Thu, 10 July 2014
00:00:00 - Since we spend so much time promoting everyone else's work, we decided to be a bit selfish and spend the first segment talking about our own science.
00:39:55 - Since it's a special occasion, the Paleopals decide to have a drink. Ryan's beer embodies an aspect of each of them: Odell's Fernet Aged Porter. Patrick goes back to the beginning with a Guinness. And Charlie, recovering from jaw surgery, revels in the palatable bitterness of a Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.
00:47:36 - The preview doesn't give away much, but that doesn't mean that the guys don't have plenty to say about the upcoming sci-fi thriller Coherence. We also announce the partial retirement of Trailer Trash Talk. You had a good run, segment, and you've earned a break.
00:58:29 - Now we've talked about our own science, we take some time to talk about the state of science in general. Topics include: women in science, problems with peer review and open access, social networks and science, and trends within science outreach.
01:31:32 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like anniversaries. They happen regularly and we always remember them. Patrick begins with an oh so generous donation from Cameron L. Thanks, Cameron! Ryan has a new batch of Supramystic Saga cards from Jonathan Horn of Blue Dot Prints! These cards are available to anyone who's ever been a recurring donor, but to get them you have to answer the following trivia question: do you want these cards? Please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you've gotten it right! Finally, Charlie has a question from Matt J. about the energetics of zombie metabolisms. Charlie somehow turns this into an existential crisis. And we end the show thanking, in particular, Thomas Queen, who designed our brand new logo! We love it and hope you do too.
Thank you to everyone who showed us love on Facebook and Twitter to celebrate this milestone. We hope you'll stick around with us and all the other Brachiolope Media Network shows for another 200 weeks of science... sort of!
Music for this week's show:
Direct download: Ep_200_Science..._sort_of_-_The_Big_Two-Hundo2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
Tue, 1 July 2014
00:00:00 - Patrick interviews someone by the name of Ryan Haupt who has been doing paleontology along the Panama Canal. How does that work? Listen and find out!
00:21:44 - The Panama Canal transports goods around the world, allowing us to purchase all manner of things, such as drinks! Abe is drinking some homebrew that he thought would be well served with the name Bill & Bob's Boiled Basil Belgian Beer. Ben is having yet another ginger ale, this time with Godzilla on it. And Ryan is also drinking homebrew with the much simpler name of Regular & Rich.
00:36:48 - Trailer Trash Talk has a hard time staying on topic when it comes to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Especially since our own Dr. Tippett has some science to drop whne it comes to web-slinging speeds.
00:57:25 - In the second part of Canal Talk, Patrick and Ryan discuss what paleontology in the tropics is like, as well as some of the engineering history that went into making the canal work in the first place. For more on the history, check out this book.
01:24:58 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like canals, they're a lot of work to make but ultimately lead us all to a better place. Ben tries mightily amidst distraction to thank Craig C. (of Canada) for his donation to the show. Thanks, Craig! Abe has an e-mail from Les I. who takes issue with the hard rock vs. soft rock rivalry in geology. And Ryan has his knowledge of the derogatory term "creeker," in reference to episode 182, expanded in an e-mail from Allie W.
Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!
Music for this week's show:
Diggin' - Billarabi
La Bière - Jacques Brel
Swing, swing - The All-American Rejects
Dig Deeper - The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Direct download: Ep_199_Science..._sort_of_-_Swinging_Over_A_Canal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT