This is a podcast series from BBC Sounds which explores the story of chicken, its progression from scrawny jungle fowl to the most widely consumed animal protein on the planet, and what that says about us.
It is almost an urban myth that modern humans think food comes from supermarkets, without considering the agricultural and industrial processes which get it there. But finding out where your food comes from can be an uncomfortable experience.
Chris van Tulleken will be familiar to many parents from the CBBC programme Operation Ouch! and this series presents the science and ethics of rearing and eating chicken engagingly without shirking the hard questions.