EPISODE 164 | October 11, 2016

Color Me Freaked Out…

There’s nothing left to say. I’ve read every editorial, every FaceBook post, every HuffPo screaming front page rant. I’m done….

EPISODE 163 | October 4, 2016

Scary Clowns, Apricot-Faced Barbarians, and Gluten; Who Ya Gonna Call?

We’re all really, really scared these days. Scared for the future, scared for the planet (well, some of us), scared…

EPISODE 162 | September 27, 2016

Let’s Get Real…And Sharp. And Blunt!

It’s special guest day here in the Foodiness Fallout Shelter! My new, once-in-a-while co-host, Emily Peterson, has taken time out…

EPISODE 161 | September 20, 2016

This Foodiness Was Made For Walking!

@KarlMeltzer just broke the world record for the being fastest ever finisher of the entire Appalachian Trail, you know the…

EPISODE 160 | September 13, 2016

Welcome back to the Fallout Shelter, now climate controlled by Foodiness!

Today, on the season premiere of Let’s Get Real!!! Ok, so a couple of changes are afoot here in the…

EPISODE 159 | June 21, 2016

Cod Worms and Devil Dogs – extended edition

Today, on Let’s Get Real… It’s the extended live version of “Cod Worms and Devil Dogs”! Can’t remember what that…

EPISODE 158 | June 7, 2016

Pollen-Whacked? Maybe You Need a Shot of Lawn-Grass Juice!

I’m hiding out down here in the fallout shelter this week. I’m safe here, since we’re so deep underground and…

EPISODE 157 | May 31, 2016

Today’s Drink Special, is the Saddam Slam!

From Erica Wides: Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in a very dark, grim place in my…

EPISODE 156 | May 24, 2016

We Hold These Foodiness Truths to be Self-Evident…

Here, in corporate Big Food America, we apparently hold certain Foodiness truths to be self-evident, which is that all industrially…

EPISODE 155 | May 17, 2016

Babies & Cake

So I’ve got babies on the brain. Everywhere I go, everyone I know and see is breeding, birthing, being fruitful…

EPISODE 154 | May 3, 2016

I’m Not Licking MY Fingers…

Today, an ALL-NEW episode of Let’s Get Real! Yes, it’s a new show, after a long break to develop the new…

EPISODE 153 | March 29, 2016

Cod Worms

I like to write, and I like to talk into a microphone. And I also like to talk in front…

EPISODE 152 | March 22, 2016

To Everything There Is a Season, and a Dry, Crumbly Cookie to Match

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica celebrates the eve of the joyous holiday of Purim, aka “The Jewish Halloween.”…

EPISODE 151 | March 15, 2016

Go West, Young Man, But Don’t Forget to Bring Your Insulin

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica waxes nostalgic about the classic film Annie Hall, and its derisive depiction of California health food…

EPISODE 150 | March 1, 2016

We’re 150, But We Don’t Look a Day Over 100!

On this 15oth episode of Let’s Get Real, host Erica Wides opens with a revelation she had about cooking while swimming, before…

EPISODE 149 | February 23, 2016

One of These Things Does Not Belong

On this week’s Let’s Get Real, the theme is “one of these things does not belong.” Chef Erica Wides reminisces…

EPISODE 148 | February 16, 2016

In Space, No One Can Hear You Pickling

Can you make make pickles in space? Can you rely on your dreams to write your shows? Do you get…

EPISODE 147 | February 9, 2016

A Holiday Card Against Humanity

Today is February 9, 2016. We are now 39 days into the year. At the end of this week, on…

EPISODE 146 | February 2, 2016

What’s On Your Plate?

Erica Wides is back for a brand new episode of Let’s Get Real with her good friend Kristin Wartman; Let’s Get Real’s resident nutrition…

EPISODE 145 | January 5, 2016

You Can’t Make Soup Dumplings with Blue Raspberry Flavored Jello…

From Erica Wides: So I had to go to Whole Foods a few days ago, to buy unflavored gelatin. You…

EPISODE 144 | December 1, 2015

These Foolish Things…Remind Me of U..tah.

