Episode 304: Distinctly Fungal

This episode contains: Ben has been quarantined for 100 days. We talk about Juneteenth and how to be anti-racist.

This Week in Space: New light has been shed on existing intelligent life across the galaxy. A new study calculates there could be more than 30 intelligent civilizations throughout our Galaxy. We talk about both the Fermi Paradox and the Drake equation.


Biological Imperative: Hookworm trial offers new hope to MS patients. Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis. We talk about the study, which dealt with hookworms applied with plaster to the arms. Also, something about the T cells.


Science Fiction: Steven watched Infinity Train on HBO Max and talks about the concept and bits about the first three episodes. Ben has watched a few episodes of Space Force and talks about how deeply uncomfortable it is. Steven is finally watching Community and talks about the Dan Harmon Story Circle. Ben gives a PSA about Voice Control on your iOS device. Steven has just started The Last of Us Part 2 and give his impressions. Ben has continued with reading Milk Run and gives additional impressions.

Last Words: We used to say ‘I was stuck in traffic’ and now we say ‘I have connection issues’.