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Chasing Immortality
Rasputin: The Man Who Can't Be Killed

Chasing Immortality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 63:38


Works CitedAzar, Helen. “TIME TRAVEL WITH ROMANOV FAMILY: CHILDREN'S ISLAND.” Theromanovfamily.Com, 18 June 2015, www.theromanovfamily.com/the-alexander-palace-and-park.Ball, Jacqueline. “Should Dogs Be Prescribed for Chronic Pain? | Physician's Weekly.” Www.Physiciansweekly.Com, Physician's Weekly, 14 Oct. 2014, www.physiciansweekly.com/should-dogs-be-prescribed-for-chronic-pain/#:%7E:text=Research%20shows%20that%20being%20in,often%20results%20from%20chronic%20pain.Bezrutczyk, Destiny, and Theresa Parisi. “Speedball (Heroin & Cocaine) Abuse And Recovery.” Addiction Center, 30 Mar. 2021, www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/heroin/speedball.Biographics. “Grigori Rasputin: The Devil Incarnate.” YouTube, uploaded by Simon Whistler, 21 Jan. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZOHQwzA0bM.Biography. “Rasputin.” Biography, 13 Dec. 2019, www.biography.com/political-figure/rasputin#:%7E:text=After%20failing%20to%20become%20a,his%20political%20influence%20was%20minor.Bouchard, Anthony. “The Science Behind How Cyanide Kills You.” LabRoots, 13 Sept. 2017, www.labroots.com/trending/videos/11035/the-science-behind-how-cyanide-kills-you.Clinical Knowledge Network. “Cupid's Chemical Addiction – the Science of Love | Clinical Knowledge Network.” CKN, Clinical Knowledge Network Queensland, 2017, www.ckn.org.au/content/cupid%E2%80%99s-chemical-addiction-%E2%80%93-science-love#:%7E:text=High%20levels%20of%20dopamine%20and,eat%20and%20can't%20sleep.Cohut, Maria. “Simply Being with Someone You Love Can Lessen Physical Pain.” Medical News Today, 28 Aug. 2019, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326168#Partners-presence-can-reduce-acute-pain.Cult of Weird. “Rasputin's Penis: The Mythical, Magical Manhood of Russia's Mad Monk.” Cult of Weird, 5 Feb. 2021, www.cultofweird.com/curiosities/rasputin-penis.Cutler, Max. “5 Times Rasputin Should Have Died.” Parcast, 9 Aug. 2016, www.parcast.com/blog/2016/8/9/5-times-rasputin-should-have-died.Dennison, Tracy, and Steven Nafziger. “Micro-Perspectives on 19Th-Century Russian Living Standards.” Social Science History Association, 2017, pp. 1–50. web.williams.edu, web.williams.edu/Economics/wp/nafzigerMicroLivingStandards_WilliamsWorkingPaper_Nov2007.pdf.Dickinson, Sophie. “Grigori Rasputin Myths Busted: Murder, Height, and Where Is His Penis?” Metro, 21 Feb. 2021, metro.co.uk/2021/02/21/grigori-rasputin-myths-busted-murder-height-and-where-is-his-penis-14115851.Ėtkind, Aleksandr. “Russian Sects Still Seem Obscure.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 2, no. 1, 2001, pp. 165–81. Crossref, doi:10.1353/kri.2008.0056.Harkup, Kathryn. “Poisoned, Shot and Beaten: Why Cyanide Alone May Have Failed to Kill Rasputin.” The Guardian, 9 May 2017, www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/jan/13/poisoned-shot-and-beaten-why-cyanide-may-have-failed-to-kill-rasputin.Harris, Carolyn. “The Murder of Rasputin, 100 Years Later.” Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Dec. 2016, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/murder-rasputin-100-years-later-180961572.Hasic, Albinko. “5 Myths and Truths About Rasputin.” Time, 29 Dec. 2016, time.com/4606775/5-myths-rasputin.Heatherington, Kimberley. “History on Screen: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty at the Russian Embassy Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Hosts Screening of Silent Film Masterpiece.” American University, American University Washington DC, 4 Mar. 2018, www.american.edu/cas/carmel/news/the-fall-of-the-romanov-dynasty.cfm.“How Not To Die From A Stabbing.” YouTube, uploaded by BBC Three, 21 Dec. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Jx3EsdFGQ.Janos, Adam. “What Was It Like to Die of Cyanide Poisoning at Jonestown?” A&E, 26 Feb. 2018, www.aetv.com/real-crime/jonestown-how-did-it-feel-to-die-of-cyanide-poisoning.Keim, Brandon. “How Love Makes (Some) Pain Go Away.” Wired, 3 June 2017, www.wired.com/2011/06/love-reduces-pain.Lindsay Holiday. “Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov of Russia.” YouTube, uploaded by Lindsay Holiday, 12 Jan. 2021, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHlajTb4OE.Medicosis Perfectionalis. “Cyanide Poisoning.” YouTube, uploaded by Medicosis Perfectionalis, 21 Jan. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbkYCrLXHNk.---. “Cyanide Poisoning Diagnosis and Treatment.” YouTube, uploaded by Medicosis Perfectionalis, 22 Jan. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMMsSzGXJ9A.“Morphine (Injection) | Michigan Medicine.” University of Michigan Medicine, www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/d00308v1. Accessed 2 Apr. 2021.Myers, Steven Lee. “‘Rasputin' Unravels the Myths of the ‘Mad Monk.'” The New York Times, 29 Dec. 2016, www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/books/rasputin-biography-douglas-smith.html.National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). “CDC | Facts About Cyanide.” Center For Disease Control, Center For Disease Control, 4 Apr. 2018, emergency.cdc.gov/agent/cyanide/basics/facts.asp.Omidi, Maryam. “Cult of the Weird: Six of Russia's Strangest Museums.” The Calvert Journal, 7 Apr. 2014, www.calvertjournal.com/articles/show/2247/six-of-russias-strangest-museums.“Opium Side Effects.” Good Rx, www.goodrx.com/opium/side-effects.Parikh MD, MBA, Arpan. “Cocaine: How It Works, Effects, and Risks.” WedMD, 9 Feb. 2021, www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/cocaine-use-and-its-effects#1.Robakidze, Julia. “The Violent End of Rasputin – Details of His Fateful Last Night.” The Vintage News, 1 Oct. 2019, www.thevintagenews.com/2018/09/06/rasputin.Romanovs100. “Tsarina's Routine: How to Avoid Royal Duties.” YouTube, uploaded by Romanovs 100, 15 July 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUXECaR0_qM.Serial Killers Documentaries. “Anna Anderson, the Imposter of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.” YouTube, uploaded by Serial Killers Documentaries, 9 Aug. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa-oZfKvnC0.Simple History. “Rasputin, the Man Who Wouldn't Die (Strange Stories).” YouTube, uploaded by Simple History, 13 Oct. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXdbseRz0lc.Smith, Andrea. “Palace Once Owned by Executed Russian Tsar Undergoes Two-Billion-Ruble Renovation.” Lonely Planet, 29 Oct. 2019, www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/alexander-palace-reopening.Team, Wellness. “How You Can Ease Your Aches and Pain With Meditation.” Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, 18 Dec. 2020, health.clevelandclinic.org/how-you-can-ease-your-aches-and-pain-with-meditation/#:%7E:text=%E2%80%9CMeditation%20can%20help%20your%20brain,you'll%20feel%20less%20pain.TED-Ed. “History vs. Vladimir Lenin - Alex Gendler.” YouTube, uploaded by TED-Ed, 7 Apr. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N8hsXQapjY.---. “The Mysterious Life and Death of Rasputin - Eden Girma.” YouTube, 7 Jan. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dEf1ep3O9I.“The First Russian Sex Museum Will Exhibit Rasputin's Penis.” Way to Russia Guide, 7 Aug. 2009, waytorussia.net/news/2004-04/russian-sex-museum.html.The Infographics Show. “Anastasia – Did She Really Escape The Massacre?” YouTube, uploaded by Infographics Show, 1 June 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dLBDyxueY8.“The Romanov Palaces of St Petersburg | Destination Guides | Corinthia St Petersburg.” Corinthia, www.corinthia.com/st-petersburg/discover-st-petersburg/the-romanov-palaces-of-st-petersburg. Accessed 2 Apr. 2021.“The Winter Palace.” Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Museum, www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/explore/buildings/locations/building/B10. Accessed 28 Mar. 2021.Twilley, Nicola. “Can Hypothermia Save Gunshot Victims?” The New Yorker, 9 July 2019, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/28/can-hypothermia-save-gunshot-victims.von Holdinghausen. “Tsarskoie Selo, Alexander Palace, OTMA Etc, Late Summer 2018.” YouTube, uploaded by von Holdinghausen, 12 Oct. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCllVDoRPo0.Waters, Derek. “Rasputin's Journey to St. Petersburg.” Comedy Central, uploaded by Drunk History, 30 Jan. 2018, www.cc.com/video/6s0lbs/drunk-history-rasputin-s-journey-to-st-petersburg.Wikipedia contributors. “Grigori Rasputin in Popular Culture.” Wikipedia, 31 Mar. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin_in_popular_culture#Comedy.

War Stories by Preston Stewart
171: Peter Cozzens "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation"

War Stories by Preston Stewart

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 71:22


Sayre and Preston are joined today by author Peter Cozzens to talk about his most recent book, "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation". Peter Cozzens is the international-award winning author or editor of seventeen books on the American Civil War and the American West. Cozzens retired after a thirty-year career as a Foreign Service Officer, U. S. Department of State. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served as a captain in the U. S. Army. Cozzens's most recent book, Tecumseh and the Prophet, published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2020, was awarded the Western Writers of America Spur Award and was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. It has also been published in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy. His book The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West was published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2016. It received the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Prize for the best work in Military History published in the English language, the Caroline Bancroft Prize in Western History, and--in translation--the 2018 HisLibris Award (Spain) for the best non-fiction work of history. The Earth is Weeping was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top ten history books of 2016. It also made several other best books of the year lists, including Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the London Times, and Newsday. The Earth is Weeping was also published in Italian, Spanish, United Kingdom, and Dutch editions. All of Cozzens' books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, History Book Club, and/or the Military Book Club. Cozzens' This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga and The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga were both Main Selections of the History Book Club and were chosen by Civil War Magazine as two of the 100 greatest works ever written on the conflict. In 2002 Cozzens received the American Foreign Service Association's highest award, given annually to one Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent. He has also received an Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater Knox College, from which he graduated summa cum laude. Peter Cozzens: https://www.petercozzens.net

Curiosity Daily
Left Digit Bias w/ Dr. Bapu Jena and Bird-Catching Neanderthals

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 14:23


Learn about how “left digit bias” affects your decisions and why researchers caught birds in caves with their bare hands. More from Dr. Bapu Jena: Listen to Freakonomics, M.D.: https://freakonomics.com/freakonomics-md/  What Do Grocery Store Prices and Heart Surgery Have in Common? (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 4) - Freakonomics. (2021, August 27). Freakonomics. https://freakonomics.com/podcast/fmd-left-digit-bias/  Follow @AnupamBJena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnupamBJena   Follow @DrBapuPod on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBapuPod  Harvard faculty page: https://hcp.hms.harvard.edu/people/anupam-b-jena  Researchers studied Neanderthal hunting by catching thousands of birds w/ their bare hands by Briana Brownell Scientists Spent Years Pretending to Be Neanderthals Catching Birds by Hand. (2021). Vice.com. https://www.vice.com/en/article/akgmp4/scientists-spent-years-pretending-to-be-neanderthals-catching-birds-by-hand ‌ Smithsonian Magazine, & Gamillo, E. (2021, September 22). To Understand Neanderthal Night-Hunting Methods, Scientists Caught Thousands of Birds With Their Bare Hands in Spanish Caves. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-simulated-neanderthal-behaviors-by-catching-birds-with-their-bare-hands-180978737/  ‌Blanco, G., Sánchez-Marco, A., & Negro, J. J. (2021). Night Capture of Roosting Cave Birds by Neanderthals: An Actualistic Approach. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.733062  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curiosity Daily
How to Clean Your Teeth, 52 Blue, Best Way to Argue with a Partner

