Word Of Mouth 08.17.13
By Virginia Prescott • Aug 16, 2013
Looking for the best hour in public radio? Look no further than the Word of Mouth Saturday show. 100% nutritional content with no fillers or by products. On this week's show...
- Ever wondered what it takes to be the Dungeon Master of a Dungeons & Dragons game? David Ewalt tells Virginia the secrets of the popular dice game from his book, Of Dice and Men...
- Richard Blanco is just the 5th poet in our nation's history to read an inaugural poem, producer Sean Hurley brings us the sounds from a recent Blanco reading.
- Multiple male contraceptive pill options have been perpetually in the works, but a viable option still hasn't made it to market. Cell biologist and physician Jalees Rehman discusses some of the reasons for the limited number of male contraceptive options.
- The taboo of talking frankly about a woman's period has long been played out in television commercials and a new commercial that recently went viral certainly brings some much needed humor to the discussion. Emily Shire talks about why the 'Hello Flo' commercial is really not all that revolutionary.
- Which came first: milk tolerance in humans or the process of milking cows to provide a beverage? Evolutionary geneticist Mark Thomas discusses the history of lactose persistence in Europe and how humans developed a genetic mutation that allowed them to tolerate milk.
- From PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, a story from their amazing STEM Story Project. 52 Hz is the name given to a mysterious whale that vocalizes at a different frequency than other whales. Some refer to him as "The World's Loneliest Whale," but other scientists aren't convinced that its unique call has left the whale isolated at all.