UFO Policy, Bring Back Gut Worms, Botanical Sexism, Barbacoa
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 184
- Jun 6, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:31:32 mins
The Navy Considers Reopening Military UFO Investigations Guest: Iain Boyd, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan The Navy has a problem. Seemingly super-powered, highly agile, aircrafts are flying around like they own America’s airspace. These UFOs startle even the most experienced and level-headed of pilots. Bringing Back Helpful Gut Worms Guest: William Parker, Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine Things that we think of as harmful to our bodies may actually be crucial to our health. Bacteria were once labeled as the universal enemy, but we now know some of them to be helpful. This might be the case for some parasites such as intestinal worms. BBQ Meets High School Sports Guest: Tommy Copeland, Teacher of Horticulture, and founder, Competitive Barbecue Team, Ennis High School As far as sports go, football reigns as arguably the most popular. To join in the action, fans tailgate, grilling and chilling before the game begins. Tailgating, and specifically barbequing, has become so popular that Texas has all-day high school barbeque competitions with awards for best beans, desserts, brisket, chicken, ribs. But for barbeque instructors like Tommy Copeland, teaching his team life lessons means a lot more than the meat. Are your allergies worse because of botanical sexism? Guest: Tom Ogren, horticulturalist, and author "The Allergy-Fighting Garden" You’ve heard the phrase “toxic masculinity"? We don’t do much with politics on Constant Wonder, but suffice it to say that a lot of people are worried that our culture puts too much emphasis on toughness, and doesn’t encourage young men, and the adults they become, to listen, to have empathy, to nurture. Now, politics is not our things here. But we are going to talk about toxic masculinity today – but we will be looking at trees, not humans. What’s in This? Slow-Roasted Barbacoa Guest: Nick Zukin, owner of Mi Mero Mole in downtown Portland, Oregon Nick Zukin explains where barbacoa comes from and what makes the real deal so good.