Here are just a few of the nice things that people have said about Gastropod. Thank you!
The duo cram so many intriguing facts into each episode that you step away feeling like an expert on Native American cuisine, fortune cookies or whatever other subject they focus on.
Look who’s on the list of the eleven best food podcasts from The Guardian‘s Observer column!
The show … is sure to fascinate inquisitive food-lovers.
Blush, we’re one of New Scientist‘s top ten best science and technology podcasts.
Gastropod leans into the wild and fascinating details around various aspects of food culture.
The San Jose Mercury News recommends listening to us when you want “to nerd out about the intersection of food, history and science”—which is basically always, right?
I have honestly never wanted to be friends with podcasters more than with Cynthia and Nicola from Gastropod.
We love you too, Bon Appetit editors! Thanks for picking Gastropod as one of the Best Food Podcasts of 2023.
Perhaps you’re looking for something headier: food as a way into culture or science or people or ideas. You’re in luck.
The Vulture recommends Gastropod’s style of “food documentary.”
“If you love food, science, and history, Gastropod is the podcast for you.”
Toast named us the “best combo of food and science” in their roundup of the 20 Best Food Podcasts in 2022.
“Between the interviews, environmental and historical sound recordings, research, and undertone of slightly sarcastic and self-deprecating wit (Twilley is British, after all), Gastropod is a must-listen … as unique in its focus as its approach”
Tasting Table says we’re one of 16 podcasts you should be listening to in 2022.
“Episode topics range from aquaculture to composting and often have a global bent.”
The Council on Foreign Relations recommends listening to Gastropod this summer.
“Hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley examine how food has changed over time with an emphasis on scientific innovations and forgotten histories.”
PodBible includes “Of Ghost Foods and Culinary Extinction” in its June 2022 list of seven classic podcast episodes not to miss.
“You will definitely learn something you didn’t already know while listening to this podcast…”
…promises Modern Farmer, who count Gastropod as one of their “7 Bingeworthy Food and Farming Podcasts.”
“Knowledgeable cohosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley talk to experts and serve up a feast of delicious bite-sized facts that surprise and delight.”
Wired thinks Gastropod is one of “The Best Podcasts for Everyone.”
“In a year when the concept of quarantine continued to provoke COVID dread, this episode flipped it upside down to explain the whole story of quarantines as a positive solution in a variety of non-human contexts.”
The Solutions Journalism Network rates our episode, Chocpocalypse Now!, as one of their favorite examples of solutions journalism of 2021.
“Gastropod is for people who want to know everything there is to know about food.”
Rotacloud says listening to us will leave you “raring to go for the next pub quiz.”
“With awesome interviews with experts and historians,” “this amazing podcast” “examines how food has and continues to shape human society.”
Find That Pod says “Don’t miss this one.”
If you want a podcast that’ll arm you with a neverending arsenal of “Hey! Did you know that…” food facts, Gastropod is the one for you.
Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley’s Gastropod … never ceases to amaze” the team at the UK’s MOB Kitchen.
Gastropod is the perfect kind of podcast that gives you fun facts about things you didn’t even know you wanted to know about.
New Zealand’s most popular news website, Stuff, says “look no further.”
“Gastropod … offers fascinating answers to questions like “how did tiki bars become a thing?”
We’re one of the 12 best food podcasts, according to Oprah.
Sadly, we don’t speak Croatian, but we’re very happy to be on this list
of “five gastronomic-themed podcasts that were an absolute hit in 2020”
“Ever wondered about the origin of the bouillon cube? What’s the connection between glass bakeware and child labor? Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley delve into the fascinating answers behind these questions and more…”
Mashable thinks that Gastropod is one of the ten “best podcasts to listen to if you love cooking.”
“Featuring interviews with chefs, scientists and experts from all over the world, the duo are excellent at digging up the fascinating stories behind the stuff that ends up in our plates, bowls and mouths.”
Wired UK recommends Gastropod as one of the “best podcasts for curious minds.”
“Gastropod picks apart the science and history behind popular foods […] [Its] investigations, on topics as diverse as saffron and Mexican mole, skip across continents.”
National Geographic UK lists Gastropod as one of “The seven best food podcasts for lovers of world cuisine.”
“It’s one of the most engaging conversations about how curry was appropriated by the British who colonised India.”
India’s MintLounge recommends Gastropod as one of “three food podcasts to whet your appetite”—with a special shout out to our episode The Curry Chronicles.
Gastropod has been going strong for … years, a testament to how goddamn interesting it is.
