Season 10 Episode 6

The Weird and Wonderful World of Mukbanging (?!)

In a world rich in both food and media, is it really a surprise that watching people eat online has gained so much popularity? Today we take a look into the world of Mukbang, tune in to find out where on earth this bizarre phenomenon has come from and all the different benefits it might have. Mukbang has helped alleviate feelings of isolation and also can promote a healthy way of eating – should we all try and embrace the weird and wonderful craze, especially in the current climate?! Do you have any Mukbang experiences you want to share? Are you an avid Mukbanger or is the whole thing a mystery to you? Comment below so we can get chatting.

Best soundbite: “You’re not going to go upstairs and just Mukbang one out!!!” – Jamie Spafford

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Originating from South Korea as a means to help solo-diners feel more connected, Mukbang is a massive YouTube craze.

How do you feel about it? Is it actually strange? Or a natural outcome of where our digital world has led us?

The Mukbang Trend:

Top Mukbang Creators:

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