UNSAVORY

Recent Episodes

Jan. 24, 2022

Prison Food & the Alabama Inmate Food Fund Scandal

Are inmate food conditions criminal? You be the judge. In this episode, we discuss the history of prison food - from lobster to N…

Episode page
Jan. 3, 2022

New Year's Resolutions and the F-Factor Diet Scandal

Welcome to our first episode of 2022! Becca starts by sharing all about how diet culture and new year's resolutions are the oppos…

Episode page
Dec. 20, 2021

Christmas Food Traditions & The Carcinogenic Cranberry Scare

This episode is the epitome of bittersweet… We discuss the origins of everyone’s favourite holiday food traditions, including Chr…

Episode page
Dec. 6, 2021

pH Balance and Robert O. Young's pH "Miracle"

This episode is anything but basic! Learn about how our amazing bodies are constantly working to maintain a tight pH balance (no …

Episode page
Nov. 22, 2021

Weight Stigma & The Weigh Down Diet

In this episode, Sarah discusses the complexities of weight stigma and the impact weight bias has on our healthcare system. Becca…

Episode page
Oct. 25, 2021

Mad Cow Disease & Oprah Winfrey's Texas Beef

In the moooooooo -d for a good story? This week, Becca tells all about the disease that almost put the world off of burgers, Bovi…

Episode page
Oct. 11, 2021

Germ Theory & Typhoid Mary

In this episode, Sarah discusses the evolution of food safety, including the development of Germ Theory and the pasteurization pr…

Episode page
Sept. 27, 2021

Energy Needs and the Cult of Breatharianism

In this episode, Becca talks about all the reasons we need food and breaks down some of the ways we measure energy needs. Then Sa…

Episode page
Sept. 13, 2021

Digestion, Forensic Science, & The Hendricks Murder

In our season premiere Sarah breaks down the digestive system. Becca then discusses the history of forensic science, including th…

Episode page
Sept. 10, 2021

Introducing Unsavory

Where true crime meets food.

Episode page
June 21, 2021

Harvey Milk and the Twinkie Defense

In this episode, Becca covers the history of the all-American Twinkie. Then, in honour of Pride Month, Sarah covers the tragic st…

Episode page
June 14, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Belgium's Massive Egg Fraud and the Tale of the Rotting…

This episode is a real fungi! Sarah covers the recent sentencing in Belgium’s largest food fraud, the Fipronil egg scandal. Then …

Episode page

About the Hosts

Sarah Muncaster

Host

Sarah is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, Canada. She is passionate about using creative storytelling to spread evidence-based nutrition information. Sarah practices clinical dietetics by day and fills her free time experimenting in the kitchen, podcasting, running, reading, camping, and playing with her two cats!

Becca Harris

Host

Becca Harris is a Registered Dietitian specializing in ADHD Nutrition & the founder of The Nutrition Junky (www.thenutritionjunky.com). She has a BA in Criminology from Western University, a BASc in Nutrition & Food, & MHSc(c) in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson University. In her free time she's in the kitchen, at the beach with her dog, or binging through true crime podcasts.

Geoff Devine

Audio Engineer

Geoff Devine is an experienced audio engineer, sound designer, editor, mixer, musician and producer based in Toronto, ON. He has an Honours BA from Carleton University for Communications, an applied audio engineering diploma from TARA and a diploma in sound design from George Brown.