Thanksgiving is upon us!
Those of you who are familiar with our work will know that we have put together a lovely Thanksgiving menu that you can show any of your picky guests when they ask if the cranberries are organic and if the turkey was free-range. Anyone who is afraid of "chemicals" will be horrified to learn that their Thanksgiving dinner is full of them: Aflatoxins (roasted nuts), acrylamide (bread stuffing), an a whole host of rodent carcinogens and pesticides. All natural!
Just as you've been toiling away in preparation for your upcoming feast, we have been toiling away teaching the world about science. Here's where we appeared last week:
1. Dr. Josh Bloom was a guest on the wildly popular late-night radio show Coast to Coast AM. He was a real trooper, as it was a live two-hour interview with George Knapp, also with callers, that aired from 1:00 to 3:00 am! Dr. Bloom was asked to discuss opioids, a topic in which he has become nationally recognized for his expertise. (His interview can be found here.) Those of you unfamiliar with Coast to Coast are in for a real treat. Literally, no topic is off limits. After Dr. Bloom, the host interviewed a guy who claims to have encountered an 8-foot-tall praying mantis entity.
2. Dr. Jamie Wells presented at Komen's Pink, Purple Strength and Unity Conference on coping with a breast cancer diagnosis and how you and your family can navigate the trauma. Topics ranged from the best way to communicate with your children to dealing with new challenges to your sexuality and intimacy. The day was focused around education, sharing, and building support for breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer.
3. Our story on suicide by sex and occupational group was cited by Medical Daily.
4. Dr. Alex Berezow continued his twice weekly radio segment, "Real Science with Dr. B," on a Seattle area radio show hosted by Kirby Wilbur. Topics on Tuesday's segment (beginning at 18:39) included smoking vs. vaping, the uselessness of dietary supplements, and a cross-species love affair between a donkey and an emu; topics on Thursday's segment (beginning at 18:26) included the questionable utility of probiotics, the "Mother of Satan" explosive synthesized by a Florida man, and the FDA's proposed ban on menthol cigarettes.