Teslas in Space! — Podcast S2E2

In this episode of the podcast we talk about the [really cool] launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, what makes it such a remarkable event, and why there is some controversy behind it. We also chat about the newest Star Wars toys previewed at New York Toy Fair and what they might tell us about the Han Solo standalone film. Enjoy!

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The Last Jedi Spoilercast — Podcast S2E1

[WARNING: SPOILERS] We’re back. We’re kicking off Season 2 of the Science [and/or] Fiction podcast with a long-overdue discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We talk in spoilery detail about our favorite and least favorite parts of the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. If we haven’t said it enough already, this episode will contain plenty of spoilers for the film, so if you haven’t seen it yet we would recommend watching it first. Continue reading

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Episode 10: The Despecialized Edition

It’s new podcast day! We’ve finally made it to Episode 10. In this episode we thank our first Patreon supporter (thanks Tony!) and follow up on a couple of things. First was the bittersweet end of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, which we covered on our twitter page. Second, we talked about our experience with the recent solar eclipse and our plans for 2024’s solar eclipse.

For topics this week, we talk about a process being developed by French researchers to use microbes and light to turn fatty acids into long-chain hydrocarbons that could replace traditionally-produced fossil fuels. And finally, we talk about a ruling from a US appellate court that selling or streaming altered version of copyrighted films (particularly Return of the Jedi sans Leia’s bikini) constitutes infringement, which could affect fan edits like the Despecialized EditionContinue reading

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Episode 7: On Pseudoscience

It’s a new episode of the podcast and there’s a lot to cover! In Episode 7, we follow up on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and more importantly how we plan to cover it all while keeping ourselves sequestered from potential spoilers. We also take a look at a study from FSU that shows Portal 2 might be a lot better than Lumosity at improving your cognition.

And then as the title suggests, we jump headfirst into two big piles of pseudoscience. First is a ‘study’ by a very interest-conflicted group that says that there might be a little bit of phthalates in your Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese (Kraft Dinner, Canadians). And finally, we take an extended look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and ‘health’ website Goop, breaking down exactly how using alternative healthcare like Goop can be significantly detrimental to your actual health. Continue reading

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Episode 1: Cassini, Science Marches, and The Last Jedi

Here it is! It’s Episode 1 of the Science [and/or] Fiction podcast, a podcast from Lucas Moore (a scientist) and Taylor Sloan (not a scientist) about science, fiction, and everything between. Continue reading

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