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Podcast Episode #1059: “The Best Life Opera (Act 2)”

Monday, March 15th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1059, we hear the second act—a breathgiving look at all the zillions of species of life, gathered together in one big room—of “The Best Life”, a mini-opera which debuted in 2015 at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Ceremony.

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Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

Podcast Episode #1058: “How Kids Learn to Say ‘Trick or Treat’”

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1058, Marc Abrahams and psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason dip into one of JBJ’s famous studies—this one about how young children learn to say “Trick or Treat!”.

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Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

The Acquisition of Routines in Child Language,” Jean Berko Gleason and Sandra Weintraub, Language in Society, vol. 5, no. 2, August 1976, pp. 129-36.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

Podcast Episode #1057: “Fifty Shades, by Gray”

Monday, March 1st, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1057, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to physicist Melissa Franklin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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Melissa Franklin encounters:

The Science of Style: In Fashion, Colors Should Match Only Moderately,” Kurt Gray, Peter Schmitt, Nina Strohminger, Karim S. Kassam, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 7, 2014, e102772. 

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

Podcast Episode #1056: “Egg in Your Eye”

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1056, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public.

Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

‘Here’s Egg in Your Eye’: A Prospective Study of Blunt Ocular Trauma Resulting from Thrown Eggs,” R.M.K. Stewart, J.M. Durnian, and M. C. Briggs, Emergency Medical Journal, vol. 23, 2006, pp. 756-8. 

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

Podcast Episode #1055: “The Best Life” Opera (Act 1)

Monday, February 15th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1055, Marc Abrahams presents the first act of “The Best Life”, a mini-opera which debuted in 2015 at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Ceremony.

Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, AntennaPod, BeyondPod and elsewhere!

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