretzels? And on Pretzels In the News, we'll hear about exciting times for two booming American pretzel-makers.

Bells, Candy Canes, Trees and Gas Pumps: Holiday Pretzels Galore

On a year-end holiday edition of The Pretzel Podcast, hosts Michelle Maternowski and Mitch Teich share the sad story of the end of a pretzel era in one Pennsylvania city, plus bring you up-to-date on the Utz Kerfuffle. Plus, we learn how Old Dutch Pretzels got their windmill and give some holiday-shaped pretzels a taste test.

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