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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 gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Gastropod Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

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    • 4.8, 2.1K Ratings

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 gastropod.com, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gastropodcast.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

saint-vip ,

Neat, nerdy, need-to-listen!

A scientist, a foodie, a historian, a reader, and a chef would all love this show.

Old TAL G ,

Fascinating podcast

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 her says it correctly while she say O-Ma-Ga. As a Brit I’m baffled.

Pedaccentic ,

Great podcast but the affectation...

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 Englishness is a huge part of her identity and character on the show but it doesn’t come off as entirely genuine given the changing strength of accent, the complete absence at times, and then the focus on it. It mostly just sounds like a pedantic American. It’s a major distraction and makes me want to not listen to what is in every other way a good podcast.

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