Reviews
Have been listening to/ supporting this podcast for years: completely impressed with the depth of the content. As a dietitian by training I always learn something more or deepen my knowledge on existing topics- food is at the center of everything so you come away with a lot of knowledge on the...Read full review »
rosemerryberry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/24
I may have to go so far to say this is my favourite podcast ever. I’ve been binging since I found it a few months ago and will probably repeat them all more than once. The hosts do a fantastic job researching and presenting the show, I’ve learned so much and enjoyed every episode. Thankyou...Read full review »
samilocke via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/14/24
WHAT ON EARTH are you two playing at having a food & science podcast NEVER HAVING TRIED DIPPIN DOTS?! I love y’all, but that piece of info cut deep.
APykjfewZgjib via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/24
Good info. Good flow. I’d like it better if that one host didn’t speak like an AI
Mattsteig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/24
I just found this remarkable podcast! The depth and complexity of the research is impressive but the show doesn’t sound like a textbook. It is filled the fascinating and unexpected information delivered in an engaging and entertaining way. I’m binging this podcast!
docvail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
Wish I had found it years ago! I have a lot of old episodes to catch up on :)
cour10eygrace via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/24
Great research on each topic. Love the quality, topics, length. Something is wrong with the voices for me. Yes it could be me. Like there’s a new tone or cadence trend that I’m not used to. But I find it grating and difficult to listen to. If you speed it up, it’s tolerable
iosonosenzatitolo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/23
The information is not bad but it’s too over produced and it sounds like the hosts are trying too hard while in the end sounding flat and boring. Makes it very hard to listen to.
Feyenoord2486 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/23
Educational, well researched, funny, fast and just brilliant. Best food journalism period.
360KnifeBlock (Sara) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/23
I really wanted to like this podcast, as I love podcasts about food, stories diving into the history and cross-cultural aspects of things, and bonus of finding a podcast hosted by women. As luck would have it, the most recent episode when I came across the podcast was Rice, Rice Baby - surely...Read full review »
doyouwantamango via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/23
This was one of the first podcasts I listened to. Still love it and listen to every episode once it comes out. I recommend it to anyone who loves science, history, and especially food!
Animals+Art via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/20/23
I always start a conversation with “DID YOU KNOW?” (Because of my ADHD brain) and now I can finally have more insights to provide to my did you know conversations. I love how it gives factual information but also in a non-boring way. I cannot tell how much I love this podcast. My go-to podcast on...Read full review »
pvt zelda via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/16/23
I always enjoye the episodes. Making my way through the back catalog.
pele9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/23
I started listening a couple of years ago and cannot wait for each episode to drop. Listening is fascinating in every way, and really makes you think about the food we eat today in a different light. Thank you guys for all the hard work!
summerwaverider via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/23
Love your podcast, always learn something new. Note on the Banda Islands, went there 7 years ago. I don’t know when the author went there, but for me it was easy to get there, nothing traumatic about traveling there, but maybe because I didn’t go during monsoon season. I took the boat from Ambon...Read full review »
Lyagard101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/23
I love this podcast. I’m a night time listener and like to hear things that are interesting but not disturbing. Since becoming a Gastropod listener I can hold forth on the mating habits of eels and the origin story of Coca Cola much longer than anyone wants to hear about it. Srsly, I like food a...Read full review »
Dealia R via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/23
Many times the podcast hosts will bring up how little they ate of something or they make comments about how full they get off little food and say things like we have never tried so many blah blah blahs before. Or I only ate a nibble because we had so much food all day but loved it. No one cares....Read full review »
kshsnsbsbab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/23
The strange histories behind some of our most common food products keep me coming back to this podcast! Very engaging hosts as well. A winner!
MaryWoof via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/23
Subject matter very interesting and professionally produced but the singsong host sometimes drives me crazy. I tell friends who can’t stand her that sometimes she doesn’t get much airtime, especially when there are interviews. Maybe get another host or give her some training. No way she talks...Read full review »
Poddette. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/23
I just started listening and now i am hooked!
lingua203 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/23
Love the topics and all the scientific supports. But please can y’all dial back a bit on your pronunciation? I have to shut it off because Nicola sounds like she’s a nanny to a young aristocrat who must articulate each word 110%
Follepourchoco via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/29/23
Very interesting; however, based on this episode, I am an anomaly in that I have been able to follow keto for 5 mos while eating vegetables, consuming healthy fats (olive oil, avocado oil) and experiencing none of the food cravings that caused me to fall off the wagon on other diets. I’m closing...Read full review »
DrProctor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/23
I am a keto skeptic, but I value logic more than any diet. The episode on keto was nothing but a hit piece, pure and simple. There was not much in the way of science. Instead, we mostly got logical fallacies like ad hominem attacks on Dr Atkkns (not sure what his personal life has to do with the...Read full review »
schendvd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/23
Food science, cooking, and culinary history are my special interests and I absolutely love Gastropod! Not only is it entertaining and incredibly informative, the music/sound editing, and the ladies’ voices are all just so pleasing to the ear. Thank you all for creating this amazing podcast!
mariamaririshi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/23
Smart, interesting and always informative! Thanks for all the work that goes into each podcast!
