The Weight Is Over for the Season 2 Finale

Episode 18: No News Is Good News

The long-awaited telegram from Muck’s family arrives. Blister takes steps to conceal the message from Muck. Meanwhile, Rip loses control of his killer instincts.

For the Curious

Distract yourself from the agony of waiting for Season 3. Explore these shocking resources about electricity and modern communication:

“Where Do Your Texts Go?” by Eric Ravenscraft

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity (BBC)

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Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song as well as the clever little waltz that opened today’s show. Additional public domain music from Kevin MacLeod, John Bartmann, and Monplaisir. Electromagnetic sounds from wakerone, thatjeffcarter, Mike Koenig, constructabeat, napro-1, and Janosch-JR. Daniel Simion made the drippy cave. Lisa Redfern chirped the crickets. Other sounds from the public domain: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. This podcast would not exist without the support I receive from my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!  

Featured Image “Telegraph Machine” by spurekar CC-BY 2.0

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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