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This post was written by guest blogger Elizabeth Green Musselman.* One year ago I began producing The Missing Link, a monthly podcast on the history of science, medicine, and technology. In case you are unfamiliar with the world of podcasting, which is a type of audio blogging that began in 2005, let me give you…

I don’t make it a point to keep up with the goings on at Lower Blakemere Farm, Blakemere, Herefordshire (UK). But they have a very well-developed series of podcasts that let me do so anyhow. Here then, with a great name: Wiggly Wigglers. Criminy, there’s a lot — they’re up to #144. Fun to listen…

New Zealand and Canada both “received a significant number of settlers from Scotland and Ireland. Did these groups bring a particular set of land management techniques with them that had a particular impact on the landscape and environment? Did a particular conservation ethic develop among Scottish and Irish settlers?” Find out in this new environmental…

At “The Missing Link.” In three parts. By historian Elizabeth Green Musselman. Part I (her episode 8): The Ghost in the Machine. Or, the deep history of scientific method, and how the rules evolved to the point where intelligent design cannot follow them. Part II: Evolution, Communism and Other “Dirty” Words. Or, How did the…

The Great Pacific Trash Vortex

Not just floating around the northern Pacific Ocean, it’s now on podcast too. image from Greenpeace via Treehugger To the likes of the New York Times Magazine “Sea of trash” and Harper’s “Moby Duck”, please welcome Jody Roberts’ voice to the bibliography of garbage swirling around the sea. It’s all here in this Distillation’s podcast,…

Here’s a site with a slew of podcasts about science, Earth & Sky: A Clear Voice for Science. I found it because a colleague in my department, Rosalyn Berne, was being interviewed about her book on Nanotechnology and Ethics. But there are tons more, including Michael Pollan, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus (authors of the…

Elizabeth Musselman, an historian of science at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, produces a wonderful series of podcasts called The Missing Link. You should all know about it. (It’s Bertrand Russell)