For our latest podcast, artist Danica Novgorodoff made this beautiful illustration of Ötzi (AKA the Iceman).
Want to know more about the man with the lustrous beard? Take a listen.
You know, the kids in my class, they’ve never heard of quicksand.
They use gardening implements on their drums…things in their mouths…Darin plays his bass guitar like a tuba…
Today on The Takeaway, Jad and Robert talked about some of the brilliant musicians who are joining us on the Radiolab Live tour. Take a listen here.
I’ll play it for somebody on staff, and you just kind of watch their eyes. You watch the parts where their eyes get wide. You watch their hips. Are they leaning in or are they leaning back?
OK guys, keep in mind that we are in a haunted burnt-out doomscape.
I am zucchini, and I am in space.
You’re seducing people so that you can kind of disturb them in a way. That’s sort of the process that you go through, you want that ‘Come here, come here, come here…BOO! Come here, come here, come here…OOF!’ That’s kind of what you do as a storyteller.
As usual, when an interesting thing exists in the world, Roman Mars has done a story about it: 99% Invisible - Razzle Dazzle
"When most people think of camouflage they think of blending in with the environment, but camouflage can also take the opposite approach.
It has long been hypothesized that stripes on zebras make it difficult for a predator to distinguish one zebra from another when the zebras are in a large herd. The stripes also might make zebras less attractive to blood sucking horseflies. This is called disruptive camouflage.
When it comes to humans, the greatest, most jaw-droppingly spectacular application of disruptive camouflage was called Dazzle.”
Thanks to sojicopoda and goldendelicious for pointing us towards this great episode. If you haven’t seen the pictures of camouflaged ships, check em out.
We went back to your place and listened to the White Album. We ordered in. We fought and made up and got good jobs and got married and bought an apartment and worked out and ate more and talked less.
Somebody came driving in, social workers, and they got out of the car, and I told my brothers and sisters go hide, and they had to drag us out from underneath the bed.