The Ear

Mike Rugnetta opens the inaugural Reasonably Sound podcast with an appreciation of the pinna, which, as you know if you’re an otolaryngologist, is the visible part of the ear.  You know, the floppy, weird-looking thing on the side of your head.  Turns out it has a purpose besides stabbing holes in it or providing a gross, epochal scene in Reservoir Dogs.  Mike details that purpose, and journeys past the middle ear to the crazy-ass labyrinths that make up your inner ear, ending up at the unfairness of the “If a tree falls in a forest” question.




PD Episode Image: “Image from page 248 of “Diseases of the ear : a text-book for practitioners and students of medicine” (1900)” –

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