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Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Does whatever a spider can? Are we sure about that?

Join us in this episode as we discuss the Amazing Spider-Man and how he stacks up to the awesome arachnids he is named after.

Show Notes:

Spider-Man Facts (also here)

Spiders walking upside down

Spiders spinning silk 

Jumping spiders

What would happen if you were bitten by a radioactive spider?

Can science make a spider man?

Molting Tarantula video

Ape House-Live from PodCon!

Ape House-Live from PodCon!

Hello from PodCon! We recorded this week’s episode in front of people, SO scary! But probably much better audio! So enjoy, Sara Gruen’s Ape House.

Show Notes:

Ape Cognition & Conservation Initiative

Lolo Ya Bonobo Sanctuary 

Bonobos

Many thanks to the LiveU Recording Studio and Podcon for making this recording happen!

Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppet Christmas Carol

Sooooo it’s not the most biologically based episode but who cares, it’s Christmas! Settle back and enjoy our very scientic discussion of The Muppet Christmas Carol. It’s not 100% just gushing about the movie, we promise.

Show Notes:

A Muppet Family Christmas (GO WATCH THIS)

The Science of Santa Claus Part Two

The Science of Santa Claus Part Two

Welcome to part two of our Science of Santa Claus series where we talk about the big man himself and the mysteries and lore that accompany him!

We watched The Santa Clause and Miracle on 34th Street to prepare for our discussion on Jolly St. Nick and also touched briefly on Santa in Elf (from last episode)

Show Notes:

The Science of Santa Claus Part One

The Science of Santa Claus Part One

We’ve gone full Christmas! Welcome to part one of our Science of Santa Claus series where we talk about how various movies portray St. Nick and his magical Christmassy world!

In part one we focus more on the side characters living in the North Pole and discuss Olive the Other Reindeer and Elf!

Show Notes:

Reindeer aka Caribou

Santa’s Elves

Hobbits

Hobbits

Our original record was lost but our second breakfast recording was great so without further ado: Hobbits! (and Dragons and other Middle Earth races a bit)

NOTE: This discussion is book related. And Lord of the Rings movie related. Any other movies that may exist in the world are not mentioned.

Show Notes:

Hobbits

Smaug facts

Dragon facts

Richest Fictional Characters according to Forbes

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Hold on to your butts! This week we go back to where it all began – Jurassic Park!

Show Notes:

Brontosaurus vs Apatosaurus 

Parthenogenesis

Temperature dependent Sex Determination in Reptiles

T Rex sense of smell

-For a conversation on the groundbreaking CGI used in Jurassic Park check out this episode of Wonderful!

Pluie (and Wolves)

Pluie (and Wolves)

Short one this week! We start with Pluie and the wolves only highway and tangent onto wolves in pop culture.

Notes:

Wildlife crossings

Wolf Attacks 

Beetles, Abbey Road

Fantastic Mr. Fox Wolf

Salmon crossing the road

Lunar Chronicles

The Meg – Hot Take

The Meg – Hot Take

Welcome to our first hot take episode- The Meg! We saw this new movie in trailers this weekend and wanted to share our initial feelings about it and it’s biological inaccuracies with you!

*Note: This episode does contain some spoilers of the Meg*

Show Notes:

Basic information on the Megalodon

Hydrothermal Vents

The pressure of deep sea animals

Article regarding the science of “The Meg”

Article regarding the science of “The Meg”

The Yeti Crab

Threats to sharks

Bonus for all the Jason Statham and wetsuit/hoodie fans!