Get out the big plates, because we’re back and hungry for Thanksgiving knowledge! How did our recent ancestors hide their food from summer? What is spatchcocking and why are you laughing? Which side is morally superior in the great stuffing/dressing wars? What’s the best way to ensure your local fire department attends your big dinner? All of this info, DEEP FRIED on the back deck and ready for consumption, awaits you in this month’s thick, rich Thanksgiving foods episode.
(And please: don’t forget to thank your local Rotisserie Boy.)
Fungi! Viruses! Horrifying EMT stories! Sacks of acid! Zombies! For our reasonably spooky October episode, we’re joined by special guest Dr. Emily Krix to discuss all of the horrifying ways you can catch, spread and ultimately destroy the civilized world with infections. (Voodoo curses and Calypso music not required.)
Our crew is back from Dragon*Con 2017 with fresh learnin’s from panels a-plenty. Enjoy a robust Cassini follow-up, then chase it with sudden plummeting chair danger, ladies fighting with swords, anvil identification, high-speed tea parties, amazing molecules and more. It’s a veritable smorgas-pod for your ears!
Ahh, the sea! The horrible, merciless, nightmarish sea. How big is it? What’s in it? What shouldn’t be in it? What definitely shouldn’t be in it but definitely is? So many questions and so many answers await you in this month’s deep dive into all things oceanic.
Hear that warbled accordian-in-a-box? That means spirits are among us! This month, we tackle Victorian-era spiritualism with a heavy emphasis on the spooky and the scary, from seances to cheesecloth regurgitation to very creative entrail storage. Why was spiritualism so female-focused? Where did one go to find the most reliable ghost news? Who has read the Hody Bidle? The answers lie beyond the veil, dear listeners! (Now, who wants some drugs?)
What makes a mummy? We’re going to wrap our heads around that question this month as we explore the world of the supremely deceased and thoroughly preserved. Egyptian mummies! Bog mummies! Karloff mummies? And hey, did somebody say pyramids??
Also, hey: make sure you’re not eating anything right now! You’ll knock that off pretty quick.
What, exactly, is a kaiju? How did Godzilla go from walking natural disaster to jolly protector of Japan? How many terrible dinosaur cartoons did the 80’s and 90’s leave in its wake? All of these answers await you in this month’s podcast.
“How car go vroom?” Oh. Oh, buddy. We gonna’ tell you how car go vroom. From parts to maintenance to driving tips to “suck, squish, bang, blow” (write that last one down), we cover everything you could possibly need to know about that metal box with wheels in which you listen to podcasts.
Learn all about rads, grays, joules, death-breathing, how radiation affects your body, some nitty gritty on Spider-Man’s glowing taint, and in-depth investigations on disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima.