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A screenwriter/scientist type looks at Orphan Black: the science, the story and the sisters. We might talk about Rachel's brain, Greek mythology or the history of military/academic partnerships. Whatever it is, we'll also speculate wildly about future directions for the show. Join us.

You Won Science: An Orphan Black Podcast Liz Tracey

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A screenwriter/scientist type looks at Orphan Black: the science, the story and the sisters. We might talk about Rachel's brain, Greek mythology or the history of military/academic partnerships. Whatever it is, we'll also speculate wildly about future directions for the show. Join us.

    015 - Episode 14 The Science of Season 1 Pt 1

    015 - Episode 14 The Science of Season 1 Pt 1

    Orphan Black has been telling us we have to go back...so we're reviewing the science of Seasons 1 & 2: Neolutionism, stem cells, and more. This is the first of three parts, and we'll be releasing them while covering Season 4.

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    Crib notes for Season 4:

    Read about Donna Haraway, and Cosima Herter's essay about how Haraway's work influences Orphan Black: 

    http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/orphan-black/blog/2016/04/eat-medrink-me-and-the-trouble-with-cyborgs: Eat Me/Drink Me and the Trouble with Cyborgs


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    • 26 min
    014 - Episode 13: Variations Under Nature (SPOILER FREE REWATCH)

    014 - Episode 13: Variations Under Nature (SPOILER FREE REWATCH)

    We're talking about S1E3: How do you solve a problem like Dead Katja? What's the best approach for babysitting? And how hard is self-surgery post-rebar impalement?

    Also, we'll give a brief history of fingerprints, and answer the question of whether clones would indeed have identical ones.

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    Show Notes

    The History of Fingerprints

    Beavan, Colin. 2001. Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science. New York: Hyperion. (Book that emphasizes Faulds’ role, and really hates Galton.)

     

    Galton.org: Victorian polymath: geographer, meteorologist, tropical explorer, founder of differential psychology, inventor of fingerprint identification, pioneer of statistical correlation and regression, convinced hereditarian, eugenicist, proto-geneticist, half-cousin of Charles Darwin and best-selling author. (Contains all of Galton’s work on fingerprinting, as well as scans of the Nature letters from Herschel, Faulds and Galton. Thinks Faulds was a nobody whiner.)

     

    The forgotten pioneers of fingerprint science, G. S. Sodhi and Jasjeet Kaur, Current Science, 2005. (PDF) http://www.iisc.ernet.in/currsci/jan102005/185.pdf
    (Tells the stories of Haque’s and Bose’s contributions to the fingerprint classification system commonly known as the Henry System.)

     

    Adermatoglyphia: The Genetic Disorder Of People Born Without Fingerprints, Joseph Stromberg, smithsonian.com, January 14, 2014.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/adermatoglyphia-genetic-disorder-people-born-without-fingerprints-180949338/?no-ist

     

    The Claim: Identical Twins Have Identical Fingerprints. By ANAHAD O'CONNORNOV. 2, 2004, The New York Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/02/health/the-claim-identical-twins-have-identical-fingerprints.html?_r=0

    Wikipedia

    Fingerprint

    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fingerprint&oldid=704300924

    The Sepoy Rebellion/Indian Rebellion of 1857

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Rebellion_of_1857



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    • 25 min
    013 - Episode 12: Instinct (SPOILER FREE REWATCH Episode 2)

    013 - Episode 12: Instinct (SPOILER FREE REWATCH Episode 2)

    Episode 2 of our Spoiler Free Rewatch ramps up the drama, and brings Sarah Manning within striking distance of the answers she's been seeking. Little does she know, it just gets weirder from here.

     

     

    • 14 min
    012 - Episode 11- Natural Selection (SPOILER FREE REWATCH EPISODE 1)

    012 - Episode 11- Natural Selection (SPOILER FREE REWATCH EPISODE 1)

    Now that the Season 4 teasers have come out, it's time to rewatch Orphan Black until the April premiere! Join us for our Spoiler Free Episodes to tide you over until then. 

    This episode covers Season 1, Episode 1: Natural Selection, or Welcome Home, Sarah Manning!

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    Show Notes

    Charles Darwin Online:

    http://darwin-online.org.uk

    On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, &c.: 

    http://darwin-online.org.uk/EditorialIntroductions/Freeman_OntheOriginofSpecies.html

    EvoWiki: Discussion of Darwin and Racism
    http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/Darwin_himself_was_racist

    Wikipedia: Scientific Racism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific Racism

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    • 12 min
    Episode 010A: What To Watch During The Orphan Black Hiatus, Pt. 1

    Episode 010A: What To Watch During The Orphan Black Hiatus, Pt. 1

    Waiting for the return of Orphan Black is hard. We want to help.

    This is the first part of our survival series, offering shows to watch when you're not rewatching (Orphan Black.)

    NOTE: Episode 10B will be the first in our Rewatch series, covering Season 1, Episode 1: Natural Selection.

    Show Notes:

    Wired: Is Sense8 Too Radical For Critics?

    Dark Angel — Official FOX Trailer (2000)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8kkHMJyOYI

     

    Utopia Trailer Channel 4 UK (2013)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3gxwIqqzB4

     

    Sense8 Trailer — Netflix (2015)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKpKAlbJ7BQ

     

    Mr Robot Trailer — USA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug4fRXGyIak

     

    Humans Trailer — AMC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb2RTxKnmn8

     

     

    • 24 min
    010 Episode 009: Congratulations, It's a Healthy Bouncing Hiatus!

    010 Episode 009: Congratulations, It's a Healthy Bouncing Hiatus!

    In which we deal with our sadness at the end of Season 3, discuss the etymology of "neolution", talk about what our plans for the off-season are (hint: biweekly episodes, a rewatch of the series and the science never stops) and give a few more candidates for Season 4 episode title sources.

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    Things we mention in the episode:

    Anti-Intellectualism in American Life : Richard Hofstadter

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks : Rebecca Skloot

    The Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment


     

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

svpanchal ,

A lovely listen

A fantastic podcast which examines the science, mythology, history and art behind Orphan Black. This podcast is impeccably researched and manages to be engaging, funny and interesting all at once. That's a pretty tough balancing act, but Liz pulls it off with aplomb. I find myself wishing it was longer, but I can't imagine how much time and energy must go into research and production. I'd recommend this lovely podcast to anyone interested in the science, ideas or stories woven into Orphan Black.

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GREAT JOB!

WOW….You Won Science Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Liz. Keep bringing it.

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Terrific podcast but a little over my head.

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