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Psychologist Charles Spence says "taste" is influenced by many different factors -- from the background music in a restaurant to your own DNA and even the shape of your spoon.

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A wife who objects to her husband's embarrassing food hacks calls in for advice, and food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt explains the science of tomato storage.

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Can adding food flavors and smells to live theater make it feel more real? We go behind the scenes of a new production of the musical "Sweeney Todd" to find out.

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In this special Sporkful investigation, we order sandwiches around New York City to find out whether places make smaller sandwiches for women.

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Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people.

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Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what they resolve to eat more of in the new year. Plus we replay one of our weirdest, favoritest shows from 2016.

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Food science guru Kenji Lopez-Alt shares the recipe for what he says is the absolute best way to cook a turkey. (We call this yoga position "downward facing bird.")

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We explore the science of weed-infused foods with a pastry chef and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad. We’ll tell you how it tastes, how it makes us feel, and what happens when you eat too much of it.

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We visit a legendary pizzeria with a famously long line, then talk to scientists to try to figure out whether waiting to eat makes our food taste better -- or worse.

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