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A podcast from Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

Gastropod

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126 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

126 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

A podcast from Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

Gastropod

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126 Episodes • Released Fortnightly

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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.

Latest Episode

25 Aug 2020 • 18 mins

Guest Episode: Rocky Road with Science Diction

This episode, Gastropod is bringing you a guest: Science Diction, a bite-sized podcast about words, and the science stories behind them. They answer questions like: what does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it the Spanish flu when it wasn’t from Spain? Science Diction is doing a series on food words, and this episode is all about Rocky Road. Grab a spoon and enjoy! We’ll be back in just one week with our regularly scheduled Gastropod episode.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.