Episode 09 – Absolutely Radiant

In our ninth episode, Julia illuminates us about the life and times of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the brilliant Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered radium and polonium [and blasted through some glass ceilings along the way]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “That’s Radioactive, Man!”

 

[Music:  1) The Crypts!, “Marie Curie,” 2015. Courtesy of The Crypts!, CC BY 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 08 – Strange Creatures

In our eighth episode, Lauren acquaints us with some bizarre fauna [and one exotic creature’s body part that still mystifies scientists]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz on “Animals–Weird or Not.”

[Music: 1) Montplaisir, “This tuning is so dramatic,” 2017. Courtesy of Montplaisir, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 07 – Ain’t No Mountains High Enough

In our seventh episode, Julia guides you to several of the highest summits in the world so that you don’t have to hike there yourself. Learn some useful mountain facts [and the longest place name in the English language]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “Purple Mountains Majesty”!

 

[Music:  1) Monroe Brothers (Charles and Bill), “On Some Foggy Mountain Top,” 1936.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 06 – Fashion Kills

In our sixth episode, Lauren takes us on a fabulous journey to the early haute couture ateliers of Europe [and divulges to us how Coco Chanel was “a piece of work”]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz titled “Fashion Kills”!

 

[Music: 1) Keith Jars, “Aquatic Kiss,” 2017. Courtesy of Keith Jars, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]