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An Everyday Dissection

An Everyday Dissection

By Ellie Weise and Nick Lemmer
Each episode we take a dive into a scientific topic and find the strange events and people that discovered it. From alien conspiracy theories to the complexity of conservation, we try to find the weird in the science we see on a daily basis.
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Bonus: Billionaires in Space
An Everyday Dissection is on hiatus until August 28th, 2021 but by the end of July two billionaires will have 'gone to space' and we had to talk about it. In this bonus episode, Nick and Ellie discuss what it means to leave the lower atmosphere (which is technically space) and the commercialization of space travel.  Like our podcast? Don't forget to like, subscribe, and tell your friends about us! An Everyday Dissection can be found on Twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
20:55
July 11, 2021
Season 2 Teaser
We've been on hiatus for a few weeks but we're coming back for season 2 on August 28th! We'll have episodes on topics ranging from tardigrades to storm formations to Jack Parsons. In the meantime enjoy our season 2 teaser, and a bonus episode coming in a few weeks! Like our podcast? Don't forget to like, subscribe, and tell your friends about us! An Everyday Dissection can be found on Twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
05:37
July 3, 2021
Black Holes
Nick and Ellie welcome astrophysicist Isaac Ward to talk about the elusive science behind black holes, Steven Hawking's scientific wagers, and Albert Einstein's hatred of quantum physics.  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno). 
44:38
May 22, 2021
GMOs and Agriculture
What if we told you that there are both way more GMOs and way less GMO products on our shelves than most people think there are? Nick and Ellie dive into the different types of genetic modification in crops from long-term agricultural practices like selective breeding to new technologies like CRISPR. We also discuss the real villains of GMOs: utility patents and agricultural monopolies.  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno). Special thanks to Madeline Henrickson for lending her agricultural expertise to help us write this episode! Want to read more about GMOs and the agricultural practices behind them? Start with https://gmoanswers.com/, a website constructed by a large collective of agricultural experts. 
38:02
May 15, 2021
Bonus: Interview with the Enraged Podcast!
Nick and Ellie visit Hannah and Katelyn of the Enraged podcast to talk about Rosalind Franklin and other stories of research scooped by white men, known as the "Matilda effect." This episode is also available at the Enraged podcast, which can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/enraged-podcast/id1538065507. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
45:46
May 14, 2021
Humans in Space
How did we get a rocket to the moon in 1969? Why can't we get back to the moon in 2021? And whatever happened to space shuttles? This week, Nick and Ellie discuss the past, present and future of humans in space travel and the technological ebbs and flows of rocketry.  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
44:39
April 24, 2021
Immortality ft. Crustaceans
Nick and Ellie discuss potential breakthroughs in anti-aging technologies from the biology of giant clams, opossums, and lobsters. We discuss the work and life of former lion tamer and current professor Dr. Steven Austad and whether living as a lobster would be a worthy price of immortality. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
35:26
April 10, 2021
The Double Helix
Nick and Ellie discuss the unsung heroes of DNA discovery, including Freidrich Meisner, Erwin Chargaff, and Rosalind Franklin. We also discuss the Emperor Palpatine of genetics James Watson, James Watson's terrible book, and hater of James Watson's book Francis Crick. Learn about how the structure of DNA was discovered, and the 'contemptible pack of damned nonsense' that went with it. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
40:14
March 27, 2021
Lamarkian Evolution
How did giraffes get long necks? Are plants secretly communists? What does epigenetics have to do with WandaVision? Nick and Ellie ponder these questions and more in this episode on the theories of Lamark and Darwin, as well as Trofim Lysenko, one of the worst scientists in history. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno). Super curious about epigenetics? Check out this lecture from Dr. Lydia Wassink on the basics of epigenetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvvJb8HwZL8  Want to learn more about the life and legacy of 'scientist' Trofim Lysenko?  A summary of Lysenko's work and its modern Renaissance: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/trofim-lysenko-soviet-union-russia/548786/ Recent correspondance on Lysenko's work: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41431-019-0422-5
39:25
March 13, 2021
The Science of Baking
