Fink Beats The Stomach

On March 31st, 2018, Miami hosted the first 2018 qualifier on the Road to Coney 2018. Hot Dogs, Sunshine, and America's Past Time.

Marlins Park housed an event of epic proportions. The crowd roared as the People's Champ Eric "Badlands" Booked (Ranked #18) secured his 20th berth for the mustard yellow belt. However, a newcomer perhaps stole the show as Tracie "Shark" Dickerson (Unranked) won in her debut with an overtime eat off!!

There is a ton to discuss as these two join the Fink Brothers to talk about the past, present, and future of their careers in Competitive Eating. Tracie explains her fandom of the Nathan's contest, paints a wonderful picture of her perfect July 4th evening, and the connection she had with the crowd in Miami. The Bad Man drops knowledge like only he can with what keeps his fire burning, why Coney is so special, and more!!

Make sure you listen to the end for an EXCLUSIVE surprise just for the listeners of Fink Beats The Stomach!!


Direct download: Coney2018Miami.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Is 2018 the year of the small town contest? James made the prediction and it seems to be coming true. As a way to keep the momentum, the Fink Brothers suggest their own ideas for future small town eating contests.


Next, hide your kids... this one isn't for the weak stomach. The Truth, Gideon Oji drops by to discuss his new YouTube channel and his debut video. If you are brave, listen in as the Truth discusses what it is like to eat 50+ eggs including the shells!

Direct download: Ep70.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

The Music City was playing a tune of patriotism & victory when the final count was made on October 10th, 2017.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee hosted the final qualifier in 2017 for the 2018 Road To Coney. James was pleased.

FINALLY, after a multi-year absence, Ronnie "DizzleFlex" Hartman (Ranked #32) dominated the competition by devouring 28.75 HDB. But one can't forget the newcomer - Brynn Szeles (unranked) emerged onto the scene & topped the women with 8.75 HDB. 

Join us as we chat with these two to talk about their long Road to Coney. Uncover the surprising & heartwarming past that lead Brynn to the table in Nashville. Hear about what kept Ronnie's fire burning, even after disappointing qualifiers in the past. Also, the goals & dreams for the 4th and much much more!

This is one for the books!!

Direct download: Coney2018Nashville.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Come celebrate #NationalCerealDay with us as we discuss our bowl of choice!

Also, we are breaking down what we know of the results of the Croqueta Eating Championship. Unfortunately, what we know consists of a tweet & non-relevant Facebook live streams.

We'll figure something out!

Direct download: Ep69.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

The Pacific Northwest was an area that yearned for a Nathan's qualifier. They finally got their wish on September 4th, 2017.

It was housed within the Bite of Oregon food festival - a four day event celebrating all things Oregonian cuisine while raising money for the Special Olympics.

A noble cause that is a perfect match for the noble performances from, Erik "The Red" Denmark (Ranked #15) & the "Unstoppable B.A.B." Sarah Reinecke (Ranked #36) as they take their place at the table on July 4th.

During this Spotlight, Erik talks about his 28 HDB performance & how it stacks up against his long history of qualifiers. Sarah goes over her personal best of 17 HDB in Oregon and how she views herself against her other female competitors. All this plus the old school vs. new school of eating, what the purpose of competitive eating REALLY is, and much more!

Direct download: Coney2018Portland.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The 2018 MLE season has begun & the Fink Brothers are breaking it down! Listen in to hear their thoughts on the contest, results, and implications for the rest of the year.

If that wasn't enough, the Chili Champion himself, Carmen "The Mutiny"" Cincotti drops in to give his first hand insight into the contest & NJ transit.

However before we get into any of that, Joey Chestnut has announced a signature condiment line! What the heck is Coney Sauce?

Direct download: Ep68.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

On August 12th, 2017, the Road to Coney 2018 officially began.

The Iowa State Fair hosted the first qualifier for the 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship. A contest that is set to occur 326 days from the Iowa contest.

When it was all said and done, Sophia DeVita (Ranked #24) & Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez (Ranked #12) secured their spot at the biggest table in sports by eating 19 & 28.5 Hot Dogs & Buns respectively.

During this Spotlight, listen in to hear insights from both competitors as they prepare for Coney Island. How did wedding season play into Juan's choice of qualifier? Does Sophia eat hot dogs casually anymore? What do these competitors want the people to take from their performance on the 4th? All this, controversial statements, hot takes, and more!

Direct download: Coney2018DesMoinesFINAL.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Philly had one hell of a week! The Fink Brothers discuss the fallout from Wing Bowl 26 - including the Wingette Contest, Press Coverage, and the always controversial results. Also, the boys turn to the people as they answer questions from the #FinkFanForum.

Direct download: Ep67.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

An episode to kick off the New Year.


Recorded post-Finkies, but pre-Wing Bowl, the boys give their Competitive Eating predictions/hopes for 2018, thoughts on Wing Bowl, and some YouTube shout outs.


New year, same Finks!!

Direct download: Ep66.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Come join us and listen in on the live recording of the Third Finkie Awards!


5 Awards, musical performances, and bits on bits on bits.


The audio may not be great, but let that be a lesson that next time you better get a sitter and join us live!

Direct download: ThirdFinkieAwards.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT