Show Notes: Episode 28

Episode 28: Oops! All Icy

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It is obscenely hot pretty much everywhere. Here are some tips for keeping cool.

  • Use A/C if you have it!
  • Use fans if you don't!
  • Eat lots and lots of ice cream and popsicles (for fun and for comfort)

Here is a link to all those UK historical sites Stephanie mentioned in this week's episode. I guess the heat is good for something after all!


Heatwaves are no joke. As of the end of July, 27 people have died in South Korea this year from the heat. Read about it here. And remember to check on folks who are at risk in hot weather!

On a similar note: DON'T LEAVE ANIMALS IN HOT CARS YOU DINGUSES! We looked up the law in Washington (see below) but you should check your local laws as well!

Leave or confine any animal in unattended motor vehicle or enclosed space—Class 2 civil infraction—Officers’ authority to reasonably remove animal.
(1) It is a class 2 civil infraction under RCW 7.80.120 to leave or confine any animal unattended in a motor vehicle or enclosed space if the animal could be harmed or killed by exposure to excessive heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of necessary water.
(2) To protect the health and safety of an animal, an animal control officer or law enforcement officer who reasonably believes that an animal is suffering or is likely to suffer harm from exposure to excessive heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of necessary water is authorized to enter a vehicle or enclosed space to remove an animal by any means reasonable under the circumstances if no other person is present in the immediate area who has access to the vehicle or enclosed space and who will immediately remove the animal. An animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or the department or agency employing such an officer is not liable for any damage to property resulting from actions taken under this section.
(3) Nothing in this section prevents the person who has confined the animal in the vehicle or enclosed space from being convicted of separate offenses for animal cruelty under RCW 16.52.205 or 16.52.207.
— Revised Code of Washington 16.52.340

Finally, Stephanie remembered what the UKers call sweatpants! JOGGERS?!?! Or TRACKIE BOTTOMS!?!?! What a wild, magical place.