EPISODE 17 | July 31, 2015

The Scoop on Ice Cream

EPISODE 16 | July 27, 2015

Crunch, Crackle, And Pop

“Sound is the forgotten flavor sense,” says experimental psychologist Charles Spence. In this episode, we discover how manipulating sound can…

EPISODE 15 | July 3, 2015

Field Recordings

Plants that can hear themselves being eaten. Microphone-equipped drones that eavesdrop on sick chickens. Lasers that detect an insect’s wing-beats…

EPISODE 14 |

The Cocktail Hour

Whether you sip it with friends, chug it before hitting the dance floor, or take it as a post-work pick-me-up,…

EPISODE 13 |

Gastropod on Gastropods

Though Gastropod is, as regular listeners know, a podcast about the science and history of all things gastronomical, we do…

EPISODE 12 | April 27, 2015

Savor Flavor

Why does grape candy taste so fake? What on earth is blue raspberry, anyway? And what is the difference between…

EPISODE 11 |

Say Cheese!

Cheese is the chameleon of the food world, as well as one of its greatest delights. Fresh and light or…

EPISODE 10 | February 20, 2015

No Scrubs: Breeding a Better Bull

In 1900, the average dairy cow in America produced 424 gallons of milk each year. By 2000, that figure had…

EPISODE 9 | January 23, 2015

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day. Or is it? In this episode of Gastropod, we explore the science…

EPISODE 8 | January 9, 2015

Night of the Living Radishes

For this special New Year episode, Gastropod transports you to Oaxaca, Mexico, for the legendary Night of the Radishes, celebrated…

EPISODE 7 |

Kale of the Sea

Call off the search for the new kale: we’ve found it, and it’s called kelp! In this episode of Gastropod,…

EPISODE 6 |

Bite: Smoked Pigeon and Other Subnatural Delights

In this week’s bite-sized episode, Nicky travels to the campus of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, for a day…

EPISODE 5 |

The Microbe Revolution

Research into the composition, function, and importance of the galaxy of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that, when we’re healthy, live…

EPISODE 4 |

Bite: Forgotten Fruits & the Future of Food?

We’re back with a bite-sized discussion of two fascinating food history and science stories that have crossed our paths in…

EPISODE 3 |

Dan Barber’s Quest for Flavor

In this latest episode of Gastropod, chef and author Dan Barber takes listeners on a journey around the world in…

EPISODE 2 | December 19, 2014

Bite: What America Could Taste Like

We promised we’d serve a bite-sized snack in between our full-length episodes, and here it is—a short and snappy update,…

EPISODE 1 |

The Golden Spoon

Chances are, you’ve spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use…