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SCIENCE: A NORSE HALL AND NASA INTERACTIVE

8/18/2019
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On the science episode this week, I first unpack the recent discovery of an ancient Norse drinking hall in Northern Scotland. A team of researchers from the Archaeology Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands has unearthed the remains of a large Norse building at the site of Skaill farmstead in Westness, Rousay. This incredible find has also shown other settlements on top of the hall, helping researches to piece together a better picture of life in the area throughout the...

Duration:00:18:25

DR. STEPHEN HUMPHREYS

8/15/2019
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Archaeologist and veteran of the US Air Force Dr. Stephen Humpreys joins episode 139 of the podcast this week. Dr. Humphreys talks about what led him down the path to archaeology while in the service and how it helped him formulate the plan that would eventually become the American Veterans Archaeological Recovery program. Dr. Humphreys and his team invited me along with members of Death Wish Coffee to their recent archaeological dig of the Saratoga Battlefield and discusses just what they...

Duration:00:39:06

SCIENCE: THE ARTEMIS GENERATION

8/11/2019
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The most exciting news about space exploration is that we are focused on going back to the moon in a big way, with our sights on Mars. The Artemis program will be multiple missions from NASA, culminating in bringing the first woman and the next man back to the surface of the moon. Plus, NASA will be creating Gateway, an orbiting space station around the moon that will ferry astronauts to and from the lunar surface. We are the Artemis Generation. Just like with Apollo, this will instill...

Duration:00:15:14

CHRIS PRYNOSKI

8/8/2019
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Chris Prynoski never dreamed he would run his own animation studio until he started to do just that with Titmouse Inc. Chris joins episode 138 of the podcast to talk about starting out in animation in the early nineties at MTV, working on many titles in the Liquid Television era. Chris also worked on Beavis and Butthead Do America, helping to plot out the famous hallucination sequence in the movie. But then Chris just wanted to start his own T-shirt company on the side of his animation...

Duration:00:42:06

SCIENCE: SUNKEN SHIPS AND NEW PLANETS

8/4/2019
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On this week's science episode, first, we head to the bottom of the Baltic Sea. An incredible 500-year-old ship has been preserved and remains almost intact, a surprising find for a wooden ship from that long ago. With the smaller boat and deck guns still visible in the submarine videos, it's both haunting and beautiful to behold. The team that is investigating this find will be pulling more data and hopefully be able to shed light on this tumultuous time in history in that region. Then,...

Duration:00:12:17

DOUG SCHNELL

8/1/2019
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DEATH WISH COFFEE COMPANY EMPLOYEE SERIES #26 Doug Schnell joined Death Wish Coffee as Director of Manufacturing Operations a little over 5 months ago as of the recording of episode 137 of the podcast but has quickly become an integral part of the team. Doug joins the show to talk about growing up on a farm and learning to be a servant leader from his father. Doug also talks about studying engineering and working for giant corporations like Pepsi and Starbucks before coming to work at...

Duration:00:40:44

COFFEE, SCIENCE, AND SPACE

7/25/2019
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Death Wish Coffee is going back to space! In 2018, we sent our coffee to the International Space Station to help fuel the astronauts as they perform various science experiments in space. Now, thanks to iLEAD schools and DreamUp, our coffee is part of an experiment created by students at iLEAD schools that will be sent up to the space station for the astronauts to work on. The basic idea of the experiment is to test if coffee can help kill bacteria in your mouth in microgravity. We went...

Duration:00:35:46

SCIENCE: APOLLO 11 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

7/21/2019
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On this week's science segment, I go down the road to the historic Apollo 11 mission that put the first people on the moon and returned them to Earth. Starting in 1957 when the Soviet Union put Sputnik, the first satellite, into space, the race was on to make it to the moon. There were triumphs and tragedies on both sides, and it seemed like the Soviet Union was always one step ahead. But the United States made the 'giant leap for mankind' with the success of the Apollo missions and the...

Duration:00:26:01

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

SCIENCE: 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

SCIENCE: 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...

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

SCIENCE: 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

SCIENCE: 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

SCIENCE: 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

SCIENCE: 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