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The popular image of New York City involves high-rise buildings, glass, and concrete, but all over the five boroughs, people grow vegetables, fish local waters, keep bees, brew beer, and make wine. While reporting her new book, Eat the City, Robin Shulman traveled all over New York, meeting people who want to make things grow. Until the early 20th century, New York was a great center of farming, brewing, and sugar refining, and that history is still present all over the city. The conversation lasts around 25 minutes.
The Afterword, which appears in the Slate daily podcast feed every other Thursday, features interviews with the authors of new nonfiction books. The next guest will be Tanner Colby, talking about his new book Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America. That podcast will be live on Aug. 2.
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Podcast produced by June Thomas. The executive producer of Slate’s podcasts is Andy Bowers.