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Episode 72 - Leaving a Deposit

Episode 72 - Leaving a Deposit

A new kind of mutualism.

A new kind of mutualism.

This week on the podcast...

00:00:00 – This week the Paleopals start the episode off with a bang. Whales are doing it beneath the waves, and doing so in a way that may surprise the monogamous among us. (DISCLAIMER: This story acknowledges the existence of sex and the linked story has the pictures to prove it!)

00:13:01 – The “What are we drinking?” sequence takes back seat to the sex lives of whales, but don’t worry, it’s still there and still delicious. Patrick whines… about foil; while Charlie and Ryan sync their taste buds Kentucky style.

00:16:35 – If you want to guarantee a spot on Trailer Trash Talk, make a werewolf movie. Patrick cannot resist them; it is his own distinct curse. As such, the guys are talking Red Riding Hood; an updated Twilight-esque take on the centuries old fairy tale of debated initial gruesomeness.

00:26:59 – Borneo is a wealth of weird biological stuff we’re just now figuring out. This week the Paleopals present a tale of a new mutualism wherein bats and pitcher plants finally get along after fighting over insects for generations. The cost of a cozy new vegetal apartment? Nothing more than the gift of a nitrogenous guano deposit.

00:39:57 – PaleoPOW is where we give the love back. No exceptions this week.

  • Patrick has follicle follow-up with special thanks to former guests Kelly Weinersmith (Weinersmith), Zach Weiner (SMBC) and Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) for helping him gather the hair of the masses.
  • Charlie learns that Brachio-morphs come in all shapes and sizes when a conversation Danielle has prompts the discovery of a Brachiobou now on exclusive display at the Brachiolope Gallery.
  • Ryan has an iTunes review written by mycleverinternetnickname literally from on high, an Alaskan mountain-top to be precise. Beer in hand with Science… sort of in the ear is just what we like to read!

Thanks for listening! Be sure to scope out the Paleocave Blog for weekly updates of science goodness!

Direct download: Episode 72 - Leaving a Deposit

Music for this week’s show:

Music is my hot hot sex – C.S.S.

Ryan singing a song he made up (Not available on Amazon, sorry)

Rip it up! (c. 1919) – BB Wolf & the Howlers [From the official album of the book BB Wolf & the 3 LP's, read Ryan's review at the Paleocave Blog!]

Bats in the Belfry - Dispatch

Art for this week's show provided by Stincvicble's Flickr stream.

Episode 73 - I

Episode 73 - I

New Show Segment "Sorry I Asked"

New Show Segment "Sorry I Asked"