Science... sort of
Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.
Ep 29: Science... sort of - Stranger in a Strange Land

Short and sweet but still full of content... sot of. It's Episode 29: Stanger in a Strange Land! 

  • 00:00:00 - Soul-mates and Paleopals Patrick and Charlie almost share beers both ways. It's confusing, but they seem to get. Ryan drinks something better and has obscure reasons for doing so. We've all been here before, yes? Moving on.
  • 00:03:45 - If you think people aren't paying attention to you, try moving 30 degrees one way or another cause you may be invisible. Patrick explains. It also seems hard to find lively discussion, for it too is invisible.
  • 00:12:32 - However, nothing is more visible than a black child star in China. Trailer Trash Talk this week is talking montages and remakes all centered around the Karate Kid. Guilty pleasures abound.
  • 00:25:44 - Charlie is on assignment, and he may have been the wrong choice to send but he's got gumption and we reward that. If only he could breathe as well underwater as he does on land. But he knows an insect that's up to the challenge.
  • 00:34:05 - As rare as they are wonderful, Ryan brings us a story of gynadromorhpic chickens that are split straight down the middle. P.T. Barnum eat your heart out.
  • 00:48:21 - PaleoPOW time. Patrick is unorthodox and unorganized, but next year will better. Charlie is his usual charming self. Ryan finds a way to bring up Zombies.


That's the show, but if you want more tasty fun go to our website See you there!

Music this week provided by:

  • Friends - Flight of the Conchords
  • Lonely Stranger - Eric Clapton
  • Remember the Name - Fort Minor
  • Butterfly - Mason Jennings
  • Two Birds - Regina Spektor
Direct download: Ep_29_Science..._sort_of_-_Stanger_in_a_Strange_Land.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Ep 28: Science... sort of - Fantasy Survival Guide


Most of our listeners are human (we think) so chances are you'd be pretty useless in a fantasy realm. We brought in someone who agrees but is there hope? This week's theme is "Fantasy Survival Guide."


00:00:00 - Ben barely had time, and is under contractual obligation, to just have water. The other Paleopals enjoy more high pressured beverages... 

00:02:48 - This week we chat with Matt Sturges, writer of books and comics. He's smart AND talented, so listen up!

00:41:06 - Psychopaths get pleasure at any cost (we would know) but why? Charlie presents a new study that may hold the answer.

00:50:37 - Controversial as always, but no one can deny that this week's Trailer Trash Talk Kicks Ass!

00:58:49 - When physicists see something they don't understand they call if "dark _____" and make the universe that much more complicated for the rest of us. Thanks, jerks.

01:22:43 - PaleoPAL brings the iTunes love this week from 2 countries. Bonus feature: Hilbilly vocabular lessons for Canadians!


Music this week provided by:

Danger of the Water - The Futureheads

Sick Muse - Metric (from the ablum "Fantasies", get it?)

Evil - Interpol

Kick Some Ass - Stroke 9

Parallel Universe - Red Hot chili Peppers


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Direct download: Ep_28_Science..._sort_of_-_Fantasy_Survival_Guide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40am EDT

Ep 27: Science... sort of - Monsters Among Us

The Monsters Among Us -or- 3 Paleopals in Fine Form Indeed 

00:00:00 - Who is who? In which a woman with credentials is presented and the thematic integrity of Ryan's beer is questioned.

00:04:28 - Jeff asks the tough questions, such as: How is a quaking Earth like a spinning figure skater? The answer may surprise you, but you'll have less time to figure it out than you might think. Not even factoring in daylight savings.

00:28:51 - Trailer Trash Talk boths defends and attacks Defendor. It ain't easy being a Superhero.

00:37:39 - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, we find out there may have been dinosaurs in there too. And not the common misappropriation of aquatic reptiles as dinosaurs. This is the real deal, suckas!

00:48:11 - Ryan is the glue that holds it all together, so what happens if he gets left out? Charlie and Patrick discuss the movie "The Sasquatch Gang" while Ryan tries to keep up.

01:00:22 - Praise be to Ryan (not the usual one), Chris needs some help, and Mark puts Charlie in his place. All this and more in this week's PaleoPOW. (Hint: The more is a voicemail from Pete, so there's that.)


Music this week provided by:

The Monster's Loose - Polaris

Bouncing Off the Walls - Sugarcult

Do Somethin' Crazy - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

You Part the Waters - Cake

Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds


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Direct download: Ep_27_Science..._sort_of_-_Monsters_Among_Us.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Ep 26: Science... sort of - Rambling Catharsis

More sort of than science this week, but still fun... sort of.

00:00:00 - The Canadian brings the Yeti! Justin drinks old beer and spews old nonsense to boot. Benjamin goes tropical in an unexpected way (at least to Old Man Yeakel). And Ryan quizzes the guys on mascots.

00:08:03 - Next some very overdue whining concerning the state of R2D2's aerodynamics. Turns out he's as hollow as the plot of the prequels. Bazinga!

00:36:33 - Ryan, being a shameless shill that he is, bring in Jon from the Nerd List for a brief plug and discussion of 2nd tier superheroics. Someone gets mocked.

00:44:17 - Trailer Trash Talk is full of Losers this week. It was a comic but you wouldn't guess it from all the action!! A woman is drooled over, both in and out of the trailer.

00:57:04 - Numbers can get big. We need words to help with all those zeros and someone has proposed "hella" for a 1 with 27 zeros. The Californians are furious, the Canadian is curious, and someone bothers to do some actual research. The controversy ends here!

01:11:28 - PaleoPOW! iTunes (both here and abroad) plus an e-mail! How much more need I say?

01:25:20 - If you haven't been listening after the credits you've been missing out, stay tuned...

Music this week provided by:

Beer - Real Big Fish

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

Superhero - Stephen Lynch

Lost and Found - Feeder

Never Ending Math Equation - Modest Mouse


Direct download: Ep_26_Science..._sort_of_-_Rambling_Catharsis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

Ep 25: Science... sort of - Science Heavyeights

This week we're coming in strong and don't intend to let up with our powerhouse theme: Science Heavyweights

00:00:00 The Paleopals may be crunched for time and resources but the drinking part of the show is important and taken care of. However, for the first time EVER the Paleopals are all drinking the same thing! Tune in to find out what liquid earned the honor.

00:02:51 The titular Science Heavyweight this week is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. We talk to him about scientific outreach, what makes science exciting, and of course booze.

00:32:21 The Paleopals needs to unwind after all the excitement of Dr. Tyson. They take a few minutes to reflect before moving on to...

00:35:16 Trailer Trash Talk!! It's your favorite, and if not it should be. It's a short one this week, but strong on content... sort of.

00:43:06 Ryan represses the giggles as Patrick tries to tell him about bent wood on the international space station. Charlie chimes in (Cause he knows about this space stuff) and finally they design some projects of their own involving reality TV and chimps.

00:54:18 Double-wide PaleoPOW this week to make up for last week's absence. Ryan is on top of it but the other dud es can barely remember a week ago (probably their rampant alcholism or the fact that they have real jobs, wives, lives, ect.) but they manage to pull it together enough to get the job done. Voicemail too, it really is a doozy this week.

This week's show was sponsored by Color Storm! for the iPhone & iTouch.


Music this week provided by:

Whiskey & Wine - Matt Costa

Wonderboy - Tenacious D

Another Girl Another Planet - blink-182

Wave on Wave - Pat Green

Bent - Matchbox Twenty


Direct download: Ep_25_Science..._sort_of_-_Science_Heavyweights.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT