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Let's Learn Everything!

Tom Lum, Caroline Roper, Ella Hubber

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Science communicators Ella Hubber, Tom Lum, and Caroline Roper share anything and everything interesting! Each episode they teach each other about a science topic, answer a question, and learn about a miscellaneous topic. Whether it's bugs on drugs, temporal illusions, or reality tv, there's so much out there, so let's learn everything! Join our Discord, email us, and follow us everywhere at https://www.LetsLearnEverythingPod.com
 
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Lead singer Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil looks back on the band's illustrious career and how it's put environmentalism at the forefront of its music from day one. The star of Charlottetown's Anne of Green Gables — The Musical, Kelsey Verzotti, was told by a drama teacher that she'd never play Anne Shirley, because Anne is white and Kelsey is Chine…
 
Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson of The Band discusses his documentary Once Were Brothers, which takes an in-depth and personal look at his former group. Kent Hartman, author of Goodnight L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock, talks about the classic '70s rock music scene in California. Canadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc — the artis…
 
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Artist Adrian Stimson tells us how his Blackfoot ancestors' deep connection to bison fuels his art and how the animal helps him reflect on the violent legacy of colonialism. Singer-songwriter Terry Uyarak introduces a song from his new EP, Atiilu. Filmmaker Deborah Chow talks about helming the new Star Wars mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi, which picks u…
 
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Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang talks about showing his leading man potential in the new movie Fire Island, which revisits Pride and Prejudice among a group of vacationing gay best friends. Comedian Margaret Cho discusses her role in Fire Island as a den mother to a chosen family of young gay men, plus, how she feels about becoming a role model fo…
 
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