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An irreverent and off-beat look at the top 3 papers of the week. Serious science... not so serious people.
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Jailing Fashion Animals
Episode 42: In which it's no surprise to Katie or Ian that Alan knows nothing about Fashion. Jailing: https://bit.ly/2MrSVdl Fashion: https://bit.ly/3pm12ae Animals: https://bit.ly/3qTbZ3s
38:20
January 25, 2021
Bytes: Placebo
First episode of Our Science Bytes! In which Alan, Ian and Katie delve into the world of Placebos. https://go.nature.com/35uufI8
17:45
January 12, 2021
Women Drinking Memories
Episode 41: In which Alan, Tobi and Ian discuss when to eat sugar Women: https://bit.ly/2WM09uK Drinking: https://bit.ly/3hlgxvE Memories: https://bit.ly/3hlhCng
32:39
December 28, 2020
Sleepy Love Crimes
Episode 40: In which Alan, Kyelle and Tobi learn they're all getting heart failure. Sleepy: https://bit.ly/2W8YRts Love: https://bit.ly/3abC7RM Crimes: https://bit.ly/2W9RlP9
33:44
December 14, 2020
Interrupting Mushroom Airlines
Episode 39: In which Katie, Ian and Alan discover the joys of Switzerland. Interrupting: https://bit.ly/3ltwPmV Mushroom: https://bit.ly/3mnI4yh Airlines: https://bit.ly/2KLYHpn
32:53
November 30, 2020
Hearing Court Moons
Episode 38: In which Alan, Katie and Kyelle speak some hard A's. Hearing: https://bit.ly/36Fes8X Court: https://bit.ly/3psUDul Moons: https://bit.ly/35zt36t
32:57
November 16, 2020
Stellar Cat Evolution
Episode 37: In which Alan, Ian and Kyelle blink at cats. Stellar: https://bit.ly/2HZiCzG Cat: https://bit.ly/2HYDvve Evolution: https://bit.ly/323rdsu
32:57
November 2, 2020
Rich Democratic Birdbrains
Episode 36: In which Alan, Sarah and Katie learn the horrifying truth about Magenta. Rich: https://bit.ly/3kc5822 Democratic: https://bit.ly/31jH5GN Birdbrains: https://bit.ly/2HeSO2B
34:08
October 19, 2020
Viking Godless Planets
Episode 35: In which Kyelle, Alan and Sarah both raid and pillage. Viking: https://bit.ly/3juTq20 Godless: https://bit.ly/34mu8Ne Planets: https://bit.ly/2Gz4I71
32:10
October 5, 2020
Legalized Bird Venom
Episode 34: In which Alan, Katie and Ian discuss the birds and the bees. Legalized: https://bit.ly/3mEn7zS Bird: https://bit.ly/3kE1Q7h Venom: https://bit.ly/2ZVPGPs
32:38
September 21, 2020
Greenland Exploring Sunlight
Episode 33: In which Alan, Kyelle and Katie talk a lot about grammar. Like, a lot. Greenland: https://reut.rs/3268U6c Exploring: https://bit.ly/2EW1lqk Sunlight: https://bit.ly/2Zekomn
38:48
September 7, 2020
Ethanol Bible Blood
Episode 32: In which Ian explains to Alan and Sarah his disdain for lists. Ethanol: https://bit.ly/2CWpsUI Bible: https://bit.ly/3aUQgRF Blood: https://bit.ly/3aS3TRI
34:59
August 24, 2020
Lying Surgery Shrooms
Episode 31: In which Sarah and Katie listen to Alan commit crimes.      Lying: https://bit.ly/3kwvaxi     Surgery: https://bit.ly/2DJlP4t     Shrooms: https://bit.ly/3ir1uzX
32:32
August 10, 2020
Educating Dolphin Holes
Episode 30: In which Kyelle, Ian and Alan rate the super hunks     Educating: https://bit.ly/30JBmsU     Dolphin: https://bit.ly/2CPQzkb     Holes: https://bit.ly/2ZZLajl
33:21
July 27, 2020
Gratefully Wealthy Babies
Episode 29: In which Alan and Sarah watch as Kyelle does unspeakable things with coffee.       Gratefully: https://bit.ly/2WeDh7f     Wealthy: https://bit.ly/3fpfOYy     Babies: https://bit.ly/3fqMQrl
32:30
July 13, 2020
Democratic Dating Cities
Episode 28: In which Alan, Katie and Ian penetrate some ground.     Democratic: https://bit.ly/2VsOXTt     Dating: https://bit.ly/2NGBEug     Cities: https://bit.ly/38hlS2M
34:38
June 29, 2020
Experience Cycling Math
Episode 27: In which Alan, Kyelle and Katie struggle at math.     Experience: https://bit.ly/2C4Vv3T     Cycling: https://bit.ly/37CpV9y     Math: https://bit.ly/30U0peH
36:13
June 15, 2020
Mosquito Bulb Income
