Mix: The science cooking, pt. 4

Are you ready to mix it up? In this episode, we find out why oil and vinegar are like bickering siblings in the back seat of a car, what delicious food inspired the invention of the blender, and the most effective whisking technique (spoiler alert: it's probably not what you think). We also learn how the way we mix flour makes our baked goods either chewy or fluffy and we'll learn the best way to make brownies. Plus: our Moment of Um answers the question “Are bananas radioactive?” To make a donation to Brains On, head to brainson.org/donate

Samurai Vs. The Stink: The Science of Invasive Wildlife Species

Where in the world did all of these hungry stink bugs come from? How in the world can we stop the invasion in time to save our crops? And why in the world are scientists looking at the Samurai Wasp for the answer? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of invasive wildlife species!

The Road Trip to Outer Space

Got a long trip coming up? Turn it into an adventure into outer space! Marshall’s headed out on an intergalactic journey. He’s lined up the best episodes on astronomy for your road trip! See what it’s like to spend a year on Mars, take a wild ride through the solar system, find out if it’s possible to ship Co2 off our planet, search for alien life, and investigate black holes with the world’s top black hole hunter. You’ll be there in no time when time is flying by at warp speed!

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68: Why Is Milk White?

‘But Why’ heads to the farm to answer a whole herd of animal questions: How do cows make milk? Why do cows moo? Why do some animals eat grass? Why do pigs have curly tails? Why do pigs have more teats than cows? Why do eggs in the fridge not hatch? How do chicks grow in their eggs? Why do roosters crow? Why do horses have hooves? Why do horses stand up when they sleep? Why are some fences electric?

The nightmare videos of children’s YouTube — and what’s wrong with the internet today | James Bridle

https://download.ted.com/talks/JamesBridle_2018-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From “surprise egg” reveals and the “Finger Family Song” to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds — and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. “We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them,” Bridle says.

Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 3

Our knives are drawn and ready to mince and dice our way through the science of chopping. In this episode we'll find out what happens to that carrot you're chopping on a molecular level (spoiler alert: the knife never actually touches it!). We also visit a knifemaker's studio and talk to Splendid Table host Francis Lam to get his chopping tips. This is the third in a five part series on the science of cooking, made in collaboration with America's Test Kitchen Kids. For more recipes and information for young chefs, head to americastestkitchen.com/kids to sign up for their newsletter. And to to make a donation to Brains On, visit brainson.org/donate.

#58: The Importance of Fathers – Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)

We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this second of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!


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2:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.



Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!



Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.



Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!



Left Field Farms is a refreshing new dairy brand founded on a left field thought: just let the cow do its thing! Cows on most dairy farms eat GMO feed, but not at Left Field Farms! At Left Field Farms, cows eat a non-GMO food for a simpler, less processed diet providing wholesome non-GMO milk. Left Field Farms goes the extra mile to care for their cows. All of this makes for happy cows, and with happy cows comes delicious milk and coffee creamer. Next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take a fresh look and choose Left Field Farms!



Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.



Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!





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Can home cooking change the world? | Gastón Acurio

https://download.ted.com/talks/GastonAcurio_2018S-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008When Gastón Acurio started his now world-famous restaurant Astrid & Gastón in the 1990s, no one suspected that he would elevate the Peruvian home-cooking he grew up with to haute cuisine. Nearly thirty years and a storied career later, the chef wants the rest of us to embrace our culinary roots and transform the world with the meals we prepare each day. (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Oh Knuck-Crackers! The Science of Poppin’ Knuckles

It’s finger poppin’ time on Wow in the World, and this week, Mindy and Guy explore the science behind the SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP of our knuckles! Where in the world is that sound coming from?! Why in the world does it make some people so uncomfortable? And how in the world is it even made? Join in on an interesting quest for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of KNUCKLE CRACKING!