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Science... sort of

Nov 13, 2013

00:00:00 - Returning guest Kevin Uno drops by to tell us about his research into tracking the age of elephant ivory using leftover atoms from nuclear bombs tests. Who'd have thunk it? Kevin and his collaborators, that's who!

00:24:53 - Kevin, like an elephant, remembers well the drinking segment and comes armed with a dark and stormy. Ryan has the hard to explain Homefront IPA from Left Hand Brewing. And Patrick sups outside his comfort zone with a Out Of Your Gourd pumpkin porter.

00:32:17 - Life during armageddon can be tricky, but it helps to have a friend. Or does it? The topic is explored in the upcoming indie flick Best Friends Forever, the subject for this week's Trailer Trash Talk!

00:41:43 - And because you can never have too much elephant science, Wyoming Public Radio reporter Willow Belden joins us to talk about her recent trip to South Africa to learn more about why a country would want to castrate their elephants, including some bonus content about how scientists and reporters communicate. Her trip, of course, necessitates another tasty beer. This time, unlike the dour Patrick, Willow and Ryan greatly enjoy a Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.

01:36:30 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like sexually frustrated elephants, large and potentially destructive. Ryan celebrates a new recurring donation from Andrew O. Thanks, Andrew! And Patrick has an update from everyone's favorite Poopsmith, Brandon B.

We'd also like to announce the newest member of the Brachiolope Media Network Astrarium! Download, look up, and listen hard.

For Android users, consider checking out all of our Network's shows on Podiversity. It's another great way to support your favorite group of science podcasts.

 And finally, we now have a mailing address where you can send us actual packages!

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Can't wait to see what you send us!

Music for this week's show:

Arc of Time (Time Code) - Bright Eyes

When the Leaves Begin To Fall - Freakwater

Everlasting Friend - Blue October

Kids Don't Stand A Chance (remix) - Vampire Weekend VS Miike Snow