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Sandwiches: A Hillel By Any Other Name

Sandwiches: A Hillel By Any Other Name

It’s a simple recipe: bread, filling, bread. But sandwiches had to get their scrumptious start somewhere. Joy Dolo and co-host Ben travel back to a time when putting food between two slices of bread was a culinary revolution. Reporter Tracy Mumford introduces us to two innovators duking it out for the credit, and Brains On host Molly Bloom treats us to some strange historical sandwiches, including a sandwich loaf. This episode is sponsored by Hint ( and Molekule ( You can support Brains On and Forever Ago at

Duration: 36 min

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