From Erica Wides herself: Speaking of soda, and Mormons, (we are, in today’s show) in yesterday’s edition of the paper…

EPISODE 143 | November 24, 2015

There’s no Crying over Spilled Green Juice

This week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, as explained by host Erica Wides herself: So just imagine my joy and happiness…

EPISODE 142 | November 10, 2015

La Dolce Vita Snickerdoodle

Today, on a new Let’s Get Real! Erica Wides: “In Italy, in 1984 I drank my first cappuccino, I’d never…

EPISODE 141 | November 3, 2015

The 2nd (or 3rd) Annual Golden Uncrustables!

Live from the Foodiness Fallout Shelter…It’s the 2nd or 3rd annual (I can’t remember) Golden Uncrustables awards show! Starring….your host,…

EPISODE 140 | October 20, 2015

Does Foodiness cause wrinkles?

Does Foodiness cause wrinkles? Erica Wides is back with a heartfelt episode on apples, aging, Laura Ingalls, Ira Apfel and …..

EPISODE 139 | October 13, 2015

I Can’t Hear You, There’s Too Much Foodiness In My Ears!

How does Erica Wides come up with the topics featured on Let’s Get Real? Usually during a hike or at the…

EPISODE 138 | October 6, 2015

Got Breast Cancer Awareness Donuts?

Erica Wides is not happy. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, Burger King is making black buns, foodiness has taken over and…

EPISODE 137 | September 29, 2015

“Why did the bear sh*t in the woods? To cover up all the Foodiness trash”

How does foodiness trash find its way to the woods? Erica Wides shakes her head at diapers on the hike…

EPISODE 136 | July 28, 2015

Fear No Food!

Why are Americans so afraid of food? We are so afraid of the safeness of the food that we are…

EPISODE 135 | July 21, 2015

The Raw and the Burnt

What does the word “done” mean to you? Is it a raw slab of red meat served as is on…

EPISODE 134 | July 14, 2015

Tales of Foodiness Fishiness

Anyone that says that they don’t like to eat fish have probably only ever eaten tilapia, which is the worst…

EPISODE 133 | June 23, 2015

Body

Did you know that more than half of America’s kids are chronically dehydrated? Yup. Know why? Foodiness drinks; like Sporty-Ade…

EPISODE 132 | June 16, 2015

Can it GET any more sarcastic around here today?

Erica Wides is not alone in the #foodiness shelter this week! On today’s episode of Let’s Get Real Erica is…

EPISODE 131 | June 9, 2015

We are (Foodiness) Stardust

This week on Let’s Get Real Erica starts the show by giving us an update on her hunt for the…

EPISODE 130 | June 2, 2015

It’s happy hour in the fallout shelter! Well, as happy as a trio of curmudgeons can get…

This week on Let’s Get Real host Erica Wides interviews Sayre Piotrkowski and Collin McDonnell for a conversation all about…

EPISODE 129 | May 5, 2015

And So I Shall Go Forth, and Seek Out My Perfect Snack

Erica Wides has snacking on her mind on a brand new episode of Let’s Get Real. Why do we love…

EPISODE 128 | April 28, 2015

Nobody Down Here But Me and My Nuts

There are special guests this week on Let’s Get Real! Erica Wides is joined by some friends in the foodiness…

EPISODE 127 | April 21, 2015

Over

Erica Wides doesn’t like sports. Big surprise. But recently she learned what an “over-under” is… or if you’re speaking in…

EPISODE 126 | April 3, 2012

There’s No Glory in Your Whole Grain

You think you know bread, but think again. Tune in to this week’s episode of Let’s Eat In and hear…

EPISODE 126 | April 14, 2015

Little House of Foodiness Hyperspin on the Prairie

This week on Lets Get Real Erica starts off the show by talking about her favorite imaginary/real best friend, Laura…

EPISODE 125 | March 24, 2015

Breast Milk

Erica Wides celebrates 125 episode of Let’s Get Real by going back to the basics — milk! What makes breastmilk…

EPISODE 124 | March 17, 2015

Why Aren’t Baby Carrots Actually Shaped Like Babies?

