Episode 99 - Growing up Science
00:00:00 - Dr. Jai Ranganathan, of the podcastCuriouser and Curiouser, joins the Paleopals to talk about his new initiative, the #SciFund Challenge, which is a radical new idea on how to fun science. The Paleopals have concerns, but Jai makes this sound just crazy enough to work. Definitely a story we'll be sticking with as it moves forward.
00:37:05 - One thing the Paleopals make sure to fund each week are some tasty drinks. Patrick gets his hands on a can of Old Chub. Charlie is unimpressed by a local IPA. Kelly steals an OK porter from the lab fridge. And Ryan man's up with a Sea Smoke Barleywine.
00:44:38 - This week Trailer Trash Talk focuses on what is best in life. Well, maybe not so much as there are mixed feelings about Conan. Ryan does his best to do right by friends while defending this pulp icon, but will the other Paleopals be convinced?
01:00:22 - Neoteny is a funny thing, and one of Ryan and Patrick's favorite subjects in biology. The critter in question is the above pictured axolotl, which serves as a prime example of the concept but will grow up with nothing more than a bit of iodine. Something science has known for nearly 100 years.
01:18:03 - PaleoPOWs are in many ways neotenous. They could grow up, by why bother? Ryan gets some botanical taxonomic corrections from Chris H. as well as a bit of Special Edition love from Lisa V. S. Patrick gets positive with a bit of cash from Doug S. Thanks, Doug! Kelly gets a complimentary call from Colleen out of Michigan. And finally Charlie has some support from Julien on the Facebook page as the Paleopals push for 1,000 fans before next week.
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Music for this week's show:
A Dollar And A Dream - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
It's Getting Boring By The Sea - Blood Read Shoes
Blood, Sex and Booze - Green Day
When You Were Young - The Killers