This episode marks our two year anniversary and we celebrate in style!
I recreate the 1858 Great Stink of London, a terrible smell caused by an overburdened sewerage system and unresponsive government. Cholera filled the streets killing thousands - bad air or miasma was thought to be the cause. The city needed a hero...
Anton then tells of modern day pollution - plastic dumped into the world’s oceans where it kills wildlife. One of the worst affected areas is the small atoll of Midway where the Albatross population is under threat.
Show notes: https://thecuriosityofachild.com/episodes/miasma-a-london-stink-and-plastic-pollution