Hot dogs and peanuts: The history of ballpark foods


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Anton Schindler informs listeners about the origins of some of the most popular baseball snacks as well as some of the wackiest.

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On a rather fun edition of “Painting the Corners with Anton Schindler,” we’ll be taking a deep dive into the history of some of your favorite ballpark eats. We’ll talk about the strange story of how hot dogs made their way into the hands of millions, how a man figured out how to mass-produce nachos and the funny story behind the bag of peanuts you have to get every time you sit down to watch a baseball game. We’ll also talk about some of the crazier, one-off concessions you can find around the league, including massive helmets filled with ice cream and salty insects that you might just enjoy.