Nick and Ellie bake cookies and talk about the chemical reactions that occur in cookies, bread, and pastries to create our favorite baked goods. This episode features the inventor of the chocolate chip cookie, screaming yeast, farting cookies, and other essential baking components! Have a favorite baking recipe and want to share it with us? An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast. This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
24:39
February 27, 2021
Alternative Energy
Solar panels, wind turbines, nuclear power. The way humans get the energy to run our world is going to change drastically in the near future. Nick and Ellie discuss the shift away from a world powered by coal, bats, and Joe Biden. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno). Want to learn more? Check out the Department of Energy's website on alternative energy here: https://www.energy.gov/science-innovation/clean-energy Want to watch the Chernobyl scene with the colorful signs that explain everything? Find it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmIEI4ky-Zc 
32:26
February 13, 2021
Dinosaurs
Nick and Ellie discuss the history of the Bone Wars, as well as the importance of Jeff Goldblum in the field of paleontology and the Pluto of dinosaur species.  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
34:44
January 30, 2021
John Dee the Wizard
The line between science and magic is often a matter of point of view. This week, Ellie and Nick travel back to the Elizabethan era to talk about the life of John Dee the Wizard, a geographer, mathematician, and supernatural investigator.  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
27:29
January 16, 2021
Viruses and Vaccines
There's a lot of information flying around about viruses and vaccines, so Nick and Ellie decided to make a one-stop shop about virus and vaccine fundamentals. Why are viruses spiky? How are vaccines made? Why can singing cause super spreading? Can Santa catch Covid-19? Learn the answers to these questions along with vital information about Rocky and Jonathon Groff in this latest episode of An Everyday Dissection. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno). Want to learn more? Here's some sources we used for the episode to get you started: Intro to Viruses:  https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Virus https://www.livescience.com/53272-what-is-a-virus.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21523/ How viruses spread:  https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/viruses-what-they-are-how-they-spread-and-how-we-fight-them https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-how-is-it-transmitted Vaccine development: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/index.php/content/articles/vaccine-development-testing-and-regulation https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/how-do-vaccines-work Vaccine history: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2030033 https://www.pharmacist.com/article/covid-19-vaccine-faces-black-communities-centuries-long-mistrust-health-care
01:04:35
December 12, 2020
Dieting
Nick and Ellie discuss the history of diets and the pseudoscience that permeates the industry. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
26:21
November 28, 2020
Unidentified Flying Objects
Ellie and Nick discuss the collision of science and conspiracy in this episode about UFOs and alien conspiracy theories. We discuss Roswell, area 51, and the potential for life on Venus, as well as the formation of a conspiracy theory. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
34:16
November 14, 2020
Invasive Species
Sink your teeth into a discussion on sea lamprey and other invasive species. Nick and Ellie discuss how invasive species are introduced, and their devastating effects on ecosystems. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
49:05
October 31, 2020
History of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
From 19th century cyclists drinking mixtures of pesticides and cocaine to the pressure wrestlers feel to pass "The Airport Test," sports have a long history of athletes looking for anything that might give them an edge. Ellie and Nick discuss performance-enhancing drugs, and the pressures athletes go through that cause them to use. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
59:42
October 17, 2020
Tigers, Snails and Conservation
Ellie and Nick talk about animal conservation and the often untalked about biases that exists in the animals we donate money to save. From Vladimir Putin to the Tiger King himself we talk about all sorts of misguided efforts to save our furry friends. An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
38:54
October 3, 2020
Supervolcanos
Nick and Ellie discuss the 2012 apocalypse scare, NASA, and alternative energy in our first episode about supervolcanos!  An Everyday Dissection can be found on twitter @edissect, where you can learn more about our episode content and get updates on the podcast.This podcast is hosted by Nick Lemmer (@lemmer_nick) and Ellie Weise (@allelellie). Our theme song was written by Evan Zobel and our art was created by Madeline Henrickson (IG: art_that_is_no_bueno).
31:45
September 19, 2020
Trailer
Trailer for An Everyday Dissection, a new podcast where hosts Nick Lemmer and Ellie Weise discover the world of science and the stories behind it. Our first episode will be released on September 19th, 2020!
02:16
September 12, 2020