The Gist: Maria Konnikova on garlic, and The Karate Kid re-examined.

Garlic: The Secret to a Long Life With No Friends

Garlic: The Secret to a Long Life With No Friends

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 25 2015 7:39 PM

Garlic: The Secret to a Long Life With No Friends

Since 3000 B.C., garlic has been touted as a miracle food. At last, Maria Konnikova sniffs out the truth.

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Eat all the garlic.

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Listen to Episode 327 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker presses her knife down on a clove of wisdom and minces apart the research. Should we believe the hype about garlic, the miracle food? For the Spiel, a story of slobs vs. snobs as told through The Karate Kid.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.