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Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Bee Beards - Part 2 (057)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 17:48


In today's episode, Kim and Jim continue their exploration of Bee Beards… though this time… they go big… really big bee beards you see in the movies, where they use 20 maybe 30 pounds of bees, and the person is covered from the top of his head to his shoe laces? How can they do that? You have to start with that many bees that have been queenless for up to a couple three days. Queenless packages work well here. Then, you put them all in one big box, and using a piece of screen, with Vaseline smeared on it and artificial queen substance at the top, you dip that screen into the box, and the bees crawl up onto the screen. Of course, you need a person willing to do this. They daub queen pheromone on his body, and the screen is moved next to him and the bees crawl onto that person. Simple as 1, 2, 3. Right? Well, not quite that simple. There's a fourth step...You have to get them off when this is over and you have to figure out what to do with them then. Listen in and learn how all this works from a couple of guys who have been there and done that. You'll probably never do one, but being aware of the biology at work will make you a better beekeeper. ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2022 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

The joe gardener Show - Organic Gardening - Vegetable Gardening - Expert Garden Advice From Joe Lamp'l
244-Wasps: Getting to Know These Underappreciated Insects, with Heather Holm

The joe gardener Show - Organic Gardening - Vegetable Gardening - Expert Garden Advice From Joe Lamp'l

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 66:25


Because of a few aggressive species, wasps often get a bad rap, but they are vital to the ecosystem and helpful to gardeners for many reasons. Wasps — of which there are 18,000 species in North America — also have fascinating biology and behaviors, and you'll love learning about them. To tell us all about the diversity and importance of wasps, my guest this week is biologist, pollinator conservationist and award-winning author Heather Holm.

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter
Insects and mobile phone

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 20:51


S2 Ep 30. Smart phones could become even smarter – thanks to ants, beetles, moths and spiders! A multi-animal special episode, marking the season 2 finale. Patrick explores what could be an insect inspired phone of the future! There's the story of the fire ants and bark beetles and a new camera lens with a much greater field of view. The hairs on butterflies, moths and spiders could help with an amazing new microphone. Moths might make it easier to look at our phones in bright sunlight. There's also a waterproof, anti-bacterial cover which could be based on the wings of cicadas. Thanks for listening and please help us spread the word. #30Animals

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Bee Beards - Part 1 (056)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 19:04


Really? You want to do a bee beard? OK, let's think this through. How much do you know about bees and bee beards, and why do you want to make a bee beard anyway? Some people will think you are as crazy as a loon to try this and that you will die. But others think bee beards are a great way to demonstrate that bees are gentle, safe and actually fun to work with, if you know what you are doing. In today's episode, Kim and Jim start a discussion on… Bee Beards. First, if your club is doing this for a county fair or some demonstration, is everybody in your club OK with this? Is the demonstration location owner OK to do this? There may be liability questions. Be prepared. Will this be an open demonstration in a field or within an enclosed and screened tent? You need to consider where will the bees come from – package, hive, nuc, etc. Regardless, make sure they are well fed! Jim and Kim discuss making a small-scale bee beard for a public demonstration this week. It's OK, you can listen and not get stung.   ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2022 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

I.E In Besties
Ep. 5 - Drake Put Hot Sauce WHERE?! Stephanie is Engaged! & More!

I.E In Besties

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 114:24


We're back BESTIES! We brought in Aaron and Saul and picked the mens brain, from Romcoms to human evolution we went over it all! Hope you enjoy! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code BESTIES at MANSCAPED.com! Follow us!https://linktr.ee/ieinbesties Vanessa CazarezInstagram -  https://www.instagram.com/bloomingvc.vic/Twitter - https://twitter.com/Bloomingvc Michelle Calderon TanaharaInstagram -  https://www.instagram.com/xo.tanahara/Twitter - https://twitter.com/xotanahara Stephanie RamierezInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/stephsgotmilk/twitter - https://twitter.com/stephsgotmilk Saul V GomezInstagram -  https://www.instagram.com/saulvgomez/Twitter - https://twitter.com/Saulvgomez_ Cesar SoteloInstagram -  https://www.instagram.com/iknowcesarTwitter - https://twitter.com/Caesar__0 Aaron CaraveoInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/airball_10/twitter - https://twitter.com/aaron_caraveo Time Stamps!00:00:00 - Intro00:01:05 - Aarons new diet00:05:16 - misinterpretations in the Bible00:07:00 - The Notebook pisses you off00:08:43 - Manscaped00:14:00 - Crazy stupid love00:18:14 - How do you know if she's not interested00:20:39 - Would you talk to a guy who had a crush on your best friend00:40:37 - men and women are equal?00:46:16 - Guys doing random things while they hit it from the back00:48:39 - Did God make us in his image00:53:46 - Sloths helped the rise of avocados00:58:07 - Insects crawling on us01:02:20 - when it's your time to go it's your time to go01:03:25 - Nothing is a coincidence01:07:52 - Church girls are annoying01:11:18 - Drake's hot sauce01:16:30 - Jackass movie01:20:50 - music during s*x01:27:51 - Caught having s*x01:32:34 - People using s*x as a personality trait01:38:15 - Stephanie is engaged!01:51:57 - Proposing at the beach video

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas
01-09-22 Winterizing Fail, African Violets & Seed Starting Soil

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 40:35


2022's first freeze for Taylor & our part of Central Texas--Julie's attempts at winterizing kind of okay, kind of a fail. But the indoor plants are happy including the African violets. Plus more info on starting seeds! We need to get seeds ordered and trays started so we can transplant ASAP.

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network
Healthy Critters 149 by Biostar US: Equine Body Language, Chinese Astrology, Insects As Pets

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 54:58


On today's show, we discuss the art of reading horses' body language. In Patipedia, we focus on tips for shipping horses across the country. In Critter Nutrition, we learn about Chinese astrology. And, in Coffee Klatch, we ask what insects would you like to have as a pet. Listen in...Guests and Links:Co-Hosts:  Tigger Montague from BiostarUS and Pati Pieucci from from Pierucci DressagePhoto source: BiostarUSBoehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Equine Relax TraxCritter Nutrition: Understanding the Chinese HoroscopeAsk Hedwig FacebookSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

Talk of Iowa
Here's how to keep insects off your house plants

Talk of Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022


Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis joins Charity Nebbe to discuss how to prevent insects from damaging house plants during the winter. Later, Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University also joins to answer questions about the plants and trees in the lives of listeners.

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Flower Garden Site Prep (055)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 17:25


Jim has finally figured out where he wants his flowers to be next spring, so what's next is getting those sites ready to plant, so that what he plants does the best it can for Jim, the bees and anybody who walks by. In this episode, Kim and Jim discuss the next steps in planning his garden including the time and amount of light the spot receives, soil tests, sod removal options, and… what to plant! Listen and learn as Kim & Jim discuss the ins and outs of flower garden site preparation, so Jim can sit on his deck and enjoy his bees! ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2022 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas
01-02-22 Happy New Year! This Show is Super Seedy. (Let's buy seeds!)

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 38:50


Brrr! Kinda cold in Central Texas--not a lot going on in the garden--but it's a great time to start planning for pre-spring, spring & summer gardens harvest--Let's get some seeds!

Today's Homeowner Podcast
Ways To Keep Insect Pests Out Of Your Home | Tips

Today's Homeowner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 1:31


Insects, Rodents and Pests Often Look For Somewhere Warm To Retreat When It's Cold Outside And That Somewhere Could Be Inside Your Home. Listen for Tips To Prevent Pests From Getting Inside.

Trivia With Budds
10 Trivia Questions on Insects & Jingles

Trivia With Budds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 10:52


It's more combo-fun with five and five on Insects and Jingles. Whoooooo! GRAB MY NEW BOOK! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TriviaWithBudds Fact of the Day: A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”. THE FIRST TRIVIA QUESTION STARTS AT 04:10 Theme song by www.soundcloud.com/Frawsty Bed Music: Neon Laser Horizon by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7015-neon-laser-horizon License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license PLAY TRIVIA WITH BUDDS live on FB Live (and sometimes Zoom!) A full hour interactive show streams often nightly at 7pm PST. See lineup of shows and topics at www.TriviaWithBudds.com under the events section towards the bottom of the homepage. Watch the shows at www.Facebook.com/ryanbudds or www.Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds  http://TriviaWithBudds.comhttp://Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds http://Twitter.com/ryanbudds http://Instagram.com/ryanbudds Book a party, corporate event, or fundraiser anytime by emailing ryanbudds@gmail.com or use the contact form here: https://www.triviawithbudds.com/contact SUPPORT THE SHOW: www.Patreon.com/TriviaWithBudds Send me your questions and I'll read them/answer them on the show. Also send me any topics you'd like me to cover on future episodes, anytime! Cheers.  SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MY PATREON SUBSCRIBERS INCLUDING:  Veronica Baker, Greg Bristow, Brenda and Mo Martinez, Matt Frost, Alex DeSmet, Dillon Enderby, Manny Cortez, Joe Finnie, Jen Wojnar, John Burke, Simon Time, Albert Thomas, Alexandra Pepin, Myles Bagby, Patrick Leahy, Vernon Heagy, Brian Salyer, Casey OConnor, Christy Shipley, Cody Roslund, Dan Papallo, Jim Fields, John Mihaljevic, Loree O'Sullivan, Kimberly Brown, Matt Pawlik, Megan Donnelly, Robert Casey, Sabrina Gianonni, Sara Zimmerman, Wreck My Podcast, Brendan Peterson, Feana Nevel, Jenna Leatherman, Madeleine Garvey, Mark and Sarah Haas, Alexander Calder, Paul McLaughlin, Shaun Delacruz, Barry Reed, Clayton Polizzi, Edward Witt, Jenni Yetter, Joe Jermolowicz, Kyle Henderickson, Luke Mckay, Pamela Yoshimura,  Paul Doronila, Rich Hyjack, Ricky Carney, Russ Friedewald, Tracy Oldaker, Willy Powell, Victoria Black, David Snow, Leslie Gerhardt, Rebecca Meredith, Jeff Foust, Richard Lefdal Timothy Heavner, Michael Redman, Michele Lindemann, Ben Stitzel, Shiana Zita, and Josh Gregovich, Jen and Nic Capano, Denise Leonard! YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Heartland Stories
Dave Goulson: Silent Earth

Heartland Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 29:01


Dave Goulson is a Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex (England), who specializes in bee ecology. Professor Goulson has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects, plus seven books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers “A Sting in the Tale” (2013), “The Garden Jungle” (2019), and “Silent Earth” (2021). In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine's list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members and is a trustee of the Pesticide Action Network, as well as an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts, and president of Pesticide Free Scotland. Tune in to learn more about: His latest book “Silent Earth”, written in the tradition of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking environmental classic Silent Spring, where he explains the importance of insects to our survival, and offers a clarion call to avoid a looming ecological disaster of our own making; His fascination about insects that started from an early age and why they are important to us and to our lives; Pollination facts, even coffee and cocoa need pollinators; The difference between bumblebees and honeybees, and the unknown fact that there are over 20,000 of known bees species; Neonicotinoids and their negative impact on soil, streams and bees;  Insects as food - and how 80% of the world actually eat insects; Global warming and the impact on insects; His wish for each one of us is to welcome nature, to plant pollinator friendly flowers and not to spray any pesticides, as well as to buy local and organic food. To learn more about Dave Goulson's work go to https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p126217-dave-goulson.

Wow in the World
Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Lightning Bug Lighting (Encore - 12/31/21)

Wow in the World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 9:56


Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to be more eco-friendly, so Guy is showing off his compost bin. Mindy also had a BRIGHT idea of how she can conserve energy… but what does this have to do with INSECTS?! We've got questions AND answers on the Season 3 premiere of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about INSECTS! (Originally aired 4/2/21)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Beyond Blathers
Evening Cicada with Ferf Brownoff

Beyond Blathers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 34:14


This week we're talking about the evening cicada with hardcore cicada-lover Ferf Brownoff. Join us for a celebration of these amazing insects and lots of fun cicada stories!  If you haven't listened to our first episode on the cicada, make sure to give it a listen here for lots more information and fun facts! If you'd like to support the show, please check out our merch store over on Etsy where we sell stickers, postcards, and hand-made needle-felted ornaments. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a rating and review. To stay up to date and see our weekly episode illustrations, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Beyond Blathers is hosted and produced by Olivia deBourcier and Sofia Osborne, with art by Olivia deBourcier and music by Max Hoosier. This podcast is not associated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo, we just love this game.

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
New Year - New Equipment... Assembly Required? (054)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 16:06


You can buy all of your beekeeping equipment already assembled and if wooden boxes, already painted. They cost more than if you do it yourself, but you don't invest any time in assembly. Or, you can buy everything unassembled; nail and glue all the parts and pieces together, then paint it. You'll need the right tools of course, the room and occasionally have to get something that didn't get packed. Buying assembled boxes can be a good idea, as long as they are put together correctly at the factory, and as long as the wooden pieces are the correct size and not warped. Check out those boxes when you get them to make sure they're square, and while you're at it, take a look at the paint job. Is it good paint, enough paint, paint where it should be? Frames can arrive in many pieces. There are the wooden parts and possibly the wire to hold the foundation in place, eyelets to pass the wire through the end bars and all the nails you'll need to put all this together. Or, as simple as one single integrated piece of plastic: frame and foundation – complete. But wait, you can also get a hybrid. Wood frame pre-assembled, plastic foundation already snapped in and the whole thing ready to go right out of the shipping box. Fast, easy and usually in good shape. Which is better? Listen as Kim and Jim talk about getting new beekeeping equipment and the pros, and cons, of buying it ready to go, or putting it together. You can buy all of your new equipment (assembled or not) from our sponsor, Betterbee! ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

Factually! with Adam Conover
The Mass Disappearance of Insects with Akito Kawahara (Re-Release)

Factually! with Adam Conover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 52:11


This week on Factually we're re-releasing one of our favorite episodes. Entomologist and professor Akito Kawahara joins Adam to discuss why insects are disappearing at an alarming rate, how humans must play a critical role in their survival, and how incredible insects truly are. Happy Holidays!

Today's Homeowner Podcast
How to Keep Insects OUT Of Your Home | Tips

Today's Homeowner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:31


Insect pests often look for somewhere warm to retreat when it's cold outside and that somewhere could be inside your home.

2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast
Wild Survivors - African Elephants and Honey Bees (019)

2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 38:11


Fran Mahoney is crazy about elephants. And to help protect elephants, she's enlisted the help of over 144 honey bee colonies. In Tanzania, elephants face massive poaching threats. Subsistence farmers often turn in elephants to poachers, because they fear the hungry mammals will destroy their crops. Fran Mahoney founded Wild Survivors to create sustainable solutions to human-elephant conflict. In today's show, learn more about her creative solution using honey bees that is turning farmers into elephant advocates and beekeepers. _____________________ We thank Betterbee for their sponsorship of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Music: Original 2 Million Blossoms Theme, by Oscar Morante / Mooi Studios. Guitar music by Jeffrey Ott 2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast is a joint audio production of Protect Our Pollinators, LLC and Growing Planet Media, LLC

Fruit Grower Report
Valent's Latest Crop Protection Pt 2

Fruit Grower Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021


Valent helps Northwest tree fruit growers improve efficiency and productivity with its two-way insecticide, Senstar. Valent's Jesse Rosales breaks it down.

I Hope They Hear This
Ep.122 - I Hope You Hear About Insect Farming (Guest: Josh Suh)

I Hope They Hear This

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 57:23


Josh Suh is the founder of a non profit called “Insects for Humanity” that he started as a senior in high school. Listen to Josh's story about why he decided to start this non-profit and how he ended up setting his sights on figuring out how to farm palm weevil larvae. Josh's story is really a testament to what you can do when you simply decide to go for it and not let worries and fears hold you back. Any and all feedback can be transmitted via: Email: IHTHTPodcast@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/ihopetheyhearthis --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ihtht/support

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas
12-19-21 Winter Blooming Plants: Poinsettias, Christmas Cacti, Forced Bulbs

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 36:33


Winter may have changed things outside, but we can still enjoy beautiful blooms & foliage inside during the holidays.

Arthro-Pod
Arthro-Pod EP 103: Merging Global Health and Entomology with Chris Hayes

Arthro-Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021


Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode of Arthro-Pod, we welcome Chris Hayes, from NC State. Chris is a PhD student and graduate teaching and research assistant in Dr. Colby Schal's lab. Chris met Jody at Pest World a few months ago and we were excited to invite him on to the program. Chris's work is focused on the intersection of entomology and global health. His work has been multidisciplinary through the years and he has tons of unique and awesome stories to share. Tune in to hear more!You can find Chris on the web at: YouTube: TedXNCState Chris Hayes  Leaving a Legacy: The Realities of Conducting Research in Complex Areas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxmugn3UV7E&t=624s   LinkedIn: Christopher Hayes (not the MSNBC guy!)  Instagram: amanonamosquito  Website: cchayes.wordpress.ncsu.edu Questions? Comments? Follow the show on Twitter @Arthro_PodshowFollow the hosts on Twitter @bugmanjon, @JodyBugsmeUNL, and @MSkvarla36Get the show through Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcatching app!Subscribe to our feed on Feedburner!  This episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Kashrus Halacha
Non-Kosher Materials [Part 1] (Hashgachah Practicum #8 - Ingredients B)

Kashrus Halacha

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 29:22


Non-Kosher Materials - Part 1 Scope; Meat and Poultry; Oils, fats, glycerin, fatty acids, gelatin; Fish (scales, red roe, salmon, isinglass); Insects; Dairy products (chalav akum, gevinas akum, casein, lactose). See seforim by Rabbi Cohen at www.kashrushalacha.com

Fruit Grower Report
Valent's Latest Crop Protection Pt 1

Fruit Grower Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021


Valent helps Northwest tree fruit growers improve efficiency and productivity with its two-way insecticide, Senstar. Valent's Jesse Rosales breaks it down.

The Allusionist
148. Bonus 2021

The Allusionist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 25:24


I've been saving them up all year, and now it's time for the annual selection box of Bonus Bits! Things this year's guests said that couldn't fit into their episode, or weren't related to language, but ARE related to being a bonus bit. We've got percussive pan protests; the mating habits, and male-killing habits, of ladybirds; Icelandic aunts/uncles/cousins/wait which member of the extended family are you referring to?; Morse code machines; and a surprisingly heated topic, the semantics of salad. Links to all the original episodes featuring these guests are at theallusionist.org/bonus2021, plus a transcript and the full dictionary entry for the randomly selected word. The show will return in February 2022, but sign up to be a patron at patreon.com/allusionist for patron-exclusive livestreams in January! The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow.  Visit theallusionist.org/merch to obtain your Potato Fugue State sweatshirts and multidenominational Wintervalwear. The music is by Martin Austwick. Hear Martin's own songs at palebirdmusic.com or search for Pale Bird on Bandcamp and Spotify, and he's @martinaustwick on Twitter and Instagram.  Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor an episode of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by: • Catan, the building and trading board game where no two games are the same. Allusionist listeners get 10 percent off the original base game at catanshop.com/allusionist. • BetterHelp, online therapy with licensed professional counsellors. Allusionist listeners get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/allusionist. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for building and running a sleek website. Go to squarespace.com/allusionist for a free 2-week trial, and get 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain with the code allusionist.  Support the show: http://patreon.com/allusionist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Planning your Gardens for Bees (053)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 18:08


Jim has finally taken to heart the old saying, “Plant a flower - Feed a bee” and wants to add some plants to his yard that will not only feed bees, but add beauty to his landscape. But Jim's a hard-core entomologist and hasn't spent a lot of time studying the how's and why's and where's of creating his semi-urban plain old lawn into a Garden of Earthly Delights. Lucky for Jim, Kim went to college to learn those exact skills and has offered to give him a hand. He guides Jim in finding out what resources are at hand, what city rules and regulations he may have to follow, and what to do, and especially what not to do relative to his neighbors – both next door and across the street. This is the first of a three part series on getting all of this done, starting out with what can and can't you do, followed by what and how and where exactly is it that you want to do all this, exactly, and finishing up with what will you plant, and why and when and will it bloom when I want it to and make sure it isn't a weed. ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

Can bugs help save the climate and ensure food security? Pioneers all over the world think they can. They're developing sustainable products made of the larvae of black soldier flies - which often get caught in a web of red tape.

