Twice Removed

A family history podcast hosted by A.J. Jacobs. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it. You will be filled with delight… or abject horror. You never know. It’s family.

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#2: Ted Allen

December 23, 2016

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Show Notes

Ted Allen’s family tree is a buffet of culinary amateurs, that suggest his Food Network stardom might be genetic. From baristas, to royal dinner guests, to a celebrity diet icon, Ted’s family tree shows that one of the best ways to look at history is food. We’ll tell these stories and introduce Ted to a mystery relative.

THE CHAIN:

ted-allen-chain

 

 

PHOTOS:

Thomas Andrew Byrd, Confederate Soldier. 

[caption id="attachment_2959" align="alignnone" width="354"]Photo Credit: Byrd History and Related Families by Tera Byrd Averett Photo Credit: Byrd History and Related Families by Tera Byrd Averett[/caption]

 

Thomas & Katie Byrd

[caption id="attachment_2960" align="alignnone" width="380"]thomas-a-byrd-katie-byrd Photo Credit: Byrd History and Related Families by Tera Byrd Averett[/caption]

Ship's Manifest of the Hercules, 1634


Listing Nathaniel Tilden as passenger #1 with 7 servants.

[caption id="attachment_2961" align="alignnone" width="434"]Image Credit: The Mayflower Descendent, A Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History Image Credit: The Mayflower Descendent, A Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History[/caption]

CREDITS


Twice Removed is produced by Meg Driscoll, Ngofeen Mputubwele, Matthew Nelson, Audrey Quinn and Kimmie Regler. Our senior producer is Eric Mennel. Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Original music and mixing by Haley Shaw. Research and genealogy help from J. Mark Lowe, Angela Walton-Raji, Erica Howton and the folks at Geni. Fact checking by Michelle Harris.


Extra thanks to Brittany Luse, Jimmy O'Connell, Jim Mullins, Andy Abrams, Jon Grinspan, Cherie Bush and Lee Mazur. Carole Levin's book "The Heart and Stomach of a King" is out in paperback. Alex Prud’homme’s new book about Julia Child is “The French Chef In America: Julia Child’s Second Act.” And Thanks to Lauri Ditunno at Cake Alchemy for making our sugarworks swan. You can see the pictures of the Swan and a graphic of the family tree between Ted and Alex on our website, Gimletmedia.com/TwiceRemoved. We’re on Twitter, @TwiceRemoved and Facebook @twiceremovedshow. Twice Removed is a production of Gimlet Media. I’m AJ Jacobs. Thanks for listening.