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Behind The Future
44 minutes | May 31, 2021
The First PC Virus And The HIV Epidemic
Has your PC been running a lil' slow lately? Has your floppy drive been acting funny? What a coincidence! This week, Meabh takes us on a journey back to the very first PC virus, also known as the 'Brain' Virus. Sarah discusses the HIV Epidemic, how research has helped millions that have been affected by the virus, and how far we've come since the first cases were recorded. Let's get Behind The Future!
41 minutes | May 24, 2021
Tampons And The Pledge Of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance, to the podcast... Welcome back to another patriotic episode of Behind The Future! This week, Sarah discusses the surprising history of tampons and how their technology has come so far in so little time. Meabh tells us of the controversial Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag... Is it a direct result of a capitalist society...? … Yes.
48 minutes | May 17, 2021
Jane Roe And King Henry VIII
“Divorced, beheaded, died; Divorced, beheaded, survived.” We all know the rhyme about the women that married King Henry VIII, but who was the man behind the marriages? Join Meabh and Sarah this week as they discuss the surprising story of Jane Roe of the monumental Roe V Wade case, and the King of England who proposed to more women than Ross from Friends.
46 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Haka And Rasputin
There lived a certain man, in Russia long ago... Has that song been stuck in your head for weeks? Same, here! Join us this week as Sarah takes us to New Zealand to learn about the traditional Haka, while Meabh delves into the rich history of Grigori Rasputin, who was big and strong (and his eyes were flaming gold).
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