Binary System Podcast #113 – WTNV episode 121 “A Story of Love and Horror, Part 1: Barks”

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Binary System Podcast #113 – WTNV episode 121 “A Story of Love and Horror, Part 1: Barks”

This week the twins are recapping the pre-Valentine’s Day return of Night Vale, featuring one of Night Vale’s newest romantic couples, a pair that is so cute and well-adjusted we’re wondering exactly how it’s all going to go horribly horribly wrong.

And never being one to stick to a topic, we also talk about hangover cures, Oscar-nominations, cosplay possibilities for the upcoming convention season, and Stephen King books that are not allowed in our homes.

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This week’s outro music was a clip from “Riches and Wonders” by Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff. You can hear the full song at minute 14:25 on this week’s Night Vale episode.

Kind of a correction except not really: The concept Kathryn was talking about that’s related to the Theory of Relativity is called Time Dilation, and there’s a fascinating article about it here. It turns out that people in an airplane actually DO age more slowly due to moving faster through space. However, weaker gravity makes you move FASTER in time, and planes travel high enough in the atmosphere that they’re at a lower gravity, which cancels out the effects from the speed. Sorry, frequent flyers, you’re just as old as the rest of us. Now people traveling on high-speed RAIL however…

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