Episode 147: Babies


Remember when I leeched all the calcium from your bones? Image courtesy of Flickr user paparutzi.

Big eyes, soft skin, squeezable cheeks. No doubt, babies are adorable. But on today's show we take a break from our cooing to examine some more serious aspects of parenthood. First producer Sabiha Kahn shows that there's some real science defending both sides of the breast vs. bottle debate, which has raged since the 19th century when an agricultural chemist created the first infant food. Then producer Audrey Quinn explores the unpleasant side of pregnancy, when our little dear ones rob us of nutrients and set our hormones on hyperdrive.

Show Clock

0:00 Opening Credits
0:26 Introduction
2:19 Breast vs. Bottle
5:47 Parasitic Babies
13:12 Closing Credits


Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Music from Music Alley includes "SunnySugarBabyAngelBunniesMarchingOverGreenHills," by Edgar Malaran, "Former Ladies of the Cold War," by Super Adventure Club, and "Kiss," by Bravo Max. Music from the Free Music Archive includes "Lungfish," by Eet.

Image courtesy of Flickr user paparutzi.

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