You might only know carob as not-chocolate, which is a tragedy of its disco-era branding. This tough, gnarly, drought-resistant plant is the real-life Giving Tree, explains passionate Carobologist Megan Lynch. Dripping with leathery banana-shaped legume pods, this tree quietly dots suburban streets but has kept people alive through wars and famines, can feed livestock, makes beautiful furniture, and might cure ailments from neurodegenerative diseases to the dark depths of your irritable bowels. Oh also? It can stand in for chocolate if you need it to. LET’S SHOW SOME RESPECT. Megan also chats about the #DisabilitiesinSTEM movement, academic gatekeeping, and making science more accessible. And cheesecakes. Follow Megan Lynch at Twitter.com/May_Gun Megan’s website: http://meganlynch.net/ A donation was made to STEMd.org Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/carobology Buy Megan’s album! “Songs the Brothers Warner Taught Me” Other Ologies episodes mentioned: Matrimoniology (MARRIAGE), Sexology (SEX), Entomophagy Anthropology (EATING BUGS), Corvid Thanatology (CROW FUNERALS), Molecular Neurobiology (NEUROTRANSMITTERS), Experimental Archeology (ATLATLS) Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Follow twitter.com/ologies or instagram.com/ologies Follow twitter.com/AlieWard or instagram.com/AlieWard Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: http://Patreon.com/ologiesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guest include Dr. Jacqueline Jones with tips on child healthcare, Nini Harris, the author of "Downtown St. Louis", Anne Carroll to talk about Cardinals Spring Training vacations, plus a story about the security risks of today's connected devices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Topics this week include suicide prevention among younger children and teens, carrier bag fees, and a look at some ordinary people around St. Louis doing amazing things. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Reporter Megan Lynch of KMOX News investigates the gaming culture’s positives and negatives, including how gaming “celebrities” influence children through YouTube. Caroline Knorr, Senior Parenting Editor of Common Sense Media, explains ways parents can stay proactive in monitoring their child’s online abilities and safety. Some skilled players are now being recruited by universities, which could make gaming a bridge to academic and professional success. Maryville University’s Esports Club has reached national success, and members explain how the concept ties into their college experience and beyond. Finally, KMOX News anchor Alex Degman tells us about St. Louis’ first alcohol-free pop up bar and event as part of a partnership with Sans Bar of Austin, TX and their nationwide tour.
THE WNL SHOW Episode 5 featuring Casey McQuillan and Megan Lynch
THE WNL SHOW
Episode 5 features in depth interviews with the new Kilkenny United manager Casey McQuillan who discusses his sides first WNL win against Galway last weekend, he also outlines his plans for the South-East side as well as revealing it is important they push on from last weekend's result. Joining Casey on the show is Peamount United's Megan Lynch who talks the Peas start to the season, taking a lot of confidence from last season's third place, leaving Shelbourne and playing football with diabetes.