Mon, 26 October 2009
In Episode 8 of Science... sort of, Patrick Ryan and Justin sit back, relax, and eat some science... while drinking their favorite beverages. Patrick discusses a recent meeting on global species diversity, while Ryan and Justin can't decide what a species is in the first place. Then the trio discuss the trailer for the upcoming movie, Sherlock Holmes. Opinions of the trailer are varied, but all agree to buy stock in Rachel McAdams. Next, the Paleopals move on to the topic of parallel universes, and agree that productivity would be greatly increased if the idea were true. Finally, Ryan, Patrick, and Justin briefly discuss 'Starman' by James Robinson before playing Ryan's interview with Robinson recorded directly from the field, that is- in a bar.
Direct download: Ep_8__Science..._sort_of_-_Preserving_the_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am PDT
Sun, 18 October 2009
In this week’s installment of Science… sort of; The mysterious Sr. Nino makes an appearance, he teaches the guys and important lesson about jumping to meteorological conclusions but he also needs your help! Once you’ve listened to the show you can e-mail him, "seniornino" at "sciencesortof.com" and find out how you can get involved in SCIENCE! Next Patrick’s tell us about butterflies having sex with caterpillars, which seems like incest but is really bestiality. The lesson: you’re never too old to start a blog for your crackpot theories. Gentleman Broncos is up on the chopping block for this week’s Trailer Trash Talk. We learn a secret of Patrick’s past, a not so secret about Justin’s current, and Ryan hears Kiwis everywhere. Justin is excited about Ardi, a “new” hominid fossil from Africa. The guys disagree with the consensus in a few spots and go through some of the basics of evolutionary theory that confuse creationists and other laymen. Lucy’s grandma is full of surprises! Or maybe she’s exactly what we expected all along… Jon has written in to find out about of sultry feminine intros. The guys defer to Patrick who has to decide whether or not to reveal another secret. Music this week provided by: The Gitanos - Dejame en Paz Blue October - Into The Ocean Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros They Might Be Giants - My Brother The Ape
Direct download: Ep_7_Science..._sort_of_-_The_Butterfly_Effect.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT
Mon, 12 October 2009
Episode 6 of Science… sort of is probably the most sciencey episode so far. We bring in an extra-terrestrial expert to talk about water on the moon.
We contemplate the price of lunar bottled water and where to hide a space elevator from terrorists.
Next we discuss NASA’s LCROSS mission, which is essentially launching a missile at the moon to see what happens.
Ryan reminds us that there may be dinosaurs on the moon just waiting for cyborg paleontologists to discover them.
We return to earth to discuss the upcoming Chinese epic, Red Cliff. Patrick has a surprise up his sleeve and Justin and Ryan don’t care for it (I think they are just jealous).
Are you going to die 3 billion years from now when our galaxy collides with another? Chances are you’ll be dead already but at least future humans will get to crown a galactic champion, or will they?
Mon, 5 October 2009
Science... sort of: Episode 5. Do pretty women actually make men loose their minds? Justin, Ryan, and Patrick explore a new study that suggests that this is indeed true. Next the paleopals continue to be lost in space as they discuss the trailer for the upcoming horror scifi flick "Pandorum". Then the Nile crocodile tries to avoid extinction in the Okavango Delta, as the trio analyze opportunities for artificial insemination. Finally, Justin plays the odd-man-out as Ryan and Patrick continue their love-affair with werewolves as they discuss the comic "The Astounding Wolfman".
Direct download: Ep_5__Science..._sort_of_-_Avoiding_Extinction.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT