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Profane, insane, and 100% primo science, Petri Dish is a no-BS podcast that explores the wildest subjects in modern science with clarity and evil joy. Hosted by Sean Allen, a Nanoparticle/Immunology Researcher, and Nathan Allen, his "screenwriter" brother, Petri Dish fuses hard science with a freewheeling and madcap conversational style. Cannabinoids, Plague, Cats, the dreaded Candiru, and the even more dreaded Covid-19: all these and more are dissected with intellect and irreverence, droppi ...
 
Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines. Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what ...
 
Tahoe is a jewel in the Sierra Nevada, but climate change threatens to transform the region by the century’s end. CapRadio’s Ezra David Romero explores this petri dish for scientific research to see how Tahoe can help us confront the global climate crisis.
 
The Editorial's Heidi Legg brings you in-depth interviews with thought-leaders inside and around the cultural Petri dish we call Cambridge, MA. With Harvard, MIT, and a bevy of institutes and leading tech companies, we curate interviews that will change the way we look at the world and how we live. We think there is power in putting the Poet next to the Scientist, the Industrialist next to the Artist, and the Social Philanthropist next to the Techie to capture this moment in time.
 
Welcome to the Raptors subreddit Podcast! This is your one stop shop for all your Raptors news and everything related to the Raptors Community on Reddit. This podcast is for you the fans. All hosts are all members of the community and are life long fans of the team. Each and every week do a deep dive into the team focusing on the players, coaches, team management and every other topic imaginable. We want to bring on members of our community each and every week. We want you to have a voice an ...
 
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Hi everyone! In part 1 of crustaceans we laid down a lot of groundwork on what crustaceans even *are*. But here in part 2 we wanted to spend some time talking about a hot topic in crustacean-world: "carcinization" aka "stuff keeps evolving into crabs"! But not *all* crustaceans are yearning for crabdom -- there is a specific group called anomurans …
 
Whether you're a young or seasoned practitioner, opening your own Chinese medicine practice is an exciting , daunting and worthwhile challenge. There's a lot that goes into being a practitioner—beyond the medicine part of it. You have to learn how to blend your medical expertise with business know-how. And as our society and life circumstances evol…
 
It is the near-future and genetic manipulation has polarized the rich/poor gap to an even more extreme extent. Michael and Abe along with Small Bean Sarah Griffith take a look at the prescient social commentary in this 1997 sci-fi starring Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, and Uma Thurman. Also Dean Norris. Michael reminds us that we cannot forget Dean Norris…
 
In this episode, Bridgett and Sarah discuss the Matrix “trilogy’s” third film. Completing the “trilogy,” the hosts point out what did and did not work for them. If you recall, we start the film with Neo using his Matrix Magic in the real world and covers the final battle between man and machine. Much like the film, the hosts must engage in their ow…
 
Hey everyone! On this episode of Petri Dish we ask the question everyone has been asking since time immemorial -- what the fuck is a shrimp? Like seriously, what is that shit? No, I mean, I ask because there are so many things called shrimp -- fairy shrimp, mantis shrimp, seed shrimp, and so on... And while they look kind of similar to one another,…
 
Our hosts end the year with their Top 5 Games of the Year! While this isn’t a review show, we thought we’d take a moment to tell y’all our picks. It was a great year and we won’t spoil their picks so just put our sound beans in your hear beans. Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzSupport Small B…
 
Our final episode on kelp! We've spent the last two episodes discussing natural kelp forests and some of the fun things we can use kelp to do like bioremediation. This episode, we talk about the nutritional value of kelp and some food uses, including in food for cows! Real ad for BetterHelp, check out their offer at betterhelp.com/listener Referenc…
 
Written and read by Michael Swaim. Score by Davey Francis. Cover art by TokBlok and Von Doyle.Table of Contents:0:00 - Dedications0:35 - The House With No One In It37:00 - The Blessing44:45 - Semper Fi1:15:00 - Jacq & Gyll1:29:50 - My Story Needs No Title1:38:00 - The Queen, The Duke and Their Shadows2:01:20 - The End2:23:45 - Selected PoemsCheck o…
 
Part 2 of 3 of our series on Kelp! Part 1 was all about natural kelp forests and how cool they are, but part 2 is focused on how humans can EXPLOIT kelp for our own purposes, muahahaha! Can we use kelp to fix all that carbon we've been releasing into the atmosphere to help us reverse climate change? What about farming kelp for food and products? Wh…
 
Western medicine and East Asian medicine have often been seen as two completely different ways of approaching health and well being. Can they be blended together for the benefit of our patients? It has taken time for the Western world to familiarize itself with the modalities of Chinese Medicine. Similarly, maneuvering through large organizations l…
 
