Be More Specific

Be More Specific

Can more specific? An entomologist and a film student walk into a podcast, and come out with a question answered. Teagan (the entomologist) and Bekah (the film student) are asking the important (and unimportant) questions. Why do we laugh? What's a meme? Why can't we get rid of all mosquitoes? And whatever else tickles their fancy. New episodes every month!

Dec. 31, 2022

Where Did Snowmen Come From?

Snowmen! They're everywhere, even if there isn't snow around! Join Teagan & Bekah as they talk about our snow friends and their origins!  Also, we announce A Winter Giveaway from now to January 30th 2023!  Rate us on iTunes, follow us on Instagram or Facebook, post a photo of your favorite snowman (any material accepted) that you've ever made, and tag @bemorespecificpod! You'll be entered to win a sweet gift card and very cool T-shirt. If you don't have social media, draw an excellent s…

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Dec. 14, 2022

What is a Spelling Bee?

Surprisingly, the entomologist is fresh out of knowledge for this one, as Bekah explains spelling bees (and their decidedly unbuggy) origins!

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Oct. 31, 2022

Holiday Special: Haunted Houses- Origins, Past, and Present!

Content Warnings in this episode for mention of torture, horror, and discussions related to darker topics. Ah, the air is crisp, and the spooks are about! It's Haunted House season, but where did these sometimes delightful (and sometimes horrifying) attractions come from?

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Oct. 11, 2022

Why Haven't We Eradicated Lice Yet?

What is a louse? What can lice tell us about ourselves? Does Teagan have them? (Spoiler: she didn't!) Answers to these queries and more will be answered in this episode of Be More Specific!  Sources, images, and notes can be found at  :)

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Sept. 1, 2022

Why Do We Sweat?

Why do we sweat and shiver? Turns out keeping your body running is way more difficult than you might imagine. Teagan answers all of our burning (get it?) questions about thermoregulation!

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Aug. 1, 2022

What is a Firework?

What makes up a firework? Why do we feel the need to explode things in the sky? Learn all about these sparkly, loud, sky explosions today! Please drop us a review on whatever platform you prefer:

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