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SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human

Jul 30, 2019

How come some people think eating insects is disgusting? Join SAPIENS hosts Jen Shannon and Chip Colwell as they dine on many-legged delicacies and delve into the world of entomophagy with anthropologist Julie Lesnik, author of the new book Edible Insects and Human Evolution.

Julie is a professor of anthropology at Wayne State University. She tweets @JulieLesnik and her website is at Learn more about eating insects at Why Don’t More Humans Eat Bugs? SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human is part of the American Anthropological Association Podcast Library.

This episode of Sapiens was produced by Paul Karolyi, and mixed, audio edited and sound designed by Jason Paton. It was hosted by Jen Shannon and Chip Colwell. Sapiens is produced by House of Pod, with contributions from executive producer Cat Jaffee and intern Freda Kreier.

Meral Agish is our fact-checker. Matthew Simonson composed our theme. Giancarlos Hernandez performed the excerpt from the diary of Diego Alvarez Chanca.

A special thanks this time to Beau and everyone else at Linger, as well as our guest this week, Julie Lesnick.

This podcast is funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, which has provided vital support through Danilyn Rutherford, Maugha Kenny, and its staff, board, and advisory council. Additional support was provided by the Imago Mundi Fund at Foundation for the Carolinas.

Thanks always to Amanda Mascarelli, Daniel Salas, Christine Weeber, Cay Leytham-Powell, and everyone at
Sapiens is part of the American Anthropological Association Podcast Library.
For this episode, we used the compositions, "Hello World", "4", "Cerutti", "Metadata in one Lesson", "School Daze", and "In Transit" by Matthew Simonson; aand "Thinking Music," and  "Umbrella Pants," by Kevin MacLeod ( licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0