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This is the show that tells you all the things you didn't know you wanted to know about science... and wine! Hosted by sisters Emma and Katie Begg.

So sit back, relax and join us for some secretly educational fun. We promise, you won't feel a thing.

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    • Science

This is the show that tells you all the things you didn't know you wanted to know about science... and wine! Hosted by sisters Emma and Katie Begg.

So sit back, relax and join us for some secretly educational fun. We promise, you won't feel a thing.

    Antibiotics: La Resistance!

    Antibiotics: La Resistance!

    In this episode of Frankenwine, we’ll be wading through the issues surrounding the impending apocalyptic doom that is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and why YOU should care. By 2050 10 million people (that’s all of London plus 2 lots of Birmingham) are predicted to die from infections caused by resistant microbes. We’ll be telling you why it’s important to wash your hands, debating the historical relevance of pumpkins and finding out exactly how bacteria get it on (yes, really).

    If anyone feels they may have the urge to point out “It’s bacteriUM not bacteriAHH”, we direct your concerns to our agent’s office, nothankyou@thebin.com

    “Wine” (not wine) of the week - Echo Falls Tisane Alcohol Free Sparkling Infusion £3.49 https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Echo-Falls-Tisane-Alcohol-Free-Sparkling-Infusion/288339011

    Extra WHO facts:
    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antibiotic-resistance

    Longitude Prize for the 10 most dangerous bacteria: https://longitudeprize.org/blog-post/10-most-dangerous-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria

    Flemming’s original agar plate (demonstrably NOT a pumpkin): https://www.google.com/search?q=alexander+fleming%27s+original+agar+plate+microbiology+society&rlz=1C1GCEV_en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHjcfog9ziAhWN2hQKHTX3Cr4Q_AUIECgB&biw=1366&bih=635#imgrc=WFcWR4ObbkeizM:

    And in case you’re now terrified, the UK’s 5 year action plan: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/784894/UK_AMR_5_year_national_action_plan.pdf

    And the WHO’s global action plan: https://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/global-action-plan/en/

    We can do this, guys. 💪

    • 49 min
    Contraception: the world's favourite prophylactics

    Contraception: the world's favourite prophylactics

    In this episode of Frankenwine, we’ll be digging deep into the many myths that shroud contraception. Expect answers to questions like ‘Can the pill give me cancer?’ and ‘Can I use coconut oil as lube?’ Spoiler alert, no. Plus, Emma and Katie do some oversharing about fertility. Our theme for the week - your body, your choice!

    Wine of the week – San Marzano Tramari £11.99 https://noblegrape.co.uk/san-marzano-2017-primitivo-rose-tramari?gclid=Cj0KCQjwocPnBRDFARIsAJJcf947PhVkjriDpDEKJaS7GVs0JZH-Zc1BTUGc-DVI1OpceGjhRsPNv1oaAiW2EALw_wcB

    The menstrual cycle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOluxtc3Cpw
    Terrance Higgins Trust – https://www.tht.org.uk/hiv-and-sexual-health/sexual-health/improving-your-sexual-health/contraception
    Metro Charity – https://metrocharity.org.uk/services
    CliniQ - https://cliniq.org.uk/

    • 40 min
    Alcohol: facts and fictions

    Alcohol: facts and fictions

    In this episode of Frankenwine, we’ll be talking about alcohol! What actually goes on in your body when you down a glass of your favourite tipple, and why do hangovers exist? Like seriously.. Why?? We’re also joined by our brother: writer, artist and Gen-zer Angus, to discuss the changing drinking habits in our society.

    Wine of the week: M&S Daniel’s Drift Cabernet Sauvingon
    https://www.vivino.com/gb-marks-spencer-daniel-s-drift-shiraz-cabernet-sauvignon/w/2616130?year=2013

    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you find your podcasts! If you want to get in touch you can find us on Twitter @FrankenwinePod or you can email frankenwinepod@gmail.com
    Thanks for listening!
    Emma and Katie ☺️

    • 43 min
    LSD and Psychedelics: the who, the what and the why

    LSD and Psychedelics: the who, the what and the why

    In this episode of Frankenwine we'll be talking to cognitive neuropsychologist Joe Barnby (@JoeBarnby https://www.csnlab.co.uk/home) about the psychoactive substances being tested as treatments for mental health conditions.

    This week’s wine is a Pinot Noir from I Heart Wines https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/283909178

    Check out Senscapes https://www.senscapes.com/ @senscapes Joe’s neuroscience meets art and music public engagement project.

    Sideways film (not on Netflix) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375063/

    Karey Mullis and PCR https://www.karymullis.com/pcr.shtml

    Microdosing self-blinded study https://beckleyfoundation.org/2018/09/03/we-are-recruiting-for-a-new-psychedelic-microdosing-study/

    Albert Hoffman’s letter to Steve Jobs https://www.thefix.com/content/steve-jobs-acid-lsd-apple-letter7002

    Timothy Leary interview “LSD is a chemical, not a drug, that contains several hundred Encyclopedia Britanicas” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN9j-nc64D8

    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you find your podcasts! If you want to get in touch you can find us on Twitter @FrankenwinePod or you can email frankenwinepod@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!
    Emma and Katie ☺️

    • 44 min
    Your Microbiome. What lies beneath

    Your Microbiome. What lies beneath

    In this episode of Frankenwine we'll be talking to microbiome researcher Ruth Bowyer (@ruthcbowyer) about the bacteria, fungi and viruses that live inside us and impact everything from our cancer risk to our behaviour.

    Wine of the week - Isla Negra Merlot, £5 in Tesco! https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/252954913

    Check out Ruth’s SciArt project Outside In https://outsideinproject.co.uk/ @OutsideInProj combining science and art to explore the relationship between us and our microbes, in collaboration with illustrator @Murugiah_ now live!!

    Plus here’s Emma’s microbiome-themed book recommendation http://www.johngreenbooks.com/turtles-all-the-way-down-book

    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you find your podcasts! If you want to get in touch you can find us on Twitter @FrankenwinePod or you can email frankenwinepod@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!
    Emma and Katie ☺️

    • 43 min
    Nutrition

    Nutrition

    Welcome to Frankenwine, the show that tells you all the things you didn't know you wanted to know about science... and wine! Hosted by sisters Emma and Katie Begg.

    Wine of the week: Rossodisera Rosso di Montepulciano https://www.vivino.com/metinella-rossodisera-rosso-di-montepulciano/w/3749508

    In this episode we'll be talking to nutritionist Emily Prpa (@EmilyJane_Doc2b) about fad diets, veganism and cricket-based protein sources.

    Thanks to Eat Grub for providing us with delicious sustainable treats www.eatgrub.co.uk @eatgrubofficial

    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you find your podcasts! If you want to get in touch you can find us on Twitter @FrankenwinePod or you can email frankenwinepod@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!
    Emma and Katie ☺️

    • 52 min

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