Episode 16

Episode 16: The Dribble Project / Let’s Learn About Leprosy!

Patrice & Marleah nerd out on history this week, with the least appropriately named government nuke project ever, the national quarantine you never knew about, and fuckin’ armadillos, man. Also we welcome back Bartender Courtney and her Cuban mojitos!

The Dribble Project //

Nuclear Blasts in Mississippi | Mississippi History Now by Stephen Cresswell

In 1964, a nuclear bomb exploded in Mississippi and really messed up a guy’s kitchen by Alex Q. Arbuckle

Salmon/Sterling Nuclear Tests Marker – Lumberton, Mississippi – Atlas Obscura by Matt Smith

Atomic Journeys: Mississippi segment – YouTube by atomcentral

Let’s Learn About Leprosy! //

Life Inside Louisiana’s Leprosy Quarantine Was Tragic and Inspirational by Gray Chapman

How Do People Get Hansen’s Disease? by the CDC

Secret People (film about Carville) directed by Laura Harrison and John Anderson

The National Hansen’s Disease Museum

Carville Leprosy Hospital 1977-79, “No Place for Cowards”: photos by M Petty Photography

The STAR- Radiating the Light of Truth on Hansen’s Disease: the self published newspaper of Carville patients

Termination of the leprosy isolation policy in the US and Japan : Science, policy changes, and the garbage can model by Hajime Sato and Janet E Frantz


Cuban Mojito

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rum, such as Bacardi Superior Rum
  • Splash club soda

Combine the sugar, mint and lime juice in a 12-ounce glass and muddle together. Fill the glass with ice, and then pour in the rum. Shake in a shaker until well mixed, then pour back into the same glass. Fill with club soda, and garnish with mint, sugar cane and a straw.


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