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Geek Pop: November 2011

Beans boys

This month’s podcast is a chocolate box of geeky treats – songs about dinosaurs, robots, space and… er… baked beans. Hayley wonders what the point of a mayfly is. Jim plays teacher, sending us all off to do our homework like good little children (see below in the Geek Poll). And The Hornblower Brothers do some right proper Northern accents. Lovely.

Here is November’s Spotify list. Click here for the bumper list – all the songs we’ve ever played on the Geek Pop podcast, which is millions. Oh, alright, it’s not… but nearly. This month’s download links are below:

Here Come the Dinosaurs – MJ Hibbett

Fools Gold – The Stone Roses

Autumn Constellations Song (YouTube link)

Android with a Heart – The Hornblower Brothers

FULL PLAY: His Last Few Days: Mayfly – Mind Map That (Mind Map That link)

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Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab.
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geek pop sessions: the particle zoo by nerd song

Hello dear friends. Today we’re beginning a trial of a new podcast format, so bear with us. Instead of releasing Geek Pop live sessions on our live sessions page as we have done for the last year, we’re going to be releasing them right here in the podcast feed. We’ll be sticking to the 5-song format for the regular monthly podcast, which means in total… (maths required)… you get 6 podcasts instead of 5!

In the coming months we hope to be bringing you interviews and all sorts of extra goodies in our live sessions podcasts, but while we get ourselves sorted out, here’s a quick one from Nerd Song. Oh, also, they made a little video of it just for us (but you probably already saw that). Thanks to SciCast for alerting us to their genius.

THE SONG: The Particle Zoo – Nerd Song

People used to think that An atom was fundamentally indivisible Now we really know that Matter is made of 24 different particlesWe’ve classified these fundamentals Into groups called quarks and leptons 12 in each makes 24

Now, quarks are really kinda strange Because of their gluon exchange They only come in 2s or 3s

Up quark, down quark, strange quark, charm quark, top quark, and a bottom too. These 6 things are all a part of the standard particle zoo

It’s time for us to move along From quarks over to the lepton The other fundamental group

Now, half the leptons carry charge The other half, by and large, Don’t really interact at all

Electron, muon, tau and corresponding neutrinos too These 6 things are all a part of the standard particle zoo

Some of you may have figured out That particles have been left out Exactly half, to be precise

Each particle has got a twin, An opposite-behaving thing That’s called an antiparticle

Every quark and lepton has an antiparticle too These 12 things are all a part of the standard particle zoo

The particles aren’t finished yet We’ve got some things called bosons That are carriers for every force

Electromagnetic and weak and strong Are carried by 4 gauge bosons But gravity is unresolved

Photons, gluons, w and z bosons for force mediation But we haven’t yet confirmed the particle for gravitation

People used to think that An atom was fundamentally indivisible Now we really know that Matter is made of 24 different particles

PRSSubscribe to our podcast feed through iTunes or Google. It’s like, totally free. That’s not all though. You’ll also receive a bunch of free music downloads from our previous festivals. And if you’re looking for the online archive, it’s here.

Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab.
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