Fink Beats The Stomach

A monumental double spotlight episode, as first time Coney competitor Dr. Rene Rovtar & 20 year veteran Badlands Booker grace FBTS with their presence.


First up is Rene a superintendent with a glowing personality, who is crossing off a bucket list item by attending Nathan's this year. Listen in to her chat about the reaction from the school community, what it was like at her qualifiers, and if she sees a future in competitive eating.


Next up is the legend himself, Badlands Booker. BLB recounts tales of yesteryear, as he prepares for his 20th anniversary at Coney Island. Also don't miss out on his thoughts on the current field & two MONSTER announcements! 

Direct download: Coney2017ReneBooker.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Our first double spotlight episode, as we are joined by newcomer Debbie Bethea & longtime friend of the pod - Steve Hendry.


First up, listen to Debbie chat with Mike about her roots in competitive eating, her plans for the all important introduction walk up, and the origin behind her nickname!


After that stay tuned for the always fun, Steve Hendry. Shockingly this will only be his 2nd time at the big show, so listen in to get into the mind of the enigma that is Steve Hendry. Steve Hendry discusses his qualifier in Syracuse, what pulls Angie out of retirement, and what he looks forward to most on the 4th!

Direct download: Coney2017DebHendry.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

The Dark Horse was finally revealed, when Darron Breeden devoured 38 HDB in Norfolk! He joins both Fink Brothers to chat about his path into competitive eating, what triggered the improvement from 2016, and what his game plan is on the 4th.

Direct download: Coney2017Darron.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

The Fink Bros are back from NOLA & ready to discuss the PACKED news items in the world of competitive eating. The boys breakdown the historic Quadurday, recieved a special report of the Ice Cream Sandwich eating contest, and of course give firsthand accounts of Mike's bachelor party during the Oyster Eating Championship!


Special Thanks to the amazing Lesley Ryder for the Ice Cream scoop! (Get it?!)

Direct download: Ep56FINAL.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

A historic #RoadToConey Spotlight, as Mike is joined by the Royal Couple of Competitive Eating - Carlene & Rich LeFevre. Listen in on how these two started their eating journey, wacky contests they have participated in over the years, and even marriage advice!!

Direct download: Coney2017Lefevre.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

The latest newcomer, Derek Jacobs, joins FBTS for this #RoadToConey Spotlight. Listen in to hear insight into how Derek integrated competitive eating into his day job, what his family thinks of his latest hobby, and what the future holds for him in the sport.

Direct download: Coney2017Derek.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

Box Bitches Unite!! The always lovely Meredith Boxberger returns to FBTS!! If that wasn't enough - even James made it out for the interview!


Join both Fink Brothers as they discuss the diva's 6th trip to Coney, why her qualifier was extra special, and sports stuff.

Direct download: Coney2017Box.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

After years on the circuit, Josh Miller has finally qualified for Nathan's! Colorado's #1 eater joins FTBS FBTS to discuss his debut at Coney Island, his improvement over the past year, and what has him worried most!

Direct download: Coney2017Josh.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT

The women's revolution gains another member, as Sarah Reinecke joins the ranks of the Nathan's women's hot dog eating contest. On this Road to Coney spotlight, Sarah discusses her first MLE contest, the conditions at the Ft. Worth qualifier, future plans, and more!

Direct download: Coney2017Sarah.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

The fan turned competitor, King Carb, makes his FBTS return! He chats about what brought him out of retirement, what it was like beating out a veteran in Tampa, and his own predictions for the 4th. He also make an a special tease of an impending MLE debut - the Dark Horse!!

Direct download: Coney2017Pedram.mp3
Category:Competitive Eating -- posted at: 2:20am EDT