MONDAY: Eating Bugs – Marcel Dicke asks a simple question: Why not eat insects? Sure, to the American mind, eating bugs seem gross, but most of the world already does it. Insects are easier to farm than conventional meat, yield greater outputs, and are less likely to transmit diseases to humans.So pass the grub! Dicke leads a conversation on bugs as the next big alternative to meat. Later in the show, Colin does a bug taste test with David George Gordon Bun Lai, and Kathryn Redford. And psychologist Rachel Herz coaches Colin on how to not react with disgust to a plate of mealworms.
TUESDAY: As we approach the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War, we’ll look at the nature of collective memory through the lens of the Iraq War. What do Americans collectively remember about Iraq, and what have we forgotten? Also, how difficult is it to change an established narrative once it takes root in our collective conscious?
WEDNESDAY: Beechermania! – Debby Applegate, biographer of Henry Ward Beecher. Boom! Pulitzer Prize. Pow! Joan Hedrick. Bang! Biographer of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Bam! Pulitzer Prize. Susan Campbell, biographer of Isabella Beecher Hooker. Boom! Owns a pair of Lilly Pulitzer jeans in mint green. Bang! It’s on, baby! Live from the steampunk Institute Library on Chapel Street. And you’re invited to join us. It’s the Beecher proxy fight they said could never happen! It’s on like 19th century Donkey Kong, baby.
THURSDAY: Our annual descent into March Madness! Mike Pesca checks in from one of the NCAA venues. CMS analysts Julia Pistell and Bill Curry break down the brackets using comedy, anagrams and guided meditation. Mike and Bill discuss the bizarre struggles of UConn to find a home conference. With Gonzaga #1 and Francis as pope, is this a great year for Jesuits or what?
FRIDAY: The Nose looks at the news of the week and tries to make sense of it all with help from your phone calls!