The History of Fun

The 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest: A Brief History

July 2, 2018

On this, the week of America's independence, we celebrate the ability for humans to consume low-grade meat at extremely fast rates. Chris Plante digs into the surprisingly-fraught history of the world famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, as well as its most famous (and controversial) competitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.