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Hot Tips Gastropod
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Hot Tips

If you live in the United States, you’re familiar with a curious mathematical ritual that takes place at the...

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TV Dinners Gastropod
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TV Dinners

Cue the dramatic music, it’s quiz time: Can you identify the people behind these catchphrases?...

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The Brightest Bulb Gastropod
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The Brightest Bulb

Imagine, for a moment, a world without garlic: garlic-free garlic bread, tzatziki sans Allium sativum, a chili crisp...

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Like Water in the Desert Gastropod
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Like Water in the Desert

Over the past century, we've transformed the arid lands of the American west into year-round, well-irrigated...

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The Magic Cube Gastropod
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The Magic Cube

You could call it the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen: bouillon is a handy ingredient, whether it comes as bottled...

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The Big Apple Episode Gastropod
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The Big Apple Episode

There’s nothing more American than apple pie—or is there? We might prescribe an apple a day and call our...

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The Hangover: Part Gastropod Gastropod
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The Hangover: Part Gastropod

Morning fog. Gallon-distemper. Busthead. These are all names for alcohol's age-old after-party: the hangover. But,...

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Snack Attack! Gastropod
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Snack Attack!

To snack or not to snack? And what counts as a snack, anyhow? Plus the great meal vs. snack smackdown: is grazing...

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This Spud's For You Gastropod
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This Spud's For You

Fried, roasted, mashed, steamed: it's hard to imagine life without the crispy, fluffy comfort blanket of potatoes....

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Moo-Dunnit: How Beef Replaced Bison on the American Plains—and Plate Gastropod
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Moo-Dunnit: How Beef Replaced Bison on the American Plains—and Plate

Saddle up, folks: Today’s episode involves the cowboys' lullabies and meat riots that helped make beef an...

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What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries Gastropod
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What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries

Consider the lobster roll: tender chunks of lobster bathed in butter or mayo, sandwiched between two slices of a...

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Guest Episode: Rocky Road with Science Diction Gastropod
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Guest Episode: Rocky Road with Science Diction

This episode, Gastropod is bringing you a guest: Science Diction, a bite-sized podcast about words, and the science...

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Shatter-Proof: How Glass Took Over the Kitchen—and Ended Child Labor Gastropod
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Shatter-Proof: How Glass Took Over the Kitchen—and Ended Child Labor

Cheers! The lively clink of glass on glass is a must for any festive gathering, whether you’re sipping...

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The Most Dangerous Fruit in America Gastropod
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The Most Dangerous Fruit in America

It's the epitome of summertime: there’s nothing like a cold, juicy slice of red watermelon on a swelteringly...

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Dig for Victory Gastropod
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Dig for Victory

You’ve seen the news: vegetable seeds are selling out. All that quarantine ennui has combined with anxiety...

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Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human Gastropod
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Shared Plates: How Eating Together Makes Us Human

We love eating dinner together with friends and extended family, and we miss it! But why does sharing a meal mean so...

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Pizza Pizza! Gastropod
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Pizza Pizza!

At last, an episode on pizza! But that raises a tricky question: what exactly is pizza? As it turns out, the original...

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Eating the Wild: Bushmeat, Game, and the Fuzzy Line Between Them Gastropod
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Eating the Wild: Bushmeat, Game, and the Fuzzy Line Between Them

It's a safe bet that your recent media diet has included the words "wet market," "zoonotic disease," and "pangolin,"...

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Eating the Rainbow: Or, the Mystery of the Orange Oranges, the Red M&Ms, and the Blue Raspberry Gastropod
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Eating the Rainbow: Or, the Mystery of the Orange Oranges, the Red M&Ms, and the Blue Raspberry

From stripy fuchsia beets to unicorn doughnuts, the foods available today on grocery store shelves and in cafe...

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A Tale To Warm The Cockles Of Your Heart Gastropod
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A Tale To Warm The Cockles Of Your Heart

You might have heard of Molly Malone, selling cockles from a wheelbarrow in Dublin, or of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,...

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