Extra: Super-Lysenko!

Greetings, Comrades!

Let’s strike a deal, you enjoy this episode now, and I make the Baltics independence one a great show? In all seriousness, that subject turned out to be way, way bigger than I had originally anticipated, so I pulled our prepared April the 1st episode and made a switcheroo. So that I wouldn’t have to give you a sub-par episode on how Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania even begun. It’s like a trick, really. But made with Science! MAD SCIENCE! Just like this show, where I, Chris Cogswell from Mad Scientist Podcast and David Flora of Blurry Photos fame discuss the utter weirdness that was the Soviet Science. State-funded psychics! Scientific truths, determined by propaganda! Cow-Antilope hybrids! An army of super-soldiers, composed of human-orangutan hybrids! Volunteers! All that and more, in this, for once, light-hearted and fun episode! Enjoy!

Oh, and we’re back to the serious stuff next time, I sincerely want to make that episode great.

Today’s picture:

Trofim Lysenko, who's pretending that he knows what he's doing. Also, looking good!
Trofim Lysenko, who’s pretending that he knows what he’s doing. Also, looking good!
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5 Comments on Extra: Super-Lysenko!

  1. Ah yes, that Russian psychic show is also pretty popular here in Mongolia, where they dub the show in Mongolian language for the local audience. I don’t watch it much, but my wife never misses it. I vaguely remember they had a Mongolian shaman on the show at one time.

    I didn’t know the show was funded by the Russian government though… even if they just fund the TV station that hosts the show, that’s still kind of nuts. But on the bright side, at least that leaves them a little less money for funding hackers and internet trolls!

      • That would be very cool. I’m not a perfect guide as I’m originally from America, but I’m exploring and learning quite a bit about this country. And since my wife and her family is Mongolian, they are a wealth of knowledge. They use the Cyrillic script here (with a few added letters), so you’d have a slightly easier time than most Westerners here. The biggest difficulty might be finding a flight from Europe that doesn’t have a stop in Moscow (you PROBABLY wouldn’t have a problem, but I can understand why you wouldn’t want to take the chance). I know there are routes that go through Turkey and Uzbekistan, and I think there might now be a direct flight from Frankfurt Germany.

        In general, though, Mongolia is getting to be a popular place to visit and is quite foreigner-friendly. Unless one is from China; there’s some bad history there and China’s government tends to bully its smaller neighbor (sounds a little familiar, huh?).

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