Episode 10

August 08, 2022


An Episode About Rats

An Episode About Rats
Busted Business Bureau
An Episode About Rats

Show Notes

Dr. Alex Berr is on the pod to 1) brutally roast me several times and 2) help me think about the questions regarding the business of selling and distributing animals. The question that drives this episode is: Are animals products? We talk about the industry standards for both pet rats and lab rats when it comes to breeding, caretaking, and liability. Dr. Berr got her PhD in biomedical engineering and has PLENTY of experience with mice...it's really cool stuff. While this episode is absolutely hilarious, it's also pretty dark and gross. Don't listen if you're squeamish about animal stuff; this one is simply not for you. I forgot to put a disclaimer up top so consider yourself warned. Anyways, go see Uncontrolled Variables at the Lincoln Lodge this Thursday at 7:30pm! :)


Mr. McKnight works to keep on rolling, Liz Such, Kaneland Krier 2013


Caruso v Crawford Hospital, NY 1979

Bazzini vs Garrant, NY 1982


Special report: Thousands of mice were euthanized at Rutgers during last year's campus shutdown, Madison McGay and Hayley Slusser, The Daily Targum 2021

The History of the Lab Rat Is Full of Scientific Triumphs and Ethical Quandaries, Sam Schipani, Smithsonian Magazine (This one has EAR RAT in it)


USDA uncovers abuse at rodent supplier that PETA claims is used by PetSmart, Russ Wiles, AZ Central 2016

Petco Rats Need Bigger Warning, Jury Told. Ameena Shelling, Courthouse News Service 2016

Busted Business Bureau Live Show Link!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/busted-business-bureau-live-tickets-392610848617

Busted Business Bureau Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bustedbizbureau


Other Episodes

Episode 2

May 30, 2022

D.A.R.E. America

My brother in christ, Matt McLean, joins for a jaunty-ass personal episode about society's preventative answer to the war on drugs: DARE! Cops certainly did not get this one right, despite receiving an insane amount of funding. Like bonkers. This loosey goosey episode was so fun to record, and if you like drugs, alcohol, and violence, this episode is for you! Stream Matt's music and follow @bustedbizbureau if you're so inclined. :) KISSES! FOOTNOTES 1. DARE Marks a Decade of Growth and Controversy : Youth: Despite critics, anti-drug program expands nationally. But some see declining support in LAPD., Jim Newton, LA Times, 1993 2. DARE takes substance abuse message into classrooms, Mureena Naseer, Journal and Courier, 1999 3. DARE to succeed, Myra Jones, The Bradenton Herald, 2000 4. DARE officers guide our youth, Joe Mazurek, Ravalli Republic, 1996 5. Program DARES youth to resist drugs and violence, Sheryald Cubrey, The Marshall News, 1996 6. Vintage DARE cartoon 7. DARE Scare: Turning Children Into Informants?, James Bovard, 1994, Washington Post 8. A brief history of DARE, the anti-drug program Jeff Sessions wants to revive, Christopher Ingramsen, Washington Post 2017, 9. Local cops defend DARE, Rex Robinson and Phil Rokohor, Southtown Star 1998 ...



Episode 7

September 26, 2022

Monsanto 7: The Good Fight

Barehanded honeykeeping, moms-on-facebook, and deadly scientific coverups are all converging to form the final bell toll for Monsanto's mortal time. With all of the doom-and-gloom from past episodes, you're probably wondering how this company...doesn't...still exist, given its titanic political, scientific, and corporate influence. The answer is it's all of it and it's none of it. We're really going through the ringer this episode with a final act that is so heartbreaking that I was, in fact, crying while reading it. Check it out! Please rate and leave reviews on the podcast if you love it; it really helps me out :) Follow @BlenderBluid and @HelloAmyDo LIVE SHOW TICKET LINK OCTOBER 1 PLEASE COME! PATREON LINK SOURCES:  The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice, Carey Gillam 2021 Leydy Pech, the "honey lady" who stopped Monsanto, Beatriz Garcia, Al Dia News 2020 https://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/leydy-pech/ Mayan Women Fought Monsanto—And Won, Christin Sandberg, Bitch Media 2014 Guatemalan protests against Monsanto Law, Rebecca Griest Swathmore College 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20151226231418/http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/guatemala-indigenous-communities-prevail-monsanto/ I Won a Historic Lawsuit, But May Not Live to Get the Money, Carey Gillam, Time  2018 He was drenched in a weed-killer made by Monsanto in a workplace accident. Then he was diagnosed with cancer, Vanessa Caldwell, CBC Docs 2022 ...



Episode 1

May 23, 2022

Lockheed Martin

National Organizer at CODEPINK, Danaka, joins me for the girliest episode of Busted Business Bureau: the multibillion dollar weapons company, Lockheed Martin! If you pay taxes, I promise this episode is about you. For a company that's been around so long, you think they'd build less stuff that caught on fire or less stuff that made Vermonter children lose control of their bowels. This one's got explosions, missed deadlines, a bit of the red scare, bribery, and the WHITE MAN'S CAUCUS, which I promise is just as funny as it sounds. Follow @wifeoftoast on twitter or @CODEPINK everywhere!  PS, if you live in Chicago, Mike Quigley takes money from Lockheed Martin. Follow @DivestMike and tell him to cut it out!  Footnotes:  Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex, William D. Hartung Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program, Valerie Insinna, New York Times 2019 Federal Contractors Are Violating Workers’ Rights and Harming the U.S. Government, Center for American Progress Report Sandia National Labs Bribery Scandal, Department of Justice Summary Lockheed Subsidiary (Tools and Metals) Overcharging Scheme, Jerry Seper, Washington Times 2000 Working for Equality: The Narrative of Harry Hudson, Harry Hudson Wikipedia List of Lockheed Bribery Scandals How Lockheed Martin Makes Money, Investopedia Nooses, Symbols of Race Hatred, At Center of Workplace Lawsuits, Sana Siwolap, NYT 2000 Lockheed's Latest Battle: Bias, Greg Schneider, NYT 2000 Remove Labels This Ramadan <3, Coca Cola XOXO I don't want to plug that right wing guy's website or the White Man's Caucus website but if you're dying to look them up, they're easily googlable lol.  ...