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 Bay Area Science Festival it's Science... sort of! Featuring Kelly WeinersmithBen Tippett, and Ryan Haupt from the fabulous confines of Piston & Chain we bring you a show that encompasses some things that are science, some things that are sort of science, and some things that wish they were science! It's a free-wheeling good time featuring two wonderful interviews, the first with the owner of Piston & Chain, former biochemist Erica Fawell and the second with UC Berkeley graduate student, the disco clam studying Lindsey Dougherty! Beers are had in between and questions are saved for the end. We wish you could have all been there in person, but hopefully you enjoy the audio and our encouraged to demand a live show near you!

 

Special thanks to Tim DobbsJoe Batwinis, and Zach Weinersmith for help with setup, recording, and takedown. Thanks as well to Kishore Hari, who organized the event. And to YOU the listeners (and especially the donors) who literally made it possible for us to pull this off. THANKS!

 

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

Direct download: Ep_214_Science..._sort_of_-_Live_at_BASF.mp3
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00:00:00 - Patrick and Ryan welcome Astrophysicist Steve Healey to the show! We begin with a brief overview of what exactly astrophysics is. Steve claims that by listening to this section, you'll have completed most of a bachelors in the subject. Congrats!

 

00:20:15 - To celebrate your recent academic achievement, we all have a drink. In celebration, Steve uncorks some Champagne Soda, whatever the hell that is. Ryan powers through his trepidation and tries a pickleback, with whiskey from Wyoming and pickles sent in my listener Jerrold. Thanks, Jerrold! And Patrick kicks back with Back in Black from 21st Amendment Brewery. 

 

00:31:17 - Now that we're all clear on the basics, we ask Steve to tell us about some his latest work. Which involves both the first and second sightings of an Active Galactic Nuclei. Don't worry, we make him explain it. 

 

01:07:32 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like Active Galactic Nuclei; we're still not sure we get what the big deal is. Patrick is happy to announce a new recurring donation from John K. Ryan has a new guerrilla-style brachiolope drawing to be added to the Brachiolope Gallery from Colin D. Thanks, Colin! Ryan is also giving away a copy of the RPG Anodyne for anyone subscribed to the newsletter who would like it. Just e-mail in! (Only one copy; first come, first served.) Finally, Ryan participated in a course about podcast storytelling, if you'd like to purchase the course yourself, you can do so here at CreativeLive.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Music for this week's show:

Space, Full Colour - SonicPicnic (from the game Awesomenauts)

Champagne Supernova - Oasis

Satellite [Astronaut Remix] - Guster

Direct download: Ep_213_Science..._sort_of_-_Astro_Boy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm PST