Season 9 Episode 15: When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11 with Professor Philip Moriarty

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade and special guest author/YouTuber/physicist Prof. Philip Moriarty get their spandex on to discuss his new book 'When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11'. The guys listen and try to keep up as Prof. Philip talks about the link between quantum mechanics and heavy metal music. 

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Season 9 Episode 14: All Aboard the D-Train

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade take a look at the human penis (AKA Satan’s Serpent, The Lap Lizard, The Skin Flute, The Alabama Black Snake, etc.). The guys look at what the research says about the male penis regarding the size, what women prefer, if a male's height and foot length are a good determinant for length, and the current limitations regarding this area of study?

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Season 9 Episode 13: Gambling- What are the odds?

August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

In this episode Byrne and Wade take a look at some of the statistical smoke and mirrors of your chances of winning when gambling. The guys take the complex and deceptive and break it down into an easy to understand way. Spoiler Alert: The house always wins.
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Problem Gambling (Australia)- https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/problem-gambling
National Council on Problem Gambling (US) https://www.ncpgambling.org/ 

 
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Season 9 Episode 12: Your Questions Answered

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade answer your questions ranging from Quantum Mechanics, to Climate Change, and even questions about why Byrne shorter than the average Australian male.

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Season 9 Episode 11: Things we are “overdue” for

July 18, 2018 @ 9:12 am

In this episode, Byrne and Wade discuss what cataclysmic events we are overdue for here on Earth and out in space. From Earthquakes, Pandemics, to Supernovae, the guys break down a number of misconceptions about what we are really ‘overdue’ for, and what that definition even means.

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Season 9 Episode 12: Wrapping your Head Around Concussions

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am

There is a lot of attention in the NHL, NFL, Rugby League and Union as well as other sports about protecting athletes from concussion. But what is a concussion and why do we only care about it now? Wade and Byrne explore the what the Science says about concussion in sports.

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Season 9 Episode 11: The Reality of Recycling

July 4, 2018 @ 8:15 am

Everyone knows recycling is good for the planet! Then why does so much plastic end up as pollution in the ocean or as landfill? Byrne and Wade discuss the difficulties associated with getting people to recycle, encouraging the use of recycled materials and buying recycled goods. 

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Season 9 Episode 10: Unzipping Your Genes

June 27, 2018 @ 6:50 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss some of the fascinating ways that genes influence our lives. The guys delve into some of the common misconceptions about genetics, and some interesting (and nerdy) facts about these chemicals that play such a huge part in our, and our family’s health and wellbeing

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Season 9 Episode 9: The ‘Misconceptions’ about the ‘Misconception’ of Hunting

June 20, 2018 @ 7:20 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade revisit the idea of hunting. Many people say that certain types of hunting can be beneficial for the environment and local communities, but is this the whole story? The guys look at the latest research from all over the World and find some things that may surprise you!

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Season 9 Episode 8: Why you love to hate Nickelback- What are the factors that shift public opinion

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Love 'em or hate 'em, Nickelback are one of the most successful musical acts of the early 2000's. Why then are they so hated? What can we learn from the publics hatred of Nickelback? What are some of the methods scientists employ in an attempt to monitor and predict extreme shifts in public opinion? Sit back and enjoy as Wade and Byrne break down the complicated research and what it actually means.

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Season 9 Episode 7: From UFOs to Bigfoot- Why people believe in conspiracy theories with Professor Kingsbury

June 6, 2018 @ 6:58 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade talk to Professor Paul Kingsbury who spends much of his time investigating the paranormal and why people accept these events as true. The guys do their own investigations into why it is that there are so many groups throughout history and all over the world that accept these events as true, and how social media is changing the landscape of the paranormal movement.

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Season 9 Episode 6: Don’t Touch Deez Nuts- The science behind food allergies

May 30, 2018 @ 6:28 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss food allergies and intolerances. The guys dive head first into the research and get to the bottom of what the scientists are actually saying about this medical condition that apparently affects millions of people and address the usual misconceptions along the way.

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Season 9 Episode 5: What does the science say about aphrodisiacs

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss whether or not aphrodisiacs are a real thing or just utter woo. They look at what the current research says about the chemical compounds found in certain 'medicines' and whether or not they're worth while taking.

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Season 9 Episode 4: Why You’re Not Dead Yet with Dr David Farmer

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade catch up with neuroscientist/comedian Dr David Farmer after his three sold out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. The guys discuss the science behind what it is to be classified as 'living' and the biological mechanisms that are continaully working non-stop to keep us all alive ever second of our lives.

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Season 9 Episode 3: Hypnosis- Woo or Science?

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade look at the Science behind Hypnosis. They discuss its scientific merits, what type of person is likely to feel the effects of hypnotism, and what is going on in a person's brain when being hypnotised.

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