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Podcasts aren't Rocket Science, but this one is! Every episode tackles a new Aerospace topic ranging from engines, to space programs to how space impacts the human body. Aerospace Engineers, Henna and Anna, will find the inner Rocket Scientist in all of you! T - 3,2,1..... LIFTOFF!

But it is Rocket Science Anna and Henna

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Podcasts aren't Rocket Science, but this one is! Every episode tackles a new Aerospace topic ranging from engines, to space programs to how space impacts the human body. Aerospace Engineers, Henna and Anna, will find the inner Rocket Scientist in all of you! T - 3,2,1..... LIFTOFF!

    Episode 30: Astronaut Analog Mission Spotlight: HERA! - BIIRS Season 3

    Episode 30: Astronaut Analog Mission Spotlight: HERA! - BIIRS Season 3

    HERA is a mission done by NASA on planet Earth. Tune in to learn about analog missions, why this mission is so important for astronauts and how you can participate!

    We have Merch!!
    https://www.butitisrocketscience.com/shop

    Want to Apply to the HERA project?
    https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/hera

    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Anna's Sources:
    Andrianopoulos, Vasileios, et al. “Domains of Cognitive Function.” ResearchGate, Breath, 2017, www.researchgate.net/figure/Major-domains-of-cognitive-function_fig1_316673061.

    Basner, Mathias, et al. “Development and Validation of the Cognition Test Battery for Spaceflight.” Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, vol. 86, no. 11, 2015, pp. 942–952., doi:10.3357/amhp.4343.2015.

    “Hera • Facts and Information on Greek Goddess Hera.” Greek Gods & Goddesses, 7 Feb. 2017, greekgodsandgoddesses.net/goddesses/hera/.
    Mars, Kelli. “About HERA.” NASA, NASA, 26 May 2016, www.nasa.gov/analogs/hera/about.

    Nasrini, Jad, et al. “Cognitive Performance During Confinement and Sleep Restriction in NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA).” Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 11, 2020, doi:10.3389/fphys.2020.00394.

    Henna's Sources:
    “Human Research Program Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Facility and Capabilities Information.” NASA, ROI - Flight Analogs Human Research Program, July 2019, www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/2019_hera_facility_capabilities_information.pdf.

    Mars, Kelli. “About Analog Missions.” NASA, NASA, 17 Feb. 2016, www.nasa.gov/analogs/what-are-analog-missions.

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    Episode 29: Perseverance Skycrane, so crazy it worked! - BIIRS Season 3

    Episode 29: Perseverance Skycrane, so crazy it worked! - BIIRS Season 3

    The Perseverance Mars rover landed safely! Do you know how they did it? Listen up and learn all about the craziness that is the skycrane!

    WE HAVE MERCH! Check it out on our website ButItIsRocketScience.com

    You're Wrong About: https://yourewrongabout.com/
    Maintenance Phase: http://maintenancephase.com/
    Perseverance Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg

    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Anna's Sources:

    Administrator, NASA Content. “Curiosity's Sky Crane Maneuver, Artist's Concept.” NASA, NASA, 8 Oct. 2015, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/gallery/pia14839.html.

    Betz, Eric. “The Skycrane: How NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Land on Mars.” Astronomy.com, 18 Feb. 2021, astronomy.com/news/2021/02/skycrane-how-perseverance-will-land-on-mars.

    Coulter, Dauna. “Strange but True: Curiosity's Sky Crane.” Phys.org, Phys.org, 31 July 2012, phys.org/news/2012-07-strange-true-curiosity-sky-crane.html.

    “Curiosity's Skycrane Maneuver.” The Planetary Society, www.planetary.org/space-images/curiositys-skycrane-maneuver.

    “How Curiosity Will Land on Mars, Part 1: Entry.” The Planetary Society, www.planetary.org/articles/06221711-how-curiosity-land-part-1.

    “How Curiosity Will Land on Mars, Part 2: Descent.” The Planetary Society, www.planetary.org/articles/06290700-how-curiosity-land-part-2.

    “How Curiosity Will Land on Mars, Part 3: Skycrane and Landing.” The Planetary Society, www.planetary.org/articles/07060700-how-curiosity-land-part-3.

    “Watch Online: TV Schedule.” NASA, NASA, mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/.

    Henna's Sources:

    Berger, By Brian. “Helicopter Inspires NASA's Mars Lander.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 29 Nov. 2006, www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna15953785.

    Betz, Eric. “The Skycrane: How NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Land on Mars.” Astronomy.com, 18 Feb. 2021, astronomy.com/news/2021/02/skycrane-how-perseverance-will-land-on-mars.

