Episode 98 - Climate and Compromise
00:00:00 - Newly minted Dr. Brandon Murphy PhD joins the Paleopals to tell them all about the PETM and life on a boat. Turns out it's not like the popular music video would have you believe. It's much more like running to the sea floor and back while barely rocking at all.
00:24:14 - Per usual, drinks are consumed. Patrick steels himself for a Chardonnay, Charlie stands by with a Widmer Hefeweizen, Brandon kicks it with an agreed upon favorite, and Ryan records with a awkwardly named Vas Deferens Ale in hand.
00:43:51 - The US narrowly avoiding slamming into it's own self-imposed debt ceiling, and the Paleopals plus Brandon talk about what that means for science funding (which is what makes being a scientist a job rather than a hobby).
- Brandon takes a more philosophical bent towards the value of science, which we agree with, and he sent us a video of former guest Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson advocating that same idea.
01:03:57- PaleoPOWs are always sort of a compromise between honesty and ego, and this week is no different. Charlie has an e-mail from Kim with a pressing and chaotic question. Patrick takes the crew to task with a 2-star iTunes review from poikkeus but Ryan has the antidote with some love from LP who is starting her own Science... sort of inspired History podcast. Woot!
Thanks for listening! Our blog, now with new content from Patrick, can be found at Paleocave.com
Music this week provided by:
Long Hot Summer Night - Jimi Hendrix
Bottle of Blues - Beck
Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong