65 – Plants with Matt Candeias pt. 1

sc-matt-candeias-02Matt Candeias from In Defense of Plants joins David via skype to share some Octoberfest from Bell’s Brewing and chat about botany, plants, ecosystems, and protecting the planet. Some comedy to start it off from the late great Andy Ritchie.

Music at the end from Mint Royale with Ring.

Episode 13 – Heather Wright and Katie Sanders pt. 1

Heather Wright and Katie Sanders (@BioCuriousKatie), who are each pursuing PhDs from UC Irvine in Cancer Biology, were nice enough to drive up and bring their own beer. We sat down with some Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing and chatted about what we know about cancer, and what we can do to better understand it. A call to RJ (@cabbagetits) kicks things off, and a song from Matthew Robins closes it out. It’s another from his album ‘Noah’s Ark’ and it’s called “Are We Alone?”

The lyrics from the song are vaguely tangential to the conversation, and cancer research is particularly important to me after the passing of my friend Andy Ritchie on Thanksgiving. I hope we can find a way to beat this stupid disease.