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Top Episodes This Week
These are the top Science podcast episode recommendations from the Podyssey community of podcast lovers this week.
Ketchup: A Fishy History
by Science Diction
One doesn’t think of ketchup as a natural product but my respect for Heinz as a human being has grown. Also, in terms of ketchup’s historical path from Asian fish sauce to sweetened tomato syrup, it sounds to me like what they were describing as the midpoint on the journey (British, brown and anchovy based) might be Worcestershire sauce? To learn more about the Poison Squad, the tremendous importance of food standards to our society and the founding of the US FDA listen here: Episode 346: Poison Squad: Founding of the FDA from A Taste of the Past on @podysseyapp: https://podyssey.fm/episode/id7804189
Phosphorus is a critical ingredient in fertilizer and it is virtually all in Morocco, which means the stability of that country is now a geopolitical strategic priority. As phosphorus becomes more scarce, food security will be challenged by rising prices. Sustainable agriculture will become increasingly important.
DNA Kits: Can You Trust Them?
by Science Vs
Such a interesting episode! I've always wondered about these kits, and due to some things that I've heard about true crime and familial DNA, I stayed away from doing them, but it's still interesting to hear about.
Sawbones: Aah, Real Monsters!
by Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
If you know anything about the early days of modern medicine (blood letting and grave robbing, anyone?) you know it relied a lot on trial and error. Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine is hosted by husband and wife Dr. Sydnee McElroy & Justin McElroy (Justin's also one of the hosts of the podcast My Brother, My Brother & Me and a million other podcasts). In each episode they dig through old medical journals to find the many weird ways doctors have tried to help people over the years. In this episode, Sydnee and special guest Rileigh Smirl explain the real-life diseases that inspired monster myths such as vampires and werewolves.
Auld Lang Syne
by The Anthropocene Reviewed
WE ARE HERE 😭
3. Lithium: The Element Of Surprise
by The Episodic Table of Elements
Respect for the Bolivian government! So interesting. Turns out that the lithium for our batteries is virtually all found in Bolivia, which is keen to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. I’m following both this series about the elements as well as the BBC series. Both are good. This one is more focused on history; the BBC is more focused on economics. Frequently those topics are intertwined.