Episode 220 – Spillover

According to science, this should not have happened.00:00:00 – Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you find out that beluga whales now have cat parasites. The parasites are surviving in the cold whales thanks to climate change, and it wouldn’t necessarily be a problem expect arctic peoples tend to eat the whale meat raw, which is bad news for pregnant ladies. Moral of the story? Always cook your whale meat thoroughly before consumption!

00:18:50 – Drinks don’t often need to be cooked. If they do you’re drinking something weird. Joe is driving some V8 over ice, how fancy. Ryan doesn’t care what time it is and has a Slope Style Winter IPA from Boulder Beer Company. And Kelly has a latte, how convenient!

00:22:06 – Worried about spilling your coffee? Well if you add some frothy milk you’ll reduce your risk, because we no know that a foamy head reduces sloshing, thus reducing spilling. Thanks, science!

 

00:34:46 – PaleoPOWs are a lot like lattes, they’ve become very popular in recent years but you shouldn’t have too many in a day. Kelly has a followup from Joel, originally features in episode 204, updating us on the situation with Tasmanian Devil face cancer. Joe has a nice voicemail from Christian in Miami thanking. And Ryan has an update from Brad M. in Australia following up from when he called out all Brads.

 

00:56:35 – Extended outro this week because Joe had more things he wanted to say about sloshing!

 

Music for this week’s show:
Parasites – San Fermin
Coffee – Sylvan Esso
11:11 – Andrew Bird

 

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Episode 219 – From Russia With Love

Just imagine waking up next to that...00:00:00 – This week we start off with the sort of and work our way back to science. Dr. Gregory Benford has some ideas for how we could terraform the moon to make it more like Florida (in terms of climate, not all that other weirdness). The Russians have announced plans for a permanent moon-base so they should probably be taking notes or talking with the citizens of Whittier, AK, the town that all lives in one building together.

00:25:38 – It’s a stereotype that Russian enjoy a drink, is the stereotype the same for scientists? If not, maybe it should be, because on this show we do. Patrick has a porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company, even though he still has a problem with their name. Ryan has a Deliria, a beer made by women but drinkable by anyone. After forgetting to ask what Abe is having, we learn that it’s an unpronounceable Icelandic thing anyways. Thanks a lot, Abe.

00:33:06 – Former guest of the show Jacquelyn Gill would like us to stop calling horses in North America invasive. She presents some really solid arguments that are eventually discussed once the hosts can stop getting distracted. Things we get distracted talking about: eating horse, tiny deer from Florida, beefalo, Kristen Schaal (a noted horse) and an app to tell you about your fish. We are also very proud to announce the first ever Patrick Wheatley Inaugural Horse Poll. You can participate below and await its return with baited breath.

01:05:56 – paleoPOWs are a lot like wild horses, they look like docile one, but can still bite and kick you in the head. Patrick is excited to thank Stacey A. for her new recurring donation. Thanks, Stacey! Ryan has an e-mail from Ali in MO who is listening to the all the episodes backwards. This somehow prompts a discussion of emoticons vs. emoji, which Ryan doesn’t understand because he’s an old man. Finally, Abe has an e-mail from Luke J. whose actually done some climbing science, which is of interest to those of who climb (2/3 of the hosts at the very least).

 

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

 

Music for this week’s show:

Moonage Daydream – David Bowie

Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer – Billy Currington

Flying Horses – Dispatch

 

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Episode 218 – Wrong in Space

That beer would go flat VERY QUICKLY00:00:00 – Turns out our excitement of the detection of really old gravity waves was a bit premature, mostly because it didn’t exactly happen. Ben explains. A duck appears. The next segment begins.

00:22:36 – Ryan kicks things off by going with a Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from his local brewery Altitude (but don’t expect to hear the song). Charlie complements with another bold IPA in the form of a Boot Toss from his local brewery Wander Brewing. Ben has a drink that has all the ingredients of beer, but isn’t somehow.

00:28:47 – Tom from North Carolina calls in to ask how we can know that some water is older than the solar system? Because if water has memory than the homeopaths we wright and he just can’t abide that. We explain the science, and assure everyone that homeopathy remains nonsense.

00:55:53 – PaleoPOWs are a lot like old water; probably fine but you can’t help but feeling it’s just off somehow. Ryan snuck his in the previous segment so Charlie charges ahead thanking Tom V. from the Netherlands who started a recurring donation. Thanks, Tom! And Ben fields a classic physics question from Michael about dropped objects in a vacuum.

 

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

 

Music for this week’s show:

The Background – Third Eye Blind

Our Work Is Never Over – Diplo

The Light And The Sea – Dar Williams

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Episode 217 – Go With The Flow

It's important to wait for the lava to cool first, obviously.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

 

Image credit: Bigfoot Hostels

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Episode 216 – Podcat

Zokors, moments before the cat hiding in the grass pounces. 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

 

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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