The science podcast that'll eat your brain.
The science podcast that'll eat your brain.
BONUS - School's Out! But This Episode Will Make You Love Homework
So, schools out and summer is here and no doubt there are a lot of listeners who are excited that they’re not sitting in a classroom or doing homework. Well, Shabam! is here to explain why doing homework and going to school is a luxury. Before 1938, if you were a kid who didn't have super wealthy parents, you’d probably be working…all day. Shabam will take you back less than a hundred years so you can appreciate last month.
10.2 - The Truth About The End - Part 2
The last piece of the puzzle falls into place as Nadine searches for answers. In this episode you’ll get more tips on how to hunt for monsters and seek out the truth. We turn our attention to the skies above Chicago and the trees on the Solomon Islands for a lively “bat chat.”
10.1 - The Truth About The End - Part 1
The kids finally arrive at Vandenberg but the journey’s not over. In this episode we’ll show you how to sort out fake truths from real fakes, and “truthier trues” from less “truthier trues” (to start, stop using the word “impossible”). Yes, that sounds impossible...but it’s probably not. Also we’ll answer the question: Should you trust your best friend?
09.2 - Killing Zombies - Part 2
As the kids continue to test the limits of human exhaustion we discuss the much maligned zombie body. If you’ve ever asked a zombie, “what keeps you going?” you’ve probably gotten a variety of answers that rhyme with the sound you make when phlegmatically exhaling. That’s why we asked doctors and other experts instead! Other things we mention that are totally related: hibernating bears, leprosy, drinking blood, and morse code. By the end of this episode you’ll also know: a) if buying that...
09.1 - Killing Zombies - Part 1
The bike ride to Vandenburg continues, the kids think about the past, and we find out what happened to the parents. Also, speaking of remembering the past, thinking about stuff, and other things zombies don’t do, what does it take to get into a zombie state of mind? If you’ve been wondering that since the first episode then you’re finally in luck because in this episode we explore the zombie brain! (Or what’s left of it). And what does all that mushy stuff in your skull have to do with...
Bonus 1 - Transportation Networks and Snot paths
If you’ve ever wondered how highways are designed this bonus won’t help that much. But without doing any research or interviewing experts, you’d probably guess that a brain of some sort is involved. You’d be wrong.
08.1 - On The Road - Part 1
The journey to Vandenberg begins. As the kids hit the road using two of the oldest forms of locomotion, we look at how we get around. In part 1 we talk about the 19th century again (oh yeah!); you'll learn how to operate a laufmachine, a Model T, and dirt paths. Plus, if you like highways, driving above 30 miles an hour, and the personal freedom of car travel then this episode is crafted especially for you. Still take our modern transportation systems for granted after all that? We also...
07 - Starving Time
The kids decide to hit the road in search of food and safety. We find out how crazy our food supply is. The kids have hit the road and are on their way to safety. En route they stop for food, and produce some hormones. In this episode we get a small peak at our crazy food network as we dissect a pizza. We'll also mention artichokes 9 times, talk to a tomato, and find out why we don't put stuff used to preserve dead people in our milk anymore.
06 - Drying Out
The kids lose water. We find out why water is the key to survival.
05 - Going Dark
The kids are without power. We find out why we need electricity.
04 - Getting The Message
The Nox Virus spreads. We find out how much we rely on digital communication.The epidemic has ratcheted up another notch. The kids begin to get a sense of things - thanks to our wonderful digital communication system that we all rely on. In this episode we explore communication, how it can help fight an epidemic, how it can make things worse, and more importantly how we can all be oversharing at the same time. Also, what does this have to do with Paul Revere? Digital! LISTEN ON STITCHER...
03 - The Epidemic
The Nox Virus gets released. We find out how an epidemic starts.Now that we've created a zombie pathogen called the Nox virus, it's time we released that sucker into the world. We'll explore some caves in theYukon, jump off the roof of the most luxurious hotel in Philly, and party in the emergency room. Also, does the country have an immune system? Yes, and some of them wear plastic suits. LISTEN ON STITCHER SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES LISTEN ON SPREAKER EPISODES RSS
02 - The Pathogen
If you like having a brain but don't really care about having skin, please listen to this episode. Besides getting to stay home from school, what's happening when we actually get sick? Episode two is all about the things that make us sick, why it sucks to be a carpenter ant, and what's so great about a lymph node (whatever that is). Now let's get our epidemic started! LISTEN ON STITCHER SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES LISTEN ON SPREAKER EPISODES RSS