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Eggstrordinary Eggs!

Shawn Zamechek
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Just about all of us eat eggs and when we say that, we mean chicken eggs. But, there are all kinds of other eggs you can eat. I cook occasionally with duck eggs and I've tasted goose and quail.

Today on the show, we talk to a farmer who ranches exotic eggs, including emu, and a chef who cooks with them.

And, then we'll take you inside the obsessive netherworld of egg collectors. Men gripped with such a passion for swiping exotic eggs that they drive species to extinction, risk prison time for themselves. We'll round out this three-part ooology show by talking to a scientist whose work recently went viral because he figured out how to unboil a boiled egg, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of cancer.

So, incubate all those ideas. 

Leave your comments below, email us at colin@wnpr.org, or Tweet us @wnprcolin


Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer.

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