Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: The Nazi Cult of Mobility

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The Nazi fascination with race is often linked with geography: the idea of an ancestral Aryan Homeland. But Nazis were not just obsessed with German soil, they were also fixated on ideas of movement and travel.Andrew Denning talks about the Nazi cult of mobility, a set of ideas and practices that were crucial to its racist ideology. Denning is an Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He is the author of the essay “’Life is Movement, Movement is life!’ Mobility Politics and the Circulatory State in Nazi Germany,” published in the December 2018 issue of American Historical Review.

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Jessica Nabongo is Traveling to Every Country in the World

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Annette Joseph-Gabriel speaks to Jessica Nabongo about her quest to be the first black woman to travel to all of the countries of the world. Joseph-Gabriel is an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Professor Annette Joseph-Gabriel

Nabongo is a writer, entrepreneur, and the founder of Jet Black, a boutique luxury travel company that promotes tourism to Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For the record, another black woman traveler, Woni Spotts, has already claimed to have traveled to all the countries of the world. You can read about the competing claims here.

 

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Jessica Nabongo

Replay: The Last Wild Men of Borneo

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Journalist Carl Hoffman talks about Bruno Manser and Michael Palmieri, two men who arrived in Borneo with very different dreams and aspirations. Hoffman served as a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler and Wired Magazine. He is the author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure.

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Carl Hoffman

Why are Women Beating Men in Ultra-Endurance Events?

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Jasmin Paris on the Montane Spine Race where she set a course record of 83 hours 12 minutes

Dr. Beth Taylor talks about the physiological differences between men and women athletes and why ultra-endurance events seem to offer certain performance advantages to women. Taylor is an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut and the Director of Exercise Physiology Research in Cardiology at Hartford Hospital.

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Dr. Beth Taylor

Replay: Should We Colonize Mars?

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Lucianne Walkowicz talks about the ethics of Mars exploration and new developments in the search for extraterrestrial life. Walkowicz is an astronomer and TED Senior Fellow at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. She served as the 2017-2018 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.

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Lucianne Walkowicz

The Expedition that Tested Einstein’s Theory

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Daniel Kennefick talks about resistance to relativity theory in the early twentieth century and the huge challenges that faced British astronomers who wanted to test the theory during the solar eclipse of 1919. Kennefick is an associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He’s the author of No Shadow of Doubt: the 1919 Eclipse that Confirmed Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

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Daniel Kennefick

Replay: Searching for the Origins of Humankind

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Emily Kern talks about the search for human origins in the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically why anthropologists came to see Africa – rather than Asia – as the cradle of the human species. Kern is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Earth Histories at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where she specializes in the history of modern science. She is currently completing her book Out of Asia: a History of the Global Search for the Origins of Humankind.

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