Since its feature in the 08-28-2015 Scout Report, Gastropod (now on its 14th season) continues to produce fascinating bi-weekly content, covering topics ranging from "the Queen of Kiwi" (see the December 17, 2019 episode) to the history of Gin and Tonics (see the February 11, 2020 episode).
As the site notes, "Gastropod looks at food through the lens of science and history." In each episode of this gastronomic podcast, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley examine historical precedents and groundbreaking science of a unique culinary event, "from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec." They interview experts and chefs, visit labs and kitchens and archaeology digs, and generally have a wonderful time showing listeners the ins and outs of the what and how of food today. Episodes tend to run about half an hour in length, and each is accompanied by a well written article and informative Episode Notes. Recent topics have included the role of soil in combatting climate change (see the February 25, 2020 episode) and the profound cultural impact of McDonald's on the United States (see the January 27, 2020 episode).