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The history of the Oreo cookie

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Oreo cookies are pretty fun, so let’s talk about where they came from

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This week on The History of Fun, Daniela Galarza, senior editor at Eater, joins to talk about the origins of the world’s most famous sandwich cookie. And Fig Newtons are not sandwich cookies, thank you very much. Meanwhile, Russ discovers that Oreos are one of the few things he should be able to eat without getting sick!

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