Don’t throw those ugly carrots out! Or that old can of soup! Or those lentils! Erica Wides helps you feel…

EPISODE 123 | March 10, 2015

Watch Out For Salty Man Holes

This week on Lets Get Real Erica begins the show by discussing when she first moved to Brooklyn 20 years…

EPISODE 122 | March 3, 2015

What Color is Your Foodiness Parachute

This week on Lets Get Real Erica begins the show by addressing the briefly famous dress picture that it seems…

EPISODE 121 | February 24, 2015

Eat Some Dirt, America!

This week on Lets Get Real Erica starts the show by reminiscing about Seinfeld’s “Bizzaro World”. She transitions to talking…

EPISODE 120 | February 10, 2015

Forget the Quinoa, I’m Eating a Bowl of Pebbles for Breakfast Now

This is a story about rocks, pebbles and stones. From the doctor’s office to Iceland, Erica takes listeners on a…

EPISODE 119 | January 13, 2015

Just Because I’m a Chef, How Would I Know What’s in a Cotton

Cotton Candy Latte? Oh come on!! Yes, it’s a real thing and yes — Erica Wides is talking about it…

EPISODE 118 | January 6, 2015

That Not

What better way to introduce the new year than a long winded story about Coscto and The Peanuts? Tune into…

EPISODE 117 | December 23, 2014

The Year in Foodiness

It’s time to recap the year in foodiness as Erica Wides closes out 2014 on the season finale of Let’s…

EPISODE 116 | December 2, 2014

I have a bone to pick with you

So Thanksgiving is over and many of you have thrown out the carcass and moved on from the whole ordeal….

EPISODE 115 | November 25, 2014

Sometimes..All I Need is the Air That I Breathe…and a Plain Yogurt

Who’s the bigger liar — the banking industry or the peanut butter industry? The jury is out. Tune in to…

EPISODE 114 | November 19, 2014

And Lisa says…But we’re in Idaho, just go dig one up!

There’s never a shortage of french fries or hash browns at Denny’s, but why would they possibly run out of…

EPISODE 113 | November 11, 2014

So This Cricket Walks Into a Bar…

Would you eat bugs? Find out why you should on a brand new episode of Let’s Get Real. Erica Wides…

EPISODE 112 | November 4, 2014

Introducing…Blurred Lines flavored yogurt! Brought to you by Foodiness, Inc. with additional lyrics by Robin Thicke

Where are the lines blurred between food and foodiness? Find out on this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real! Erica…

EPISODE 111 | October 14, 2014

Smell This!

Smell this! Trust your nose if you want to avoid foodiness! On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, chef…

EPISODE 110 | October 7, 2014

A is for Apple, J is for Junk

This week on Let’s Get Real, host Erica Wides kicks off the show with a throw-back discussion on the designer…

EPISODE 109 | September 30, 2014

Smells Like Pumpkin Spice Flavored Pumpkin Spice. Again

On this episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides discusses pumpkin spice. With Halloween right around the corner, pumpkin ‘spice’…

EPISODE 108 | September 16, 2014

Eggplant is the Teddy Roosevelt of Vegetables

Eggplant lovers rejoice! Erica Wides explores the meaty vegetable on a brand new episode of Let’s Get Real. From its…

EPISODE 107 | September 9, 2014

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of Fish

Fresh off a trip to Boynton Beach, Florida, Erica Wides is back for a new episode of Let’s Get Real….

EPISODE 106 | September 2, 2014

Wanted: For Foodiness Crimes Against Their Families

English muffins aren’t English and most muffins aren’t food. Low fat cream cheese is a problem and Erica Wides is…

EPISODE 105 | August 19, 2014

And if it’s not made from cream, which comes from milk, which comes from a nipple, it’s not butter, either!

The cookie butter revolution has arrived, and Erica Wides is disgusted. Tune into Let’s Get Real as Erica dives deep…

EPISODE 104 | August 12, 2014

And Robin says, “If it doesn’t come from a nipple, it’s not milk!”

