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The Biology of Superheroes Podcast

"Where does the science meet the fiction?" Find out by tuning in to The Biology of Superheroes Podcast, a fun listen for superhero or fantasy fans of any age. On the show, Shane Campbell-Staton (evolutionary biologist and National Science Foundation fellow) sits down with "fellow geek" and co-host Arien Darby (marketing manager at Warner Brothers Entertainment Group) to discuss the familiar monsters and superhuman archetypes that make up science fiction, explore why these figures have captured popular consciousness, and decipher if there is any scientific reality to their stories. Each episode welcomes other scientific experts to join in the conversation, making superheroes a gateway to learning about a vast range of topics. The first two episodes featuring Marvel Comics' Spiderman, for example, turn into a deep dive on the behavior and biomechanics of web building in spiders and the engineering potential of silk. Despite the name, the hosts don't limit the conversation to superheroes; for example, an episode from May 2019 took on the biology of dragons at the same time audiences across the globe were captivated by the final season of the fantasy television series Game of Thrones.
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March 6th, 2020
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February 13th, 2020 at 10:55am
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February 28th, 2020 at 10:40am
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