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  1. Daven

    The Greatest Practical Jokes

    Hook was a bit of a legend. 😉
  2. Simon once again shows his lack of knowledge of pop culture in perhaps the most poignant way yet.. 🙂
  3. @Adri Until you watch Thor Ragnarok. The perfect blend of action, comedy, and drama. 🙂
  4. A phenomenal way to rip a plane's wings off is to pull up like crazy when the plane is rapidly hurtling towards the ground. 😉
  5. Daven

    Animal Facts Series

    Ostriches are pretty amazing really.
  6. Daven

    Animal Facts Series

    @Kat That's awesome 🙂
  7. Daven

    Whats wrong with the livestream?

    All livestreamed episodes of the podcast will show up on the podcast feed within a week or so of the livestream. As for the livestream, we take it down and then cut out the beginning pre-amble where we make sure everything is working and then re-post it later on the BrainFood Show playlist on the channel:
  8. For anyone wanting to read a fuller account of the tale of George Eastman's death, go here.
  9. We live streamed the recording, if you caught that. 🙂 Otherwise no, unless Simon's mentioned it before on some episode and we've just completely forgotten. But usually I have a good memory for these things. 🙂
  10. Daven

    The Remarkable Sarah Hale

    "self-serving" is the phrase I was looking for in the part about Ben Franklin's argument as to why women should be educated. 🙂
  11. Daven

    podcasts at a reasonable interval?

    Well we got the episode in somehow, despite being on crappy hotel internet. That episode should be up probably at the latest by Monday. 🙂
  12. Daven

    The Macabre Series

    Well that escalated quickly.... ?
  13. Daven

    podcasts at a reasonable interval?

    Haha, I swear it will be more regular soon (sometime within 1-2 months definitely). Just some unexpected things came up both on the work side AND personal side in June and July that threw a wrench in things. And actually right now as well on the personal side, though we are going to attempt to record an episode tonight anyway even though I'm on crappy hotel internet from a little unexpected trip. We'll see how it goes. 🙂
  14. Like it when we ramble about random things? This episode's for you!
  15. Apparently completely out of Simon and my radar, World's Fairs are actually still a thing! ;-)
  16. Daven

    Episode 1: Throwing Tomatoes

    Discuss all things episode 1 in this thread! :-) Researchers: Karl Smallwood, Eddie Deezen, and Daven Hiskey Episode References: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D0DE1DD1538E033A2575BC2A9669D94629FD7CF&oref=slogin http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Historia_Augusta/Elagabalus/2*.html http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/history-protest-foods http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-ideas/dinner-food-facts/why-do-people-throw-tomatoes1.htm http://www.tomatocasual.com/2008/02/07/the-history-of-throwing-rotten-tomatoes/ http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=2&res=9D0DE1DD1538E033A2575BC2A9669D94629FD7CF&oref=slogin&oref=slogin http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2015/oct/05/history-egging-political-protest-britain http://www.pearsonhighered.com/samplechapter/0205360637.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespasian http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Suetonius/12Caesars/Vespasian*.html https://books.google.com/books?id=UVcuCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=Emperor+Elagabalus+snakes+audience&source=bl&ots=-rKW3tcjXP&sig=FTfserOF9hXjL7MzzbMgx7Z6slg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSqaHOg93KAhUX9GMKHR6lDesQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=Emperor Elagabalus snakes audience&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=AYUEAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT229&lpg=PT229&dq=Emperor+Elagabalus+snakes+gladiator&source=bl&ots=vxuGIvsx3v&sig=iMQLQHsDTvGJReUgdt8xk6cw-Dg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjphNjphN3KAhUC5WMKHa4UDjMQ6AEIKzAC#v=onepage&q=Emperor Elagabalus snakes gladiator&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=tQ_VAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT269&lpg=PT269&dq=Emperor+Elagabalus+snakes+spectators&source=bl&ots=hlZo1-Xzyn&sig=pF5c8PfoCSCDY2FKY0MVkCHVwZI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBqNL0hN3KAhUS2mMKHevhCg4Q6AEINDAE#v=onepage&q=Emperor Elagabalus snakes spectators&f=false http://www.bartleby.com/81/3634.html http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/arts/dance/designated-cheering-spectators-thrive-at-the-bolshoi-theater.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SxeuAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=roman+abramov+claque&source=bl&ots=dCAlAk7OjP&sig=Vn6qIaPg0Mec6yAWj6FRnehSRW0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FUE1VdP3A82s7AberIDIBg&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=roman abramov claque&f=false http://psychology.about.com/od/classicpsychologystudies/p/conformity.htm http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6146/647.abstract http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1902/09/09/page/12/article/laughter-and-tears-to-order https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=E1Z_wqOE3m0C&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=M.+Sauton+claque&source=bl&ots=_6iK0cKy5d&sig=NtDuETLt5Kuq1lSNRmADSjKK67I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zi41VeHWO4LW7Qav5YD4Ag&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=M. Sauton claque&f=false http://www.theatrehistory.com/french/claque001.html http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/11/when-the-beatles-got-pelted-with-jelly-beans/ http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/11/the-woman-who-batted-during-a-major-league-baseball-game/ http://h2g2.com/entry/A53440391 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=claque OED
  17. Daven

    Episode 1: Throwing Tomatoes

    Here you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJfgwMmCIP8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLlVZHiJnwc
  18. Monkey brain gonna' monkey....
  19. Daven

    New members welcome thread?

    Thanks RedPanda!
  20. Daven

    When is the podcast coming back?

    It's up 🙂
  21. Daven

    Women Listeners

    " which astonishes me because I find the content not remotely aimed at men over women... I mean, women like entertaining educational content too, right ?" Always surprises us too as I think we cover a wide enough array of topics to appeal to anyone, regardless of sex. Just for whatever reason edutainment stuff always seems to skew towards male audiences. Really don't understand why. 🙂 At some point I am going to bring on board a female host for some edutainment stuff and it will be interesting to see if the demographic data stays the same there or if we get a lot more female viewers/listeners in that case.
  22. Daven


    We're trying. 🙂 Super busy of late, but slowly but surely we'll ramp this back up! 🙂
  23. I know we've covered this one before ages ago on the channel, but I really love the story of Karl and Bertha Benz and couldn't resist doing it on the podcast ?