176 - The Autumn Specter
27 min

It's the perfect time of year for getting candy, telling spooky stories, and fearing a soul-reaping, malevolent spirit.

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The Magnus Archives
The Magnus Archives
Rusty Quill
MAG 189 - Peers
Case ########-29 Considerations of governmental oversight. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: * Arguments * Scopophobia * Mass suffering * Poverty & Food insufficiency * Guilt    * Political expediency * Mentions of: Blood, self-inflicted wounds, physical violence, cults. coughing, yelling Thanks to this week's Patrons: NicoleK, Micheala Poppell, Rebecca Rutherford, Mira Morning, freesnakepoems, Lind Berget, Erica Eagles, Max, Lucy Jansen, Ray Morello, Amanda F., the war over pineapple on pizza is a distraction from the elder gods, TimonTomato, Aroara N, Morgan, Nadeem Cassander, Fiona Cartwright, Meg Petz, LocalDogMom, Alana Haber, Emily Peterson, Sam Blackman, bluehatted, Sam Toby, man door hand hook car door, Lindsey Johnson, Marg McGinnis, Arthur Stjerne, Sam Vest, Jessi Pitts, Emily Apples, Maria Lund, timkonbart, Shell Stowell, fromgloriousjupiter, indiana elepaio, Cerulean Cheesecake, Eli Davis, Sophie Sloane, Laura, Aiden Parziani, Angela Spatz, Simon Panitpakdi Jones, Ian Doherty, Amy Wain, braxxyn, Feather, Kira S, Stag. If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Sensitivity consultation by Alexander Linde Nielsen Performances: - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall - "Melanie King" - Lydia Nicholas - "Georgie Barker" - Sasha Sienna Sound effects this week by 14F_NetusilovaKristyna, aarom, ahur1976, alienistcog, Alivvie, altfuture, Anthousai, BeeProductive, bertiehs, bevibeldesign, BOBtheROSS, bsmacbride, carlito62, CGEffex, Closetwalrus, coltures, conleec, constructabeat, Darsycho, DickBlox, emf26509, FlashTrauma, florianreichelt, Halleck, InspectorJ, Islabonita, joe_anderson22, juanlamillap, julius_galla, JustInvoke, klankbeeld, kyles, meggiepie, meimeibuchikafei, mitchanary, MootMcnoodles, nmarciniegasm, OBCT, OK8, omgbong, patchytherat, Paul368, pfranzen, PickleJones, pushkin, qubodup, Sandermotions, Sauron974, ScreenplayTheater, signtoast, SpliceSound, SteveMannella, sturmankin, Taira Komori, TheDweebMan, tmkappelt, tompallant, Yuval, Jickle, black_trillium, Glitchedtones, Daphne_in_Wonderland, michorvath, vdr3, klangfabrik, Astounded & previously credited artists via freesound.org Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com Music  - Great One Step by the Victor Dance Orchestra, approx 1906-1910, available from the Free Music Archive: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Victor_Dance_Orchestra/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_01192016/The_Great_One_Step_Victor_Dance_Orchestera Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill. You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 min
SciShow Tangents
SciShow Tangents
In the immortal words of Brian Wilson: "I'm gonna be round my vegetables, I'm gonna chow down my vegetables, I love you most of all... my favorite vegetable" And he's right, too. In this episode we get down in the dirt with our favorite veggies. Carrots... broccoli... and all the rest. All that, and Ceri tries out a fun new pun! [Truth or Fail] Sponge gourds https://www.lewisginter.org/luffa-plant-exfoliate/ Grasspea https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6422318/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214514116300629 https://www.cwrdiversity.org/the-curious-case-of-the-grasspea/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20510335/ https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/CropFactSheets/grasspea.html Wild carrots http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/wild.html https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/poison-hemlock-identification-and-control https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6150177/ [Fact Off] Spinach and growing organs https://www.wpi.edu/news/wpi-team-grows-heart-tissue-spinach-leaves https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/news/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science?utm_source=reddit.com https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/27/scientists-convert-spinach-leaves-into-human-heart-tissue-that-beats/ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a63bdefdc2b4ac54c102232/t/5a90cfc0ec212d945185b364/1519439811042/CYSJLabWinter2017.pdf#page=6 Beet smell geosmin [Ask the Science Couch] Asparagus pee https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1379935/pdf/brjclinpharm00087-0116.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1715705/pdf/brmedj00052-0020.pdf https://academic.oup.com/chemse/article/36/1/9/442551 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140818-mystery-of-asparagus-and-urine https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i6071 https://www.livescience.com/57199-why-some-people-cant-smell-asparagus-pee.html https://theconversation.com/that-distinctive-springtime-smell-asparagus-pee-94696 [Butt One More Thing] Beeturia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537012/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319447#Beetroot-pigments
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