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Episode 88 - More Energy, More Problems

Episode 88 - More Energy, More Problems

Drive slow, energy ahead.

Drive slow, energy ahead.

This week on the podcast... 00:00:00 - The show begins with the Paleopals discussing a story that sounds too good to be true. Namely that the interaction of river and sea can be used as a safe, nonpolluting form of power, but can the work be understood? Therein lies the rub.

00:23:06 - Jacob is teetotaling while in training, Ryan takes it back to the Olde Country, which is apparently quite wordy, but Charlie keeps is simple and South of the border.

00:30:26 - It's like starting all over again (at least back to High School) as the Paleopals discuss the trailer for the new film Beginners (staring sexy Ewan McGregor).

00:39:20 - After Fukushima, which we discussed in detail in Episode 84 with Brian Dunning, as well as the release of the new Marvel studios movie Thor, which Ryan wrote a piece about for Marvel.com, people are looking again at the element Thorium as a new source for nuclear power. The real mystery is why we haven't been using this stuff for years.

  • Also, in response to Jenny's nuclear concerns, Jacob pointed out this article which breaks down deaths per TWH by energy source.

00:56:49 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like energy, you never have as much as you think. Ryan starts it off with a beer reccomendation paired with adulation from Tobin S. Always appreciated. Charlie has some bitter commentary from Dustin K. via Episode 86. And finally Jacob has an e-mail from Jenny sent to him by Ryan so he could get us talking about Thorium (see above) and inadvertent philosophy of science by way of microbiology.

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Music for this week's show:

James River Blues - Old Crow Medicine Show

Training - Shadowgrounds Surivor OST (From the Humble Bundle)

Where Do I Begin - The Chemical Brothers

Power Supply - Anamanaguchi

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