6 episodes

Discovering the subjects and stories that get unjustly glossed over in life and education, brothers Ross and Jeremy Snyder bring you some of their favorite topics in science and history, from bafflingly brilliant fungi to astonishing revolutions in China. This is a podcast dedicated to the absurd, hilarious, and wondrous details that get left out of high school classes, and the ways that science and history make the world around us.

MICROCOSM - The hidden worlds of science and history Jeremy Snyder and Ross Snyder

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Discovering the subjects and stories that get unjustly glossed over in life and education, brothers Ross and Jeremy Snyder bring you some of their favorite topics in science and history, from bafflingly brilliant fungi to astonishing revolutions in China. This is a podcast dedicated to the absurd, hilarious, and wondrous details that get left out of high school classes, and the ways that science and history make the world around us.

    Pyramids and Propaganda

    Pyramids and Propaganda

    Join us in learning about Napoleon's conquest of Egypt before his international rise to fame. With everything from mass naval campaigns to vast systems of propaganda, Ross walks us through a little remembered chapter in French history and the incredible efforts by Napoleon to paint himself as an Islamic savior.  File Size: 58909 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

    The Story of Stardust

    The Story of Stardust

    Jeremy explains the origins of everything- the dramatic story of how an endless expanse of diffuse hydrogen was forged into the complex and dynamic universe of today, all through the thermonuclear furnace of stars. File Size: 62452 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

    Hijacking Hiroshima

    Hijacking Hiroshima

    Ross describes the unknown past behind the atomic bomb. After the United States dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, most Americans grew used to the idea that we did it to end the war and save U.S. lives. But where did this idea come from and does it have any truth to it? Check out this episode of Microcosm to learn about how  technology, politics, and the press created a gap between common knowledge and historical fact. File Size: 79625 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

    The Disappearing Squid

    The Disappearing Squid

    Jeremy explains some of the mechanisms and mysteries behind one of nature's greatest disappearing acts- the cephalopod. What gives fascinating animals like octopuses and squids the world's most versatile camouflage? Listen on to find out! File Size: 57530 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

    Mao's Furnace

    Mao's Furnace

    Ross explores the Great Leap Forward in China under Mao Zedong, an unprecedented push for rapid industrialization that turned into utter demographic disaster. One embodiment from this effort, the backyard furnace, stands as the perfect emblem of the denial and delusion that ultimately turned the Great Leap Forward into one of history's greatest leaps backward.  File Size: 71065 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

    The Fungus Among Us

    The Fungus Among Us

    Jeremy explores the incredible world of fungi. From the trees in your backyard to the ant colonies of Costa Rica, fungi are far more pervasive and complex than just your average mushroom, and play a hidden role in much more than you may suspect. File Size: 93946 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

shmudog78 ,

COOL!!

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Zimbabwe8990 ,

Brother Act

My new favorite! Basically listening to two curious college guys break down some of their favorite (lesser known) subjects, with infectious laughter, fun tangents and the ever-inquisitive "designated dingus" asking the stupid/not stupid questions. They cover revolutions, both human and scientific, and other amazing facets of everyday life, like ants farming fungus, and why we think the way we do about atomic bombs. Good stuff.

Gretchen769 ,

I love this podcast!!!!!!!!!!

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