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22: 🎃We make Corpse Medicine
People across cultures and ages have practiced corpse medicine – using the human body or it’s secretions to cure ailments ranging from baldness to epilepsy and toothache to mania.From Europe to China to Arabia a special quality has been attached healing powers of the human body. Crushed skull and cocoa, mellified man, the blood of the recently deceased (or three young boys if you happen to be Pope.) and more have all been highly sort after remedies.This episode Anton and I bring back this lost knowledge, making and tasting our own corpse medicine from skulls, brains, mummies and honeyed human flesh. Welcome to our Halloween special!
21: 🎨 Colours and pigments (and we’re one year old!)
We’ve made a podcast about pigments and colours because why not? I know you can’t see them but we’ve tried really hard to describe them!When Sir Isaac Newton first draw his colour wheel after seeing light through a prism he matched each colour to a musical note, but our love of colour goes back far further than that, to a time when we maybe weren’t exactly like we are now. Artists all over the world have sought out new pigments, new colours, to wow and amaze, however how they were created and their effects on people’s health hasn’t always been of great concern.
20: 🏴☠️ Talk like a pirate monk necromancer!
Every 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we thought we’d celebrate with some pirate tales, history and facts. We aren’t just looking at the golden age of piracy though - we take our time machine to see how Julius Caesar handles being captured by pirates and tell the tale of the Eustace Black Monk. He was a medieval pirate, monk and necromancer who spread fear through the English channel fighting for both England and France. Anton uncovers various pirate facts and rights some wrongs in how we view them and teaches me some pirate lingo! So let’s hoist our sails and journey together once more.
19: 👵 The oldest woman in the world and frozen dogs
This episode we travel far back in time to look at some frozen dogs found in the Siberian tundra. These amazingly preserved animals are helping scientists understand the evolution and domestication of modern-day canines - could they be ancestors of the first Russian space dogs?We follow this with the life of Margaret Ann Neve, the first woman to live to 110 years and span three different centuries – truly a Guernsey Great!Please follow us on twitter @curichildpod and rate, review, subscribe and share the podcast.
18: 🍃 A load of hot air
Since the last episode Anton has turned 10 so as a little treat and a sign of his new levels of responsibility he selected the topic for this show. We’ll not reveal it here but it’s fun and maybe a tiny bit rude but still full of science, facts and history! Anton also has a lovely birthday message from the Flatpack History of Sweden podcast and we even had some fan art! Don’t forget we now have a website thecuriosityofachild.com and are on Twitter @curichildpod
🎂 Birthday Announcement!
Anton is soon to be 10 years old! I'd love if you could send him birthday wishes to @curichildpod on Twitter, or visit our website: https://thecuriosityofachild.com/ I know Anton would love some reviews for his birthday too! ;)
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Great wholsome effort
This is a fun podcast! Each episode is getting better over time, you can tell they are getting the hang of it.
As a father, it gives me the inspiration to feed my young children with all the wild and wacky facts of the world, fuel their imagination!
It's not just for kids! Give it a listen, I swear you'll learn lots you didn't know. (Think QI but done by a father and son!)
Fantastic fun for all the family
A very enjoyable podcast full of fun facts and interesting topics from history and science. The podcast is presented by a father and his young son and they discuss various things such as the history of spices - the dad makes his so taste them - and viruses often using sound effects to create little journeys and dramas to help tell the story. They also cover other topics such as fairies and witches at Halloween mixing tales with history and science. The son speaks so confidently for someone so young and brings a real charm to proceedings. Well worth a listen if you want something fun, engaging and with enough depth to be interesting for kids and adults alike.
Hoo when you have nothing to listen too.