April 11, 2022

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  • Dance PM from Horishi Yoshimura

  • Amor - C.B. Rework by Clark

  • Here’s What You’re Missin by Bing and Ruth

  • Meredith Monk’s Ellis Island as played by Bruce Brubaker

  • Alto Paraiso by Aukai

  • Opening from Nathaniel Bartlett

  • Rivers That you Cannot See by North Americans

  • First of the Tide by Erland Cooper featuring Benge


  • The episode old episode I mention in the credits as a companion to this one is here.

  • Most of the biographical details in this were found in the official biography written for the National Academy of Sciences by his Uranium-hunting colleague, George Tilton, and a terrific, entertaining oral history interview.

  • Also, if you’ve left episode in the mode where you’d just like to know some more, I came across this old Mental Floss article by Lucas Reilly that I thought did a particularly good job of weaving a lot of the back story (some of which I’d covered before in the Midgely episode linked above) into Patterson’s story. Just wanted to shine a light on it.

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