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How A Food Writer’s Dream Job Became A Nightmare 9

When a food critic’s love of his job sours, he sets off to find the source of real sustenance for his soul. Essayist Wyatt Williams joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his journey to Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska, to join the community’s traditions of eating whale, and what it signifies for food culture for the rest of us. His essay in Harper’s magazine is called “Eating the Whale.”