Twitter has a habit of bringing interesting things into my life, such as the Scarlet Alliance sex work conference late last year, interesting people, the occasional client, and today, a new podcast!
Introducing the Futility Closet podcast. It is an interesting mash up of historical stories and facts. Here’s the synopsis for todays episode:
An amazing tale of interspecies friendship
The lyrebirds of Australia were highly mysterious and rarely seen until one fell in love with an elderly widow in 1930. In this episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll trace the development of their surprising friendship and how it led to an explosion of knowledge about this extraordinary species.
We’ll also learn how Seattle literally remade itself in the early 20th century and puzzle over why a prolific actress was never paid for her work.
It was the story about the lyrebird that caught my attention, but on closer examination there was a lot more interesting information to be had too. I have had it playing in the background most of the morning as I have worked my way through my list of new years tasks (like catching up on banking).
If you have a more science oriented mind, then you could also check out the Radio Lab podcast. It’s one of the best that I have ever heard, but then I am a bit of a science geek/nerd!