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Episode 047: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thanks for joining us! This month we are discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Welcome dear readers, you are listening to Time to Read, a Winnipeg Public Library podcast book club.  We are recording today from the Carol Shields auditorium in the Millennium Library, located on Treaty One, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota as well as the birthplace of the Métis Nation and the heart of the Métis Homeland. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in Treaty Three territory.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

The Double-Edged Helix by Michael Rogers – Rolling Stone article about Henrietta and HeLa from 1976, referred to by Rebecca Skloot several times.

The Way of All Flesh – 1997 BBC documentary about Henrietta and HeLa, mentioned by Rebecca Skloot throughout her book.

Susie Dent’s Twitter Account

Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment for Every Day of the Year by Susie Dent

TELL US ABOUT ANOTHER BOOK I MIGHT LIKE

Toby: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Trevor: The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman

Dennis: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

NERD WORDS FOR WORD NERDS

Trevor: Lest: “for fear that”

Toby: Apricity: “the warmth of sun in winter”

Bonus word from Toby: Nod-crafty: “given to nodding the head with an air of great wisdom when you actually don’t have a clue/tuned out a while ago”

Dennis: Non-overlapping magisteria

Next month we will be talking about The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

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