Blister Must *Take Charge* in Episode 7

Episode 7: Power Struggles

Blister and the trapped animals skirmish with the evil doctor’s army recruits. Meanwhile, Dr. van Sangfreud escapes with Blister’s electric memories, plus the route to the opeRATives’ headquarters.

For the Curious

Listen to the Science Friday interview with sociologist, Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh on scarcity.

How the Other Half Eats by Priya Fielding-Singh

“The US Has More Power Outages Than Any Other Developed Country. Here’s Why.” by Ula Chrobak

“Power Grid History” a timeline

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When you SUBSCRIBE right here at the Blister and Muck headquarters, you’ll know precisely when each new episode airs. You’ll get a delightful dose of intriguing history or fun facts related to the topics discussed in the episode. On top of that, you also get a free joke.

For instance…

If you plant a light bulb in your garden, will it grow into a…power plant?

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As you well know, the Blister and Muck Podcast is 100% listener supported. And that support comes in many forms, such as when you give it stars or a positive review on whatever app or platform you use to listen along. Reviews and likes help other listeners discover the show and join in this madcap caper! You can lend your support to the show by making a donation. You can also nab an awesome t-shirt, hat, or sweatshirt from the Blister and Muck Gift Shop. A portion of your purchase helps cover the cost of sound FX, webhosting, music, and more. And enclosed in your gift bag is a special surprise from the entire Blister and Muck crew.

Support Literacy

When you make a donation to the show or purchase an item from the gift shop, yes, you are helping me cover the costs of web hosting, sound FX, and music, but you are also providing something so much more profound. Not all young people have adults in their lives who can take the time to read stories, even though read-a-longs help our minds develop creativity and critical thinking skills. I hope that my podcast fills that void for kids who need it. Because money can be obstacle to families facing income scarcity, I release each episode for free. Your donations help ensure this story is always available to the young people confronting scarcities every day.


Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional music from Chad Crouch, Monplaisir, and John Bartmann. Electrical sounds and FX from wakerone, Daniel Simon, and Mike Koenig [1], [2], [3] Janosch-JR, constructabeat, and zott820. Flathill brought the rain and thunder. Mike Koenig brought the crickets. Explosions and thuds from tommccann and GWMX-YouTube03. All other sounds from the public domain. Never in scarce supply is gratitude for my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!

Featured Image: Airarcs, CC BY-SA 3.0

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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