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 - Darwin, whom we all know and love for his contributions to biology, was also a geologist of note in his day, thereby doubly securing his legacy as one excellent gentleman scientist.

00:18:00 - Gentlemen scientists are also known to enjoy drinks. Ryan cuts everyone off to talk about his Glacier Ale from Red Lodge Ales. Jacob has a Red Shoulder RyePA brewed by a listener/co-worker. And Patrick has the final in his Thunderhead series of beers given to him by Ryan. Speaking of trilogies...

00:26:28 - While Patrick remains skeptical of the idea of The Cornetto Trilogy, the guys generally agree that the preview of The World's End paints a rosy picture in this week's Trailer Trash Talk!

00:37:46 - Terrible headlines aside, io9 provides a cool story about using self-replicating probes for galactic exploration based on a recent study which determined that the galaxy could be fully explored with this method in a mere 10 million years!

00:57:48 In this week's PaleoPOW the Summer of Love wraps up with our final request for your Time & Talent. We want YOU to help US and here are some things that could be quite handy: things that we could use help with

  • web design
  • graphic design
  • app development
  • sound editing
  • musical composition
  • SEO

So e-mail if you possess those skills and thanks to everyone for making this summer so loving! Patrick also has a new recurring donation from Anthony M. Thanks, Anthony! Ryan reads a new iTunes review from BrandoBourassa. And Jacob ends it all with an e-mail from materials scientist Cameron K. about being inspired to start his own podcast. Good luck, Cameron!


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:

These Stones Will Shout - The Raconteurs

Save Water, Drink Beer - Chris Young

Room @ The End of the World - Matt Nathanson

Spreads for Miles - Sourgrass

Direct download: Ep_179_Science..._sort_of_-_Evolutionary_Explorations.mp3
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00:00:00 - When Ryan claims that lobsters are immortal, only one man can be relied upon to deliver the hard truths: Zen Faulkes! Zen breaks into the show to tell us all about this immortality meme and his efforts to combat it. Be sure to check out his blog NeuroDojo and his e-book Presentation Tips.

00:30:08 - Lobsters live in the drink, so we decide to have some. Moving his way through a gift given by Ryan, Patrick cracks open a Cropduster Mid-American IPA. Kelly enjoys a Cabernet Sauvingon from Bogle Vineyards, complete with Patrick's approval. And Ryan heartily enjoys his Petrus Aged Pale.

00:35:45 - Trailer Trash Talk has to tackle some troubling issues about animals in captivity after seeing the troubling footage in the trailer for the documentary Blackfish.

00:51:07 - Patrick presents a new study about how freshwater systems may have survived the K/T extinction better than the marine world. Take that dinosaurs!

01:10:27 - PaleoPOWs survive better in freshwater too, not that anyone bothered to ask. Patrick thanks Kevin D. for his generous donation. Thanks, Kevin! Ryan read an e-mail from Aaron D. suggesting we conduct an online pub quiz potentially titled Science... war off. All we need now is a 36-hour day. And Kelly rounds out the segment with a 5-star iTunes review left by the_HAL9000. I wonder if he knows Ben?

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:
Furry Old Lobster - Jonathan Coulton
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Black & Blue - Miike Snow
Direct download: Ep_178_Science..._sort_of_-_Wetter_is_Better.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT