It’s another big week here at what’s that smell? HQ. First and foremost, AND by popular demand, we’ve finally created bespoke playlists of the music of this show.
The Music of What’s That Smell?
You might (but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t) know that we source all our music from the fine artists and catalog at Artlist. But that’s a subscription service for creators and not terribly convenient if you just want to jam out a bit. Thankfully, the artists we have selected for our show also have released their music in Spotify and Apple Music. We built the playlist of as many of the tracks as we could (60+!) and will keep it up as we go. Just follow the playlist on your platform of choice and shuffle away!
Do you have the Sugies?
It’s true: if we had our way, we’d all be referring to hypoglycemia as the “Sugies”. But we don’t have our way so we’ll just have to adapt to words.
This week, Pete takes a closer look at the connection between hypoglycemia and mental health.
Wait, what? Pete, surely you’re mistaken. How could there be a connection between low blood sugar and mental health?
See, that’s what Pete thought, too, at first. Then he started looking at some of the research, like Prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a diabetes clinic population, and found out that smarties have been calling out about the connection for decades.
The issue for us, though, is more specific: if you have both a tendency for low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, or diabetes AND you live with anxiety and depression, since the symptoms overlap between the conditions, how do you know you’re having one or the other, and what can you do about it when you’re right in the middle of a storm?
We found this story about Pepsi, vodka, and the Russian Navy that is just too good not to talk about on the show this week.
Our listener submission is pretty contagious so hang on for your keyboards. Are you using emoji correctly? Did you, like our dear listener, just ask your boss for a raise, and tell him you’re sorry about the loss of his loved one, while at the same time pledging your love to a K-Pop boy band? That’s the level of severity of this week’s emojimergency… it’s a ⏰⏰⏰⏰⏰🔥.
Ok, that’s a joke. The REAL definitive discussion belongs to Emojipedia.org, literally the most expansive dictionary of emoji and their meanings on the internet. Jeremy Burge is an emoji historian, founder of Emojipedia, creator of World Emoji Day and widely regarded as an expert on emoji. Plus, if you’re art-inclined, each entry will show you what the emoji symbol looks like on all the major platforms. You might be surprised to see what your favorite emoji looks like on someone else’s device — Purple Heart 💜 anyone?