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We used to read and discuss Philip Pullman's phenomenal His Dark Materials series but now that we've completed that adventure, we're diving into genre entertainment and nerd cultural touchstones. Look for us on YouTube and pretty much anywhere else podcasts are available. Our first episode should drop soon! Please join us and listen!!
 
Go deeper inside the world of HBO's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Join Slate's scholars of experimental theology, Laura Miller and Dan Kois, as they discuss Dust, daemons, the Magisterium, and more—and, of course, break down the events of each episode. New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
 
HBO brings Philip Pullman’s iconic trilogy to television with His Dark Materials, the newest miniseries from the legendary network. His Dark Materials tells the story of Lyra, a young woman on a quest to find her missing friend. Along the way, she unravels a mystery involving kidnapping, parallel universes, and the mysterious phenomenon called the Dust. Join us for THE AFTERBUZZ TV HIS DARK MATERIALS AFTERSHOW PODCAST, where we’ll be breaking down each episode and analyzing HBO’s adaptation ...
 
Dust Busters is your weekly podcast companion through the world of HBO and the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's hugely popular fantasy novels His Dark Materials. After each episode airs, superfan Jake Cunningham (Ghibliotheque, Little White Lies) and His Dark Materials novice Louisa Maycock (Girls on Tops) discuss the world, and worlds, of His Dark Materials. Together, they'll be your guides through Lyra's World, Will's World and the mysterious Cittàgazze; and of course, trying to figure ...
 
Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
 
Audiobookish is a podcast for everyone that loves audiobooks. Your hosts Poppy Knight and Fahed will be reviewing new audiobooks and classic titles that are close to their hearts. Audiobookish is all about discovering the best stories in publishing's most exciting format.
 
Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world's leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions ...
 
Pangeekery is a weekly podcast covering all things geek from an all-diverse perspective. Join hosts Kaitlyn Fae, Earl Baylon, Andy Lowe, and Jenapher Jun-Yi Zheng as they discuss the weekly goings on of the many areas of geekdom. Gaming, TV, Film, Comic Books, Novels and oh so much more!
 
Brighten Your Soul was created to bring daily reminders of inspiration and encouragement. We all have unique abilities and skills to offer this world to serve others and evolve the world. It can be all too easy to let outside influences and past beliefs keep you stuck or doubting yourself, but through learning, practice, and repetition you can begin to uncover your truth and live out your desires. After a year that seemed so dark and dull, we need to learn to go inward to release the light. ...
 
Greetings from Meta Station, where a playwright and an English professor who have been best friends for sixteen years recap our favorite genre television shows. Check out our archive for 4 seasons of coverage of the CW's post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "The 100," including cast and creator interviews, and join us in summer 2019 for coverage of three new streaming miniseries perfect for binge-watching - "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime, "Russian Doll" on Netflix, and "Gentleman Jack" on HBO!
 
Do you love things so much, that sometimes you have to make fun of them? Channeling both beauty and bitchiness, Mic and Morgan take their dear listeners on a journey through all things Pop Culture, under the microscope. We talk all things relevant in our current content zeitgeist-put it on a pedestal-and then knock it down a notch. Come explore the best of Escapism through games, stories, background information and other musings! We will scrutinize all things Fantasy,TV, Film, Books, Enterta ...
 
Brought to you by Detroit is Different, His Fault Her Problem Podcast is about love, lovers. The show features two black women who seek to uncover the issues that lead to the steadily declining rate of marriage in the African American community and find resolve. In each episode, co-hosts Chari Reeves and Eboni Rousell engage in thought-provoking and insightful conversation with guests. Diving into issues related to the social and cultural dynamics of dating and relationships; the dialogue is ...
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
Hempire is a weekly show dedicated to exploring the non-psychoactive side of the cannabis plant. Hemp was once a cornerstone of the American economy and is currently used in over 25,000 products including paper, textiles, construction materials, health food, and fuel. Tune in and discover all there is to know about this wonder crop that is now making an historic comeback.
 
The Environmental Transformation Podcast will bring you interviews with leaders in the Environmental Industry with the goal of providing Environmental, Sustainability and Safety Professionals, as well as and Business leaders with information about industry trends, regulatory changes, digital and software technologies, and service providers that are transforming the industry.
 
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Due to some personal life updates, we're experiencing a few production delays—but that just means all of you get bonus episodes! Our regularly scheduled episode for The Amber Spyglass will be delayed a few days, for release between September 26-28, but until then, please enjoy this special episode brought to you by The Dust Podcast (check out their…
 
In discussing series 2 of His Dark Materials, Kendyl, Jess, and Dorin talk about how The Subtle Knife was adapted, the opposite natures of Mary Malone and Mrs. Coulter, and changes in the ending. Question of the Week: Would being born in a different world have changed Mrs. Coulter ‘s character? Follow us! adaptationpodcast.com instagram.com/adaptat…
 
Her Dark Materials is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Faye and Rachael discussing the His Dark Materials novels chapter by chapter, spoiler-free. In this episode we chat about Chapter 2 of The Amber Spyglass – Balthamos and Baruch. In this chapter, Will vows to find Lyra and enlists our new angel friends Balthamos and Baruch to help him, despite thei…
 
This week we dive deep into Netflix's huge fan broadcast TUDUM! We've got looks at all the best parts: Red Notice, Stranger Things, The Sandman, Cobra Kai, Umbrella Academy, and, of course THE WITCHER season 2, its Blood Origin spinoff, and more! Check out the previews on this handy YouTube Playlist! We want to hear from YOU! You can find us on our…
 
These baby greater sac-winged bats babble to learn their mating songs Like human infants, the young bats sing protosyllables until they master their vocalizations Greater sac-winged bat pups, like this one in Costa Rica, learn the rich vocal repertoire of adults by babbling, similar to human infants, a new study suggests.…
 
New studies hint that the coronavirus may be evolving to become more airborne The virus appears to spread through the air, but masks reduce the amount of infectious virus A researcher demonstrates the use of a device that captures fine aerosols and large droplets in a person's breath exhaled while breathing, talking and singing.…
 
Frog and toad pupils mainly come in seven different shapes Analyzing over 3,200 species revealed diamonds, fans and more The pupil shapes of frogs ( Hyloscirtus tigrinus , shown) and toads generally didn't correspond with particular habitats or habits.
 
A well-known wildflower turns out to be a secret carnivore Triantha occidentalis sets a deathtrap for small insects just beneath its flower This wildflower, Triantha occidentalis , growing in Cypress Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, has sticky hairs on its stem that it uses to trap and digest small insects.…
 
Ghost games' spotlight the psychological effect fans have on referees With stands empty, European soccer teams playing at home receive more foul calls Two German soccer clubs play in an empty stadium on May 16, 2020 due to pandemic restrictions.
 
An incredibly resilient coral in the Great Barrier Reef offers hope for the future The reef's widest coral has survived for hundreds of years and weathered many bleaching events Researchers swim over the 10.4-meter-wide Muga dhambi, the widest known coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
 
A giant tortoise was caught stalking, killing and eating a baby bird New video shows that the lumbering reptiles really are cold-blooded A Seychelles giant tortoise lunges towards a noddy tern chick in the first documented instance of a tortoise hunting.
 
Here's how cool a star can be and still achieve lasting success The motions of nearby stars reveal the boundary between red dwarfs and brown dwarfs Brown dwarfs (one illustrated) glow dimly from the heat of their formation but have too little mass to sustain nuclear reactions.
 
This big-headed pterosaur may have preferred walking over flying A long neck and an oversize noggin mostly grounded one ancient reptile, fossil suggests This reconstruction shows Tupandactylus navigans , a type of pterosaur with a large crest on the top of its head.
 
A 1,000-year-old grave may have held a powerful nonbinary person The remains were previously thought to be a respected woman who might have been a warrior An early medieval grave in Finland may have contained the remains of a respected individual (illustrated) who didn't fit social expectations at the time about how to be either strictly masculine …
 
Windbreaks, surprisingly, could help wind farms boost power output Low walls in front of turbines could improve performance by 10 percent, simulations show Windbreaks could help wind farms pump out more power.
 
NASA's Perseverance rover snagged its first Martian rock samples The rock bits are the first from Mars slated to eventually return to Earth The Perseverance rover drilled two cylinders of stone out of a Martian rock called Rochette in early September.
 
The new UN climate change report shows there's no time for denial or delay Extreme weather events linked to changing climate are already found everywhere around the globe Torrential rains flooded Xinxiang in China's Henan province in mid-July 2021, leading to dramatic rescues like this one.
 
A supernova's delayed reappearance could pin down how fast the universe expands The catch: We have to wait until about 2037 for an answer This cluster of galaxies, seen in a Hubble telescope image, contorts the light of a galaxy far behind it into arcs (orange).
 
With a powerful laser blast, scientists near a nuclear fusion milestone A National Ignition Facility experiment produced a record 1.3 million joules of fusion energy Scientists at the National Ignition Facility have produced record-breaking energy in a nuclear fusion experiment.
 
Satellite swarms may outshine the night sky's natural constellations Mega-constellations from those satellites will be visible to the naked eye, simulations suggest Artificial satellites like SpaceX's Starlink constellations will leave streaks in photos of the sky taken by researchers and amateur astronomers alike.…
 
Jupiter's intense auroras superheat its upper atmosphere Heat spawned by high-speed charged particles slamming into the air above the poles spreads far Jupiter's magnetic field lines (blue) steer charged particles in the solar wind toward the planet's poles, generating auroras (white) similar to Earth's.…
 
Ice Rivers' invites you to get to know our world's melting glaciers A scientist's memoir mixes personal recollections about fieldwork with a dash of science and history Glaciologist Jemma Wadham has studied glaciers all over the world, including Pastoruri Glacier (shown in 2010) in the Peruvian Andes.…
 
50 years ago, chemical pollutants were linked to odd animal behavior Excerpt from the September 18, 1971 issue of Science News Chemical pollutants can disrupt aquatic creatures' delicate sense of smell, scientists have found.
 
Australian fires in 20192020 had even more global reach than previously thought Blazes dumped a vast amount of CO 2 into the air and triggered faraway algae blooms in the ocean Smoke rises from burning trees near the town of Nowra, in Australia's New South Wales, on December 31, 2019.
 
One of nature's key constants is much larger in a quantum material The fine-structure constant is 10 times its normal value in the material, giving a peek at an alternate universe Particles with the quantum property called spin, illustrated by the blue arrow, can't agree on an orientation in a type of material called quantum spin ice.…
 
Scientists have a new word for birds stealing animal hair Species that engage in 'kleptotrichy' may use their loot to deter predators This black-crested titmouse ( Baeolophus atricristatus ) was caught on video in Texas plucking hair from a sleeping fox to build a nest.
 
Whirling maple seeds inspired these tiny flying sensors Objects as small as a sand grain could be dispersed by air to monitor environmental conditions Scientists created minuscule microfliers in a variety of shapes (shown) that glide through the air similar to maple tree seeds.
 
DNA offers a new look at how Polynesia was settled Voyagers migrated to islands sprinkled across a large area of the Pacific within about 500 years Eastern Polynesia's settlers rapidly voyaged across a vast area starting nearly 1,200 years ago, a new genetic study finds.
 
Bloodthirsty vampire bats like to drink with friends over strangers Social bonds extend beyond the roost and may save time and energy when hunting Common vampire bats ( Desmodus rotundus ) form social bonds at the roost through sharing food and grooming.
 
Ghost tracks' suggest people came to the Americas earlier than once thought If confirmed, newly described footprints could help rewrite textbooks These human footprints from what's now New Mexico may be between 23,000 and 21,000 years old.
 
50 years ago, scientists found a link between aspirin use and pregnancy complications Excerpt from the October 2, 1971 issue of Science News Even now, 50 years after the first evidence that aspirin could be harmful for fetal development, parents struggle to find clear guidance for taking aspirin during pregnancy.…
 
How extreme heat from climate change distorts human behavior As temperatures rise, violence and aggression also go up while focus and productivity decline Intense heat can affect human behavior, from making it hard to focus to prompting aggression.
 
This is the oldest fossil evidence of spider moms taking care of their young A 99-million-year-old spider trapped in amber sheds light on ancient arachnid parenting A female spider trapped in amber alongside her egg sac, seen here from above (left) and below (right), is the oldest evidence of maternal care in spiders.…
 
An Indigenous people in the Philippines have the most Denisovan DNA Indigenous Ayta Magbukon people get 5 percent of their DNA from the mysterious ancient hominids Ayta people in the Philippines, shown here, belong to a group of ethnic communities that includes one with the highest level of Denisovan ancestry in the world, a new study finds.…
 
Ripples in rats' brains tied to memory may also reduce sugar levels The results suggest brain cell activity could play a surprising role in the body's metabolism Bursts of activity created by nerve cells in the hippocampus (computer drawing shown), called sharp-wave ripples, are thought to solidify memories.…
 
How different COVID-19 testing plans can help keep kids safe in school Multiple strategies, each with benefits and challenges, now exist to support in-person learning Coronavirus tests, whether done with a saliva sample or a nasal swab, are one tool schools can use to monitor and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks this year.…
 
The Top 10 scientific surprises of Science News' first 100 years Antimatter, dark energy, plate tectonics and the role of DNA were unexpected discoveries By Tom Siegfried Contributing Correspondent
 
A hammerhead shark baby boom near Florida hints at a historic nursery The nursery of endangered sharks would be the first known in U.S. Atlantic waters A researcher releases a tagged baby great hammerhead shark into the water just off the coast of Miami.
 
This moon-sized white dwarf is the smallest ever found The dead star is also spinning extremely fast and has a powerful magnetic field With a radius of about 2,100 kilometers, a newfound white dwarf (left in this illustration) is just slightly bigger than the moon (right).
 
A major week for Android announcements! Microsoft is making another bet on the platform with the Surface Duo 2. Google pushed through a wave of new features to Android phones everywhere, including some that were previously Pixel-only. And we'll tell you what happens when Google drones trespass on raven territory. This episode of Material is sponsor…
 
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