Connections - Episode 1
CONNECTIONS - Episode 1
In this episode of Shabam! Connections, we take you on a journey of tangents and non-sequiturs (actually that's what every episode of Connections is since that's kind of the point). It's like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon except we start with Zebras and end with an 18th century classical composer. Also, tidbits from the Zombie Medicine Conference, aquatic animals, whiskey, and Shakespeare. It's a wild ride!
Dr. Jessica Mason
Jessica is currently an education fellow at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Fresno. She is a writer and co-host of the Foolyboo podcast This Won’t Hurt a Bit. Jessica is also a medical contributor to EM:RAP and a ventriloquist.
Athena Aktipis PhD
Athena Aktipis is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University, co-Director of the Human Generosity Project and Director of Human and Social Evolution and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Aktipis completed her BA at Reed College (Psychology), her PhD at University of Pennsylvania (Psychology) and post-doctoral work at University of Arizona (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). She is a cooperation theorist, theoretical evolutionary biologist, and cancer biologist who now works at the intersection of these fields. Dr. Aktipis is the author of the forthcoming book from Princeton University Press "Evolution in the flesh: Cancer and the transformation of life."
Henry the Fifth
Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422), also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England from 1413 until his early death in 1422. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes in the Hundred Years' War against France, most notably in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe. Immortalized in the plays of Shakespeare, Henry is known and celebrated as one of the great warrior kings of medieval England. Yatta yatta yatta AND he got shot in the face with an arrow when he a teenager (how do you not live that down?).
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach March 31, 1685 – 28 July 1750 was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Western musical canon.