Andrea and Casey are grappling with what it is to be intelligent this time on ThunkTink – sticking to those easy, non-contentious topics. Ideas bounced around our collective brains include: Can we test if animals can discriminate between twins? How do we best “share” intelligence? How do we best “support” its development – what does the even mean? Are more intelligent species more adaptive to new environments? Can we come up with a better way to display and communicate someone’s intelligence (rather than grades/IQ scores)???
Better late than never! ThunkTink is back from a summer break and Casey and Andrea are talking innovation in Literature. Could we make a light book series told from the perspective of a horse? Why aren’t there more sports themed novels? Casey rants a bit about the Bear Grylls choose your own adventure show on Netflix. But that leads us to discuss how role-playing and storytelling might be useful in empathic understanding and working through issues as a form of virtual therapy! Ideas coming in from all sides on another ThunkTink brainstorming session!
After a brief recording break, Andrea and Casey are back to brainstorm – this time about intellectual property! Can they sort through the chaos to find the perfect IP to remake? Who owns a cat video really, the owner or the cat? And then they just kind of tangent off about science and intellectual property before being cut short by the podcast pups! A true return to form for ThunkTink.
This week’s topic on ThunkTink: theology. Come along on a quick jaunt through weaponry and symbols associated with specific gods before getting swept along on a commercial effort requiring mass amounts of holy water. That being said, neither of us were raised in religious households, our ignorance shows, and we mean no offense with any of our ramblings. Our apologies well ahead of time!
Returning to their regularly scheduled program, Casey and Andrea find themselves thrown into the field of warfare, because after one has already discussed mines, why not? Treading the razor wire thin line between dark humor and just dark, they explore ways to minimize the impact of war–preferably making it obsolete along the way.
The stunning conclusion of our podcast channel branding brainstorming session to which you already know the result! Would you have expected it to involve weaver birds and mythological islands though? Andrea and Casey also discuss whether this is going to be a channel/podcast for kids or just one they try to make accessible to anyone. Much discussion of how brand identity shapes show production and also Disney’s Gargoyles and Mighty Ducks cartoons! Because tangents!
ThunkTink is back this week with a special episode where we forgo the format and try to brainstorm the name of our podcast channel! You know the results, but find out the journey to get there! It involves a lot of alliteration, acronyms, horse medications, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Swedish meatballs! WARNING: Some mild cursing in the the scrodcast section, so skip that if you are listening with those that would offend!
It’s time for episode 6 of Curiopoda’s ThunkTink! Still getting their podcasting feet wet, Casey and Andrea jump right in to explore underwater diving. Inspired by random words—some on-the-nose, others not so much—and getting submerged in an unexpected research arc, they introduce parades and fireworks to the underwater landscape!
Join Curiopoda in another space-themed episode of ThunkTink! This episode, Casey and Andrea leave satellites and recycling behind to focus on Earth’s sister planet, Venus. Tag along with them as random words steer them towards remote sampling, material erosion, and…aliens? Is the second planet from the sun appealing enough to set up shop on a semi-permanent basis?
Another ThunkTink minisode – this time a mashup of Discrete Mathematics and Sexual Ethics. WARNING: As the title suggests, this episode may not be appropriate for all listeners and there is some explicit content discussed within. In the highlights from these sessions we hear Casey and Andrea brainstorm about optimal tectonic plate formations, inns specifically for bisexuals, and biogeographic barriers to the spread of the practice and cultural acceptance of BDSM! It’s a trip!