Episode 164 – Beyond The Sea

Beyond the shore00:00:00 – The coffee culture of the Pacific Northwest puts the world at risk yet again. This time it’s all the excreted caffeine getting into our oceans, which could have nasty affects on marine life down the line, but could also serve as an indicator of other contaminants. Either way, we still can’t function without java and of course…

00:16:32 – booze. Not the best part of waking up, but still an important part of the day. Patrick refers to another aquatic disaster with his Burning River Pale Ale. Charlie and Ryan laugh at the mishaps that led to Lagunitas Sucks. And Ryan goes over the top with a 1000 IBU by Mikkeller.

00:24:56 – Trailer Trash Talk goes beyond the sea by going beneath the surface in the upcoming Soviet submarine movie Phantom.

00:37:04 – Abigail W., natural artist extraordinaire, asked us to look over a new paper claiming that Edicaran organisms may have started on land and not the sea, but does the claim hold water?

00:59:59 – PaleoPOWs are a lot like paleosols, if you try hard enough, you can see them everywhere you look. Patrick jumped the gun in the previous segment. Charlie thanks Gabrial A., who hopes Kelly is back on the show soon, for a donation. Thanks, Gabrial! And Ryan has a question from Greg B. wanting to know why humans have evolved to be so smart… or have we?


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


Music for this week’s show provided by:

Coffee Shop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Cleveland Rocks – The Presidents of the United States of America

Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys

Beyond the Sea (Live) – Boddy Darin


Image credit: The Bajan Reporter

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4 Responses to Episode 164 – Beyond The Sea

  1. Bec B 20 March 2013 at 3:37 am #

    South Australia!
    Patrick, the Ediacaran Hills are in South Australia, not WA. In the Flinders Ranges in fact, which are totally awesome and everyone should go there.

    Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest, because it caused a large wince… you’ve probably even corrected it by now, I should listen to the rest of the podcast before yelling.

    Cool story though.

    And in other news, Charlie, you are fantastic.

  2. Gabrial Anderson 5 June 2013 at 12:28 am #

    Charlie called me a girl…how sad…I am in fact a guy…or at least that’s what my drivers license’s says. But as long as that’s the worst I am called its ok. Keep up the good work!

  3. Ryan 5 June 2013 at 10:34 am #

    The curse of the name that can go either way and a lack of pronouns. Sorry, Gabe!

  4. Samantha 12 June 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    I know this is super, super old by now but I just listened to it. As a molecular biologist, I couldn’t help but notice a subtle but important mistake you made when talking about prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes–they BOTH have double-helix DNA. It’s true that prokaryotes do have a simplified DNA structure, but it’s the simplicity of the circular DNA as compared to our own higher order structures (histones and chromatin and the like) that makes the difference. As far as I know the only organisms that have single-stranded DNA are viruses.

    Anyways, like I said, it’s subtle but important. Overall, love the show, and keep up the great work!

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