Impromptunes - The Completely Improvised Musical Podcast

Title by Matt Eberhart   The Queen of the hive has gone too far by deciding to increase 23 hour work days to 24 hour work days. A rebellion is afoot and Beatrice is set to take the throne. But in the Game of Hives, you win or you get sent to live in a tree.   Song List: "Good Life, Hive Life", "If I Was a Queen", "In-Sec-ting with You", "Beatrice Takes the Throne", "Insects are Gross (Happy to Die Inside You)"   Wanna show Impromptunes some financial love? Check out our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/impromptunes   Cast: Brenna Glazebrook, Joshua Burton, Jacqueline Irvine and Jake Leaney on keys Teched and edited by Morgan Phillips

Crew 3: A Pioneer Podcast
Vampires vs Insects, Who Wins?

Crew 3: A Pioneer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 83:50


Sound the Vampire Alarm as Ruckman and Ricky take a look at the breakout performance during Saturday's challenge. But don't worry, the top seat was safe from vampires and were won by some spicy spicy decks we haven't seen in some time. After that, Ricky gives some ideas for last minute holiday gifts that offer maximum value. Then, to wrap things up the guys take a look back at everything 2021 gave us. Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pioneer-challenge-12363600#paperSunday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pioneer-challenge-12363652#paper Want to support the show? You can find our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/crew3mtgBuy a playmat or used our Inked Gaming affiliate link here: https://bit.ly/3aX4hzO Want to keep up with the show? Join our Discord discord.gg/Wydsb6xcTC or follow us on twitter @Crew3podcastWant more Pioneer content? Check out our YouTube channel or watch our weekly streams on Twitch.If you like the show, please share us with your friends and leave a review!    

Creation Moments on Oneplace.com
Plants that Fool Insects

Creation Moments on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 2:00


To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1232/29 1 Thessalonians 5:8 "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation."

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Considering the Bee Culture December Issue (052)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 16:53


The December, 2021 issue of Bee Culture magazine arrived this month. In this episode, Kim and Jim look at this special issue and discuss why it's special every December. Starting right off, it's the Interview issue, where the regular writers, and some others, introduce the readers to industry people, friends in bees and beekeeping, or just someone they think their readers would like to get to know. The issue includes the annual honey price report too, which shows honey prices for a couple dozen honey products (bulk, 1-lb., 2, 5-lb., comb and the rest), plus prices for beeswax and pollination for each or their seven regions across the country. Of course, that happens every month, but the December report shows those average prices for prior years so you can see what's changing, and by how much. How much do you charge for a one-pound jar, retail? We'll bet not enough. You can compare your prices with others in your region in this issue Finally, for the last 30 some years, Kathy Summers has been making the Publications Department run as smooth as warm honey. Ordering supplies, managing inventories for the books, keeping track of the accounting part of the department, plus doing all of the layout and design for every issue. Kathy is stepping down at the end of this month for a well-deserved rest. Imagine creating over 360 different magazines! That's a lot of looking good, reading good and making it all work, work. Thank you, Kathy! ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

The joe gardener Show - Organic Gardening - Vegetable Gardening - Expert Garden Advice From Joe Lamp'l
239-Pollinators of Native Plants: How to Attract, Observe and Identify These Essential Insects 

The joe gardener Show - Organic Gardening - Vegetable Gardening - Expert Garden Advice From Joe Lamp'l

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 59:31


While many people understand that native plants are important, there's often a gap in understanding what pollinators rely on them. Understanding how to attract, observe and identify these essential insects is vital to our role in helping promote biological diversity within the species. To help us understand more about this important topic, my guest this week is biologist, pollinator conservationist and award-winning author Heather Holm.

Science Friday Videos
Wondrous Beauty Made From Dead Insects

Science Friday Videos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021


Artist Jennifer Angus creates a celebration of cicadas and insects in her eye-catching collages and dioramas.

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas
12-12-21 Holiday Gift Ideas for Plant People!

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 33:51


The usual Central Texas commentary followed by gift ideas for plant people! Permaculture projects, tools & things to enhance your outdoor space.

