Aztecs, Surgical Glue, King Arthur, Demography
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 286
- Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:05 mins
The Untold History of the Aztecs Guest: Camilla Townsend, Professor, History, Rutgers University, and author, "Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs" History is written by the victors, especially in the colonization of indigenous peoples. But the Aztecs wrote down their own history and it neither began nor ended with the Spanish conquest, and it’s much more complex than the story most of us know. Worm-Inspired Glue Mends Broken Hearts (Originally Aired on September 30, 2019) Guest: Jeff Karp, Associate Professor, Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Fixing heart defects is a notoriously difficult feat, and existing suturing technology can be dangerous. Jeff Karp, a biomedical engineer, has worked with a team of researchers to develop a new surgical glue. The best part? It’s inspired by worms! The Real King Arthur Originally Aired on: May 28, 2019 Guest: Leah Tether, faculty and Co-Director, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol Perhaps no legend in the English language has been as enduring as the story of King Arthur. Thousands of off-shoots and iterations of the central Arthurian ideas have led to story after story of chivalry, conquest, love and magic that could’ve filled the lifetime of a hundred different Arthurs. Where do the Arthurian tales come from? Who is the real Arthur? The Importance of Worldwide Education Guest: Joel Cohen, Professor, Populations, Rockefeller University and Columbia University How do you talk about education in countries where people don't even have secure food sources?