Introducing Season 2
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Dan Riskin invites you to listen to season 2 of Inside the Breakthrough - How Science Comes to Life. This innovative series combines stories of the distant past with modern updates to get a better understanding of how science works.

In season two we will explore the connections behind naming a new hormone, ridding a city of snakes, and battling Napoleon on the high seas.

Along the way we will learn how a professor at Stanford turned mild mannered young men into cruel vicious prison guards, and how the Irish Potato Famine really had nothing to do with potatoes.

We will ask questions such as: “Did we learn the wrong lesson from the sinking of the Titanic?” “Who pays for NASA’s rockets?” and “What can you learn from a man with no memory?” It’s a fun filled ride that also checks in with George Eastman, Dr James Lind, Marie Antoinette, Henry Ford, and some Australian guy that intentionally gave himself an ulcer.

The host Dan Riskin comes from Discovery Channel where he hosted the science news show “Daily Planet,” and wrote the book, “Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You.”

The show is produced by SciMar, a research group exploring a paradigm shift in the way we treat Type 2 Diabetes.

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