Tangent Control Group
By Tangent Control Group
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Tangent Control Group is a podcast that delivers "edutainment" for those beyond kindergarten. Host Liz and panelists Beth, Brittany, Naty and Sarah will gather once each month to deep-dive into the nuts and bolts of STEM-y topics such as space, baking, dinosaurs, radiation and genetics, aiming to amuse and inform (and failing spectacularly at keeping tangents to a minimum). If you’re not crying tears of boredom at the end of two hours, then we’ve done our job. Any other brand of tears, well… those are on you.
||CleanTangent 13: Artificial Intelligence||Prepare for the inevitable disappointment of the machine uprising (unless you’re itching to be up to your ears in procgen’d poetry, that is) as we dive into the topic of Articificial Intelligence. What is it? What isn’t it?||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 12: Recapping 2017||Pop quiz, hot shot. LISTEN EPISODE 1: Space Junk LaGrange Points [Space.com] Chinese Space Station Crash? [Channel News Asia] James Webb Telescope Completed [Engadget] [NASA] EM Drive A Real Thing [Science Alert] [AIAA.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 11: Thanksgiving Dinner||Get out the big plates, because we’re back and hungry for Thanksgiving knowledge! How did our recent ancestors hide their food from summer? What is spatchcocking and why are you laughing? Which side is morally superior in the great stuffing/dressing||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 10: Infectious Diseases||Fungi! Viruses! Horrifying EMT stories! Sacks of acid! Zombies! For our reasonably spooky October episode, we’re joined by special guest Dr. Emily Krix to discuss all of the horrifying ways you can catch, spread and ultimately destroy the civilized wo||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 9: Dragon Con 2017||Our crew is back from Dragon*Con 2017 with fresh learnin’s from panels a-plenty. Enjoy a robust Cassini follow-up, then chase it with sudden plummeting chair danger, ladies fighting with swords, anvil identification, high-speed tea parties,||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 8: The Ocean||Ahh, the sea! The horrible, merciless, nightmarish sea. How big is it? What’s in it? What shouldn’t be in it? What definitely shouldn’t be in it but definitely is? So many questions and so many answers await you in this month’s deep dive into al||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 7: Spiritualism||Hear that warbled accordian-in-a-box? That means spirits are among us! This month, we tackle Victorian-era spiritualism with a heavy emphasis on the spooky and the scary, from seances to cheesecloth regurgitation to very creative entrail storage.||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 6: Mummies||What makes a mummy? We’re going to wrap our heads around that question this month as we explore the world of the supremely deceased and thoroughly preserved. Egyptian mummies! Bog mummies! Karloff mummies? And hey, did somebody say pyramids?? Also,||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 5: Kaiju & Dinosaurs||What, exactly, is a kaiju? How did Godzilla go from walking natural disaster to jolly protector of Japan? How many terrible dinosaur cartoons did the 80’s and 90’s leave in its wake? All of these answers await you in this month’s podcast.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTangent 4: Cars||“How car go vroom?” Oh. Oh, buddy. We gonna’ tell you how car go vroom. From parts to maintenance to driving tips to “suck, squish, bang, blow” (write that last one down), we cover everything you could possibly need to know about that metal b||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|