Episode 172 - Net Wars
00:00:00 - The elusive yeti, Justin Yeakel, joins Ryan and Patrick to talk about networks! What is a network? How are they useful in science and in life? And other such questions may very well be answered. Read more about Justin's work on his blog.
00:17:00 - Drinks are one way people try to network. Justin laments the expense of Canadian beer, but still manages to enjoy his End of Reason by Gigantic Brewing. Patrick thanks his sister for the gift of a Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery. And Ryan puts himself through the heat of a bottle of Ghost Face Killah from the Twisted Pine Brewing Company.
00:25:49 - Justin conflates a couple of the recently released sci-fi movies of the year, but we eventually get Trailer Trash Talk on track enough to talk about the new Smith^2 movie After Earth.
00:34:07 - Hearkening back to the very first episode of Science... sort of, we decide to discussion the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney. And while we may be sparse on the details, we do want to congratulate George Lucas on his decision to give a lot of the money made from the purchase to education charities. Finally, Justin and Ryan impress upon Patrick (i.e. the only one on the show with kids) the importance of the Machete Order.
00:54:25 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like machetes, used improperly they can really hurt an unsuspecting gringo. Ryan has a voicemail and donation from Will T. who wants to thank us for introducing him to Daniel H. Wilson, among other things. Patrick has a recurring donation from Luke J. across the pond. Thanks so much to both Will and Luke!
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:
Cuffed & Linked - The Reigning Monarchs
Pain for Pleasure - Sum 41
Before and After - Lyrics Born
The Star Wars That I Used To Know - Israel Curtis
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