Bonus Episode - Interview with Author, Dr. Lydia Moland
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
2w ago
Hello and welcome to this very special bonus episode of The Fantastic History Of Food. Today, I'm breaking away from my usual format of pure storytelling to chat with the amazing author Lydia Moland. Lydia is so much more than simply an author, she is also a philosophy lecturer at Colby College in Maine, an institution that has been around for over 200 years. She has written for publications like The Paris Review, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post to name but a few. We chat about her upcoming book all about an incredible woman by the name of Lydia Maria Child, who she was, why she ..read more
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44 - Were The Salem Witch Trials Caused By Infected Food?
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
3M ago
If ever you’ve doubted food's integral place in history, today’s stories are sure to remind us all, that no matter what life and history in general, wouldn’t and in fact, couldn’t be the same without the daily rituals that food brings. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily n ..read more
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43 - Foodie Fortune Tellers
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
3M ago
Many old food-based fortunes were light-hearted party games mainly played around Halloween time, but some of there were deadly serious, and their results were taken as gospel truth. And at the time, all you needed to tell the future, was a full pantry and a little imagination. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to take ownership of y ..read more
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42 - Delicious Robberies
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
4M ago
Today's stories aren’t just about the small-time pilfering of food here and there from your local grocery stores. No, today we’ll be talking about people stealing truckloads of the stuff at a time, not it seems to quell their stomach's callings, as much as to refill those empty wallets. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to take owner ..read more
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41 - The World's Worst Sandwich
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
4M ago
There are few things more universally loved than a good sandwich. We as humans love the simplicity and deliciousness of having something to hold all of our favourite fillings together. But there was a time in our history when the venerable sandwich was used not for sustenance, or delight in a tasty meal, but rather as a loophole with which to get around some rather limiting laws. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs wi ..read more
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40 - The Tapeworm Diet
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
5M ago
As soon as people became wealthy enough not to have to spend every waking hour of their day, working, cleaning, hunting or cooking, they had enough to look in the mirror and decide what they didn’t like about themselves. From the truly horrific and crippling footbinding practices in imperial china to modern day plastic surgery, people have been searching for ways to achieve their body goals. Victorian England, the initial setting for todays story, was possibly one of the craziest times in history when it came to the number of diet fads and body morphing practices. So what better place to dive ..read more
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39 - Julia Child: WW2 Spy Who Created Shark Repellent Cakes
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
6M ago
Even the most famous and lauded among us still have a few tasty secrets up their sleeves, and today we’re going to dive into this fascinating side of one of modern cookings most famous gourmands: Julia Child. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance ..read more
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38 - The Great Goldfish Eating Craze of 1939
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
6M ago
Not only were western cultures happily eating raw fish for ages, at one point they were uh, in fact eating it so raw as for it still, in fact, to be alive. That’s right, today we’re talking about the 1939 craze of college students competing to swallow as many as they could of the humble goldfish. ------------------- Thank you to Athletic Greens for being a sponsor for this episode. To make it easy, Athletic Greens will give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/EMERGING to ..read more
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24 - The Eggnog Riot
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
6M ago
What begins as just a little bit of seasonal fun, ends with smashed windows, bannisters ripped from stairways and a military barracks surrounded by rubble in a state of near ruin. By the end, our cast of characters are in a serious amount of trouble, and surprisingly, amongst them was a student who would one day become a future president of the United States Confederacy. And all of this carnage was caused by eggnog. ------------------- Please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foodhistorypod and get early access to episodes, bonus content and even free merch! Find transcripts and r ..read more
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23 - The Nazi's Exploding Chocolate Bar
The Fantastic History Of Food
by Nick Charlie Key
6M ago
Food inherently is meant to sustain life, but this has not always been the case, in fact, for as far back as history goes food has also been used as a vehicle, not for invigorating life, but for delivering death. In this episode, we’re looking at some of the most bizarre moments in which food was involved in assassination plots throughout history.  . In an extra special segment in today's episode, my friend Moxie LaBouche from the podcast Your Brain On Facts takes us through some of the more creative assassination attempts on the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro ..read more
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