Carlsbad Caverns, Purging Kids' Closets, The Imaginary King, Conspiracy Theories, Mini Book Club, Authentic TacosThe Lisa Show
- Jun 4, 2020
Lisa’s Adventure Club: Carlsbad Caverns (0:00:00) It’s time to pull out your spelunking gear, because we are taking you to Carlsbad Caverns National Park as part of our series on the National Parks. This natural treasure lies in the Chihuahan desert of New Mexico. And, it is truly a wonder for hikers and explorers alike. This is a place you might be interested in taking your family for a summer adventure. So here to guide us through the park and the activities available to visitors is Angelina Guerra. She is a park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns. Purging Your Kid’s Closet (0:15:20) It’s been a while since you looked inside your child’s closet. So, you muster up all your courage and open the door. There are shirts and pants on the floor, hangers bent this way and that, and there might be something moving on the floor. It’s time to purge your child’s closet. Joining us today is Gina James, mother, educator, and my know-it-all little sister. She’s here to share all the secrets to properly purging your child’s closet and room. The Imaginary King that Changed Europe (0:33:14) It’s pretty easy to feel ridiculous after realizing you were wrong about something so obviously made up, but at least you didn’t believe in it for 400 years. Back in the middle ages royalty in Europe made many important political decisions based on the myth of an imaginary king. Here to tell us about the story is Matteo Salvadore. He’s an associate professor of history at the American University of Sharjah and TED talk educator. Conspiracy Theories in a Crisis (0:52:44) Area 51, bigfoot, Tupac—we’ve all heard a few conspiracy theories in our lifetimes, gotten a good chuckle out of them, and then put them to bed. But this dismissal of conspiracy theories is not a universal reaction and there are many people who firmly stand by certain ones—especially right now during the pandemic. In fact, conspiracy theories have a tendency of popping up during crises. Remember 9/11 and all the conspiracy theories that followed that tragedy? To learn more about conspiracy theories and why they flourish during societal crises we invited Joe Pierre, a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Mini Book Club: Parent/Child Relationships (1:08:26) Rachel Wadham, of BYU Radio’s Worlds Awaiting, talks with Lisa and Richie about the best books that feature parent/child relationships. SpaceX Launch (1:21:13) Brandi Dean, Public Affairs specialist at NASA, talks with Richie about the recent SpaceX launch to take American astronauts to the International Space Station. Finding Authentic Tacos (1:33:01) When you hear the word “magic,” what comes to mind? Fairy dust, unicorns, diet coke? Those might all make it on the list. But what actually comes to my mind first, and I imagine to the mind of many people, are tacos. Now I’m not talking about your fast food, 99 cent tacos; rather, your spicy, authentic tacos that you wash down with a crisp Coca-Cola. Today we have Raul Ortega, the owner of Mariscos Jalisco, L.A.’s repeatedly top-rated taco shop, here to tell us what makes a taco authentic and how to find the best taco shop wherever you live. Show More...