Reviews
Gastropod is one of my favourite podcasts because every episode is fascinating. My personal favourites are the one on McDonald’s, preservatives, soda, maple and how sound can alter taste. I think that this is a brilliant idea for a podcast which They execute soooo well.
rjwise via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/20
One of my favorites! The content, the guests, how the information is presented, the editing, etc; everything about this show is great! I got my dad to buy a few pawpaw trees after listening to the episode on pawpaws. Also, I love Nicola’s voice!
Madselaine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/20
One of the host has distracting enunciation, like an American putting on an affected English accent. It’s so jarring and irritating I just can’t listen to any more episodes.
LeMe333 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/20
Listening to this felt like being subjected to the audio equivalent of strobe lights for half an hour. When I slowed it down on my player it was just distorted, and that was worse. I suspect this is an editing issue that could be fixed by using a different podcast editing software or provider....Read full review »
gd4360 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/20
The level of research they do for this podcast is amazing. I love the perfect combo of history and science as it relates to food, and the quality of episodes over the years in consistently high. The topics thy pick to cover also also fun and engaging and cover basically everything you could...Read full review »
MitBhal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/20
Great podcast. Informative and interesting.
sm esthet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/20
Cynthia & Nicola do an incredible job of educating their audience with enthusiasm and excitement.
Sensational Smoothies via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/06/20
One of the best podcast I have heard. I love it love it love it
Zaloren via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/03/20
I absolutely love the content and the guests but Nicola’s overly affected way of talking is soooo distracting, I don’t know how long I can stick with it. Those hard t’s and toMAtoes is driving me nuts. No one talks like that.
Meigot2B via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/20
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
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
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
I love this show, but the presenters talk way too fast. What’s the hurry? I got a headache listening to their (great) show on the teaser of color. My girlfriend who is not a native speaker of English gave up (even when we slowed the speed down) so I had to listen to it by myself :-( Please....Read full review »
Il machinista via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/20
We listen to Science Friday and Ira suggested your podcast. We are enjoying the diverse subjects - my husband is the Main Chef in the House but we both love to shop for fun food! Only one suggestion: could you please talk more slowly - sometimes we have to rerun to catch all of your thoughts....Read full review »
G.Christensen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/20
This is not a recipe or cooking show. It is ABOUT food. The why, the, how, the history. It is fascinating! Cynthia & Nicola are smart, talented, and very entertaining. Great show, thank you, ladies!
WNAJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/20
I purchased, “The Midcentury Kitchen” by Sarah Archer, reviewed by Nicola. That’s how I discovered Gastropod! I’ve listened to every episode over the past 6 weeks. Thank you both for your fascinating episodes.
H_LouVou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
That refers to both the show and the wonderful hosts! Great entertainment for food-lovers, science-lovers and history-lovers all.
Kaliador via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/20
Each episode tells a fabulous story that’s informed by science and explores through history to properly introduce us to the foods we love and thought we knew.
Boutie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/20
I absolutely love this podcast. Each episode leaves me wanting to try new foods or gives me a greater appreciation for the foods I eat everyday. It’s also perfect for learning short facts your can wow your dinner party attendees with.
kiki239373 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/22/20
Cockles are disappearing because of “man,” and his pathetic greed.
marketpop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/20
Fun educational show about food!
LMO1396 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/20
Gastropod is absolutely one of my favorite podcasts (and has been for years!) The production value is seriously incredible- the quality of research, interviews, funny anecdotes, interesting side stories and chemistry of the hosts is so high! It’s honestly one of the best produced shows I listen...Read full review »
The Alt Vault via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/20
Love this podcast. So interesting and always waiting for a the new episodes to drop. And to all you folks that are insanely obsessed with their voices/accents: just chill.
Ali Fitzgerald137 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/20
As many have already commented Nicola’s variable pronunciation of t’s and vowel groupings is beyond distracting. Have another voice actress do the lines. unsubscribed
nopofosho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
I am annoyed that either or one sided on with prevention of invasive species. Can’t we mix ways of ridding invasive species? As one guest said, our world is global and it’s very difficult to keep invasive species at bay even with screenings. Sounds invasive species are complex to deal with.
