Episode 139 - The Augmented's Lament
00:00:00 - Daniel H. Wilson returns to talk to us about his new novel Amped, as well as his recently published Wall Street Journal op-ed about the future of human augmentation. Hear our first interview with Daniel where we discussed his first novel Robopocalypse in episode 95.
00:22:45 - Kelly has beer on the brain after trying the local craft offering: Good people coffee oatmeal stout. Charlie kicks back a Campari sprtiz and laments the loss of beetles in his beverage. And finally Ryan has an Old Engine Oil to commemorate our robotic guest.
00:26:00 - Trailer Trash Talk covers Seeking a Friend For the End of the World which forces them to think about the end and the existential questions imminent death presents, such as: Do we keep podcasting if we know an asteroid is about to destroy earth?
00:35:31 - Part 2 of our conversation with Daniel delves into the ethics of enhancement, plus there's even sports talk, and we like sports.
00:56:55 - PaleoPOWs are a lot novels. They're both new. Charlie starts off with a handsome donation from Rebecca W. Thanks, Rebecca! Ryan has a questioning comment from episode 136 left by Blaine B. And finally Kelly has a self-proclaimed enthusiastic iTunes review written by HerpetologyFTW!
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:
Amped - Cypress Hill
Good People - Jack Johnson
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
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