Episode 27 – The IKEA of Insects (Bees and Beekeeping ft. Adam Brandt)

Adam Brandt wants to change the way you think about bees. Sure, they’re insects, but they’re also mathematicians, bureaucrats, clones, fans of Game of Thrones, and fiercely loyal to their moms. Unless their moms aren’t fulfilling their roles as Queens, of course. Fair’s fair.

Rissa watches Magic School Bus. Clio brings on the folklore. Science is your mom now. Adam’s bees are…strong!

Adam’s Website and Instagram

Hilary Kearney’s (GirlNextDoorHoney on insta) Screaming Queen

A Scientific Article about bees’ visual memory

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Just a heads-up!

Hey everyone, just so you’re aware, we’re talking a week off from the pod to catch up on…everything? Pretty much everything? We’ll be back with an episode on May 16th.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Hello friends, it’s Clio here. I wanted to share with you a story from last year that I recently discovered. It’s the story of David Boder, a psychologist who interviewed holocaust survivors in France. Recordings from his interviews were restored and scholars have been able to hear the songs his interviewees sung. The article in the link includes the audio of two of those recordings. 

Boder was originally from Latvia and so I’ve included some pictures from my own visit to Latvia. These were taken in the Jewish ghetto in Riga, a holding center for deported Jews from as far away as Berlin, Germany. The wall panels are covered in the names of people who were imprisoned there. 

Today we remember them.

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Episode 25 – I Refuse to Elaborate on Yogurt Enemas (History of Cereal)

Today The Liberal Aren’ts tackles all the controversies. What’s the best cereal? With milk or without? Cheese on grits?? Has Rissa really never eaten oatmeal in her life???

Rissa talks manners for vikings, straight from Odin’s mouth. Science is not mispronouncing granola. Clio has a noise complaint.

Go listen to Best Forevers! https://www.bestforeverspod.com/podcast/

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Episode 24 – Hey Pope Urban II, You Missed (History of Turkey VII)

Kids these days. Putting off homework, obsessed with video games, debasing the currency…not like the good old days when Murad II was sultan, I tell you what. Come hear Clio talk about the Ottoman Empire!

Science makes a bad pun. Clio sums up all of human history twice. Rissa has high expectations.

Hear our interview with Alysa at Best Forevers: https://www.bestforeverspod.com/podcast/

Check out our friends at Good Taste! https://www.spreaker.com/show/good-taste

You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet

Special guest Kaitlyn has furnished us with a wealth of links to explore the world of silent films, and we thought we’d pass that on to you! Enjoy!

“Roundhay Garden Scene,” the oldest surviving film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR2r__ZgO5g

The oldest three films in existence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWOLLv70W-I

And the famous Le Voyage Dans La Lune, or A Trip to the Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FrdVdKlxUk

And if you’re a fan of documentaries, please enjoy this one, A Concise History on the Origins of Cinema: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Sq_FNoMnY

Or if you don’t have 25 minutes, check out this one, How the Jazz Singer Killed Silent Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlAt2lcg5ZM

Go watch something worth seeing!