Bad news: Tessa got COVID. Good news: She’s fine! And so is her wife, and presumably her lizard. We talk through her experience, give a PSA on sexually transmitted HPVs, advocate for a new max vax movement, and talk about which animal we would least hate to be stuck as if we got stuck in morph à la Tobias in Animorphs.
In this episode we’re joined by astronomer Emily Hunt to talk about space, galaxies, the taxonomy of celestial bodies, and whether to put your brain in a robot body, and why. We had some connectivity issues so the audio isn’t perfect, but it was such a delightful conversation, we couldn’t scrap it.
Regress to your emo years and revisit with us Repo! The Genetic Opera, a cult classic – but deservedly? We’re not so sure. It may be Halloween but it feels like Christmas for Charles, who got to trap Tessa in a podcast about musical theatre. Also we talk about organs a lot.
On this week’s episode, we discuss different science-fictional (and some fact-ional) scenarios that are our own personal nightmares. Subjects include alien abduction, brain implants, space travel, and fish wearing glasses.
This week we’re joined by myrmecologist and all-around delight, Aaron Fairweather. Aaron joins us to talk ants, taxonomy hot-takes, and being a furry in science communication – our first furry guest, but certainly not our last.
Episode 35: Oh I Am What I Am (Roswell Fan), I’ll Watch What I Want (Roswell), But I Can’t Hide (That I Love Roswell)
In this episode we watched and discuss the first two episodes of the classic alien teen romance drama, Roswell (not the CW show from 2019). Aliens! Mysteries! Teen love! A perfect show, except for everything wrong with it.
We chat with astrophysicist Teal about the James Webb Space Telescope, their research on space, what makes an atmosphere, and whether there’s any controversy to what makes an atmosphere, among other topics. There’s also another long rumination on death, which isn’t even because we’re living through a pandemic, we’re just Like That.
Image: An illustration of the structure of graphene, an allotrope of carbon. Used in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Our new episode is available from our Podcast host here: Episode 33 We’re also listed on: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Google Podcasts
This week we decided to be almost timely for once, and talked about “Helicopter Story” by Isabel Fall, recently nominated for a Hugo in two categories. We talk about the story itself, backlash, counter-backlash, and managed to get Chuck Tingle in there.
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