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Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold and head chef Francisco Migoya join Michael Harlan Turkell on Modernist BreadCrumbs, a special series taking a new look at one of the oldest staples of the human diet: bread. Each episode explores bread from a different angle; from its surprising and often complicated past, to the grains, tools, and microbes we use to make it, and the science behind every loaf. The show looks at the discoveries and techniques from Modernist Bread, as well as interviews with the scientists and bakers who are shaping the future of bread.
||CleanEpisode 8: Breadbox||This is Episode Eight of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “Breadbox.” Bread is immeasurable, no longer bound by precepts. The new dictum of baking bread is built on shapes and sizes we haven’t even dreamt of. This episode, the proverbial breadbox of the se||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Thermal Mass||This is Episode Seven of Modernist BreadCrumbs: "Thermal Mass," on baking and ovens. We’ll discuss “thermal mass," or the ability to absorb and hold heat, in two-parts: within bread itself, and the ovens it's baked in. It’s a complex physicochemi||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Balls & Sticks||This is Episode Six of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “Balls & Sticks,” on shapes, scoring, and semiotics. Balls & sticks. You’ll hear this idiom over and over in this episode, as if we’re talking in circles. The two shapes' repetitive figures have bee||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Against the Grain||This is Episode Five of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “Against the Grain,” on politics. How does bread play a part in politics you ask? Withholding grain has been part of party lines as well as a catalyst of war. Though the fight still continues to bring||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Milling About||This is Episode Four of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “Milling About,” History Part II, Pre-Industrialization. When we look back on how modern baking came to be, it’s the same old story of craft informing art, and how the artisanal approach was replicat||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: On the Rise||This is Episode Three of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “On the Rise,” on yeast, leavening, and fermentation. Here, we observe a microscopic single-celled organism from the fungi kingdom, and its full effect on bread: yeast. How can something so small make||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Great Civilizations of Grain||This is Episode Two of Modernist BreadCrumbs: “The Great Civilizations of Grain,” on grains, flour, and milling. In this episode, we look inside with a kernel of knowledge, sprout ancient grains, and take a journey through wheat’s history. We cou||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModernist BreadCrumbs Live: Nathan Myhrvold in Conversation with Michael Harlan Turkell||Nathan Myhrvold and Michael Harlan Turkell kick off Modernist BreadCrumbs, their new podcast series on Heritage Radio Network, with a special conversation about the future of bread. Myhrvold will share insights from his new 5-volume book Modernist Bread||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Pre-ferment||This is Episode One of Modernist BreadCrumbs: "Pre-ferment," on the history of bread. Modernist BreadCrumbs is a special collaborative podcast series with Heritage Radio Network and Modernist Cuisine, that takes a fresh look at one of the oldest staple||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModernist BreadCrumbs trailer||trailer for Modernist BreadCrumbs, a new podcast series by Heritage Radio Network||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
You knead this podcast
This podcast is amazing for anyone who loves baking and/or eating bread. It's also full of some high-quality bread puns.
It's a great idea for a show. The production doesn't really live up to it, though. A lot of the episodes are pretty hit-or-miss, essentially a random mash-up of long interviews. It's kind of like they called up everybody they could get to talk, recorded them, and strung them together unedited as a podcast.
The content with Nathan Myhrvold himself is great, but that's just a very small portion of the podcast itself.