Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest, The Jackie and Laurie Show) and Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters, The Game Of Rassilon) for a look at why pears are secretly incredibly fascinating.
Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week’s bonus episode.
LINKS FOR THE GUESTS:
- The Jackie and Laurie Show (Maximum Fun)
- The Dork Forest
- Riley Silverman on Twitter
- Troubled Waters (Maximum Fun)
- The Game Of Rassilon
RESOURCES USED TO INFORM THE EPISODE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
- The Push To Make Pears The New Apples (The Atlantic)
- The Royal Image Goes Pear-Shaped (Lapham’s Quarterly)
- 1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
- Doctor Who clip: “Never eat pears!”
- ‘Doctor Who’ Hating Pears Was A Deep-Cut Easter Egg (Inverse)
- When Do Pear Trees Blossom? (Hunker)
- China’s Rising Pear Production Suffers After Cold Fronts (Produce Report)
- Endicott Pear Tree (Atlas Obscura)
- When Royalty, Scientists, and Gardeners All Wanted Fake Fruit (Gastro Obscura)
- “Go pear-shaped” (Grammarist.com)
- Fraser’s Phrases: ‘It’s All Gone Pear-Shaped’ (BBC America)
- An Apple a Day, and Other Myths (The New York Times)
- Invisible Women: Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by Caroline Criado Perez
- Charlie Hebdo and its place in French journalism (BBC News)
- Thomas Nast (Encyclopedia Britannica)
- Oscar Wilde Trial (History.com)
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Christopher Columbus: Five things you thought you knew about the explorer (The Christian Science Monitor)
- This Day In History: August 1st, 1498: Columbus lands in South America (History.com)
- “I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history – true or feigned– with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that many confuse applicability with allegory, but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
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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