Ep. 55 Octopus’s Garden Tools – Study shows Octopuses use tools (and Octopi is not a word)

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 […]

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Ep. 54 – Wood Craving

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 […]

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Ep. 53 – Friday Night Lights Out (A study on concussions & CTE in the NFL)

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 […]

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Ep. 52 – Iron Chef: Chimp Edition

The three culinary primates prepare a recipe for evolution: chimps prefer their food cooked!  Raj explains how the cognitive capacity for cooking exists in primates, but we don’t want that technology in the wrong hands.  Jono pitches the Food Network a golden opportunity, and Joe is convinced monkeys were the original Prometheus and gave fire […]

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Ep #46 – Goldilocks and The Three Planets (Identification of Kepler 452B)

The three stargazers welcome their first guest and bonafide physics writer Calla Cofield (Space.com) to talk about the identification of earth-like planets 14,000 light years away.  Calla discusses Kepler 452b and its prospects as a habitable planet, Raj confesses he wrote angsty sci-fi short stories as a youth, Jono Skypes in from outer space to […]

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