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Food, Science, and the Human Body

Join an award-winning anthropologist for an exploration of the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.



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36 Lectures

1
Image of Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite
Paleo Diets and the Ancestral Appetite
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Stones, Bones, and Teeth
Stones, Bones, and Teeth
0 of 28 min
4
Image of Did Eating Meat Make Us Human?
Did Eating Meat Make Us Human?
0 of 28 min
5
Image of Insects: The Other White Meat
Insects: The Other White Meat
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Was the Stone Age Menu Mostly Vegetarian?
Was the Stone Age Menu Mostly Vegetarian?
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Cooking and the Control of Fire
Cooking and the Control of Fire
0 of 29 min
8
Image of The Neolithic Revolution
The Neolithic Revolution
0 of 30 min
9
Image of The Changing Disease-Scape
The Changing Disease-Scape
0 of 29 min
10
Image of How Foods Spread around the World
How Foods Spread around the World
0 of 29 min
11
Image of The History of the Spice Trade
The History of the Spice Trade
0 of 28 min
12
Image of How Sugar and Salt Shaped World History
How Sugar and Salt Shaped World History
0 of 29 min
13
Image of A Brief History of Bread
A Brief History of Bread
0 of 28 min
14
Image of The Science and Secrets of Chocolate
The Science and Secrets of Chocolate
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Water: The Liquid of Life
Water: The Liquid of Life
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation
Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation
0 of 29 min
17
Image of Humanity’s Love of Wine
Humanity’s Love of Wine
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Coffee: Love or Addiction?
Coffee: Love or Addiction?
0 of 29 min
19
Image of The Roots of Tea
The Roots of Tea
0 of 28 min
20
Image of The Fizz on Soda
The Fizz on Soda
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Food as Ritual
Food as Ritual
0 of 27 min
22
Image of When People Eat Things That Aren’t Food
When People Eat Things That Aren’t Food
0 of 29 min
23
Image of Food as Recreational Drugs
Food as Recreational Drugs
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Food as Medicine
Food as Medicine
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Coevolution of Genes and Diet
The Coevolution of Genes and Diet
0 of 30 min
26
Image of The Scoop on Poop
The Scoop on Poop
0 of 30 min
27
Image of The Gut Microbiome
The Gut Microbiome
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Brain Food
Brain Food
0 of 29 min
29
Image of You Are What Your Mother Ate
You Are What Your Mother Ate
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Civilization: Diets and Diseases
Civilization: Diets and Diseases
0 of 31 min
31
Image of What the World Is Eating
What the World Is Eating
0 of 24 min
32
Image of The Overnutrition Epidemic
The Overnutrition Epidemic
0 of 29 min
33
Image of World Poverty and Undernutrition
World Poverty and Undernutrition
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Should the World Eat Meat?
Should the World Eat Meat?
0 of 32 min
35
Image of Should We Be Powered by Plants?
Should We Be Powered by Plants?
0 of 31 min
36
Image of The Future of Food
The Future of Food
0 of 35 min

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