Is knowledge power? Well it seems to control the quantum states of helium atoms. The three McFlys debate the nature of matter and time on a quantum scale with their favorite frame of reference: the NBA! Raj’s negligence may have killed Schrödinger’s turtle. Jono thinks quantum states are controlled by an Orwellian government, and Joe […]Read more "Split Second: Quantum Time Travel"
The three wise men travel across the internet bringing gifts of Christmas Science! Baby Jesus has blessed the study of an expert on retail environments, who demonstrates how the Christmas music and scents in shops will turn the yule tide into profits. Raj touts the range of Christian recording artist Amy Grant. Jono speculates on […]Read more "Santa’s Olfactory Workers: Smell & Sound influence Holiday Shopping"
War! What is it good for? Killing younglings! The Science of the republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless podcast lords: It’s Revenge of the Sith! Raj points out that lava would make Darth Vader less burned and more exploded. Jono diagnoses the yellow-eyed sith with hepatitis, and Joe might have a greater will […]Read more "Science of Star Wars Ep 3! “Sith Happens”"
There is a nest full of silliness when the three egg-heads talk about bird sperm. It turns out bird eggs are healthier when fertilized by more that one sperm, and females can actively control it! Raj reveals the morbid source of finch seed, Jono failed the written test for sperm donation, and Joe giggles […]Read more "The Birds & The Biebs – Polyspermy in Birds"
There is unrest in the galactic audience, as the Separatist Podcasters declare the war on the science of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones! There is a dearth of Darth science throughout the film, especially the romance between Anakin and Padme, who have NO CHEMISTRY (let alone biology or physics). Raj explains why […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 2 – Much Ado About Clones"
The bio-metric trio parcel apart the study that quantified the economic value of nature to be $125-145 TRILLION. But before you create a Kickstarter campaign, it might not be for sale. Raj shorts the stock on the kale boom. Jono wonders how much aliens will be impressed by our moon flag, and Joe proposes a […]Read more "Tortoise & The Hectare – The Monetary Value of Nature"
Turmoil has engulfed the galactic podcast, as the greedy George Lucas made windfall profits from The Phantom Menace despite the banal plot. The introduction of a new villain: bureaucracy, has put a taxation on attention spans of viewers throughout the galaxy. Raj disparages the minstrel-esque qualities of the Gungans and geisha “disguise” of Queen Amidala. […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 1 – The Prequel Menace"
Will the review of Star Wars Episode VI spell certain doom for the small band of podcasters? Not if some muppets have anything to say about it: It’s the Return of the Jedi! Raj speculates on life-prolonging biological mechanisms in the belly of the Sarlacc, Jono diagnoses Jabba the Hutt with sleep apnea, and Joe […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 6 – Ewokking on Sunshine"
Put down that work and get back to podcast listening! The three pod-ject managers explain that no one ever said “I wish I spent more time at the office” on their deathbed, because they probably keeled over at their desk from a stroke. Raj warns of the epidemic of Karōshi (death from overwork) in Japan, […]Read more "Ep. 63: “Work To Death” – Long Hours Increases Chance of Stroke by 37%"
It is a dark time for the podbellion. But the three “freedom fighters” record from a secret studio to talk about The Empire Stikes Back. Never mind that Obi Wan is sexist, this is the best episode of the trilogy! Raj is dubious of the domestication of Tauntauns and their ability to accommodate passengers. Jono […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 5 – Empiricism Strikes Back"