Ep. 18 - Children's Music w/ Jason Rabinowitz

Episode Notes:

In this episode we speak with Jason Rabinowitz, one of the founding members of the group The Pop-Ups, who make children’s music. We talk about the ideas people have about children’s music, and why some music for children seems to be oversimplified and annoying, while some is engaging and genuinely listenable by adults. We also talk about what children are capable of, and some misconceptions people have about children’s abilities for comprehension and social behavior.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

The Pop-Ups (Jason’s Band): http://thepopups.com/

Mentioned in the episode

Oakland art project: http://www.artnews.com/2018/07/25/world-preview-art21s-report-creative-growth-art-center-oakland/

Hold Tight Shine Bright: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1426119606?ls=1&app=itunes

Ep. 17 - Food Allergies w/ Cody & Rose Sklar

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Cody Sklar and his mother Rose Sklar about growing up with severe food allergies, the current state of food allergies in our society, and Cody’s new company Wander Without Worry, the world’s first allergy-friendly food delivery service.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Cody’s Documentary: http://immersive.healthcentral.com/allergy/d/LBLN/living-with-severe-allergies-rosecodysklar/?ap=2003

Wander Without Worry (Cody’s Company): https://www.wanderwithoutworry.com/

Minimalism Documentary Mentioned: https://minimalismfilm.com/

The local magazine article mentioned in the interviews is not yet available online.

Ep. 15 - Language w/ Anne Curzan

Show Notes:

In this week's episode, we speak with University of Michigan professor Anne Curzan about language - what is it, how does it evolve, and what's it for? We discuss where people get new words, what makes a word "real", and the relationship between language and cognition.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

"That's What They Say" on Michigan Radio: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381443663/that-s-what-they-say

Ep. 14 - Street Epistemology w/ Anthony Magnabosco & Ben Diesel

In this week's episode, we speak with Anthony Magnabosco and Ben Diesel. Anthony and Ben are both YouTube creators whose channels are focused on a discourse technique called Street Epistemology. Anthony and Ben go out into the world and have short, friendly, productive conversations about things people think are true and the methods people use to determine truth. We had an awesome conversation with them, and highly recommend checking out their YouTube content!

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Street Epistemology Website: https://streetepistemology.com/

"Latest Releases" YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfb-sNm-sTE0fZQkynr-qTu6krq68S-po

Anthony's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/magnabosco210

Ben's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqXvfjGJdInxkVcpDhhlU_g

Ep. 13 - Addiction & Recovery w/ Eli Bates

Show Notes:

In this episode, we interview Eli Bates about addiction & recovery. This episode is a little different than our usual ones - we spend a lot of time talking with Eli about his story, and delving deep into the progression of addiction. We also spend a fair amount of time talking about the process of recovery and some of the misconceptions people have about it.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Ep. 12 - Bioengineering Lungs w/ Dr. Joan Nichols

Dr. Joan Nichols's team at University of Texas Medical Branch has a mission - nobody's done it before, but they see no reason we shouldn't be trying to do it now: Bioengineering lungs from natural scaffolds. Joan's team recently completed a pilot study that successfully implanted bioengineered, lab-grown lungs into pigs, marking a huge milestone in the progression toward a future where transplant patients can receive organs specifically bioengineered and grown in a lab to be compatible with their bodies.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast


UTMB Wonders-Could we grow lungs in a lab: https://www.utmbwonders.com/lungs-in-lab

TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyHVlU1dNoE

CBS innovation Nation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-tcMPfEwSM and https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/innovation-nation/episodes/lung-growing/


Science Translational Medicine: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/452/eaao3926  


Current and past publications leading to the recent manuscript published in Science Translational Medicine:

1.      Nichols JE, S. LaFrancesca, JA Niles, SP Vega, LB Argueta, L. Frank, DC Christiani, R Pyles, B Hynes, R Zhang, A Miller, J Sakamoto, J Jessica Rhudy, G Hendricks, F Begarani,  X Liu, G Vargas, R Pal, I Patrikeev, L Woodson, A  Wacher,  M Grimaldo, D Weaver, R  Mlcak, J Cortiella The Next Step in the Production of Bioengineered Lungs for Clinical Application: Transplantation of Bioengineered Lung into a Large Animal Model. Science Translational Medicine, Accepted for publication June 2018.

2.      Fernandez-Moure JS, Van Eps JL, Rhudy JR, Cabrera J, Acharya GS, Tasciotti E, Sakamotos, Nichols JE. Porcine acellular lung matrix for wound healing and abdominal wall reconstruction: a pilot study. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2016, vol7; p1-8.  

3.      Nichols JE, ,LaFrancesca S, Vega SP, Niles JA, Argueta LB, Riddle M, Sakamoto J, Vargas G, Pal R, Woodson L, Seanor D, Campbell G, Schnadig V, Rhudy J, Cortiella J New Life for Old Lungs “Whole Human Lung Bioengineering: Production and Assessment of a Bioengineered Pediatric Lung” Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine e-published, January, 2016.

4.      Nichols J.E., Niles JA, Vega, SP, Arguetsa LB, Eastaway A and Cortiella J Modeling the lung: Design and development of tissue engineered macro- and micro-physiologic lung models for research use. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2014 Sep;239(9):1135-69.

5.      Nichols JE, Niles JA, Vega SP, Cortiella J.Novel in vitro respiratory models to study lung development, physiology, pathology and toxicology.  Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013;4 Suppl 1:S7.. Epub 2013 Dec 20

6.      Melo E, Garreta E, Luque T, Cortiella J, Nichols J, Navajas D, Farré R. Effects of the Decellularization Method on the Local Stiffness of Acellular Lungs.Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2013 Nov 6.

7.      Nichols JE, Niles J, Riddle M, Vargas G, Schilagard T, Ma L, Edward K, Lafrancesca S, Sakamoto J, Vega S, Ogedegbe M, Mlcak R, Deyo D, Woodson L, McQuitty C, Lick S, Beckles D, Melo E, Cortiella J. Production and Assessment of Decellularized Pig and Human Lung Scaffolds.Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 May 2.

8.      Nichols JE, Cortiella J, Lee J, Niles JA, Cuddihy M, Wang S, Bielitzki J, Cantu A, Mlcak R, Valdivia E, Yancy R, McClure ML, Kotov NA.In vitro analog of human bone marrow from 3D scaffolds with biomimetic inverted colloidal crystal geometry. Biomaterials. 2009 Feb;30(6):1071-9.

Ep. 11 - Entrepreneurship w/ Alleah Webb

Show Notes:

In this episode, we talk with Chase's cousin, Alleah Webb. Alleah is the CEO of Drifter Coffee, a successful mobile coffee truck in the greater Detroit area. We talk with Alleah about entrepreneurship, small-business ownership, and (of course) coffee.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Drifter Coffee: http://driftercoffee.com/

Drifter on Instagram: http://instagram.com/driftercoffee

Drifter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DriftercoffeeMI/

Drifter by Email: driftercoffee@gmail.com