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Gardens are more than collections of plants. Gardens and Gardeners are intersectional spaces and agents for positive change in our world. Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio program & podcast exploring what we mean when we garden. Through thoughtful conversations with growers, gardeners, naturalists, scientists, artists and thinkers, Cultivating Place illustrates the many ways in which gardens are integral to our natura ...
 
This podcast series presents recordings of talks given at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History as part of its public programme of events. The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and public events.
 
The Natural History of Chocolate being a Distinct and Particular Account of the Cocoa-tree, its Growth and Culture, and the Preparation, Excellent Properties, and Medicinal Virtues of its Fruit. Wherein the Errors of those who have wrote upon this Subject are discovered; the Best Way of Making Chocolate is explained; and several Uncommon Medicines drawn from it, are communicated. - Summary by D. de Quelus
 
With the 2006 acquisition of the Burndy Library (a collection of nearly 70,000 items), The Huntington became one the top institutions in the world for the study of the history of science and technology. In November 2008, The Huntington opened Dibner Hall of the History of Science, which features the permanent exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Change the World.” It includes galleries devoted to astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light. In lectures and interviews, curators and s ...
 
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The M Files Podcast

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The M Files Podcast

John Woodward, Valerie Innella Maiers, Patti Wood-Finkle

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From big cities to small towns, museums are everywhere. From natural history to art and everything in between, museums speak to different interests and backgrounds. Now peek behind the curtain and learn more about the museum world. Welcome to The M Files! Listen in as three museum professionals share and discuss professional topics and news impacting the museum world, along with interviews from museum colleagues from across the United States.
 
Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period of idleness to recover, hence the title of the book. It's not just a work of ornithology, but a personal memoir of the people and natural history of Patagonia. - Summary by Kevin Davidson
 
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Wild Crimes

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Wild Crimes

The Natural History Museum, London

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Wildlife crime is one of the biggest illegal businesses in the world. Join us on a global tour as we uncover its dark underbelly. In this Natural History Museum podcast, discover some of the most shocking, sensational and sinister crimes committed against the natural world, and hear from the people working to end them.
 
The Natural Reward podcast will focus on questions of innovation, progress and advancement in the evolution of life. We will discuss the evolution of scientific theories, how to think critically about science, and questions of progress and advancement in technology and human culture. The Natural Reward podcast will cover the philosophy and history of science, evolutionary theory, and economic theory. Music by Christian Bjoerklund.
 
Taking you down the path of some of history's worst nuclear disasters. Covering everything from the mistakes that cause reactor fails, freak natural disasters that cause the most unforeseen circumstances to simple inexperience and everything in between. No matter the case the world was not ready for this fallout.
 
Broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough and producer Anthony Geffen discuss the new app, Natural History Museum Alive. The app features some of the museum’s most striking extinct specimens, exclusive footage and imagery, and guidance from David Attenborough himself. Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
 
The History Workshop Podcast explores the "history of the present" -- reflecting on the social forces that are changing our world, discussing new ideas and approaches to history, and talking with leading scholars, activists and writers about the histories and experiences that are often unknown and unseen. Welcome to our podcast channel.
 
The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center in Lāna‘i City was established in 2007, and is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Our programs seek to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of Lāna‘i's legacy landscape by preserving, interpreting and celebrating its natural history, Hawaiian traditions, diverse heritage and cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.
 
Sourcing accurate scientific information can be difficult in this age of polarized content. The goal of the podcast is to give you the opportunity to hear directly from the experts, through long-form conservation about natural history and conservation. This podcast is produced by the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society in partnership with the Oregon Wildlife Foundation. Hosted by John Goodell. John is a wildlife biologist, curator, and conservation educator. He is the President of the Ore ...
 
As one of the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. The Inside NATURE podcast picks up where the film series leaves off. We speak to filmmakers behind some of NATURE’s greatest films, track down updates on animal characters from past episodes, and go beyond the headlines to talk with experts on the frontline of wildlife research and conservation.
 
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Rusty Hinges

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Rusty Hinges

Basement Fort Productions LLC

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The world can be a mysterious place. It can also be a boring place, so let’s focus on the mysterious. Rusty Hinges is a podcast that explores mysteries, hoaxes, natural phenomena, and weird history. Basically, anything that’s a bit… hinky.
 
"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather i ...
 
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The Conversationalist

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The Conversationalist

A podcast on the history of science from the University of Oxford.

