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UEN SciFi Friday

UEN SciFi Friday offers a weekly science fiction feature film from the heyday of SciFi – the 1920’s to 1970’s. Join other Utah science fiction movie fans after the film for an accompanying podcast where Utah scientists discuss topics from the movie

Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:43:47 MDT

Copyright: Utah Education Network

The 39 Steps

Fri, 13 November 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Narratologist and writer Paul Ketzle discusses science and storytelling and the film The 39 Steps.

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Abilene Town

Fri, 6 November 2015 12:01:39 MDT

Mark Brunson, Professor of Environment and Society at Utah State University, discusses conflict over natural resources, the iUTAH project and the SciFi Friday Western films "Abilene Town," "The Sundowners," "The Big Trees" and "Angel and the Badman."

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Anatomy of a Psycho

Fri, 3 October 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Theresa Martinez, Assistant Vice President for Academic Outreach at the University of Utah, explains how people can get help accessing higher education and discusses the attitudes about women and education in the film “Anatomy of a Psycho.”

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And Then There Were None

Fri, 21 August 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Chrisoula Andreou, professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah, discusses logical problem-solving and argumentation in the classic mystery film, “And Then There Were None.”

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The Ape Man

Thu, 24 January 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Ape Keeper Cameron Hastie of Utah's Hogle Zoo, discusses primates and the film The Ape Man.

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April Fool's 2012

Fri, 30 March 2012 12:01:39 MDT

Teresa Latta, an APRN at Primary Children’s Hospital, discusses science and technology in an NICU, cuteness and the 1939 Shirley Temple film, “The Little Princess”.

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Atom Age Vampire

Thu, 5 March 2009 16:16:39 MDT

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Assistant Professor of  Radiology at the University of Utah, talks about radiation and the Atom Age Vampire.

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The Atomic Blonde

Thu, 18 January 2007 16:16:39 MDT

Physicist George Williams of the University of Utah discusses the hydrogen bomb and the film The Atomic Blonde.

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The Atomic Brain

Fri, 16 December 2011 16:16:39 MDT

Dr. Kalani Raphael, transplant nephrologist at the University of Utah College of Medicine and the Veterans Administration hospital, discusses how "The Atomic Brain" portrayal of a mind transfer differs from actual organ transplant procedures.

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Attack of the Giant Leeches

Mon, 8 May 2006 09:30:39 MDT

Biologist Don Feener of the University of Utah discusses leeches and the film Attack of the Giant Leeches.

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Beach Girls and the Monster

Fri, 2 December 2011 09:30:39 MDT

Professor Meredith Metzger of Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Utah discusses how ocean waves can be used to generate electricity and how she engages students in learning complex subjects.

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Beast from Haunted Cave

Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:30:39 MDT

Avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon of the Utah Forest Service discusses outdoor safety and the film The Beast From Haunted Cave.

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Wed, 24 October 2012 12:01:39 MDT

Landon Weeks, UEN media production assistant and film student discusses the low budget movie Beast of Yucca Flats and how digital technology has changed how films are made and released.

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Fri, 24 October 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Teacher Paul Ramsey and students from the Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES) discuss the film “The Beast of Yucca Flats.”

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Beneath the 12 Mile Reef

Fri, 24 September 2010 12:01:39 MDT

Biologist Lynn Bohs of the University of Utah discusses sustainability, her work with new plant species, natural sponge harvesting and the film “Beneath the 12 Mile Reef.”

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Black Dragons

Fri, 24 October 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Plastic surgeon Grant R. Fairbanks discusses reconstructive surgery and the film The Black Dragons.

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The Black Raven

Fri, 18 September 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Roger Sweeney, Curator of Tracy Aviary, discusses the difference between ravens and crows.

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Fri, 19 November 2010 12:01:39 MDT

Dr. Jack Broughton, zooarchaeologist at the University of Utah, uses a colony of dermestid beetles to assist in his work to prepare vertebrate specimens.

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Mon, 16 October 2006 11:38:39 MDT

Behavioral scientist Anton Tolman of Utah Valley University discusses the science behind forensic psychology.

