Episode 221 - An Unsuitable Podcast
00:00:00 - Dr. Ellen Currano joins Ryan to talk about her origins as a paleontologist and her current research into the paleobotany of Wyoming during a potent climate shift (but not the current one). They also share a beer ironically named Fanboy, which is un-ironically delicious.
00:26:46 - Ellen recently wrote an article for Paleontology Online about being both a woman and a paleontologists. This obviously involved putting on fake beards and having old-timey photos taken, but you'll have to listen to understand the full connection. Ellen is writing blogs about women doing awesome science and ends the interview by giving some advice based on one of her favorite classic books that most folks only know from the movies: Lawrence of Arabia. Ryan also brings up what he feels to be a classic movie (directed by a woman, no less). Speaking of movies, Ellen is working on one called The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science, check out the trailers and get more info at the link!
00:55:47 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like women in science; there should be more of them. However, because Ryan is alone (so very alone) he only has one PaleoPOW to present. This week's PaleoPOW comes from Joshua W., who had the decency to donate some actual money to the show, and e-mailed in a review to avoid using iTunes.
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Music for this week's show:
Fallen Leaves - Billy Talent
Honey Won't You Let Me You In - The Tallest Man On Earth
Image Credit: Lexi Jamieson Marsh