March 5, 2023

What is the History of Prosthetics?

Today, Bekah explains the history of prosthetics and how they've changed over time! Teagan listens, and is a bit of a class clown... To help with prosthetic access, consider donating to one of these charities: LIMBS International The Prosthetic Foundation

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Feb. 1, 2023

Why Do People Wear Wigs?

Why do humans wear wigs, and when did this particular fashion trend come to be? Come with Teagan and Bekah as they go on a journey through the history of wigs and learn all about these odd hair hats!

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: https://www.bemorespecific.org/rate/

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July 2, 2022

What is the Most Dangerous Toy?

Toys are safe right? Wr-well actually, yeah, most of the time. But sometimes, manufacturers forgot to notice some little (and big) problems before sending their creations to the masses! Also: Please don't forget to like and review us on Apple …

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June 1, 2022

Where Does Chocolate Come From?

What goes into that oh so delicious brown stuff? Why do people like it so much? How long has it been around? Get yourself a little treat, and settle in for this episode- all about Chocolate! Recommended Reading, but TW: …

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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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March 31, 2022

Why Do People Wear Perfume?

Why be smelly? How long have humans applied smelly water to themselves? What's the weirdest scent? How can you buy the best perfume for you? Teagan and Bekah answer all these questions and MORE in this particularly fragrant episode!

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Feb. 28, 2022

What Are Tongues?

What are tongues? How did we get them? How do animals use them? How much does Bekah hate them? (A lot).

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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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Dec. 24, 2021

Holiday Special: Winter Treats!

Come with Teagan and Bekah as they discuss the history and deliciousness of various winter treats! Gingerbread, Fruitcake, and much more! Spoiler alert: These treats are OLD OLD.

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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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Nov. 5, 2021

Why Do We Hiccup?

What makes us hiccup? Why does Anna hiccup so much? Will you review us on iTunes? Follow us on Instagram!! @bemorespecificpod Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AdQLkUkui8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0oELHA6EvM ht...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Why Do We Ritualize Death?

Why do we mourn? Why does death matter? What children’s TV Show will make Teagan cry this episode? All of this and more, answered in this week’s episode! Follow us on instagram! @bemorespecificpod Sources https://www.funeralw...

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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. 24, 2021

What is an "Old Wives Tale"?

Old Wives Tales and some common misconceptions! This has been a rough start to a semester, so we're going low-effort today. Enjoy! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/...

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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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Aug. 19, 2021

Why Do We Dream?

What are dreams? Why do we dream? Do they mean anything? Teagan and Bekah talk dreams (and LaCroix and English Miners and Tuna Chips and a lot of other chaos) in this episode! Also, in this episode we use the …

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Aug. 6, 2021

Why Do We Sleep?

What makes us sleepy? What happens when you don't sleep? How do you sleep better? Avoid sleep anxiety and listen to Teagan and Bekah explain the intricacies of sleep. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/ an evidence based website...

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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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