Can you...be more specific? An entomologist and a film student walk into a podcast, and come out with a question answered. Teagan (the entomologist) and Bekah (the film student) are asking the important (and unimportant) questions. Why do we laugh? What's a meme? Why can't we get rid of all mosquitoes? And whatever else tickles their fancy. New episodes every month!
Why Do We Buy Bottled Water?
Ah, the water bottle. A staple of news anchors desks, comic-con panels, sports camps, the floor of your car, etc! When did water bottles get so popular? Why plastic? How many water bottles are out there??? Answers to all these questions and more in this months episode of Be More Specific!
Show notes, sources and more can be found at bemorespecific.org!
What is Hair?
What is hair? What's it made of? Why do we have so much of it? Why don't chimps have as much? Why is some hair curly? All this and more are answered this month on Be More Specific!
For full notes, photos, and extras, visit bemorespecific.org
What Is Shampoo?
We lather our scalps with it, but what IS shampoo? When did it come to be, and why is Teagan insistent she needs a special one? What makes this "poo" so special?
Sources and more on www.bemorespecific.org
How Were Cats Domesticated?
How did humans domesticate cats...or did we? What's so great about these furry friends, and how long have they been man's best "animal that lives in my house I guess"?
Find sources, photos, and more on bemorespecific.org
When Did Blacksmithing Begin?
When did humans start heating up and manipulating metal? Turns out it was a long time ago, and we're still doing it now! Join us as we learn all about blacksmithing and the art of metal work!
Go to bemorespecific.org for notes, photos, and more fun!
Are You Liking Lichens?
Teagan and Bekah learn all about these fantastic symbiotic, pioneer, and super beautiful organisms! Come explore the wonderfully weird world of lichens!
Lichen photos, full references, and more on bemorespecific.org!
Follow us on instagram @bemorespecificpod and follow the Leavitt Lab Lichen Page @lichensirl for more fun facts and photos!
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The Ex-Anarchist Construction Worker Who Became a World-Renowned Scientist
How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology - The Atlantic
Queer Theory for Lichens | UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies
A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals on JSTOR
A beautiful podcast made by two beautiful women
I first listened to this podcast when I was in a dark place… I couldn’t turn the light in the bathroom. Within the first 17.5 minutes I was laughing so hard I began to fear for my life. Realizing the toilet wasn’t the most proper and decent way to die (and if my death would be anything I’d want it to be proper and decent), I threw myself out of the bathroom with my slacks around my ankles. The women began to laugh at me from the bathroom. Terror filled my soul and bowels. My roommate entered herein and upon seeing me in this position of great impropriety, began to point their finger in scorn. Excusing myself, I scooted in the most embarrassing fashion back to the restroom. The ladies once again cracked a witty quip about bears of all things! I began to hollar and guffaw so much so that I did indeed perish. Now I must possess the body of my dearest fried here in order to let all know how beautiful and precious this podcast is. After this I shall pass the veil into the great over yonder. Farewell my friends! And listen to this podcast!
If you dare…
A best friends podcast
Working within the constraints of the shows format these two best friends share what they have learned specifically for the subject at hand. They are terrible actors, which just makes the segways that much more fun to listen to. These two have the ability to brighten my day every time. Even though I could be called dad, I am also a fan.
This show is cool beans, and you should definitely listen to it! I’ve listened to podcasts before but this one is front and center on my playlist.