“Stings” (February 8, 2014)
In our very first episode of A Science Story, we tackle the world of stinging insects. Andrew explains why getting stung by a honeybee hurts so damn much, and Gatto tells the story of Justin O. Schmidt, an American entomologist who has built a career from being attacked by insects. We also send out special investigator Penny Orbell to tell us all about Africanised bees – a.k.a. killer bees! – and how they were accidentally unleashed on the Americas in a science experiment gone wrong.