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.

Live from the Jurassic... sort of. Ryan sits down with the manager of University of Wyoming's Geological Museum Kelli Trujillo to watch Allosaurus: A Walking With Dinosaurs Special featuring the museum's very own Big Al! Whilst sipping on a Smoky Hollow Scotch Ale from El Segundo Brewing Company.  Will the facts outweigh the fiction? Will Big Al find true love? Will the dinosaurs survive? Listen and find out!

If you don't already have the DVD, you can stream the whole thing on Amazon here. Come see Big Al in the bones at the museum for free Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm and follow him on Twitter @BigAlWyo and like the museum on Facebook!

Music for this week's show: 

Hurt Like Mine - The Black Keys

Direct download: Special_Edition_11_Science..._sort_of_Theater_3_-_Big_Al.mp3
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00:00:00 - Returning guest Kevin Uno drops by to tell us about his research into tracking the age of elephant ivory using leftover atoms from nuclear bombs tests. Who'd have thunk it? Kevin and his collaborators, that's who!

00:24:53 - Kevin, like an elephant, remembers well the drinking segment and comes armed with a dark and stormy. Ryan has the hard to explain Homefront IPA from Left Hand Brewing. And Patrick sups outside his comfort zone with a Out Of Your Gourd pumpkin porter.

00:32:17 - Life during armageddon can be tricky, but it helps to have a friend. Or does it? The topic is explored in the upcoming indie flick Best Friends Forever, the subject for this week's Trailer Trash Talk!

00:41:43 - And because you can never have too much elephant science, Wyoming Public Radio reporter Willow Belden joins us to talk about her recent trip to South Africa to learn more about why a country would want to castrate their elephants, including some bonus content about how scientists and reporters communicate. Her trip, of course, necessitates another tasty beer. This time, unlike the dour Patrick, Willow and Ryan greatly enjoy a Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.

01:36:30 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like sexually frustrated elephants, large and potentially destructive. Ryan celebrates a new recurring donation from Andrew O. Thanks, Andrew! And Patrick has an update from everyone's favorite Poopsmith, Brandon B.

We'd also like to announce the newest member of the Brachiolope Media Network Astrarium! Download, look up, and listen hard.

For Android users, consider checking out all of our Network's shows on Podiversity. It's another great way to support your favorite group of science podcasts.

 And finally, we now have a mailing address where you can send us actual packages!

Science... sort of
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Box 312
Laramie, WY 82070

Can't wait to see what you send us!

Music for this week's show:

Arc of Time (Time Code) - Bright Eyes

When the Leaves Begin To Fall - Freakwater

Everlasting Friend - Blue October

Kids Don't Stand A Chance (remix) - Vampire Weekend VS Miike Snow

Direct download: Ep_185_Science..._sort_of_-_Never_Forget.mp3
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