108 episodes

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

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 1.7K 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
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Splott74 ,

My favorite non-fiction podcast.

I love this one and find myself recommending it to friends! Lots of good history and science, also entertaining and well-done. Thanks!

143CharlesT ,

Great content, painful affected accents!!

I can no longer listen, unfortunately. Both hosts have such affected accents that it’s impossible not to be distracted by them. It’s unfortunate they can’t be more authentic sounding. Maybe they could get a voice coach?

KPESS12! ,

Best Podcast Ever!

This is by far my favorite podcast! It is well researched and informative. I also feel like every episode is relatable. The guest they have on the show are all experts in their fields and they add great insights to the topic being discussed.

Listener beware: it makes you crave the food that they are discussing that episode. I just listened to Mango Mania and right after I went out and bought a bunch of mangos. However, is there such a thing as too mango mangos? I think not!

Listen to this podcast. It will change the way you look at food for the better.

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