How Beef Changed America
  • Aug 6, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 19:46 mins

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, visiting assistant professor, University of Notre Dame, and author of “Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America”