What was Charles Darwin doing in the years before he published On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection? As Rebecca Stott explains in her book Darwin and the Barnacle, he was studying those tiny sea creatures almost no one had ever paid attention to before. On this episode, Lance and L.B. host Lewis Weil, biologist, Money Positive entrepreneur and former Nerd Nite boss, as he tells them all about Darwin, Barnacles, and Darwin and the Barnacle. Look for Lewis on Twitter and Instagram...
Writer and writing professor Timothy Braun has been a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fan since he was five years old. In this episode, Lance and L.B. grill Timothy on Douglas Adams' comic-sci-fi masterpiece, touching on related works by Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen, and others.
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes takes the reader on an odyssey from ISIS-controlled Syria through Turkey and across the Aegean sea. Atia Abawi, the daughter of refugees and a Middle East correspondent for CNN and NBC, leads us through the story of her novel and the reporting, research and imagination that produced it.
The Iliad is one of the foundational works of Western literature, a mythical story of the Trojan War whose poetic force and genius has never since been excelled. Hosts L.B. Deyo and Lance Fever Myers welcomed poet and college instructor W. Joe Hoppe to talk about the Iliad's plot, poetical technique, history, and much more.