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Outside/Inbox: The Ramen Wasp Murders & Other Mysteries

Outside/Inbox: The Ramen Wasp Murders & Other Mysteries

What poisoned a swarm of ramen-loving wasps? Could life on Earth have started twice?
Tijd: 22:40
We introduce our new mailbag segment: the Outside/Inbox, where we answer your questions about the natural world.
This time: 
Question 1: What are those blue boxes sticking out of East Coast salt marshes?
Question 2: A bunch of wasps swarmed into my friend’s bowl of ramen and died. What poisoned the wasps? 
Question 3: Did life begin on Earth just once? Or could it have happened multiple times during the same period?
Question 4: If you ironed out all the mountains in a place like New Hampshire - how much bigger would the surface area of the state be?
Do you have a question about the natural world? Submit it to the Outside/Inbox! Send a voice memo to or call our hotline: 1-844-GO-OTTER.
Featuring: Gabrielle Sakolsky, Luke Steller, Jared Dyer, Debbie Maciecki, Larry Garland, and Russell Congalton
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Produced and Reported by Taylor Quimby, Jessica Hunt, Justine Paradis, and Felix Poon
Host: Justine Paradis
Edited by Taylor Quimby
Additional Editing: Cori Princell and Rebecca Lavoie
Executive Producer: Rebecca Lavoie
Mixed by Taylor Quimby, Jessica Hunt, Justine Paradis, and Felix Poon
Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder
Additional Music by Blue Dot Sessions
Aflevering-ID: 1000536413476
GUID: prx_273_55142300-7a10-45d2-8f97-8ee3ee34ef00
Releasedatum: 23-9-2021 18:23:58


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Amazing podcast!

Your stories remind me why I love ecology. And I giggle. Every. Single. Time. Y’all amazing!

Listen and learn

This podcast has the most interesting stories. Every episode I learn something new. It makes me think about the world in ways I had not before. Love it!

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One of the best deeply reported, balanced, and creatively presented podcasts, and this series on Power blew me away. Great unfolding-audio-story-telling that charms you with observations of the small moments of interactions while revealing the interdependent / unanticipated relationships behind where and who our (electric) power comes from—focussing on Canadian hydropower. Good listening even if you don’t live in North America - legacies that have their versions in other parts of the world.

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