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:26


Learn about research into how you should clean your teeth; the world's loneliest whale; and how to argue with a partner. When it comes to cleaning your teeth, here's what the evidence supports — and what it doesn't by Cameron Duke Dental care: The best, worst and unproven tools to care for your teeth, according to a UB study. (2021, September 29). Buffalo.edu. http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2021/09/038.html  Volman, E., Stellrecht, E., & Scannapieco, F. (2021). Proven Primary Prevention Strategies for Plaque-Induced Periodontal Disease – An Umbrella Review. The Journal of International Academy of Periodontology, 23(4). https://www.perioiap.org/publications/57-october-2021/256-proven-primary-prevention-strategies-for-plaque-induced-periodontal-disease-an-umbrella-review  The "world's loneliest whale" is loved more than it will ever know by Cameron Duke Dahl, M. (2016, April 7). World's Loneliest Whale May in Fact Be the World's Horniest Whale. The Cut; The Cut. https://www.thecut.com/2016/04/loneliest-whale-is-now-horniest-whale.html  Elsevier. (2004, December). Fig. 6. North–south tracks (C) of the 52-Hz whale for 94–95, 97–98,... ResearchGate; ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/figure/North-south-tracks-C-of-the-52-Hz-whale-for-94-95-97-98-98-99-01-02-the-meandering_fig3_223377110  Fessenden, M. (2015, April 15). Maybe the World's Loneliest Whale Isn't So Isolated, After All. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maybe-worlds-loneliest-whale-isnt-so-isolated-after-all-180955005/  Revkin, A. (2004, December 21). Song of the Sea, a Cappella and Unanswered (Published 2004). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/21/health/science/song-of-the-sea-a-cappella-and-unanswered.html  Shantz-Hilkes, C. (2021, July 19). The world's “loneliest whale” can teach us a lot if we listen to it, says filmmaker. CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-friday-edition-1.6100931/the-world-s-loneliest-whale-can-teach-us-a-lot-if-we-listen-to-it-says-filmmaker-1.6100933  52 blue sound recording, Public Domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ak52_10x.ogg  This Is the Best Way to Argue with Your Partner, Says a Communication Expert by Joanie Faletto originally aired June 26, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/black-hole-alternatives-literally-immortal-jellyfi  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Story Mischief
Lies We Choose: The First Thanksgiving

Story Mischief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:09


The First Thanksgiving in American Memory,Prof. Robert Tracy McKenzieThe Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue, Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, November 2019Why Do We Believe Liars, F. Diane Barth, NBC News online, April 18, 2019Story Mischief with Michael Trotta​Mischievable -the weekly email that helps you better understand and use story to grow your life and your life's work in ways that feel authentic and achievable... make that mischievable! ​

Curiosity Daily
How to Talk to a Science Denier and Raining Sulfur in Sodom

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 17:24


Learn about how to talk to someone who denies a scientific reality; and “raining sulfur” in the Biblical city of Sodom.  More from author Lee McIntyre: Pick up "How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason": https://www.amazon.com/How-Talk-Science-Denier-Conversations/dp/0262046105  Website: https://leemcintyrebooks.com/  Follow @leemcintyre on Twitter: https://twitter.com/leecmcintyre  Scientists think an impact event explains "raining sulfur" in the biblical city of Sodom by Briana Brownell Smithsonian Magazine, & Gershon, L. (2021, September 22). Ancient City's Destruction by Exploding Space Rock May Have Inspired Biblical Story of Sodom. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/destruction-of-city-by-space-rock-may-have-inspired-biblical-story-of-sodom-180978734/  ‌BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. (2011). Bbc.co.uk. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/cultures/sodom_gomorrah_01.shtml  ‌Bressan, D. (2021, September 21). Study Suggests That A Tunguska Sized Explosion Destroyed A City 3,600 Years Ago. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/09/21/a-tunguska-sized-explosion-destroyed-a-city-3600-years-ago/?sh=a02c2028b207  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tour Guide Tell All
Election of 1860

Tour Guide Tell All

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 61:01


Our first episode of November is always going to be about an election! Becca and Rebecca talk about the pivotal election of 1860, which led to President Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All: • Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellall • Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall   If you are looking for more information, we found these resources to be helpful: Abraham Lincoln: Campaigns and Elections, The Miller Center,  https://millercenter.org/president/lincoln/campaigns-and-elections Election Day 1860- Smithsonian Magazine, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/election-day-1860-84266675/ Election of 1860, 270 to Win, https://www.270towin.com/1860_Election/   You're Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl Production & Editing: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero 

Criminal Canvas Podcast
Ep 12 - Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary

Criminal Canvas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 32:42


We are going back, like way back in time. Let's set the stage...You're at your best friend's house with several other friends for a sleepover. It's dark outside, the rooms are all dark apart from a flashlight that's gleaming on the ceiling. You walk into the bathroom alone with the flashlight and start to play the ‘Bloody Mary' game, but you get so freaked out that you say the name twice before bolting out of the bathroom into a room erupting with laughter. While there is several other Mary's this folklore tale could be about, there's only one who comes to mind when you say Bloody Mary. How does one woman go from underdog to becoming a monarch, who was graced with a title of Bloody Mary? This is the story of Mary Tudor…1st Featured podcast: Skeletales Their website: https://www.skeletalespodcast.com/Criminal Canvas Podcast: https://linktr.ee/CriminalcanvaspodcastResources: Schwartz, Dana. “Noble Blood”, Episode 52: The Early Life of Bloody Mary”, 22 June 2021, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noble-blood/id1468332063?i=1000526367247Schwartz, Dana. “Noble Blood”, Episode 53: The Later Life of Bloody Mary”, 06 July 2021, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noble-blood/id1468332063?i=1000527957801 by Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 3/12/2020https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/myth-bloody-mary-180974221/By Anthony Ruggiero, Historic UK,https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Queen-Mary-I/By Helen Bynum, Scalar, 12/11/2017 https://scalar.usc.edu/works/the-reign-of-mary-i/marys-persecution-of-protestantsBy Richard Bevan, History Channelhttps://www.history.co.uk/article/the-killer-king-how-many-people-did-henry-viii-execute BBC, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpp3srdRun DMC – Mary, Mary - https://youtu.be/QgmyVLheqkQ

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 601 (10-31-21): Halloween, Water, and the Human Body

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:53).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Image Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 10-29-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for Halloween 2021.  Besides focusing on autumn's festival of fun and fright, this episode is part of a series this fall about water connections to the human body and human biology. SOUND – ~9 sec That eerie sound of a tree creaking in October wind sets a seasonal stage for a Halloween challenge: exploring how Halloween, water, and human biology all connect.  Sound like quite a trick?  Well, have a listen to some Halloween music for about 50 seconds, and then we'll treat you to some examples. MUSIC - ~50 sec – instrumental You've been listening to “A Little Fright Music,” by Torrin Hallett, a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.  And here are six matches of Halloween creatures or images with water in the human body. 1.  Skeleton images rattle around everywhere for Halloween, and in living skeletons water is a significant component of bones and cartilage.  2.  Pretend blood covers many-a Halloween costume, and over half of the volume of blood is plasma, which in turn is over 90 percent water, and water is also a major component of blood cells. 3.  A muscular costume is part of pretending to be a super-strong character like Wonder Woman or Superman; and water plays a significant role in muscle structure and function; in turn, muscle is an important water-storage area for the body. 4.  The monster in movie versions of “Frankenstein” was brought to life by electricity, and the cells of our nervous system transmit messages though electrochemical impulses, using sodium and potassium ions in a water-based solution. 5.  If fiery or icy creatures need some temperature regulation, water's the body fluid that does it. And 6.  Flashing and watching from many creatures on Halloween night are eyes, either scary, suspenseful, or super-powered; and eyes have chambers containing aqueous humor and vitreous humour, two fluids that consist mostly of water and that maintain the shape of the eyes. This Halloween, imagine being a creature that's about 60 percent composed of an amazing substance with unique powers to dissolve other substances, absorb and release heat, and withstand being compressed.  What would you be?  Why, the water-based human being that you are! Thanks to Torrin Hallett for composing this week's music for Virginia Water Radio, and we close with another listen to the last few seconds of “A Little Fright Music.” MUSIC - ~13 sec – instrumental SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The wind and creaking tree sounds were recorded by Virginia Water Radio in Blacksburg, Va., on October 5, 2014.  “A Little Fright Music” is copyright 2020 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission.  Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.  More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett.  Thanks very much to Torrin for composing the piece especially for Virginia Water Radio.  This music was previously used in Episode 548, 10-26-20. Following are other music pieces composed by Torrin Hallett for Virginia Water Radio, with episodes featuring the music. “Beetle Ballet” – used in Episode 525, 5-18-20, on aquatic beetles.“Chesapeake Bay Ballad” – used in Episode 537, 8-10-20, on conditions in the Chesapeake Bay.“Corona Cue” – used in Episode 517, 3-23-20, on the coronavirus pandemic.“Flow Stopper – used in Episode 599, 10-28-21, on the “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign.“Geese Piece” – used most recently in Episode 440, 10-1-18, on E-bird. “Ice Dance” – used in Episode 556, 12-21-20, on how organisms survive freezing temperatures.“Lizard Lied” – used in Episode 514, 3-2-20, on lizards.“New Year's Water” – used in Episode 349, 1-2-17, on the New Year. “Rain Refrain” – used most recently Episode 559, 1-11-21, on record rainfall in 2020.“Runoff” – in Episode 585, 7-12-21 – on middle-school students calling out stormwater-related water words.“Spider Strike” – used in Episode 523, 5-4-20, on fishing spiders.“Tropical Tantrum” – used most recently in Episode 580, 6-7-21, on the 2021 Atlantic tropical storm season preview.“Tundra Swan Song – used in Episode 554, 12-7-20, on Tundra Swans.“Turkey Tune” – used in Episode 343, 11-21-16, on the Wild Turkey.  Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGE Water uses in the human body.  Illustration from the U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body,”  https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. SOURCES Used for Audio Peter Abrahams, ed., How the Body Works: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Anatomy, Metro Books, New York, 2007. American Red Cross, “Blood Components,” online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/types-of-blood-donations/blood-components.html. Erin Blakemore, “How Twitching Frog Legs Helped Inspire ‘Frankenstein,'” Smithsonian Magazine, December 4, 2015, online at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-twitching-frog-legs-helped-inspire-frankenstein-180957457/. Fandom, “Monster Wiki/Frankenstein's Monster,” online at https://monster.fandom.com/wiki/Frankenstein%27s_Monster. Mayo Clinic Health System, “Water: Essential to your body,” online at https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/water-essential-to-your-body. Science Direct:“Aqueous Humor,” online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/aqueous-humor;“Vitreous Humour,” online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/vitreous-humour. University of Michigan Health, “Eye Anatomy and Function,” as of August 31, 2020, online at https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hw121946. U.S. Geological Survey, “The Water in You: Water and the Human Body,” https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. U.S. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules:“Composition of the Blood,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/leukemia/anatomy/composition.html;“Skeletal System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/skeletal/. For More Information about Human Biology, Including Water Aspects American Society of Hematology, “Blood Basics,” online at https://www.hematology.org/education/patients/blood-basics.Cleveland [Ohio] Clinic:“Heart & Blood Vessels: How Does Blood Travel Through Your Body,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/heart-blood-vessels-blood-flow-body;“Lymphatic System,” online at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21199-lymphatic-system. Eric Cudler, “Neuroscience for Kids,” online at https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html. The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Penn., “Blood Vessels,” online at https://www.fi.edu/heart/blood-vessels. Isabel Lorenzo et al., “The Role of Water Homeostasis in Muscle Function and Frailty: A Review,” Nutrients, Vol. 11, No. 8 (August 2019, accessed online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723611/(subscription may be required for access). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Facts About Blood and Blood Cells,” online at https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/facts-about-blood-and-blood-cells. Science Direct, “Synovial Fluid: Structure and Function,” excerpted from Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology, 5th Edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005; accessed online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/synovial-fluid(subscription may be required for access). University of Bristol (England), School of Medical Sciences, “Brain Basics: The Fundamentals of Neuroscience,” online at http://www.bris.ac.uk/synaptic/basics/basics-0.html. U.S. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, SEER Training Modules:“Blood, Heart and Circulation,” online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodheartandcirculation.html;“Muscular System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/muscular/;“Nervous System,” online at https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/nervous/. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Science” subject category. Following are links to other episodes on connections of water to human biology (much of the information in this week's episode was taken from these previous episodes). Overview of water's roles in the body – Episode 592, 8-30-21.Disease: COVID-19 – Episode 517, 3-23-20 and Episode 519, 4-6-20.Disease: influenza – Episode 393, 11-6-17.Disease: viruses – Episode 600, 10-25-21.Circulatory system connections to water – Episode 593, 9-6-21.Muscular system connections to water – Episode 596, 9-27-21.Neurological system connections to water – Episode 594, 9-13-21.Skeleton system connections to water (with a Halloween theme) – Episode 595, 9-20-21.Water intake and exercise – Episode 466, 4-1-19.Water thermodynamics – Episode 195, 1-6-14. Following are links to other Halloween-themed episodes. Episode 238, 10-31-14 – focusing on the plant Witch-hazel.Episode 548, 10-26-20 – focusing on water-related readings that are supernatural, mysterious, or imaginative. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-3 plus 5: MatterK.4 – Water is important in our daily lives and has properties.3.3 – Materials interact with water. Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes4.2 – Plants and animals h

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Curiosity Daily
New Twist on Merlin, Giraffe Hearts, What Carbon Neutral Means

