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Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: North Carolina State University Ph.D. student Olivia Caretti is hoping to fill some data gaps by using a relatively new method for monitoring aquatic life with underwater microphones, known as hydrophones., Credit: James Morrison
A North Carolina State University researcher is using underwater microphones to help better understand the extensive array of animals living in the...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:32
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Biochemist Matt Bochman talks about collecting yeast, Friendly Beasts Cider Company turns yeast (and apples) into tasty drinks.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:02
Caption: Dustin Young holds glass eels worth $2,500 per pound, Credit: Matt Frassica
Why is a tiny fish worth thousands per pound?

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 09:27
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The paleo diet aims to take nutrition back to the basics—to the way Paleolithic people ate. But prehistoric people didn’t eat boneless chicken brea...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 16:34
  • Purchases: 3
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One of America's most bizarre food battles

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 20:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kramer's dairy cows turned out to pasture., Credit: Veronica Volk
What does a dairy cow have to do with a healthy lake ecosystem? At a recent Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo New York, people were inv...

Bought by KTXK, WBFO, WAMC, WSKG, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 7
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Whether he likes it or not, Sam has become the go-to source for all of our questions, from showing him photos of weird bugs we want him to identify...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Sunset overlooking Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. , Credit: Photo by Tina Antolini.
Imagine: crabs, fish, eels—a whole team of sea creatures—rushing towards the shore, and then sitting there, as if waiting to be caught. This isn’t ...

Bought by KVLU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 22:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This is Distillations’s 200th episode, and we’re celebrating! We pored through hundreds of shows and pieced together some of the funniest, grossest...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 37:10
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Damon Gameau talks corporate responsibility, the power of information, and Oscar Wilde’s advice.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Aug 01, 2015
  • Length: 23:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode topics: Gout - it's origins, causes and current treatment and the importance of patient-centered care and how new training initiatives are ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Solid Comfort, 1906., Credit: Library of Congress
This show takes on the frothy subject of beer, and explores the science, culture, and history behind the suds.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Some people eat ginger to calm their stomachs, and Peter Rabbit’s mother gave him a dose of chamomile tea to cure his ailments. One Virginia resear...

Bought by KENW, WABE, WAMC, and WXDU


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 4
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Is the octopus a genius? A shapeshifter? An entreè? Katherine Harmon Courage investigates these questions and more in her first book, Octopus! The ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 22:29
  • Purchases: 1
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My sincere but silly attempt to live without plastic for a week.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2013
  • Length: 06:36
Caption: Close-up of Cleveland Whiskey label., Credit: Brian Bull, ideastream
A look at the trend of developing rapidly-aged whiskeys.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KLCC, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 3
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Michael Moss describes “bliss point” and “mouth feel,” two of the terms common in the trillion-dollar processed food industr...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The German “eiswein” tradition was created almost by accident. This sweet, powerful wine was discovered when winemakers tried to save grapes that f...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2012
  • Length: 05:05
Caption: Harbor on Silver Lake, Ocracoke Island, NC, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island North Carolina is like a republic unto itself, much like Key West, the Conch Republic. On the Scotch Bonnet Republic islanders have...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 24:36
Caption: St. George Spirits' lab still, Credit: Catherine Girardeau
This piece gives listeners a taste of the art and science contained in your cocktail. Go behind the scenes at St. George Spirits, a Northern Califo...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WTJU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marius Stan and Dan Pancake lead double lives on top of their scientific pursuits.
We explore the secret lives of nuclear scientists and learn why these brainiacs are way more interesting than you’d have ever imagined.

Bought by WTJU and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tony before his weight loss
In Part I of our series, Tipping the Scales, we look at how obesity affected one young man's life -- and how he got a grip on it.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
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Episode thirty-one! They exclaimed. It’s an exclamatory remark! Okay, I’m calm now. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Michael Miles, a practitioner...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 28:03
  • Purchases: 1
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You probably won't find Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian frying peppers or Amish Deer Tongue lettuce at your local supermarket. But, a growing commun...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jul 25, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1