Podcasts

Yogurt: More Than Just Bacteria Poop

Humans have been enjoying yogurt and its health benefits for millennia. From prehistory to bizarre sanitarium treatments to modern marketing campaigns, we explore the culture of yogurt.

Defrosting Frozen Food

What technologies have brought us the convenience of frozen foods? Is frozen really as nutritious as fresh? Learn what it takes scientifically to bring that bag of vegetables from the farm to your freezer.

The Unsweetened History and Technology of Sugar

The demand for sugar has driven over a thousand years of greed, tragedy, political power shifts, and technological innovation. We won't sugarcoat it.

Sugar and Your Health

Cauliflower: Fractaliscious and Nutritious

This seemingly humble member of the cabbage family has been prized for thousands of years by chefs, nutritionists, and mathematicians alike. Learn about cauliflower's long history, fascinating fractal shape, health benefits, and culinary potential.

Champagne (and Sparkling Wine)

In just 400 years, sparkling wines have gone from a dangerous mistake (the famous Dom Perignon was hired to get RID of bubbles in wine) to a symbol of wealth and celebration. We trace the history and explain the science behind champagne.