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Episode 215 - Good Enough For Now

Episode 215 - Good Enough For Now

Blue butts are only the start of the story....
Blue butts are only the start of the story....

00:00:00 - This week Ryan is joined by Mara Grunbaum, author of the popular Tumblr blog and now book, WTF, Evolution?! The conversation begins with how Mara got started writing about science, and the challenges that come with writing science for adults and kids alike.

00:17:40 - Trying to make excuses for evolution is enough to drive anyone to drink, and we're no exception. Mara consoles herself with a 400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewery, while Ryan gets feisty with a Two-headed Rooster from Out of Bounds Brewing Co. A discussion of fighting prowess obviously ensues.

00:21:13 - In part two of Ryan's conversation with Mara, we mostly discuss her blog and book all about the quirks and foibles of evolution. Does Mara have favorites? What nonsense did Ryan contribute to her book? Is her book meant to praise or undermine the whackiness of natural selection? You'll have to listen to find out!

00:53:32 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like evolution, sometimes they find deceptively simple solutions to complex problems. This week the solution to our financial problems is solved in the form of a recurring donation initiated by Adam. K. Thanks, Adam!

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

Music for this week's show:

True and Mighty - The Reigning Monarchs

Monkey!!!Knife!!!Fight!!! - Minus the Bear

Kyle Quit The Band - Tenacious D

Episode 216 - Podcat

Episode 216 - Podcat

Episode 214 - Live at BASF

Episode 214 - Live at BASF