What makes us human? Humans are just animals who know how to cook. Whether you're interested in food, history, or both like I am, this podcast is for you Visit for recipes. Theme music by Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. “An Ancient Lyre” and much more is available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.


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Everyone knows the saying about what the world’s “oldest profession” is, but you will find a very close runner up in the kitchen. The history of those who cook professionally to make their living goes way, way back to the origins of civilization its... more

a year ago

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to history than dates and major events, what some of the stories and daily lives of regular people looked like? Do you need a reminder that history is populated with real people, who had lives just like we do? more

a year ago

When Britain industrialized in the late 1700s and the rest of the western world soon followed, humans were transformed to a degree not seen for 10,000 years when we first settled into farming life. more

2 years ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 229 ratings
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    Love this aproche on the History of the world

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    Netherlands8 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Great food for the mind! Love it Please keep them coming

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    Canada8 months ago
  • Great but sound too soft even at full volume

    Hi, Thank you for sharing your knowledge and research. Walking outside it was difficult to hear the podcast near traffic even at full volume , especially compared to other podcasts. A bit of compression and extra gain would really help.

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    Australia10 months ago
  • Love this podcast so much!

    I too am a food history nut and I think anyone who cooks should listen to this elegantly crafted, well researched, enthusiasm-driven podcast series! You will learn ancient history, anthropology, global trade, and economics through the lens of food and daily life, and it brings so much context and perspective to how our modern lives are so different from the way most people lived throughout human history. It is so refreshing to listen to something that is not so entertainment driven but very educ... more

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    United Statesa year ago
  • awesome podcast!

    Xin Du
    a year ago

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