Curiosity Daily Podcast: You Can Totally BS a BSer

Learn about why you can BS a BS-er; how you can get your hands on some of the world’s oldest books at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; and a sea slug in the genus Elysia that cuts off its own head when it wants a new body.

April 19, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

You *can* BS a BSer — but it depends on the kind of BS by Steffie Drucker

You Can Encounter Some of the World's Oldest Books at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library by Reuben Westmaas

There's a slug that cuts off its own head when it wants a new body by Cameron Duke

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