Ep 21 of Science… sort of: Red Devils
00:00 – The Paleopals are together again for the first time. We explore the art of podcasting from the same time and space. Also, we explore what we are drinking. Finally, Ryan disappoints us… sort of!
03:42 – We kick off the science this week with a story of a stranded red (planet) rover. The spirit has finally left the little robot in a pile of sand. Spirit still works, she just doesn’t get out as much as she used to.
00:13:30 – Trailer Trash Talk – This week we go down the rabbit hole to discuss the Disney/Tim Burton live action Alice in Wonderland. Apparently, this is an extension of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Best we can tell, Tim Burton just put the band back together. Is that a good or a bad thing? The Paleopals will set you straight.
21:56 – Dinosaurs were a colorful lot, at least according to this story. Science finds evidence of coloration on dinosaur feathers. Naturally, this news makes Ryan want a pet Velociraptor even more than he did. We discuss melanosomes and whether pet theropods are a good idea or not. Oh, they’re poisonous too, by the way.
36:34 – Tazmanian devils have cancer, so’s their face. Wait it gets worse, it’s contagious (amongst the devils, not to humans). As if Australia wasn’t deadly enough already. The future doesn’t look bright for these guys. Probably the best thing they can do have lots of sex with partners they aren’t likely to encounter in the first place. That or quit biting each other.
41:33 – PaleoPOW. We give the Paleoposse their props and close out the show with some poll results on the ethical treatment of steak, I mean cows.
Bump Music this Week
Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat, & Tears
I am the Walrus – The Beatles
Light as a Feather Polka - Polkastra (More friends of ours, very nearly Grammy nominated but the Grammys dropped the polka category this year )
Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
Thankyou (for loving me at my worst ) - The Whitlams (Sorry, this one is an Australian import and as expensive as hell)
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