Reconsider The Lobster The Sporkful

In colonial times, lobster was routinely served to prisoners. It was called “the cockroach of the sea.” So what changed? On today’s show, we’re bringing you an episode from our friends at Gastropod, a podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. They take a deep dive into the fascinating history, and biology, of the lobster. (Like, why is it so difficult to figure out a lobster’s age and how it reproduces?) All your lobster questions — including ones you didn’t even know you had — will be answered. // Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: (promo code: SPORKFUL). Transcript available at
  1. Reconsider The Lobster
  2. Mission: ImPASTAble 6 (Update) | The Future of Cascatelli
  3. How “Crying In H Mart” Helped Michelle Zauner Grieve Her Mother

Is The Ocean A Soup? ft. Hank Green A Hot Dog Is a Sandwich

Today, we're joined by science communicator, author, Crash Course co-creator, and vlogbrother Hank Green to discuss: Is The Ocean A Soup? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  1. Is The Ocean A Soup? ft. Hank Green
  2. What's The Best Way To Cook An Egg?
  3. Flour vs Corn Tortillas ft. Gabriel Iglesias

Starch Nemesis (with Waffles & Mochi) Home Cooking

Hello again! We’ve climbed out of our cave and here we are, blinking bewilderedly in the light of the bright sun, trying to remember how to make this podcast. Join us as we slice up a veritable fruit salad of questions, including one about raisins from our new puppet friends Waffles & Mochi. They’re the titular characters of the new Netflix kids show that just came out. Samin is in the show, too, so you should go watch it as soon as you’re done listening to this! For recipes, resources, and a transcript of this episode, visit
  1. Starch Nemesis (with Waffles & Mochi)
  2. Bittersweet (with Helen Zaltzman)
  3. Thanksgiving, Part 2: Umami and Me (with Tracy Clayton and our families)

Episode 37: Trader Joe's Spices Up Your Shopping List Inside Trader Joe's

Are you Team Spices or Team Spicy? On this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we make the case that you can serve both squads, with delicious results. A heated conversation with our resident seasoning alchemist (aka Spices Category Manager) reveals an abundance of seasonings from savory to spicy; and we challenge a Crew Member’s palate with Trader Joe’s products spanning the spicy spectrum.      Transcript (PDF)
  1. Episode 37: Trader Joe's Spices Up Your Shopping List
  2. Episode 36: As the Cheese Melts: Trader Joe's "Professor Matt" Tells Us About That
  3. Episode 35: A Trader Joe's Shopping List to Liven Up Your Spring Eating

#73 Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho Food Non-Fiction

This Food Non-Fiction episode tells the incredible true story of nachos. This snack was created by and named after Ignacio Anaya who's nickname was Nacho.
  1. #73 Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho
  2. #72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible
  3. #71 Pass the Tofurky

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