Episode 51 | Area-51
00:00:00 – The Paleopals Ryan, Patrick, and Charlie are all drinking beers (shocking!) and they're all in locations (also: shocking!) but the only way to learn what those beers are and where they're being consumed is to listen!
00:05:44 – This week the Paleopals are talking with Dr. Seth Shostak who hunts aliens and has a real radio show. (He also uses radios to hunt aliens.) They're talking specifically about an article positing that the search for ET may need to focus more on the AI than the squishy EBE's that made them.
Some other links to check out:
- Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientists Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
00:33:03 – Because everybody loves George Clooney this week's Trailer Trash Talk features The American (not the one from The Bugle).
00:42:23 – Charlie, widely considered the most energetic of the Paleopals, brings us a story about some of the problems facing alternative energy. The guys are sure to get this problem solved, they just need some organic matter to be broken down over a few million years until it's some sort of fuel… made from fossils. That would do the trick!
01:03:01 – PaleoPOWs are as follows: Patrick cheated by using a Facebook post from David Precht earlier when we talked with Seth Shostak. Elli wants to know if you can smell in space. And Ryan gets some love for the “sort of side” from Danielle when it comes to stripping.
Other media we talked about:
- Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (Also see Episode 33 - Sex, Bugs, and Rock'n'Roll)
- Futurama (specifically the Smell-o-scope)
- and the graphic novel Laika, the true story of the first (and maybe cutest) dog in space!
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