So you’re ready to take the big leap, and start fermenting your own vegetables at home. Congratulations! This is an important time in any person’s life, and K+K want to make sure you have the support you need. In this episode, you’ll learn:
A fast, easy, and SAFE method for making sauerkraut
How to acquire good bacteria in your sauerkraut jar, without inviting in the pathogenic (a.k.a. icky) kind
What a “fermenting bacteria” is, and how they work their ferment-y magic
The epic-micro bacterial drama that plays out while you wait for your cabbage to become tangy, delicious, shelf-stable sauerkraut
Back when they were young, nervous, and pressed for on-air time, Kira & Keera did an episode of Everything of Interesting about the science of cannabis and its constituent chemicals. Today they revisit the subject, armed with a lot more knowledge and far more confidence.
In this episode, K+K cover the difference between Indica & Sativa, how THC and CBD affect your brain, and whether or not nature wants us to get high.
Have you ever moved things with your mind? How about communicated a thought telepathically, from your brain, directly to someone else’s brain?
If you’ve used Brain-Computer Interface technology, (or if you’re a Jedi) the answer is probably… yes! But if there were wires and a computer involved, does that count as true telepathic or telekenetic abilities? And will they let you into Jedi Academy with something like this on your head?
Thank you so much to Joel Murphy from OpenBCI for explaining the ins and outs of Brain Computer Interface, and for reading Keera’s brainwaves! To find out more about his work, or find the open source codes for building some of your own super rad BCI tech (see: exhibit A, Keera’s nifty robot-hat) visit openbci.com!
In part 2 of their exploration of these space oddities, K+K talk to guest host Emily Gilliland about what would happen if our sun spontaneously imploded, how anyone falling into a black hole would turn into spaghetti, and what it means to exist in time, but not in space. They even attempt to explain how, to an observer moving faster, time (literally!) moves slower, by making Emily do (proverbial) back-flips in space.
Have you ever been falling into a black hole and thought, “how did this infinite curve in spacetime even get here, anyway?” Well, the next time you’re hurdling towards the infinitely dense Singularity, which exists only in time but not in space and is possibly a hole in the 4-dimensional universe, you can listen to this episode!
In Part 1 of their journey through outer space, K+K explore how Black Holes are formed, discuss the recent detection of their gravitational waves, and interview Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein about light, gravity, and the fluffy pink frosting of spacetime.
It’s 4.5 billion years ago. The Earth is a hot, bubbling sphere of lava & hostile gases. And then suddenly… THERE IS LIFE!
But how did this first Earthly organism show up on our planet? And who was (s)he? A Giant Virus? An archaea cell?
If our earliest ancestor was indeed, as research suggests, a simple strand of chemicals that randomly happened to smush together in the perfect shape for fabricating its own decedents (also strands of chemicals) floating in a swamp of primordial ooze that was randomly struck by lightning… how did it evolve into the extremely complex multi-cellular plants and animals that exist today?
We’ve all been there: winter gets dark and cold, and the urge to curl up in bed and sleep through the harshest of seasons grows strong. Unfortunately, if that’s how you tried to cope, you’d go from cold as a stone, to stone cold dead. Human biology just isn’t cut out for the task. Bears on the other hand, are masters of hibernation.
With the help of guest host David Zimelis, K + K show you why hibernation is more than just a snooze, and explore the incredible things bears do that allow them to curl up for months on end without food, water, or bathroom breaks (yikes!).
All songs heard on this episode were used with permission from composer Ed Curtiss. You can purchase the album “Underwrought Works” at shut-ins.bandcamp.com.