What are food taboos? How are they created? And how do we break the power they hold over us?
Matt Hershberger is back to explore the world of food taboos. We talk about the lobster's rise from taboo to luxury in colonial American history, we dish about bug eating and unpack how a lot of these food taboos are really just learned forms of disgust that we picked up from our society.
Matt Hershberger is a writer, librarian, author of two books in the works, and a stay-at-home dad. If you’re interested in seeing more of Matt Hershberger’s work, go check out Better Strangers on Substack. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @MattHershberger and you can follow him on TikTok at @BetterStrangersBooks.
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This show has always been a one woman band - produced, hosted, edited, and researched by your’s truly, Kae Lani Palmisano. If you like what you’re hearing please go support my personal work. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok at @KaeLaniSays.