Gastropod

By Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food. Find us online at gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

  1. 1.
    Hot Tips
    50:31
  2. 2.
    TV Dinners
    48:25
  3. 3.
    The Brightest Bulb
    46:52
  4. 4.
    Like Water in the Desert
    49:52
  5. 5.
    The Magic Cube
    47:02
  6. 6.
    The Big Apple Episode
    53:02
  7. 7.
    The Hangover: Part Gastropod
    42:56
  8. 8.
    Snack Attack!
    48:57
  1. 9.
    This Spud's For You
    39:18
  2. 10.
    Moo-Dunnit: How Beef Replaced Bison on the American Plains—and Plate
    43:44
  3. 11.
    What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries
    42:16
  4. 12.
    Guest Episode: Rocky Road with Science Diction
    18:36
  5. 13.
    Shatter-Proof: How Glass Took Over the Kitchen—and Ended Child Labor
    47:36
  6. 14.
    The Most Dangerous Fruit in America
    41:17
  7. 15.
    Dig for Victory
    50:37
  8. 16.
    Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human
    40:19
  9. 17.
    Pizza Pizza!
    44:59
  10. 18.
    Eating the Wild: Bushmeat, Game, and the Fuzzy Line Between Them
    39:12
  11. 19.
    Eating the Rainbow: Or, the Mystery of the Orange Oranges, the Red M&Ms, and the Blue Raspberry
    44:30
  12. 20.
    A Tale To Warm The Cockles Of Your Heart
    38:20
  13. 21.
    White vs. Wheat: The Food Fight of the Centuries
    53:33
  14. 22.
    Licorice: A Dark and Salty Stranger
    44:20
  15. 23.
    To Fight Climate Change, Bank on Soil
    47:48
  16. 24.
    Move Over Gin, We’ve Got Tonic Fever
    42:37
  17. 25.
    The United States of McDonald’s
    53:40
  18. 26.
    Dinner Plate Invasion: Lionfish, Tiger Shrimp, and Feral Pigs, Oh My!
    45:38
  19. 27.
    Meet the Queen of Kiwi: the 96-Year-Old Woman Who Transformed America’s Produce Aisle
    47:01
  20. 28.
    Are Insect Guts the Secret to the Most Delicious Kimchi?
    42:16
  21. 29.
    Menu Mind Control
    51:25
  22. 30.
    Of Ghost Foods and Culinary Extinction
    53:13
  23. 31.
    Tiki Time!
    45:17
  24. 32.
    What’s CRISPR Doing in our Food?
    49:38
  25. 33.
    Happy Birthday to Us: Gastropod Turns Five
    45:23
  26. 34.
    Celebrate Mexico’s True National Holiday with the Mysteries of Mole
    47:14
  27. 35.
    Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret
    46:21
  28. 36.
    Omega 1-2-3
    46:02
  29. 37.
    Meet Sharbat, the Ancestor of Sorbet, Syrup, Shrub, Sherbet, and Pretty Much Everything Else Cool
    23:01
  30. 38.
    Super Fry: The Fight for the Golden Frite
    45:12
  31. 39.
    Eat This, Not That: The Surprising Science of Personalized Nutrition
    58:16
  32. 40.
    Guts and Glory
    47:29
  33. 41.
    BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
    4:34
  34. 42.
    The Great Gastropod Pudding Off
    55:18
  35. 43.
    Potatoes in Space!
    48:23
  36. 44.
    The Curry Chronicles
    43:19
  37. 45.
    The Bagelization of America
    52:45
  38. 46.
    Can Diet Stop Alzheimer’s?
    42:59
  39. 47.
    Seeds of Immortality
    27:46
  40. 48.
    Pick A Pawpaw: America’s Forgotten Fruit
    43:37
  41. 49.
    Eating to Win: Gatorade, Muscle Milk, and… Chicken Nuggets?
    42:35
  42. 50.
    The Secret History of the Slave Behind Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
    44:56

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