Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Replay: Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

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Dr. Vanessa Heggie talks about the history of biomedical research in extreme environments. Heggie is a Fellow of the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration.

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Dr. Vanessa Heggie

Replay: The Medieval Invention of Travel

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Shayne Legassie talks about medieval travel, especially long distance travel, and the way it was feared, praised, and sometimes treated with suspicion. He also talks about the role the Middle Ages played in creating modern conceptions of travel and travel writing. Legassie is an associate professor of English and Comparative literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Medieval Invention of Travel.

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Replay: Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

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Neil Maher talks about the social forces that shaped NASA in the 1960s and 70s, connecting the space race with the radical upheavals of the counterculture. Maher is a professor of history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of Apollo in the Age of Aquarius.

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Replay: After Leichhardt Went Missing

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Andrew Wright Hurley talks about the life and afterlife of the Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, a man whose reputation has shifted to reflect the changing cultures of Australia and Germany over the past 160 years. Hurley is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He’s the author of Ludwig Leichhardt’s Ghosts: The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth.

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Replay: African American Women and Jamaican Travel

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Annette Joseph Gabrielle hosts Time to Eat the Dogs. She talks with Bianca C. Williams about African American women who travel to Jamaica as tourists looking for happiness, intimacy, and new identities free from the limits of American racism.

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Joseph-Gabriel is an assistant professor of French at the University of Minnesota, College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Williams is an associate professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Transnationalism.

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The Polar Star is Falling Apart

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Richard Read talks about the troubled life of the Coast Guard’s sole heavy icebreaker, Polar Star. Read is the Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times in Seattle. He is the winner of two Pulitzer prizes for his investigations on the Asian Financial Crisis and abuses by U.S. immigration officials. His article on the Polar Star was published in the August 2nd edition of the Los Angeles Times.

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Richard Read

Replay: Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

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Helen Rozwadowski talks about the history of the oceans and how these oceans have shaped human history in profound ways. Rozwadowski is a professor of history at the University of Connecticut Avery Point. She is the author of many books including Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans (Reaktion Books, 2018).

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