MICROCOSM - The hidden worlds of science and history
By Jeremy Snyder and Ross Snyder
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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.
||ExplicitPyramids 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||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 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: mp3Downl||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHijacking 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 do||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 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 S||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMao'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||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 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 Si||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
Very cool!!!! if you want to be cool listen to this!!!!!
I love this podcast!!!!!!!!!!
If you aren't listening to microcosm you're a macro looser