What do you call milk that’s not milk? Erica Wides explores the overlooked language of food on a new episode…

EPISODE 103 | July 22, 2014

A Collective Identity Crisis Is No Excuse for #Foodiness Crimes Against Nature

Today’s episode of Let’s Get Real is all about identity crises. How do you know what you’re supposed to taste…

EPISODE 102 | July 15, 2014

Berries and the Bullsh*t

It’s berry season! On a fruity episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides discusses all the berries – black, blue,…

EPISODE 101 | July 8, 2014

Big Brother Is Watching … From Sleepaway Camp in New Hampshire

Did you know LGR has a bigger brother…WWC? Does this make any sense to you? Tune in and find out…

EPISODE 100 | July 1, 2014

Lil Baby LGR Turns 100 and Still Doesn’t Eat Sh*t

Let’s Get Real is officially 100 episodes old! Can you believe it? Erica celebrates with a “fancy” tale about squeezy…

EPISODE 99 | June 24, 2014

New Bold Funfetti is Neither Funner nor Fettier… please discuss

Erica Wides is back! After a much needed hiatus, Let’s Get Real returns with haikus, swimming updates, Coca Cola Life…

EPISODE 98 | May 27, 2014

Old Fruit is Better Than NO Fruit

Erica Wides’ future vision of herself is not too far off from the present day version – thrifty, sharp and…

EPISODE 97 | May 20, 2014

“And Mel Says, It’s Because You’re Slow As Poop!”

This week’s episode of Let’s Get Real is about poop. Yep, actually. Erica Wides is chatting about digestion, constipation and…

EPISODE 96 | May 13, 2014

Trending Now: Windex Flavored Drinks, Taco Bell Fesses Up & Birthday Cake Flavored Muddy Buddy Puppy Chow Chex Mix

Who convinced us that blue-gatorade is better than water? What is BVO? Is anybody surprised that Taco Bell uses 12%…

EPISODE 95 | May 6, 2014

Knowledge Isn’t Necessarily Power

Erica has a big announcement to make! No it’s not that she’s joined a synchronized swim team (although, it’s true…

EPISODE 94 | April 22, 2014

Who’s Been Feeding Eggs to the Cadbury Bunny?

Eat the whole egg! That’s right – Erica Wides is on a crusade to break the “egg-white” brainwash that’s taken…

EPISODE 93 | April 8, 2014

I can’t make up my mind because I’m having an ice

This week Erica goes inside McDonalds, telling us how the fast food CEO responds to many questions in the new…

EPISODE 92 | April 1, 2014

I Was a Child Cheeze Doodle Addict

Oh cheese – what has become of you? Erica Wides laments the state of cheese or cheeze, as it’s become,…

EPISODE 91 | March 25, 2014

If You Have Time to Listen to This, You Have Time to Make Popcorn

Is popcorn anti-foodiness? Well, it can be… but there are certainly some culprits out there pushing not so pure popped…

EPISODE 90 | March 11, 2014

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Bacteria Asylum

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica talks about the how the revolution of feeding antibiotics to animals to raise…

EPISODE 89 | February 25, 2014

I’m Mad As Hell About Foodiness and I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Is Erica Wides the Jon Stewart of food or the Rachel Maddow of food? Do olympic athletes really get their…

EPISODE 88 | February 18, 2014

Now Is the Grilled Chicken Salad Winter of Our Discontent

Would you sink so low as to use bottled salad dressing? Erica Wides hopes not. On a brand new Let’s…

EPISODE 86 | February 5, 2014

The first annual Golden Uncrustable Awards for Foodiness Atrocities in Cereal

It’s Award Season and guess what that means? It’s time for the Let’s Get Real Foodiness Awards! Who will win…

EPISODE 85 | January 28, 2014

If It’s An Ingredient In Your Shoes, It Shouldn’t Be An Ingredient In Your Sandwich

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica talks about some repulsive ingredients in Subway sandwiches (and other foods)…

