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Ep 207: Science... sort of - Drop Bears of South America


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Ep 207: Science... sort of - Drop Bears of South America

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00:00:00 - some evidence to suggest that they were, but do these two slothologists believe it?


00:29:29 - No good sloth discussion happens without beer. Robert enjoys his There Went the Neighborhood by Black Bottle Brewery.


00:36:11 - Robert has found that when people find out he studies sloths, the typically ask about  movie series. A discussion of the first two movies, with particular emphasis on xenarthran representation, ensues.


01:14:24 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like ice ages, they come on ya fast, and they leave ya fast. (The accuracy of the previous statement has not been verified in any way.) Only one this week, but it's a goodie from Maria Q. all about SLOTHS from her homeland of Costa Rica. She sent some amazing photos and pronunciation corrections for Ryan which he admits to purposefully ignoring because... muppets. Finally, be sure to check out Robert's website, Sloth Search, dedicated to all the sloth research out there he can manage to catalog.



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



Music for this week's show:

Sloths - SNL Digital Short

Warm Beer and Cold Women - Tom Waits

Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root

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Ep 206: Science... sort of - Keeping the Rica in Costa

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00:00:00 - Ryan is join by J. Leighton Reid to talk about birds, forests, and conservation. The first paper discussed is about how forest restoration in the tropics benefits birds. 


Ep 205: Science... sort of - Chemical Free Sasquatch

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

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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...

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