40 episodes

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!

Be More Specific Teagan Mulford and Bekah Page

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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!

    What is a Firework?

    What is a Firework?

    What makes up a firework? Why do we feel the need to explode things in the sky? Learn all about these sparkly, loud, sky explosions today!
    Please drop us a review on whatever platform you prefer: https://www.bemorespecific.org/rate/
    Sources:
    https://www.americanpyro.com/history-of-fireworks#:~:text=Many%20historians%20believe%20that%20fireworks,air%20pockets%20in%20the%20bamboo.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireworks
    https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/evolution-fireworks
    https://time.com/4828701/first-fireworks-history-july-4th/
    http://www.thefireworksfirm.co.uk/25-interesting-facts-about-fireworks.php
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/14-fun-facts-about-fireworks-180951957/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/07/fireworks-in-pop-culture-the-history-of-a-clich/241328/
    https://www.britannica.com/story/why-do-americans-celebrate-independence-day-with-fireworks
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/the-hidden-toll-of-july-fourth-fireworks
    https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articlesbytopic/oxidationandreduction/chemmatters-oct2010-fireworks.pdf
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-13495-1_44
    https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Fireworks-Related-Injuries-and-Deaths-Spiked-During-the-COVID-19-Pandemic
    https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/faq/what-minerals-are-used-fireworks#:~:text=Explosions%3A%20gunpowder%20%E2%80%93%20the%20explosions%20in,in%20New%20Mexico%20and%20Utah.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What is the Most Dangerous Toy?

    What is the Most Dangerous Toy?

    Toys are safe right? Wr-well actually, yeah, most of the time. But sometimes, manufacturers forgot to notice some little (and big) problems before sending their creations to the masses! Also: Please don't forget to like and review us on Apple Podcasts!

    Toy photos will be posted on instagram but *also* we're working on our website, so stay tuned! 

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-01-07-fi-15974-story.html

    http://www.toyassociation.org/ta/advocacy/federal/standards/toys/advocacy/federal/us-safety-standards.aspx#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Consumer%20Product%20Safety,Safety%2C%20created%20under%20ASTM%20International.

    https://www.astm.org/f0963-17.html

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/childrens-products/g22851411/most-dangerous-toys/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_darts

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Consumer_Product_Safety_Commission

    https://www.eightieskids.com/you-wont-believe-the-reasons-why-these-toys-were-banned/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_rem_jurisdiction

    https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2003/CPSC-Announces-Results-of-Investigation-of-Yo-Yo-Water-Ball-Toys

    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2006/serious-injuries-prompt-recall-of-mattels-polly-pocket-magnetic-play-sets

    https://www.audubon.org/news/do-fireworks-cause-bird-deaths-what-do-fourth-july

    • 58 min
    Where Does Chocolate Come From?

    Where Does Chocolate Come From?

    What goes into that oh so delicious brown stuff? Why do people like it so much? How long has it been around? Get yourself a little treat, and settle in for this episode- all about Chocolate! 

    Recommended Reading, but TW: https://foodispower.org/human-labor-slavery/slavery-chocolate/

    Sources:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate

    https://foodispower.org/human-labor-slavery/slavery-chocolate/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE_lhU8SFTw

    https://thetakeout.com/why-hershey-s-chocolate-tastes-like-vomit-to-some-peopl-1846527404

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/economics-chocolate-180954224/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What Makes Bears So Great?

    What Makes Bears So Great?

    What makes bears so cool? Well, time to go camping and think about what makes bears so unbelievably perfect! These fluffy beasts are the best, so prepare to be swooned by their little ears. 

    Sources: https://bear.org/bears-as-imaginary-dragons/
    https://northamericannature.com/how-did-bears-evolve/
    https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46487
    https://www.bearsinmind.org/Page/The-evolution-of-bear-species
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_bears
    https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/bear/facts/behavior/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why Do People Wear Perfume?

    Why Do People Wear Perfume?

    Why be smelly? How long have humans applied smelly water to themselves? What's the weirdest scent? How can you buy the best perfume for you? Teagan and Bekah answer all these questions and MORE in this particularly fragrant episode! 

    Sources

    https://www.fragrancex.com/blog/strangest-perfume-ingredients/

    https://qbi.uq.edu.au/blog/2018/11/how-do-we-smell-things

    https://www.shayandblue.com/blogs/journal/how-is-perfume-made#:~:text=Many%20perfumes%20are%20made%20by,used%20during%20the%20manufacturing%20process.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary_water

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_perfume

    Fragrant by Mandy Aftel

    Perfumes and Spices by A.Hyatt Verrill

    Perfume by Richard Stamelman

    • 54 min
    What Are Tongues?

    What Are Tongues?

    What are tongues? How did we get them? How do animals use them? How much does Bekah hate them? (A lot).

    Sources:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue

    https://www.thecut.com/2016/05/the-complicated-reasons-why-you-like-some-foods-and-hate-others.html

    https://www.livescience.com/photos-weird-animal-tongues.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymothoa_exigua

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tongue-tie/symptoms-causes/syc-20378452

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1570891/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrapod

    https://www.scmp.com/video/asia/3144159/man-indias-longest-tongue-wants-taste-guinness-world-record-fame

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29144165#:~:text=A%201967%20study%20by%20GB,(3.1in)%20for%20women.

    https://www.ajinomoto.com/aboutus/umami/why-is-umami-important-to-us

    • 1 hr 9 min

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