Alex Schmidt is joined by writer/actress Dani Fernandez (Netflix, HBO Max) and writer/podcaster Dave Schilling (‘Full Court Chat’, The New Yorker) for a look at why socks are secretly incredibly fascinating.
Visit http://sifpod.fun/ for research sources, handy links, and this week’s bonus episode.
LINKS FOR THE GUESTS:
- Dani Fernandez on Twitter
- Dani Fernandez on Instagram
- Full Court Chat With Dave Schilling podcast
- The Criterion Channel Presents the Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich on the Lasting Influence of “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (The New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs)
RESOURCES USED TO INFORM THE EPISODE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
- In Roaring China, Sweaters Are West of Socks City (The New York Times)
- Sock City’s decline may reveal an unravelling in China’s economy (The Guardian)
- What You Learn When You Put Smelly Socks In Front Of Mosquitoes (NPR)
- Uni Watch’s Friday Flashback: MLB’s sock evolution (ESPN Uni Watch)
- Pair of ancient socks at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Wikimedia Commons)
- Imaging tool unravels secrets of child’s sock from ancient Egypt (The Guardian)
- 30 Seconds With Jason Terry (The New York Times)
- William Abraham shopping page for Cervelt socks
- The spectacular power of Big Lens (The Guardian)
- In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again (The New York Times)
- Malaria FAQ on the CDC website
- Malaria fact sheet on the WHO website
- Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
- Bacteria Give Feet 4 Distinct Odors (Discover Magazine)
- Stinky Socks Could Be Newest Weapon Against Malaria (IBTimes)
- Malaria mosquitoes drawn to smelly socks, scientists say (Los Angeles Times)
- Documentary shows ex-Chiefs QB Alex Smith had flesh-eating disease after breaking leg (The Kansas City Star)
- Curtis Granderson tweet about wearing stirrup socks in honor of Jackie Robinson
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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