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American Innovations Preview

5/11/2018
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Preview of a new Wondery podcast, American Innovations: immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century https://wondery.com/shows/american-innovations/

Duration:00:07:18

The use of viruses to control pest insects like carpenter ants

5/1/2018
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Carpenter ants are highly destructive costing millions of dollars in damage every year. Learn how we figured out how to control viruses to stop their destruction. Biological control to the rescue!

Duration:00:23:58

Bonus: March for Science South Bend, IN

4/22/2018
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On the spot interviews with the marchers at the South Bend Indiana March for Science

Duration:00:14:24

What can be done by urban planners to disrupt infection of people with Lyme disease?

3/28/2018
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Urban planners use the history of Lyme disease and the ecology of the ticks that carry it to impact the infection rates. What they learned might change how you look at your own backyard.

Duration:00:19:29

Bonus Episode Tiny Westphalias

3/27/2018
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This is part 2 of a very special crossover with Benjamin Jacobs from Wittenberg to Westphalia Podcast. In this final part we discuss how tiny insects and bad water killed more medieval soldiers than fighting.

Duration:00:43:12

Bonus Episode: Wittenberg to Vampires

3/27/2018
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This is part 1 of a very special crossover with Benjamin Jacobs from Wittenberg to Westphalia Podcast. In this first part we discuss how the horrible diet of medieval soldiers resulted in serious health concerns.

Duration:00:53:06

Episode 16: How do public health authorities use urban planning to control populations of biting insects?

2/28/2018
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Urban planning is more than just deciding where to put new roads. This is the first in a two part series on how urban planners work with public health workers to reduce or even prevent disease outbreaks. In this episode we investigate the surprising connection between snails and dams, eye worms and irrigation, and malaria and canals.

Duration:00:08:34

Episode 15: How did we figure out that Zika can be sexually transmitted?

1/30/2018
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Unlike most diseases transmitted by blood feeders, the Zika virus can also be transmitted sexually. Find out how this surprising fact was discovered, what it has to do with the 1975 Nobel prize, and how it shapes public health recommendations.

Duration:00:16:52

The Repellent DEET and Ticks

12/14/2017
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Insects have studied for many years, but it wasn’t until this year that we began to understand why DEET repels ticks. In the process we find that ticks have a different system of smelling than both humans and insects.

Duration:00:20:06

Episode 13: How does the repellant DEET work?

11/28/2017
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DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellants for more than 50 years. Her is what we know about its history, how it works, and why we need something to replace it.

Duration:00:16:33

Episode 12: Kids show - Why do mosquitoes need blood for their babies?

10/30/2017
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Why mosquitoes require blood is a fundamental question, but the answer may surprise you. Meet your new favorite mosquito and find out what makes your blood so great.

Duration:00:11:10

Episode 11: Can West Nile be transmitted from human to mosquito?

9/29/2017
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With West Nile infections popping up from Michigan to Mumbai how many people are interested in how West Nile is transmitted. It goes from mosquito to human, but can it go back again?

Duration:00:15:40

Episode 10: Do mosquitoes transmit plant diseases?

8/30/2017
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Interactions between mosquitoes and plants lead to interesting questions about what mosquitoes are doing when they aren’t biting people. Could it be that animals aren’t the only victims of these vectors of disease?

Duration:00:17:33

Episode 9: Are there parasites in my Sushi?

7/25/2017
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Does the news about parasites in sushi have you avoiding your favorite restaurants? Learn all about the worms and how to avoid them. Announcements: Tiny Vampires has joined the Agora Podcast Network! I am very excited to have joined such a supportive team and really look forward to learning from them. My goal is always to bring more of the science you want to you and I really feel Agora will help me towards that goal. Please take the Agora Podcast Network Survey. It will help my new...

Duration:00:12:02

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