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 33: Science... sort of - Sex, Bugs, and Rock'n'Roll

00:00:00 - The Paleopals taste the full spectrum of beer with sweet, bitter and sour. Who had what? Why? How was it? All this and more will be answered!

00:06:11 - Next the Paleopals sit down and jaw with author Mary Roach. She's written all kinds of books you should have already bought and read but it's not too late! The books are Stiff, Spook, and Bonk. The interview should make the evocative titles clearer.

00:54:12 - Bonking can lead to babies, and babies can lead to documentaries, apparently. The Paleopals suffer cuteness overload as they Trailer Trash Talk the movie Babies.

01:07:30 - Fruit flies need love too, but their penises are covered in hooks, barbs, spikes, and TERROR!! Learn what happens when you give these dipterans a Brazilian. And it would be impossible for this topic to stay on the rails, so be prepared.

01:20:09 - Patrick forgets how important the listeners are, but Charlie and Ryan are there to remind him with an internationally flavored PaleoPOW! Thanks to all who contributed, we'd thank you in the show notes if we were more organized.

01:31:55 - This is the end of the podcast, sit quietly and wait one week for Episode 34. If you must do something go here and leave comments everywhere you can.


Music this week provided by:

Sexxlaws – Beck

Open Book – Cake

Baby Hold On – Eddie Money

Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters

Direct download: Ep_33_Science..._sort_-_Sex_Bugs_and_RocknRoll.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

Ep 32: Science... sort of - Gets It Together

Gets It Together" originally referred to one thing, but should really be accredited to Ben Tippett, who kept this show on track by sheer force of Canadian will and charisma. He definitely leveled up with this one.

00:00:00 – Drinks and introductions. The intros technically came first, but the drinks dominate the show later on, so I figured they deserved higher billing.

00:06:07 – Guess who’s coming to Science… sort of?! It’s the return of the effervescent Sr. Nino. The esteemed gentleman of the climate explains why meteorologists aren’t to be trusted and how to save your family from global warming. Not to be missed.

00:26:29 – Saturn has a moon that looks like Pac-Man in infrared. Do you really need more than that to intrigue you? Also, Charlie is in his element and rocks some truly delicious science all up in your ears.

00:43:22 – Some things from Canada are good. Ben is one, Scott Pilgrim is the other. There’s a movie coming out (with a trailer first, hence the segment), but there were comics first. This segment doubles as Odd-Man Out for Charlie.

01:00:33 – We like to keep it positive, and nothing gets us exciting like thinking we may all live in a wormhole generated from a black hole, but Ben has some bad news. I hope no one’s feelings get hurt.

01:23:04 – The Paleoposse says things to us. And we love them for it. The show is off the rails at this point. Charlie and Ryan are borderline incapacitated from booze; Ben keeps things on track and GETS IT TOGETHER!!

You’ve reached a save point. Good job.

Music for this week’s show provided by:
Bottles & Cans – Rehab
Senorita – Los Lonely Boys
Satellite - Guster
Scott Pilgrim - Plumtree
Way down in the hole – Blind Boys of Alabama

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Direct download: Ep_32_Science...sort_of_-_Gets_It_Together.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

Ep 31: Science... sort of - Beer Science

00:00:00 – Intros seem unusually succinct, what's going on? Don't you dare short-change us, Paleopals! Furthermore, how did I, an anonymous fan, wind up doing the show notes? The only way out now is to forge ahead…

00:03:56 – Oh, I get it. You have an interview with Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science at UC Davis. This guy sounds awesome, and it's literally beer science, just like the theme of the show! You guys are the greatest.

00:37:18 – And now Trailer Trash Talk, this one is about In My Sleep. Some kind of sleep-thriller? Yeah, cause nothing is more thrilling than sleep. FAIL! Moving on… More Stars Wars talk? I'm on board, let's just keep in sciencey.

00:58:36 – Sometimes a story just seems tailor-made for you guys, doesn't it? A captured Oriental Yeti is such a softball but as usual y'all do a better job handling this story than 99.99% of actual news media. Well maybe that isn't usual, but when it comes to Yetis the Paleopals can't be beat.

01:08:48 – And now it's the PaleoPOW segment. What does POW stand for anyway? You've always been inconsistent with this acronym; I hope you didn't steal if from some other site. That would be low. Regarldess, I hope I get mentioned! If only I had a real identity and not just this collection of words without so much as name to attribute to it. Mine is the toughest of lots. So now Ryan's writing for some comic-book site ( I'm here having an existential crisis and he's riffing on funny-books. Jerk. Show's over, now I return to nothingness. Enjoy life, everyone else. *sigh*


Music for this week's show provided by:

Broken Record – Sweatshop Union

Charles in Charge – Relient K

As You Sleep – Something Corporate

Snow In His Hair – Johnny Cash


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Direct download: Ep_31_Science..._sort_of_-_Beer_Science.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Ep 30: Science... sort of - Another Day, Another Podcast

Coming up with real themes every week is hard.

00:00:00 - The Paleopals bring the excitement this week and we also have a recipe to share.

  • Charlie's Tequila... sort of: In one tumbler glass put 3 ice cubes, 2 squeezed limes, 2 shots of tequila & a pour of soda water. Enjoy!

00:08:06 - If alcohol isn't your thing try a magnet to the brain for impaired judgment. Ryan explains why psychiatrists shouldn't write horror stories.

00:21:22 - If the Paleopals want to wear tights while recording that's a personal choice and frankly none of your business, but Trailer Trash Talk is everyone business and this week we're talking Robin Hood!

00:37:35 - Alligators don't breathe often but when they do they're kind of single-minded about it. Patrick will make that make sense.

00:51:55 - PalePOW brings in a ringer for some added expertise. Welcome to Tom Katers of the awesome podcast Tom vs. The Flash to talk science and comics!


Go listen to Tom:


Go listen to us again (once is never enough):


Music this week provided by:

Another Day - MEST

Another State of Mind - Green Day

The Bare Necessities - Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman

Breathing - Yellowcard

Direct download: Ep_30_Science..._sort_of_-_Another_Day_Another_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT