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Science... sort of

Feb 17, 2012

00:00:00 - Brynn Metheney joins us to talk about coffee, aparently, but also her new world-building project 'The Red Valley' and her new print for sale featuring a very familiar mascot.

00:18:31 - This week we're dealing with feedback asking about biology. Leslie L. wants to know about ring species and Summer F. asks about genetic bottlenecks. Charlie explains. (Just kidding, Ryan and Patrick explain, but Charlie asks good questions.)

00:40:35 - Everyone is drinking something new. Charlie has a Wee heavy that Ryan suspects may be a trap. Patrick learns the value of a porter done just right. And Ryan is quaffing Spanish brandy, from a snifter and everything.

00:48:15 - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a movie that apparently got made. Does its trailer do anything to sway opinions in its favor? Tune to find out!

00:57:04 - And finally, two folks, Manuel G. and Kyle H., asked about multicellularity with a link to the same article. Coincidence or cooperation? You decide!

01:11:41 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like valleys, easy to get into than to get out of. Charlie has an extra special donation from Mark W. Mark doesn't always agree with us but had the chops to support us regardless, thanks Mark! Ryan has a pleasant e-mail from Conor B. He tries to read it in a Kiwi accent and should probably apologize to everyone involved. And finally Patrick has a series of tweets from @mwelting and @BenVH concerning the realities of the HSX.


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Music for this week's show provided by:

Peaches - The Presidents of the United States of America

The Ring Song - The Bravery

Can you feel it? - The Apples in Stereo

(Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Brand New Colony - The Postal Service