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Episode 146
December 1, 2017

The Poison Squad: In 1902, Why do 12 Volunteers Eat Poison with Every Meal?

A man named Harvey Washington Wiley conducts an experiment in 1902 asking volunteers to eat meals spiked with poison, which leads to the founding of the FDA; Milk Street's recipe for the best gingerbread; Dr. Aaron Carroll reveals the truth about artificial sweeteners; and sourdough bread turns into a futuristic novel by Robin Sloan.

The Poison Squad: In 1902, Why do 12 Volunteers Eat Poison with Every Meal?