Episode 12-Check Out My Volcano Kickstarter!

1342186379_5769_photoCan people cause volcanoes? Should you spoil the new Godzilla for me?   Tip o’ the hat Erik Klemetti from Wired whose article (linked below) supplied the bulk of the information for this episode.

 

Stories are not spoiled by spoilers

How to Trigger a Volcanic Eruption on Purpose

Episode 11-Make It Rain!!

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I’M BACK!!  In this episode I talk about Son of Godzilla and weather control, specifically cloud seeding,  and whether (get it!?) the experiments used by the scientists in the movie get anything right.

I also explain my absence and give an update on the Kaiju Quality Control.

 

Does Cloud Seeding Work? 

Cloud Seeding Wiki

Can China Control The Weather?

‘Cloud Seeding’ not effective

Difference Between Climate and Weather

Episode 10 – The one where I talk about paint…

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What does the Red Bamboo and a mysterious yellow liquid have to do with boat maintenance!?  Yeah, this one is about paint, luckily I keep it short and sweet. Happy New Year!

Anti-fouling paint – Wikipedia

Focus on IMO (pdf)

Kaijucast Emergency Broadcast

Episode 9 – Flights Of Rodanthe

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Rodan! Sonic Booms!  MATH!  This episode has it all!!  I also talk a little about viral marketing, trailers and the warming of the cockles of my heart.

 

 

NASA Fact Sheet

Sonic Boom Wiki

Preliminary Airborne Measurements For The SR-71 Sonic Boom Propagation Experiment (PDF)

Episode 8 – Now I Am Become Dearth Podcaster Of Words

 

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In this episode I talk a little about Robert Oppenheimer, a little about Godzilla  1985 and migration, and a little about a little project I’m undertaking.

 

 

Robert Oppenheimer Bio

Magnetic Orientation In Birds (pdf)

Avian Orientation

Bird Migration Wiki

Episode 7 – Listener Feedback

Recipe for a successful podcast:

1) Solicit listeners for questions

2) Never answer  said questions

UNTIL NOW!

 

With topics ranging from fish to nuclear power to dinosaur skin, this was seriously the most fun I’ve had doing an episode so far.  Keep sending those questions in!

Osteoderms

Nuclear Meltdowns

Sarcastic Fringehead

Moray Eels

Strange Beast News:

T. Rex Was Ferocious Predator, Not Scavenger

Giant Hornets Proliferated During China’s Heatwave, And Now Have Killed 28 People


Episode 6 – Getting Specific

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One of my favorite things about Pacific Rim has been all the science article coming out about ‘The Science Of Pacific Rim’, in this episode I highlight some of these articles and try to describe how the world of Pacific Rim might actually work.  Also, I complain some more about 2 brained dinosaurs and share some listener feedback.

Required Reading:

‘Pacific Rim’: This Is How An Engineer Sees A Jaeger (This article states Gipsy Danger’s Height and Weight as 280 ft, and 7080 tons, which is incorrect.  In the show I substitute the correct measurements)

How Possible Are The Giant Robots in Pacific Rim?

‘Pacific Rim’ Punches Monsters/Science In The Face

Melded Minds Control Robots In ‘Pacific Rim’

Pacific Rim Physics (Part 1)/(Part2)

How Much Urine Can A Kaiju Produce? And Other Fun Information

Music at the end of the show is supplies by Keith Foster of Big Pimp Jones.  Check out their monster music goodness at Kodoja.com

Episode Whatever: I Managed To Record Somehow

 

CaptureKaiju 101 has returned!  Your 3rd favorite kaiju based science podcast has returned to the airwaves.  In this episode I discuss the hypothetical horrors ravaged on the world by the Oxygen Destroyer, and how humans have already made those condition a reality here on earth.  Also I make fun of Godzilla: Final Wars… which is always cathartic.

See you in September!  Just kidding…

Episode 4: Black Holes And Spaghettifications

 

*SPOILER* *SPOILER*  I talk about Godzilla: Half Century War, and the stuff that happens at the end.  Listen if you dare.

Also, I talk about the awesome stuff I get in the mail.

Big thanks to Keith Foster for the music!

Kodoja

Episode 3: I Like Big Bugs, And I Cannot Lie

beginning-of-the-endIn which I discover that giant insect are not only non-existent,they’re also physically impossible.  I also talk about the week that was and having Godzilla filming in my hometown.

The Biology Of B-Movie Monsters

The Physics Of The Large And Small (PDF)

 

 

P.S.  I use the term ‘Bug’ colloquially to refer to all arthropods.  In reality ‘bug’ refers to one  order of insects, hemiptera.  This is only likely to come up if you’re chatting with an entomologist.