S5E13: How Will Leading Causes of Death Change in the Future?

Death causes have changed drastically since the 1800’s; how will they change 50 to 100 years from now? Listen to learn the most likely causes of death in the future and why.

In This Episode:

In the first half Charlie explores a new source of protein and has our recipe of the week. In the 2nd half Marianne talks about how future causes of death may be different for our children and grandchildren; and in our third half Charlie takes us to the Twilight Zone
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  • 02:57 – Recipe of the Week: Exploring alternative protein sources and cricket flour pancakes
  • 06:59 – What leading causes of death may look like in the future
  • 30:40 – Twilight Zone: The Midnight Sun (Episode 75)
  • 36:52 – Outro

What will Future Death Causes Be?

What will likely be the causes of death in 2100? In the early 1800’s the main causes of death in the United States was cholera, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, croup, and diphtheria. Will we once again from infections because of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, or suffer from extreme heat like a Twilight Zone episode? Learn the most likely culprits in this episode, from heat-related illness to top cancers.

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Recipe of the Week – Cricket Flour Pancakes

A pile of pancakes with coconut shavings, bananas, nuts, and peanut butter. From Holistic Rendezvous

Are roasted, dried edible insects the future superfood? Read this article from Holistic Rendezvous to learn more and get their recipe for pancakes using cricket flour. Plus you get to learn a really cool new word: entomophagy!

The Midnight Sun

Charlie shares with us the nightmarish storyline of Episode 75, The Midnight Sun, which was first shown in November of 1961. You can also learn more about it here.


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