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Poisoned dogs, shootings and counterfeits: why those fancy truffles can be problematic
Jun 28, 2019

Poisoned dogs, shootings and counterfeits: why those fancy truffles can be problematic

Trump and Xi rendezvous at the G-20 summit. Californians are paying the highest gas taxes in the country. What's the true cost of those expensive truffles in your fancy pasta?

Segments From this episode

With trade tensions high, Trump and China's Xi prepare to meet

Jun 28, 2019
What's at stake for the U.S. economy?
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing in 2017.

California drivers to pay highest gas tax in the country

Jun 28, 2019
The Golden State will surpass Pennsylvania for the dubious title of "highest gas taxes."
Gas prices over $4.00 a gallon are displayed on a pump at a gas station on May 24, 2019 in Mill Valley, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Death, theft ... and the quest for the world's most coveted fungus

Jun 28, 2019
"I think the best analogy is probably sex or drugs," is how author Ryan Jacobs describes the allure of the truffle.
An inspector approved by the regional federation of truffle harvesters smells a black truffles (tuber melanosporum), on December 23, 2018, during an inspection at a truffle market in Rognes, southeastern France.

Music from the episode

Krewe Lettuce

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director