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Ep 215: Science... sort of - Good Enough For Now

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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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Ep 214: Science... sort of - Live at BASF

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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...

Ep 213: Science... sort of - Astro Boy

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00:00:00 - Patrick and Ryan welcome Astrophysicist Steve Healey to the show! We begin with a brief overview of what exactly astrophysics is. Steve claims that by listening to this section, you'll have completed most of a bachelors in the subject. Congrats!

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Ep 212: Science... sort of - Dead and Alive

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00:00:00 - We first learn that Ben is not great at telling stories, but also that there was a guy Fermi who is known for one thing when he really did many thing. The thing he's known for is asking where all the aliens are, and while there are some pretty interesting potential ans...

Ep 211: Science... sort of - Giving Thanks V, Vini, Vidi, Gratias

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It's time again for our annual Thanksgiving show! That means all feedback this week, all from PaleoPosse who have been kind enough to give us a bit of their hard-earned cash to help us keep producing this podcast for y'all.

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Ep 210: Science... sort of - Life is the Bubbles

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0:00:00 - Abe and Ryan are joined by Vanessa Knutson, who studies nudibranchs at the California Academy of Sciences (where we've recorded before). She recently described a few new species of these beautiful citters, and published those results for anyone to read right here...

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