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 15:43


Learn about “carbon neutral” policies; a new twist on the legend of Merlin; and the giraffe's bizarre circulatory system. What does it mean for a company to be carbon neutral? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Jeff in Saint Paul)  Bernoville, T. (2021, June 8). What is the difference between carbon-neutral, net-zero and climate positive? - Plan A Academy. https://plana.earth/academy/what-is-difference-between-carbon-neutral-net-zero-climate-positive/  Nguyen, T. (2020, March 5). Starbucks, Microsoft, JetBlue, and other companies want to be carbon-neutral. What does that mean? Vox; Vox. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/5/21155020/companies-carbon-neutral-climate-positive  Umair Irfan. (2020, February 27). Carbon offsets, the popular climate change mitigation tactic, explained. Vox; Vox. https://www.vox.com/2020/2/27/20994118/carbon-offset-climate-change-net-zero-neutral-emissions  Reuters Staff. (2020, January 6). JetBlue to become carbon neutral in 2020. U.S. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jetblue-environment/jetblue-to-become-carbon-neutral-in-2020-idUSKBN1Z5237  Carbon Neutral vs. Net Zero: let's get the terminology right! — ClimateSeed. (2015). Climateseed.com; ClimateSeed. https://climateseed.com/blog/carbon-neutral-vs-net-zero-let-s-get-the-terminology-right   We just found one of the earliest manuscript fragments of the Merlin legend, with a new take by Cameron Duke  Bristol manuscript fragments of the famous Merlin legend among the oldest of their kind. (2021). Bristol.ac.uk. http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2021/september/bristol-merlin-update.html Schultz, I. (2021, September 3). Rare, Early Version of the King Arthur Legend Translated by Researchers. Gizmodo; Gizmodo. https://gizmodo.com/rare-early-version-of-the-king-arthur-legend-translate-1847610935   Durn, S. (2021, September 16). Found: An Early Merlin Tale, Hidden for Centuries. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/medieval-merlin-manuscript-discovered  Smithsonian Magazine, & Gershon, L. (2021, September 17). Rediscovered Medieval Manuscript Offers New Twist on Arthurian Legend. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rediscovered-medieval-manuscript-offers-new-twist-on-arthurian-legend-180978705   More from zoologist Bill Schutt:  Pick up "Pump: A Natural History of the Heart" https://www.workman.com/products/pump  Website: https://billschutt.com/  Follow @BillSchuttBooks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillSchuttBooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BillSchutt1/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Haunted Attraction Network
Haunted Attraction Industry News for Oct 26th

Haunted Attraction Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 12:29


Stories: Halloween on Ambush Lane expands; The Boston Globe reports on haunt labor shortages; The New York Times looks at how haunts hope to rebound in 2021; Six Flags St. Louis hosted Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings; Zombie Captain America makes an appearance at Disney California Adventure's Oogie Boogie Bash; Fright Trail's TikTok videos go viral; UVA Wise College's Haunting Houses course teaches students to create & operate their own haunt with Forbidden Fairgrounds; Home haunter Alan Perkins creates a massive skeleton display; Take a self-guided SPOOKtactular tour through Nibley, Utah; Mars Wrigley brings Halloween cheer to Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Toronto; Pumpkin shortages affect the U.S.; Dole recommends pineapples as a pumpkin alternative; Win a $250 Home Depot gift card with Mr. Handyman's 4th annual Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest; Smithsonian Magazine details the history of jack-o-lanterns. Read the stories: https://mailchi.mp/hauntedattractionnetwork.com/haunt-industry-news-oct-25

Did That Really Happen?

This week we're traveling back to. . . um. . . well, let's just go with Old Timey Times, because we're talking about 2018's Ophelia! Join us to learn more about queens who have murdered their husbands, medieval clothing, conflicts between Norway and Denmark, how people in the Middle Ages talked about Adam and Eve, lots of discussion of when the heck this is taking place, and more! Sources: Background: Nell Minow, "Ophelia" RogerEbert.com (28 June 2019), https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/ophelia-2019. Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ophelia_2019 IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5690810/ Queens Who Murdered Their Kings: Hadley Meares, "6 Spurned Royal Women Who Triumphed Over Their Husbands," History (22 August 2018). https://www.history.com/news/spurned-women-who-triumphed-over-their-royal-husbands Melody Kramer, "World Leaders Who Killed Their Lovers," National Geographic (30 August 2013). https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/130830-kings-execution-royalty-henry-kim-jung-un-north-korea Carolyn Harris, "Medieval Mothers Had to Marry and Murder to Get Their Way," Smithsonian Magazine (12 May 2017). https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/medieval-mothers-had-marry-and-murder-get-their-way-180963282/ John Cannon, "Cnut," "Emma of Normandy," and "Edward," A Dictionary of British History (Oxford University Press, 2015). "Edward the Confessor (c.1003-1066)," https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/edward_confessor.shtml "Emma of Normandy," The British Library, https://www.bl.uk/people/queen-emma https://denmark.dk/people-and-culture/monarchy Norwegian Conflicts with Denmark: "The Kalmar Union," Encyclopedia Britannica, available at https://www.britannica.com/place/Kalmar-Union Timeline of Danish History, Lonely Planet: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark/background/history/timeline/a/nar/2bc06199-020c-4d0c-b085-b183b55a7372/358836 Michael Price, "Thousand Year Old Viking Fortress Reveals Technologically Advanced Society," Science.com, available at https://www.science.org/content/article/thousand-year-old-viking-fortress-reveals-technologically-advanced-society "Duchy of Estonia," https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/902054 The Fall of Eve: John Flood, Representations of Eve in Antiquity and the English Middle Ages (Routledge, 2010). Eric Jager, The Tempter's Voice: Language and the Fall in Medieval Literature (Cornell University Press, 1993), https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctv2n7jmw.13. National Museum of Denmark, "Christianity comes to Denmark," https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/christianity-comes-to-denmark/. Medieval Fashion: Fashion History Timeline, 1400-1409, available at https://fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu/1400-1409/ Illustration from the Hortus Deliciarum, 1180, available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliaut#/media/File:Hortus_Deliciarum_Grammatica.jpg Robert Campin, Portrait of a Woman, 1430-1435, available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimple#/media/File:RCampin.jpg Laird Borrelli-Persson, "Romance Isn't Dead. The Proof? Massimo Cantini Parrini's Costumes for Ophelia," Vogue, available at https://www.vogue.com/article/costume-designer-massimo-cantini-parrini-on-creating-looks-for-the-movie-ophelia "Barbette", Fashion History Timeline, available at https://fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu/barbette/ Rosalie's Medieval Women, Tippets and Lappets, available at https://rosaliegilbert.com/tippets.html Katharine Baetjer, "British Portraits: In the Metropolitan Museum of Art," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57, 1 (1999) Jayne Wackett, "Women in the Medieval Wall Paintings of Canterbury Cathedral," in Gender in Medieval Places, Spaces, and Thresholds, ed. Victoria Blud, Diane Heath, and Einat Klafter (London: University of London Press, 2019)

Undeceptions with John Dickson

Download the transcript for this episode here.COMPETITION!We're celebrating our 500,000th download this month - half a million! And so, with the help of our major sponsor, Zondervan, we are giving away a book pack of five of Zondervan's newest titles. We'll throw in a copy of my new book Bullies and Saints AND an Undeceptions T-Shirt.To WIN, all you have to do is leave us a review on Apple Podcasts (what used to be called iTunes), take a pic of the review and send it to us. Producer Kaley will pick the best-written review on October 25 (and I mean ‘best-written' not necessarily most glowing). So be quick, you've got two weeks! LINKS Meet our guests:  Sam Allberry, author and pastor. Ronald Sharp, author of Norton Book of Friendship Read Sam Allberry's book Seven Myths about Singleness and find his other books here. Here are the links to all the studies we referenced in this episode:  Death of a close friend: Short and long-term impacts on physical, psychological and social well-being, PLoS ONE Friendship enriches your life and improves your health: Mayo Clinic The State of American Friendship, 2021 American Perspectives Survey More on Plutarch. Read the Tu Fu poem, To Wei Pa, A Retired Scholar, translated by Kenneth Rexroth Learn more about the Book of Proverbs, and read it for yourself. Read more about the debate over anti-semitism in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, in this article from the Smithsonian Magazine. Read about David and Jonathan's close friendship from the book of 1 Samuel. Read more about Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep from Ancient Egypt in this New York Times article. Further Evidence that Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were Twins, Journal of Ancient Archaeology Learn more about the friendship between King Richard I and King Philip II. Here's The Guardian's article about whether Jesus was gay.  Read Ronald Sharp's article, Mateship, Friendship and National Identity for the Australian Book Review. Never seen Crocodile Dundee? It's probably about time... Learn more about CS Lewis' 'four loves'. Listen to previous episodes of Undeceptions with John and his best mate, Ben Shaw (who died in June 2021 after a battle with cancer).

Solvable
Native Erasure and Invisibility is Solvable

Solvable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:16


Dr. Adrienne Keene is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She's an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, co-hosts a podcast called “All My Relations” and she's the author of the new book: Notable Native People. Here are links to some resources that Dr. Keene mentions in this episode: Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene. Illustrations by Ciara Sana Sarah Winnemucca Devoted Her Life to Protecting Native Americans in the Face of an Expanding United States, Smithsonian Magazine, 2016 Landback.org NDN Collective Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Mauna Kea from a telescope Vox.com, 2019 Indigenous Opposition to Line Three Reuters, 2021 Solvable is produced by Jocelyn Frank, research by David Zha, booking by Lisa Dunn. The show's managing producer is Sachar Mathias and the executive producer is Mia Lobel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Curiosity Daily
Animals Shapeshifting to Stay Cool, Albert Einstein's Brain

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 9:48


Learn about how animals are “shapeshifting” in response to a warming climate; and the story of Albert Einstein's brain. Animals are "shapeshifting" in response to a warming climate by Grant Currin Zeldovich, L. (2021, September 7). Animals Are Changing Shape to Cope With Rising Temperatures. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/animals-are-changing-shape-cope-rising-temperatures-180978595/  ‌Ryding, S., Klaassen, M., Tattersall, G. J., Gardner, J. L., & Symonds, M. R. E. (2021). Shape-shifting: changing animal morphologies as a response to climatic warming. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.07.006  The strange afterlife of Albert Einstein's brain by Cameron Duke Blitz, M. (2015, April 17). How Einstein's Brain Ended Up at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-einsteins-brain-ended-mutter-museum-philadelphia-180954987/ Hughes, V. (2014, April 21). The Tragic Story of How Einstein's Brain Was Stolen and Wasn't Even Special. Science; National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/the-tragic-story-of-how-einsteins-brain-was-stolen-and-wasnt-even-special Kremer, W. (2015, April 17). The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32354300 Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Post Corona
The Merits of Merit - with Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist

Post Corona

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:02


During the pandemic, standardized tests were suspended in an entire range of educational institutions. Will these changes be temporary or permanent? More than 600 of these institutions switched from a mandatory to optional test for the 2020-21 application season, and many just flat out refused to accept a test at all in their application process. According to the editor in chief of the Princeton Review, “That is a tectonic change for many schools.” According to Smithsonian Magazine, “The pandemic sped up changes that were already afoot; even before Covid, more than 1,000 colleges had made the tests optional. Many had been turned off by the way the tests perpetuated socioeconomic disparities, limiting their ability to recruit a diverse freshman class.” Concerns about disparities in outcomes, at the core of this massive shift, have been behind Mayor Bill DeBlasio's agenda in New York City, including his past efforts to eliminate the entrance exam for the City's seven specialized high schools. While that effort has experienced a setback in the State Legislature, the fight will likely carry on by other political leaders. And more recently, the Mayor announced a plan to make sweeping changes to the gifted program in the City's elementary schools. There are similar efforts in other cities across the country. Joining today's conversation is Adrian Wooldridge, a longtime journalist at The Economist, where he is political editor and writes a column on British life and politics, and before that he penned the Schumpeter column on business, finance and management. He was previously the Washington bureau chief for The Economist, where he also wrote the Lexington column. Prior to his role in Washington, he was The Economist‘s West Coast correspondent, management correspondent and Britain correspondent. Adrian has written a number of books. His most recent books include “Capitalism in America: A History”, which he co-authored with Alan Greenspan, “The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It”, which he co-wrote with John Micklethwait of Bloomberg News, and just out this year: “The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World”. Adrian's most recent book has been shortlisted for The Financial Times and McKinsey Book of the Year Award. Feel free to drop us a line with questions, feedback and ideas for the new podcast at Dan@unlocked.fm

Free Library Podcast
Keisha N. Blain | Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Free Library Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 61:35


In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson Keisha N. Blain's Set the World on Fire, a history of some of the early 20th century's leading Black nationalist women, won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize and was named one of Smithsonian Magazine's best history books of 2018. With Ibram X. Kendi, she coauthored the #1 New York Times bestseller Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019. An associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, Blain is an editor for The Washington Post's ''Made by History'' section and is the president of the African American Intellectual History Society. In Until I Am Free, Blain combines biography and social commentary to share the enduring life and legacy of Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, and also offers a manifesto for those who wish to continue fighting for racial, voting, and women's rights. Mitchell S. Jackson is the John O. Whiteman Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Department of English. Recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship, Jackson won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his article about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. His debut novel The Residue Years was recognized with a Whiting Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Prize. His nonfiction book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, was named a best book of 2019 by NPR, Time and elsewhere. (recorded 10/12/2021)

VIN Foundation: Veterinary Pulse
Inhale, Exhale Series: Dr. Susan Cohen on colleagues in crisis and suicide awareness in the veterinary profession

