UNSAVORY

Recent Episodes

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…

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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…

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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…

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Sept. 10, 2021

Introducing Unsavory

Where true crime meets food.

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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…

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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 …

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June 7, 2021

Prohibition & The Boston Molassacre

Sarah explains the manufacturing process of molasses, the Triangular Trade, and how this all relates to rum. Becca then discusses…

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May 31, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Fake Farm Fraud, The Paycheck Protection Program & Seco…

Becca tells Sarah about a pandemic loan program in the US that led to the creation of hundreds of fake farms. Plus, we hear abou…

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May 24, 2021

Salmonella Poisoning and Death by Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and... jail?! In this episode, Becca tells all about the different pathogens that cause food poisoning. We recommen…

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May 17, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Shape-Shifting Pasta and Deadly Fava Beans

Sarah tells Becca about a new shape-shifting pasta that may help make the food system more sustainable. Plus, we hear a harrowing…

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May 10, 2021

Alternative Medicine, the Wellness Industry & goop

Sarah starts off by discussing complementary and alternative medicine, as well as the history behind some of the most common ther…

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May 3, 2021

EXTRA CHEESE: Epicurious, Beyond Meat Chicken & Cultured Human Milk

This news round-up covers all things meat. Becca & Sarah discuss Epicurious’ new pro-planet strategy, Beyond Meat’s plant-based c…

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About the Hosts

Sarah Muncaster

Host

Sarah is a nutrition educator, food and recipe writer, and podcast host in Toronto, Canada. She is currently completing her MHSc in Nutrition Communication and has a BSc in Biology and a BASc in Nutrition and Food. Sarah's goal is to spread evidence-based nutrition information and help motivated individuals find their way back to a flexible, nurturing, and joyful relationship with food. When she's not cooking or studying, you can find her running, reading, or hanging out with her cats!

Becca Harris

Host

Becca Harris is a budding nutritionist, former criminologist, and a current MHSc Nutrition Communication student. She has a BA in Criminology from Western University and a BASc in Nutrition & Food from Ryerson University. She dabbles in recipe development and creates content for her brand The Nutrition Junky (www.thenutritionjunky.com). Becca loves making sense of contradictory nutrition information and myth-busting food trends. 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.