The American Hippo Ranch Plan, Part 1


In 1910, the U.S. had a meat shortage and a water hyacinth overgrowth problem. The obvious solution to the double dilemma: Import hippos from Africa.

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Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, offbeat history, hippo ranching, Fritz Duquesne, Frederick Russel Burnham, Robert Broussard, water hyacinth, hippos, Louisiana, Agriculture, culinary history, meat