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.
    The Bottle vs. Tap Battle Finale: Alkaline H2O, Lead Pipes, and, Yes, Water Sommeliers
    43:35
  2. 2.
    Bottled Vs. Tap: The Battle to Quench Our Thirst
    42:06
  3. 3.
    Chocpocalypse Now! Quarantine and the Future of Food
    48:12
  4. 4.
    Guest Episode: Immune Boosting, Is It a Bust? | Science Vs
    33:24
  5. 5.
    Guest Episode: How Much Water Do You Actually Need a Day?
    34:24
  6. 6.
    First Class Fare
    43:24
  7. 7.
    Guest Episode: How To Save a Planet
    46:13
  8. 8.
    You're Wrong About Prohibition
    49:08
  1. 9.
    So Hot Right Now: Why We Love the Chile Pepper
    44:47
  2. 10.
    Easy A: The SuperRad Story of Home Economics
    47:50
  3. 11.
    Where There's Smoke, There's ... Whiskey, Fish, and Barbecue!
    47:29
  4. 12.
    Phage Against the Machine
    45:02
  5. 13.
    Guest Episode: Mission: ImPASTAble from The Sporkful
    29:10
  6. 14.
    Why Thai?
    39:47
  7. 15.
    Hot Tips
    50:31
  8. 16.
    TV Dinners
    48:25
  9. 17.
    The Brightest Bulb
    46:52
  10. 18.
    Like Water in the Desert
    49:52
  11. 19.
    The Magic Cube
    45:45
  12. 20.
    The Big Apple Episode
    53:02
  13. 21.
    The Hangover: Part Gastropod
    41:47
  14. 22.
    Snack Attack!
    47:16
  15. 23.
    This Spud's For You
    38:51
  16. 24.
    Moo-Dunnit: How Beef Replaced Bison on the American Plains—and Plate
    41:12
  17. 25.
    What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries
    41:49
  18. 26.
    Guest Episode: Rocky Road with Science Diction
    18:36
  19. 27.
    Shatter-Proof: How Glass Took Over the Kitchen—and Ended Child Labor
    46:34
  20. 28.
    The Most Dangerous Fruit in America
    41:17
  21. 29.
    Dig for Victory
    47:42
  22. 30.
    Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human
    40:19
  23. 31.
    Pizza Pizza!
    44:59
  24. 32.
    Eating the Wild: Bushmeat, Game, and the Fuzzy Line Between Them
    39:12
  25. 33.
    Eating the Rainbow: Or, the Mystery of the Orange Oranges, the Red M&Ms, and the Blue Raspberry
    43:52
  26. 34.
    A Tale To Warm The Cockles Of Your Heart
    35:12
  27. 35.
    White vs. Wheat: The Food Fight of the Centuries
    49:08
  28. 36.
    Licorice: A Dark and Salty Stranger
    39:53
  29. 37.
    To Fight Climate Change, Bank on Soil
    42:58
  30. 38.
    Move Over Gin, We’ve Got Tonic Fever
    37:47
  31. 39.
    The United States of McDonald’s
    48:50
  32. 40.
    Dinner Plate Invasion: Lionfish, Tiger Shrimp, and Feral Pigs, Oh My!
    40:48
  33. 41.
    Meet the Queen of Kiwi: the 96-Year-Old Woman Who Transformed America’s Produce Aisle
    39:48
  34. 42.
    Are Insect Guts the Secret to the Most Delicious Kimchi?
    37:27
  35. 43.
    Menu Mind Control
    46:35
  36. 44.
    Of Ghost Foods and Culinary Extinction
    48:23
  37. 45.
    Tiki Time!
    40:27
  38. 46.
    What’s CRISPR Doing in our Food?
    44:47
  39. 47.
    Happy Birthday to Us: Gastropod Turns Five
    40:34
  40. 48.
    Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret
    41:31
  41. 49.
    Omega 1-2-3
    41:13
  42. 50.
    Meet Sharbat, the Ancestor of Sorbet, Syrup, Shrub, Sherbet, and Pretty Much Everything Else Cool
    22:15

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