TammyAlabama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/23
As a new-B to baking bread this was over the top fantastic… Thank you 🙏
cloudman1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/23
This show is wonderful. The topics are fascinating and well researched. It’s like going on a mini trip, food and culture, each episode. I’m usually drooling at the end but it’s a good scratch for curiosity and wanderlust combo. Ignore the negative reviews about the voices. They are unique accents...Read full review »
BrPaMe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/23
Where is the information about drugs in our poo!!
Slow press via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/21/23
Too bad, I really liked the informative food history, but the liberal bias that comes from academics and bicoastal living snipes away at the veracity of great content.
Bakecaster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/23
If I had a nickel for every time that I started a sentence with “I was listening to this amazing podcast… called “Gastropod…” love the pod, keep it up!
knowscrevasse via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/02/23
I was so excited about this podcast, but the voices are intolerable. I’m not sure what’s going on there. It seems like something fixable. Really weird enunciation.
Sarah BL via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/28/23
Love the content and would love to listen but one of the voices is painful to listen to. It sounds like she’s trying to hard to have a ‘radio voice’ and a really weird rhythm/cadence, and super nasally. I can’t pinpoint it exactly but its really, really weird and hard to listen to.
Bella243190 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/23
Paxlovid gave my mother her taste and smell back after a second bout of Covid
Kristiistiisti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/23
Love this podcast and, as someone who lost sense of taste and smell from COVID, I can tell you the importance texture is spot on.
Mary Rothschild via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/23
Love it. Love it. Love it. Very thorough yet entertaining. Lovely hosts. So deep meanings for understanding ourselves, our societies. So many important facts to understand our food. Amazing.
Geofuchs via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/07/23
Great information, but the delivery and voice inflections are hard to hear. Like she’s trying to make everything rhyme but it’s not landing. Inflection is easy to fix.
EricaNAustin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/23
Recently found this podcast and I’ve been hooked. So interesting, well put together, and the hosts are great!
Dirk Diggler of Albania via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/23
It’s this wonderful melange of charming anecdote, fact-checked information, and seeing the world in a new way: they self-describe as “food through the lens of science history”, but that brings along science history through the lens of food! And the hosts clearly love what they do and that...Read full review »
One Eric R of many via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/23
Just listened to the breadfruit episode and though I usually love your episode this one was extra special to me! I grew in Jamaica where breadfruit is a staple and it was so fun to hear about its origins and also a little clip with the song. Thanks for the great work and for reminding me of home
Shelby K B. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/23
This is the sweet spot of so many things that I love- history, food, travel, fun trivia. It’s so fun to learn about this stuff! I recommend this as a relaxing and interesting podcast to all my friends. (P.s. anyone who doesn’t like women’s voices should just not comment on it and move on. Your...Read full review »
Alfjsnscxnneusirbbama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
I think this podcast is great. I don’t really have a problem with their voices.
Estorm08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/23
I’m having so much fun listening to all the back episodes - I’ve basically had Gastropod on constantly for the past two weeks!
Rightsideout via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/28/23
Love the topics but the delivery is difficult to listen to. Sorry.
desert holly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/23
Love this podcast. Every topic is done in such a fascinating way. The hosts also have amazing voices that are great to listen to! Why do people not understand that Nicola is a Brit who has lived in the US for a while and thus has a lovely and unusual accent? People commenting on her voice are...Read full review »
parul jones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/23
I popped by to listen to the calorie episode, and the first minute I almost stopped listening because of the vocal fry and weird inflections of one of the journalists. I almost can’t hear the interesting information because of the delivery. I’m sorry, but it’s the truth. And it’s also fixable so...Read full review »
enweigel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/23
My go-to, all time favorite podcast. I love their way of storytelling, their flow, the way they edit the story in terms of format, sound, the research! …It gives me a sense of childhood wonder as well as leaves me feeling like I learned something; aka: when time well spent is also play.
aylorbay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/23
I absolutely love this podcast I listen to it on multiple devices📱🎧
jons and wofols via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/22
but Nicola’s intonations are difficult to tolerate. Otherwise, very well written and reported. Always great content.
E013M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/22
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