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Location:

Calgary, Alberta

Description:

Theoretically Speaking is a show about absurd science. We take ridiculous hypotheticals and explore them as thoroughly as we can.

Twitter:

@cjsw

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 3 – Living Large

7/3/2015
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What’s the largest living thing that has ever existed? We talk to a bunch of folks to find out: Donald Henderson (Royal Tyrrell Museum), Mark Witton (University of Portsmouth), Carla Crossman (Vancouver Aquarium), Jenn DeWoody (USDA Forest Service), and Paul Rogers (Utah State University). Check out Sean Willett’s paleontology podcast Dragon Tongues! http://dragontongues.ca/ Music by Chad VanGaalen, The Weir, Witchstone, Androway, Sanctums, Beneath These Idle Tides, Windigo, Azeda Booth, and...

Duration: 00:15:53


Episode 2 – Merpeople

6/5/2015
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Is it possible to breed merpeople from modern humans? How long would it take? We talk to Jana Vamosi and Jeremy Fox from the University of Calgary and Thomas Cullen from the University of Toronto to find out. Music by Chad Vangaalen, Black Mold, and the Monroeville Music Centre. www.flemisheye.com/chad-vangaalen www.flemisheye.com/black-mold monroevillemusiccenter.bandcamp.com/

Duration: 00:12:10


Episode 1- End of Knowledge

5/6/2015
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If humans suddenly disappeared, what would happen to all our recorded knowledge? What would happen to all our books, records, CDs, DVDs, and hard drives? We talk to Annie Murray and David Daley from the University of Calgary library to find out. Then we talk with experimental poet Christian Bök about how nearly indestructable bacteria might store information until the end of the universe.

Duration: 00:11:52