Ben Cohen is an associate professor in the Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies programs at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. His interests sit at the intersection of the histories of science, technology and the environment, with particular attention to industrial agriculture from the 19th century to today. His current project is an environmental history of the origins of manufactured food, told through a story of late 19th century pure food debates, “Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food”. He is also, as it were, a writer for a variety of non-academic forums and co-host of Various Breads and Butters.
July 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
eye candy, headline of the week, stupid shit my friends post, trumped up
David Beckham is outed as a familial lip kisser, a religious group thinks silent reading parties are a sign of the Apocalypse, “our” ancestors “adopted” the country’s “culture”, Zillow sues McMansion Hell, and Blake Fall-Conroy builds a minimum wage machine.
May 6th, 2017 | 59 mins 32 secs
eye candy, headline of the week, is this a thing, stupid shit my friends post, trumped up
Steve Bannon writes a musical, Mike’s buddies beat up Vanilla Ice, showing your butt in beautiful landscapes is now a thing, Al Gore's mansion lacks solar panels, someone in Virginia is shaving other people’s cats, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has no windows.
December 18th, 2016 | 50 mins 37 secs
Catwoman arrested for slashing boyfriend with scissors during fight, racist meme delineates between old-school gangster and modern-day thug, Sofia Vergara gets sued by her own embryos, Simon considers emotional prostitution,
Episode 19: ‘Some Countries Are Better in Letterbox’, with Special Guests B.R. Cohen and Simon Tonev
March 14th, 2016 | 1 hr 34 secs
Ted Cruz is almost definitely not the Zodiac Killer, Whole Foods pre-peels oranges, WV lawmakers get sick after legalizing and drinking raw milk, and the gang contemplates the meaning of folded American flags.