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The Constructing Scientific Communities Project explores citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries. It brings together historical and literary research in the nineteenth century with contemporary scientific practice, looking at the ways in which patterns of popular communication and engagement in nineteenth-century science can offer models for current practice. The project is based at the Universities of Oxford and Leicester, in partnership with three significant scientific institutions ...
 
Welcome to Making a Splash: the arts and culture podcast that celebrates swimming and the sea. Host Amber Butchart is a keen but incredibly unaccomplished sea swimmer, who wants to investigate how swimming and the ocean inspire art, literature, design and culture. Covering areas including myth & folklore, health & wellness, pop culture, literature, art & design, environment & sustainability and natural history, this is the podcast for everyone who has an affinity with water. Guests range fro ...
 
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Horrible History

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Horrible History

Emily Barlean and Rachel Everett

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Every city has its own horrible history. Each week hosts Emily Barlean and Rachel Everett will venture to two new cities and do a deep dive into a piece of history that you won't read about in the travel brochures – all the horrible, tragic and traumatic things that have happened in the history of the world.
 
A is for Anthropocene: Living in the Age of Humanity is a bi-weekly podcast that digs into the multitude of questions about human impact on our planet. Host Sloan MacRae and Steve Tonsor interview experts in science and the arts to tackle tough issues like climate change and species decline without giving up hope that we can still leave the Earth in excellent condition for generations to come.
 
Currently featuring: Garth Nix Reads the first chapter from Lord Sunday, the final volume in the Keys to the Kingdom series. A selection of audio highlights and extracts from new and upcoming titles in the Allen & Unwin catalogues Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" eight times including the inaugural award in 1992 and six times since 2000. We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a ...
 
We are a pair of online game streamers who take a fascination with the paranormal and the histories that surround them. Follow us as we go over a range of events and topics, both local and global as we unravel the strange happenings and discuss the historical validity involved with them. Brandon is a true believer in the paranormal while Travis is a natural-born skeptic. We take this relationship as a means to try to bring the truth to the strange happenings throughout history. We hope you e ...
 
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Mike Sullivan is the author of the trees in San Francisco, Jason De Wees is a horticulturist and author of Designing with Palms and Richard Turner is a designer and consultant, the Emeritus Editor of Pacific horticulture, and co-editor of the trees of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.The three men got together in the early days of the Pandemic and…
 
At the time local radio stations were announcing the storm, like I said, as a “Snowmageddon”, a cute play on the mix of snow and armageddon. It was cute and easy but really does no one any good. A total of 177 cm, 68" or 51/2 FEET of snow fell during a 102-hour period...and in that, it snowed hard during a total of 98 of those 102 hours….including …
 
The National Christmas Tree is a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D. C. Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated as a Christmas tree. Every year, early in December, the tree is traditionally lit by the President of the United States Every president since Franklin D. R…
 
In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, Elly Robson is in conversation with Professor Vinita Damodaran and Professor Harriet Ritvo to look at the ways that we know nature and how these have been political, in the past and today. Together, they discuss the rise of scientific expertise, its entanglement in projects of empire, and how it has …
 
According to the Thai Meteorological Department’s Automatic Weather Station (AWS), over 500 millilitres of rain fell over a 7-day period starting on December 1st and lasting through the 7th in 2016. It would be recognized as the worst flood in over 30 years in the southern part of the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
The city of Vicksburg lies hard against the Mississippi River at a sharp bend in that river. Located on a high bluff on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Louisiana, Vicksburg was built by French colonists in 1719. It was incorporated as Vicksburg in 1825 named after Methodist missionary Newitt Vick. In the American Civil War, it wa…
 
This story was a featured in the hit television series The Crown. The Great Smog is the central event of season 1, episode 4 on the popular Netflix program. Fans of the sci-fi cult classic Doctor Who, will remember when "The Great Smog" was the setting of the audio play "The Creeping Death". And the The Boris Starling novel Visibility is also set i…
 
The North Carolina ice storm of 2002 caused up to an inch of freezing rain from December 4 into December 5 in central North Carolina. A total of 24 people were killed, and as many as 1.8 million people were left without electricity. Power outages began December 4, and power was not completely restored until December 14. Raleigh got the most freezin…
 
The Great Smog of London, or Great Smog of 1952, was a severe air pollution event that affected the British capital in early December 1952. A period of unusually cold weather, combined with a large region of high pressure and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants—mostly arising from the use of coal—to form a thick layer of smog over th…
 
It was to be celebrated as the 50th Grey Cup Championship. It was played in 1962, in Toronto at an outdoor stadium, that laid right along the shores of Lake Ontario. Already sounds like a bad idea and It remains the only Grey Cup game ever suspended during play...starting on Saturday the 1st and wrapping up on Sunday, the 2nd. Learn more about your…
 
