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Ep 208: Science... sort of - Camping on a Diamond Sea


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Ep 208: Science... sort of - Camping on a Diamond Sea

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00:00:00 - Arthur C. Clarke wrote in diamonds forming in the atmosphere and raining down from above. Pretty trippy stuff, science.


00:23:00 - Most drinks don't cause a trip, but there's only one way to find out for sure: drinking them. Jacob insults Ryan by daring to bring a pre-mixed Zombie cocktail from Bacardi on the show. Tsk tsk. Abe enjoys a Tangerine Dreamsicle collaboration beer from Terrapin Beer Company and Green Flash Brewing Company.


00:31:40 - Jacob hasn't been on the show much lately, so Abe and Ryan demand some answers. Turns out he's been teaching children science as part of Club Scientific. I guess teaching the next generation is an OK excuse...


00:59:49 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like summer camp, you develop very strong bonds and then don't talk for a year. Ryan presents a new iTunes review from a user whose name I'd rather not type. Sorry, guy, but thanks for the kind words!  



Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Bay Area Science Festival’s Nerd Nite Block Party next week on Oct 24th!  


The video game giveaway this week is ! First donor to e-mail us and ask for it gets a free Steam copy, enjoy!



Music for this week's show:

Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

Sweet Tangerine - The Hush Sound


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