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Inspired by a photo from last week’s conversation about Thalidomide, we’re discussing the wild world of prosthetics throughout history, what disability means, and better living through body augmentation.
[0:00] Mark gives a very affecting lesson on why you shouldn’t keep wild animals as pets
[17:10] CoRri is kind of on holiday in the Hawaiian Twin Peaks
[26:16] We talk a bit about wrasslin’ and why everyone should be watching it
[33:20] John Carpenter’s The Thing is the zeitgeist this week, and we talk about the other 1980s horror flicks we consumed over the past few days
[57:00] We look at various prosthetic technologies throughout history
Stuff we referenced:
- Civil War veteran’s ingenious, self-designed mechanical arms – https://twentytwowords.com/civil-war-veterans-ingenious-self-designed-mechanical-arms-3-pictures/
- The prosthetic Iron Hand of a 16th century legendary cyborg knight – https://www.zmescience.com/science/berlichingen-iron-hand-prosthetic/
- Complete arm prosthesis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979 – https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co127459/complete-arm-prosthesis-edinburgh-scotland-1979-artificial-arm
- This Medieval Man Used a Knife as a Prosthetic Limb – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-man-used-knife-prosthetic-limb-180968837/