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  • #68 Kombucha: Tea of Immortality

    #68 Kombucha: Tea of Immortality

    Kombucha is a drink that is typically a little bit sour and a little bit sweet. You brew it by fermenting sweet tea with a SCOBY (the acronym stands for: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). Have you ever wondered how people discovered kombucha? Like did someone find a gross…

  • #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    #67 Nutella Since Napoleon

    This is the incredible true story of Nutella - properly pronounced as "New-tell-uh"! I looks like it should be pronounced "nut-ella", but the name was created in Europe, so it may be useful to remember that the root word "nut" is "nuss" in German, "noce" in Italian, "nuez" in…

  • #66 Monastery Breweries

    #66 Monastery Breweries

    Westvleteren beer [credit Trappist Beer Travels] This is the story of the 11 Trappist brewing monasteries in the world. The monks at these 11 brewing monasteries are part of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance and the term “Trappist” is a casual way to refer to the monks of…

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    Chris Hadfield

    Hear what the commander has to say about food in space.

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    Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin is our hero. Listen or read the story of how she's changed the slaughterhouse industry.

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