Curiosity Daily Podcast: From Music to Bacon, Biology is Everywhere (w/ Biologist Melanie Peffer)

Learn about the treadmill’s torture device origins. Then, author Melanie Peffer explains why biology is everywhere.

May 06, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

Treadmills were originally torture devices by Steffie Drucker

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