Episode 186 – Alan Cerny – 2015 Holiday Movie Preview

Alan Cerny (@nordlingAICN on twitter) joins host Craig Price for their 2015 Holiday Movie Preview! Alan and Craig are at it again, looking forward to the holiday season’s movies which include more than just Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Alan tries to validate his love of Rocky movies and his excitement for Creed, Craig wonders if anything will worth seeing before December 18th, the importance of journalism, why make remakes and where to see movies in 70MM.

Movies in this episode include (with scheduled release dates):

Already in Theaters: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Already in Theaters: Spotlight

November 25: The Night Before

November 25: Creed

November 25: Victor Frankenstein

December 11: In the Heart of the Sea

December 18: Sisters

December 18: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 25: Concussion

December 25: Daddy’s Home

December 25: Joy

December 25: Point Break

December 25: The Hateful Eight

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Episode 185 – Michele Payn-Knoper – Food Myths

Michele Payn-Knoper (@MPaynKnoper on twitter) returns to talk  to host Craig Price about food myths. Food is a strange thing. It’s so important to our survival but the average person doesn’t take the time to know how it gets to the store or know who the people behind the scenes really are. Of course, when a well planned marketing campaign comes out or a new study arrives, everyone has comments, even if they don’t quite know the science behind the situation. Michele and Craig discuss if bacon is cancerous, why and when hormones are used, the truth behind antibiotics as well as talking about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and why Great Pyrenees puppies are awesome (to have as pets, not to eat!). With the holidays coming up, we’ll dispel some food myths so the only worry you will have is how much pumpkin pie you should eat!

You can learn more about Michele and her corporation Cause Matters at http://causematters.com

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ConferenceCast – Podcasting for Conferences

    The average conference lasts between one and three days.   They’re expensive to put on and expensive to attend. So when it comes to deciding where a company spends its education budget, modern conferences need to provide value and demonstrate an ROI that continues to grow even after they end.   With pre-conference …

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Episode 184 – Dr. John Charles – The Martian

Dr. John Charles (@csm014 on twitter) returns with host Craig Price to talk the reality of the movie The Martian. As we learned from his past episode, Dr. Charles works at NASA’s Human Research Program learning how to protect the delicate human body from the harsh reality of space travel. But what happens once we get there? The Matt Damon movie The Martian covers this and then some, speculating on how one man could survive on Mars for 500 days. It’s a great movie but how much of it is feasible? Craig and Dr. Charles discuss the power of duct tape, the magic of potatoes, how fine the dust and dirt on Mars actually is and how windy is it there. A  massive SPOILER ALERT is needed so if you haven’t seen the movie, go now and then come right back here to listen on what’s true and what is artistic license.

You can read Dr. Charles’ blog  astrocryptotriviology.blogspot.com, an occasional blog covering obscure but interesting minor aspects of spaceflight, and what they tell us about the grand human adventure that is space exploration.

Also, Craig’s annual charity calendar supporting Orangutan Outreach is now available. Buy one (or a dozen) today!

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