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Go on, give us a dial, leave a message, you might even hear yourself on a future podcast!
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Processing 16 hours worth of children asking ‘Is that real?’ can really make you…
This week we ran into a few kinks with the podcast, Jeremy blames Dan, Dan blames Mike, Mike blames Nate and, Nate blames Aristole; I blame all of them. Don’t fret, my dear listener, you’ll still get your weekly Meddling with Nature fix, we put all the blame on the back burner, dug deep in the archives and found a short but enlightening lecture that Jeremy gave at a dissection years ago.
Want to know more about dissection? Well, click HERE, to read the original post, written by Jeremy, that this audio accompanied.
Looking for a new and exciting way to spice up your next event or party? Want to us to come do a dissection, lecture or workshop for your group, big or small, We do it all! Call, or send us a lovely email, and we’ll iron out the details!
In the second half of Conversations of the Heart Nate, Jeremy and Corinna get a bit more in depth about the electric slide, consciousness, communication, and what is really going on inside our bodies. So, if you love neurons, medical studies, and the sound of Jeremy’s voice, you’re gonna love this episode!
Corinna reveals her new strategy to get listeners, that may end in her getting punched. So, tell your friends/rate us on Itunes, or Corinna is gonna get punched.
Need a refresher on the heart before you listen? Here is our favorite video from explanation of the organ that keeps you going!
Follow your heart and trust your gut, this week we are going to be exploring the concept that our brain isn’t the only controlling force in our body. Maybe, just maybe, forefathers of medicine weren’t so wrong after all!
Conversations of the heart was a bit long winded so we broke it up in to two podcasts, for your listening pleasure. If part one isn’t long enough, don’t fret, there is more to come, very shortly.
Have you ever walked into a WalMart and just got the feeling that nearly every person in that entire building is somehow less intelligent than you? What is it about the culmination of experiences on this planet that has taught us this sixth sense? How is it we are able to so firmly declare our own intelligence? Perhaps it is the IQ test. Perhaps we have learned something from forcing Octopi to find bails of hay at the end of maze. Or Perhaps this podcast won’t answer any of your questions because that’s not what we do. But I’ll be damned if we don’t make a hell of an entertaining podcast.
Discussing the relation between formbuilding for taxidermy and patternmaking for fashion design (part 1):
Fashionable prognostications and more discussion of the art and process formbuilding (part 2):
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Get that A/C running because it’s hot as a mother elephants underbelly in here. check.
Thankfully we have all these convenient utilities to make our podcast listening time a little more enjoyable…
Now just imagine what it might be like if you could grab a big ol’ sack of bloody red steak to cook up while you listen to the Meddling With Nature crew discuss the idea of food as utility.
Meat grown in labs? Why does facon need to taste like bacon? Why do we do such a bad job coming up with adjectives for the taste of various non-cow/pig/chicken meats, and who eats more grain; the mighty cow or the mighty vegetarian? This week we set the stage for a larger conversation about our food industry. Grandma’s stories about butchering chickens is quite far removed from mechanically separated chicken stars…
The stunning conclusion to Part 1 of Death Disposed has finally arrived! Unfortunately like most of our discussions there is no REAL conclusion here…but what else is new. Join us for Part 2 of a discussion about what happens to the body of the deceased after you leave the funeral…
…From leaving that pesky hookers’ body right there in the living room to rot, to watching it rot for science…AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!
Grab yourself an expired food product of your choice and have a listen.
It’s a bonus episode!
In the first of a series that we’re gonna call “The Barside Chats” Corinna heads out to the patio of her favorite local bar and chats with friends, Elisabeth Hieber, John Lynch and Sara Crandall. It starts with funeral tips and quickly escalates into tips on breaking the news that you are knocked up.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Well, we were planning on bringing you a lively talk about death disposal… but you are getting a midpoint conversation instead! There is a lot to unpack here, so give this a listen and then tune in next week for part two.
This week we discuss Death on Display. This is part one of two pod-casts about funerals, body donations, displays, disposal of our loved ones and ourselves. Having lost his father, Jeremy discusses some of the similarities between the work of a casualty death taxidermist and a mortician. The MWN team then explores topics that seem to cross over between one profession and the other. Mike Price was not able to be at this recording, but we have a special supplemental that will focus on his very apropos project combining taxidermy and mortuary science.
Civil war embalming demonstration
Merry spring to you all! Well… last time we talked, we were exploring the wonderful world of Taxidermy (as a process) so as promised, here is the 2nd half of that conversation.
A toofer! This week we look at the processes involved in taxidermy from seeing something nice on the road all the way to setting the eyes and brushing those gorgeous curls. Episode one takes you down the road and up to the beginning phase of tanning.
On this week’s podcast, in preparation for our show at the Carnegie, Corinna, Dan, Jeremy and Nate discuss the role of art galleries in the modern world. Nate’s yacht and Mike’s monumental hangover are also part of the conversation!
PSSST… The Meddling With Nature Podcast is now available on Itunes and Stitcher, for your listening convenience!
A continuation of our last podcast’s discussion of evolution, choice, and the elastic bounds of Nature.
Special guest Dan Curtin returns for his second appearance on the show, though Jeremy is still editing his first appearance, perhaps for the simple love of timeline discontinuity. Next week we’ll be discussing something slightly more profane: art galleries.
Today on our show we have Nate Wessel, Jeremy Johnson, and Mike Price discussing Evolution in the modern context: “Don’t say the word!”
This is also our first group episode where we try to minimize editing by keeping the conversation itself under 45 minutes instead of editing it to that point. Rest assured that our relative circumlocution allows us a shorter editing process, and a more regular release schedule: we will now be releasing podcasts every Thursday, like (probabilistic, organic) clockwork.
This week we have a little interview style podcast with a good friend of ours who spends his days wandering the desert in search of snakes. Please enjoy this exploration of herpetology with Taylor Tevis!
Well happy Taxidermy Tuesday! During this podcast, Nate, Corinna, Mike, and Jeremy discuss topics related to how death professions manage death as well as what the differences are between Ethics and Morals. What are “ethically sourced” materials in our world? It’s not so easy to judge in the end. We still have a few sound issues going on, but just you wait until our sound studio is finished!
Meddling with Nature, a podcast about life death and the naturalist’s way! This is our first go of it, and yes… there are a lot of things we have yet to hone. This first episode is a bit of a long one, and the topics range from how this whole thing came to be, how arachnophobia impacts even the most steel stomached, sausage queens, relationships, and so much more! Give us a listen, and if you hate this one there is a solid 25 percent chance that you will be almost accepting of episode 2! If you love this one, then you are in for a treat next week.