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The Disappearing Spoon: a science history podcast with Sam Kean
The Disappearing Spoon: a science history podcast with Sam Kean
Sam Kean

A topsy-turvy science-y history podcast by Sam Kean. I examine overlooked stories from our past: the dental superiority of hunter-gatherers, the crooked... more

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Episodes

The Science of D-Day

Ahead of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, a look at the surprisingly important role science played in shaping—and... more

14 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Can Plastic Surgery Keep You out of Prison?

One doctor’s controversial crusade to keep men and women out of prison through nose jobs, eye lifts, and other plastic... more

07 May 2024 · 20 minutes
The Russian Roswell

In 1959, nine Russian hikers mysteriously died on a trek through the snowy wilderness—fueling a half-century of hysterical conspiracies. Has... more

30 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
When Tenure Means Life and Death

After a tenure dispute, mechanical engineer Valery Fabrikant murdered four colleagues in cold blood at his university in Montreal. So... more

23 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
A Deadly Soup for Babies

Chemist Justus von Liebig was perhaps the most famous scientist in the world in the mid-1800s—but quickly became infamous for... more

16 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
How the “Worst Serial Killer in Holland’s History” Went Free

Patient after patient died under the care of a single nurse in Holland. So why did so many statisticians think... more

09 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
The Eclipse that Killed a King

Rama IV of Siam (from the “King and I” musical) used an eclipse to save his kingdom from greedy colonial... more

02 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
When Generosity Turns Pathological

One Brazilian man’s brain damage transformed him into a selfless giver. So why did he infuriate so many people—and what... more

26 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
The Sex-Cult “Antichrist” Who Rocketed Us to Space (part 2)

Jack Parsons was a devil-worshipping FBI rat who led a sex cult and was bosom buddies with L. Ron Hubbard.... more

19 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
The Sex-Cult “Antichrist” Who Rocketed Us to Space (part 1)

Jack Parsons was a devil-worshiping FBI rat who led a sex cult and was bosom buddies with L. Ron Hubbard.... more

12 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
The Disappearing Spoon: a science history podcast with Sam Kean
The Science of D-Day
The Disappearing Spoon: a science history podcast with Sam Kean