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A nutritionist and a yoga instructor get together to talk about nutrition and wellness trends throughout history--from the unique to the disturbing to the effective. Join us as we journey through time and discover the unusual and, at times, crazy side of wellness and nutrition through the lens of history. Continue Reading >>
A nutritionist and a yoga instructor get together to talk about nutrition and wellness trends throughout history--from the unique to the disturbing to the effective. Join us as we journey through time and discover the unusual and, at times, crazy side of wellness and nutrition through the lens of history. << Show Less
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Ukraine | Chernobyl & Slavic Mythology In this season two finale, Alice and Leslie talk about Ukraine. Alice explains why Ukraine is Europe&apos;s breadbasket and discusses the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown on the food systems. Leslie delves into Slavic Mythology and the alternate stories behind how Christianity came to Ukraine.
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Ukraine | Chernobyl & Slavic Mythology In this season two finale, Alice and Leslie talk about Ukraine. Alice explains why Ukraine is Europe&apos;s breadbasket and discusses the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown on the food systems. Leslie delves into Slavic Mythology and the alternate stories behind how Christianity came to Ukraine.
World's Fair Part II | Oddities, Yoga & Plural Marriage In part two of our two part episode on the World&apos;s Fair, Leslie unearths some strange but true facts about various World&apos;s Fairs--one being human exhibitions. She also talks about yoga&apos;s introduction to America and how the Latter Day Saints used the fair to their advantage.
The World's Fair Part I | Pabst Blue Ribbon & Fairy Floss In this part one of our two part look at the World&apos;s Fair, Alice talks about the foods that claim to have been invented at the World&apos;s Fair and discusses why necessity is the mother of invention. She also let&apos;s us know how the St. Louis community of Dogtown got its name--it&apos;s not great.
Glam Hollywood | Drugs & Diets Alice and Leslie chat about the Golden Age of Hollywood. Leslie discusses the studios&apos; not-so-secret practice of drugging  their talent. She also reveals which leading man was a big proponent of LSD. Alice tells of actresses dieting habits and grosses Leslie out by talking of the health benefits of organ meat. Alice&apos;s dog, Charlie makes her podcast debut in this episode, too!
FDR | Bland Food & Polio Treatments Alice and Leslie talk about Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this episode. Alice tells us how Eleanor wanted to eat like a typical American family and Leslie discusses a possible alternate diagnosis for his condition as well as giving some tantalizing details about the White House swimming pool.
Sanatoriums | An Ancient Disease, Unusual Treatments Is it sanatoriums or sanatariums? Alice and Leslie answer this question while discussing the scourge of tuberculosis. Hear about the disease&apos;s ancient origins, the disgusting ways it was diagnosed, and about a few peculiar 20th century treatments. They discuss antibiotics and, of course,  COVID makes an appearance.
Frida Kahlo | Traditionalist, Nationalist, Communist This time Alice and Leslie chat about the amazing Frida Kahlo. From the accident that changed her life to her love life to her political leanings, this episode is full of fun facts and speculation.
The Ottoman Empire | A Prophecy, Military Prowess, & Delicious Food Alice and Leslie chat about the Ottoman Empire. They talk about its founding, its religious tolerance, brutal succession rules, and its vast contributions to the culinary world. This episode is full of juicy details and tasty food.
Shackleton | Eating Penguins & Sinking Ships In this episode Alice and Leslie delve into the world of Antarctic discovery through the eyes of the great explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Did he eat his dogs? Did he eat penguins and seals? What happened on his ill-fated last adventure? Listen to find out!
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