Jurassic World opened this weekend to big crowds but mixed reviews from the scientific community. On today’s show a paleoartist takes issue with the film’s inaccurate depiction of dinosaurs.
Then, from tips for Hollywood filmmakers, to tips for aspiring comics, a comedy insider, and former editor of The Onion, explains what it takes to earn a living making people laugh.
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John Conway is a paleo-artist and co-host of the Tetrapod Zoology podcast – he wrote about the faulty science behind Jurassic World’s dinosaurs when the trailer first came out a year ago, and now that he’s finally seen the movie, he's ready to give his final verdict.
A slide show of John Conway's work can be found at this link: Paleoartist Laments Jurassic World's Old-Fashioned Dinosaurs
Whether shepherding sheep or drawing a wagon, some domesticated animals appear to benefit from being put to work – house-cats are not among them. Nate Dimeo of The Memory Palace brings us our next story, of a rather twisted cold war plan to employ a cat to spy on the Russians.
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If a friend or loved one has ever asked you to cat or dog sit, you know it can be, at worst a mild inconvenience and at best a fun little diversion, but now imagine being called upon to take care of a pet jellyfish…what would that entail? Elliot Rambach brings us this story.
If you've ever dreamed of making a career out of being funny, you might want to read Joe Randazzo's book first: Funny On Purpose: The Definitive Guide To An Unpredictable Career In Comedy.