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Episode 5: Weird Wildlife and the Georgia Guidestones

Episode 5: Weird Wildlife and the Georgia Guidestones

May 6, 2018

This week Ben delves into the unique species and characteristics of Appalachia's ecosystem, from rare salamanders to slime molds and more. Then Cam digs into the mysterious Georgia Guidestones — a monument inscribed with "guidelines" intended to guide post apocalyptic humanity to a "new age of reason" and commissioned by an anonymous group of self-described "loyal Americans" in 1981 — and the controversies and conspiracy theories they have sparked.

Mentioned in this episode
[PDF] Guide to the Georgia Guidestones, Elberton Granite Finishing Company (1981)
[VIDEO] The Georgia Guidestones: America's Most Mysterious Monument
[VIDEO] The Hidden Jewels of Appalachia (Salamanders)
American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
Hunting Mushrooms, and What Makes Some Glow in the Dark

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