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Cribsheet, Dinosaur Mummy, Maud Lewis, Unhealthy Alcohol

Constant Wonder
  • Sep 16, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:41:05

Expecting Better Guest: Emily Oster, Professor, Economics, Brown University, and author, "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong—And What You Really Need to Know" and "Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool" Expecting moms are bombarded with advice, much of it unsolicited. Women can gain more confidence in their decision-making when they know how to examine the data, and reject it, if needed.  Cribsheet (originally aired May 10, 2019) Guest: Emily Oster, Professor, Economics, Brown University, and author, "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong—And What You Really Need to Know" and "Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool" We continue the conversation with Prof. Ostler and re-examine advice often given to new parents. Dinosaur Mummy Guest: Caleb Brown, Curator, Dinosaur Systematics and Evolution, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Alberta, Canada In March 2011, a mechanical shovel operator accidentally stumbled on a mummified dinosaur.  It was so well preserved that the contents of its guts were still inside. What we learn from this amazing specimen. Maud Lewis' Painted House Guest: Shannon Parker, Laufer Curator of Collections, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Known for her paintings of happy cats, colorful flowers, and bright ocean seascapes, Maud Lewis was one of Canada’s most important folk artists. She died in 1970, but her legacy lives on in the form of her painted house, preserved in its entirety in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  See the Maud Lewis collection here. Moderate Consumption of Alcohol May Not Be Healthy Guest: Tim Stockwell, Director, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria A number of studies recommend moderate alcohol consumption to lower your cholesterol, boost your immune system, and even expand your life span. But a closer look casts doubts on these findings.