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This podcast is produced by a group of friends who decided to create an outlet to share the stories that they love, with everybody else. They believe that bones have qualities that capture the imagination. Whether fossilized, x-rayed, displayed in a museum, or just helping us move around, bones have stories to tell. Welcome to The Bone Lab.

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    • Natural Sciences

This podcast is produced by a group of friends who decided to create an outlet to share the stories that they love, with everybody else. They believe that bones have qualities that capture the imagination. Whether fossilized, x-rayed, displayed in a museum, or just helping us move around, bones have stories to tell. Welcome to The Bone Lab.

    Episode 9 - Unmaintained History

    Episode 9 - Unmaintained History

    Colma, California is an odd place: the dead outnumber the living. This imbalance arose through massive cemetery relocations to free up space in nearby San Francisco. In this episode, we unearth obscure Bay Area history with volunteers who work to identify human remains inadvertently unearthed during SF home renovations. This is a story of death and devotion in a city in flux. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    Episode 8 - Phossy Jaw

    Episode 8 - Phossy Jaw

    Early in the history of matchsticks, factory workers in London were plagued by a gruesome and debilitating illness: their jaw bones would glow green in the dark and eventually crumble apart. It was discovered that a chemical interaction was occurring between the combustible white phosphorus used in match heads, and the mineral comprising their own skeletons. This is a story about consumer convenience, occupational hazards, and some of the worst bosses in history. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 7 min
    Episode 7 - Curious Caskets: Sagada

    Episode 7 - Curious Caskets: Sagada

    Perhaps, there is nothing more human than the multitude of ways that we honor the dead. Each culture has its own attitude about death and its own funeral traditions. This episode is a story from a mountainous location in the Philippines where the native Igorot people suspend caskets high above a lush valley. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 6 min
    Episode 6 - Mystery Skeleton

    Episode 6 - Mystery Skeleton

    Have you ever wondered if there was a skeleton in your backyard? Would you know how to identify which bones were which? In this episode, we join a group of children as they try to assemble and identify the bones of a mystery skeleton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    Episode 5 - Patella Me A Story

    Episode 5 - Patella Me A Story

    In this episode, our founder, Kate, tells a story about soccer, knee pain, and some secret lab shenanigans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 6 min
    Episode 4 - Life and Limb

    Episode 4 - Life and Limb

    For some people, a chance life event can change everything. Injury or disease may require amputation- the loss of a limb. But not necessarily a loss of your game. In this episode, you’ll hear the story of these special athletes, the coaches that inspire them, and the doctors and that heal them. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

DanielleCOB ,

Great podcast!

Riveting stories on a podcast that's so much more than just bones. I can't wait to hear more!

7milern ,

I’m not the only one...

…who loves bones! So neat to find a podcast about a topic I am fascinated with! I was able to share the podcast information with another bone lover! Yeah! We were wondering if we were crazy because of our fascination with the architecture of the skeleton. So glad to find our tribe!

Janna Kay ,

Unique perspective!

Interesting, quirky and unique science... Super excited to hear more!

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