Slime is not something we often think about. But there are plenty of reasons why that should probably change: From the theory that life on Earth may have have first emerged from a primordial ooze, to the current slime-making craze that's sweeping the internet.
There are even experiments currently underway looking at how slime molds may be able to solve mankind's most complex and polarizing political issues. This hour we discuss everything you've ever wanted to know about slime, and more!
- Daryn Lehoux - Professor in the Dept. of Classics and Dept. of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Ontario; author of Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation
- Jonathon Keats - Conceptual artist and experimental philosopher from San Francisco, CA as well as Secretary of The Plasmodium Consortium at Hampshire College
- Megan Dobro - Assistant Professor of Biology at Hampshire College and scientific attache to The Plasmodium Consortium
- Ema Sagner - Administrative assistant and freelance journalist at NPR
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.