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Red Meat Republic

Constant Wonder
  • Sep 3, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 27:15

If you want a Big Mac, Whopper, or Quarter-Pounder, there’s not much more you have to do than enter a drive-thru and cough up a few dollars. But what it takes to turn cattle into your carry-out isn’t just a modern story of food production—our modern food industry has its roots in the Indian War, cowboy mythology, industrialization, and even in consumer activism, both for and against beef. Guest: Joshua Specht, author of “Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America”