2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast
American Foulbrood & Deformed Wing Virus Research with Elke Genersch (018)

2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 54:48


In this episode, I speak with Dr. Elke Genersch a microbiologist from the Institute for Bee Research in Hohen Neuendorf outside Berlin, Germany. She switched from cancer research into honey bee diseases about 20 years ago and has made a name for herself investigating how American Foulbrood and Deformed Wing Virus function. We delve into the details of this bacterial disease and how varroa mites have allowed viruses to change, using the current Corona pandemic to help explain parallels. So, if you geek out on detailed scientific explanations and want to understand a bit more about molecular biology, tune into this detailed episode with one of Europe's leading honey bee virologists. _____________________ Learn more about the 2 Million Blossoms and about protecting our pollinators at: https://www.2millionblossoms.com/ _____________________ We thank Betterbee for their sponsorship of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Music: Original 2 Million Blossoms Theme, by Oscar Morante / Mooi Studios. Guitar music by Jeffrey Ott 2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast is a joint audio production of Protect Our Pollinators, LLC and Growing Planet Media, LLC

WPKN Community Radio
Vicki Hird - Rebugging the planet - Digging in the Dirt

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 30:18


My guest on this "Digging in the Dirt" is Vicki Hird. Vicki is Head of the Sustainable Farming Campaign for Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming and she also runs an independent consultancy in the UK. An experienced and award-winning environmental campaigner, researcher, writer and strategist working for the past 30 years mainly in the food, farming and environmental policy arena. She is here today to talk about her latest book - Rebugging  the Planet - The Remarkable Things that Insects(and Other Invertebrates) Do – and Why we need to love them more. Chelsea Green Publishing

Human Voices Wake Us
Ted Hughes: A Handful of Late Poems

Human Voices Wake Us

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 44:57


A reading of a handful of poems from Ted Hughes, published between 1986 and 1997. They can be found in his Collected Poems. They are: Flowers & Insects (1986) Two Tortoiseshell Butterflies Sunstruck Foxglove Uncollected (1987-1989) Devon Riviera Wolfwatching (1989) For the Duration Take What You Want But Pay For It Uncollected (1992-1987) Mother Tongue Tales from Ovid (1997) Tereus Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanvoiceswakeus/support

Even the Podcast is Afraid
CIA's Strange Animal Projects - Part II

Even the Podcast is Afraid

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 49:46


Project MK-Ultra, the CIA's infamous human mind control project, wasn't the only thing that was going on in the ‘60s. In that decade, the U.S. government deployed nonhuman operatives–ravens, pigeons, even cats–to spy on Cold War adversaries. In our final part of this series we discuss a real project that can still be used by anyone today, real insects turned into insect cyborgs. Look out for RoboRoach![FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA]TWITTER: www.twitter.com/PodcastAfraidINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/PodcastAfraidYOUTUBE: https://tinyurl.com/3mwr54tbTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@podcastafraid[PATREON & KO-FI]Do you need more Even the Podcast is Afraid content, and would like to help support the show in the process? You can join our 'Elbow Deep Club' for just $5 per month and get exclusive content like ad-free & early access episodes, access to the after show, and more.PATREON: www.patreon.com/ordisstudiosYou can also leave us a small donation on KO-FI to help support the show & get your name in the credits of our TV Show + Access to out private Ordis Studios Discord Server for just $3!KO-FI: https://ko-fi.com/podcastafraid[WATCH OUR TV SHOW ON THE CRIME & CONSPIRACY NETWORK]TV NETWORK WEBSITE: https://www.podtv.live/DOWNLOAD APP: https://solo.to/etpiaDownload the PodTV app on your iOS, Android, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, ROKU, VIZIO, and more to watch our video podcast, EXCLUSIVE to the Crime & Conspiracy Network. Just search Crime & Conspiracy in your app store.[MUSIC USED IN THIS EPISODE]Music from https://filmmusic.io"In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)[THANKS & MENTIONS FOR THIS EPISODE]Stephanie Kemmerer, researcher & writer for Even the Podcast is Afraid, conducted all the writing and research for this episode on the CIA's strange animal projects.Created, produced, & hosted by Jared OrdisCo-hosted by Nick Porchetta & Samantha VazquezEven the Podcast is Afraid is part of the Ordis Studios Podcast Network & an original Ordis Studios ProductionCopyright © 2021 by Ordis Studioswww.ordisstudios.com

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Chris Thompson: breeding good insects to get bad insects

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 12:22


Local food growers are increasingly employing beneficial insects as biocontrol agents to keep pests and diseases in check, meaning less reliance on pesticides. At Bioforce in Karaka, rural south Auckland, insects are bred and sent out to growers of everything from tomatoes and pot plants to chicken farms. More and more pests are turning up on our shores, making finding other insects - including natives - to combat them urgent work. Chris Thompson is general manager of Bioforce, a company his father founded 23 years ago.

Arthro-Pod
Arthro-Pod EP 102: Untangling Insect-Bird Food Webs with Dr. Ashley Kennedy

Arthro-Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021


 Howdy bug lovers! Today, we are honored to be joined by Dr. Ashley Kennedy the Delaware Tick Biologist in the state Division of Fish and Wildlife! However, we are not recording with her to talk about ticks! Instead she shares with us her graduate experiences focused on birds eating bugs. Her research included an interesting angle of recruiting the public to send in images of birds eating. What insects do birds like to eat the most? You'll have to tune in to find out!Show NotesArticle about Ashley in Entomology Today (June 2021) “Coming Full Circle: How an Entomologist's Experience with Vector-Borne Disease Inspired her to Study Them” https://entomologytoday.org/2021/06/22/entomologist-vector-borne-diseases-inspired-study-ashley-kennedy-standout-early-career-professional/  When one goes to the ESA meeting near Halloween, it's best to be prepared with an awesome costume!  Facebook Community Page: What Do Birds Eat? https://www.facebook.com/WhatDoBirdsEat/ Crowd-source photos and resources about birds-insect food web interaction  YouTube: Ashley's video was one of five finalists for the ESA Video Contest in 2018. Great visuals of birds and insects.  What do bluebirds eat? 

