Episode 37 – These Plants Can Kill You

In our 37th episode, Lauren digs up some dirt on a variety of plants that will do some serious damage to the human body. [BTW, don’t eat a whole bag full of dried apricot kernels… and DEFINITELY don’t pick your own wild mushrooms.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Poison Pen”!

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[Music:  1) Bell Biv Devoe, “Poison,” 1990; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 36 – General-ly Speaking

In our 36th episode, Julia gives the marching orders and commands our attention as we learn about some Very Important Generals of the U.S. Army and the major battles, campaigns, and operations they led. Later, enjoy a quiz called “‘General’ Knowledge”!

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[Music: 1) The United States Army Band – Pershing’s Own, “The Army Song (Band Only).” Courtesy of the United States Army Band; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

April 1 Special: Mister Information

Hello, and welcome to Mister Information– an offshoot trivia podcast for gents [and ladies] who kind of enjoy trivia but also sticking it to annoying teams at pub quiz.  In this very special episode, Steve and Josh fill in for your regular hostesses and discuss food science and trivia learned from Canada’s favorite actor-turned-rapper. Later, enjoy a quiz on Easter, Eggs, and Easter Eggs!

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[Music: 1) Lonely Punk, “Easter Island,” 2016. Courtesy of Lonely Punk, CC-BY-SA 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 35 – Moms in Space: The Voyager Program

In our 35th episode, Lauren takes us into the great beyond with the Voyager Program and highlights the women who helped to interpret the incredible photos and data received from these two probes. […Go ahead and get your giggles out now in anticipation of all the times we say “Uranus.”] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Gold Records”!

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[Music:  1) Daft Punk, “Voyager,” 2001; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 34 – The Original Muppet Man

In our 34th episode, Julia narrates the career and creations of the incredible Jim Henson. Reminisce about Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and those [scary] mid-80s movies. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Frog and Pig are Friends”!

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[Music:  1) The Muppets, “Mahna Mahna,” The Muppet Show, 1977; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 33 – Long Live the Queen

In our 33rd episode, Lauren regales us with the histories of the British queens regnant [a.k.a. “real-ass” queens], including deets about Victoria’s suuuuper hard crush on Albert. Later, enjoy a quiz called “YAS, Queens!!!”

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[Music: 1) RuPaul, “Sexy Drag Queen,” 2017. Courtesy of RuPaul, Standard YouTube license.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 32 – Welcome to Health Class (Anatomy 101)

In our 32nd episode, Julia lets some skeletons out of the closet and lectures us about the basics of the human body! Flash back to eighth grade health class [but without that awkward week where they separated the boys from the girls]. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Don’t Know Nothing About No Skellingtons”!

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[Music:  1) Gene Rayburn, Dee Finch, and the Ray Charles Singers, “Dry Bones,” 1951; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 31 – Diamonds are Forever

In our 31st episode, Lauren brings to light some fascinating facts about precious and semi-precious gemstones [including, of course, DYE-AH-MUNDs]. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend!”

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[Music:  1) Shirley Bassey, “Diamonds are Forever,” 1971; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 30 – Good Quiet Aunt Jane

In our 30th episode, Julia confabulates about the life and works of celebrated Regency author Jane Austen. [Even if you secretly haven’t read the books either, you certainly are familiar with some modern adaptations.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Scents and Spend-Abilities”!

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[Music:  1) Wanda Landowska, “Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith,” 1948. Courtesy of Wanda Landowska, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 29 – Moneyball (or, Baseball, Part 2)

Our 29th episode brings a special guest to the MissInfoPod recording studio! Andrew Gibson, Quantitative Analyst for MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, broadcasts important info on statistics in baseball and how teams today use data to build the best possible roster. Later, enjoy a quiz on “Sabre-metrics”!

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[Music: 1) The Intruders, “(Love is Like a) Baseball Game,” 1968; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]