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Episode 127: Baking

Nick discusses his new love of baking bread.  P.S. Happy Thanksgiving from the NerdAbsurd crew!!!!! Click here to listen!

Episode 126: Dinosaurs having sex

Nick and Virginia interview dinosaur expert, Brian Switek about how dinosaurs likely mated.  Brian explains how dinosaurs likely raised their young, and Nick asks more questions about how scientists know so much about dinosaurs.  Brian Switek is the author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone.”  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, on his National Geographic blog, Laelaps, and on his Twitter page. Read More...

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 6)

This is Chapter 6 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 125: Ebola Update and Open Mic

Virginia gives Nick the latest on Ebola.  Nick talks about his love of movies.

Episode 124: Startups, Kickstarter, and Dubious Science

Nick, Oguz, and Virginia discuss the downfalls of crowdsourcing innovation via Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Virginia is bothered by the potential for naive consumers to get hurt by unscrupulous startups, and Oguz worries that more legitimate technologies won’t get adequate funding if the public starts to distrust startups. Show notes below.

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 5)

This is Chapter 5 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 123: Margee Kerr talks about Fear

Fear expert Margee Kerr helps usher in the holiday season by discussing why people like haunted houses, what makes us afraid, and why it’s actually good for us to face some of our fears. Find out more at MargeeKerr.com or by listening to the ScareHouse Podcast!

Episode 122: I told you so!

Nick and Virginia discuss recent instances of being wrong.

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 4)

This is Chapter 4 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 121: Tim Knight Talks Stock Market Bubbles

This week, Nick and Virginia ask author Tim Knight about his book, “Panic, Prosperity, and Progress: Five Centuries of History and the Markets.” They discuss historic stock market bubbles and other panics and talk about today’s startup scene. To learn more about Tim Knight, check out his blog, Slope of Hope, his Facebook page, or his Twitter (@SlopeOfHope). Click here to listen!