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Trackside Science

Just what you've been searching for: two nerds drinking and talking about science!  If you like what you hear, rate us on your Tricorder, iTunes, Spotify, Sticher or whatever other electricomagical-ray receiving device you use.  If you want to support the show with a buck a month, visit our Patreon page.  Send us an email at, we'd love to hear from you!  Thanks for listening!

Feb 26, 2019

As you would expect from a 117 year old recording, the audio quality isn't the best, but here it is - their actual words. See for yourself (link)

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New-Old Science Podcast

Feb 25, 2019

I hate it when you find an amazing new podcast only to find that the most recent episode was put on in 2016.  Oh well, they have a good back-catalog.

Feb 23, 2019

Are PhDs going to be of any use after the apocalypse?  Is Rob forever trapped as a human geneticist? Should everyone be trained to clean their kitchen using radioactive chicken juice? Jimmy the Student joins the podcast!

Feb 10, 2019

Rob backpacks through Europe for his first conference and Jeff makes a random left hand turn into the best taco shop ever. Conferences - you either love ‘em, hate ‘em or feel somewhere in between about ‘em.

Front bumper: “Lonesome Railroad Blues” 1953 Firehouse Five, plus Two

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