April 12th, 2019 | 45 mins 50 secs
akira, art, beastie boys, bosozoku, challenge, chicago, creativity, cultural appropriation, demons, dog poop, esp8266, florida man, frys, godspeed! you black emperor, iot, kt boundary, lil jon, los angeles, magnetic fields, making, marlon james, microcenter, rap, smtp, smtp2go, third bass, white guys
Citizen Science is our challenge! Thanks to Vanessa Rey and Ariel Lynne for the challenge! We have no guest this episode, except you dear listener! Taylor and Rob wade hip deep into the challenge with their phasers set to stun.
Rob wonders if his dog is impacted by the earth's magnetic fields. Taylor logs onto the Internet of Sewage Holes.
They also talk about sewer gas, Bosozoku culture, and try to tease apart differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. And they talk about dinosaur death (yikes!) and the band "Godspeed! You Black Emperor" whose name comes from "The Black Emperors," a Japanese biker gang. Serendipitously, they would also craft a pretty great soundtrack for the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere.
Also, a shoutout to the Paper Boys Podcast. Check em out! Charlie and James unravel the actual journal papers behind these latest headlines in science news, breaking down complicated topics and calling out misinformation in the media. (http://http://paperboyspodcast.com)
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October 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
arduino, arrows, art, blood, bomb, calorimeter, cinchel, cool tools, donald bell, electricity, endurance, esp8266, fletching, ganzeer, gastropod, guitar, hemacite, honest money, instruments, ivan stang, klf, lord of the rings, mapping, money, music, on kawara, pareidolia, pentametron, performance, raubdruckerin, screenprinting, slack, smiley face murder, subgenius, timebanking, trigger, voltmeter, wall street, walter kitundu, wifi, zodiac killer
Ranjit Bhatnagar is our guest this week! Brooklyn in the house! We talk about plastic made from blood (hemacite!), seeing faces in things (pareidolia! :-) ), the Church of the SubGenius, redaction, instrument making, and beaver pelts as currency.
Rob tests the flight characteristics of paper and plastic. Ranjit isn't the Smiley Face killer... well... probably isn't. Taylor's project is fire (and electricity)!
Mad props to The KLF. They burned a million quid. We didn't do that. Also, check our all our links. Holy cow!
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