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Ep 216: Science... sort of - Podcat  

00:00:00 - How did humans domesticate cats? Per usual, the answer may come from chemistry. Also, why did cats never put in the effort to become man's best friend? Aloof jerks. Do you want to know more about cats? Check out actual book Wild Cats of the World. Ryan has a copy, maybe you should too. 

 

00:26:21 - Cats drink using their tongue and physics. We just drink using our mouths, and this week Patrick kicks things off with a The Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Abe is a bit under the weather so relies upon the healing powers of the a Maker's Mark Hot Toddy. And Ryan mixed up Schrodinger and Heisenberg and their respective relevance to cats but manages to power through his Hoppenburg Uncertainty Principle from River North Brewing. 

 

00:33:33 - Now for the really important question: What does your cat think you are? Some say your cat thinks you're a cat. Others say that your cat thinks you're an unpredictable ape. Which is it SCIENCE?

 

00:56:13 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like cats, they difficult to tame and can give you parasites if you're not careful. Abe presents a new recurring donation from Andrew H. Thanks, Andrew! Patrick is surprised to learn that a bigfoot has been sighted on the island state of Hawaii by Tara F. Ryan has something special from the physical mailbox from Veronica W. This week we're giving away the game Offspring Fling! for Steam. If you'd like it, just be the first to write in and it could be yours!

 

 

Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!

 

 

Music for this week's show:

Cat Turned Blue - Rusted Root

Here Is Gone - Goo Goo Dolls

Cat Piano - Seabear

Karin Falck  

Före detta tv-producent och regissör

I sitt Sommarprogram talar Karin Falck om det oförklarliga i livet.

- Det där med människor kan se rakt igenom i andras hem utan att ha varit där... Jo jag har varit med om det, så inleder Karin Falck sitt program som berättar om en kvinna som kunde berätta exakt var i hennes hem som ett bortslarvat manus låg.

- Och det är lika bra att jag redan nu berättar att jag tror på småknytt också, bara så att ni vet. Jag kan också berätta att jag från säker källa vet att de där små knytten, de bor vid fläderträdens fötter, så det så!

Dessutom berättar Karin Falck om livet som nybliven änka.

- Spådamen fick kontakt med min avlidne man. Men hon hade gjort ett misstag. Hon hade lagt i ett ganska stort antal svordomar. Min man svor aldrig i sitt levande liv, och jag har väldigt svårt att tro att han skulle tillägna sig den ovanan på den andra sidan. Spådamer...

Nicke Lilltroll  

Nicke Lilltroll är ett troll med minst nio liv. Hittills. Ett första liv mellan 1959 och 1965, då han höll till i ett eget radioprogram, och på 80-talet fick han komma tillbaka, i repris den här gången, i Barnradion. Sedan som stenkaka, vinyl-skiva, kassettband, och senast som CD-skiva. Och på Youtube, förstås. Hans skapare och röstlige iscensättare hette Ragnar Falck.

Ragnar Falck var född 1905 och dog 1966. Han gick på Dramatens elevskola 1925-28, filmdebuterade 1918 i Mauritz Stillers Tomas Graals bästa barn och var sedan verksam både som regissör och framförallt skådespelare i en rad kända filmer från 20- till 50-tal. Allt från dvärgarna Prosits och Trötters röster i originaldubbningen av Disneys yecknade version av Snövit (1937) till Rya-Ryas man mot Eva Dahlbeck i Alf Sjöbergs filmatisering av Ivar Los Bara en mor. Men inget han gjorde har stannat längre i minnet och hos fler än när Ragnar Falck förvandlade sig till Nicke Lilltroll. Göran Sommardal har gjort den här Klassikern.
Cats Falck  

Journalisten och Rapportmedarbetaren Cats Falck försvinner spårlöst i slutet av 1984 tillsammans med sin väninna Lena Gräns. Först ett halvår senare hittas de båda kvinnorna döda när man finner deras bil på botten i Hammarbyhamnen i Stockholm. 

Cats! Cats! Cats!  

Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and worked as a full time Cat Behavior Specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for several years before co-founding Feline Minds. She has been interviewed for Cat Fancy, the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post and has done presentations on cat behavior at the Bay Area Pet Fair and the Exploratorium Museum of Science. Mikel is currently a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley in the Psychology Department, where she studies animal behavior, and human-pet relationships. She has presented research on the welfare of laboratory pigeons, human attitudes about domestic cats, learning in zebrafish and pigeons, and emotions and decision making in squirrels at several academic conferences. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants for four years, and is a former Co-Chair of their Cat Division. Mikel also co-runs the website Food Puzzles For Cats. She lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend and their two rescue cats.

Cats and the Domestication of Humans, with Abigail Tucker  

The cat. King of the jungle, emperor of the internet, overlord of our homes? Cats are easily among the most adaptable mesopredator, able to survive and thrive everywhere from the deserts of Australia, to the Arctic tundra, to a cramped studio apartment. 

Abigail Tucker is a contributing writer for Smithsonian and author of the new book, Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World. Tucker explains just how wild the beasts that live among us really are. Known for their independence and convenience, cats need little house training, if any. Tucker asserts that while cats don’t require training, they may actually be the ones training us, monitoring our behaviors and teaching us how to keep them happy. So who, exactly, is domesticating whom?

Tucker delves paws-first into the feline mind, debunking cat myths and misconceptions, and shedding light on the role cats have played throughout history, as well as how we might be able to benefit from them in the future.

Episode 419 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (3 of 3)  

Part 3 of 3
Alas! We wrap up ZBS Foundations' lush field-recorded noir romp, Saratoga Fat Cats.

Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for Sports Illustrated, can’t stand the colors. Her name is Christy St. Nichols, she’s a pretty down-to-earth gal, she knows the sexy modeling she’s doing is simply fulfilling unfulfilled male fantasies.

One day someone shoots out the windows in the summer mansion. Seems like the rich guy, Lucas Trust is his name, may have been involved in something that wasn’t all that up & up. Since Christy is allergic to cats, Lucas gives the gardener, his name is Shades, his two fat pussy cats to take look after.

Willie loves to read cheap pulpy detective novels, his favorite is a P.I. by the name of Short Top Detroit. When he almost gets blown up with a car bomb, along with Lucas, it so shakes up Willie, he’s now hearing Short Top inside his own head.

The sound is warm and intimate because it was recorded with Fritz. To hear the 3D effect, listen with headphones or earbuds. It’s probably the most realistic, natural sounding production we’ve ever done. Mr. Fulton wrote it specifically for Mr. Fritz.

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Special Edition 9: Science... sort of - The Feline Phenomenon!  

Derek Mead, the Editor in Chief of Motherboard came out to visit Ryan and so of course they sat down on the mic to talk about CATS! (And yes, the photo is Derek and Ryan out looking for cats in Costa Rica.)

No time stamps for this one. We were drinking an Incredible Hop Series Rye IPA from the Fort Collins Brewery and a cheeky nip of some Balcones True Blue cask strength Texas corn whiskey.

And here are the stories we talked about:

Humans on the internet apparently prefer dogs over cats China has tiger farms, and somehow that's not illegal(and howyou can help endangered felids) Black cats get treated worse, and that not cool

And we end with Derek and Ryan quizzing each other on science trivia using the Science Trivia Quiz Book by Matt Silverman which Ryan bought at a used bookstore for a buck.

 

Thanks for listening and be sure to check out all the great content available from the Brachiolope Media Network and our friends over at Motherboard!

 

Music for this episode:

Black Cat - Black Mountain (Only available in the In the Future [Deluxe] album)

 

Image credit: Ryan and his buddy Garren

Pronunciation | Linking sounds in Connected Speech - AIRC132  

In this episode we're going to help you improve your pronunciation with linking sounds. How words join together in connected speech - because WE DO NOT SPEAK LIKE ROBOTS DO WE?

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Audio message from Jose from Mexico.

Audio message from Mamen: doubt and hesitate

Doubt
I doubt if we can help her. Why are you hesitating?
Doubt = dudar “I doubt if we’ll be making a special Christmas podcast this year.”
“I doubt that I’ll be eating turkey on Christmas day.”
“Did you have doubts about the consistency of this podcast when we first started?”


To doubt means to lack confidence in something; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
To hesitate means to stop or pause before making a decision or doing something.
(dudar , vacilar)

Expressions with doubt
there is some doubt about it = sobre esto existen dudas
beyond doubt = fuera de duda
beyond all reasonable doubt = más allá de toda duda
to cast doubt on = poner en duda
to clear up sb's doubts = sacar a algn de dudas
to have one's doubts about sth = tener sus dudas acerca de algo
no doubt! = ¡sin duda!
to throw doubt on = poner en duda
without (a) doubt = sin duda (alguna)

to hesitate to do sth = dudar en hacer algo
“When I did a bungy jump, I hesitated before I jumped, but I had no doubt it was safe.”
Don’t hesitate to contact us, send Reza an email.
Don't hesitate to ask us = no vaciles en pedírnoslo, no dejes de pedírnoslo
To hesitate before doing sth = dudar antes de hacer algo
What do you hesitate before doing?

Connected speech. Why do native English speakers connect their speech? We try to say the most we can in the shortest possible time.

English is a stress-timed language. Spanish is a syllable-timed language.

