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In this spooooky Halloween episode, we’re talking aliens and Sasquatch.
Olivia takes us through a study of the rise and fall of faraway alien civilizations, and what they can teach us about our understanding of climate scenarios here on Earth.
Then, Elise explores the story of Bigfoot and other favorite cryptids around the world. Will certain parts of the world start to have more Bigfoot sightings as the climate continues to change?
Other topics include breaking your cape in a haunted house, Mario-inspired costume ideas, and seeking a friend for the end of the world.
Story #1: Alien Civilizations (Olivia)
The Anthropocene Generalized: Evolution of Exo-Civilizations and Their Planetary Feedback, published in Astrobiology Volume 18 Issue 5, May 1 2018
How Do Aliens Solve Climate Change?, by Adam Frank for The Atlantic, May 2018
Story #2: Bigfoot and other Cryptids (Elise)
She wrote a Bigfoot book for kids. It was no small feat, NPR, Oct 2022
Will climate change kill Bigfoot?, The Outline, Oct 2019
Bigfoot study highlights habitat modelling flaws, Nature, July 2009
Why Do So Many People Still Want to Believe in Bigfoot?, Smithsonian Magazine, Sept 2018
Is global warming forcing Bigfoot to move north?, Scientific American, Nov 2018
We’re reading (well, listening to) Hank Green books and What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman. We’re definitely going to do a book club someday for Adam Frank’s book Light of the Stars. We’re listening on Libby, and you can find our Bookshop page below.
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