Episode 28: All About Food

This week, in honor of the holiday season, Tim and Tom devote the whole show to food. In the news they discuss the recent decision by the FDA to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, before delving into the larger questions of the role of the culinary arts in religious traditions. And in history, Tom tells Tim about the Nativity Fast. All that and the magic numbers, this week.

Episode 27: Paris Attacks, NASA Colony Paintings, The First Thanksgiving

This week Tim and Tom talk about the reaction in the news to the attacks in Paris last week. For the arts they look at a series of sketches from the NASA archives about what future space colonies might look like. And in history, they discuss the first Thanksgiving.

Episode 26: Climate Data, Cradle Will Rock, Olympic Games

This week, Tim and Tom discuss the latest data about 2015 being (yet again) the warmest year on record, and what that might mean for the debate about climate change. In our arts segment, we discuss the 1999 Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock, and in history we observe the anniversary of the modern reinvention of the Ancient Olympic Games.

Episode 25: Millennial Religion, Guy Fawkes Day, The Jungle

This week, Tim and Tom talk about a new Pew Study addressing religious attitudes among the youngest Americans, they observe a British holiday that commemorates an attempted firebombing, and they discuss the Upton Sinclair novel that is about so much more than meat. All that and the magic numbers.

Episode 24: Anointment, Box by Bot & Dolly, The Lisbon Earthquake

In this week’s news, Tim and Tom are inspired by Paul Ryan’s election as Speaker of the House to discuss anointment. In the arts segment, they look at a short film called Box, and in history, they look at the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Plus, the magic numbers return!