The Biology of Superheroes Podcast
TBOSP Minisode 1: October 2019

TBOSP Minisode 1: October 2019

October 15, 2019

Shane and Arien catchup on what's new in the worlds of comic books and science, share reviews, and answer comic book queries directly from YOU!

Episode 12: The Black Panther - Bio-Inspired Engineering and Genetics of Wakanda

Episode 12: The Black Panther - Bio-Inspired Engineering and Genetics of Wakanda

October 1, 2019

In the Season 2 premiere we explore Black Panther and the world of Wakanda live at the 2019 International Wildlife Film Festival. Billy Almon and Dr. Sebastian Alvarado join in to chat about bio-inspiration, sustainability and explore the roles of culture and genetics in shaping this incredible population. Check it out!

The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2 Promo

The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2 Promo

September 23, 2019

WE'RE BACK. Take a listen to get a sneak peak at what's in store for The Biology of Superheroes Podcast Season 2!

Episode 11: Game of Thrones - The Biology of Dragons

Episode 11: Game of Thrones - The Biology of Dragons

May 26, 2019

NO LAST SEASON SPOILERS! In this episode, we explore the biology of the dragons of Game of Thrones. We interview Dr. Bret Tobalske, Director of the University of Montana Flight Laboratory. We chat about the evolution and biomechanics of flight, the physiology of large reptiles and the biology of fire breathing. I'm joined in The Lab by special guest co-host, actor and comedian Ted Limpert. Check out the latest and greatest of TBOSP!

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Episode 10: The Immortal Iron Fist - Biology of a Living Weapon

Episode 10: The Immortal Iron Fist - Biology of a Living Weapon

April 16, 2019

In this episode, we explore the biology of Danny Rand, AKA The Immortal Iron Fist! We dig into biomechanics of extreme movement, compensating for extreme forces and evolutionary tradeoffs of extreme performance. We chat with Dr. Sheila Patek of Duke University, who studies evolutionary biomechanics to get the lowdown on The Protector of K’un-Lun and nature’s real life Iron Fist, the mantis shrimp. How fast is the fastest strike in the Tree of Life? What would happen if The Iron Fist punched Luke Cage? Is it even possible to generate light and heat with a single punch? Take a listen a find out!

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Episode 9: Evolution and Genetics in the Star Trek Universe

Episode 9: Evolution and Genetics in the Star Trek Universe

February 2, 2019

In this episode, we take a look at the Star Trek Universe! We explore evolution, genetics, the search for intelligent alien life and interspecies boot-knocking. We chat with Dr. Mohamed Noor of Duke University, an evolutionary geneticist and author of Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek can teach us about Evolution, Genetics and Life on Other Worlds. Could alien nanobots actually evolve? Is it possible that Captain Kirk has illegitimate alien babies running around the galaxy? Take a listen a find out!

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Minisode: TPWKY Zombie Crossover (Alternate Ending)

Minisode: TPWKY Zombie Crossover (Alternate Ending)

January 19, 2019

Because we just can't get enough of The Erins, we had to post this alternate ending to our epic crossover with This Podcast Will Kill You. The Erins nerd out with us about superpowers and send us all back to the wonderful memories 90's young adult scifi. Just...the...best

Episode 8: Venom - The Biology of Extremophiles and Symbiosis

Episode 8: Venom - The Biology of Extremophiles and Symbiosis

December 9, 2018

In this episode we take a look at Spiderman's longtime nemesis, Venom. We explore the character's origins, what it would take to survive on an asteroid headed towards earth and the amazing biological phenomena that can result from symbiotic relationships. We interview Dr. Heather Olins, whose research focuses on the biology of marine extremophiles and Dr. John McCutcheon who studies symbiosis in the natural world.  Take a listen and enjoy!

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Episode 7: The Walking Dead- Biology of the Zombie Apocalypse

Episode 7: The Walking Dead- Biology of the Zombie Apocalypse

October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! This episode is one part of a very special 2-part crossover event with This Podcast Will Kill You. We chat with Dr. Erin Welsh and Dr. Erin Allmann-Updyke about death, epidemics and behavior manipulating parasites. How do we diagnose death? What happens in our bodies after we die? Is it possible that parasites could manipulate rotting corpses to feast on the unsuspecting masses? Take a listen and find out!!!

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Episode 6: Jurassic Park (Part 2) - The Biology of Ancient Communication

Episode 6: Jurassic Park (Part 2) - The Biology of Ancient Communication

October 11, 2018

We're back!!! In this episode we sit down with Dr. Evan Kingsley, a developmental biologist at Harvard Medical School, to chat about dinosaur sounds. What did dinosaurs sound like and how can we learn about animal sounds from millions of years ago? Take a listen and find out!

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