EPISODE 84 | January 22, 2014

If pizza takes any more abuse, it’ll need a case worker

Thriftiness “thriftiness”, “pizza”, “Bill DeBlasio”, “Staten Island”, foodiness, New York Pizza “Famous Famiglia”, “Pizza Hut”, artisanal, “New York slice”, McDonalds,…

EPISODE 83 | January 14, 2014

GMO’s Shmee

This week on Let’s Get Real, host Erica Wides bring in Nutrition Educator Kristin Wartman to discuss her new article…

EPISODE 82 | January 9, 2014

Your Mom Is a Liar, But It’s Not All Her Fault

Don’t believe everything your mama told you- especially regarding health and food! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides…

EPISODE 81 | December 18, 2013

Homemade Christmas Cookies made from crushed up cookies rolled in canned frosting and then coated in other crushed up cookies

This week on Let’s Get Real, host Erica Wides reads us an old Betty Crocker ad from the early days…

EPISODE 80 | December 11, 2013

Leftovers & Extreme Flavoring

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides discusses her appreciation for leftovers, which she crafts into creative and wonderful…

EPISODE 79 | December 3, 2013

If IHOP Gets Lower Than Jelly

What has the world come to when you can microwave pancakes? Erica Wides remembers a time before cake-flavored-cakes, for breakfast…

EPISODE 78 | November 20, 2013

If You’re Still Eating Low

Trending now: Is it finally the end of fat phobia?? Erica Wides is back on a brand new episode of…

EPISODE 77 | November 13, 2013

Vodka Doesn’t Taste Like Birthday Cake Either

Believe it or not, “birthday” is now a flavor! Foodiness flavor scientists have taken it too far! Now, we not…

EPISODE 76 | November 6, 2013

Biting Into A Pumpkin Spice Flavored Halloween Hershey’s Kiss Is Worse Than Biting Into A Razor Blade

Erica Wides spent her Halloween in misery thanks to the foodiness candy flavors! Tune into this episode of Let’s Get…

EPISODE 75 | October 29, 2013

Life, Death, & Foodiness

Foodiness is like a mummy; it’s shrink-wrapped and dead, but so preserved that it will last forever. Just in time…

EPISODE 74 | October 23, 2013

Chicken Nuggets & Forcemeats

On today’s episode of Let’s Get Real, host Erica Wides talks to us about “foodiness,” and what exactly real food…

EPISODE 73 | October 8, 2013

Eating Seasonal Is A Lifestyle Choice, Like Being Gay Or Watching PBS

It’s great that New York City boasts over one hundred farmer’s markets, but what happens when they sell produce that’s…

EPISODE 72 | October 1, 2013

Erica Gets Rid Of All The “Negativity” In Her Life 2nd Anniversary Special

Let’s Get Real is officially two-years old! Erica Wides is celebrating like any toddler would- by celebrating herself! More specifically,…

EPISODE 71 | August 13, 2013

You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy

You Can’t Have A Proustian Fruit Moment With A Pouch of Squeezy-Fruit Either — Erica Wides gets ever realer about…

EPISODE 70 | August 6, 2013

Be Into Amway or Est, Not Juicing

Do you like starving yourself, spending exorbitant amounts of money, and drinking algae water? Then juicing might be for you!…

EPISODE 69 | July 23, 2013

You Can’t Beat Meat

Think a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier? Think again! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is joined…

EPISODE 68 | July 9, 2013

Trending Now: Buzz Aldrin Admits Tang Sucks, Soylent Corp. Is Not Ironic, and Pepsi

What’s trending now in foodiness? Tune into this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real to hear what news has been…

EPISODE 67 | June 18, 2013

Snapple Is To Tea What BP Is To The Gulf

Following up last week’s show, Erica takes on the foodiness-ification of one of her favorite beverages- tea! Tune into this…

EPISODE 66 | June 11, 2013

If You’re Drinking Girl Scout Cookie

It’s official- foodiness has infiltrated our coffee mugs. This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about what…

EPISODE 65 | May 28, 2013

You Can Buy Frozen Food And Still Be The Right Kind Of People

Erica Wides is talking frozen food versus frozen foodiness on today’s episode of Let’s Get Real. Tune into this episode…

