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Fermented shark meat

Take a big slab of shark meat, bury it in a pit and let it rot. Then dig it up and hang it in a windy shack for four months. No wonder the Vikings took to sea.

Natto

"Natto" is gaining popularity with home fermentation enthusiasts.  Producer Erik Lorenzsonn heads to the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest to ask why, as well as ponder other fermentation mysteries.

Suzanne Lee of BioCouture explains how to make clothes from bacteria

What if we could harness nature to grow clothing for us?  London-based fashion designer Suzanne Lee explains how.

Fermented tea
Air Dates:
  • November 25, 2017
  • October 02, 2016
  • March 15, 2015

Fermentation revivalists share a slow food philosophy, a DIY approach to foodcraft, and a deep interest in the health of the American gut.

Kraut

Sauerkraut, kimchee, kefir, kombucha — Sandor Katz calls himself a "fermentation fetishist."

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."

Love calculus

Psychologists John and Julie Gottman are famous for being able to predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will break up, stay together unhappily, or stay together happily.

poker

In 2004, Anne Duke was in the final of the World Series of Poker. She won, but that's not the entire story. It's how she won that became legendary. 

TTBOOK
We’ve heard your office looks like it was decorated by the Collyer Brothers, the famous book hoarders.  Do you have a book fetish?

Steve Paulson: No!  I have a library.  It’s true, I can get obsessive about books  – and yes, my...

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