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Episode 83 - Down Under

Episode 83 - Down Under

Nobody actually looks at these, do they?

Nobody actually looks at these, do they?

This week on the podcast... 00:00:00 - Turns out Australia and Antarctica have more in common than just being giant deserts. A new study in Nature Geoscience reports that Antarctica is stealing Australia's moisture and it's all humanity's fault! C'mon Southern Hemisphere, can't you guys just all get along?

00:13:35 - This week Patrick is supping a grape fruit from New Zealand, Ryan kicks back a Fosters to then transition into a relatively palatable Harpoon Celtic Ale and Charlie requests sponsorship from his old standby, the Lagunitas IPA.

00:18:41 - Jacob jumps in mid-transition to help Ryan announce the upcoming Florida Science... sort of meetup. Details at the Paleocave blog!

00:21:27 - Trailer Trash Talks finds itself in a weird yet familiar place as the Paleopals discuss the 4th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides.

00:30:28 - The pesky paleontologists have discovered a couple of new marsupials down in Aus. The crazy part is the convergent angle evolution between these basal mammals and some modern lizards. When you want to eat snails, you'll evolve just about anything.

Death to snails!

Death to snails!

00:39:20 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like Australia, most people never both to go there, and most who do get burned. Charlie has an e-mail from Jesse at NYU who informs the Paleopals about other mammals with only one set of chompers. Ryan has a donation from Chad G. who suggests a brewery Ryan has preemptively partaken of. Also, Ryan is very awkward with issues of money, let's not ask him to do this ever again, agreed? Finally, Patrick has an apologetic and follicular Brachiolope from Denis that can be seen at the appropriately named Brachiolope Gallery.

Thanks for listening. A blog exists! It's named the Paleocave Blog. Y'know, just in case.

Music for this week's show:

You Shit Me to Tears - The Tenants

You Sound Like Louis Burdett - The Whitlams

The Mariner's Revenge Song - The Decemberists

Land Down Under - Men at Work

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