1 - 2 - 3 - 4
1 and 2 and 3 and 4
1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4
1 and then a 2 and then a 3 and then a 4

CATS CHASE MICE
the CATS CHASE MICE
the CATS CHASE the MICE
the cats will CHASE the MICE
the CATS will have CHASED the MICE

"here and there" Do you pronounce the 'r' at the end of 'here'
"more examples"
"A doctor or a lawyer"
"We never ever thought we'd love podcasting"
"The biscuits are in the cupboard"
“This is a better episode than last week’s.”

Does the first word have to end in an ‘r’ sound, and the second begin with a vowel sound (like better and episode)?

law and order (‘r’ sound)
Pasta and cheese (‘r’ sound)

Go away (‘w’ sound)
No, I can’t (‘w’ sound)

She isn’t there (‘y’ sound)
Tea and biscuits (‘y’ sound)


Consonant + vowel sound (link the sounds together when a consonant is followed by a vowel)
I need it = I needit
Say a word = saya word
Read a text = reada text

Consonant + consonant (if the consonant is the same sound, just pronounce it once)
Big girl = bigirl
Best teacher = besteacher
Good day = gooday (or G’day if you’re Australian!)
Take the fast train = fastrain

I needto stopeating chocolate = I need to stop eating chocolate.
Playa songon ya violin = Play a song on your violin.
Are ya gonna sitdown or standup? = Are you going to sit down or stand up?


Other examples - dictation:

Wacha gonna do? = What are you going to do?

I’ve gotta geta lotavit = I’ve got to get a lot of it

She can’tavarrivedearly = She can’t have arrived early

Sendusanemail = send us an email

I’ve never bininafrica = I’ve never been in Africa ('Nicola's been in Benin, Africa')

Wadaya do? = What do you do? (for a living)

Pickitupoff the floor = pick it up off the floor

He mustav eatenitall = He must have eaten it all


A similar thing happens in Spanish also - cortado, cuñado, pringado

...and now it's your turn to practise your English. Do you have a question for us or an idea for a future episode?
Send us a voice message and tell us what you think. www.speakpipe.com/inglespodcast 


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On next week's episode: Adverbial clauses, linkers and conjunctions

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The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called 'See You Later'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 418 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (2 of 3)  

Part 2 of 3
A huge pleasure to play this re-dux of one of the ZBS Foundations' most lust field-recorded stories.

Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for Sports Illustrated, can’t stand the colors. Her name is Christy St. Nichols, she’s a pretty down-to-earth gal, she knows the sexy modeling she’s doing is simply fulfilling unfulfilled male fantasies.

One day someone shoots out the windows in the summer mansion. Seems like the rich guy, Lucas Trust is his name, may have been involved in something that wasn’t all that up & up. Since Christy is allergic to cats, Lucas gives the gardener, his name is Shades, his two fat pussy cats to take look after.

Willie loves to read cheap pulpy detective novels, his favorite is a P.I. by the name of Short Top Detroit. When he almost gets blown up with a car bomb, along with Lucas, it so shakes up Willie, he’s now hearing Short Top inside his own head.

The sound is warm and intimate because it was recorded with Fritz. To hear the 3D effect, listen with headphones or earbuds. It’s probably the most realistic, natural sounding production we’ve ever done. Mr. Fulton wrote it specifically for Mr. Fritz.

Download Radio Drama Revival - Episode 418

The post Episode 418 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (2 of 3) appeared first on Radio Drama Revival.

Episode 417 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (1 of 3)  

Part 1 of 3
A huge pleasure to play this re-dux of one of the ZBS Foundations' most lust field-recorded stories.

Willie, who paints houses, is hired by some rich guy to repaint a few rooms in his summer mansion. His girlfriend, a wet T-shirt model for Sports Illustrated, can’t stand the colors. Her name is Christy St. Nichols, she’s a pretty down-to-earth gal, she knows the sexy modeling she’s doing is simply fulfilling unfulfilled male fantasies.

One day someone shoots out the windows in the summer mansion. Seems like the rich guy, Lucas Trust is his name, may have been involved in something that wasn’t all that up & up. Since Christy is allergic to cats, Lucas gives the gardener, his name is Shades, his two fat pussy cats to take look after.

Willie loves to read cheap pulpy detective novels, his favorite is a P.I. by the name of Short Top Detroit. When he almost gets blown up with a car bomb, along with Lucas, it so shakes up Willie, he’s now hearing Short Top inside his own head.

The sound is warm and intimate because it was recorded with Fritz. To hear the 3D effect, listen with headphones or earbuds. It’s probably the most realistic, natural sounding production we’ve ever done. Mr. Fulton wrote it specifically for Mr. Fritz.

Download Radio Drama Revival - Episode 417

The post Episode 417 – Saratoga’s Fat Cats (1 of 3) appeared first on Radio Drama Revival.

Natural Enemies.  

