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Cynthia Graber

Cynthia Graber


Cynthia Graber is co-host of the internationally acclaimed Gastropod podcast. She’s also an award-winning print and audio science journalist, whose articles and documentaries have appeared in magazines including Fast Company, the New Yorker and Slate, and on various public radio shows. She’s a regular contributor to Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.

Gastropod is the award-winning podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. Every other week, Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley release a new episode that explores the hidden history and surprising science behind a particular food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chili peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. 

Cynthia’s stories

  • Why the calorie is broken

    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate.