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Join three biology nerds as they take fictional creatures way too seriously and try to figure out how it is they do what they do. If you've ever wondered if vampires need vitamin D, or what a centaur's circulatory system is like, you're in the right place. Rachel, Lee, and Troy heartily debate the biology behind the mythology, the anatomy of aliens, and the facts that make up fantasy in Scienceing Fiction

Join three biology nerds as they take fictional creatures way too seriously and try to figure out how it is they do what they do. If you've ever wondered if vampires need vitamin D, or what a centaur's circulatory system is like, you're in the right place. Rachel, Lee, and Troy heartily debate the biology behind the mythology, the anatomy of aliens, and the facts that make up fantasy in Scienceing Fiction
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Join three biology nerds as they take fictional creatures way too seriously and try to figure out how it is they do what they do. If you've ever wondered if vampires need vitamin D, or what a centaur's circulatory system is like, you're in the right place. Rachel, Lee, and Troy heartily debate the biology behind the mythology, the anatomy of aliens, and the facts that make up fantasy in Scienceing Fiction

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Centaurs 2: 2 centaur 2 furious

11/5/2019
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What did centaurs evolve from? Can a centaur enjoy a cheeseburger? How can we reconcile the floppy neck of a newborn human with the precocious mobility of a foal? And finally, to solve the question of the custom D&D miniature that sparked the whole conversation, do female centaurs nurse from the human torso, or from the horso? Have an idea for an episode? Email us at scienceingfiction@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and most major podcast distributors. Our intro music is...

Duration:00:40:42

Minisode: Naming your horse-sona

10/29/2019
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If you were a horse, what would your name be? In this very special minisode, the gang explores the best and worst of racehorse names. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:14:54

All centaurs are mouth-breathers

10/22/2019
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And now, for our most in-depth exploration of fictional anatomy to date, it's time to talk about centaurs. How do their circulatory and respiratory systems work? How would they wear body armor? How acute is their sense of smell? Find out all this and more in the first half of our very first two-part episode. Have an idea for an episode? Email us at scienceingfiction@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and most major podcast distributors. Our intro music is Medusa's on the Loose,...

Duration:00:50:33

Phoenix: bird-degree burns

10/8/2019
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What exactly is going on when a phoenix is reborn? This week, we give the question of phoenix immortality the third degree as we cross-examine witnesses from ancient Greek historians and philosophers to Starfleet Chief Medical Officers. Will the legend of a single immortal entity prove to be phoenix right or phoenix wrong? We'll be the judge of that. Have an idea for an episode? Email us at scienceingfiction@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and most major podcast...

Duration:00:57:12

The Devil is in the Details

10/1/2019
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Two wrongs don't make a right... but what if you consume the embodiment of evil? Today, we get blasphemous and consider if biting into Baphomet would be considered kosher. Have an idea for an episode? Email us at scienceingfiction@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and most major podcast distributors. Our intro music is Medusa's on the Loose, which is CC03 licensed by The Crypts This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:50:09

Of Vampires and Vitamin Deficiencies

9/23/2019
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What do vampires and pirates have in common? Join the gang as they try to rat out whether vampires are prone to scurvy, goiter, and other forms of malnutrition. PS. Apologies for the dip in audio quality towards the end of the episode. We were having some challenges with our microphone. Have an idea for an episode? Email us at scienceingfiction@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and most major podcast distributors. Our intro music is Medusa's on the Loose, which is CC03 licensed...

Duration:00:52:02

Mermilk

9/17/2019
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How viscous is mermaid milk exactly? For that matter, are mermaids even mammals? Join Lee, Rachel, and Troy as they attempt to classify these seeming fish-human hybrids, citing sources from ancient Greek myth to animated films and a cheese company's website that seems a bit too good to be true. Our intro music is Medusa's on the Loose, which is CC03 licensed by The Crypts This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:48:46

Medusa's Body Hair

9/10/2019
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In their very first episode, your hosts explore herpetology, dermatology, and ancient Greek personal grooming behaviors to investigate Medusa's body hair. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:40:23