On the most important episode of 1Upsmanship yet, the hosts have Vanessa Guerrero on to discuss the cult hit Psychonauts 2. Vanessa, like Michael, loves this series. Adam thinks “it’s definitely a sequel.” Get ready for the what we’re already calling internally “the “‘Raz’zle-dazzle.” Also, witness a historic Speed Run.Vanessa Guerrero: https://twi…
 
Hey everyone! This next series of Petri Dish is about Kelp, due to strong demand from Nathan. Kelp are those big floaty plant-looking things (but they aren't plants, technically)! This episode, we dive into natural kelp forests and how they're both environmentally great and also at risk of shrinkage. In future episodes we'll cover kelp farming and …
 
The pit is back! Well, the podcast. Honestly, it’s been a while because things have been fairly positive in the lives of Michael Swaim and Katie Willert. It’s not all roses, but the two update us (and hopefully fellow addicts out there) how things are going now that they’re sober. No real trigger warnings this time: they discuss their relationship …
 
We welcome back the show based around the interests of our collective friend and honorary Small Bean Griffin Rowell. Basically, everyone here at the Small Beans find him fascinating so we felt you should hear him too. In this miniseries, Michael and Griffin look into the metaverse, the technology behind it, its inevitability, and the possible forms…
 
This week we have a one-off episode for you on koji! Koji is a Japanese fermented ingredient with analogues in other East Asian cuisines -- basically it is a grain that has some mold growing on it. But oh, the fancy foods you can make with it! Soy sauce, miso, sake, and so many other delicious things! But how does koji get made? What is the deal wi…
 
Episode 3 of our new deep-dive podcast that chronicles the films of Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson! This time the sons take a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 rags to riches pornstar tale. The hosts look at the film scene by scene and examine the larger themes of Anderson’s second feature. It’s a cautionary tale of drugs, a celebration of…
 
Hi folks! Welcome to part 2 on Afforestation/Reforestation! Last time, we discussed the Chinese effort to plant a ton of trees, both to combat desertification and to capture carbon, with complex results in terms of water availability and climate across the whole of China. This time, we discuss the Great Green Wall of Africa, an effort to stem the g…
 
In this episode, Bridgett and Sarah discuss the Matrix Trilogy’s second film. After almost 2 decades of distance from this movie, what makes it so disappointing? How should sequels deal with canon exposition? Also, there’s parts of this movie that absolutely rule. Join Keymaker Sarah and Keymaker Bridgett to unpack what still holds up.Features:Sara…
 
Love him or hate him, we acknowledge that Bay’s unique sense of motion and cinematic convention has led him to box office success. In this episode, Adam walks us through the story beats and intentions of Bay’s Armageddon work, how Bay’s cinematic tendencies become his strength, and ultimately how his style is designed to make you watch his movies i…
 
Hey everyone! On this week's episode of Petri Dish, Sean and Nathan start their two-part conversation on Afforestation and Reforestation! There's a lot of talk about how trees can help save the planet from climate change and make all kinds of fun biomes for critters, replenish aquifers, prevent desertification, and so on. But is it as simple as jus…
 
As voted by our Show Me Producers, this month’s ISYM has the two hosts in complete simpatico. It seems our hosts aren’t as dissimilar as we thought. They both can trash Christopher Nolan movies with the best of them. If you want to hear why Adam and Maggie think of Inception and Interstellar, you’re gonna get that.If you patronize us, feel free to …
 
This episode Adam has a secret agenda and forces Michael to cover a Call of Duty. They talk about the casual gaming aspect of the game, the try-hard competitive mentality, the battle royale format, and the children of Call of Duty. Oh, the children. With their open mics. Screaming into oblivion. Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzMichael S…
 
On this, our last episode of our series on beer, we discuss the history of beer then talk about some of the cool ways synthetic biology and genetic engineering are being used to make the beer of the future! References: https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/17/4/499/1127626 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0062700 htt…
 
Brooks has returned so this means we’re covering another Charlie Kaufman film, this time around it’s 2002’s Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze! The gang discusses the nuances of the meta narrative, the wild production of the film, and determines for themselves the value of its ending. How does it stack up against Kaufman's other films? How was this…
 
Leaves on a plant curl and turn yellow when the soil is not right. The health of a cat is reflected in the texture of its fur and clearity in the eyes. Likewise with people we can discern states of wellness or illness by attending to those parts of the body that are the first to show the signs of change. And so over the centuries we’ve learned to t…
 
