Welcome to the first episode of Nothing Urgent, hosted by Impose Magazine‘s Derek Evers and Gothamist‘s Chris Robbins. Derek and Chris call up urban entomologist Jody L. Gangloff-Kaufmann of Cornell University to talk about the 17-year periodical cicada. Learn more about the insect’s life-cycle. Would Jody recommend eating a cicada? Find out what bugs are not prime eating, and learn how magicicadas communicate. Later, Amanda Contrada, Showcase Coordinator for the Northside Festival, comes by to talk about the history of the event, and how it has grown over the past five years. Hear what showcases Amanda booked, and which ones she is looking forward to attending. This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“Cicadas have this thing on the side of their bodies called a tymbal… when they flex this membrane it clicks, and that’s how they communicate.” [14:05]

Jody L. Gangloff-Kaufmann on Nothing Urgent