EPISODE 64 | May 21, 2013

Trending Now: Cancer Walks Sponsored By Cancer Water, Zero

We’re checking in on what’s “trending now” on this week’s installment of Let’s Get Real. Erica Wides is taking on…

EPISODE 63 | May 14, 2013

If You’re Still Consuming Diet, Lite, Zero or “Healthy” Anything, You Obviously Haven’t Listened To A Word I’ve Said

Foodiness diet products are just that- foodiness! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is taking on supposed ‘diet…

EPISODE 62 | April 30, 2013

Cereal is the Devil’s Work

Hear how Let’s Get Real has evolved from a podcast into a TEDx talk on this week’s episode. Erica Wides…

EPISODE 61 | April 23, 2013

Cereal is the Devil’s Work

Cereal has been a part of Americans’ breakfast since the 1950s, but Erica Wides is here to tell you that-…

EPISODE 60 | April 2, 2013

Trending Now: Edible Consumers, Chicken That Makes You Gay, And $18 Artisanal… in Cleveland!

Find out what’s “trending now” on this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real! Erica Wides opens up the show by…

EPISODE 59 | March 19, 2013

If You Think Chewing Energy Gum Will Help You Rock Climb, You Deserve To Fall

What “food” product do Americans spend 2.7 billion dollars on per year? Gum! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica…

EPISODE 58 | March 5, 2013

Edible Ads are the Toilet Babies of Food

It’s official. We’ve reached rock bottom. Erica Wides is all doom & gloom this week on Let’s Get Real, and…

EPISODE 57 | February 27, 2013

Trending Now: Bloody Butchers, Severed Pig’s Feet, and Microwavable Lasagna Tainted with Meat

Why are Americans so afraid to eat horse? This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about the…

EPISODE 56 | February 13, 2013

7

Will anyone stop the 7-Eleven invasion of the East Village? This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking…

EPISODE 55 | January 30, 2013

If Your Nutritionist Just Bought A Cadillac Escalade, You Might Want To Consider Switching

Dieticians are in bed with Foodiness, Incorporated! Erica Wides is once again joined in the studio by nutrition expert Kristin…

EPISODE 54 | January 22, 2013

Jews Don’t Control the Media, Foodiness Does

Propaganda creates reality. Foodiness exists because we continue to consider it real food. Erica is here to continue in her…

EPISODE 53 | January 9, 2013

Omega 3’s Come From Fish, Not Cookies

Today’s Let’s Get Real is all about fake food nutrition- stuff like enhanced peanut butter & low-fat dairy. Well, Erica…

EPISODE 52 | December 19, 2012

The End Is Near (Again) And You Better Get Used To Eating People And Protein Bars

The apocalypse is imminent! What- or should I say ‘who’- are you going to eat? Erica Wides is back with…

EPISODE 51 | December 11, 2012

Foodiness Reeducation Camp, Part 2

Are you ready for week two of Foodiness Reeducation Camp? Do you have what it takes? Well then get in…

EPISODE 50 | December 5, 2012

Foodiness Reeducation Camp, Part 1

Are you the “right” kind of person? Lucky for you, Erica Wides is here to sign you up for a…

EPISODE 49 | November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is Fake Enough Without Eating Tofu Turkey

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica is talking about her favorite non-secular, genocide-filled holiday: Thanksgiving! But Thanksgiving has really…

EPISODE 48 | November 14, 2012

Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery

How does “foodiness” relate to wine? Friend of the show and sponsor of the network, Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard…

EPISODE 47 | November 7, 2012

Let’s Get Real – TBA

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about how foodiness is invading New York City…

EPISODE 46 | October 16, 2012

If Diets Worked Kirstie Alley Would Stay Thin

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is joined in the studio by nutritionist and food writer…

EPISODE 45 | October 9, 2012

Coffee Aroma From the Can Is As Natural As New

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides “celebrates” Columbus Day by talking about the modern day Columbian Exchange: foodiness….