Last week we discussed how to make a beer. This week we use that knowledge to discuss the differences between different kinds of beers, from delicious stouts to stanky sours! Next week we'll talk about the past and future of beer, including genetic modification! References: https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/beersci-what-difference-betw…
 
Episode 2 of our new deep-dive podcast that chronicles the films of Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson! This time the sons take a look at Wes Anderson’s buddy comedy debut Bottle Rocket which follows two bumbling criminals as they make their way through a “70 year plan” of heists. Our hosts look at the story structure, character archetypes, visu…
 
Beer! One of humanity's oldest companions! Why are there so many kinds? How do we go about making beer? What is science doing to advance beer into the future? This is a three-parter on beer, with the first week focusing on the steps involved in beermaking, along with the science behind them! Next week we'll cover the different kinds of beer, follow…
 
Ivette Ale (@dignityandpowernow, @justicelanow) and Dahlia Ferlito (@wp4bl) talk with Dean Spade (@deanspade) about Mutual Aid and Prison Abolition. This is a collaboration between Small Beans and Showing Up for Racial Justice, produced by White People 4 Black Lives. For SHOW NOTES, please find this episode over on the Small Beans Patreon page.…
 
In this spooky episode, Abe points out the two types of Final Destination deaths and breaks them down. The hosts discuss the slow decline of sequels and how a franchise’s choices try to keep their irrelevance at bay. Also, what’s Death’s deal? Can it operate machinery or not? Do a Rube Goldberg machine or not, Death, c’mon.Features:Abe Epperson: ht…
 
On this episode of Petri Dish, we have two updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic! First, the FDA has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine on children ages 5 and up! Second, there is a new promising small molecule drug coming out of clinical trials that seems to reduce severe COVID by 50% in high-risk patients AND it can be taken orally! Find o…
 
Zach introduces us to a unique title this time. A time-loop based, existential mystery game developed by a team of only six or so designers based on a Skyrim mod. Gameplay mostly involves deciphering the larger mystery by altering your choices each loop. While time-loop games are in this year, the group discusses the uniqueness of this title, it’s …
 
A new podcast from Texas Public Radio explores the confusion, heartbreak, and joy of moving back home to care for an aging relative. It's hosted by longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele, who chronicles her journey caring for her dad and the conversations she has with friends and experts along the way. You can listen to the first five episodes of "De…
 
Clint Eastwood: writer, director, old conservative. Michael and Abe decide to take a film that's been called the best western ever and discuss how it’s not as advanced or progressive in the pantheon of westerns as one expects. This episode we dive into the themes, the cowboy ethos, and the concept of the western hero. It’s remembered as a big step …
 
It's the spooky season once again and this year on Petri Dish we explore the science and history of mummies! While ancient Egyptian mummies certainly have captivated the world, they aren't even close to the only culture that purposefully mummified the dead! Learn about other ancient mummies, and some much more modern ones as well, this week on Petr…
 
This week the professor discusses the nature and future of Air. We are joined by “social media person” and free speech mogul Juliet Parker who discusses her award-considered project GirlAir. Professor Scott Bug endorses.Features:Professor Scott Bug: https://twitter.com/profscottbugCody Johnston: https://twitter.com/drmistercody Jamie Loftus: https:…
 
Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson, the “Spielboys,” have created a new podcast. They will examine the films of Steven Spielberg one by one. They discuss the development of Spielberg as an artist, the themes and execution of the movie, and the behind the scenes trivia you probably didn’t know. This series will alternate releases between the Small Beans n…
 
Heartbreak is unavoidable. It’s not a flaw in character or make up humans, it’s a feature. It’s what allows us to grow beyond the bounds and limits of family, friend group, peers and whatever group identity we find that gives a sense of belonging and security. Heart break expands our boundaries, the question is does it break you open or break you c…
 
In our final episode in our series on HIV/AIDS, we discuss the cutting edge treatments and vaccines that are currently being tested! One of the treatments discussed even aims to be about as close to a 'cure' as is possible for HIV infection -- learn how they plan to do it! References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4287108/ https://ww…
 
We begin our new trilogy set with 1999’s The Matrix! Oh boy oh boy, let’s go down this rabbit hole, baby! Bridgett and Sarah discuss the legacy, themes, and gender critique of the Wachowski Sisters’ smash hit.A lot of what we reference was specifically in regards to gender, and how the Wachowskis' coming out recontextualized this film for many, man…
 
Abe walks us through his theory about how the horror flick Don’t Breathe (2016) creates a sequence in the first 20-25 minutes that basically walks through the movie right in front of your eyes and you barely notice. Is this a good technique? Does it make the film more enjoyable? You know, write some stuff in the comments. Let’s get an algorithm goi…
 
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