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ALBION BOWERS

7/18/2019
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Al Bowers is recently retired from being NASA's chief scientist at the Armstrong Research Facility, but he hasn't lost his passion or drive. Al joins episode 135 of the podcast to talk about his career at NASA and his legacy with the Prandtl Wing, which is this future of flight both here on Earth and other planets. Al also talks about his love of space exploration and inspiring young minds, both students and interns, to pursue a career in science. The work Al did at NASA is still being...

Duration:00:59:29

THE ASTRONAUTS OF APOLLO 11

7/14/2019
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This week on science I continue the month-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The three astronauts that were a part of that historic mission, Michale Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin, are all known in the annals of history. But there are some things that are not as widely known about the men that went to the moon, and I wanted to highlight each of them on this week's show, and I learned a lot. Like how Michael Collins created the iconic mission logo, or how Neil...

Duration:00:29:14

CHELSEA BATTISTELLI

7/11/2019
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Death Wish Coffee Company Employee Series #25 Meet Chelsea Battistelli, the executive assistant to CEO Mike Brown at Death Wish Coffee Company. Chelsea joins Episode 134 of the podcast this week to talk about joining the team, her first impressions of the company, and how her job has changed since day one. Trying to wrangle Mike Brown on a daily basis can be challenging, so Chelsea also talks about her love of good food, fun, and fantasy and science fiction. New ideas surrounding Dungeons...

Duration:00:49:09

NASA DRAGONFLY AND APOLLO 11 MISSION CONTROL

7/7/2019
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On science this week I talk about the recent news from NASA about the Dragonfly mission. Dragonfly is using the 13 years of data collected by the Cassini probe from Saturn to journey to its icy moon, Titan. Launching in 2026 this new mission will put a flying science lab of a rover on Titan to search for signs of life and answers about the origins of the universe. Then I kick off a month-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, as the newly finished restoration of the historic...

Duration:00:15:45

HARRY AND THE POTTERS

7/4/2019
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On the 133rd episode of the podcast, meet Harry and the Potters. Joe and Paul DeGeorge are brothers with a shared love of Harry Potter. In 2002 they accidentally started a band and put together a bunch of songs about the magical franchise. Now, Harry and the Potters have toured multiple times, playing many all-ages shows at public libraries across the countries, and they have released four albums, their newest Lumos out now that draws its themes from the seventh Harry Potter book, The...

Duration:00:40:00

OLDEST PICTISH FORT AND TWO NEW EXOPLANETS

6/30/2019
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This week on science the oldest Pictish fort has been found in Scotland. The Picts were around in the late iron age and early medieval period, and have left behind Pictish Stones as some of the earliest and best-preserved markers of their existence. The oldest of those stones we have found date back to the 6th century, but this new site is even older and could shed new light on life in eastern Scotland during that time. Then, two new exoplanets have been discovered in the habitable zone...

Duration:00:14:15

KRAGEN LUM

6/27/2019
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On episode 132 of Fueled By Death Cast welcome guitarist Kragen Lum to the show. Kragen is best known for playing with Exodus but also plays with the bands Heathen and Prototype. On this episode, Kragen talks about how he got into the music industry and how playing guitar in these bands eventually led to him working as a manager for a few projects as well. Plus, Kragen produces extensive guitar books for many of the bands, with a new one from Exodus just released, and he even worked in the...

Duration:00:40:39

SATURNS RINGS AND FALCON HEAVY

6/23/2019
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Scientists have been pouring over the data from the Cassini mission and have drawn some new conclusions about Saturn's rings. Details about the tiny moons in the rings are showing that they actually help shape the rings themselves, and the rings have definitive textures that do not overlap, leading to even more questions about they form. These new insights and more on this episode help to frame questions about how our own solar system was formed as well, as more data is analyzed from...

Duration:00:18:26

CHAD RUBIN

6/20/2019
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Chad Rubin did not want to be an entrepreneur and did not want to be in the vacuum industry. Well, he successfully failed at both of those. Joining his parents' vacuum store in 2007, Chad saw the potential of online marketing and sales and decided to help move the business to e-commerce. But, as the business eventually took off, it became increasingly harder to fulfill all the orders, keep track of all the logistics, and properly scale the growth of his company. Seeing as there was no clear...

Duration:00:30:41

BOOK A ROOM ON THE ISS AND OPAL DINOSAURS

6/16/2019
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The International Space Station is open for business! Recently announced by NASA, starting in 2020 commercial businesses will be able to develop and market products on the space station, if they fall in line with NASA's mission parameters. Also, twice a year private space agencies can send civilians up to the ISS for up to 30 days. Staying on the space station will cost 35,000 a night, and that doesn't include paying for training, rocket fuel, and more. Bonus story this week is about a new...

Duration:00:24:37

MIKE BROWN RETURNS AGAIN

6/13/2019
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DEATH WISH COFFEE COMPANY EMPLOYEE SERIES #24 On episode 130, Creator and CEO of Death Wish Coffee Mike Brown returns to the podcast for the third time! Mike gives details about the new cold brew coffee and the giant Death Wish Coffee truck, and also reveals something that no one knew about! (It rhymes with 'she hipping'). Plus, Mike answers questions from fans and customers about the company, his personal journey, and the greatest prank he ever pulled. Check out the full transcript and...

Duration:01:06:48

MICHIO KAKU ON ALIENS AND GOOFY

6/9/2019
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In this replay from a previous science segment, theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku joint the show to talk about the discovery of new planets and the idea of intelligent life out in the universe. Even if there are aliens somewhere out there, would they want to talk to us, or would they even notice us at all? Plus, two bonus questions are asked to Michio Kaku from Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney's Goofy!. Bill is a big fan of science and Dr. Kaku's work and was thrilled to be able to ask...

Duration:00:20:36

NATHAN HIRSCH

6/6/2019
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On this episode of Fueled By Death Cast, meet Nathan Hirsch, the co-founder and CEO of FreeUp.com. Nate started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room and this gave him valuable insight into how to start a business, and the hardships of hiring once your business grow. This led Nate to create Free Up, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted virtual assistants. Nate talks about his journey in business and what fuels him to keep remaining motivated. Check out...

Duration:00:36:38

AN ANCIENT BARK SHIELD AND YOUR NAME ON MARS

6/2/2019
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This week in science, I first get to talk about an exciting archeological discovery. In 2015, a shield made of bark was found in an Iron Age site near Edenbry Leicestershire England. This incredible find is the first of its kind because bark and wood do not really survive through the ages. Also, bark is known to be used for bowls and containers by early people, but it wasn't thought of to be used for instruments of war. This 2300-year-old shield is not only surprisingly intact but also shows...

Duration:00:16:23

RICHARD FORTUS RETURNS

5/30/2019
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Welcome back to episode 128 of the podcast - legendary guitarist Richard Fortus. I talked with Richard way back in season one about the original lineup of Guns N' Roses getting back together and getting ready to embark on the Not In This Lifetime Tour. Richard returns to talk about how amazing the tour went, and how magical it is to play with that band. in fact, they are constantly riffing and recording new ideas during soundcheck, and it would be a shame if we don't hear a new album from...

Duration:00:48:50

APOLLO 10 AND PEANUTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

5/26/2019
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On May 18th, 1969, Apollo 10 rocketed to the moon, the dress rehearsal mission for landing humans on the moon with Apollo 11. 50 years later we celebrate this incredible scientific achievement and the crew that accomplished the incredible. But this anniversary also celebrates a half a century of NASA working with PEanuts, and Snoopy and Charlie Brown being integral parts of our journey into space. On this episode, we celebrate the unique partnership between the comics and space exploration...

Duration:00:20:40

OBITUARY - TERRY BUTLER

5/23/2019
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On the 127th episode of Fueled By Death Cast, Legendary bassist Terry Butler joins the podcast this week to talk all things metal. We discuss his career spanning bands like Death and Six Feet Under, and his current projects Massacre and Obituary. Terry talks about how his playing has evolved through the various bands he has played with and some of his favorite basses to play. Plus, we talk about the current tour with Hatebreed, Obituary's plans for the next album, and what keeps Terry...

Duration:00:35:08

WOMEN OF NASA AND A NEW DINOSAUR

5/19/2019
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This week on science I talk about NASA and dinosaurs, two of my favorite things. For the first time in history, women are leading three of the four science branches at NASA. These women are the ones in charge of many of the exciting missions, experiments, and projects that will be pushing us father in space and helping to create a better life here on Earth. Meet Sandra Cauffman, the acting director of the Earth Science division, Nicola Fox, the head of the Heliophysics division, and Lori...

Duration:00:24:44

CHANTALE COADY

5/16/2019
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Meet Chantale Coady-McCombs, an award-winning tattoo artist from the UK. She owns and operates Picture House Tattoo Studio in Chippenham. Chantale joins Fueled By Death Cast to talk about her love of art and how her road to becoming a tattoo artist led her all the way to Australia and back. Plus, she talks about traveling the world appearing in conventions and how she hopes to start a fine art convention of her own. Learn about what fuels Chantale and where she thinks the future of art and...

Duration:00:36:39

SPACEX AND THE TERRACOTTA ARMY

5/12/2019
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The recent resupply mission to the International Space Station was another success for SpaceX. CRS-17 was launched on May 4th, the Falcon 9 rocket launching and landing safely as the Dragon capsule made its way to the space station carrying supplies and science experiments. Among the new science were 'tissue chips' and a new on-orbit facility called Hermes. Then, there have been new discoveries surrounding China's Terracotta Warriors. The incredible Terracotta Army of Xi’an was uncovered in...

Duration:00:14:31