Science and culture audios

How a new cuisine is born

How is a new cuisine created? Ruth Alexander explores two unique cuisines in South Africa and the...

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The Comedy of Food

Does food ever make you laugh out loud? We try to stand up the theory that food is getting...

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Absolute Food: Part II

Food is political propaganda in this episode of The Food Chain. In the second part of our two...

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Pony Tales

Should we eat more horse meat? In some parts of the world it is a food taboo, while in others...

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Political writing from Terrance Hayes to the Anglo-Saxons – books podcast

As the midterm elections loom, we welcome a poet whose verse is carved from this divided moment...

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Million Dollar Mouths

Who gets to decide what our food tastes like - and what gives them the authority to do so? Emily...

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Uncut: Butchers Talk Chop

Carving up carcasses and slicing up flesh. Day in, day out. Doling out blood for pet leeches, and...

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The pig plague

A deadly and highly contagious disease is sweeping across Asia, killing millions of pigs and...

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Samin Nosrat: My life in five dishes

The award-winning star of Netflix series 'Salt, Fat, Acid Heat' and author of the best-selling...

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Fried chicken: Fast food champion

Fried chicken is loved the world over - it’s the most popular dish in global fast food, according...

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Speeding Up Covid Testing, Predicting Who Gets 'Long Covid', and How Video Games Change How You Think

Join Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists this week, as we look at a new way of speeding up...

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Oscar winner Gareth Ellis-Unwin on his local riverside route in Berkshire

The Oscar winning producer of The King’s Speech, Gareth Ellis-Unwin, takes Clare on one of...

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A farmer's nightmare

The UK food industry relies on foreign workers, but what happens when they stop coming? A...

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One small change

The pressure to tackle climate change by altering what we eat is huge, and it can be a daunting...

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Gabriella D'Cruz: Global Youth Champion

Gabriella D’Cruz, from Goa, wants to improve diets, transform livelihoods, and protect the...

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1947: When Now Begins and the best books of 2017 – books podcast

On this week’s show, we look at the political and social upheaval of 1947 with journalist...

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David Mitchell on The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs – short story podcast

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell introduces one of the great, early 20th century horror stories:...

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Critical Mass

In honour of the British royal wedding, we are super-sizing the Food Chain this week as we...

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Widowed

In the second of two episodes on food and grief, Emily Thomas explores the food experiences of...

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Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast

On this week’s show, Robertson talks about his narrative poem The Long Take and McMillan explores...

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