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Oct 20, 2020

How did soda, just flavored fizzy water, become so ubiquitous in today’s society? To find out, let’s dive in to the history of soda; It’s an astonishing tale featuring drugs, Roman baths, “curative” medicinal uses, and more!

 

In this episode I’m joined by Tristan Donovan, author of Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the...


Oct 13, 2020

Imagine taking an entire farm and putting it underwater in the ocean. 

Now imagine that the crops you grow don't need to be watered and don’t need pesticides, fertilizer, feed, or soil to grow. 

Then imagine that this farm soaks up loads of carbon and nitrogen to help mitigate global warming. 

And then imagine that...


Oct 6, 2020

You’ve probably been told that democracy is the ultimate, indisputable, best type of governance. But modern democracy is less than 250 years old―It’s largely an experiment with no previous track record!

 

Myself, and most others, would say that democracy is arguably the best form of governance. But perhaps there...


Sep 29, 2020

It's the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower! Maybe you learned about Plymouth and the Mayflower back in grade school but, if you’re like me, haven’t really thought about it much since.

 

This episode is a great refresher on the story of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. But, more importantly, it’s also a deep...


Sep 22, 2020

This is the story of Sealand, a micronation established on an abandoned WWII fort in international waters, seven miles off the shores of Britain!

 

Roy Bates, the visionary Prince of Sealand, and his 'micro Royal Family’ declared the Principality of Sealand in 1967. The founding of this country was marked by the...