Sunday, May 24, 2009

Apocalypse SOW! May 22, 2009 - a pandemic success



Our Swine Flu and Mass Hysteria discussion with Dr Kirsten Sanford and Brian Malow marked the first science cafe event at Pirate Cat Radio Cafe, which went down smooth with plenty of maple bacon lattes for everyone.

As promised, here's the PODCAST of this event.

It starts off with some music as we are setting up, and then our usual news and public service announcements (even we pirates hafta follow a code!), but we get right into the discussion after that.

This was also our first use of Ustream as a live video feed of the cafe. There were audio issues in the first 15 minutes but we got 'em worked out during a music and drinks break... which I hear from certain vocal critics were TOO LONG. But wanting more talk and less rock is a problem you want to have on a talk show, right?

The listener feedback so far has been amazing. Please go to Dr Kiki's website and Brian Malow's website and let them know how much edutainumental fun they were to have in conversation at the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe.

The next one's sure to be even better!

Next topic: Water Crisis
Next date: June 23

The Periodic Apocalypse: Occasional Lectures on the End of the World
a science cafe at Pirate Cat Radio
presented by DJ Yuri Gee and DJ Prefect

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Friday Apocalypse Series begins!


Just got confirmation from both Dr Kirsten Sanford of This Week in Science and Brian Malow, the Science Comedian, that they are on board for the first Friday Apocalypse discussion series. Woo hoo!

The first event happens on May 22nd -- that's less than 2 weeks away.

Excitement! Will post Facebook event soon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

nthmost on Mannequin Factory


Listen to nthmost (aka DJ Prefect ...?) drop a little science on the Mannequin Factory with DJ Dragonslayer May 10, 2009

Stories:

Bee Flight Based More on Brute Force Than Aerodynamics - just flap those wide flat arms REAL HARD!

Mammoth DNA fully sequenced as of Nov 2008 - can haz clones now?

U.S. Obesity Comes From Eating Too Much, Study Finds. - do we really need to comment?



ps. holy hell, Imogen Heap is amazing, and I had no idea of her existence until I linked up with Thomas Dolby on Twitter and saw who he was friends with. That's just WEIRD. My new music discovery system needs help!
 
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