00:00:00 - For our first segment we head back to Panama so Ryan can chat with fellow paleontologist Caitlin Colleary about her Masters’ work looking into the coloration of fossils. They share a ‘cervezarita’ made with the national beer of Colombia, Aguila.
01:01:02 – Back up north, everyone is still drinking. Ben takes point to talk about his pennywort juice drink, whereas Ryan goes crazy with a
Time for another old drawing of mine: this time Therizinosaurus, here with its panda-like pattern.
Therizinosaurus ( /θɛˌrɪzɨnɵˈsɔrəs/; ‘scythe lizard’, from the Greek therizo meaning ‘to reap’ or ‘to cut off’ and sauros meaning ‘lizard’) is a genus of very large theropod dinosaur. Therizinosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous Period (late Campanian-early Maastrichtian stages, around 70 million years ago), and was one of the last and largest representatives of its unique group, the Therizinosauria. Its fossils were first discovered in Mongolia and they were originally thought to belong to a turtle-like reptile (hence the species name, T. cheloniformis — “turtle-formed”). It is known only from a few bones, including gigantic hand claws, from which it gets its name.
Schyte Lizard, 2012.
Coloured with Tria Markers. Based on ostrich and giant panda.
References: Scott Hartman, Greg Paul, Jaime A. Headden
I can’t imagine Therizinosaurus having wings that big, but besides that some really interesting choices on the color pallette. Now I want to see a ground sloth colored like a panda too!
00:21:44 - The Panama Canal transports goods around the world, allowing us to purchase all manner of things, such as drinks! Abe is drinking some homebrew that he thought would be well served with the name Bill & Bob’s Boiled Basil…
The horrors of GMO foods. Helping kids below the poverty line not go blind and die before the age of 6. Quit playing god, you monsters.
But seriously, as with any other complex topic, it’s not so cut and dry that GMO = evil corporate overlords trying to poison us. All technology is a two-edge sword, and this seems a pretty fantastic application of the science.
So one problem with listening to podcasts is that you have trouble finding shows you will enjoy. The tone of a show oft reflects the tastes of its creator, and so there are podcasts for every taste. But Finding ones that you will personally enjoy requires a lot of trial and error. for every one…
Ben repping our network (and others).
I’ll add All Things Comedy to the list. They make some good stuff.
All Things Comedy - As the name implies, various shows of a comedic bent (Walking the Room, FOFOP, Comedy Film Nerds)