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 - Charlie and Ryan are joined by Chad Jones, the host of the newest show in the Brachiolope Media Network, The Collapsed Wavefunction! Our first topic is about modifying the surface of the planet to run experiments about sand dune formations. It's possibly the most excited Charlie has been on the mic in a long time. Plus, Chad informs us about hydrophobic sand, which sounds dangerously fun.


00:18:55 - The drinks too, must flow. Charlie has the very proprietary Rogue Chocolate Stout. Chad, clearly worried he won't be invited back anytime soon, doubles down with a Jone's Soda and a Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer. Ryan begins his local beer journal with the totally expected Cerveza Panama.


oo:24:55 - Trailer Trash Talk goes tactical (whatever that means) with the preview for the all-new but not really new at all remake of the 80's 'classic' Robocop.


00:36:09 - Robots may not sweat, but people do. People also need drinking water. Well now some nerds have made a machine to turn human sweat into drinkable water. Refreshing, or just gross?


01:01:09 - PaleoPOWs are a lot drinking your own sweat; self-involved and perplexing to others. Charlie thanks Kris T. for a nice e-mail and hefty donation. Thanks, Kris! Ryan fields a correction about gender vs. sex from Episode 183 sent in by Liam T. (not from England). And Chad thankfully knows the answers to Liz C.'s questions of chirality and sugar substitutes. Be sure to bug Chad on Twitter and tell him about the chemical topics you want to hear on his podcast!


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


Music for this week's show:

Dune Buggy - Presidents of the United States of America

Panama - Van Halen

I Am Not A Robot - Marina and the Diamonds

Don't Drink the Water - Dave Matthews Band


Direct download: Ep_191_Science..._sort_of_-_The_Spice_Must_Flow.mp3
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00:00:00 - Don't look now, but crocodiles have learned to hide themselves using sticks. You see that stick over to your left? Well that's actually a crocodile. You almost got eaten just now. We saved you. You're welcome. Keep listening.


00:13:50 - We can't promise that drinks will keep you safe from sneaky croc attacks, but if you're going to get eaten you might as well enjoy yourself until then, eh? Patrick enjoys a Fireside Chat that he's disappointed to learn has already been consumed by Ryan. Ben forgot his drink. Ryan kills the last of some old bourbon paired with an Ale8One in preparation for heading to Panama.


00:22:15 - Speaking of Ryan's last days in the United States, the preview for this week's Trailer Trash Talk purports to show the titular The Last Days On Mars, which don't seem to be going that well if space zombies are any indication. This reminds Ryan of his friend's blog, and Patrick of an old game. Good times.


00:33:11 - To escape space zombies, it could be necessary to leave the galaxy altogether, but what would such a journey require? Ben schools us all on the speeds necessary to escape the Milky Way itself.


00:47:07 - As far as the Paleopals are concerned, PaleoPOWs pull as hard as the galactic core. Ryan starts with a new recurring donation from Rebecca C. Thanks, Rebecca! Patrick has a longer missive from Tamsen P. about Alaskan fossils, naming new species, and flyers posted around UCSC. Ben ends with an awesome note from Angie W. about her nonverbal autistic daughter Sarah, who has the good taste to enjoy our silly little podcast.



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



Music for this week's show:

Somewhere to Hide - Matt Nathanson

Too Little Too Late - Bare Naked Ladies

Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine

Great Escape - Moby

Direct download: Ep_190_Science..._sort_of_-_A_Clean_Getaway.mp3
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