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Bowery At Midnight

Wed, 19 October 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Psychology professor Harry Hughes of Salt Lake Community College discusses social science, Bela Lugosi and the film Bowery at Midnight.

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The Boys From Brooklyn

Fri, 23 October 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Tori Baker, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Film Society, discusses how technology has influenced the ways films are created and received since the time of the 1952 film “The Boys From Brooklyn.”

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Brain From Planet Arous

Fri, 21 October 2011 09:30:39 MDT

Professor Greg Clark of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses the human brain and the film “Brain From Planet Arous.”

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Fri, 26 May 2006 09:30:39 MDT

Professor Greg Clark of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses the human brain and the film The Brain That Would Not Die.

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The Brainiac

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:02:39 MDT

Lynn Webster of Lifetree Clinical Research and Pain Clinic discusses the psychology of pain management.

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Bride of the Gorilla

Fri, 15 June 2012 11:02:39 MDT

Dr. Jonathan Marshall, professor in the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, discusses snakes and the scientific credibility of the movie Bride of the Gorilla.

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Bride of the Monster

Mon, 11 February 2011 11:02:39 MDT

Dr. Brian Avery is associate director of the Great Salt Lake Institute and associate professor of biology at Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

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Bucket of Blood

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:56:39 MDT

Art Historian Monty Paret of the University of Utah discusses Beat culture, sculpture and the film Bucket of Blood.

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Captain Kidd

Mon, 1 September 2010 08:56:39 MDT

Dr. Steve Hess, CIO of the University of Utah, discusses Captain Kidd and digital piracy.

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Carnival of Souls

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 08:56:39 MDT

Clinical psychologist James L. Poulton discusses schizophrenia and the film Carnival of Souls.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2010 08:56:39 MDT

Registered dietician Elena Yorgason discusses the reality of stress-induced compulsive eating in connection with the fictional character played by Audrey Hepburn in the classic mystery movie Charade.

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A Christmas Wish

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:56:39 MDT

Lien Fan Shen of the Film and Media Arts department at the University of Utah discusses animation and the A Christmas Wish/The Great Rupert.

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Circus of Fear

Thurs, 19 Feb 2009 08:56:39 MDT

David Neville and Steve Hadden of the Utah Health Department discuss the health risks seen in Circus of Fear.

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The Corpse Vanishes

Thurs, 15 Oct 2009 08:56:39 MDT

David M. Cottle, director of the experimental music studios at the University of Utah School of Music, discusses the film The Corpse Vanishes and the relationship between math and music.

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Cosmic Man

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:56:39 MDT

Steve Corbato, Director of Cyber Infrastructure at the University of Utah, discusses the how 21st century technology relates to The Cosmic Man.

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The Crawling Hand

Mon, 24 July 2006 08:07:39 MDT

Physicist Pierre Sokolsky of the University of Utah discusses cosmic rays and the film The Crawling Hand.

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Curse of the Aztec Mummy

Fri, 15 December 2006 13:32:39 MDT

Anthropologist Ewa Wasilewska of the University of Utah discusses mummies and the film Curse of the Aztec Mummy.

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Curse of the Faceless Man

Fri, 17 April 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Professor Brenda Mann of the University of Utah’s Department of Bioengineering discusses artificial skin and the film Curse of the Faceless Man.

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Dark Eyes of London

Tue, 16 December 2008 10:12:39 MDT

Civil engineer Kraig Johnson discusses waterway cleanup and the film The Dark Eyes of London.

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The Day the Sky Exploded

Fri, 20 April 2012 10:12:39 MDT

Bangladesh scholar Nazmus Saquib, a University of Utah graduate student in Computational Engineering and Science, discusses international scientific teamwork and the movie "The Day the Sky Expoded."

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The Day of the Triffids

Thu, 28 September 2006 10:12:39 MDT

Biologist Jim Ehleringer of the University of Utah discusses carnivorous plants and the film The Day of the Triffids.

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Dead Men Walk

Fri, 20 March 2009 10:12:39 MDT

Dr. Lolita Nicolova, founder of the International Institute of Anthropology and adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, discusses the film Deadmen Walk.

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Death Kiss

Fri, 4 Dec 2009 10:12:39 MDT

Jeremy Nielsen of Spy Hop Productions discusses technology and filmmaking.

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Dementia 13

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:54:39 MDT

Clinical Psychologist Dr. James L. Poulton discusses appropriate ways to treat someone with a mental illness.

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Destination Moon

Thurs, 4 Feb 2010 08:54:39 MDT

Astrophysicist Inese Ivers of the University of Utah discusses the realities of launching a space mission.

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The Devil Bat

Thu, 7 September 2006 09:45:39 MDT

Zookeeper and bat trainer Julia Bart of Utah's Hogle Zoo discusses bat behavior and the film The Devil Bat.

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Devil Girl From Mars

Fri, 7 October 2011 10:46:39 MDT

Robert Bigelow, Education Specialist at the Clark Planetarium discusses the math of large numbers and unintended humor in the film "Devil Girl from Mars."

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Devil Girl From Mars

Thu, 2 November 2006 10:46:39 MDT

Literature scholar Jessica Straley of the University of Utah discusses gender roles and the film Devil Girl from Mars.

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Dick Tracey and the Spider Gang

Fri, 2 January 2008 10:46:39 MDT

Weber State University professors Brent Horn and Russ Dean discuss the fiction of Dick Tracey vs. the reality crime scene investigations and lab work.

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Dick Tracey Meets Gruesome

Fri, 4 September 2009 10:46:39 MDT

Julie Buck, professor of Criminal Justice at Weber State College, discusses issues of eyewitness memory and Dick Tracy’s problematic investigative methods in the film “Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome.”

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Fri, 12 July 2013 10:39:39 MDT

Jonathan Tward of the University of Utah's Department of Radiation Oncology discusses iridium poisoning, radiation treatment and the classic murder mystery, "D.O.A."

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Doctor of Doom

Fri, 16 July 2010 10:46:39 MDT

Psychologist Dr. Jason Watson of the Brain Institute discusses the notion of brain transplant, ethics and the film "Doctor of Doom."

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Dungeon of Harrow

Wed, 2 January 2013 10:46:39 MDT

Dr. Gary Oderda, professor and director of the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center at the University of Utah, discusses international medicine and the film Dungeon of Harrow.

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Mon, 14 August 2006 08:07:39 MDT

Anthropologist Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah discusses human evolution, cavemen and the film Eegah!

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The Evil Mind

Thurs, 12 February 2009 08:07:39 MDT

Clinical psychologist Stephen Sheppard of the University of Utah Drug and Alcohol Clinic discusses addiction and the film The Evil Mind.

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First Spaceship on Venus

Fri, 17 June 2011 08:07:39 MDT

Rich Finlinson talks with Dr. Stacy Palen about The First Spaceship on Venus. Palen is professor of physics at Weber State University in Ogden.

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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Fri, 2 July 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Brenda van der Wiel, University of Utah costume designer and professor, discusses the design process for theater costuming and the film “Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe.”

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The Flying Serpent

Fri, 24 Apr 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Classics professor Margaret Toscano of the University of Utah discusses mythology and the film The Flying Serpent.

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Fog Island

Fri, 10 October 2008 12:01:39 MDT

Mechanical engineer Stacy Morris Bamberg of the University of Utah discusses booby trap design and the film Fog Island.

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The Fury of Wolfman

Thurs, 23 July 2009 12:01:39 MDT

Kevin D. Bunnell, Mammals Coordinator of the Utah Division Of Wildlife Resources, discusses the truth about wolves and the film The Fury of the Wolfman.

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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:30:39 MDT

Bryan Taylor of Questar Gas Company talks about energy conservation and the technology of home lighting as portrayed in the 1940 classic thriller, “Gaslight.”

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The Ghost

Fri, 12 December 2008 09:30:39 MDT

Physical therapy professor Kenneth Freeman of Salt Lake Community College discusses paralysis and the film The Ghost.

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The Ghoul

Tues, 20 November 2012 09:30:39 MDT

David Hess, director of the Mortuary Science program at Salt Lake Community College, discusses The Ghoul and the wide range of knowledge and skills that are required in today's funeral industry.

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Giant From the Unknown

Fri, 24 August 2012 09:30:39 MDT

Dr. Sam Zeveloff, a Presidential Distinguished Professorin the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, discusses dormancy and the film Giant from the Unknown.

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The Giant Gila Monster

Mon, 22 May 2006 09:30:39 MDT

Zookeeper Shane Provstgaard of Utah Hogle Zoo discusses reptiles and the film The Giant Gila Monster.

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Giant Spider Invasion

Mon, 22 May 2006 09:30:39 MDT

Mechanical Engineer Jake Abbott of the Telerobotics Lab at the University of Utah discusses robotics and technology in the film Giant Spider Invasion.

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Godzilla vs. Megalon

Fri, 5 January 2007 16:23:39 MDT

Mechanical Engineer Sanford Meek of the University of Utah discusses robotics and the film Godzilla vs. Megalon.

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Goliath and the Vampires

Fri, 18 December 2009 16:23:39 MDT

Patricia Eisenman, Associate Dean of the University of Utah’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, discusses physical strength.

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Hands of a Stranger

Thur, 20 Dec 2007 13:20:39 MDT

Mechanical Engineer Sanford Meek of the University of Utah discusses hand transplantation and the film Hands of a Stranger.

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Fri, 30 March 2007 16:16:39 MDT

Social worker Jacci Graham of the Utah Grandfamilies program discusses children raised by grandparents and the film Heidi.

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Fri, 11 May 2012 16:16:39 MDT

Dr. Maria Newton, Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah, discusses Hercules as portrayed in film and psychosocial aspects of fitness.

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The Hideous Sun Demon

Thu, 3 June 2010 16:16:39 MDT

Dr. Thunder Jalili, Associate Professor in the Division of Nutrition in the College of Health at the University of Utah, discusses health benefits of sun exposure and the film The Hideous Sun Demon.

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Horror Express

Mon, 24 Apr 2009 08:29:39 MDT

Cynthia Furse, Vice President of Research at the University of Utah, discusses the ethics of research and the film Horror Express.

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Horror Hotel

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 08:29:39 MDT

History professor Eric Hinderaker of the University of Utah discusses the Salem Witch trials and the film Horror Hotel.

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Horrors of Spider Island

Mon, 28 Jan 2011 08:29:39 MDT

Silvia Torti, biologist, writer and manager of the University of Utah's Rio Mesa Center, discusses field research and the film "Horrors of Spider Island".

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House on Haunted Hill

Mon, 6 Mar 2006 08:27:39 MDT

Psychology professor Don Strassberg of the University of Utah discusses hysteria and the film House On Haunted Hill.

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I Bury the Living

Wed, 3 December 2008 15:30:39 MDT

Mathematics professor Kathy Eppler of Salt Lake Community College discusses probability theory and the film I Bury the Living.

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The Incredible Petrified World

Fri, 10 April 2009 15:30:39 MDT

Geologist Matt Heumann of the University of Utah discusses the caves in the film “The Incredible Petrified World.”

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The Indestructable Man

Thu, 30 November 2006 15:30:39 MDT

Kalynn Filion, Health Program Specialist for the Utah Department of Health's Cancer Program, discusses cancer and the film The Indestructible Man.

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Invastion of the Animal People

Fri, 27 May 2011 15:30:39 MDT

Matt Pinnell and Dave Hoagland of Revolution Manufacturing in Orem, Utah, discuss ski technology and the movie Invasion of the Animal People.

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Invasion of the Vampires

Wed, 22 November 2006 09:36:39 MDT

Pathology professor Karen Nielsen of the University of Utah discusses blood and the film Invasion of the Vampires.

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The Invisible Ghost

Thurs, 20 November 2008 09:36:39 MDT

Neuropsychologist Erin Bigler of Brigham Young University discusses brain function, perception and the film The Invisible Ghost.

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Fri, 7 May 2010 09:30:39 MDT

Biologist Leslie Sieburth of the University of Utah discusses genetic mutation in plants and the film Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Jamaica Inn

Mon, 9 September 2010 09:30:39 MDT

Troy Jessup, Network Security Analyst for Utah Education Network, discusses parallels between internet crime and the piracy depicted in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 film “Jamaica Inn.”

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Kennel Murder Case

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:30:39 MDT

Professor Kerry Rood of Utah State University discusses veterinary science and the film "The Kennel Murder Case."

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The Killer Shrews

Mon, 5 Jun 2006 09:30:39 MDT

Eric A. Rickart, Curator of Vertebrates at the Utah Museum of Natural History, discusses shrews and the film The Killer Shrews.

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Killers from Space

Wed, 30 August 2006 14:35:39 MDT

Hypnotherapist Denise Lynch discusses hypnosis and the film Killers From Space.

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King of the Zombies

Fri, 20 May 2011 14:35:39 MDT

Jim Watts, Senior Mechanical Engineer with the Utah Center for Aerospace Innovation and Design at Weber State University discusses some of the technical problems with King of the Zombies.

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King Solomon's Mines

Wed, 24 February 2011 14:35:39 MDT

Vincent Cheng of the University of Utah discusses science, racism and the film "King Solomon's Mines".

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The Lady Vanishes

Wed, 21 January 2011 14:35:39 MDT

UDOT Project Director Teri Newell discusses engineering, transportation and the film "The Lady Vanishes".

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The Last Man On Earth

Fri, 17 November 2006 10:46:39 MDT

Professor Robert Fujinami of the University of Utah’s Neurology and Pathology departments discusses viral diseases and the film The Last Man On Earth.

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The Last Woman On Earth

Thur, 26 February 2008 10:46:39 MDT

Anthropologist Mercedes Ward of the University of Utah discusses human relationships and the film The Last Woman on Earth.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Fri, 25 August 2006 08:07:39 MDT

Biologist Lynn Bohs of the University of Utah discusses the Venus Fly Trap in the film Little Shop Of Horrors.

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The Living Head

Fri, 29 September 2011 08:07:39 MDT

Lori Hunsaker, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office, discusses archaeology and the film "The Living Head."

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The Lost Continent

Fri, 8 July 2011 08:07:39 MDT

Dr. Jerry Harris examines dinosaur footprints at the Liujiaxia Dinosaur National Geopark in Gansu Province, China, 2008. Listen to him discuss the movie Lost Continent in the podcast.

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Man Beast

Fri, 24 June 2011 11:55:39 MDT

Graduate students Maura Hahnenberger and Carolyn Stwertka discuss Man Beast and how it relates to Atmospheric Sciences.

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The Man Who Changed His Mind

Fri, 15 July 2011 11:55:39 MDT

University of Utah graduate student Eve Miller talks about the 1936 Boris Karloff movie "The Man Who Changed His Mind," and previews her doctoral research on the psychology of memory and cognition in natural vs. urban environments.

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The Man Who Could Work Miracles

Fri, 16 September 2011 11:55:39 MDT

University of Utah philosophy professor Mariam Thalos discusses unlimited power and corruption in the 1937 British comedy "The Man Who Could Work Miracles."

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The Manster

Wed, 13 September 2006 11:55:39 MDT

History professor Matt Basso of the University of Utah discusses race and gender in the film The Manster.

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March of the Wooden Soldiers

Fri, 21 December 2012 11:55:39 MDT

Brian Saam of the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy discusses the physics and physical humor of Laurel and Hardy in the film March of the Wooden Soldiers.

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Mars Attacks the World

Wed, 13 September 2006 11:55:39 MDT

Mike Murray of Utah’s Clark Planetarium discusses the red planet and the film Mars Attacks The World.

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