Recreating Ancient Sourdough, Scam Me if You Can
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 251
- Sep 11, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:40:49 mins
Constant Wonder wants to know where you find wonder in your neighborhood! Call in and leave us a message at (855) 242-8298. We'll showcase several wonderful descriptions from people in our audience just like you! If we highlight your contribution, we'll send you some swag, so give us a call. Scientist Recreates 4,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sourdough Bread Guest: Seamus Blackley, father of the Xbox, physicist Father of the Xbox, tech scientist, and amateur gastroegyptologist, Seamus Blackley has recreated ancient Egyptian sourdough bread using 4,000-year-old yeast extracted, with help from Harvard University, from Egyptian pottery. Paralyzing Choice Guest: Sheena S. Iyengar, S.T. Lee Professor of Business, Management Division, Columbia Business School There are three assumptions we make which aren’t always true: 1) You must make your own choices; 2) The more choices you have the better; 3) Having choices is always better. Mushroom Possibilities Guest: Tradd Cotter, microbiologist, mycologist, organic gardener, and owner, Mushroom Mountain and Mycomatrix Mushrooms have a myriad of uses, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Scam Me If You Can Guest: Frank Abagnale, author, "Scam Me If You Can," "Catch Me If You Can," "The Art of the Steal" and "Stealing your Life" We talk to a former professional imposter and world-renowned authority on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cyber security to learn how to recognize a scam. He explains why public schools need to teach ethics, and he examines regret and redemption in his own life. Wonder and Tragedy In light of the 9/11 anniversary, Marcus thinks about the role of wonder in times of tragedy.