Gastropod

Food with a Side of Science & History

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What’s CRISPR Doing in our Food?


You’ve probably heard the hype: CRISPR will revolutionize biotech, cure disease, resurrect extinct species, and even create new-and-(not-so)-improved humans. But what is CRISPR—and what’s it doing in our food? The first generation of genetically modified crops, or GMOs, were labelled “Frankenfoods” by critics and are banned in the European Union...


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Happy Birthday to Us: Gastropod Turns Five


We launched Gastropod in September 2014, which means we’re turning five this month, and that’s approximately 100 in podcast years. We’re celebrating our birthday with a special episode featuring highlights from the past five years’ worth of episodes, as chosen by you, our listeners—served up alongside a generous slice of cake science and history. Join …More → The post Happy Birthday to Us: Gastropod Turns Five appeared first on Gastropod.


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Celebrate Mexico’s True National Holiday with the Mysteries of Mole


In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is an excuse for margarita-fueled partying. But in Mexico, that date—the anniversary of a military triumph over Napoleon on May 5, 1862—is marked by a parade and not much else. The real celebrations happen on September 16, which is Mexican Independence Day. At Gastropod, we’re always down to …More → The post Celebrate Mexico’s True National Holiday with the Mysteries of Mole appeared first on Gastropod.


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 10 September 2019  n/a
 
 

Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret


This episode, we tell an age-old tale: an innocent young berry heads west to make its fame and fortune—but sells its soul in the process. In order for our hero, the strawberry, to defeat its nemesis, a fungus called wilt, the aromatic red fruit makes a deal with the devil—and duly becomes America’s favorite berry. …More → The post Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret appeared first on Gastropod.


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 27 August 2019  n/a
 
 

Omega 1-2-3


Based on all the hype, you’d be forgiven for believing that the fish oils known as omega-3s are solution to every problem. Heart disease, dementia, depression, even obesity—the list of ailments that experts claim a daily dose of omega-3 can help prevent seems endless. And with more than ten percent of Americans taking a capsule …More → The post Omega 1-2-3 appeared first on Gastropod.


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 13 August 2019  n/a
 
 

Meet Sharbat, the Ancestor of Sorbet, Syrup, Shrub, Sherbet, and Pretty Much Everything Else Cool


Many of you won’t have heard of sharbat, the delightfully tangy, refreshingly icy Persian drink. But most of you will have tasted at least one of its many descendants: sorbet, sherbet, syrup, shrub, and even the julep. So, what is sharbat? How did it inspire so many variations on cooling deliciousness? And how did Persians …More → The post Meet Sharbat, the Ancestor of Sorbet, Syrup, Shrub, Sherbet, and Pretty Much Everything Else Cool appeared first on Gastropod.


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 06 August 2019  n/a
 
 

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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 19 June 2019  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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 10 June 2019  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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 21 May 2019  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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 16 May 2019  n/a