Poetry Unbound
Alberto Ríos — December Morning in the Desert

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 15:57


Standing at the edge of a desert, surveying the stars on a December morning, the speaker in this poem observes the everything of everything. He is so small; the universe is so loud and so silent. Thinking about the enormity of all this, he thinks of the smallness of the hearts of birds, wasps, moths, bats, and dragonflies — all flying things around him, suspended in space, like the earth is suspended in space. His own heart, too, echoes the universe's noise.Alberto Ríos is Arizona's inaugural poet laureate and a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently, Not Go Away Is My Name. Published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and other journals, he has also written three short story collections and a memoir, Capirotada, about growing up on the Mexican border.  Ríos is also the host of the PBS programs Art in the 48 and Books & Co. University Professor of Letters, Regents' Professor, Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing, and the Katharine C. Turner Chair in English, Ríos has taught at Arizona State University since 1982.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas
12-05-21 December Chores, Winter Onions, Leaf Raking Hype (don't believe it)

PLOW & HOSE Gardening in Central Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 28:45


It's December...Warm weather extends out planting windows--chit chat about onions plus a SOLID case agains raking those fall leaves.

The Seven Streams Method

Deuteronomy 26-28 We are in the World Stream reading from the New Living Translation. 7streamsmethod.com | @7streamsmethod | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis Lord, you plan such good for us. May we be principled and ready for your blessings. Amen. 26 - They were commanded to be a tithing people who also gave offerings. God was not greedy, nor even in need of anyone's money. WE are to be a people who love others like our selves, our palaces, our accounts, our possessions.  The giving that is taught here is what has funded the advancement of the gospel and the Kingdom through history. God is training us to be people who, when our 'harvest'/paycheck arrives, we stop and remember where our Provision comes from. People who forget this become self-obsessed. Selfishness is inexcusable. And there's another reminder to obey all His commands and decrees. [Catch the "ALL" part]. We cannot say, "oh, I forgot that one" -not with any of it. We've mentioned this before --> which holes in your boat can you leave unpatched and dismiss it with, "it's OK, I patched most of the holes - at least the ones I remembered to patch..."? 27 - They were to create clear large markers and monuments in their new homeland to remind them of what God required of them. Only in this way would their national security, identity, and faith be preserved.  What do you think of secular politicians and attorneys who lobby systematically across the country to have the X Commandments, Crosses, and Nativity Scenes removed? Gee, what might their agenda be? And the curses were to be stated loudly before the nation. Curses are stated against idolatry, dishonor, theft, scamming, cruelty, injustice, sexual madness, assault, 'hits' on the innocent, secularism. 28 - The blessings for obedience and the cursings for disobedience are laid out before them.  Obedience would ensure for them, bounty and blessing, endless supply and irrigation, riches, security and protection. They would be basically living in villages that are blessed, bountiful, well-fed and wealthy indefinitely.  On the contrary, disobedience would make their lives an endless horror show with no way out (for starters!).  Your land and food supply would be cursed as would your minds and bodies. All comforts would be gone.  Drought will parch you. Enemies will harass constantly. There will be no domestic tranquility. What happens in your own homes will break your heart. Slavery will be your lot. Insects will devour your work. Armies will steam-roll you and drive you to starvation and cannablism. Paganism will be forced upon you. Nightmares will be 24/7 occurences. What isn't inflicted upon you, you will inflict upon yourselves. "So Don't Disobey Me" the Lord bellowed at them.  The offer to them for obeying couldn't be sweeter.  The warning to them for disobeying couldn't be worse.  Do you think they chose right?  

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
Considering Packages or Nucs for the Spring (051)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 17:08


Will it be packages of nucs next spring? It's only December, how do I know what I'll want, and, if any, how many I'll want? Getting nucs or packages in the spring has changed a lot in the last several years. The quality of queens has changed. Everybody has varroa, well almost everybody, so how and when do I treat these new entries into my apiary? How many of what I have now will still be here next spring? What if they all are? Or what if none are? And where can I get packages now? The post office used to deliver. That's gone. Used to be a bee supply outfit up the road, but they don't do nucs, only packages. And how much will they cost? If I can find some? An overwintered nuc with an overwintered queen is probably the best bet for making it to next fall, and I might make some honey, too. But is that queen overwintered, or brand new? And how much time and money will it cost me to get a package established next summer if it doesn't rain until August, or it doesn't quit raining until next August? Do I have the time, and the money? Gotta figure this out pretty quick, because the suppliers are already telling me they will run our fast next spring. Get your order in now, or maybe go without. Listen as Kim & Jim discuss the pros and cons of Packages and Nucs! ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
New Swarms On Deadout Comb? (050)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 16:40


