Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: Dunktastic!

How do you like to dunk?

Most of us love to dunk a biscuit (cookie) or doughnut. Today’s episode looks at the art and science of plunging backed treats into hot beverages. It’s an action-packed episode that culminates in Ross attempting the Tim Tam Slam. Never heard of it? Today’s episode also features Animal Guru Artem discussing Froo Froo medicine (for you and your pet).

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This episode was recorded at the Wellcome Trust headquarters in London. It seems the police were chasing the bad guys that day, and so there are some siren noises in the background.

Cody Slamming by JacobEnos, on Flickr

Want to Tim Tam slam? Here’s your instructions, you brave dunker:

  1. Make hot beverage
  2. Unwrap the Penguin bar / Tim Tam completely. Bite a little off two opposite corners (so bite off one corner, then the corner diagonally opposite to that)
  3. Dip one corner into the drink, then sip up some tea through the Penguin bar from the other corner, like a straw.
  4. As soon as you start to actually sip up the tea, tip your head sideways close to the cup and throw the semi melted mess into your mouth before it falls apart.
  5. Enjoy.

Savour episode number one with a cup of tea.

The accompanying article is ‘Americans do it with doughnuts’. Read the article in the latest issue (issue 14) of Guru Magazine.


Article by Stuart Farrimond

October 10, 2013

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
You can check out Doctor Stu’s blog at realdoctorstu.com or his poncy personal website stuartfarrimond.com. Here's his .

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