EPISODE 44 | October 2, 2012

His And Her’s Are For Hassidic Weddings and Antiperspirant

What do Hasidic weddings and foodiness have in common? Answer: they’re both filled with awful food and gender segregation. Tune…

EPISODE 43 | September 25, 2012

I Told You Show

Congratulations to Erica Wides; it’s the one year anniversary of Let’s Get Real! More importantly, it’s the “I Told You…

EPISODE 42 | September 18, 2012

Freedom Fries Ain’t Free

Freedom Fries Ain’t Free! This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica gets real about how war created foodiness; how foodiness…

EPISODE 41 | August 28, 2012

Friends Don’t Let Friends Grill Tofu Hot Dogs on Labor Day

The final holiday of the summer is quickly approaching. Erica Wides is hosting another episode of Let’s Get Real and…

EPISODE 40 | August 14, 2012

You Can’t Have Your Cheesecake

On this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about yogurt, and how “foodiness” has pumped a…

EPISODE 39 | August 7, 2012

Choosy “Mommies” Don’t Choose Jif

Has foodiness co-opted peanut butter, too? Unfortunately, yes. Tune into this week’s episode of Let’s Get Real to hear Erica…

EPISODE 38 | July 17, 2012

You Can’t Have a Proustian Fruit Moment with a Grape Gummy

This past weekend, Let’s Get Real host Erica Wides stumbled upon some wild blueberries while hiking, and was stunned by…

EPISODE 37 | July 10, 2012

Eat Chicken, Not Fingers

Ever wonder whats really inside those chicken nuggets that you love so much? On this week’s Let’s Get Real, Erica…

EPISODE 36 | June 19, 2012

Ketchup is OK, It’s Finding Something to Put It on That’s the Problem

So now that you most certainly have orthorexia nervosa, Erica Wides finally tells you about something that’s safe to eat-…

EPISODE 35 | June 12, 2012

Believe in Butter

It’s time to ‘get real’ about butter. Butter has been demonized in America because of its saturated fats. Erica Wides…

EPISODE 34 | June 5, 2012

The End is Near…What’s for Dinner?

The end is near on this episode of Let’s Get Real. Erica Wides is talking about the apocalypse, and how…

EPISODE 33 | May 29, 2012

Super Foods Are Super F*ed Up

In tonight’s episode – Super Foods Are Super F*ed Up – I get real about what foodiness has done to…

EPISODE 32 | May 22, 2012

Veggie Puffs are Turning us Into Vegetables

Eat your veggies! Not veggie powder or veggie juice – but actual earth grown vegetables! Our fearless host Erica Wides…

EPISODE 31 | May 8, 2012

Ignorance is Bliss…Until You Get Diabetes

Is knowledge actually power like they used to say in Schoolhouse Rock? This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides…

EPISODE 30 | May 1, 2012

Vitamins Come From Food, Not Gummies

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about multivitamins. Remember those Flintstone vitamins you used to take…

EPISODE 29 | April 24, 2012

You Are What Your Fish Ate

Everyone knows that fish are a healthy alternative to meat, right? This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides talks…

EPISODE 28 | April 17, 2012

Eat Pizza for Breakfast, Not Pop

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides talks about “the most important meal of the day” – breakfast. Specifically,…

EPISODE 27 | April 10, 2012

If You Want to Be Thin & Not Get Cancer, Eat Real Food

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides takes on artificial sweetener addiction. Erica goes back in time and talks…

EPISODE 25 | March 27, 2012

You’re Being Infantilized by Fiber Bars

In this episode of Let’s Get Real, our hostess Erica Wides discusses how ‘foodiness’ is infantilizing our society. Tune in…

EPISODE 24 | March 20, 2012

Performance Doesn’t Come in a Bottle

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides gets pumped up about “sports nutrition” foodiness. Hear a horrifying story about…

EPISODE 23 | March 13, 2012

They Don’t Sell Food at 7

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides reminds listeners that 7-11 does NOT sell food. What do they sell?…

EPISODE 22 | March 6, 2012

Big Foodiness Gets Occupied

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica “Occupies” Big Food with special guest, food journalist and nutritionist Kristin Wartman. Tune…

