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.

00:00:00 - According to 'science' frogs are growing too many legs. However, as Carl Zimmer points out, sussing out the cause of the excess is a tricky matter indeed. You may have heard it was pollution, but what about the parasites? Kelly explains.

00:22:03 - Drinks can contain both pollution and parasites. A good way to defend against the former is to make sure your drink includes ethanol. Patrick accomplishes this with an Elliot Ness from the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Kelly goes a step further contaminating her beer with coffee in the form of  a Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing Company. And Ryan sips a concoction of his own creation in the form of a Tequila Sazerac inspired by some awesome antarctic glassware care of Abe and Bev!

00:27:55 - Next the gang is off to a more colorful land as they discuss the myth and the tech behind the upcoming spectacle Oz the Great and Powerful in Trailer Trash Talk!

00:42:19 - Patrick then tells us about the all too real marine super'crocs' of death that used to roam the seas. What were they? Where do they fit? And what is Patrick's favorite Crocodylmorph?

00:57:37 - PaleoPOWs are lot like crocodiles, their classification continues to prove difficult and confusing. Kelly has an e-mail from Summer in Seattle letting us know that she saw a video of an anaconda vomiting up an entire cow and that it reminded her of us. Thanks? Ryan has a glowing iTunes review from ViTuanPeterPhan, who like any good reviewer, tells us how far along in the back catalog he is (ep 79 as of this posting). Lastly, Patrick has a very generous donation from a Bryan A., whom Patrick is convinced is a celebrity. Regardless, thanks Bryan!


Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!


Music for this week's show provided by:

Jump Around - House of Pain

Oh Catherine, My Catherine - WIDOWER (Available on Bandcamp)

We're off to see the Wizard - Harold Arlen

Swamp Fang - Rolla Olak

Direct download: Ep_168_Science..._sort_of_-_Lifestyles_of_the_Cold_and_Aquatic.mp3
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00:00:00 - Thiw week the Paleopals are joined by Joe Hanson from the It's Okay To Be Smart blog and PBS digitial series of the same name. We chat about what brought Joe into the wacky world of science outreach.

00:21:56 - Drinks are thought to help with the being smart. They may be wrong but we don't want to risk it so we have some. Joe is enjoying a manhattan with Basil Haydens and Hella Bitters. Jacob feels like he's finally outdone Ryan with his Roxie's Finest Imperial Cream Ale from The Bold City Brewery. Ryan counters with the Caynon Cream Ale from Crow Creak Brewing, there may be nothing imperial about it but it was a gift from listener Daniel E. Thanks, Daniel! Patrick expecting a crazy night pulls out a Mad Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company.

00:28:49 - Trailer Trash Talk heads to the suburbs to explore the 'mysteries' of 'alien' 'abductions' in the preview for Dark Skies.

00:46:59 - Joe Hanson sticks around for more science chat, particularly his experience at Science Online 13, which of course sends of the down the rabbit hole of yet more chat about the joys of communicating science.

01:10:26 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like being smart, under appreciated and in need of reassurance. Patrick kicks it off with a donation from Terrence R. with a nice little message accompanying it. Thanks, Terrence! Jacob updates us on the Russian language thanks to an e-mail from Moe S. Also, join our Steam Group. Games are fun! Ryan, yet again, jumped the gun with his beer earlier in the show, so thanks again, Daniel!


Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!


Music for this week's show provided by:

That's Okay - The Hush Sound

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound - Hank Williams Jr.

Bad Dreams - Lyrics Born

Disorganized Fun - Ronald Jenkees

Direct download: Ep_167_Science..._sort_of_-_Its_Okay_To_Be_Sort_Of_Smart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06am EDT