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Science Freestyle! – This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) – Episode 729 – Visual News Network

We mix science and hip-hop on This Week in Science news Podcast (TWIS) with hosts Dr. Kiki, Blair Bazdarich and Justin Jackson, and our special guest, Baba Brinkman, Science Rap Artist!

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Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin explore the world of science news with a few of the week’s popular stories:

(0:00) – Recording Start
(0:27) – Show Start, Intro – Dr. Kiki
(0:50) – Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! – Justin
(1:52) – Opening Theme Music
(2:26) – Opening “Good Science!” Greetings – with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin. Intros & Top Story Headlines.

(4:51) – Interview w/ Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, science communicator, and award-winning playwright, author of: The Rap Guide to Consciousness.

(5:13) – How did you make the transition first into hip-hop and rap, and then from Chaucer to Darwin and science? Dr Kiki

[Ed. Note — YouTube does not give us enough room for the whole interview, find all those notes, here —]
Twitter – @bababrinkman

(40:21) – And we’re at the break!
(40:40) – Half-Time Theme Music – “Our 1st Assumptions Were Correct” by Jake Mann from his album, “Daytime Ghost.”

(41:20) – This is where you can find out about our Zazzle store ( and supporting us on Patreon ( Tell more folks about TWIS ( And please leave great reviews for the podcast on iTunes ( More minions, please!

(41:50) – Blair was on the Daily Tech News Show (DTNS) this last week! Please go watch/listen: – or –

(44:37) – Dr. Kiki teases Justin & the rest of us about a NEW TWIS shirt design we’ll see NEXT WEEK..

(45:44) – Interstitial Music

(46:04) – And we’re back from the break!

(46:09) – What has Science done for ME, lately?
TWIS Minion Rodrigo Roesler tells of going to see the Eclipse in Argentina.
Please send your #WHSDFML stories, poems, sonnets, odes, lyrics, songs, etc., to: [email protected] or message us on Facebook –

(47:50) – Highest energy light ever seen traced to Crab nebula, Dr. Kiki –
(53:45) – Molecular thumb drives: Researchers store digital images in metabolite molecules, Dr. Kiki –

See also — Encoding information in synthetic metabolomes –

(1:00:49) – Ancient molar points to interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia, Justin –
(1:04:59) – Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’, Justin –

(1:20:15) – Blair’s Animal Corner
(1:20:22) – Blair’s Animal Corner Theme
(1:20:43) – Study finds that parental ‘memory’ is inherited across generations, Blair –
(1:26:51) – Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo, Blair –
(1:32:46) – Solitude breeds aggression in spiders (rather than vice versa), Blair –

Quick Science Bytes! —

(1:35:31) – Smells Like Love … To Sea Lamprey, Dr. Kiki –
(1:36:42) – DNA from tooth in Florida man’s foot solves 25-year-old shark bite mystery, Blair –
(1:38:15) – Researchers discover ice is sliding toward edges off Greenland Ice Sheet, Justin –
(1:39:07) – Genetic breakthrough in cereal crops could help improve yields worldwide, Justin –

(1:41:05) – Show wrap up… Except! Dr. Kiki Asks Baba Brinkman to Freestyle to review all the themes from this show!

(1:42:08) – Baba’s TWIS Freestyle!

(1:48:48) – Thank you to Baba Brinkman

(1:50:14) – Thank you’s to our generous Patreon sponsors!

(1:53:35) – End Theme

(1:56:18) – The After Show! – EARLY FADE OUT! WHAAAAAAT?! BECAUSE I WANT TO! YEAH! Mr. Baba’s kids thankfully didn’t wake up. And much, much more…


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