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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we’re joined by The Sporkful senior producer Andres O’Hara to see what happens when invasive creatures make their way—slow and slimy—to the United States. And then refuse to leave.

If you like this episodes and are looking for more surprising and fascinating food stories, check out The Sporkful, which just released a new series called “Deep Dish” that looks at the surprising history of popular foods such as bagels, tacos al pastor, and tamales.

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