On today's episode, Rachel heads to Crested Butte, CO to discuss a mining disaster. Then, Emily heads to Dublin, Ireland to share the legend of Dorcus "Darkey" Kelly and the possible new findings about her true past. Hopefully, you're horrified! Learn more about Horrible History, contact us and check out our new merch store at: www.horriblehistoryp…
 
Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on Unsupervised Learning, Razib is joined by Tim Lee, a former columnist at the Washington Post, Ars Technica, and Vox.com, to discuss his new project, Full Stack Economics, a newsletter on economics, technology, and public policy. The conversation jumps directly into a major issue facing many …
 
Unusual early winter cold moved out of Canada in the last week of November 1896. Few low temperature records were set but the cold was persistent and held sway from Mississippi and Alabama across Georgia and all the way to the Carolinas. Fortunately for the first few days of the cold outbreak there was no precipitation. Then on December 1, 1896, a …
 
For the storm to create so much chaos that Ten train cars went off their tracks in the middle of a busy day in Ohio, this was a storm that needed to be investigated further. The crashed train cars narrowly missed the main electrical feed that provides power to Amherst's 12,000 residents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
Rain fell in San Francisco often in the first half of November 1876 and it would seem that the winter or rainy season, along the west coast of the United States might turn out rather wet. December averages almost a dozen days of rain in the month with rainfall totals close to 4 inches on the average. No rain fell on December 1, 1876, not on the sec…
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges, who was asleep on her living room couch at the time the object came crashing into and through her house. Normally we hear of meteorites falling into the ocean or driving into one of Earth's more open and remote places; so this was a crazy thing to even consider happening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a…
 
Today’s episode features stories from London and New Jersey. Reasons to Listen this Week: Pork puns A fatberg Toilet talk Ass jokes The perils of naked cycling A banned tanning mom An alien love story Contact Us: Instagram: @horriblehistorypod Twitter: @thehorriblepod Email: horriblehistorypodcast@gmail.com Support Your Hosts: Learn all about your …
 
n Buffalo, New York, during November, snow falls an average of 4.9 days and averages and monthly accumulation of 7.9" of snow. In Buffalo, during the entire year, snow falls for 61 days, and averages 94.7". On November 30, 2001 the weather record books closed for the month in Buffalo. Amazingly no snow, not even a trace was reported for the entire …
 
Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the origins of the National Flood Insurance Program and its consequences and then examine a new financialization scheme in disaster relief money. Links and notes for Ep. 401 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/AFD-Ep-401-Links-and-Notes-National-Flood-Insurance-Program.pdf Theme musi…
 
It was a Black Friday that much is true but this disaster left 17 people dead and 114 injured in a series of chain-reaction accidents. The California Highway Patrol who tended to this said that at least 93 cars and 11 transport trucks crashed into each other in the middle of the afternoon along a tiny 1 1/2-mile stretch of the highway. Learn more a…
 
Red River, New Mexico area has a rich history. Indigenous Apaches established settlements in the region hundreds of years ago. Fur trappers and prospectors moved into the area as they named River City, as Red River was first called. Hundreds of gold, silver and copper mines were carved into the mountain with names like Golden Treasure, Silver King …
 
On November 28, 1973, warm, humid air moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico out ahead of a strong cold front fed violent weather in the lower Ohio Valley and all across the southern United States. Tornadoes and flash floods killed 3 people and injured more than 600 during the day. 9 twisters touched down in southern Louisiana, northern Alabama, …
 
The blizzard of 1977 hit western New York as well as southern Ontario from January 28 to February 1. Daily winds gusted over 110km/h (up to 70 mph). Snowfall totals in some areas were as much as 100 inches...that’s over 2.5 METERS PLUS drifts as high as 30 to 40 ft!!. Then the next day a severe temperature drop turned the wet melted snow all over t…
 
The famous "Portland" storm struck off Cape Cod on November 27, 1898 with loss of 200 lives in strong winds and heavy wind whipped snowfall across southern New England. Many were lost in 50 small vessels to the raging sea off the coast. 27” of snow fell in New London, CT. 15" at Waterbury, CT. A peak wind of 72 mph was recorded at Boston. Boston re…
 
For this edition of the M Files, Patti, Val, and John chat with their good friend and long-time colleague, Dan Brosz. Dan is Arts and Community Director for the North Carolina Arts Council. He previously worked as the Curator of Collections for the South Dakota State Historical Society. He also work with the Association of South Dakota Museums (ASD…
 
