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Jason Sudeikis' 'Thundergong!' | Kansas City's Best Pies

Segment 1, beginning at 5:18: Both Jason Sudeikis and TV coach "Ted Lasso" will make an appearance at Saturday's "Thundergong!"

Actor Jason Sudeikis describes the challenges of putting on this year's fundraiser for the Steps of Faith Foundation, which provides prosthetics to hundreds of amputees. Sudeikis also spoke about how his Kansas upbringing influenced the television character Ted Lasso, "a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England."

Segment 2, beginning at 31:54: Whether filled with fruit, meat or custard, there's a pie for everyone at Kansas City bakeries.

Anytime is a good time for pie, but the holidays bring out seasonal favorites and debates for all of us. Pumpkin or sweet potato? Pecan or apple? The food critics tell us where you can find the classics, in addition to those with a twist.

"Thundergong!" will be streaming free worldwide at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 14, 2020. RSVP requested.

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Brian Ellison is substitute host of Central Standard and Up To Date and has served in a variety of roles at KCUR since 2008. He has been acting producer and associate producer of Up To Date and was acting producer of The Walt Bodine Show. A member of the Religion Newswriters Association, he also contributes occasionally to KCUR news coverage. Even before joining the KCUR staff, he was a producer and frequent guest on Up To Date's "Religion Roundtable," as well as a committed listener and volunteer.
Danette (Danie) Alexander first came to KCUR in 2007 as an intern for Up to Date after completing her B.A. in Communications at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After her KCUR internship was completed, Danie continued to spend her mornings assisting senior producer Stephen Steigman as a volunteer with the show. Her radio experience also includes stints with public radio's New Letters on the Air as a broadcast engineer and on local public radio as host of a weekly overnight call-in show.