Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writer/podcaster Katie Goldin (‘Creature Feature’ podcast, @ProBirdRights) for a look at why maize (aka corn) is secretly incredibly fascinating.
Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week’s bonus episode.
LINKS FOR THE GUESTS:
- Katie Goldin on Twitter
- ‘Creature Feature’ podcast (iHeartRadio)
- When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide (Audubon)
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)
- Corn: A Global History by Michael Owen Jones
- What have plants ever done for us?: Western Civilization In Fifty Plants by Stephen Harris
- 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
- Returning Corn, Beans, and Squash to Native American Farms (JStor Daily)
- Kirk Cameron combats Darwin in Bananaland (RogerEbert.com)
- Were Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Created as an ‘Anti-Masturbatory Morning Meal’? — Mostly False (Snopes.com)
- The Etymology of the Word ‘Corn’ (Bon Appetit)
- Rochester’s ear-of-corn water tower shines again (AgWeek)
- Senate Corncob Capitals, Washington DC (Atlas Obscura)
- A Capitol Vision From a Self-Taught Architect (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Dr. William Thornton: First Architect of the Capitol (aoc.gov)
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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