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Super Fry: The Fight for the Golden Frite


Shoestring, waffle, curly, or thick-cut: however you slice it, nearly everyone loves a deep-fried, golden brown piece of potato. But that’s where the agreement ends and the battles begin. While Americans call their fries “French,” Belgians claim that they, not the French, invented the perfect fry. Who’s right? This episode, we take you right into …More → The post Super Fry: The Fight for the Golden Frite appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-06-19  n/a
 
 

Eat This, Not That: The Surprising Science of Personalized Nutrition


This episode, we’ve got the exclusive on the preliminary results of the world’s largest personalized nutrition experiment. Genetic epidemiologist Tim Spector launched the study, called PREDICT, to answer a simple but important question: do we each respond to different foods differently? And, if so, why? How much of that difference is genetic, how much is …More → The post Eat This, Not That: The Surprising Science of Personalized Nutrition appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-06-10  n/a
 
 

Guts and Glory


What does it mean when your stomach rumbles? How do our bodies extract nutrients and vitamins from food? Does what you eat affect your mood? Digestion is an invisible, effortless, unconscious process—and one that, until recently, we knew almost nothing about. On this episode of Gastropod, we follow our food on its journey to becoming …More → The post Guts and Glory appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-05-21  n/a
 
 

BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye


We interrupt our regular programming to bring you news of a new podcast you might like. Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world—one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles your questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating …More → The post BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-05-16  n/a
 
 

The Great Gastropod Pudding Off


Four bakers, one evening, and one challenge: Who can steam the best spotted dick? On this week’s action-packed episode, Tom Gilliford, Selasi Gbormittah, and Yan Tsou of Great British Bake-Off fame, along with honorary Gastropod member (and Cynthia’s partner) Tim Buntel, compete to see who can master this most classic of British puddings for the …More → The post The Great Gastropod Pudding Off appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-05-07  n/a
 
 

Potatoes in Space!


Today, a half century after Neil Armstrong took one small step onto the surface of the Moon, there are still just three humans living in space—the crew of the International Space Station. But, after decades of talk, both government agencies and entrepreneurs are now drawing up more concrete plans to return to the Moon, and …More → The post Potatoes in Space! appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-04-23  n/a
 
 

The Curry Chronicles


Curry is, supposedly, Indian. But there is no such word in any of the country’s many official languages—and no Indian would use the term to describe their own food. So what is curry? This episode takes us to India, Britain, and Japan on a quest to understand how a variety of spicy, saucy dishes ended …More → The post The Curry Chronicles appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-04-09  43m
 
 

The Bagelization of America


Today, it’s a breakfast staple, but, as recently as 1960, The New York Times had to define it for readers—as “an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.” That’s right, this episode is all about the bagel, that shiny, ring-shaped, surprisingly dense bread that makes the perfect platform for cream cheese and lox. Where did it come …More → The post The Bagelization of America appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-03-26  n/a
 
 

Can Diet Stop Alzheimer’s?


Every three seconds, someone in the world develops Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a devastating disease: millions of people, as well as their caretakers, spend years dealing with disabling disorientation and memory loss. Today, it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. By 2050, an estimated 15 million people in America will have Alzheimer’s—the combined …More → The post Can Diet Stop Alzheimer’s? appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-03-11  n/a
 
 

Seeds of Immortality


When seeds first evolved, hundreds of millions of years ago, they not only revolutionized the plant world, but they also eventually sowed the path for human civilization. Today, it’s nearly impossible to eat a meal without consuming a plant embryo—or many. But how did seeds come to play such a critical role in human history? …More → The post Seeds of Immortality appeared first on Gastropod.


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 2019-03-04  n/a