Special Edition 13 – Jurassic World

What is dead may never die.Now that Jurassic World has made all the money, we decided we should chime into the situation. Joe, Ben, and Ryan sit down to chat about everyone’s 4th favorite installment in the Jurassic Park franchise! Just kidding, nothing could be much worse than III. Ryan punishes himself by drinking a bad beer that at least has an accurate representation of a dinosaur on it. And then we begin by discussing the few things we did enjoy about the flick, but this quickly dissolves into pointing out the things not liked so much. Whether you liked the movie or not, we hope you enjoy our discussion and let us know what you thought in the comments!

 

Image Credit: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Episode 221 – An Unsuitable Podcast

What is this? Some kind of joke and/or poignant commentary about the state of our science? (Answer: Both)00:00:00 – Dr. Ellen Currano joins Ryan to talk about her origins as a paleontologist and her current research into the paleobotany of Wyoming during a potent climate shift (but not the current one). They also share a beer ironically named Fanboy, which is un-ironically delicious.

00:26:46 – Ellen recently wrote an article for Paleontology Online about being both a woman and a paleontologists. This obviously involved putting on fake beards and having old-timey photos taken, but you’ll have to listen to understand the full connection. Ellen is writing blogs about women doing awesome science and ends the interview by giving some advice based on one of her favorite classic books that most folks only know from the movies: Lawrence of Arabia. Ryan also brings up what he feels to be a classic movie (directed by a woman, no less). Speaking of movies, Ellen is working on one called The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science, check out the trailers and get more info at the link!

00:55:47 – PaleoPOWs are a lot like women in science; there should be more of them. However, because Ryan is alone (so very alone) he only has one PaleoPOW to present. This week’s PaleoPOW comes from Joshua W., who had the decency to donate some actual money to the show, and e-mailed in a review to avoid using iTunes.

 

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

 

 

Music for this week’s show:

Fallen Leaves – Billy Talent

Honey Won’t You Let Me You In – The Tallest Man On Earth

 

Image Credit: Lexi Jamieson Marsh

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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

 

Image credit: Travelcraft Journal
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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

 

Image source: englishrussia.com

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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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