We’re on Inverse‘s list of “The Five Best Science Podcasts, 2020 Edition.”
“Whether they are discussing how Leonardo da Vinci invented the first pasta machine, how Jack Daniel learned how to make whiskey, or the history of birthday cake, Graber and Twilley infuse a passion for discovery, a constant search for insight from facts, and a strong desire to inform into every episode. In other words, the podcast makes you hungry for more.”
Writing for Podcast Reports magazine, Frank Racioppi explores why Gastropod is “such a critical and listener favorite.”
“Each of their twice-monthly, hour-long installments is thoroughly researched, tightly edited and humorously presented while not shying away from the social and political implications of our modern culture of eating.”
Writing for Geist magazine, Kelsea O’Connor calls us “drool-worthy,” but warns that listening “inevitably makes me hungry.”
“14 seasons of alimentary adventures, with a new episode every fortnight. Dig in.”
British GQ thinks Gastropod is one of the best podcasts to listen to in 2021.
“Meticulously researched and always entertaining, Gastropod uses the low-key charm of its hosts to sneak up on you.”
The Portland Press Herald warns that, “before you know it, you’ll be captivated (and peckish).”
“De l’histoire, de l’anthropo, de la science, de la bouffe: un podcast qui ose depuis déjà plus de 5 ans s’attaquer à des sujets parfois ardus mais passionnants, riches en infos, animé par deux chouettes femmes”
Reco des cool kids chez Les Camionneuses.
Gastropod is easily one of the best podcast choices out there in terms of sheer production value and quality, not to mention the fact that it offers something a little different.
Nova Sydney names us Best Podcast #1
“Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley host a delightful podcast.”
We’re a staff pick at the Forbes Library!
“You can fully prep, cook, and plate a meal while indulging in some feel-good entertainment.”
Better Homes & Gardens says Gastropod “deliciously combines science, history, and taste,” making us one of their “6 Mood-Boosting Podcasts to Get You To a Happy Head Space.”
“Combining deep research and lighthearted delivery,” Gastropod tackles ” a compellingly unpredictable range of subjects”
The New York Times recommends Gastropod as one of the six best food podcasts.
“The pair look at social issues like world hunger and the effect of fumigants as well as tracing the origins of curry and examining the ‘bagelisation of America.'”
The Independent calls us one of the top five science podcasts.
“Co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley bring their journalistic expertise to everything from calories to the dirty secret of strawberries.”
Mental Floss names Gastropod as one of the eleven best podcasts of the decade.
“Everything you’ll learn, which is a lot, will make engaging dinner party conversation.”
The Boston Globe reports on our fifth birthday—pointing out that “that’s practically 100 in podcast years.”
Graber and Twilley have built something wonderful, independent, and free.
Industry Bible Hot Pod wishes us a happy fifth birthday—and says “Here’s to five more.”
Twilley and Graber are strong storytellers, weaving cohesive narratives from complex material and explaining the science with clarity. […] Gastropod is one of the most intelligent food podcasts around, and each episode is virtually guaranteed to arm you with at least a few facts to share with your friends.
The Los Angeles Review of Books Podcast Review says we “delve deeper” than other podcasts, in its review of food podcasts that “leave you hungry for more.”
A foodie podcast is coming to Miami. And they want to talk about sex and chocolate.
The Miami Herald previews our 2018 live show at the Frost Museum of Science, Miami.
A truly fresh and fun podcast about all things food.
Buzzsprout names Gastropod one of the best science podcasts of 2017.
Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley on cooking up the food podcast Gastropod
In this Open Notebook interview we share how Gastropod got started, and some of what we’ve learned from making it.
With a mix of long, in-depth pieces and bite-sized food facts, this scrumptious show will make you feel like one smart cookie at the dinner table.
Popular Science names us one of “The best science podcasts to make you smarter.”
This biweekly banquet always leaves us hungry for more.
We are thrilled to have been selected as Boston’s Best Podcast of 2016 by The Improper Bostonian.
Gastropod features excellent visual curation, superb writing in the form of episode notes and a fine podcast (it’s a good length).
UC Food Observer’s Rose Hayden-Smith tells new Gastropod listeners to “be prepared for an exquisite and tasteful experience,” advising them to “come hungry…you’ll want to savor every bite!”
Often needlessly self-deprecating and always charming, the humble and curious hosts totally make the show.
We’re Tasting Table’s pick as one of the best podcasts to listen to as you hunker down with a boozy hot chocolate.
Geek out with Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley as they explore the fun, science-y wonders of food with engaging spirit.
