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"
The Three Planeteers gaze up at the recent discovery of a possible alien superstructure on the #WTFstar. The irregular orbit and sun-stealing properites of this mysterious mass could be a cluster of comets or the Mr. Burns of the Universe. Raj laments that he was stripped of his PhD by a local arts magazine, Jono […]Read more "Ep #61: Proof of Alien Life? The Alien Super Structure"
Thirty-nine years ago on a sound stage far far away… George Lucas filmed Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, a subtitle which no one would remember. The three pod-awans disturb the force and scrutinize the science of the film in less than 12 parsecs. Raj notices the eco-friendly policies on the Death Star, Jono […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 4 – A New Trope"
The three podivores bite into the recent WHO (World Health Organization) report that red and processed meat causes cancer, though smoked ribs will never be as bad as smoked cigarettes. Raj brags about how healthy he is as a vegetarian who eats fried cheese. Jono complains that scientists don’t conduct enough experiments on prisoners. Joe, […]Read more "Ep. 59 Red Scare: How Bacon Causes Cancer"
The great triumvirate breakdown a breakthrough in Parkinson’s Disease treatment. Using a Trojan horse/Berlin airdrop method, helpful proteins repair and protect neurons! Raj describes the experiment as a rodent American Gladiator. Jono has an insecure compulsion to prove he still knows neural dopaminergic pathways, and Joe will cure his hand tremors with snake oil (also […]Read more "Ep. 58 Protect Ya Neuron (Possible cure for Parkinson’s)"