Donomia via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/24/20
I recommend everyone who is at all interested in food listen to this podcast, it’s well researched, produced, and a fun listen. Most food related podcasts I get tired of, and only listen to in fits and starts but never Gastropod! I’ve listened to every episode (many multiple times) for years!
Go Chris! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
Food, science, and history is a winning combination. You learn a ton and listening makes me want to find some good food afterwards.
thejones912 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/20
I would have never thought to make this podcast let alone go searching for it. It kind of fell into my lap. I liked to an episode on whiskey and was hooked. I forget that most everything has a history and learning about foods makes me want to try new meals.
lindsayj26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/20
Fantastic podcast - the episodes are a delight to listen to, and always leave me thinking.
lfh2020 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
I like the way the hosts go into food subjects that are different. Loved the peanut and the honey episode. Lots of fun and the hosts seem like they are having fun. One of my favorites. I do wish Nicola didn’t try so hard to say everything like a tanker Brit. Listen to Omega 123 where everyone but...Read full review »
Old TAL G via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/20
I watched a Nicola Twilley ted talk (maybe an off-brand TED-style talk) and she pronounced a word with standard American accent and then corrected herself to a vaguely Home Counties sounding accent. She’s clearly been in the US a long time. I’m wondering how old she was when she moved her. Her...Read full review »
Pedaccentic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
This podcast is one of my favorites and I have listened for several years! I love it’s mix of science, history, world travel and pure love of food. It covers some great topics that I have not heard anywhere else and is expertly researched and very interesting. I also love the hosts! Some of my...Read full review »
ftorrk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/20
A scientist, a foodie, a historian, a reader, and a chef would all love this show.
saint-vip via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/19
I have learned SO MUCH from this delightful and in-depth food podcast! A must for any foodie or generally curious person.
dezmoinez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/19
Generally interesting show, but one (I think it is Nicola) needs to give up on those hard “T”s. It is not merely annoying, but flat-out distracting from the actual content.
Niban #2dj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/19
The topics and guests are fascinating but the voices of the two hosts make it impossible to listen to. I’ve tried to get past their annoying affected voices several times but I’m giving up. Do they think they sound clever? Who knows. I’m done.
Charlee10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/19
Disappointed because content may be interesting. They need to learn how to talk naturally on a podcast. Clearly they are reading a written script and trying to make it “interesting” by over emphasizing words. Just can’t listen.
Thayer14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/19
Fascinating stories about food science & history. If nothing else, I learned that my mutt could be part Turnspit.
ehuelga via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/19
Very scientific, well-researched, and overall great
Moxxxxxccccxxxh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
I started listening to all the episodes a month and a half ago, holy moly so many if you’re a binge listener like myself and they are all SO GOOD. I love learning about science and history and food all in one place. I’ve literally started exploring my grocery store more and branching out in what...Read full review »
inkheart9459 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
GREAT information but the talk/delivery style of the hosts is so silly. Ladies, you’re doing a real disservice to other female journalists/reports/researchers. Please, develop a more professional delivery style.
AlaskaPuffin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/19
I think this is the most informative food podcast on the planet. Listen often!
Jasper Gioia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/19
Thank you for a witty, insightful, fascinating show. Even if I don’t care much about the show titles; I listen to all. Beware! This show is funny, educational and addictive .
NickyVeloRun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/19
Information is very interesting however the hosts really really let the podcast down. They speak to the listener in the manner of a parent talking to a child and the pace of the podcast is insufferably slow. I really wish there was a different version of this podcast presented in an adult format
KrisCristoff via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/19
Cynthia and Nicola are wonderful! I love how well researched each episode is. It is always thought provoking and well done. Their resourcefulness and dedication makes the podcast a beautiful labor. Please support!
annnacee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/19
It’s hard to listen too it sounds like computer generated voices
gkramer71 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/19
Love the podcast and continue to learn with every episode. I’ve been listening for about three years and binged the seasons I missed. Thanks for keeping me company as I make my chocolate late into the night. If you want a witty, intelligent discussion on food with a side of science this is your...Read full review »
Ggtiv via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/10/19
I love this podcast. I have been listening to it for years (since it started), and I look forward to new episodes and have never been disappointed. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and a lot of food podcasts, and I appreciate how Cynthia and Nicola treat each new subject with gusto and...Read full review »
languidjen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/19
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