    “Mars Exploration Rovers.” NASA, NASA, 7 Sept. 2019, mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/mars-exploration-rovers/.

    “Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_S-64_Skycrane.

    “The Sky Crane Solution.” NASA, NASA, appel.nasa.gov/2012/07/31/the-sky-crane-solution/#:~:text=The%20novel%20solution%20the%20MSL,essentially%20hover%20as%20it%20lowers.

    “The Sky Crane Solution.” NASA, NASA, appel.nasa.gov/2012/07/31/the-sky-crane-solution/#:~:text=The%20novel%20solution%20the%20MSL,essentially%20hover%20as%20it%20lowers.

    “Strange but True: Curiosity's Sky Crane.” NASA, NASA, science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/30jul_skycrane.

    “Viking 1 & 2.” NASA, NASA, 7 Sept. 2019, mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/viking-1-2/.

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    Episode 28 Space Debris: Earth's Orbiting Waste Yard - BIIRS Season 3

    Episode 28 Space Debris: Earth's Orbiting Waste Yard - BIIRS Season 3

    What is space junk? Space is so big, why is it a problem?? We'd love for you to join us as we discuss space debris and its fascinating history. Tune in to learn more!

    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Henna's Sources:
    “ARES.” NASA, NASA, www.orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/reentry/.

    “ESA Commissions World's First Space Debris Removal.” ESA, www.esa.int/Safety_Security/Clean_Space/ESA_commissions_world_s_first_space_debris_removal.

    Garcia, Mark. “Space Debris and Human Spacecraft.” NASA, NASA, 14 Apr. 2015, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html.

    Jessica DuronioMonday, November 16, and Jessica Duronio is a second-year graduate student at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. “The Need for US Leadership in Remediating Space Debris.” The Space Review: The Need for US Leadership in Remediating Space Debris, www.thespacereview.com/article/4068/1.

    Keeter, Bill. “Space Debris.” NASA, NASA, 5 Dec. 2018, www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/library/find/bibliographies/space_debris.

    Matignon, Louis de Gouyon. “The Kessler Syndrome and Space Debris.” Space Legal Issues, 18 June 2019, www.spacelegalissues.com/space-law-the-kessler-syndrome/.

    Matignon, Louis de Gouyon. “The Legal Status of Space Debris.” Space Legal Issues, 3 Aug. 2019, www.spacelegalissues.com/the-legal-status-of-space-debris/.

    Anna's Sources:
    “2007 Chinese Anti-Satellite Missile Test.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Chinese_anti-satellite_missile_test.

    “Anti-Satellite Weapon.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-satellite_weapon.

    Broad, William J. “Radioactive Debris in Space Threatens Satellites in Use.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 26 Feb. 1995, www.nytimes.com/1995/02/26/world/radioactive-debris-in-space-threatens-satellites-in-use.html?pagewanted=all.

    “Chernobyl Disaster.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster.

    “China's Anti-Satellite Test.” Council on Foreign Relations, Council on Foreign Relations, www.cfr.org/backgrounder/chinas-anti-satellite-test.

    Coldewey, Devin. “FCC Updates Orbital Debris Rules for the First Time since 2004.” TechCrunch, TechCrunch, 23 Apr. 2020, techcrunch.com/2020/04/23/fcc-updates-orbital-debris-rules-for-the-first-time-since-2004/.

    “Combined Space Operations Center.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Oct. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_Space_Operations_Center.
    “Fengyun.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 7 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fengyun.

    Harrington, Rebecca. “Dozens of Dead Nuclear Reactors Are Floating in Space, and They'll Eventually Hit the Earth.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 10 Mar. 2016, www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-powered-satellites-space-2016-3.

    “International Space Station.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station.

    Keeter, Bill. “Space Debris.” NASA, NASA, 5 Dec. 2018, www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/library/find/bibliographies/space_debris.

    “Kosmos 954.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_954.

    “List of Space Debris Producing Events.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_debris_producing_events.

    Michael ListnerMonday, February 13, et al. “Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 Three Years Later: Where Are We Now?” The Space Review: Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 Three Years Later: Where Are We Now?, www.thespacereview.com/article/2023/1.

    Secure World Foundation. 2009 Iridium Cosmos Collision Fact Sheet. swfound.org/media/6575/swf_iridium_cosmos_collision_fact_sheet_updated_2012.pdf.

    “Truly Global Communicatio

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    Episode 27: Solid Rocket Motors, are they really solid? - Rocket Fuel Episode 1

    Episode 27: Solid Rocket Motors, are they really solid? - Rocket Fuel Episode 1

    How much do you know about the different types of Rocket Fuel? Are solid rocket motors really solid? Welcome to the first episode of our "Rocket Fuel" series!

    Note from Anna: Love Island does not really take place on a island. My apologies to anyone who was mislead by this information. I am also not proud of the fact that I watch this show.

    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Anna's Sources:

    Basics of Space Flight: Rocket Propellants, www.braeunig.us/space/propel.htm.

    “PROPELLANTS.” NASA, NASA, history.nasa.gov/conghand/propelnt.htm.

    Rao, B. Nageswara. “Fracture of Solid Rocket Propellant Grains.” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 43, no. 3, 17 Sept. 1991, pp. 455–459., doi:10.1016/s0013-7944(92)90113-S.

    Richard Nakka's Experimental Rocketry Site, www.nakka-rocketry.net/impcalc.html.

    “Rocket Propulsion.” NASA, NASA, www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/rocket.

    “SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS.” NASA, NASA, science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/srb.html.

    “Solid Rocket Engine.” NASA, NASA, www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/srockth.html.

    “Solid-Propellant Rocket.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-propellant_rocket.

    “Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Solid_Rocket_Booster#Segment_cases.

    Henna's Sources:

    Chaturvedi, Shalini, and Pragnesh N. Dave. “Solid Propellants: AP/HTPB Composite Propellants.” Arabian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 12, no. 8, Dec. 2019, pp. 2061–2068., doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.12.033.

    DeLuca, Luigi T. “Highlights of Solid Rocket Propulsion History.” Chemical Rocket Propulsion, 2016, pp. 1015–1032., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27748-6_42.

    “Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxyl-terminated_polybutadiene.

    “ISRO Successfully Launches India's 42nd Communication Satellite CMS-01: The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel.” The Weather Channel, weather.com/en-IN/india/space/news/2020-12-17-isro-successfully-launches-indias-42nd-communication-satellite.

    “JATO.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 9 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO.

    Klager, K., and J.m. Wrightson. “RECENT ADVANCES IN SOLID PROPELLANT BINDER CHEMISTRY.” Mechanics and Chemistry of Solid Propellants, Pergamon, 27 June 2014, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781483198378500107.

    “M-V.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-V.

    “Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Feb. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_Satellite_Launch_Vehicle.

    “Solid-Propellant Rocket.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-propellant_rocket#Double-base_(DB)_propellants.

    Solon, Olivia. “Occultist Father of Rocketry 'Written out' of Nasa's History.” WIRED UK, WIRED UK, 4 Oct. 2017, www.wired.co.uk/article/jpl-jack-parsons.

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    Episode 26 Arecibo Observatory: Messages to our Cosmic Companions - BIIRS Season 3

    Episode 26 Arecibo Observatory: Messages to our Cosmic Companions - BIIRS Season 3

    Have you ever wondered how radio telescopes work? Why was the recent news on the Arecibo so important? Tune in to our latest episode to find out!

    Music from filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Henna's Sources:
    “Arecibo Message.” SETI Institute, www.seti.org/seti-institute/project/details/arecibo-message.

    “Arecibo Message.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message.

    “Arecibo Telescope.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Telescope.

    Arecibo: Facts and Figures, NSF, www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/arecibo/Arecibo_Fact_Sheet_11_20.pdf.

    “Electromagnetic Spectrum.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum.

    “Hulse–Taylor Binary.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulse%E2%80%93Taylor_binary.

    Hurley, Natasha. How Radio Telescopes Show Us Unseen Galaxies. YouTube, 16 May 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFEgRt2EH1g&t=333s&ab_channel=TED.

    “National Schools' Observatory.” Arecibo Observatory | National Schools' Observatory, www.schoolsobservatory.org/learn/eng/tels/groundtel/arecibo.

    “Neutron Star.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_star.

    “Pulsar.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsar.
    Radio Image, www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/image.html.

    “What Are Radio Telescopes?” National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 27 Nov. 2019, public.nrao.edu/telescopes/radio-telescopes/.

    Anna's Sources:
    Adee, Sally. “War by Any Means: The Story of DARPA.” New Scientist, 22 Mar. 2017, www.newscientist.com/article/2125337-war-by-any-means-the-story-of-darpa/.

    “American Nonprofit Research Institute.” SRI International, 19 Jan. 2021, www.sri.com/.

    “Arecibo Observatory.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory.

    “Arecibo, Puerto Rico Latitude Longitude.” Arecibo Latitude Longitude, latitudelongitude.org/pr/arecibo/.

