Author Archives: Owen Swart

Consilience – Episode #66: Learning to Grow Weed, Holy Water Stampeed and Nigeria Ruins It for the Rest of Us

The 66th episode of Consilience is here! You can download the mp3 here (30mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Chris Sham Suzanne Patterson Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1945: Operation Paperclip steps into high gear. Guest … Continue reading

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Consilience – Episode #65: Malagasy Locusts, Cellphone Losers and Dirty Hippie Stoners

The 65th episode of Consilience is here! You can download the mp3 here (19mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Chris Sham Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1796 – Edward Jenner administers the first successful smallpox vaccine. … Continue reading

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Consilience – Episode #64: Citation Needed, “False” Prophets and Fake Crap

The 64th episode of Consilience is here! You can download the mp3 here (26mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Chris Sham Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1839 – Dageurreotype photography announced. Guest special segments Patrick: News headlines … Continue reading

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Consilience – Episode #63: Toenails for Rhinos, Grass-eating Hominins and Monogamy Hormones

The 63rd episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (20mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1765 – Birth of Robert Fulton Jr, American inventor. Updates. Leo Igwe … Continue reading

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Consilience – Episode #62: Census Results, Population Explosions and a REAL Tractor Beam!

The 62nd episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (27mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Deon Barnard Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1926 - The death of Harry Houdini. Discussion 2011 South African … Continue reading

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Episode #61: Nobel Prizes, Meta-Analyses and a REAL Warp Drive This Time

The 61st episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (27mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Patrick Till Deon Barnard Chris Sham Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1851 – Discovery of Ariel and Umbriel, two … Continue reading

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Episode #60: West African Witchery, New Monkeys and Warp Speed

The 60th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (27mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Michael Meadon Angela Meadon Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1961: First contact with an alien race. Betty and Barney … Continue reading

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Episode #59: Neil Armstrong Gone, Rat Malaria Cured and Vietnamese Hangovers

The 59th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (33mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Michael Meadon Danny Kopping Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1965 – Gemini V splashed down. It went into space … Continue reading

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Episode #58: Curiosity Vaporises, Strikers are Bulletproof and Atheism Rises

The 58th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (26mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Michael Meadon Angela Meadon Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 565 – First recorded sighting of a monster in Loch … Continue reading

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Episode #57: Martian Robots, Cellphone Idiots and Dinosaur Double-whammy

The 57th episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (30mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here. Starring Owen Swart Michael Meadon Angela Meadon Chris Sham Teaching Angela to Appreciate History 1576 – The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe‘s Uraniborg … Continue reading

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