Bravo TV names us one of their “5 Fun Food Podcasts Worth Binging on.”
How do they do it? Graber and Twilley took us under the hood of Gastropod…
Margaux Phares interviews us about how this particular artisanal sausage gets made for Storybench.
Gastropod’s high production values sometimes come from surprisingly DIY places. “Often when we record, Cynthia is under her duvet, I’m in my closet,” says Twilley.
Grist reveals our darkest secrets while including us in its prestigious Grist 50 list of “The 50 People You’ll Be Talking About in 2016.”
A bewitching show about food, science, and history from veteran journalists Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley.
Xconomy’s Wade Roush included us in his list of the best podcasts of 2015.
I love “Gastropod” because it makes me question why I eat what I eat — and how I cook it.
Writing for Mother Nature Network, Starre Vartan includes us on her list of the best podcasts of 2015 (that aren’t Serial).
Gastropod is a fabulous look at the history and science of food. It’s delicious and nutritious. Do not listen while hungry. But definitely listen.
SciCurious, a.k.a. Bethany Brookshire, included Gastropod in her 2015 list of recommended podcasts.
The forward-thinking, science-minded podcast about food and the culture surrounding it.
The A.V. Club’s Ben Cannon enjoyed the “vast and astounding implications” of our “Crunch, Crackle, and Pop” episode.
In many ways, it’s kind of like a great cocktail—substantial, nuanced, and not over too fast.
WNYC’s James Ramsay compared us to a tasty beverage in his weekly HodgePod newsletter, July 10, 2015.
Sate your craving for the latest culinary science and trends.
We are a Wired magazine Staff Pick in their “Guide to the Ever-Expanding World of Podcasts,” July issue, 2015
Twilley and Graber love to get into some nitty-gritty science details, but always keep the mood light and fun.
Writing for Tech Times, Andrea Alfana lists Gastropod as one of “Five Great Science Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Now.”
If you’re a bit of a science and history geek as well as a food fan, this podcast is a must-listen.
We’re the UK’s Food & Drinks Guide’s top pick in food-related podcasts, June 10, 2015.
TED Ideas Editor Helen Walters flatters us on the TED staff list of favorite podcasts, May 22, 2015.
Their lively, easy-going banter brings a world of culinary curiosities to life. […] Since Nicola hails from the U.K. and Cynthia is from the U.S., between them, you’ll hear perspectives from both sides of the pond.
Lisa Howard’s “5 Must-Listen Culinary Podcasts” for Paste Magazine, May 1, 2015
The general theme of the podcast is something that fascinates me and the hosts do a top-notch job presenting the information and telling the stories.
Daniel Murphy writing on the Awkward Botany blog, December 24, 2014
The podcasters delve into archeological digs, visit labs, and talk to experts to report stories that often elude daily media. They also manage to mix knowledge with conviviality.
Peggy Hernandez reviewing us for the The Boston Globe, December 23, 2014
This is new, but with its focus on reporting and sharp writing, it’s quickly become one of two food-related podcasts I always listen to.
Writing for Nieman Storyboard, Gabe Bullard recommends Gastropod as a worthy substitute for listeners left bereft by the end of Serial’s first season.
Have a listen, you won’t regret it!
Kevin Bonham writing for Scientific American‘s Food Matters blog, December 6, 2014
Think playful music, witty banter and engaging narratives that communicate topics of science and history in all of their mind-blowing complexity. Basically, it’s like Radiolab for food.
Ariel Laurel Wilson, Edible Manhattan, November 13, 2014
It has an endearingly homemade feel with nerdy banter between the hosts…the content is fascinating.
We made Aoife McElwain’s list of favorite food podcasts in the Irish Times.
This show is changing how I think about my food.
Science writer Aatish Bhatia via Twitter, October 16, 2014
Gastropod is fascinating and charming, and also different.
Maryn McKenna, A New Podcast Delves Into the History and Science of Food, National Geographic’s The Plate, October 10, 2014
If you need some food-related fun facts to roll out at your next dinner party, look no further than the new Gastropod podcast.
Rebecca Greenfield, The Surprisingly Interesting History of the Fork, Fast Company’s Recommender, September 16, 2014
I’m drawn to food because of the way it bridges human culture and the natural environment. There’s a new podcast that talks about food in just that way.
A Podcast for Those Who Like Food for Their Brain, Grist, Nathanael Johnson, September 16, 2014
Debut of @Gastropodcast by @cagraber & @nicolatwilley is outstanding. Every minute taught me something new.
Science writer Ferris Jabr via Twitter, September 17, 2014