    “Dwight D Eisenhower and Science and Technology.” Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial Commission, web.archive.org/web/20101027163454/eisenhowermemorial.org/onepage/IKE%20%26%20Science.Oct08.EN.FINAL%20%28v2%29.pdf.

    “F Region.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., www.britannica.com/science/F-region.

    Gohd, Chelsea. “China Is Opening the World's Largest Radio Telescope up to International Scientists.” Space.com, Space, 18 Dec. 2020, www.space.com/china-fast-radio-telescope-open-international-scientists.

    History.com Editors. “Red Scare.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 1 June 2010, www.history.com/topics/cold-war/red-scare.

    History.com Editors. “The 1950s.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 17 June 2010, www.history.com/topics/cold-war/1950s.

    “Milestones:NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, 1963.” Milestones:NAIC/Arecibo Radiotelescope, 1963 - Engineering and Technology History Wiki, ethw.org/Milestones:NAIC/Arecibo_Radiotelescope,_1963.

    “Milutin Milankovitch.” NASA, NASA, earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/Milankovitch/milankovitch_2.php#:~:text=Obliquity%20(change%20in%20axial%20tilt)&text=Today%2C%20the%20Earth's%20axis%20is,between%2022.1%20and%2024.5%20degrees.

    “National Science Foundation - Where Discoveries Begin.” US NSF - Dear Colleague Letter: National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) (NSF 09-014), www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09014/nsf09014.jsp.
    Tracking Solar Flares, solar-center.stanford.edu/SID/activities/ionosphere.html.

    Witze, Alexandra. “Gut-Wrenching Footage Documents Arecibo Telescope's Collapse.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 2 Dec. 2020, www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03421-y.

    Witze, Alexandra. “Legendary Arecibo Telesc

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 25 Reduced Gravity Aircraft: What is the Vomit Comet anyway? - BIIRS Season 3

    Episode 25 Reduced Gravity Aircraft: What is the Vomit Comet anyway? - BIIRS Season 3

    Happy New Year, Space Cadets! We are so excited to be back! Have you ever wondered what the Vomit Comet was? How do those anti-gravity simulator airplanes work anyway? Come hang out with us, your friendly neighborhood Aerospace Engineers, and learn all about Reduced Gravity Aircraft!

    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Tyrant" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Anna's Sources:

    “Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-135_Stratotanker.

    Dunbar, Brian. “It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's a Student?” NASA, NASA, www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_ZeroGravity.html.

    “Falcon 1.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 5 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_1.

    HABER, F, and H HABER. “Possible methods of producing the gravity-free state for medical research.” The Journal of aviation medicine vol. 21,5 (1950): 395-400.

    Possible Methods of Producing the Gravity-Free State for Medical Research, PDF Copy: https://motamem.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/space-medicine-classics-parabolic-flight.pdf

    “Heinz Haber.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Haber.

    “Home - ZERO-G.” ZERO, 17 Dec. 2020, www.gozerog.com/home/.

    pwood@news-gazette.com, Paul Wood. “New Chancellor Took Her Own Path.” Gazette, 25 June 2019, www.news-gazette.com/news/new-chancellor-took-her-own-path/article_83ee0f63-96a4-5ae5-85b1-61595156d4c0.html.

    “Reduced-Gravity Aircraft.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduced-gravity_aircraft#cite_note-3.

    “Shih-Chun Wang.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shih-Chun_Wang#cite_note-news-gazette.com-7.

    Henna's Sources:
    Karmali, Faisal, and Mark Shelhamer. “The Dynamics of Parabolic Flight: Flight Characteristics and Passenger Percepts.” Acta Astronautica, Pergamon, 27 June 2008, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576508001574.

    “Reduced-Gravity Aircraft.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduced-gravity_aircraft#cite_note-3.

    Charlene Brooks, et al. “Free Falling: the Science of Weightlessness.” Science in the News, 18 Oct. 2018, sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/free-falling-the-science-of-weightlessness/.

    • 36 min

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We absolutely need more podcasts like this, particularly this podcast I LOVE ALIENS 👽 I love space but not as much as I love aliens. I am in love with good quality audio and speculation about aliens. Please keep the good work up! Love & Light Stay In the Positive B. 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍

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Fantastically entertaining

These topics are interesting even if you’re not an aeronaut. Thank you for making it accessible! I have to admit I don’t understand some things but entertaining none the less.

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But it is awesome

Great podcast Henna and Anna are very smart and talk about so much I definitely recommend listening they will teach you something new in every episode they always have super interesting topics to talk about this is an awesome podcast

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