Invent Everything, Demography, Wild Edibles
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 284
- Oct 25, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:40:47 mins
You Know That Time You Got Stuck in the Distant Past...? Guest: Ryan North, writer of multiple award winning comics, and author of his most recent book, “How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler.” We took ages to develop things we really could have done much quicker. It was a process of dicovery that took ages. Today we are surrounded by many different gadgets that run our lives. These almost magic devices have a large power over our lives. But if we were dropped back into the past? Knowing how things work would be very helpful! Our guest first up today is going to help us with that! Economics and Hungry People Guest: Joel Cohen, Professor of Populations, Rockefeller University and Columbia University. There is a massive hunger problem all around the world. Using economics and demography, the study of populations, we might actually be able to solve it. Fantastic Bugs and How to Eat Them Guest: Daniella Martin, author of “Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the LastGreat Hope to Save the Planet,” host of Girl Meets Bug, the insect cooking/travel show, and blogger for Huffington Post. You could easily get all the protein you need from little critters. This hour we’re talking about wild edibles, including plants and bugs. We’ll be looking at what you can eat to save yourselfin the wilderness, orjust be adventurous out there, or maybe to save the planet. Wild Edibles Guest: Tom Smith. Professor of Life Sciences at BYU We might live in cities, and sleep in houses, but the wild world is all around us. Tom Smith teaches us a little about how to forage for food, and interact with the predators that still roam the wilds.