Science... sort of

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Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.

316 316 - Message in a Rocket Jan. 1, 2020

00:00:00 - Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the show to talk about his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist. In addition to book chat, he and Ryan also touch on the culture growth of pseudoscience such as people who believe the earth is flat, and 1960s sci-fi films like 2001 and Planet of the Apes. 00:26:46 - We have a segment for drinks. This is that segment. Abraham keeps it on topic with an Orbital Tilt IPA (Citra) from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Joe is back onto the Rocket Fizz with a Gene Autry Root Beer, which leads …

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00:00:00 - For our first topic, Ryan, Ben, and Joe explore . Seriously. 00:23:38 - If the threat of alien invasion doesn’t make you want a drink, then we applaud your restraint. But it makes Ben want to hydrate and have sugar, so he’s having some...
00:00:00 - For this episode, we’re joined by (), author of the book T which explains all the times when life has nearly been wiped out on our pale blue dot. Discussion ensues. 00:27:47 - In what may be the shortest drinks segment in the history of...
313 313 - Debating Diapsids Aug. 22, 2019
00:00:00 - Paleontologist Adam Pritchard (), and future Assistant Collections Manager at , joins Ryan to talk about all things ! , , ; this segment has something for everyone (who likes reptiles)! 00:32:59 - A brief drinks interlude to keep everyone...
312 312 - A ’Peake at Chessie July 25, 2019
00:00:00 - Joe brings his friend and historian () onto the show to talk about Chessie, the supposed sea monster of the Chesapeake Bay (bay monster?). She wrote . 00:35:39 - It may not be surprising to hear that as a bona fide icon, Chessie is...
311 311 - Eat, Scan, Love July 18, 2019
00:00:00 - The boys are back and they’re talking about meat. Specifically, how the idea that neanderthals ate mostly meat is being challenged by the idea that the when it’s eaten. Yum. But also, , so put that moldy steak down and eat a vegetable...
310 310 - Ecosystem Disservice June 25, 2019
00:00:00 - After seeing a about a recent publication, Ryan invited () on the show to talk about that paper and his scientific journey. They met up in Laramie and started with the latter, which is this segment. 00:33:30 - A brief interlude wherein...
00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by journalism professor (), who teaches science graduate students how to communicate better all while doing #SciComm himself. They chat about Matthew's approach to helping scientists find the type of outreach that works...
00:00:00 - Recorded live at the annual meeting of , Ryan is joined by () and (), two comic creating scientists who ran a session titled: which you know Ryan would be all about. 00:28:23 - Ryan’s wife joins him for a drink to break up the...
00:00:00 - This episode we’re thrilled to be joined by comedian (), currently touring his show around the county and happy enough to sit down and chat with Ryan about it. In the first segment they talk about the way Shane thinks about comedy...
306 306 - The World Without Us April 25, 2019
00:00:00 - Thanks to the wonders of isotopic geochemistry, scientists have a found (Open access paper here: ). Doesn’t seem like a great option for thwarting climate change, but good to know regardless. 00:21:45 - Ben wanted something interesting...
00:00:00 - In our final AGU episode, Abe and Ryan host a roundtable discussion with some of the researchers who took the train from () in San Diego all the way to DC as part of their initiative that they've been doing for several years now. You may...
00:00:00 - Dr. (), who was , meets up with Ryan at Atlas Brew Works with to talk about her work as a paleocenagropher, which . 00:28:18 - Since they’re already at a brewery, why not have a drink? Heather has the Blood Orange Gose and Ryan is...
00:00:00 - Jill Shipman and Brandon Gellis join us to talk about their AGU eLightning session titled . We talk about this novel presentation format, one of the featured talks, and Jill’s collaboration to (which serves as the featured music for this...
00:00:00 - In part two of our AGU shows we begin with dunes! Ryan chats with Tom Ashley () and Rob Mahon () about in a variety of conditions on, and , Earth! And students, Robert is looking for grad students, so check out if you’re interested. The...
00:00:00 - Photographer, filmmaker, and lapsed geomorphologist () joins Ryan and Abe to talk about his new film , which screened at AGU and is available to After quizzing him about his , we spend some time learning about the inspiration for his new...
300 300 - This... is... SCIENCE Jan. 25, 2019
00:00:00 - To celebrate our 300th episode and make up for skipping Thanksgiving this year we’re doing an all feedback segment! Patrick starts off with an e-mail from Stephen H. who has spotted a potential relative of the (see below) and wants our...
299 299 - Phone a Friend Jan. 11, 2019
00:00:00 - This episode we’re joined by (), a Ph.D. candidate studying the immune system of the , which is delightfully cute and glows in the dark to avoid detection. You can see some of her research in action in this video: . Finally, according to...
298 298 - The Whale Identity Jan. 2, 2019
00:00:00 - A quick intro to let everyone know that this episode features an interview with former guest of the show () Dr. Nick Pyenson recorded live at in D.C. Thanks for Room 11 for having us! 00:01:49 - joins us to talk about his new book with...
00:00:00 - We start the show the somber story of as recently re-outlined in the . We talk about what the report says, how it maybe says it in a new way (hint: ), and what we can maybe do next to help mitigate it. 00:31:41 - But a hot …