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Science... sort of

Oct 3, 2013

00:00:00 - Charlie and Ryan are delighted to be joined by Miles Traer and Leslie Chang of the Generation Anthropocene podcast. The discussion begins, albeit easily and effectively distracted (by things like sea dragons aka oarfish), talking a bit about their paths leading up to the inception of the podcast.

00:12:00 - Drinks are definitely something our generation excels at. Ryan enjoys some Daybreak dark roast COFFEE from Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe near his lab. Miles is wrapping his head around an Arnold Palmer made with rooibos, an herbal tea whose pronunciation is debated. Leslie struggles with her lactose-infused tiger spice chai latter. And Charlie has water, but he's clever about it. You'll see.

00:20:48 - This conversation couldn't have finished without at least once discussion of the apocalypse and the preview of the upcoming movie The Colony in this week's Trailer Trash Talk!

00:38:44 - In part 2 of our discussion with Leslie and Miles we dive into the specifics of their show. What it is, how it happened, where it's going. And perhaps a few more distractions along the way. Be sure to check out their podcast, twitter feeds (@GenAnthropocene and @leslie_chng), Tumblr, and, of course, the episode of their show that had Ryan on.

00:59:56 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like geologic ages, the start and end are often up for debate. Ryan presents a recurring donation from Jenna G. of Ryan's home-state of West Virginia. Thanks, Jenna!  Charlie addresses the idea, as presented by Jeff S., that solar flares could be causing summertime heat waves,  including a reference to an episode of The Titanium Physicists. Short answer: NO, but the science is worth a full listen.


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


Music for this week's show provided by:

Gone Wanderin' - Jackie Green

Smell of Coffee - Greg Brown

Brand New Colony - The Postal Service

My Generation - Green Day