VIN Foundation: Veterinary Pulse

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 64:56


*TRIGGER WARNING* some of the content in this episode may include triggers for topics including: Adverse Childhood Events also known as ACEs, animal abuse, and interpersonal violence, including child abuse and domestic violence. As a reminder, if you are a veterinary student or veterinarian, the VIN Foundation's confidential peer-to-peer support group vets4vets® is here for you, at no cost, please know, you are not alone. Call (530) 794-8094 or visit the website to schedule a session: https://vinfoundation.org/resources/vets4vets/   Listen in as VIN Foundation Executive Director Jordan benShea has a conversation with Vets4Vets® team member Dr. Susan Cohen about suicide risks in the veterinary profession, how adverse childhood events play a role, and the impact of perfectionism. This episode kicks off the Veterinary Pulse's Inhale, Exhale Series on mental wellness in the veterinary profession. Learn the warning signs of mental distress, what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, and where to go for help.   GUEST BIOS: Dr. Susan P. Cohen Susan has been called a pioneer in the fields of pet loss, human-animal interaction, and the human side of veterinary practice. Since 1982 Dr. Cohen has helped pet lovers make decisions about the illness of their pets. She developed the first-ever Pet Loss Support Group and began an animal assisted activity program that took the then-unusual form of having volunteers work with their own pets. She originated many training programs for workers in the veterinary and social service fields, and she has been a field instructor for several schools of social work. She has written several book chapters and scholarly articles on social work, veterinary practice, and the human-animal bond. Her most recent book chapter, “Loss, Grief, and Bereavement in the Context of Human-Animal Relationships” (Susan Cohen, DSW; and Adam Clark, LSW, AASW) was published in 2019. She is currently working on a chapter on pet loss for Routledge's International Handbook on Human-Animal Interaction. These days she consults with veterinary groups on client and professional communication, compassion fatigue, and how to make practice fun again. She facilitates online support groups for veterinarians, animal welfare workers, managers, and those grieving the loss of a pet. She teaches online workshops and lectures widely to veterinary colleges and conferences, colleges of social work, veterinary technician programs, and human health groups on communication, pet loss and bereavement, human-animal interaction, client relations, compassion fatigue, and career development. She is Vice Chairperson of SWAHAB (Social Workers Advancing the Human-Animal Bond), the first such committee of the National Association of Social Workers. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian Magazine. In addition, she has made numerous television and radio addresses nationwide, including “The Today Show,” "20-20," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."   LINKS AND INFORMATION: Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/ VIN Foundation Vets4Vets® and Support4Support:: https://vinfoundation.org/resources/vets4vets/ Book a session with Vets4Vets®: https://vinfoundation.org/resources/vets4vets-appointments/ Dr. Susan Cohen Veterinary Pulse Episode 104: https://vinfoundation.org/are-you-caring-too-much-red-shoe-syndrome-susan-cohen/ Adverse Childhood Events: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html Borderline personality disorder: https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org   You may learn more about the VIN Foundation, on the website, or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.   If you like this podcast, we would appreciate it if you follow and share. As always, we welcome feedback. If you have an idea for a podcast episode, we'd love to hear it!

The NewsWorthy
Debt Disaster Avoided, Ex-NBA Players Charged & Tesla Moves HQ - Friday, October 8th, 2021

The NewsWorthy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:24


The news to know for Friday, October 8th, 2021! What to know about the next step in allowing younger children, ages 5 to 11, to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest action to avoid a debt disaster in the U.S., and deadly flooding in Alabama. Plus: why more than a dozen former NBA players are now facing federal charges, why Tesla is moving its headquarters, and what you may get to see if you look up at the sky tonight… Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by Ritual.com/newsworthy and JoinCrowdHealth.com/99 (Listen for the discount code) Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at www.TheNewsWorthy.com/insider       Sources:  Pfizer Seeks OK for Kids 5-11: NPR, LA Times, AP  U.S. Debt Disaster Avoided, For Now: WSJ, Politico, AP, WaPo Biden to Restore Monuments' Protection: WaPo, NYT, NBC News Deadly Alabama Flooding: USA Today, Accuweather  Ex-NBA Players Charged: AP, CNN, WSJ, NY Post Nobel Prize in Literature: BBC, Reuters, NobelPrize.org Nobel Peace Prize (Watch Live): PBS News CDC Urges Flu Shot: USA Today, AP, NY Times, NFID United Ramps Up Schedule: CNBC, NY Times, Fox Business, United Airlines Tesla HQ Moves to TX: The Verge, TechCrunch YouTube Won't Pay for Climate Denial Videos: Axios, The Verge, Engadget Draconid Meteor Shower: USA Today, People, Earth Sky, American Meteor Society Indigenous People's Day or Columbus Day: History, Smithsonian Magazine, Reuters, NPR, National Geographic Feel Good Friday: Children Discovered Ancient Giant Penguin: Guardian, Live Science, Smithsonian Magazine, EurekAlert      

Curiosity Daily
“Mini Brains” That Grew Eyes and How the FDA Saved Babies

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 9:46


Learn about stem cell “mini brains” that grew eyes and how the FDA prevented an epidemic of birth defects in the 1960s. Scientists grew stem cell 'mini brains' that developed mini-eyes on their own by Cameron Duke Gabriel, E., Albanna, W., Pasquini, G., Ramani, A., Josipovic, N., Mariappan, A., Schinzel, F., Karch, C. M., Bao, G., Gottardo, M., Suren, A. A., Hescheler, J., Nagel-Wolfrum, K., Persico, V., Rizzoli, S. O., Altmüller, J., Riparbelli, M. G., Callaini, G., Goureau, O., & Papantonis, A. (2021). Human brain organoids assemble functionally integrated bilateral optic vesicles. Cell Stem Cell. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2021.07.010  Starr, M. (2021). Scientists Grew Stem Cell “Mini Brains”. Then, The Brains Sort-of Developed Eyes. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-used-stem-cells-to-make-mini-brains-they-grew-rudimentary-eyes  The FDA never approved thalidomide, and that saved American babies by Briana Brownell James, A. J. (2021, August 17). How a “stubborn” Canadian saved thousands of American babies from birth defects. Nationalpost; National Post. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/how-a-stubborn-canadian-saved-thousands-of-american-babies-from-birth-defects  ‌Phillips, S. (2020, March 9). How a courageous physician-scientist saved the U.S. from a birth-defects catastrophe. Uchicagomedicine.org; UChicago Medicine. https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/biological-sciences-articles/courageous-physician-scientist-saved-the-us-from-a-birth-defects-catastrophe  ‌Office of the Commissioner. (2019). Frances O. Kelsey. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fda-history-exhibits/frances-oldham-kelsey-medical-reviewer-famous-averting-public-health-tragedy  ‌McNeill, L. (2017, May 8). The Woman Who Stood Between America and a Generation of “Thalidomide Babies.” Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/woman-who-stood-between-america-and-epidemic-birth-defects-180963165/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Productivity Mastery
The Valley of Genius: Productivity Mastery #78 with Adam Fisher

Productivity Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 64:34


In this episode, we're going to talk about a different valley – “The Valley of Genius”, which happens to be the most most-read and best-reviewed book about the history of modern Silicon Valley. And our guest is its brilliant author – Adam Fisher! From having a “geeky” childhood in the Silicon Valley, to working for magazines in New York, to writing about some of the biggest companies in the Silicon Valley, Adam learned a lot about passion and success. And he gave us some great insights about:

Tour Guide Tell All
The Assassination of President McKinley

Tour Guide Tell All

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 66:40


Did you know that Secret Service wouldn't start protecting the President until after 3 presidential assassinations (and many more attempts?) Becca and Rebecca talk about the assassination of President McKinley and its effect on the presidency today. Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All: • Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellall • Check out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers - https://www.storenvy.com/stores/1437100-tour-guide-tell-all   If you are looking for more information, we found these resources to be helpful: William McKinley White House biography: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/william-mckinley/ The Ballad of Czolgosz, Assassins, Broadway Revival Cast: https://youtu.be/hb1fWW17bnY McKinley Assassination - Library of Congress: https://guides.loc.gov/chronicling-america-william-mckinley-assassination Footage of McKinley's Funeral - Library of Congress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTQrpsZ3tQA “How President McKinley's Assassination Led to the Modern Secret Service”  - Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-president-william-mckinleys-assassination-led-modern-secret-service-180964868/ McKinley Assassination Plaque (Buffalo, NY): https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/william-mckinley-assassination-plaque William McKinley Tomb (Canton, OH): https://www.nps.gov/places/william-mckinley-tomb.htm You're Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl Editing & Production: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Strange New Worlds: A Science & Star Trek Podcast
Episode 124: Tardigrade Genes & Other Science Stories

Strange New Worlds: A Science & Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 40:08


Guest: Shi En Kim Science journalist Shi En Kim joins Mike to read their StarTrek.com article about how scientists are transplanting tardigrade genes into human cells à la Stamets in Star Trek: Discovery. Then, Kim joins Mike to share some science stories from her AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at Smithsonian Magazine and their connections to Star Trek. Kim & Mike's StarTrek.com article "Discovery's Tardigrades Are Making a Name For Themselves in Our World": https://www.startrek.com/news/discoverys-tardigrades-are-making-a-name-for-themselves-in-our-world Kim's space debris article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-worlds-first-space-sweeper-make-dent-orbiting-debris-180978515/ Kim's spider silk article: Although completely written and edited, this article won't come out until Halloween 2021, for spidery reasons. We will update the show notes with the link once it is published! Kim's website: https://shienkim.wordpress.com/ Follow us on Twitter! Mike: https://twitter.com/Miquai Kim: https://twitter.com/goes_by_kim

Biblical Archaeology Today w/ Steve Waldron
Sodom Destroyed By An Exploding Space Rock?

Biblical Archaeology Today w/ Steve Waldron

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 5:47


Tell el-Hammam, who many identify with Biblical Sodom, has now been shown by some evidence, that it's destruction may be attributable to an exploding space rock. International news, from Smithsonian Magazine. God bless you! We appreciate you listening sincerely. Please invite others!

Curiosity Daily
Mapping the Ocean, Soap-Making Cells, Crows Comprehend Zero

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 13:55


Learn how Seabed 2030 will map the ocean floor; how our cells make soap; and how crows understand the concept of zero.  More than half of Earth's surface is unmapped, but Seabed 2030 aims to map it by 2030 by Grant Currin Jacobs, F. (2021, July 19). More than half the world is still unmapped — but not for long. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/seabed-2030  ‌Amos, J. (2020, June 20). One-fifth of Earth's ocean floor is now mapped. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53119686  ‌Berman, R. (2020, December 2). Stanford engineers develop new light and sound tech to finally map the ocean floor. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/underwater-stanford-engineering  Frequently asked questions. (2017). The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. https://seabed2030.org/faq  ‌GEBCO project history. (2016). GEBCO. https://www.gebco.net/about_us/project_history/  ‌Mayer, L., Jakobsson, M., Allen, G., Dorschel, B., Falconer, R., Ferrini, V., Lamarche, G., Snaith, H., & Weatherall, P. (2018). The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World's Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030. Geosciences, 8(2), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8020063  Our cells make their own soap to kill bacteria by Grant Currin Human cells harness power of detergents to wipe out bacteria. (2021, July 15). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/654392  Gaudet, R. G., Zhu, S., Halder, A., Kim, B.-H., Bradfield, C. J., Huang, S., Xu, D., Mamiñska, A., Nguyen, T. N., Lazarou, M., Karatekin, E., Gupta, K., & MacMicking, J. D. (2021). A human apolipoprotein L with detergent-like activity kills intracellular pathogens. Science, 373(6552), eabf8113. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abf8113  Shi En Kim. (2021, July 20). Human Cells Ward Off Bacterial Invaders With a Protein That Behaves Like Soap. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-cells-ward-bacterial-invaders-protein-behaves-soap-180978237/  Crows understand the concept of zero by Cameron Duke Kirschhock, M. E., Ditz, H. M., & Nieder, A. (2021). Behavioral and Neuronal Representation of Numerosity Zero in the Crow. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(22), 4889–4896. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0090-21.2021  Nicoletta Lanese. (2021, June 14). Crows understand the “concept of zero” (despite their bird brains). Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/crows-understand-concept-of-zero.html  Szalay, J. (2017, September 18). Who Invented Zero? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/27853-who-invented-zero.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime
Episode 215: Getting Away With Murder: Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:08


In 1969, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy was the front runner to become the next Presidential candidate on the Democratic Party ticket. But, decisions he would make one fateful night on Chappaquiddick Island would result in the death of a young woman and leave his reputation in tatters. Did Ted Kennedy get away with murder?Resources“‘Kennedy Passenger Dies in Car Plunge': How Chappaquiddick was covered by The Washington Post”, by Richard Harwood and Paul Blackwell for The Washington Post, July 18, 2019.“‘The Kennedy machine Buried What Really Happened': Revisiting Chappaquiddick, 50 years later”, by Josh Sanburn for Vanity Fair, July 17, 2019.“The End of Camelot”, Vanity Fair, September 1993. “Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Incident: What Really Happened”, by Sarah Pruitt for History, April 6, 2018. “Why the True Story of ‘Chappaquiddick' Is Impossible to Tell”, by Lorraine Boissoneault for Smithsonian Magazine, April 2, 2018.Background Cinematic Sad by MusicLFilesLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/8031-background-cinematic-sadLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseMisty Lights by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5686-misty-lights-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Biodynamic Guild
Ep 10, Eric Shatt: Redbyrd Orchard Cider

Biodynamic Guild

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 42:09


Eric Shatt grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Agriculture Biology. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2000 he started his own journey in farming. He worked for a few small organic farms before jumping into the world of viticulture and winemaking working for vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of central New York for over nine seasons. He also worked as Orchard Manager for Cornell University's research orchard and vineyard in Ithaca, NY for 10 years. During this time Eric and his partner Deva started Redbyrd Orchard in 2003, a Biodynamic orchard and cidery where they grow along with their 3 sons, apples, pears, strawberries, geese and sheep in an attempt to harmoniously blend agriculture with the rhythms of nature and the cosmos. Redbyrd Orchard became Biodynamic Certified by Demeter in 2018. They recognize their farming activities take place on land taken from the *Hau-den-o'sau-nee* and strive for social justice and equity in community and agriculture. Redbyrd Orchard Cider has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, the Washington Post, Bloomberg.com, the New York Times, GQ and more. You can find Eric and Redbyrd Orchard Cider at RedbyrdOrchardCider.com

Book Dreams
Ep. 69 - The Truth About the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, with Ariel Sabar

Book Dreams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 44:57


What happens when a Harvard professor puts the weight of her reputation behind an alleged ancient gospel with monumental implications for the Roman Catholic Church, and the gospel turns out to be a fake? In 2012, Karen King, the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard's Divinity School, announced the discovery of a gospel in which Jesus refers to “my wife.” Investigative reporter Ariel Sabar, author of Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, was present at the announcement and helped uncover the actuality of the gospel's forgery. This week on Book Dreams, Ariel talks with Eve and Julie about what it was like to be in the room, across the street from the Vatican itself, when Karen King unveiled the alleged gospel. He describes the steps taken to establish that the document was forged, and his own, successful efforts to identify the man who is almost certainly the mastermind behind the forgery. And he discusses what this saga illustrates about the nature of truth and the significance of authenticity, with a consideration of the influence of Karen King's postmodernist thinking. Ariel Sabar is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He's worked as a staff writer at the Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Christian Science Monitor. Ariel won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his first book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past. Veritas, his book about Karen King and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best true crime book of the year and for the investigative reporters and editors book award. Find us on Twitter (@bookdreamspod) and Instagram (@bookdreamspodcast), or email us at contact@bookdreamspodcast.com. We encourage you to visit our website and sign up for our newsletter for information about our episodes, guests, and more. Book Dreams is a part of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to Book Dreams, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about literature, writing, and storytelling like Storybound and The History of Literature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mindful Health for the Wise Woman
Intellectual Health - Make Mistakes with Rasha Aridi

Mindful Health for the Wise Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 43:35


A few years ago, Rasha Aridi was studying to become a wildlife conservationist when she realized that she enjoyed nerding out about science with her friends and family more than she actually enjoyed being a scientist. Now as a science journalist, Rasha strives to engage broad audiences in the world of science and discovery by turning complex topics into fun, accessible, and relevant content. One of her guiding principles is "science is for everyone," so she strives to make science more transparent and easier to understand for audiences of all backgrounds. Plus, Rasha hopes that her work can spark a bit of curiosity, joy, and excitement for science, just as it does for her. Her venture into science journalism has led her to write and work for outlets like The Guardian, Science Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and NPR.  Resources:https://www.rashaaridi.com/ Music:The YOGI MD Podcast Theme Music by Lisette Kelly (bass and guitar), Maya Bishop (vocals), & Nadine Kelly (percussion); Produced by Tim Buell. Transition music by BLKBOK

Ash Said It® Daily
Atlanta Earthwork Installation to Honor NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 10:21


A 4,800 square-foot natural art exhibit is being created to commemorate International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about NASA's Artemis Program and inspire women and girls through the high-profile STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) exhibit. The City of Atlanta approved the permit June 17, 2021 for the Earthwork installation in downtown Woodruff Park, Atlanta, Georgia. From October 11-22, the Earthwork will be displayed as an eco-friendly grass artwork featuring active NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Her 42 days in space are the most of any female African American astronaut. The intent of the art exhibit is to inspire women and girls, and especially people of color, to aim higher and reach for more advantageous goals. The project was conceived by Christina Korp, President of Purpose Entertainment and artist Stan Herd of Stan Herd Earthworks working in partnership with Atlanta Parks Department, Downtown Atlanta, the Hines Family Foundation, Mercer University STEM Education Innovation Lab, Atlanta International School and former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott's Space for Art Foundation. The Artemis Program is a United States-led international human spaceflight program launched in 2017 with the primary goal of returning humans to the Moon in 2024. During the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. NASA will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration for the first time. So far, eight countries along with the US have signed the Artemis Accords, an international agreement between governments participating in the Artemis Program. An informative and interactive website for the Earthwork, in production now, will allow visitors to learn more about astronaut Stephanie Wilson as well as the Artemis Program and space opportunities for women and girls. “The Apollo missions including the first Moon landing inspired a generation and spurred on innovation. It ignited a spark in those kids to aim high for their dreams. Those kids turned into adults who are changing the world today,” said Purpose Entertainment President, Christina Korp. “We want to light the spark in today's generation to empower them to change the world tomorrow, especially women and girls of color who maybe haven't felt there was room for them in future space activities. Stephanie Wilson is living proof that their dreams can become a reality.” The installation is a signature event in Atlanta, Georgia marking International Day of the Girl, a yearly commemoration celebrated all over the world. Christina Korp is President of Purpose Entertainment and is the former manager of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the Moon along with Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11. She is a space marketer and influencer who has an extensive background in producing space themed events and exhibitions. Korp produced the last five major galas at Kennedy Space Center celebrating Apollo 11 including the Apollo 50th Gala. She also conceptualized and produced The People's Moon project, which resides as a permanent exhibit at Kennedy Space Center. She recently produced Our Story100 for the US Government's Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. Learn more: christinakorp.com Stan Herd, a native of Kansas, has been active in film, music and the arts in America's heartland for over 40 years. He began creating large scale “Earthworks,” giant eco-friendly artworks made of organic materials, gaining recognition in National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine. In 2020 he created Earthworks of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, which gained attention by the Biden presidential campaign. Herd has created Earthworks all over the United States as well as in Australia, Brazil, China and Cuba. Learn more: stanherdarts.com About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Need Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ ► Newsletter: manage1.com/subscribe?u=2a2ca3b799467f125b53863http://ashsaidit.us11.list-c8&id=a6f43cd472 #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Did That Really Happen?
America: The Motion Picture

Did That Really Happen?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 54:28


This week we're traveling back to the Revolutionary Era. . . but also kinda the 19th century. . . and also the reign of James I (?) with America: The Motion Picture! Join us to learn more about Samuel Adams, motivational posters, John 3:16, Benedict Arnold, and more! Sources: Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty: Philip G. Davidson, "Sons of Liberty and Stamp Men," The North Carolina Historical Review 9:1 (January 1932): 38-56, https://www.jstor.org/stable/23514881 Benjamin H. Irvin, "Tar, Fearthers, and the Enemies of American Liberties, 1768-1776," The New England Quarterly 76:2 (June 2003): 197-238. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1559903 Paulina Maier, "Coming to Terms with Samuel Adams," The American Historical Review 81:1 (February 1976): 12-37, https://www.jstor.org/stable/1863739 . "Sons of Liberty," Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/sons-of-liberty Patrick J. Kiger, "Who Were the Sons of Liberty?" History, https://www.history.com/news/sons-of-liberty-members-causes "Samuel Adams," National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/samuel-adams.htm Erick Trickey, "The Story Behind a Forgotten Symbol of the American Revolution: The Liberty Tree," Smithsonian Magazine (19 May 2016), https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-behind-forgotten-symbol-american-revolution-liberty-tree-180959162/ . Malinda Maynor Lowery, "Disposed to Fight to Their Death," The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9781469646398_lowery.10 . Brad A. Jones, "Liberty Triumphant: The Stamp Act Crisis in the British Atlantic," Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic (Cornell University Press, 2021), https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctv10crcq5.5 Motivational Posters: "Hang in there, Baby," Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_in_there,_Baby Katrina Martin, "Motivation station: A look at worksplace motivational posters from the 1920s," The Devil's Tale: Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries (18 December 2014). https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2014/12/18/motivation-posters/ Gordon Grant, "'Hang in There' Creator Does," Los Angeles Times (3 September 1978), B1, B12. Carolyn Zola, "Think "I" And You Work Alone: Mather Constructive Character Posters and the Advertising of Self-Mastery," Berkeley Undergraduate Journal 28:1 (2015). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1jh651qb John 3:16 NIV Study Bible Daniel Dreisbach, "Bible," Mount Vernon Museum. Available at https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/bible/ Film Background: Ethan Anderton, Interview with Matt Thompson. SlashFilm. Available at https://www.slashfilm.com/america-the-motion-picture-director-matt-thompson-interview/ America: The Motion Picture. Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/america_the_motion_picture Steve Green, Review of America: The Motion Picture. IndieWire. Available at https://www.indiewire.com/2021/06/america-the-motion-picture-review-netflix-animated-movie-1234647652/ Benedict Arnold: Mark Edward Lender and James Kirby Martin, "A Traitor's Epiphany: Benedict Arnold and the Quest for Virginia," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 125, 4 (2017) Jessica Robinson, "Benedict Arnold: American Hero, American Villain," On Point 18, 1 (2012) Charles Royster, "The Nature of Treason: Revolutionary Virtue and American Reactions to Benedict Arnold," William and Mary Quarterly 36, 2 (1979) Nathaniel Philbrick, "Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolution," Smithsonian Magazine, available at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/benedict-arnold-turned-traitor-american-revolution-180958786/

Steeping Around With Rekaya
History of Growing Tea in the U.S.

Steeping Around With Rekaya

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 7:07


In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features Pineapple Mint by Shaka Tea. In tea talk, she shares the history of growing tea in the United States from 1799 to present day. In tea news, she announces the launch of Mavusana Premium Rooibos Tea in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Mentioned in This Episode: Shaka Tea - www.shakatea.com Mamaki, a native plant of Hawaii André Michaux, French Botanist Henry Middleton Dr. Junius Smith Dr. Alexis Forster Dr. Charles Shepard, Pinehurst Tea Plantation, Summerville, South Carolina Thomas J. Lipton Incorporated Mark Fleming and William Barclay Hall Charleston Tea Garden – www.charlestonteagarden.com American Classic Tea, a 100% tea from America's own tea garden Bigelow Tea Company - www.bigelowtea.com U.S. League of Tea Growers – www.usteagrowers.com Mavusana Premium Rooibos Tea - www.mavusana.co.za Stellenbosch, Western Cape in South Africa Bibliography: Charleston Tea Garden. (2021). Our History: The Charleston Tea Garden's History. Charleston TeaGarden.com. https://charlestonteagarden.com/history Griesbach, R.J. (2013). 150 Years of Research at the United States Department of Agriculture: Plant Introduction and Breeding. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC. https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/np/150yearsofresearchatusda/150yearsofresearchatusdaintro/ Helmer, J. (2017, March 28). Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing. NPR. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/28/521380607/pinkies-up-a-local-tea-movement-is-brewing IOL Reporter. (2021, August 19). This Stellenbosch Entrepreneur Has Created His Own Rooibos Tea Brand. GQ. https://www.gq.co.za/wealth/this-stellenbosch-entrepreneur-has-created-his-own-rooibos-tea-brand-f5d97941-94a4-472e-aec8-04572a3831df Neimark, J. (2016, August 23). Yes, America Has a Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It. NPR. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/23/488817144/america-s-only-full-time-tea-taster-talks-about-life-on-the-charleston-tea-plant Purvis, K. and (1997, October 8). Tea for Two. Chicago Tribune. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-10-08-9710080133-story.html Tatum, J. (2013, February 25). Tea times in Summerville. The Summerville Journal Scene. https://www.postandcourier.com/journal-scene/news/tea-times-in-summerville/article_e8f5c862-97b7-5a54-87fe-1e053e731088.html Webster, D. (2000). Two for Tea: America's only commercial tea crop is grown on an island with plants more than a century old. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/two-for-tea-100768628/ Wikipedia Contributors. (2020, August 6). Charleston Tea Garden. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charleston_Tea_Garden&oldid=971490436

Did That Really Happen?
The Devil's Backbone

Did That Really Happen?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 56:29


Today we're traveling back to 1930s Spain with The Devil's Backbone! Join us to learn about human specimen preservation, mammoth hunting, the children of leftists in the Spanish Civil War, aerial bombing of Barcelona and other major cities, and more! Sources: Film Background: Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Backbone Criterion Collection: https://www.criterion.com/films/27914-the-devil-s-backbone Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/devils_backbone Mark Kermode, "The Devil's Backbone: The Past Is Never Dead..." Criterion Essays (30 July 2013). https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2850-the-devil-s-backbone-the-past-is-never-dead Dariel Figueroa, "How The World's Biggest Director Saved Guillermo del Toro's Dad From Kidnappers," Uproxx (10 October 2014). https://uproxx.com/movies/guillermo-del-toro-kidnapped-father/ Children of Leftists: Katya Adler, "Spain's stolen babies and the families who lived a lie," BBC (18 October 2011). https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-15335899 Lucia Benavides, "How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen babies' Cases For Decades," NPR (17 August 2018). https://www.npr.org/2018/08/17/639226190/how-spanish-women-were-allegedly-targeted-in-stolen-babies-cases-for-decades Peter Anderson, "The Struggle over the Evacuation to the United Kingdom and Repatriation of Basque Refugee Children in the Spanish Civil War: Symbols and Souls," Journal of Contemporary History 52:2 (April 2017): 297-318. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44504017 Hywel Davies, Fleeing Franco: How Wales gave shelter to refugee children from the Basque country during the Spanish Civil War (University of Wales Press, 2011). https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qhdfv.2 "Learn: Forgotten Stories of Basque Child Refugees in England," https://www.unhcr.org/uk/refugeeweek/havens-east/ Frank Schauff, "Fates formed by the Spanish Civil War. Recent books on exiled children, prisoners of concentration camps and Interbrigadistas," Iberoamericana 3: 10 (June 2003): 189-191. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41673209 Jesus Alonso Carballes, "Los "Ninos de la Guerra" o las Huellas del Exilio Infantil de la Guerra Civil en el Espacio Publico," Historia Social 76 (2013): 107-124. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23496333 Limbo Water: Julie V. Hansen, "Resurrecting Death: Anatomical Art in the Cabinet of Dr. Frederick Ruysch," The Art Bulletin 78, 4 (1996) Alvar Martinez-Vidal and Jose Pardo-Tomas, "Anatomical Theatres and the Teaching of Anatomy in Early Modern Spain," Medical HIstory 49, 3 (2005) Sue Anne Prince, et al "Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North America, 1730-1860," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 93, 4 (2003) Michael G. Rhode, "The Rise and Fall of the Army Medical Museum and Library," Washington History 18, 1/2 (2006) Hunting Mammoths: Brigit Katz, "Two Traps Where Woolly Mammoths Were Driven to Their Deaths Found in Mexico," Smithsonian Magazine (8 November 2019). https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-mexico-two-traps-where-woolly-mammoths-were-driven-their-deaths-180973522/ AP Archive, "Human-built "mammoth traps" rewrite Mexico's early history," AP Archive YouTube (22 May 2020). https://youtu.be/q9Q7to6kx3Y Melvin Konner, "Scientific Tools Bring to Life a Mammoth Hunt," The Wall Street Journal (14 April 2016). https://www.wsj.com/articles/scientific-tools-bring-to-life-a-mammoth-hunt-1460646482 Jaroslaw Wilczynski, Piotr Wojtal, Martin Oliva, Krzysztof Sobczyk, Gary Haynes, Janis Limowicz, and Gyorgy Lengyel, "Mammoth hunting strategies during the Late Gravettian in Central Europe as determined from case studies of Milovice I (Czech Republic) and Krakow Spadzista (Poland)," Quaternary Science Reviews 223 (1 November 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105919 W.D. Strong, "North American Indian Traditions Suggesting a Knowledge of the Mammoth," American Anthropologist 36:1 (Jan.-Mar. 1934): 81-88. https://www.jstor.org/stable/661759 "Uncovers Evidence of Early Mammoth Hunters," The Science News-Letter 27:722 (9 February 1935): 92. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3912120 Aerial Bombing in the Spanish Civil War: Interactive Map, Bombs Dropped on Barcelona: http://btvdatalab.github.io/barcelona-800-dies-sota-bombes-/navegable.html Giles Tremlett, "Barcelona Pursues Italy Over 1938 Bombing," The Guardian, available at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/27/barcelona-pursues-italy-1938-bombing "The Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War," UCSD Collections, available at https://library.ucsd.edu/speccoll/visfront/ayuda.html Federico Lopez-Terra, "80 Years On From the Guernica Bombing and Spain is Still Struggling to Honour Historical Memory," The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/80-years-on-from-the-guernica-bombing-and-spain-is-still-struggling-to-honour-historical-memory-76238

Futility Closet
355-The Auckland Islands Castaways

Futility Closet

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 32:17


In 1864, two ships' crews were cast away at the same time on the same remote island in the Southern Ocean. But the two groups would undergo strikingly different experiences. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Auckland Islands castaways and reflect on its implications for the wider world. We'll also consider some fateful illnesses and puzzle over a street fighter's clothing. Intro: Lewis Carroll proposed fanciful logic problems. In 1946, a kangaroo made off with William Thompson's money. Sources for our feature on the Aucklands Islands castaways: Joan Druett, Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World, 2007. Nicholas A. Christakis, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, 2019. Elizabeth McMahon, Islands, Identity and the Literary Imagination, 2016. A.W. Eden, Islands of Despair, 1955. William Pember Reeves, New Zealand, 1908. F.E. Raynal, Wrecked on a Reef, or Twenty Months on the Auckland Islands, 1880. T. Musgrave, Castaway on the Auckland Isles: Narrative of the Wreck of the "Grafton," 1865. Don Rowe, "A Tale of Two Shipwrecks," New Zealand Geographic 167 (January-February 2021). "The Kindness of Strangers," Economist 431:9141 (May 4, 2019), 81. Peter Petchey, Rachael Egerton, and William Boyd, "A Spanish Man-o-War in New Zealand? The 1864 Wreck of Grafton and Its Lessons for Pre-Cook Shipwreck Claims," International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 44:2 (2015), 362-370. Bernadette Hince, "The Auckland Islands and Joan Druett's Island of the Lost," Shima: The International Journal of Research Into Island Cultures 2:1 (2008), 110. "Mystery of the Shipwreck Shelter," [Wellington, New Zealand] Sunday Star-Times, Feb. 21, 2021. Charles Montgomery, "The Audacity of Altruism: Opinion," Globe and Mail, March 28, 2020. "Was New Zealand Pre-Cooked?" [Wellington, New Zealand] Sunday Star-Times, April 26, 2015. Herbert Cullen, "Wreck of the Grafton Musgrave -- An Epic of the Sea," New Zealand Railways Magazine 9:2 (May 1, 1934). "Twenty Months on an Uninhabited Island," Glasgow Herald, Dec. 27, 1865. "Wreck of the Grafton: Journal of Captain Musgrave," Australian News for Home Readers, Oct. 25, 1865. "New Zealand," Illustrated Sydney News, Oct. 16, 1865. "The Wreck of the Grafton," Sydney Mail, Oct. 7, 1865. "The Wreck of the Schooner Grafton," Sydney Morning Herald, Oct. 2, 1865. "Wreck of the Schooner Grafton," The Age, Oct. 2, 1865. "The Wreck of the Schooner Grafton," Bendigo Advertiser, Sept. 30, 1865. Grafton collection, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (retrieved Aug. 8, 2021). "Grafton Wreck and Epigwaitt Hut," Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai (retrieved Aug. 8, 2021). Listener mail: "Suez Crisis," Wikipedia (accessed Aug. 11, 2021). Christopher Klein, "What Was the Suez Crisis?" History, Nov. 13, 2020. "Suez Crisis," Encyclopaedia Britannica, July 19, 2021. "History: Past Prime Ministers," gov.uk (accessed Aug. 13, 2021). "Anthony Eden," Wikipedia (accessed Aug. 12, 2021). David Owen, "The Effect of Prime Minister Anthony Eden's Illness on His Decision-Making During the Suez Crisis," QJM: An International Journal of Medicine 98:6 (June 2005), 387–402. David Owen, "Diseased, Demented, Depressed: Serious Illness in Heads of State," QJM: An International Journal of Medicine 96:5 (May 2003), 325–336. Meilan Solly, "What Happened When Woodrow Wilson Came Down With the 1918 Flu?" Smithsonian Magazine, Oct. 2, 2020. Dave Roos, "Woodrow Wilson Got the Flu in a Pandemic During the World War I Peace Talks," History, Oct. 6, 2020. Steve Coll, "Woodrow Wilson's Case of the Flu, and How Pandemics Change History," New Yorker, April 16, 2020. "History of 1918 Flu Pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 21, 2018. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Neil de Carteret and his cat Nala, who sent this corroborating link (warning -- this spoils the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at podcast@futilitycloset.com. Thanks for listening!

Acton Lecture Series
Joel Salatin: the most famous farmer in the world

Acton Lecture Series

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 54:43


In this episode, we're bringing you a plenary speech given by Joel Salatin which was delivered as part of Acton University 2015. Salatin is a full-time, third generation alternative farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. He speaks on defending small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. His farm, Polyface Inc, the “Farm of Many Faces” has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet, and countless other radio, television and print media.Joel Salatin | Bio Polyface Farm - We Are Your Clean Meat Connection Subscribe to Acton Vault podcastSubscribe to Acton Unwind podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apple News Today
Former Army officer reflects on U.S. mistakes in Afghanistan

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 10:20


A former Army officer argues in the Atlantic that the U.S. military made major mistakes in Afghanistan, and says the collapse of government security forces there keeps him up at night. The Washington Post looks at what new census data says about America’s increasingly diverse population. Politico explains how the data will affect a congressional redistricting process that contains a lot of wild cards. The Sacramento Bee reports on how California is undertaking a prison overhaul based on the system used in Norway. There are questions over whether this approach will work in America. Smithsonian Magazine looks at a new discovery dinosaur researchers are calling “the closest thing we have to a real-life dragon.”

Curiosity Daily
New Human Species, Digital Library of Babel, Running to Music

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 13:57


Learn about two newly discovered ancient human species; the Digital Library of Babel; and benefits of running to music. Two new species of ancient human were just discovered by Grant Currin A new type of Homo unknown to science. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/tu-ant062321.php  Hershkovitz, I., et. al. (2021). A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel. Science, 372(6549), 1424–1428. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abh3169 TAUVOD. (2021). Dramatic discovery in Israeli excavation: A new type of Homo unknown to science [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPKRuyd-5M  ‌“Dragon man” fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/cp-mf061721.php  ‌Discovery of “Dragon Man” Skull in China May Add Species to Human Family Tree. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/science/dragon-man-skull-china.html  ‌Xijun Ni, Ji, Q., et. al. (2021). Massive cranium from Harbin in northeastern China establishes a new Middle Pleistocene human lineage. The Innovation, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xinn.2021.100130  The Digital Library Of Babel Could Contain Every Book Ever Written by Ashley Hamer Introduction paragraph: https://libraryofbabel.info/bookmark.cgi?uu.pkr_ujhmd75  Basile, J. (2021). About the Library. Libraryofbabel.info. http://libraryofbabel.info/About.html  Adler, J. (2015, September 22). This Digital Library Contains Every Phrase That Could Ever Be Uttered. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/digital-library-contains-every-phrase-that-could-ever-be-uttered-180956623/  ‌Sturgeon, J. (2015, April 23). Brooklyn Author Recreates Borges' Library of Babel as Infinite Website. Flavorwire; Flavorwire. https://www.flavorwire.com/515783/brooklyn-author-recreates-borges-library-of-babel-as-infinite-website  Running to music can counteract mental fatigue by Steffie Drucker Running to music combats mental fatigue a study suggests. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoe-rtm062221.php ‌ Lam, H.K.N., Middleton, H., & Phillips, S.H. (2021). The effect of self-selected music on endurance running capacity and performance in a mentally fatigued state. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, in press. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.174.16  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Leadership and the Environment
492: Did Steven Pinker's Better Angels of our Nature miss why we're less violent?