Recently, we gave our dog, Foxy, to another family. It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one. She is a working dog, very intelligent and very active, and she needs a job. The family that has adopted her has other dogs of her breed, a lot of land, and horses. She is in a much better situation, and is able to run over acres and acres every day. Now, my other dog, Rosie, has become more of a spoiled house dog. She has a very different personality, and it seems, her instincts are focused on eating, sleeping, and being petted. Leave the exercise to the athletes! Her life has also changed for the better, but now she has a different challenge: the cat. Lilly, my miniature tiger, owns the house, or at least she thinks she does. She and Rosie don't tolerate each other; they have different ideologies. But, are they really natural enemies? Research will tell you how similar they are: they both walk on four legs, they are carnivores, they have super senses of smell and hearing, and they are both very territorial. It's this last point that apparently makes the difference. Both species compete with each other for territory and food. Add to that the attitude of a dog to its owners: it is protective. It might see a cat as a threat to its human family. Cats, on the other hand, see dogs as a threat to their lives; dogs will hunt and eat anything small and furry. Plus, cats are independent, not a group animal like dogs. Of course, all of this isn't a rule. Some domestic cats and dogs get on really well, especially if they have been raised together. It must be a question of getting used to eachother. Over time, my animals are. I'm training Rosie to not bark when she sees the cat. Now, they are able to be in the same room without a war starting. Hey, that's progress. I read that there are some tricks you can use to make them like each other. If you feed the their favorite food when they are quite close to each other, they will transfer the good feelings of eating to their relationship. They will even get used to each other's smell. I wonder if anyone could try this on the Republicans and the Democrats; they might learn to control their barks, and to tolerate each other's smells. However, unlike cats and dogs, I don't think that sharing territory will ever be possible.  1.a.The little girl asked if she could pet the lady's dog. b. Cats don't like to be petted very much. 2.a This breed of dog is good for working on a farm. b. If you want a relaxed dog, choose the breed carefully. 3.a He took the man's words as a threat. b. They received threats in the mail! Click here to buy or rate my app // Tweet //   //   //

Tonspod Ekstranummer 10  

TONSPOD # 10 En podcast presentert av Tons of Rock om rock, metall og livet generelt. Ukens gjest er: Christer Falck Tons of Rock-festivalen går inn i sitt 4. år og da har man funnet det for godt å lage egen podcast. Hver uke frem til festivalen presenterer programleder Helle Stenkløv ukens Ekstranummer (les: episode) hvor det snakkes løst og fast om musikk og verden generelt, samt at man får besøk at prominente gjester. I tiende Ekstranummer får Tonspod besøk av Christer Falck og her kommer man innom gatemusikere, realitysjangeren, Prince-dansere og syngende uteliggere! Enjoy!

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EP 16 Oral Bee & Pimp-Lotion´s Christer Falck-spesial Pt.2  


Christer Falck forteller sin versjon av Hip-Hop krigen med Tommy Tee og Warlocks, syke historier fra Robinson-Ekspedisjonen, samt barneoppdragelse.

EP 16 Oral Bee & Pimp-Lotion´s Christer Falck-spesial Pt.2  


Christer Falck forteller sin versjon av Hip-Hop krigen med Tommy Tee og Warlocks, syke historier fra Robinson-Ekspedisjonen, samt barneoppdragelse.

EP 15 Oral Bee & Pimp-Lotion´s Christer Falck-spesial Pt.1  


Christer Falck snakker om sin modell-karriere, tarmskylling, hans fortid som pop-stjerne, platesjappa Benni´s og om platebransjen.

EP 15 Oral Bee & Pimp-Lotion´s Christer Falck-spesial Pt.1  


Christer Falck snakker om sin modell-karriere, tarmskylling, hans fortid som pop-stjerne, platesjappa Benni´s og om platebransjen.

Crowdfunding og mediamanipulasjon med Christer Falck  

Christer Falck, mediepersonlighet, forelegger og musikkprodusent, kommer til David for å snakke om produksjonen av LP-samlingen «Sannhet på boks: En hyllest til Raga Rockers». Det hele ender opp i en samtale om crowdfunding, musikkproduksjon og manipulering av media - som er Christers fremste superegenskap.

Crowdfunding og mediamanipulasjon med Christer Falck  

Christer Falck, mediepersonlighet, forelegger og musikkprodusent, kommer til David for å snakke om produksjonen av LP-samlingen «Sannhet på boks: En hyllest til Raga Rockers». Det hele ender opp i en samtale om crowdfunding, musikkproduksjon og manipulering av media - som er Christers fremste superegenskap.

Episode 1. Gjest: Christer Falck.  

Espen Thoresen og Kristopher Schau møter «Robinson»-programleder, forlegger og tidligere riksklyse Christer Falck. Og benytter samtidig anledningen til å komme med noen innrømmelser som har sittet langt inne.

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