Episode 459: Love is Totally ‘Radical’

This episode contains: Steven made Devon and Ben post-pone recording, sorry guys! Ben had a birthday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN, and Devon visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, super cool. Oh yeah, Steven watched the end of Rogue One and the beginning of A New Hope in succession and has some thoughts. We then talk a bit about the Oceangate disaster.

Pump Up The Water, Pump It Up!: We’ve pumped so much groundwater that we’ve nudged Earth’s spin. Scientists estimate humans have pumped 2,150 gigatons of groundwater and moved it elsewhere, shifting our polar motion by nearly 80 inches. On geologic time scales, polar drift can have an impact on climate.


Come Sail Away With Me: Drones take to the waves: Saildrones are getting data where people can’t. Saildrones are sailboat like uncrewed surface vehicles predominately powered by wind and solar power.  Saildrones have a “mission as a service” model where they collect data for scientists.


Big Question: Has the internet been a net benefit or detriment to humanity (Social media in particular)? Should we shut it down? We quite a long discussion about the uses of the internet, mis-information, information bubbles, how we can move beyond social media, how to be skeptical around the internet and much more. It’s a doozy.

Patreon Only Post Show: Devon and Steven chat about streaming services and how awful everything is becoming and why.