What's wrong Colonel Sanders? Feeling chicken? #622

March 27, 2023

Give a cluck about chickens. The most popular meat actually has a 3,500 year history of cockfighting, backyard keeping, incubation invention, and a lot of scrambled eggs. And now, people are keeping them in their backyards as pets. How did we get here, and what changes have we made to the bird formerly known as the Asian Jungle Fowl? We're talking with Tove Danovich, author of the new book Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them.

For more on the rise of the domestic chicken, make sure to check out our previous episode with Maryn McKenna on her book: Big Chicken


  • Tove Danovich
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Guest Bios

Tove Danovich

Tove Danovich is a freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Ringer, Backyard Poultry Magazine, and many others. She keeps eight chickens in her suburban yard and hopes to add more. Their Instagram @BestLittleHenhouse is more popular than hers.