Bekah Researched Episodes

These are episodes that Bekah researched!
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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May 3, 2022

What Makes Bears So Great?

What makes bears so cool? Well, time to go camping and think about what makes bears so unbelievably perfect! These fluffy beasts are the best, so prepare to be swooned by their little ears.

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Feb. 1, 2022

Why Are Movie Credits So Long?

The movie is over, but the fun has just begun! Join Bekah and Teagan as we learn about movie credits: their origins, their idiosyncrasies, and why they’re so important! Sources: https://www.peerspace.com/resources/movie-credi...

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Nov. 26, 2021

What Makes a Mime?

It turns out that mimes are pretty cool! Join Teagan and Bekah as Teagan learns about mimes (for the second time) and as they both fall in love with one Marcel Marceau! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mime_artist https://member...

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Oct. 8, 2021

How Real is Reality TV?

What makes a show a "Reality" TV Show? Why do we love them? How did they come to be? Sources: https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/reality-tv.htm https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-reality-tv-fans-real_b_7803534 https://w...

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Sept. 9, 2021

How Are Movies Rated?

Who rates movies? Who decides what children should and shouldn't watch? Is Be More Specific Rated G? Sources: R. Leone, 2002 , Contemplating Ratings: An Examination of What the MPAA Considers “Too Far for R” and Why https://w...

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July 26, 2021

Why Do We Have Signatures?

What's in a signature? Turns out: A lot of history! Everything from identity verification to slaps are what makes signatures so valuable.

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June 21, 2021

Got Milk?

Bekah is a milk fiend and Teagan is lactose intolerant, but both were pressured into consuming lots of the stuff in elementary school. What gives? Why is there so much milk? Why is it so yummy? Got Milk?

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June 21, 2021

What is a Meme?

What's a meme? Ooga chaka baby. Bekah explains the ancient history of memes, and they discuss the intricacies of internet culture today!

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April 10, 2021

What Makes a Cult Classic?

Teagan and Bekah talk Cult Classics! What gives some movies a second wind? Why are most cult classics so...weird?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_filmhttps://www.liveabout.com/what-is-a-cult-film-4156574https://www.filmsite...

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March 14, 2021

Why Are There So Many (Bad) Sequels?

What makes a sequel? Why are there so many? Why did Teagan have an enchilada mistake?Podcast Sequel Sources: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-hollywood-makes-more-sequels-every-year-even-though-shane-snow https://www.fastco...

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