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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, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like...
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4.8 stars from 2,947 ratings
This is such a great podcast. I was introduced to it via The Listener newsletter (also excellent) and have since subscribed and am working my through their past episodes. It’s so well researched and presented; no rambling on tangents, it has a clear narrative and I find the subjects really...Read full review »
Scmizzle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/20
The perfect podcast
Simply my favorite podcast out there (and I listen to a lot of podcasts). I’ve listened to every episode and look forward to every 2nd Tuesday. The hosts provide interesting and exciting reporting and all the cool facts about the food topics they cover. Huge fan and highly highly highly recommend!
Jr1029384 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/20
Best Show EVER!!!
Seriously. Why aren’t you already listening to this? These wonderful women have answered so many questions I’ve had about food and introduced me to so much more. I cannot thank them enough for all the random food information that I amaze/annoy everyone around me with. They are truly a treasure....Read full review »
Ash Luster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/20
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