This week, hosts Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) and Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) talk Vinegar! Whether it’s white, balsamic, wine, rice, or apple cider, vinegar is absolutely essential to any well-stocked pantry. But what is it that makes these acidic condiments so special? And how did we figure out how to make them in the first place?Read More
We’ve heard that dogs are a man’s best friend, but who’s a dinosaur’s best friend? Probably another dinosaur, but also, maybe, man. That’s what the Pixar Pals are exploring with The Good Dinosaur, as our hero Arlo (no relation to JLo) embarks on a journey fueled by vengeance yet sidelined by a lesson: maybe being good is better than being big.Read More
This week, hosts Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) and Tom Zalatnai (@tomzalatnai) are excited to announce that the nomination period for Munch Madness 2024 has begun! We break down the bracket system and nomination form for this year’s tournament, talk about last year’s champion and runner-up, and share some predictions for which foods we think stand a chance this year. Now, it’s your turn! Head to https://forms.gle/stJMPRhUFpQsxqcr9 to cast your votes and make your write-in nominations before the end of January! Got a contender you want to see in the tournament? Encourage your friends to vote too! Get titillated.Read More
This is Christmas!
Inspired by our Halloween Cocktails episode, we decided to get into the Christmas spirit this year by filling our cups with some delicious yuletide drinks. Join Santa’s Mischievous Mixologists Tuong La, Samantha Leggatt, Bradley Sales, and Laura Gordon as they make things merry, bright, and bring several rounds of CHEERS while ranking our festive Top 5 Christmas Cocktails list.Read More
This week, host Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear) chats with special guest Emma Lanza about the food of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings! We’re talking books, movies, AND animated adaptations, with apologies to the book purists out there, because, let’s be real, visual depictions of fictional food are wonderful and worth exploring too! What the heck are “seed cake” and “lembas bread?” What can Bilbo Baggins teach us about hospitality? Is Samwise Gamgee the ultimate salt-loving bisexual icon?Read More
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. We have a lot of it on Earth and if we can safely use hydrogen fuel then it becomes a very appealing energy source because it turns into water when it burns. Because it’s such a small molecule, storing it is tricky because any tiny cracks or gaps will cause it to escape, which is generally a bad thing. This is why Jonas Welsch, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, is studying ultrasonic transducers and how they can be used to monitor for leaks. Katie and Vinny talk about hippos and teeny pulses of light.Read More