Udder Madness

Learn what brought about Mad Cows, how it passed from cows to humans, and how the variant differs from the non-variant disease. Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease is a prion disease and you will hear about some other little known prion diseases including the zombie deer disease and a disease which kills you by stopping you from ever sleeping, also learn about the Fore tribe of PNG who used to carry out funerary cannibalism as a part of their burial rituals.

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Placenta and Two Veg

Join them and learn about some little known historical facts in the very interesting history of childbirth: the etymology of the word gossip, and the practise of women in labour baking a cake called a groaning cake. Find out about the royals and their very claustrophobic pre-birth confinement, and then crowded public births. Learn more about cryptic pregnancies and hear a story of fake pregnancy which goes so wrong. Discover what you can do with a placenta.

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Plague – Beware the Black Rats

Hear about the most famous and devastating plague outbreak, the Black Death and hear two arguments regarding its nomenclature. Discover how plague was used as a biological weapon and find out about how that stands today. If you thought plague was a thing of the past, you’ll learn about the state of plague today and the 2017 outbreak in Madagascar

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