Month: April 2022

EP64 – Camp Grenade-ah

A city destroying threat has come to Super City! Angus and Sal have been called in to support the brave heroes combating evil. They just need to grab a few things from the S.H.A.R.T. gadget locker.

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DD50 – Tangled (2010)

Tangled is a lot of things: an imaginative take on a familiar tale; one of Alan Menken’s greatest works; a reminder of the importance of following one’s dreams; a really effective advertisement for frying pans. Full of love, laughs, and of course, lanterns, this one holds a special place in the hearts of the Dummies – softies that they are.

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E16: Listening for Slow Earthquakes with Meghomita Das

When you think of an earthquake, you think of a sudden destructive event that lasts minutes or even seconds. Our guest this week is Meghomita Das who studies “slow earthquakes”. Slow earthquakes release the same amount of energy but over a timescale of weeks or even months. We talk about what slow earthquakes can tell us about the Earth’s history and earthquake predictions. Katie and Vinny talk about the whales and the bees.

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Ep 110 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) with whinnaay

“Sonic, meet Knuckles.”

This week join Tuong and Twitch streamer extraordinaire whinnaay as they talk about the joys and struggles of streaming, whinnaay’s lack of popculture knowledge, and their love of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog in his latest hit movie sequel – Sonic the Hedgehog 2!

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132 – Top 5 Genie Wishes

We got a genie in a bottle baby!

Among fantasy dreams and hypothetical questions such as “What superpower would you want to have?” and “If you won a million dollars what would you do?”, the classic “What would you wish for from a genie” ranks above them all. If a magical being insists we make some choices to fulfill our deepest desires and needs, who are we to say no to that?!  So join Tuong and Gyrating Lamp Rubbers Victoria Luloff, Jess Maybear, and Jonah Maybear as they summon the all powerful Jinn of the PodCavern, and rank Top 5 Genie Wishes!

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E15: Swaying to Prevent Fainting with Erin Williams

Fainting is an unpleasant and sometimes dangerous experience. We talk to Erin Williams about the cardiovascular system and research into new and simple tools, like swaying, to prevent fainting (aka: syncope). Vinny and Katie talk about wild animals getting drunk and nuclear missiles.

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EP63 – Criminally Underrated

On the hunt for any info about the mole in S.H.A.R.T. Sal and Angus use the criminal informant app Clueter to meet up with Eric (Rich Hillborn). Will they find out the info they need? One this is for sure Eric is a master of his craft.

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DD49 – The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Legend has it you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince, but somehow our friend Tiana got it right on the first try – and if you’re into jazz, beignets, and watching fireflies on the bayou, then you’ll agree with the Dummies that The Princess and the Frog got a lot of other things right, too! Groove along with us to the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras, New Orleans jazz, and an excellent cast of characters in this starry take on a classic tale.

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E14: Precisely Pinpointing Bosons with Ben Davis-Purcell

The world of sub-atomic physics is always fascinating and most people know that the CERN lab is where lots of the latest experiments run. Our guest this week is Ben Davis-Purcell who did his research as part of the ATLAS experiment running at CERN, examining the fundamental particles that make up our universe. Katie and Vinny talk about plant tubes and robots that fight fires.

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Ep 109 – Morbius (2022) with Dan Foerster

“If you’re going to run, do it now.”

This week join Tuong and Living Vampire Dan Foerster as they talk about pirating games for the SEGA Dreamcast, being stuck in the Truman Show in real life, and the latest entry in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (without Spider-Man) – 2022’s Morbius!

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