The demilitarized trio heat check the claim that North Korea “successfully” tested a hydrogen bomb. Kim Jong Un might be a tad bit too boastful as seizmic readings show the earth didn’t exactly move for his thermonuclear test. Raj has been reading a lot of Jacobin magazine, and believes that North Korea will poison the […]Read more "Radio-inactive: Are we in Danger from North Korea?"
The three noble gaseous podcasters reveal that the seventh period of the periodic table has been filled with four new elements, and their names are almost UN-comprehensible. Some scientist fired protons at a wall for five years to create an element that lasted less than one-thousandth of a second. Raj throws shade at tainted drinking […]Read more "Modern Alchemy: Why Are We Making New Elements?"
Listen up boys and girls! In the coolest science project since we threw a monkey in to space, a lab gave dolls and trucks to baby monkeys, and they preferentially chose toys according to human gender stereotypes. Raj proposes his “girls are dumb” hypothesis, which isn’t as sexist as it sounds. Jono renames genetic spandrels […]Read more "Monkeying Around with the Sexes: Are Gender Roles Genetic?"
The lexical triumverate spit some diction from all seven language families. Speaking of families, ‘mother’ is a common word but father is a cross-cultural rolling stone. Raj tries to take credit for everyone’s language on behalf of South Indians. Jono predicts that most new word meanings will be created by autocorrect, and Joe preaches the life […]Read more "Word To Your Mother Tongue: Ultraconserved Words"
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"
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 cephalo-podcasters do a deep dive into the phenomenon that octopuses (not octopi) use tools. The eight-legged wonders don’t just accurately predict international soccer matches, they also collect coconut shells to hide in. Raj thinks the octopus’s limitless potential makes them the modern white Americans of the sea. Jono finds similarities with the T-1000 […]Read more "Ep. 55 Octopus’s Garden Tools – Study shows Octopuses use tools (and Octopi is not a word)"
The hardwood trio break down the subject of converting cellulose into starch. To combat the impending food crisis, (imporverished) people in the near future may be eating trees. Raj recalls the time he was duped into eating crickets, Jono explains the lengths he will go to eat steak, while Joe ate a milk carton […]Read more "Ep. 54 – Wood Craving"
The three traumatized brains tackle the subject of concussions in football. The NFL is heading toward a tobacco-industry level denial to cover up the fact that even mild hits can cause brain damage. Raj repetitively hits Jono with guilt trips for supporting the NFL. Joe has decreased his NFL fandom, but he is a Browns […]Read more "Ep. 53 – Friday Night Lights Out (A study on concussions & CTE in the NFL)"