Episode 26: In which Alan and Ian laugh as Sarah is attacked by crows   Mosquito: https://bbc.in/2TZydCN   Bulb: https://bit.ly/36RVdsG   Income: https://bit.ly/3gI75Sz
36:22
June 1, 2020
Flooding Financial Facebook
Episode 25: In which Alan watches as Kyelle and Ian start a book club.   Flooding: https://bit.ly/2ZeWkRo     Financial: https://bit.ly/2ZfteBg     Facebook: https://bit.ly/2zQUlI0
35:42
May 18, 2020
Neanderthal Coal Test
Episode 24: In which Alan, Katie, and Sarah discover the deal with birds. Neanderthal: https://bit.ly/3b0fTin     Coal: https://bit.ly/2VZyw1P      Test: https://bit.ly/2WrRGME
37:28
May 4, 2020
Layering Political Plastic
Episode 23: In which Alan, Ian and Katie discuss only articles written by Erics.    Layering: https://bit.ly/2yqO7xZ    Political: https://bit.ly/34Pofba     Plastic: https://bit.ly/2VmyzEw
33:27
April 20, 2020
Outside Genius Strips
Episode 22: In which Alan shows off his knowledge of American Football fields to Kyelle and Sarah. Outside: https://bit.ly/39RLgLK Genius: https://bit.ly/2wfWUSE Strips: https://bit.ly/39KbfEO
38:39
April 6, 2020
Worm Gene Anxiety
Episode 21: In which Alan, Ian and Katie discuss the literal ins and outs of meal worms
31:11
January 13, 2020
Seashell Sick Day Laws
Episode 20: In which Katie, Sarah and Alan start a revolution. 
30:20
January 6, 2020
Interlude: A Trip to the Cinema
Bonus: In which Katie describes her nightmares
18:59
December 30, 2019
Vaping Measles Clothes
Episode 19: In which Alan, Kyelle and Sarah face The Neck of Men
31:46
December 23, 2019
Coral Flirting Hair
Episode 18: In which Alan struggles with the word 'innocuous', much to the delight of Sarah and Ian
31:58
December 16, 2019
Half American Weather
Episode 17: In which Katie expresses to Alan and Kyelle her displeasure with furniture
31:44
December 9, 2019
Hypocritical Helicopter Husbands
Episode 16: In which Ian explains to Alan and Kyelle why sugar mamas are good. 
32:15
December 2, 2019
Moderating Dog Vaccines
Episode 15: In which Alan, Katie and Sarah bemoan the lack of science porn
32:07
November 25, 2019
Religiously High Concrete
Episode 14: In which special guest Tobi describes to Alan and Ian his state of torpor.
31:55
November 18, 2019
Mother's Electric Humor
Episode 13: In which Alan explains to Ian and Sarah why batteries both suck, and get him excited
32:31
November 11, 2019
Fatty Milk Brains
Episode 12: In which Alan, Katie and Kyelle ensure that their fake human milk has MFGM
31:28
November 4, 2019
Humble Education Rates
Episode 11: In which Katie educates Ian and Alan on snake handling.
32:37
October 28, 2019
Vaginal Fish Stripes
Episode 10: In which Kyelle informs Sarah and Alan of the extensive Horse Girl movie catalog
32:50
October 21, 2019
Ape Muscle Music
Episode 9: In which Katie, Sarah and Alan ponder the uses of the 'in-butt'
30:48
October 14, 2019
Artificial Relationship Impostors
Episode 8: In which Ki-Youn joins Ian and Alan in discussing Russian sex bots, which they swear they know nothing about.
30:33
October 7, 2019
Children Arguing Racism
Episode 7: In which Ian, Alan and Kyelle get sent to the naughty step.
32:07
September 30, 2019
Talking Blind Whales
Episode 6: In which Katie has an English degree, and Kyelle and Alan are also there.
31:04
September 23, 2019
Biting Crow Computers
Episode 5: In which Sarah educates Ian and Alan on portmanteaus.
31:29
September 16, 2019
Remembering Windy Kids
Episode 4: In which Ian and Katie contemplate parents, both Disney and otherwise.
29:27
September 9, 2019
Political Water Dating
Episode 3: In which Sarah and Kyelle debate the minuses and other minuses of paywalls.
31:28
September 9, 2019
Trivial Dolphin Business
Episode 2: In which Sarah and Katie decide whether Alan would be a good employer.
29:57
September 9, 2019
Driving Addiction Arousal
Episode 1: In which Alan, Ian and Kyelle discuss the latest in junk food and pornography.
31:43
September 9, 2019