'Larrikin' is an Australian-English word for someone who goes against the grain and sees the world differently. These fresh eyes allow you to approach a problem with ingenuity. And that ingenuity breeds people we call 'trailblazers.'
This is a podcast about such people and ideas.
plants and medicine
The intersection between botany and medicine ft. Dr. Aidan Kaye
Bark of the willow tree is turned into Aspirin. Bark of the Cinchona Tree is turned into Quinine- the anti-malarial drug you enjoy in your average gin and tonic. Tonic water is sugar mixed with cinchona bark. But British colonizers liked to get drunk while they medicated themselves from the parasites spread by the mosquitoes of India.
The main premise of the episode is that bugs eat plants and die BECAUSE they are small. But a certain arthropod used to be GIGANTIC. 400 million years ago, scorpions used to be three feet long. And like all scorpions, they glow under UV light. I for one welcome out glowing scorpion overlords. But our atmosphere needs A LOT more oxygen to bring them back. Plant a tree. Listen to our episode about planting trees to learn more.
Pour yourself a nice G&T and enjoy.
For more of Dr. Aidan Kaye follow @TroveoftheSacred on Instagram
One reason we go into REM sleep, the time at night when we dream the most, is because it keeps the brain warm. When we are cold, we shiver. When we dream, our brain "shivers." But is there any meaning to our nightly shivers? I don't know. But I had fun exploring the idea with my friends.
Music by: Nick Hussey, Hannah Schuerman, Jorge Schuster
Featuring: Liz Fiola, Kevin Gregorio, Nora Yakscoe
a made up story about the tutu
a made up story about the origin of the word tutu
A group of owls is called a parliament. A group of larrikins googling bird facts is a called a podcast.
We talk about bird name origins and etymologies, followed by bird behavior and over sharing about my penis.
Please consider donating to teamtrees.org. One dollar equals one native tree. Plant the tree->to bring the insect->to bring the bird that likes the insects.
I sit down with in the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove with program director, Carrie Barron, to briefly discuss bird etymology and bird conservation.
an eponym is a word named after someone.
all body parts that have eponym are named after dudes.
not cool. girls have bodies too, yo.