We return this week with an episode on sexism and gender issues within science, power dynamics in graduate school, and an interview with reporter Micah Emmel-Duke on his reporting on University of Minnesota sexism claims.
Continuing our series on episodes that start with the letter M, Chris and Marie introduce Marijuana myths, both those that say its amazingly healthy and those that say its the devil's lettuce. Where did these myths start, is there any truth to them, and can CBD Oil really cure cancer like all those mommy blogs say? Find out in this series!
Is your DNA a piece of your private information? What if you upload it online for free? Could George Orwell have predicted such ridiculous lack of care about personal identity? Or is it all fine in the name of the march forward of science? Find out on this weeks episode, as we delve into the philosophy and ethics of DNA forensics surrounding the Golden State Killer case.
Is there a military industrial complex that we should be afraid of? How does the science of war get going, and can the government control it? Are there any truths in the warnings of President Eisenhower? Find out on this weeks episode!
This week, we discuss the color Blue, its history, and its majesty. Did it exist before the Middle Ages? Or was everyone colorblind before then? Just what color was that frustrating dress, anyways? Find out on this weeks episode!
Why did the Winchester Mystery house never stop construction? What is Marie's favorite movie? Why should one not build without the input of an architect? How quickly can one podcast jump on a bandwagon?! Find out on this episode!
Why are nipples so sinful? Whats the deal with fig leaves as clothing? And why is Marie a much more well read co-host than Chris? Find out on this weeks episode, as we delve further into the mythology of clothing and a quick side step towards the science of explosions!
You ever wish you had a pair of magic pants? An enchanted cummerbund? Well have we ever got a series for you! This episode we talk about the history and ideas of magical clothing, from the veneration of saintly vestments to the fairy tales of yore.
Want to hear some hilarious scientific stories, salacious details about your favorite physicist, and read about one of the most well known urology seminars ever? Then take a listen to this episode as Chris is joined by Tawny and George Platis of The Dirty Bits Podcast! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dirty-bits/id1231890102?mt=2
This episode we are joined by the Host of Pleasing Terrors, one of the best podcasts around, to talk about the connection between Ghosts and Water, why Mike spent an evening locked in a haunted jail, Marie's fight or flight response, and what kind of nerd Chris was in high school. Come listen to us banter! http://darkmyths.org/portfolio/pleasing-terrors/
After all that turkey and stuffing, lets settle around the old podcast playing device and learn about Nanotechnology with Chris and TJ from Pints and Puzzles! What is a nanometer? What kind of advances can we expect with nanotechnology in medicine, energy, and pollution control? What the heck did Chris get his PhD in anyways? Come find out on this special Thanksgiving Episode!
The Prisoner is one of the most important science fiction shows of all time, and in this Roundtable we talk all about the show, its importance to science fiction, and its philosophical overtones. We also give a shoutout to the Lets Not Meet podcast: https://www.letsnotmeetpodcast.com/