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Episode 167 - It's Okay To Be Sort Of Smart

Episode 167 - It's Okay To Be Sort Of Smart

This was all Patrick's idea...
This was all Patrick's idea...

00:00:00 - This week the Paleopals are joined by Joe Hanson from the It's Okay to be Smart blog and PBS digital series of the same name. We chat about what brought Joe into the wacky world of science outreach.

00:21:56 - Drinks are thought to help with the being smart. They may be wrong but we don't want to risk it so we have some. Joe is enjoying a manhattan with Basil Haydens and Hella Bitters. Jacob feels like he's finally outdone Ryan with his Roxie's Finest Imperial Cream Ale from The Bold City Brewery. Ryan counters with the Caynon Cream Ale from Crow Creak Brewing, there may be nothing imperial about it but it was a gift from listener Daniel E. Thanks, Daniel! Patrick expecting a crazy night pulls out a Mad Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company.

00:28:49 - Trailer Trash Talk heads to the suburbs to explore the 'mysteries' of 'alien' 'abductions' in the preview for Dark Skies.

00:46:59 - Joe Hanson sticks around for more science chat, particularly his experience at Science Online 13, which of course sends of the down the rabbit hole of yet more chat about the joys of communicating science.

01:10:26 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like being smart, under appreciated and in need of reassurance. Patrick kicks it off with a donation from Terrence R. with a nice little message accompanying it. Thanks, Terrence! Jacob updates us on the Russian language thanks to an e-mail from Moe S. Also, join our Steam Group. Games are fun! Ryan, yet again, jumped the gun with his beer earlier in the show, so thanks again, Daniel!

Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!

Music for this week's show provided by:

That's Okay - The Hush Sound

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound - Hank Williams Jr.

Bad Dreams - Lyrics Born

Disorganized Fun - Ronald Jenkees

Image Credit: Ryan Haupt

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