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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

443-786-4975


Episodes

Ukraine | Chernobyl & Slavic Mythology

3/15/2022
In this season two finale, Alice and Leslie talk about Ukraine. Alice explains why Ukraine is Europe'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.

Duration:00:58:01

World's Fair Part II | Oddities, Yoga & Plural Marriage

2/28/2022
In part two of our two part episode on the World's Fair, Leslie unearths some strange but true facts about various World's Fairs--one being human exhibitions. She also talks about yoga's introduction to America and how the Latter Day Saints used the fair to their advantage.

Duration:00:32:35

The World's Fair Part I | Pabst Blue Ribbon & Fairy Floss

2/21/2022
In this part one of our two part look at the World's Fair, Alice talks about the foods that claim to have been invented at the World's Fair and discusses why necessity is the mother of invention. She also let's us know how the St. Louis community of Dogtown got its name--it's not great.

Duration:00:44:13

Glam Hollywood | Drugs & Diets

2/7/2022
Alice and Leslie chat about the Golden Age of Hollywood. Leslie discusses the studios' 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's dog, Charlie makes her podcast debut in this episode, too!

Duration:00:43:52

FDR | Bland Food & Polio Treatments

1/24/2022
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.

Duration:00:45:19

Sanatoriums | An Ancient Disease, Unusual Treatments

1/10/2022
Is it sanatoriums or sanatariums? Alice and Leslie answer this question while discussing the scourge of tuberculosis. Hear about the disease'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.

Duration:00:52:32

Frida Kahlo | Traditionalist, Nationalist, Communist

12/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:48:30

The Ottoman Empire | A Prophecy, Military Prowess, & Delicious Food

12/6/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:44

Shackleton | Eating Penguins & Sinking Ships

11/22/2021
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!

Duration:00:57:36

Henry VIII | Gluttony & Brain Damage

11/8/2021
In this episode Alice and Leslie chat about Henry VIII. Alice sings a song and tells of the unusual fare found on the Tudor dining table. Leslie discusses theories as to what might have lead to Henry's obsession with procuring new wives and siring male heirs as well as his exercise habits--yes he did exercise!

Duration:00:44:00

Joan of Arc | A Cult, Disembodied Saints, & Tuberculosis

10/25/2021
Alice and Leslie chat about the famous Joan of Arc. From her heroic charge to crown the King of France to the reasons behind the voices she heard to a mysterious cult she may have been a member of, this episode dives deep into the life of the iconic teen.

Duration:00:43:01

Space Travel | Challenger Disaster, Budweiser, & Aliens

10/11/2021
Alice and Leslie tackle space travel in this episode. From the Challenger disaster to space travel's origins to aliens to food and exercise, this topic is full of interesting tidbits.

Duration:01:02:32

Genghis Khan | Y Chromosomes & Steak Tartare

9/27/2021
This episode focuses on the mighty and brilliant Genghis Khan. Alice and Leslie discuss his early life, god-like status, and what made him--and his army--so successful.

Duration:00:46:42

Salt | Superstitions & Blood Pressure

9/13/2021
Alice and Leslie tackle salt in this episode. From its origins to how its harvested to all the weird superstitions and health myths surrounding it, this topic has it all!

Duration:00:45:57

Special Guest! Shannon Vaughn of Pursoma

8/30/2021
Alice and Leslie chat with Shannon Vaughn, founder of Pursoma about her company's therapeutic natural bath and body treatments. From bath salt to body oils to herbal teas, Pursoma offers lots of goodies to help you relax, detox, de-stress and (finally!) get a good night's sleep.

Duration:00:38:51

Woodstock | Food Shortages & Unintentional Acid Trips

8/16/2021
Alice and Leslie talk about the iconic--and poorly organized--music festival, Woodstock. From the invention of granola (what!?) to newbies tripping on acid and (presumably) freaking out to mind control experiemts, there's lots to dive into in this episode.

Duration:00:37:29

Amelia Earhart | Tomato Juice & Coconut Crabs

8/2/2021
Alice and Leslie cover Amelia Earhart. They talk bout her her history--she was evidently unpopular in school, what she ate in flight--she kept it simple, and her mysterious disappearance.

Duration:00:45:40

Sumo | Huge Meals & Body Alterations

7/19/2021
Alice and Leslie take a look at sumo wrestlers and their habits. From copious amounts of food to maintain their girth to their training to stories of gambling and plastic surgery, there's lots to cover in the episode.

Duration:00:46:12

Ben Franklin | Swimming & Raisins

7/5/2021
Alice and Leslie talk about the overachiever that was Benjamin Franklin. From inventing to vegetarianism to an illegitimate child, there's a lot that is not widely known about one of America's most famous Founding Fathers.

Duration:00:45:11

Heaven's Gate | Castration & Marie Calendar's

6/21/2021
In this season two premiere episode Alice and Leslie talk about the Heaven's Gate cult. They discuss the leader's decent into madness and discover the cult members' unusual habits, including how they ate. Sources & Further Reading: Wikipedia: Heaven's Gate, Museum of Death History: Heaven’s Gate cult members found dead, https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavens-gate-cult-members-found-dead Space.com: Hale-Bopp: The Bright and Tragic Comet,...

Duration:00:48:21