The Poetry of Science
Episode 167: Water Stress

Episode 167: Water Stress

September 26, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that five years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, one in four residents has PTSD.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.           

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Water Table’ by Eliza Griswold here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Episode 166: Bottlenose Alliance

Episode 166: Bottlenose Alliance

September 5, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that bottlenose dolphins form the largest alliance network outside of humans.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.          

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Dolphins at Seven Weeks’ by Rachel Jamison Webster here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 165: Tracing a Plague of Rabbits

Episode 165: Tracing a Plague of Rabbits

August 29, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that a single introduction of wild rabbits triggered their invasion across Australia in the 1800s.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.          

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Rabbit’ by Stanley Vestal here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
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Episode 164: Draining the Water Tower

Episode 164: Draining the Water Tower

August 22, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that climate change will likely lead to irreversible declines in freshwater storage in the Tibetan Plateau by the middle of this century, impacting the supply of freshwater for nearly two billion people.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.          

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Water Table’ by Eliza Griswold here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Follow Sam on social media and send in any questions or comments for the podcast:

Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
Twitter: @samillingworth 

Episode 163: A Prevalence of Ringing

Episode 163: A Prevalence of Ringing

August 15, 2022

This episode explores new research, which has found that tinnitus affects more than 740 million adults and is perceived as a major problem by more than 120 million people across the world.

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Read this episode’s science poem here.         

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.  

Read ‘Tinnitus’ by Henry M. Seiden here.

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Music by Rufus Beckett.

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Follow Sam on social media and send in any questions or comments for the podcast:

Email: sam.illingworth@gmail.com  
Twitter: @samillingworth 

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