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The Business of Apples

The Sporkful host Dan Pashman talks about the highly anticipated release of the Cosmic Crisp apple.

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In the interview, Mike talks to The Sporkful host Dan Pashman about Washington State University’s latest creation—the Cosmic Crisp apple. Pashman explains the birth of this new apple, how it compares to other varieties, and quizzes Mike in a game called “Apple Variety or New England Town.” Listen to The Sporkful episode, “A New Apple Is Born,” wherever you get your podcasts.

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  • Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.