ORLY-EP0166B - Science! Get your ass to Mars

ORLY-EP0166B - Science! Get your ass to Mars

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #166b recorded Friday, September 29th, 2017 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen with my usual suspect, Daniel Atherton.

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What happened this week:

  1. GET YOUR ASS TO MARS http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2017/20170929-spacex-updated-colonization-plans.html

  2. https://www.nasa.gov/content/nasas-journey-to-mars

PICKS: (Books about Space and specifically Mars)

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ORLY-EP0111A - Hail Hydra and Rocket Science!

ORLY-EP0111A - Hail Hydra and Rocket Science!

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #111A for Friday MAY 27th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen.

Audience Feedback From Previous Shows:

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Potpourri: Guests/Rants/Etc:

  1. A speech, but from whom?

This Week in History:

  1. Special presentation from Fred Sims.

Science Bitches!

    The theme of today’s segment is transportation!

  1. Aaaaaand… STUCK the landing! SpaceX’s recent test flight, that is: http://www.space.com/33004-spacex-thaicom8-launch-rocket-landing.html

  2. Speaking of test flights - it’s long been a maxim of space programs that every flight is a test flight. It’s simply too expensive to launch enough missions to collect big, juicy data sets. Jeff Bezos over at Blue Origin wants to change that with his relatively inexpensive and autonomous New Shepard design. The more data we get, the safer space travel gets: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/jeff-bezos-is-trying-to-destroy-his-own-spacecraft-and-thats-a-good-thing/

  3. Speaking of making spaceflight cheaper, India has unveiled a small reusable craft that only cost 14 million to make its flight - for reference, each NASA shuttle cost 450 million per mission. Now, this craft is unmanned and mostly a test platform, but it’s a proof of concept showing how affordable space programs can be: http://www.iflscience.com/space/india-has-launched-low-cost-space-shuttle

  4. Also in the field of space innovation - inflatable spaceships?! It’s more likely than you think. So likely, in fact, it’s being tested on the International Space Station: http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-live-nasa-inflates-first-expandable-room-iss

  5. And finally, just as every space mission must one day come back to earth, so too must this segment - but only because we get to cover a cool superbus which can literally drive OVER other cars: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/25/c_135387633.htm

  6. If there is time, http://gizmodo.com/new-evidence-suggests-a-fifth-fundamental-force-of-natu-1778881644

ORly Radio Show 36 - Breaking down the #AngryAtheist

ORly Radio Show 36 for Friday December 12th, Breaking down the #AngryAtheist.

Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Ann, and Don!!!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Hangout Event: https://plus.google.com/events/clqphibvn23912vt38oihd8fggs

Errata From Last Week: #WeCantBreath was of course a purposeful misspelling. It was the trending hashtag, and shortly the proper spelled #WeCantBreathe, was also trending. You should be able to find more than you want to find under both spellings.
Followup - I was unable to get to a story I wanted to cover last week. Please head over to http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-american-justice-system-is-not-broken-1666445407 to read more about what I was on about.

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Vaginas
URLs: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-vaginas
Item: Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth
URLs: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/10/water-comet-67p-earth-rosetta

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: Governments turn up the heat on atheists "the overwhelming majority of countries fail to respect the rights of atheists and freethinkers" as set out in U.N. treaties, adding that 13 states, all of them Muslim, had made apostasy or blasphemy against religion a capital offense.”
URLs: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/10/us-religion-atheists-idUSKBN0JO00L20141210

Item: “Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence committee finally released its long-awaited report on the CIA's use of torture on detainees. The report deserves to be shared far and wide—but it's a 525-page report chock full of bureaucratic language. Boring! To make it more sharable, we've compiled a set of memes that totally illustrates some of the report's most important and eye-catching takeaways.”
URLs: http://www.dailydot.com/politics/cia-torture-report-memes/?fb=dd

Item: Dogs in Heaven? Pope Francis Leaves Pearly Gates Open “Trying to console a distraught little boy whose dog had died, Francis told him in a recent public appearance on St. Peter’s Square, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.”
URLs: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/world/europe/dogs-in-heaven-pope-leaves-pearly-gate-open-.html

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)  Gets A Big Promotion In The Senate to ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
URLs: http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/12/republican-nightmares-true-bernie-sanders-big-promotion-senate.html

Item: Shutdown averted following late-night drama -The full roll call on last night’s vote is online here. Note that 67 House Republican broke ranks and opposed the package negotiated and endorsed by their own chamber’s leaders – that’s a little more than a fourth of the caucus – which would have been enough to kill the legislation were it not for the 57 House Democrats who rebuffed their leaders and backed the bill.”
URLs: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/shutdown-averted-following-late-night-drama

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: In the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve, new Harry Potter content will be released daily on the site https://www.pottermore.com
URLs: http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/twelve-days-of-potter

Item: Pirate Bay was taken offline, officially. Unofficially, it’s still here.
URLs: REDACTED You know how to get there….

Oh, Florida...

Item: Florida Man Arrested For Drunken Rampage Through Grocery Store on Motorized Shopping Cart
URLs: http://offthebeat.blogs.tcpalm.com/2014/12/11/1019/


Andy’s: What to do when your Facebook friend posts something offensive: a flowchart http://www.vox.com/2014/12/12/7376601/facebook-offensive-post
AND http://xchat.org/ for access to our IRC hosted at GeekShed.net #orlyradio
Don’s: Caruva Horchata Booze!

ORly Radio Show 29 - KKK - LDS - SFL - WTF?

ORly Radio Show 29 for Friday October 24th, 2014 - KKK LDS SFL WTF?

Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Mike, David, Don, and Ann!!!
Music: "Rocket” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: Why you airbags no work? Takata made them...
URLs: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/business/defect-in-takata-air-bags-prompts-urgent-warning-to-drivers.html?_r=0
Item: NASA putting finishing touches on first Orion Crew Module stack!
URLs: http://www.universetoday.com/115389/assembly-complete-for-nasas-maiden-orion-spacecraft-launching-in-december-2014/

Item: First Ever Heart Transplant Using

URLs: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/first-ever-heart-transplant-using-dead-heart/

Item: Man With Severed Spinal Cord Walks Again After Cell Transplant


Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: The LDS undergarments.
URLs: http://ldsliving.com/story/77129-church-releases-new-page-video-about-temple-garments
Item: The Worst Places To Be During The Zombie Apocalypse
URLs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/zombie-apocalypse-trulia_n_6018026.html

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: On theft - Go big or go home. The home you stole specifically.
URLs: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/police-women-stealing-houses/story?id=26328002
Item: Should Florida split into 2 states?
URLs: http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/10/22/florida_2_states.html

URLs: http://www.wesh.com/national-news/commissioners-propose-seceding-from-florida/29283556

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: GOP Governor bans Tesla from selling cars in Michigan. Go free market!
URLs: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/catherine-rampell-lawmakers-put-up-a-stop-sign-for-tesla/2014/10/23/ff328efa-5af4-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html
Item: Man Faked a Coma For Two Years
URLs: http://gawker.com/man-faked-a-coma-for-two-years-1649146140

Why Florida? WHY???

Item: Florida Woman Sets Roommate on Fire Over Spaghetti Spat

URLs:  http://pzfeed.com/florida-woman-sets-roommate-on-fire-over-spaghetti-spat/

Item: Boyd Corbin, Once Arrested for Fighting a Drag Queen With a Tiki Torch, Runs for Wilton Manors Mayor

URLs:   http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2014/10/drag_queen-klansman_tiki_torch_halloween_brawl_boyd_corbin_runs_for_wilton_manors_mayor.php

URLs: http://mayorboyd.com/?page_id=23

Item: Florida man arrested for having ‘active’ meth lab in his pants.

URLs:  http://fox10tv.com/2014/10/09/meth-lab-found-in-pants-leg-of-suspect/


Andy’s: The Martian by Andy Weir

Mike’s: Black Books (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262150/) Civilzation: Beyond Earth!!!
David’s: The Merchant of Death