[Octopodcast]: Episode 4, Interview with Kat Bolstad (Tintenfisch)

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I'm pleased to announce Episode 4 of the Octopodcast. This month we interview New Zealand's Kat Bolstad about her work with cephalopods, with a small dose of Neil sprinkled in, much to her chagrin. :grin:

    [URL2=http://www.tonmo.com/octopodcast/]Visit our Octopodcast page to download and listen now![/URL2]

    Once again I want to offer great thanks to Kat for her time on this, and for her involvement with TONMO.com. Thanks T!
     
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    So it appears Kat compresses better than previous interviews-- I haven't listened to it yet, but I expect it's not because she's got a lower signal-to-noise ratio :wink:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Yes, and the sound quality is a much better this time... I think I've finally figured out a system for this.
     
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    Saw this posted up, grabbed a cold one, and sat down for a listen...fantastic ! Kat is one great lady, and the interview was superb...



    greg
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Much more noise, much less signal. :wink:

    So much for limiting the 'um's on my end. Ah well. :roll:
     
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    um... Architeuthis Supporter

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    Is that an invitation?
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    She talks of you often, sweetums, dear Sir Dr Ummm..........
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Somebody's bitter and grasping at straws... (and it's not Um... )

    :twisted:
     
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    um... Architeuthis Supporter

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    Yes, I prefer to be considered mildly acerbic. What was this business about nidamental glands in male squid? Can any details be accessed now, or must one wait?
     
  10. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I was inspired by your comments on pronunciation in this broadcast to suggest: could you make a section for sound bites of how to properly pronounce all these scientific names? And put sound bites (and maybe phoenetic spellings) of, e.g. mesonchyteuthis, architeuthis, belemite, vampyroteuthis, ciac, cranchid, ... and other words common around here in writing but not so much in everyday speech?
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool idea. We may wind up with friendly debates over 'kephalopod' vs 'sephalopod'... :wink:

    I think the paper on the males with nidamentals will be published in the conference proceedings; at least, that's where I assume the authors (Hoving, Lipinski, Roeleveld, Durholtz & Melo) will be submitting.

    As for the words above... I would say:

    Mesonchyteuthis (Mee-ZON-ee-ko-TOO-thiss)
    Architeuthis (AR-ki-too-thiss)
    Vampyroteuthis (Vam-PIE-ro-too-thiss)
    Belemnite (BELL-em-night... right, fossilophiles?)
    CIAC ('kayak')
    Cranchiid (cran-CHEE-id)
    Neil Diamond (ANN-tee-squid)
     
  12. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Thanks.

    Actually, maybe it would be a good idea to come up with a glossary as well as pronunciation guide for TONMO... since I've frequently had to look up words I see around here. Of course, some of the words I've needed to look up probably wouldn't make the TONMO glossary-- "tonsurophobia" comes to mind.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Monty.... great ideas. A glossary is on my long-standing list of things I'd like to add to TONMO.com.... the sound bytes and phonetic spellings are a great idea.
     
  14. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Just got thru, great podcast :notworth: :notworth: thanks to both Tony and Cat.

    I've allways said ba-LEM-nite, or at least thats how it sounds when I read it.

    Cevin

    or
     
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    RO-CKHO-PEAR? Sound about right, Kat?

    Looking forward to hearing it.
    Cheers!
     
  16. Euprymna

    Euprymna O. vulgaris Registered

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    Yeah, I have always been confused about the pronounciation of the word cephalopod. Considering its greek origin, I think we should pronounce it like them. Cephal means head and is pronounced Ke-FAL so I think its most appropriate to pronounce cephalopod like that. However, my french origin keeps telling me that CE should always be pronounced sssss and not KKK...:bugout:

    Oh and episode 4 was very cool to listen to! congrats kat and tony

    eups
     
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    Just listened to the broadcast, didn't realize I could since I don't have an Ipod. Great broadcast, and really interesting.
     
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    Uh oh- in New Zealandese?
     
  19. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    That's 'Nyoi Zull-und-uyz' to you. :wink:

    And Jesse... ROCK-opp-air!! :roflmao:
     
  20. Infusoria

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    Ok, I'm sensing a CIAC in-joke here. What is the significance of 'ROCK-opp-air'?

    !Fush und chups...
     

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