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 41: Science... sort of - Jacob Have I Loved

00:00:00 – Introducing a previously teased voice but now for a full episode it’s Jacob! Two other guys showed up to talk too.

00:07:11 – Charlie is a doctor now, and he’s gonna tell you why. Hint: Men are from Mars

00:28:31 – It’s the most literal Trailer Trash Talk ever as the guys breakdown the trailer Winnebago Man.

00:43:32 – If you wanted your Winnebago to make it to space, Jacob is the guy you want strapping on the rockets. He breaks down the current state of rocketry especially this Falcon 9 thing that matters to the engineering types out there.

01:03:21 – PaleoPOW! It’s like a punch from the past! (That should probably be incorporated as a slogan somehow.) This week Jacob reads out an iTunes review, which we love, by the way, Alan Saiz sends a relevant link to Charlie and Ryan spots PaleoPosse member James Comey in the wild.


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Music for this week’s show:

Billy Brag and Wilco – California Stars

Elton John – Rocket Man (’03 remix)

Lou Reed – Sick of You

M83 – We Own the Sky

Direct download: Ep_41_Science..._sort_of_-_Jacob_Have_I_Loved.mp3
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00:00:00 – The Paleopals can’t even get through introductions without Ryan being wrong about something, Charlie correcting him and Patrick presumably knowing all along.

00:04:26 – This week’s guest is Rick Loverd who works for the Science & Entertainment Exchange as well as writing the comic Berserker for Top Cow. He has a lot to say about his own projects as well as how he fights the good fight to get the best science possible into the media you enjoy every day. A conversation not to be missed.

00:43:41 – Trailer Trash Talk this week gets a little punny as the guys chat about Christopher Nolan’s latest offering: Inception. Comparisons are made, digressions are had and finally votes are cast.

00:52:19 – That’s Dr. Paleopal to you. Our very own Patrick becomes a doctor mere moments (1 week in podcast time) before our very own Charlie. So the good doctor takes a moment to tell us about the research that led to the title. How long till Ryan gets his act together and finishes a PhD? (Hint: A very long time, stay tuned.)

01:09:54 – PaleoPOW this week brings a more personal than usual addition to the Brachiolope Gallery, a comment on a self-serving (and list based) post, and Katherine brings the tweet with a callback to a previous show and a previous drink.

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Music for this week’s show:
The Beach – Dr. Dog
Entertain Me – Blur
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) – Hank Williams
Beyond Electric Dreams – Bad Religion
Direct download: Ep_40_Science..._sort_of_-_Doc_Hollywood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Ep 39: Science... sort of - Critical Drinking

00:00:00 - This week we're diving right in without a wasted second (... sort of) because we have an awesome guest who's voice you're likely already familiar with, Brian Dunning, host of the podcast Skeptoid, with whom we speak of a many great and numerous things.

00:46:44 - Ryan revisits his more recent childhood while Patrick and Charlie remain lackluster about the latest offering from Pixar, Toy Story 3 in this week's Trailer Trash Talk.

00:56:53 - Whales were once scum-sucking bottom feeders. But they evolved past it and left cool fossils with which we can use against another group of scum-suckers: creationists.

01:10:56 - PaleoPOW! Charlie finds a real Paleopal in Ed, James takes us to task on iTunes and we fire back (all in good fun, cause we're all friends here, right?) and Patrick reads a tweet from Quadell praising the blog.

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Music for this week's show:

  • I Know More – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • When I Grow Up - Garbage
  • Whale Song – Pearl Jam 
Direct download: Ep_39_Science..._sort_of_-_Critical-Drinking.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Ep 38: Science... sort of - The Quiz Show

This week was the quiz show so we don't have traditional show notes. We get asked about the usual range of subjects covered in the show. Everything from climate change, personal history, lightsaber battles and  dinosaur acoustics.  And of course zombies.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to make this one of the most fun shows to record in a long time. If you didn't get your question answered feel free to yell at us by e-mailing or going to and leaving a comment.

See ya sooner than usual next week with the big 39.

Since there was only one song that wasn't the theme song here are some of the cocktails we were drinking this week.

Jamie's Champagne Cocktail… sort of:

  • Champagne
  • Chambord
  • Two Raspberries

Charlie's Quiz Cocktail:

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 shot Disaronno Amaretto


Question (Outro) – Sweatshop Union


Direct download: Ep_38_Science..._sort_of_-_The_Quiz_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT