Episode 171 - Beatrice Walks The Plank
00:00:00 - Katie McKissick, creator of the Beatrice the Biologist and contributor to Symbiartic, joins Ben and Ryan to talk all about the highs and lows of making comics about biology. (NOTE TO PARENTS: The language does get a bit salty, it is biology after all.) Katie has also recently put out a book of her comics, Amoeba Hugs and Other Nonsense, which you would be an utter fool not to buy.
00:38:39 - Drinks go into your biology and that can be a good thing. Katie has a Gams-bart Roggenbier from Los Angeles Ale Works, aka her husband's brewery! Ben enjoys some sticky sweet soursop juice. And Ryan makes a Corpse Reviver #2 in honor of a certain holiday.
00:49:24 - We talk about zombies often, so how could we avoid covering the trailer for the upcoming fire monkey zombie movie World War Z. And don't forget, we talked to the author of the book, Max Brooks, back in episode 66.
01:13:14 - Some clever chaps at the Max Plank Institute have released their findings readjusting the ratios of dark energy, dark matter, and regular matter. Ben takes a long time to explain this and Ryan forgot to turn on the timer duck. Sorry Christina! (And really everyone else too.)
01:41:52 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like constants in phyisics, they change all the time. Ryan has a generous donation from Bryan E. Thanks, Bryan! And Trevor R. wants to know what's up with this "archive" thing. Turns out it's spelled arXiv and you can go there to learn stuff.
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:
The Plank - The Devil Makes Three
Payday at the Pub - Slim Dusy
Search and Destroy - The Stooges
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - The Soggy Bottom Boys
Image Credit: Beatrice the Biologist