Lightning and heavy rain opened up early and pushed back the start of the game by 25 minutes at the Steeler’s home park Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers won by ONE field goal; that’s right, final score: 3-0!! AND THAT field goal came with only 17 seconds left in the game!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
The Queen Elizabeth Way – better known as the QEW is the major super highway that runs from Niagara Falls across southern Ontario to Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one the world’s major metropolises. Each day hundreds of thousands of travelers, computers and others travel the highway. On November 26, 1983 a bitter cold airmass had settled in ov…
 
This week I’m thankful for my own garden, of course, but also for the good fresh food grown for all of us by so many hard-working souls wherever you are, from San Francisco to Cincinnati to Syracuse, and here where I am. Pyramid Farms is a small organic, integrated family farm of humans led by Matthew Martin and Lisa Carle. Famous for the carrots, …
 
November 25th, 1950 and this was the Canadian football championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Grey Cup has been part of the Canadian pro football scene since as far back as 1909, when the trophy itself was donated by Governor General Earl Grey for the Canadian football championship. Learn more abou…
 
Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on Unsupervised Learning, researcher, blogger, and essayist Tanner Greer joins Razib to consider the challenges facing conservatism in America today, the future of China and its relationship to the US. Much of Tanner’s extensive research and analysis are featured on his excellent weblog, The Sc…
 
This week we’re in the town of Campden, Gloucestershire. The date August 16th, 1660. William Harrison, the ageing rent collector - disappears while on a two mile walk to Charringworth. A local man is arrested, and a disturbing tale of betrayal emerges - but was any of it true? The blog post of the episode is here. Check out the blog at historyandim…
 
We've got a fun episode for you today! First, Emily heads to Berkshire County, England to talk about the time that Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Then, Rachel goes to Princeton, New Jersey to share the gritty details about Einstein's brain-napping! Trigger Warning: suicidal ideation Learn more about Horrible History, contact us and check …
 
On November 25, 1950, one of the greatest November storms in recorded North American History blasted the eastern half of the United States and Canada with unprecedented early season snow and cold, paralyzing the region for more than a week and causing untold damage and suffering. Cold air had been scarce in the lower 48 states in November, but was …
 
Ridley Road has recently gained attention as the subject of a new BBC drama about the revival of fascism in 1960s London and the anti-fascist action taken by the Jewish community in East London. Ridley Road Market has been around for almost 140 years and has been described as a “hub of connection, interconnections and social interaction”. Historica…
 
At the height of the windstorm, Toronto Hydro said approximately 10,000 customers were without power in the west and north end of the city. While across the province, approximately 87,000 customers were in the dark, according to Hydro One. In the province of Quebec, 53,600 Hydro-Quebec customers were without power. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Lookout Mountain rises 1700 feet above the Tennessee Valley, its steep sides protruding to the sky. The northern end the mountain is surrounded on three sides by a near vertical rock wall that has afforded protection to the occupants of the top for hundreds of years. The mountain is known for a weather phenomenon that occurs from 3-5 times a year. …
 
Today’s episode features stories from San Francisco, CA and vampire crimes / jokes. Reasons to Listen this Week: Dumb robots Fake vampires Controversy aroused Passports to space Vampire puns Contact Us: Instagram: @horriblehistorypod Twitter: @thehorriblepod Email: horriblehistorypodcast@gmail.com Support Your Hosts: Learn all about your options on…
 
In the summer of 2021, Indigenous people across Canada started visiting the sites of former Indian Residential Schools. With ground-penetrating radar devices in hand, they slowly swept the earth, hoping, with heavy hearts, to confirm a long-held rumor about the untold numbers of Indigenous children who had vanished while enrolled in these facilitie…
 
On the night of November 22, 2010 violent thunderstorms erupted from Chicago, IL to Springfield, MO. These storms raged into November 23, 2010 and downed trees and power lines with some wind gusts in excess of 60mph. Some of the hail that fell was as big at golf balls, causing massive damage to parked cars and car lots housing used and new autos, r…
 
Description: 100 years ago this week, on November 23, 1921, the first US government attempt at a modest social welfare program (focused on maternal and infant health) became law. Reactionary forces unraveled it by 1929, but it was influential regardless. Bill and Rachel discuss. Links and notes for Ep. 400 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-c…
 
President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. There was a chance that the horrific events of that day might not have happened at all had the weather been different. The day started out grey and overcast as the President arrived at the Airport in Dallas early that morning. A small amount of rain had falle…
 
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