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The Right Time to Talk (about podcasting)

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It can be hard to talk to your friends about podcasting. There’s new lingo, you’re really excited by something they don’t understand, and you’re asking them to undertake a new step in their daily ritual that they might not be ready for. With that in mind I’ve put together a quick step-by-step list to help you get that friend or loved one on the road to audio bliss.

And between you and me: This is the week to do it. We’re featured on the main page, making us that much easier to find and enjoy!

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Triceratops is Safe and Sound

Numerous popular press outlets reported last week that Triceratops was going the way of the dinosaur (haha) and that Triceratops was no longer a valid genus name because it was potentially just an example of a juvenile stage of a dinosaur with another name, Torosaurus. Here are some examples. At Science… sort of you would think that we would not be swayed by the popular press, we would go straight to the primary literature, read the study ourselves and then report on what the actual scientists said, maybe even interview them. Wrong; we made the same blunder that many popular press outlets did in our podcast episode 48 – No Frills. When it came down to it, we were rushed to put a show together and had already read too many pop press accounts of the Triceratops article that many a member of the Paleoposse had sent us. As a result, we gave the primary literature only a quick once over before we (or at least I) thought we understood the crux of the argument.

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Nightliving at the CalAcademy

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You know how hard it can be organizing a group of friend’s, right? I hate it; I loathe trying to herd my friends. It either ends up a disorganized mess where nothing gets done or I become the drill sergeant insisting on regimented fun set to a specific schedule. I feel like I lose either way, and as War Games has taught me, the only way to win is not to play. So what’s a guy to do when presented with an opportunity to show large chunks of his friends a good time?  The only option is to wrangle all your friends. *Sigh* This is the story of Nightlife.

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