Episode 27 – Control Freaks


photo credit Scott Carter


With Hurricane Sandy barreling down on the Constant Crisis News & Opinion Command Center, Ham & Chuck figure out what hurricanes, earthquakes, germs and mortality have in common. And that is, humans can’t control them, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. 

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Mentions, Honorable & Otherwise:

  • WXRisk
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Grease
  • Olivia Newton-John (by inference)
  • Weather Channel
  • Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore
  • Virginia Shark Attack Task Force
  • Alan Johnston of the BBC
  • Italian Judge Marco Billi
  • The National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks
  • God
  • Mother Nature
  • L’Aquila, Italy
  • The BBC
  • CBS Atlanta
  • Clorox
  • McClatchy-Tribune News Service
  • Five-Second Rule
  • San Diego State University
  • Robosquirrel
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
  • Television
  • Cigarettes
  • Dr. J. Lennert Veerman, a senior research fellow at the University of Queensland
  • The journal Diabetologia
  • Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research fellow at the University of Leicester in England
  • Dr. David W. Dunstan, professor at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia
  • Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times Phys-Ed Blog
  • Dr. James Timmons, professor of systems biology at Loughborough University in England
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana
  • XRGenomics
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Lauren Powers Cartwright
  • Jon Newman
  • Kyra Newman
  • Robert Holland
  • VCU