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EP72 – Mythic Malpractice

With only thirty minutes until the deadline Angus and Sal must rewrite a piece praising one of Super City’s beloved heroes. Will they make it in time?

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DD59 – Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

The Dummies are journeying into new worlds with Raya and the Last Dragon – specifically, the world of Kumandra, a land made up of five warring kingdoms, each of which covet the powerful Dragon Gem. The stakes are high and the dragons are full of laughs in this land-spanning adventure, which comes with an important lesson: In a world full of Druuns, be a Sisu.

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E26: Reintroducing bison in Banff with Alexander Araujo

Bison used to roam North American in the millions but were hunted to near-extinction by settlers during the late 19th century. Alexander Araujo is this week’s guest and his research covers the reintroduction of wild bison to the Banff National Park. Vinny and Katie chat about the secret lives of quarks and dinosaur eyes.

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E25: Extending food’s shelf life with Louis Colaruotolo

Turning the raw materials of food into all the products we find in our stores is a science unto itself. Learning how to make, store, and preserve food without generating waste is a tricky and important problem to solve. This week’s guest is Louis Colaruotolo, a food science researcher to tell us about the incredible work that goes into what we eat. Katie and Vinny talk about dinosaur-human hybrids, lactose intolerance, and the opposite of leap seconds.

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77. Some Like It Hot (Sauce) ft. Dalton Deschain

This week, host Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) talks to special guest Dalton Deschain (@daltondeschain) about their new podcast Are You Afraid Of The Dark Universe, their love of hot sauce, and the most bizarre Italian dish ever.

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EP71 – Trying To Do The Write Thing

Angus and Sal are settling into their new careers as journalists in Super City and trying to figure out exactly what they are going to write about. The guest this week is Sleep Consultant Sue Hushins (Chelsea Fahey) who values a good night’s sleep above all else.

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DD58 – Frozen II (2019)

You weren’t REALLY ready to let it go, were you? Journey into the unknown with the Dummies, Anna, Elsa, and the whole Arendelle squad as they venture into the Enchanted Forest and beyond to discover their family’s true history – and the secrets that only Ahtohallan knows.

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E24: Building DNA nanostructures with Ghufran Rafique

Manipulating DNA has offered the potential to revolutionize medicine and nanomaterials for decades. That potential is becoming a reality. Ghufran Rafique researches methods to synthesize DNA nanostructures one nucleotide at a time. Vinny and Katie talk about boiling water and vole predators.

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76. Got Beef?

This week, hosts Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) and Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) talk about Beef! We share our Formative Beef Moments, when we realized the actual potential of a good steak, and some of our favorite uses of ground beef! Plus: Bulgogi, Brazilian steakhouses, and a quick guide to different cuts of steak beef!

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