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Ep 201: Science... sort of - Pontificating Upon Paleo Pigments

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00:00:00 - For our first segment we head back to Panama so Ryan can chat with fellow paleontologist Caitlin Colleary about her Masters' work looking into the coloration of fossils. They share a 'cervezarita' made with the national beer of Colombia, Aguila.

01:01:02 - Back up north, everyone is still drinking. Ben takes point to talk about his Reineart Wild Ale.

01:08:04 - While it shouldn't be a controversial topic, there are still a lot of issues facing women in science. Having established that Caitlin is both a woman and a scientist, she and Ryan chat about some of the challenges facing her gender. Ryan also reveals a second secret beer, a Bavaria Dark he brought back from Costa Rica!

01:47:46 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like gender politics, the ultimate goal is to treat everyone equally. Ryan is thankful for a new recently maligned Ben Tippett. Thanks Denise and Victor!

 

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

 

Music for this week's show:

Colorblind - Counting Crows

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

The Power of Equality - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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