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 - As with most other fish tales, the truth of the story of the really old rockfish is that it wasn't really all that old in the first place. Oh well. Charlie also learns why it's hard to describe what a fish is, which you can learn more about on the What the Fish? podcast. And if you want to learn how to eat the right kinds of fish, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has you covered with this handy app.

00:16:22 - Drinks are for when you're old enough. This week Charlie enjoys a Fresh-Squeezed IPA from Deschuttes Brewery. Kelly makes a startling confession, but you'll have to listen to learn it. And Ryan is trying to up his game with a La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, which Charlie agrees is a good one.

00:20:47 - Things get heavy when the gang straps in to discuss Gravity on this week's Trailer Trash Talk!

00:33:23 - We all know we have plenty of wind floating around, but how do we make sure it's around when we need it? A new study proposes storing wind in porous rocks to be used later. One step closer to living in a sci-fi world.

00:50:45 - PaleoPOWs are often also stored underground until needed. Kelly is excited about a new recurring donation from Courtney H. Thanks, Courtney! Catherine calls in to leave a voicemail about why the clouds change color throughout the day, a topic Ryan and Charlie deftly handle while also mentioning Ben's Titanium Physicist episode on a similar subject. And Charlie reports back that Cade K., Amy, and EJCulbert have all told us about the availability of Battle Chess on Good Old Games. Finally, in terms of other podcasts, Kelly was recently on Wild Ideas and Ryan did a whole week of the STAR WARS MINUTE. Check them out!


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:

Old Man Time - O.A.R.

Baby, It's A Fact - Hellogoodbye

Gravity (A Spaceman's Song) - Red Wanting Blue

Wind Below - Rage Against The Machine

Direct download: Ep_181_Science..._sort_of_-_Living_Under_A_Rock.mp3
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00:00:00 - Sora Kim returns to the show to talk all about the latest and greatest in shark science! In 25 minutes she teaches us all more than Discovery Channel could in an entire week. We covered:

00:24:07 - Drinks are a thing that is needed to prepare for our upcoming segment. Patrick is practically done with his Founder's Brewing Dark, Rich and Sexy Porter. Ryan and Sora share a Golden 8 Ale from Crabtree Brewing. And Charlie keeps it sharky with the Dogfishhead Brewing 90-minute IPA.

00:30:55 - This week on Trailer Trash Talk we get to watch Charlie's stunt double drink beer and deal with drama in the preview for the upcoming movie Drinking Buddies.

00:40:29 - Shark Week seemed like a great idea when it started, but now Sora worries it's more fear-mongering than informative. We also discuss the outrage sparked by the airing of a fake-documentary purporting the continued existed of the giant shark Megalodon. No OK, Discovery Channel.

01:12:31 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like shark science, often requiring explanations. Ryan presents a new recurring donation from Landon R. who has an e-mail explaining his scientific departure and his penance in donation form. Patrick is excited that Chris W. posted about us on his personal Facebook profile page, which is someone more folks ought to do. And Charlie has an e-mail from Chris G. on behalf of his daughter Paige who has contributed the latest addition to the Brachiolope Gallery in the form of a "girl long neck moosesaur." Make sure to check out the artistic talents of this budding scientist!


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:

Solid Gold - The Golden Filter
Jumper - Third Eye Blind
Direct download: Ep_180_Science..._sort_of_-_Jump_The_Shark_Week.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am EDT