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 - This week Abe and Ryan  joined by Dr. Dave McGarvie to get an update on what's going on with those pesky Icelandic volcanoes that seem to keep threatening air travel. What's the deal there, Dave?

 

00:24:10 - One way to stay cool around hot lava is a drink. Sure, maybe not a flammable one, but that's what the segment is about regardless. Dave is enjoying some Laphroaigh Scotch Whisky but can't help but mention his favorite themed coffee Hot Java Lava. Abe, to ingratiate himself to our guest, enjoys a Full Bore Scotch Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. And since this was recorded some time ago, Ryan toasts the holidays with a Hanukkah, Chanukah limited edition release from Shmaltz Brewing Company.

 

The discussion flows as seamlessly as magma back into more volcano talk, but also science news reporting and outreach. Be sure to check out Dave's blog and Twitter feed for the unfiltered on what's really happening on everyone's favorite north Atlantic hotspot!

 

01:20:41 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like eruptions, unpredictable but inevitable. Abe informs us all of a new recurring donation started by Chunk, who uses his powers to try and embarrass Ryan. Thanks, Chunk... sort of. Ryan is stoked to have a new iTunes review from ndesouza22, reigniting the dreaded pronoun game!

 

 

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

 

 

Music for this week's show:

Danger Mountain - Anamanaguchi

Explode - Sugarcult

Direct download: Ep_217_Science..._sort_of_-_Go_With_The_Flow.mp3
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00:00:00 - How did humans domesticate cats? Per usual, the answer may come from chemistry. Also, why did cats never put in the effort to become man's best friend? Aloof jerks. Do you want to know more about cats? Check out actual book Wild Cats of the World. Ryan has a copy, maybe you should too. 

 

00:26:21 - Cats drink using their tongue and physics. We just drink using our mouths, and this week Patrick kicks things off with a The Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Abe is a bit under the weather so relies upon the healing powers of the a Maker's Mark Hot Toddy. And Ryan mixed up Schrodinger and Heisenberg and their respective relevance to cats but manages to power through his Hoppenburg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewing. 

 

00:33:33 - Now for the really important question: What does your cat think you are? Some say your cat thinks you're a cat. Others say that your cat thinks you're an unpredictable ape. Which is it SCIENCE?

 

00:56:13 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like cats, they difficult to tame and can give you parasites if you're not careful. Abe presents a new recurring donation from Andrew H. Thanks, Andrew! Patrick is surprised to learn that a bigfoot has been sighted on the island state of Hawaii by Tara F. Ryan has something special from the physical mailbox from Veronica W. This week we're giving away the game Offspring Fling! for Steam. If you'd like it, just be the first to write in and it could be yours!

 

 

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

 

 

Music for this week's show:

Cat Turned Blue - Rusted Root

Here Is Gone - Goo Goo Dolls

Cat Piano - Seabear

Direct download: Ep_216_Science..._sort_of_-_Podcat.mp3
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