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.

 

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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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Episode 215 – Good Enough For Now

Blue butts are only the start of the story....00:00:00 – This week Ryan is joined by Mara Grunbaum, author of the popular Tumblr blog and now book, WTF, Evolution?! The conversation begins with how Mara got started writing about science, and the challenges that come with writing science for adults and kids alike.

00:17:40 – Trying to make excuses for evolution is enough to drive anyone to drink, and we’re no exception. Mara consoles herself with a 400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewery, while Ryan gets feisty with a Two-headed Rooster from Out of Bounds Brewing Co. A discussion of fighting prowess obviously ensues.

00:21:13 – In part two of Ryan’s conversation with Mara, we mostly discuss her blog and book all about the quirks and foibles of evolution. Does Mara have favorites? What nonsense did Ryan contribute to her book? Is her book meant to praise or undermine the whackiness of natural selection? You’ll have to listen to find out!

00:53:32 – PaleoPOWs are a lot like evolution, sometimes they find deceptively simple solutions to complex problems. This week the solution to our financial problems is solved in the form of a recurring donation initiated by Adam. K. Thanks, Adam!

 

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

 

Music for this week’s show:

True and Mighty – The Reigning Monarchs

Monkey!!!Knife!!!Fight!!! – Minus the Bear

Kyle Quit The Band – Tenacious D

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Episode 214 – Live at BASF

Putting the Bay Area back in your Science!Live from the Bay Area Science Festival it’s Science… sort of! Featuring Kelly Weinersmith, Ben Tippett, and Ryan Haupt from the fabulous confines of Piston & Chain we bring you a show that encompasses some things that are science, some things that are sort of science, and some things that wish they were science! It’s a free-wheeling good time featuring two wonderful interviews, the first with the owner of Piston & Chain, former biochemist Erica Fawell and the second with UC Berkeley graduate student, the disco clam studying Lindsey Dougherty! Beers are had in between and questions are saved for the end. We wish you could have all been there in person, but hopefully you enjoy the audio and our encouraged to demand a live show near you!

Special thanks to Tim Dobbs, Joe Batwinis, and Zach Weinersmith for help with setup, recording, and takedown. Thanks as well to Kishore Hari, who organized the event. And to YOU the listeners (and especially the donors) who literally made it possible for us to pull this off. THANKS!

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