Can You Put New Swarms on Old Comb? You've caught your first swarm. Where should it go? You don't have any new equipment to put it on, but you have an overwintered colony that didn't make it. Can you use the combs from that colony? Always the best answer – It Depends! First, ask yourself, why did that colony die? Was it maybe American Foulbrood? European Foulbrood? If you don't know you need to find out BEFORE you put more bees in those boxes. Have them tested. If the colony went queenless overwinter, there will probably be some dead bees and lots or at least some honey. But if there's no bees, none, and lots and lots of honey, maybe varroa and virus. Did you count mites last fall? Did you treat when you should have? Drawn comb is an incredible resource for your bees and for you, but how old is that comb? Do you date frames, is that wax clean enough to use another season? Listen today as Kim & Jim discuss the ins-and-outs of using that dead colony's comb with a new swarm! ___________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
12-01-21 - BR - WED - The Order Of Spelled Out Numbers - Will Smith Did Fresh Prince To Pay Off IRS Debt - Twinkie Maker Available Again For Holidays - WW - Horned Doe Shot, CVS No Longer To Sell Great Ape Cards, Photog Drugs Insects

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 27:58


Holmberg's Morning Sickness - Brady Report - Wednesday December 1, 2021

Trees A Crowd
Wild Privet: Your country needs Spitfires, stick-insects and an untrimmed bush!

Trees A Crowd

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:17


Our fifty-second tree, Privet or Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare). It's NATIONAL TREE WEEK! To celebrate; the tree our host was dreading writing an episode about - a tree he has sadly often cast aside as dull and uninteresting. Far from it (ish). Here grow stories of Spitfires and school Biology labs, as well as the pretty special manner in which Privet creates its foliage (which is fantastic for nesting birds, hungry insects, and even draws in bats!) (Special thanks to Al Petrie and Louise Bowe of the Tree Council.) More from David Oakes as he uproots the secrets and stories beneath the 56(ish) Native Trees of the British Isles can be found at: https://www.treesacrowd.fm/56Trees/ Weekly episodes available early AND bonus content made free to forage by "Subscribtion Squirrels" on our Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Crosscurrents
Operation Pest Patrol: Rethinking 'invasive' insects / What's in a name?

Crosscurrents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 25:14


We're heading to the California border, where state agents patrol for pests that could wipe out the state's agriculture. Then, what do you do when people pronounce your name wrong?

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2720 - The Importance of Insects to Our Survival w/ Dave Goulson

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:42


Sam and Emma host Dave Goulson, professor of biology at the University of Sussex, to discuss his recent book Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, on the rampant decline of insect populations worldwide over the last few decades, and how the trend continuing could completely alter our relationships to crops and practically all plant life. Professor Goulson dives into the essential niches that insects fill, from their role as pollinators to being bio-control agents and recyclers of all sorts of life, as well as the ties between climate change and the insect apocalypse, both in terms of the issues that create them, and in how they reinforce each other. Next, he, Emma, and Sam discuss how this trend towards extinction is hitting the pollinating insects we appreciate (butterflies, bees) while the pest-like ones (mosquitoes, houseflies) have been able to adapt and thrive in human habitation, before they get into the effects we've seen, and what the future of this trend could look like, from hand-pollination to massive food scarcity. They also touch on the biggest drivers of insect extinction, with habitat loss at the top of the list, alongside insecticide, changing climates, even light pollution, and Professor Goulson reminds us of the ease with which this could be reversed, both on a structural and individual level. Sam and Emma also dive into the continued fear-mongering around inflation and the deficit when it comes to infrastructure, while we're about to pass a $780 billion defense budget and remind us of the dangers of nonstick pans as PFOS are revealed to be even more toxic than we thought. And in the Fun Half: Bro Flamingo calls in to discuss accountability and punishment, especially when it comes to the Rittenhouse case, Sam clarifies his position on being a socialist (he doesn't have one), and the crew comes up with a perfect solution to Alec from Minneapolis trying to shift his parents away from cable news: the Majority Report. Mehdi Hasan goes after Brad Raffensperger, forcing the issue of supporting Trump to the fore, Chris Christie gets shamed by Nicolle Wallace for criticizing MSNBC and CNN while letting Fox run wild, before he also births the discussion of the Mount Rushmore of Trump-Cucks. Ronald Raygun corrects the record on what's wrong with Sam, Candace Owens presents a platform of Stolen Valor, and Jeremy from TX talks doomsday prep culture, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! https://thewilbur.com/artist/majority-report/ Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Joybird: Your home should show off what makes you, well you. Joybird's selection of customizable furniture and modern home décor, lets you bring your unique style into your space. Plus, get ready for Joybird's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Choose from over 18,000 customization options, or browse curated collections to find the perfect piece for your style. • With Joybird's Protection Plan, your upholstery and leather pieces will always look as good as new. Create a space that brings you joy with Joybird. Visit joybird.com/MAJORITY and get 35% off your purchase. That's 35% off at joybird.com/MAJORITY. 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