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A new podcast that tells the true stories of the wild experiments, bizarre journeys, and strange ideas that led to incredible discoveries, life-saving medicines, and evidence of where we all came from. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot for iHeartRadio & Seeker.  

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A new podcast that tells the true stories of the wild experiments, bizarre journeys, and strange ideas that led to incredible discoveries, life-saving medicines, and evidence of where we all came from. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot for iHeartRadio & Seeker.  

    The Fourth Astronaut

    The Fourth Astronaut

    Meet the ‘Rope Mother’ - the lady whose code, weaved into copper wire and magnetic rings, saved the Apollo 11 mission to the moon… Greg tells Maren the story of an incredible person who has not only been called The Fourth Astronaut, but who also pioneered, and coined the term for, ‘Software Engineering’.

    Experts:
    Rod Pyle- https://www.planetary.org/connect/our-experts/profiles/rod-pyle.html
    Zoe Corbyn-https://www.theguardian.com/profile/zoe-corbyn

    Sources Found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lHFJJS5dn-2E1IsAVGoiNkVl-PPNzaWKi8aSoTGs35Q/edit
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    • 48 Min.
    The Fungus that Shaped the World

    The Fungus that Shaped the World

    The course of World War II, the development of successful cancer treatment, and just being able to go outside without fear all come down to one thing: the humble Penicillium fungus. Maren tells Greg a tale of accidental discoveries, fungal espionage, and the daunting potential future of medicine without this life-saving substance. 
    Experts:
    Mariya Lobanovska- https://tang.path.ox.ac.uk/content/dr-mariya-lobanovska
    Kevin Brown-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC539899/
    Sources found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pCUn0QYkTp17cZ1Ybp0JMY18DGl_ZiB3hpX1PJ7aLSM/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 50 Min.
    The Mystery & Might of Ectoplasm

    The Mystery & Might of Ectoplasm

    What do a children’s birthday party, an accidental discovery, a shoe shop gadget, and Marie Curie have in common?? Have a listen to find out, as Greg tells Maren the amazing origin story of one of the most important pieces of medical tech ever developed.

    Expert: Dr Ehsan Samei - Professor of radiology at Duke University, North Carolina
    Sources can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lY3UIVCIOoSPYXxvI0Sk6zeB9dlASEMU_9tsF-O2Tlo/edit
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    • 48 Min.
    The Chemist Who Saved the Lepers

    The Chemist Who Saved the Lepers

    Maren tells Greg the story of a gruesome disease and the woman who came up with a solution...but disappeared from history until now. Oh and also—there are armadillos.

    Experts:
    Paul Wermager
    Carisa Brewster
    Dagmawi Abebe

    Sources Found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-29XrkwQJnPk3awY6BoxkYhDVehxTl-fPbxBTHq3Aeg/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 36 Min.
    Death by Peach Melba

    Death by Peach Melba

    Greg tells Maren a true crime science history story about a famous chef who served her entrees with a special side... of death!


    Expert: Dr. Claas Kirchhelle

    Sources found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GK5NDp6m_bEerPNSbOQTCci5zJJiUmLAXWmHBtK-yOc/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 43 Min.
    A Deadly Buzz

    A Deadly Buzz

    Maren tells Greg the story of a historic plague...or is it? It's a tale of a gruesome disease and how a few courageous, self-experimenting scientists finally figured out what role mosquitos play in public health.

    Expert: Molly Crosby
    Sources Found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SqW52GO3Ufk3f-3B11321RKLkR6B7xyFHBCgfR68mWs/edit
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    • 51 Min.

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