Leadership and the Environment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 14:28


Here are the notes I read from:Comments on Better Angels of Our NatureI finally finished Steven Pinker's Better Angels of Our Nature. I started it more than skeptical of its main thesis. The book is 800 pages long, so I'm sure I'll oversimplify and not do it justice, but I recommend it so you can get his full message. He says that we are living in the least violent time in history and it was due to enlightenment values of classical liberalism. I was sure he'd missed some important issue or discounted the risk of nuclear war or pandemic. I'd find some flaw in his analysis.On the contrary, the more I read, or listened to to be precise, the more compelling I found his case. I won't recapitulate the whole thing, but I agree with his thesis, if I'm not oversimplifying, that we live in the least violent time and it's due to classical liberalism.What caused liberalism is another question. He spent time looking for exogenous causes. After all, humans were human when we were more violent and now that we're less violent. Did something change? One main cause he found was the development of printing. Printing spread ideas. Some cultures adopted it and others didn't so observing their different evolutions suggested its value. I agree printing was a major cause.In this episode, I want to suggest a major potential point he barely touched on, but that 1. I believe is a greater cause, or at least worth considering more, and 2. if we miss this cause, we miss other effects, especially if the cause disappears. More importantly, this cause may be changing today, and if we misunderstand it, if a critical pillar of support goes away, we could lose everything we've gained and a lot more.Reading from The Smithsonian Magazine and The Nation:On August 24, 1967, Abbie Hoffman and a group of friends invaded the heart of American capitalism, the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. They threw money from the visitors' gallery onto the floor, and the brokers and traders there leapt into the air to grab the dollar bills floating down. Trading was interrupted, briefly. News coverage was massive.Before entering the stock exchange gallery, Hoffman had passed out handfuls of dollar bills to each of the protesters. Once in the gallery above the trading floor, the protesters threw the dollars over to the stock traders. Participant Bruce Dancis recalled, “At first people on the floor were stunned. They didn't know what was happening. They looked up and when they saw money was being thrown they started to cheer, and there was a big scramble for the dollars.”The protesters exited the Stock Exchange and were immediately beset by reporters, who wanted to know who they were and what they'd done.People risked their jobs whose cash flows dwarfed mere dollars to scramble for them.With that historical example in your mind, imagine this fictional scene: a battle where suddenly manna fell from heaven. By manna, I mean something that satisfies all your wants. You can kill the guy next to you or gather manna. Once everyone starts gathering manna, who wants to fight and risk being killed when you can gather more? Now imagine you learn that not only will tomorrow bring more manna, but so will the next year, decade, generation, century, and as far as anyone can foresee.Would you expect people to fight less? I would. Would they not devote themselves to more liberal pursuits in the traditional sense of the word—culture, arts, learning, trade? I believe humans with an unending supply of manna would trace the path Steven Pinker's book described.Well, the manna started appearing over 500 years ago. Well, before written history, people knew of coal, but our ancestors really started learning its utility, though not its potential global danger, centuries before the Industrial Revolution. That foundation, among others, eventually enabled the Industrial Revolution to happen.Most people attribute the gains of the Industrial Revolution to human ingenuity in creating machines, economic systems, political systems, and so on. They built machines to cross oceans and continents, manufacture things to scrape the sky, and so on, enabling people to work in teams as large as nations. Sure, humans were ingenious, but imagine a locomotive or steamboat without coal. Ingenuity doesn't boil water to make steam. It tells you how, but we didn't create the coal. We found it.Besides increased liberal pursuits, would you not have more kids, especially if your neighbors did? After all, your need to work to feed them or bequeath them land just dropped precipitously. If everyone you knew had just learned of two new continents, isn't that manna in the form of real estate?Of course, independent of fossil fuel and real estate manna, plenty of other advances in science and humanities contributed to the explosion of technology that led to the Industrial Revolution and its material abundance but once Watt's steam engine and Smith's Wealth of Nations kicked in, they were tied together in a cycle driven by that manna.As long as you take that manna for granted, you might assign the progress to human ingenuity, but we needed the fossil fuels too. Without them we would have had no steamships, no railroads, no steam-powered factories, no coal mines, no substitute for slavery, no artificial fertilizer so no Green Revolution, no solar panels, no nuclear. Just windmills, water wheels, sailboats. Ability to amass armies, navies, and build pyramids and empires.Even if we discover that the manna will run out—that is, we have limited fossil fuels—a system based on it with enough momentum will sustain itself long after we'd want to stop using it. We can't easily stop using them today even if we want to. I would say we're addicted to their results.Because we now know that the limit to this fossil fuel manna is only partly running of it. Equally, the global danger is that It poisons our air, land, water, and wildlife we depend on, like bees. Burning fossil fuels is lowering Earth's ability to sustain life. We've used up the space and resources to process that waste and with plastic and toxic chemical increased its toxicity. Back to Steven Pinker, he searched for an exogenous cause to the changes he described. He found printing as one candidate. Europe's adoption led to its liberalization while Islam's rejection led to its stagnation.I started his book expecting to find flaw. I thought, “he must not realize how much less violent we are today, or how less stable our peace today is compared to his imagination,” but I found him completely persuasive. I agree we're less violent than ever and the causes all as he suggests.I grant him everything in his book and offer this one change that I think will strengthen his case, fill in the missing exogenous sources he sought, but change his outlook. While not the only contribution, the fossil fuel manna contributed to everything he described.I'm not a historian, so I'm only going on broad trends. The timing seems to work. Fossil fuels started kicking in on brightening human futures well before the Industrial Revolution so around the right times and places, as well as not in the wrong times and places. I'm not saying fossil fuels were the only cause, but I expect a major one.I don't mean to take away from all the achievements he described. They're tremendous, but they depend in part on discovering something we can take no credit for producing and whose deadly side effects, combined with the laws of thermodynamics they helped us discover, force us to choose from stopping accepting the manna or allowing it to kill us. First we didn't know the side-effects. I don't blame anyone. But now they are undeniable and incalculably deadly, on the scale of billions.I believe we can retain the advances fossil fuels helped us discover and achieve without them, but the transition requires time. Had we started transitioning generations ago, with a smaller population and less addiction, we could take time.If we start today, and we haven't in earnest, well, already nine million died in 2019 from breathing air, a number on par with the Holocaust and Atlantic slave trade, except annual and increasing, so there's no avoiding destruction.But if we reduce fossil fuel use with everything we've got, we'll face economic shocks. A lot of economists worry about them, but I understand that government management within historical norms could keep those shocks within historical boundaries, as described in JB MacKinnon's upcoming book The Day the World Stopped Shopping, but we can keep from losing billions of lives.To clarify, by reducing fossil fuels I don't just mean adding more renewable sources. Humans throughout history have met new manna with new growth. So yes we have to produce more energy through renewables, but also shut down what burns fossil fuels first: coal plants, airplane engines, container ships, car engines, artificial fertilizers, and more. To leave it in the ground or risk billions of people dying.My point is to speak to one person—Steve Pinker—in, I believe, the view of his thesis, that I agree in his view of the better angels of our nature, but I believe those angels were fed on fossil fuels beyond what he recognized. I didn't spend the time in this discussion to reach his rhetorical level, but I hope I crossed enough of a threshold for him to engage on the topic: how much did our society develop from fossil fuels and what happens if we remove them?I have no self-interest to promote. I'm motivated as much through the wonder I felt at his masterful book. It's almost fifteen years since I read The Blank Slate and loved it. I've seen him speak in person and found it riveting. I saw him once in my neighborhood and said hi.I believe that if he considers this one element, that he will either see flaw in my perspective or not. If he does, I would love to be relieved of my mistaken view. If not, I believe he will feel compelled to consider it more and may even reach the point I have, that it is the most important pursuit anyone could work on.I think many people don't consider it because, well what can anyone do? Only governments and corporations can make a difference. But believing one's first attempt at a solution won't work is no proof no solution exists. I have found many and would love to pick up from this point.As I said, he walked right into likely reader disagreement, took it on, and persuaded. I expected to disagree with him. I expect most did. But I agree with him and consider myself educated for it, plus admire his research and writing skills. If I'm off point or he considered it, I hope to learn what I missed. If I hit something critical, I'd love to engage him further on how to spread word of the danger.I'll put on the page a plot that previous guest Tom Murphy calls his most important plot with a link to his description of it. It shows humanity's source of energy. Wood and food for hundreds of thousands of years. Then suddenly it shoots up almost instantaneously. Then for the next hundreds of thousands of years, he has a question mark, but makes a strong case there will be a drop.Question remains: how much of our decreasing violence resulted from blind luck of fossil fuels? Independent of contribution to past, how much of present lack of violence depends on fossil fuels and disregard of pollution? If we remove fossil fuels or take heed of pollution and future looks less abundant than assumptions contributing to peace, do we lose peace? If we believe renewables and nuclear will replace, what if time scale is off -if can't ramp them up as fast as fossil fuels decrease. Problem isn't lack of coal. What if pollution lowers future more than expectations?Even accepting seamless shift to renewables, positive-sum of future from fossil fuels will disappear. Will our philosophies adjust fast enough?What if some things can't substitute, like container ships, flying, and artificial fertilizers? What if pollution overwhelms?Seems to me his thesis may be correct, but if fundamental cause is not human philosophy and if much of the philosophy that was proximate cause resulted from that fundemental cause, and that fundamental cause will disappear or harm than help, then the final takeaway may be to eloquently showcase what we erroneously take credit for and may lose.Are we sitting on a four-legged stool about to lose one, which might mildly affect our stability? Or a three-legged stool about lose one? Or two or all three?Not a matter of opinion. Can be quantified, not argued as belief.But greater issue is what to do if we're about to lose a leg or two of a three-legged stool. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Little House on the Scary
The Devil Made Me Watch This

Little House on the Scary

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 53:05


Little House on the Scary Podcast. Just your garden variety horror movie podcast. Nothing more! Hosts: Nigel Rudolph, Cheyenne Rudolph, Mariana Baquero Email us at littlehouseonthescary@gmail.com Find us on Facebook at @LittleHouseontheScaryPodcast Check out our film Youtube Channel… Vitameatavegateam Films https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxEIeAmReltijaFVorBizWA ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Episode 10: The Devil Made Me Watch This Film: Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. Director: Michael Chaves, Producer: James Wan, Starring: Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren. References from the episode…          SUSAN DUNNE. 2021. Hartford Courant. The true story of Connecticut paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are behind ‘The Conjuring 3′ and many other popular horror films. https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-connecticut-conjuring-ed-lorraine-warren-20210602-lfbiyfpsavfudp7yzid4x6tiua-story.html Brad Brooks. 2021. Reuters. Native Americans decry unmarked graves, untold history of boarding schools https://www.reuters.com/world/us/native-americans-decry-unmarked-graves-untold-history-boarding-schools-2021-06-22/ Nora McGreevy. 2021. Smithsonian Magazine. 751 Unmarked Graves Discovered Near Former Indigenous School in Canada https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/751-unmarked-graves-discovered-near-former-indigenous-school-canada-180978064/ Trailer: The Conjuring 3 - Official Trailer (2021) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rySKUayGh4&t=5s      

Death By Architecture
Deadly Buildings

Death By Architecture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 13:32


Architecture is meant to be a physical display of human ingenuity, creating breathtaking monuments and buildings whose designs are simply to die for. Sometimes, however, they end up becoming to die from. (1:11) - The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Italy) (3:33) - The Willow Island Disaster (Willow Island, West Virginia) (5:35) - The Iroquois Theater Disaster (Chicago, Illinois) (9:43) - Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, West Virginia) Sources for this episode include The Business Times, The Culture Trip, The Mirror UK, the official website of the HISTORY channel, Rome Private Guides, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washingtonian, and The Charleston-Gazette Mail. www.deathbyarchitecturepod.com Instagram: deathbyarchitecturepod

Curiosity Daily
Your Brain on Music, Super-Singing Songbirds, Animal Sunburns

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 14:19


Learn about the social neuroscience of music; songbirds' ultra-precise song control; and how animals can get skin cancer. This is your last chance to vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards! Register at https://podcastawards.com, select Curiosity Daily in the categories of Education and Science & Medicine, and then click/tap "save nominations" at the bottom of the page. Voting in other categories is optional. Your vote is greatly appreciated! This is what happens in the brain when people make music together by Kelsey Donk What happens in the brain when people make music together? (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/bu-whi060921.php  Greenberg, D. M., Decety, J., & Gordon, I. (2021). The social neuroscience of music: Understanding the social brain through human song. American Psychologist. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/amp0000819  Songbirds have ultra-precise control over their singing, controlling frequencies under 1 Hz by Grant Currin Songbirds can control single vocal muscle fibers when singing. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uosd-scc053121.php  Adam, I., Maxwell, A., Rößler, H., Hansen, E. B., Vellema, M., Brewer, J., & Elemans, C. P. H. (2021). One-to-one innervation of vocal muscles allows precise control of birdsong. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.008 Hays, B. (2021, June 4). Songbirds can precisely control single vocal muscle fibers while singing. UPI; UPI. https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/06/04/denmark-songbirds-fibers-vocal-control/4951622821325/  Merlin Bird ID - Free, Instant Bird Identification Help and Guide for Thousands of Birds: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/  Do animals that spend time in the sun get skin cancer? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Toby in Longmont, Colorado) Grey, H. (2018, June 28). Here's How Much Damage a Really Bad Sunburn Can Do. Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-how-much-damage-a-really-bad-sunburn-can-do  ‌van der Weyden, L., Brenn, T., Patton, E. E., Wood, G. A., & Adams, D. J. (2020). Spontaneously occurring melanoma in animals and their relevance to human melanoma. The Journal of Pathology, 252(1), 4–21. https://doi.org/10.1002/path.5505  ‌Bryce, E. (2018, May 27). Do Animals Ever Get Sunburned? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/62677-do-animals-get-sunburned.html  ‌Gambino, M. (2011, July 8). Ask an Expert: Do Animals Get Sunburned? Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ask-an-expert-do-animals-get-sunburned-28218217/  ‌Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen? (2015, May 13). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/05/13/404444731/why-would-a-fish-make-its-own-sunscreen  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)
Read_543 - There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever [Smithsonian Magazine]

Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 39:43


"For decades, economists have pointed to 17th-century tulipmania as a warning about the perils of the free market. Writers and historians have reveled in the absurdity of the event. The incident even provides the backdrop for the new film Tulip Fever, based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach. The only problem: none of these stories are true." - Lorraine Boissoneault What if every single time Bitcoin critics derided the Bitcoin phenomenon as nothing but market madness, a mirror of the obvious insanity of the Tulip craze in 17th century Dutch markets... what if they were actually referring to something that never really happened? What was the Tulip bubble really and was it exactly what it was made out to be? Or something far more boring? Dont miss this excellent article from Smithsonian Mag and author Lorraine Boissoneault that digs into the truth behind the myth, and about the not so manic Tulip Mania. Link the the original article, plus the source work by Anne Goldgar who did extensive research and found out the truth behind the myth: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/there-never-was-real-tulip-fever-180964915/ https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo5414939.html Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Curiosity Daily
Glowing Sharks, Cities' Unique Microbes, Milky Way Mistake

