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The World in Words

To Catch a Fortune Cookie Thief

25:51 | Jul 24th, 2017

2 recommendations
This week on the podcast producer Lidia Jean Kott cracks open a case of fortune cookie theft. "Some men dream of fortunes. Others dream of cookies." This is a real fortune cookie fortune. A presci...Show More


mm recommended:Mar 23rd

Fun episode investigating the origins of fortune cookies (not from China or America!) and how darn hard it is to write those fortunes without offending anyone. And yes, a thief stole all the fortunes from the OG shop and they get to the bottom of it here! Plus an unexpected appearance from a Silicon...Show More

epekilis recommended:Mar 20th

This podcast traces fortune cookies back to Japan. I’ve read numerous accounts elsewhere that trace the fortune cookie back to the Chinese American diaspora. This is the first time I’ve read about a Japanese heritage to this product.