Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Rivers Langley (‘The Goods From The Woods’ podcast) and Riley Silverman (‘Troubled Waters’ podcast, new book ‘Star Wars: Exploring Tatooine’) for a look at why blood types are secretly incredibly fascinating.
Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week’s bonus episode.
LINKS FOR THE GUESTS:
- Star Wars: Exploring Tatooine: An Illustrated Guide by Riley Silverman — preorder now!
- The Game of Rassilon — A Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Podcast
- ‘The Goods From The Woods’ podcast
- Rivers Langley’s stand-up tour dates THIS WEEK — catch him in Macon GA (May 5th), Huntsville AL (May 6th), and Nashville TN (May 7th)
RESOURCES USED TO INFORM THE EPISODE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
- U.S. Department Of Arts And Culture
- The True Native New Yorkers Can Never Truly Reclaim Their Homeland (Smithsonian)
- Mapping Manahatta: 10 Lenape sites in New York City (6sqft)
- Why do blood types matter? – Natalie S. Hodge (TED-Ed / YouTube)
- The Crazy Evolution of a Universal Blood Type (NPR)
- Facts About Blood and Blood Types (American Red Cross)
- Animal blood comes in a rainbow of colors—here’s why (National Geographic)
- Keith Richards Blood Transfusion: Did Keith Richards have his blood changed to beat a drug addiction? — FALSE. (Snopes)
- Why do we have blood types? (Mosaic Science Magazine)
- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1930 (NobelPrize.org)
- The Mystery of Human Blood Types (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Your Blood Type is a Lot More Complicated Than You Think (Smithsonian Magazine)
- The Most Precious Blood on Earth (The Atlantic)
- The Quest to Map and Archive Human Blood (Atlas Obscura)
- ‘The Blood is the Life’: Dracula and 19th-Century Transfusions (The UNC Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog) — Alex found this after taping, and it’s a great resource for info on whether Bram Stoker knew about blood transfusions when writing Dracula (1897). Stoker may have known about James Blundell’s experiments. Also the author suggests this: “[The fact] that Van Helsing risks the operation reinforces his position as an eccentric and experimental physician, and highlights the novel’s attention to the conflict between modern science and the folkloric horrors its theories cannot account for.”
About the show
A weekly podcast about the history, science, lore and surprises that make everyday things secretly incredibly fascinating. Hosted by comedy writer, emoji creator, and ‘Jeopardy!‘ champion Alex Schmidt. Join Alex & his co-host Katie Goldin for a joyful deep dive into seeing the world a whole new way!
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