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Ep 204: Science... sort of - Parasite Preserves

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00:00: 00 - People love to focus on gigantic and impressive fossils, but tiny fossils of tiny parasites can also teach us a lot about our history of living with those critters that would take advantage of us. We begin the show with some  vaccinate your dog for but not yourself.

00:26:40 - While blood may be appetizing for a tick, we humans prefer other sorts of beverages. Kelly is not yet off the  wagon, due to her status as a mammalian mother, so she enjoys a decaf latte with a cookie. A special cookie, but not the kind of special you might be thinking. This cookie is going to support a pretty great cause. Namely Project Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales.

00:26:40 - While they may munch on us from time to time, how often do we get back at parasites by eating them?George Washington. Have you ever eaten a parasite? Tell us about it in the comments!

00:57:51 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like parasites. They have a complex life cycle and can be quite draining over time. Just kidding, they're always a boost! Kelly presents a  imperial units?

 

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Music for this week's show:

Tick of Time - The Kooks

Java Jive - The Ink Spots

Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic

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Ep 203: Science... sort of - Condor or Condon't

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00:00:00 - This week is dedicated to an interview Ryan did with PhD student Zeka Kuspa, who studies environmental toxicology as it affects California condor restoration. The first part of the interview covers the basics of California condors, their conservation history, and the proble...

Ep 202: Science... sort of - Sausage-shaped But Lumpy

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00:00:00 - Dr. John Pohl MD joins Kelly and Ryan to talk about his work as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Ever think that kids and adults have the same sort of digestive problems? Well you were wrong! John explains some of the key differences, but he's much nicer than my exclamation point would sug...

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...

Ep 200: Science... sort of - The Big Two-Hundo

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00:00:00 - Since we spend so much time promoting everyone else's work, we decided to be a bit selfish and spend the first segment talking about our own science.

Charlie has a paper coming out in Nature Climate Change about moving forward into a low-carbon, sustainable energy future. No big deal...

Ep 199: Science... sort of - Swinging Over A Canal

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00:00:00 - Patrick interviews someone by the name of Ryan Haupt who has been doing paleontology along the Panama Canal. How does that work? Listen and find out!

 

00:21:44 - The Panama Canal transports goods around the world, allowing us to purchase all manner of things, such as drink...

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