Episode 17 Will Surpr*eyes* You

Episode 17: Alike Inside

Still trapped inside the Lady Jana’s castle, Blister encounters a barmy old chap in rags who roams the dreary rooms. Jana explains how she will turn Blister’s thoughts into tangible proof of animal intelligence. She will use the evidence to knock mankind off the animal kingdom’s throne, thereby restoring balance. Blister doubts her plan, but celebrates her promise to pay him amply with food.

For the curious, here are links to excellent videos, books, and articles about Charles Darwin, evolution, and more of the topics discussed in the episode intro:

Who was Charles Darwin?

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (a fantastic, gripping biography of Darwin and how his evolving theories threatened his marriage)

How Prehistoric Hyenas Turn to Whales

Read Darwin’s Eye Insights

I want to heartily thank the donors who generously provide financial support to the show. Your donations cover the costs of music, sound FX, and distributing the podcast across the interwebs. Special thanks to composer Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional music from Kevin MacLeod and Monplaisir at the Free Music Archive. Mike Koenig and Loyalty Freak Music provided the spooky sounds. Ginormous thanks to my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!

By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.

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