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 13:32


Learn about the record-breaking glowing kitefin shark; cities' unique microbiomes; and the true origin of the Milky Way. Dive deeper into all your favorite Shark Week shows with Shark Week's Daily Bite Podcast hosted by Luke Tipple: Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shark-weeks-daily-bite/id1527053422  Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dfzM1ktSB1mSKD5z4Qujm?si=R8rNBksMRS-JrgMs9JIJ5g&dl_branch=1  Learn more: https://www.discovery.com/shark-week/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-daily-bite-podcast  We just found the largest glowing shark species in the world by Grant Currin Starr, M. (2021). We Just Found The Largest Luminous Glowing Shark Species in The World. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/three-new-luminous-glowing-sharks-have-been-found-living-in-the-ocean-s-dark-depths  ‌Mallefet, J., Stevens, D. W., & Duchatelet, L. (2021). Bioluminescence of the Largest Luminous Vertebrate, the Kitefin Shark, Dalatias licha: First Insights and Comparative Aspects. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.633582  ‌Fox, A. (2021, March 5). Nearly Six-Foot-Long Glowing Shark Discovered in Deep Sea Off New Zealand. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nearly-six-foot-glowing-shark-discovered-deep-sea-new-zealand-180977163/  ‌Largest Glowing Shark Species Discovered Near New Zealand. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/science/biggest-glowing-shark.html  Different cities have different microbial fingerprints by Grant Currin Danko, D., Bezdan, D., Afshin, E. E., Ahsanuddin, S., Bhattacharya, C., Butler, D. J., Chng, K. R., Donnellan, D., Hecht, J., Jackson, K., Kuchin, K., Karasikov, M., Lyons, A., Mak, L., Meleshko, D., Mustafa, H., Mutai, B., Neches, R. Y., Ng, A., & Nikolayeva, O. (2021). A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance. Cell. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.002  Coxworth, B. (2021, May 28). Study determines that each city has its own microbial signature. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/science/cities-microbiome-signature/  ‌Yarlagadda, T. (2021, May 27). Scientists reveal a global map that could help us track the next deadly pathogen. Inverse; Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/science/city-microbial-census  See which microbe species were found in your area: http://metasub.org/map/   See which antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found in your area: https://resistanceopen.org/  The Milky Way probably didn't form from a collision like we thought by Briana Brownell Milky Way not unusual, astronomers find. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/acoe-mwn052021.php  ‌Scott, N., van de Sande, J., Sharma, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Freeman, K., Gerhard, O., Hayden, M. R., & McDermid, R. (2021). Identification of an [α/Fe]—Enhanced Thick Disk Component in an Edge-on Milky Way Analog. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 913(1), L11. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/abfc57  ‌https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/everything-we-thought-we-knew-about-our-galaxy-s-origin-might-be-wrong-1.5443661  Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards! Register at https://podcastawards.com, select Curiosity Daily in the categories of Education and Science & Medicine, and then click/tap "save nominations" at the bottom of the page. Voting in other categories is optional. Your vote is greatly appreciated! Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apple News Today
As Elsa threat looms, data shows poor get less FEMA aid

Apple News Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 8:07


Tropical Storm Elsa is threatening to bring heavy rain and possible tornadoes to Florida, potentially complicating the search for missing people in the collapsed condo tower in Surfside. CNN has an update. NPR looks at FEMA data showing that lower-income Americans are less likely to receive federal disaster assistance. The Biden administration wants to review thousands of Trump-era deportations, in an unusual move that could bring some people back to the U.S., the Marshall Project and Politico report. The pandemic created new opportunities for Black entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, according to the L.A. Times. Big changes to orchestra seating arrangements could help limit the spread of the coronavirus, new research suggests. Smithsonian Magazine breaks it down.

In The Thick
Latinidad is Canceled

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 41:28


Maria and Julio are joined by Alexa Muñoz, a teacher and translator based in Washington Heights, and Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor in the department of history at Johns Hopkins University. They dive into a conversation about colorism and anti-Blackness in Hollywood and Latinx communities in light of the controversy sparked around the film release of “In The Heights.” They also unpack the notion of Latinidad and what it means to push back against internalized white supremacy.ITT Staff Picks:In this 2019 piece for The Nation, Miguel Salazar interviews a group of journalists, organizers, and thinkers about pushback against the concept of Latinidad.Nili Blanck writes about the immigrant and Dominican history of Washington Heights, the neighborhood behind “In The Heights,” for Smithsonian Magazine.“The truth is there can be no Latino representation without Afro-Latinos. There is no story of Washington Heights without Black people and Afro-Dominicans of all shades,” writes Natasha S. Alford in this piece for CNN. Photo credit: Warner Bros. via AP See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In The Thick
Roots of Cultural Expression

In The Thick

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 25:25


Roots of Cultural ExpressionMaria and Julio talk with fiber artist and teacher, Bisa Butler, about her quilted portraits that celebrate Black life. They also get into the history of Juneteenth and the push by Republican lawmakers to take critical race theory out of classrooms. And, they dive into the significance of textile art and quilting as a medium for storytelling. Bisa Butler's portraits are on exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago through September 6, 2021.ITT Staff Picks:In this piece for Smithsonian Magazine, Liz Logan writes about artist Bisa Butler's journey to quilting, and how her portraits are recreating vibrant depictions of lost identities.In this column for the Los Angeles Times, LZ Granderson writes about the whitewashing of American history, and what it will take to have an honest conversation about Juneteenth. “Whenever I am trying to decide whether or not a particular movement, policy or person benefits Black America, I wait and see what white people think. While that might sound racist, there has never been a movement, policy or person that benefitted Black America who was simultaneously embraced by white America,” writes Michael Harriot for The Root.Photo credit: A detail shot of the Harlem Hellfighters,( Sgt. Storms), 202. Cotton, silk, wool and velvet. This is a work in progress. Courtesy of Bisa Butler. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

gone cold podcast - texas true crime
The Uncanny Disappearance of Michael Chambers Part 2

gone cold podcast - texas true crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 45:23


Many extensive searches failed to locate 70-year-old retired Dallas Fire Fighter Michael Glen Chambers after he disappeared from his home, presumably, in Hunt County, Texas. With no clues, the Chambers family was riddled with uncertainty, and the actions of one family member raised the suspicions of some. Meanwhile, the Hunt County Sheriff's Office was coming to their own theories, which differed from the family's theory and that of the private investigator they hired. When all the pieces of the puzzle were put together, however, massive holes can be found in each; No scenario, when the facts are gathered in their entirety, makes sense. If you have any information about the disappearance of Michael Glen Chambers, please contact the Hunt County Sheriff's Office at 903-453-6838.Submit your DNA data from a consumer testing company to Othram's database, dnasolves.com. It's only used for law enforcement investigations: https://dnasolves.com/user/register You can support gone cold – texas true crime at https://www.patreon.com/gonecoldpodcast Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using @gonecoldpodcastThe television program Disappeared from ID Discovery, eparisextra.com, egreenvilleextra.com,The Southeast Texas Record, The Hunt County Herald-Banner, Smithsonian Magazine, Texas Monthly, Reuters.com, CoronerTalk.com, nbcdfw.com, Firehouse.com, CharleyProject.org, and the Dallas Morning News were used as sources for this episode.#WhereIsMikeChambers #Quinlan #QuinlanTX #HuntCountyTX #Texas #TX #TexasTrueCrime #TrueCrime #TrueCrimePodcast #Podcast #ColdCase #Unsolved #Missing #MissingPerson #Disappeared #Disappearance #Vanished #UnsolvedMysteries #GoneCold #GoneColdPodcast

Curiosity Daily
How Do Wild Animals Know What to Eat?

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 12:59


Learn why helping others feels like helping ourselves, how wild animals eat healthy, and how the Sahara feeds the Amazon. We're less likely to remember the things we've given to friends than strangers by Kelsey Donk We’re Worse At Remembering Exactly What We’ve Given To Friends Than What We’ve Given To Strangers. (2021, April 12). Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/04/12/were-worse-at-remembering-exactly-what-weve-given-to-friends-than-what-weve-given-to-strangers/  Uğurlar, P., Posten, A.-C., & Zürn, M. (2021). Interpersonal closeness impairs decision memory. Social Psychology, 52(2), 125–129. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000439  How do wild animals eat a healthy diet when humans struggle to? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Jason in Port Ewen, New York) Predators hunt for a balanced diet. (2012). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120110192942.htm  Provenza, F. (2018, November 30). Animals Can Help Us Rediscover Our Nutritional Wisdom. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/animals-can-help-us-rediscover-our-nutritional-wisdom/  Strauss, S. (2006). Clara M. Davis and the wisdom of letting children choose their own diets. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 175(10), 1199–1199. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.060990  Schatzker, M. (2015, April 9). How Flavor Drives Nutrition. WSJ; The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-flavor-drives-nutrition-1428596326  Tucker, A. (2009, July 14). Why Modern Foods Hijack Our Brains. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-modern-foods-hijack-our-brains-63123747/  Deckersbach, T., Das, S. K., Urban, L. E., Salinardi, T., Batra, P., Rodman, A. M., Arulpragasam, A. R., Dougherty, D. D., & Roberts, S. B. (2014). Pilot randomized trial demonstrating reversal of obesity-related abnormalities in reward system responsivity to food cues with a behavioral intervention. Nutrition & Diabetes, 4(9), e129–e129. https://doi.org/10.1038/nutd.2014.26  The Amazon Rainforest feeds on millions of tons of dust from the Sahara Desert per year by Grant Currin Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Plants. (2011). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-satellite-reveals-how-much-saharan-dust-feeds-amazon-s-plants  Yu, H., Chin, M., Yuan, T., Bian, H., Remer, L. A., Prospero, J. M., Omar, A., Winker, D., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., & Zhao, C. (2015). The fertilizing role of African dust in the Amazon rainforest: A first multiyear assessment based on data from Cloud‐Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(6), 1984–1991. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015gl063040  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curiosity Daily
What Elevators Can Teach Us About Autonomous Cars (w/ Jason Feifer of Entrepreneur Magazine)

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 14:22


Learn what the elevator can teach us about our past and our future. Plus: surprising discoveries from bomb-pulse dating. Additional resources from Jason Feifer: Build for Tomorrow podcast: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/  Website: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyfeifer  "Bomb pulse dating" is how scientists measure the age of living cells using nuclear fallout by Briana Brownell Eveleth, R. (2013, February 19). Nuclear Bombs Made It Possible to Carbon Date Human Tissue. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nuclear-bombs-made-it-possible-to-carbon-date-human-tissue-20074710/  ‌Mohan, G. (2013, July). Nuclear fallout drops the bomb on ivory poachers. Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/science/la-xpm-2013-jul-01-la-sci-sn-nuclear-fallout-poachers-20130630-story.html  ‌Zoppi, U., Skopec, Z., Skopec, J., Jones, G., Fink, D., Hua, Q., Jacobsen, G., Tuniz, C., & Williams, A. (2004). Forensic applications of 14C bomb-pulse dating. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 223-224, 770–775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2004.04.143  ‌Eriksson, P. S., Perfilieva, E., Björk-Eriksson, T., Alborn, A.-M., Nordborg, C., Peterson, D. A., & Gage, F. H. (1998). Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus. Nature Medicine, 4(11), 1313–1317. https://doi.org/10.1038/3305  ‌Arnold, C. (2013, December 11). Cold War Bomb Testing Is Solving Biology’s Biggest Mysteries. Pbs.org; Nova. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/bomb-pulse/  ‌Krulwich, R. (2008, November 16). How A-Bomb Testing Changed Our Trees. NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96750869?storyId=96750869  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Blurry Photos
Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 1

Blurry Photos

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 25:16


Grease the cage hinges and wipe down your goggles, it's time once again for the greatest freak show on the earth as we launch the 2021 Miss Cryptid Contest! Kicking off this year's Miss Cryptid Contest is a panoply of profligates starting with the Imbunche, Pixiu, and Tokoloshe. It's an international smorgasbord with contestants from Chile, China, and South Africa. Learn about the witchcraft dealings of the warlocks who make Imbunche. Know where to place your statues for good fortune with the Pixiu. And hear how to avoid nighttime attacks of the Tokoloshe. Flora begins another trip round the world and it's up to you to pick a winner to move to the finals! And don't forget to cast a vote for your chance to win a prize pack courtesy of Blurry Photos! Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Infados, Sardana, Shenyang - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Dash, Mike. Into the Cave of Chile’s Witches. Smithsonian Magazine. Feb. 19, 2013. Web. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/into-the-cave-of-chiles-witches-20138093/   Legend of Pixiu. Visit Beijing. Web. http://english.visitbeijing.com.cn/a1/a-XAJAGWC6AFB2BD9E29D411#:~:text=Pixiu%20(also%20called%20Tianlu%20or%20Bixie)%20is%20one%20of%20the,and%20is%20able%20to%20fly The South African Tokoloshe. Africa Road Travel. May 21, 2011. Web. https://africaroadtravel.com/2011/05/21/the-south-african-tokoloshe/