EPISODE 21 | February 29, 2012

Food is Already Smart

Let’s Get Real is back after a short 2-week hiatus and Erica Wides is here to tell you why real…

EPISODE 20 | February 1, 2012

Feed Your Kids Cheese, Not String

This week on Let’s Get Real it’s time to break out our children that have been born in the matrix…

EPISODE 19 | January 24, 2012

The Replacements

This week on Let’s Get Real it’s time to take the replacement out of meal replacements. From purees to shakes…

EPISODE 18 | January 17, 2012

Garden Burgers Don’t Come From Gardens

This week on Let’s Get Real host Erica Wides dissects the mythology behind vegetarian/veganism and the people, like Oprah, who…

EPISODE 17 | January 11, 2012

Bacon Doesn’t Come From Turkeys

If there’s one thing Erica Wides wants you to know this week it’s that bacon doesn’t come from birds. It…

EPISODE 16 | January 4, 2012

Vodka Doesn’t Taste Like Cupcakes

Why do so many people insist on mixing their alcohol with sugar? Erica Wides addresses the growing epidemic of dessert…

EPISODE 15 | December 20, 2011

If It’s As Sweet As Candy, It Is

We are programmed to enjoy sweets from birth, but how far do we have to go before crossing the line…

EPISODE 14 | December 14, 2011

Marion Nestle

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica is joined by legendary real food fighter, educator, writer and activist Marion Nestle….

EPISODE 13 | December 7, 2011

Soup Doesn’t Come From Cans

This week on Let’s Get Real get ready to take the pre- out of pre-prepared and pre-packaged because it’s time…

EPISODE 12 | November 30, 2011

Food Is Supposed to Go Bad

Have we become spoiled by the idea that food that isn’t supposed to go bad and that leftovers are to…

EPISODE 11 | November 23, 2011

If It Comes In Bottle Don’t Drink It

How can Erica Wides afford two places to live? She doesn’t drink bottled water, or any other bottled beverages for…

EPISODE 10 | November 15, 2011

We’re Meant To Eat Meat

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica sinks her teeth into some meaty discussion. Tune in and find out why…

EPISODE 9 | November 9, 2011

Eat Fruit, Not ‘Fruit’ Bars

This week on Let’s Get Real Erica Wides takes you behind the wrapper on fake fruit and the fruit bar…

EPISODE 8 | November 1, 2011

Veggie Packing Peanuts

This week on Let’s Get Real, Chef Erica Wides exposes the foodiness behind “green” snack food. Why has our country…

EPISODE 7 | October 26, 2011

There’s No Such Thing As Whole Grain Cap’n Crunch

On a nostalgic breakfast themed edition of Let’s Get Real, Chef Erica Wides dismisses the notion that there could ever…

EPISODE 6 | October 18, 2011

Non Organic Milk = Gonads Gone Wild

Milk… it does a body good! Or does it? Tune in to an especially informative episode of Let’s Get Real…

EPISODE 5 | October 11, 2011

Cage Free, Schmage Free

This week on Let’s Get Real, Erica Wides focuses on one of the most elemental food items of all time:…

EPISODE 4 | October 4, 2011

Meet Your Meat

This week on Let’s Get Real, Chef Erica Wides helps listeners virtually meet their meat. Hear about how she worked…

EPISODE 3 | September 27, 2011

Strawberries In Winter: The Taste of Disappointment

This week Let’s Get Real goes ripe for seasonality as Chef Erica Wides expounds on the disillusionment that foodiness has…

EPISODE 2 | September 20, 2011

An Inconvenient Food

This week Let’s Get Real takes on the convenience of food, such as the redesign of the new ketchup packets…

EPISODE 1 | September 13, 2011

Let’s Get Real Premiere

This week brings the exciting inaugural episode of Erica Wides’s new show Let’s Get Real so turn on your AC…

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Pooping the Rainbow

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The Eggplant’s Meaty History

Culinary | August 24, 2015

Hey Bonehead! Don’t Throw Those Out!