Interviews Archive

Season 8 Episode 4: How does Science Fiction Help Shape Our Future with Robert J. Sawyer

February 14, 2018 @ 6:25 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade are joined by multiple award winning science fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer. The guys discuss Robert's latest book 'Quantum Night', how he draws inspiration from science, and how both science fiction & scientific research go hand-in-hand in shaping the world of tomorrow.

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Season 8 Episode 3: Understanding the Human Brain with Dr Jens Foell

February 7, 2018 @ 6:09 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade are joined by neuropsychologist Dr Jens Foell. The guys discuss Dr Foell's work with phantom limbs, if the brain can be analysed to help identify those who might harm or otherwise engage in anti-social acts, and if we'll ever be able to control the movements other humans by brain manipulation.

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Season 7 Episode 7: What are Gravitational Waves with Professor Lewis

December 13, 2017 @ 6:18 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade catch up with their favourite astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis to discuss one of the biggest advancements in Astronomy- the detection of gravitational waves. Professor Lewis answers the guys' questions on the who, what, where, when, and how regarding these latest discoveries gravitational waves.

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Season 7 Episode 5: Tales From the Grave with author, embalmer & funeral director Caleb Wilde

November 29, 2017 @ 6:14 am

In this episode Wade & Byrne discuss with author, embalmer and funeral director Caleb Wilde about what happens to a body after it dies. The guys discuss the embalming process and how one goes about 'preparing' a body, as well as some complications that may occur.

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Season 7 Episode 5: Tales From the Grave with Caleb Wilde

November 26, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

In this episode Wade & Byrne discuss with author, embalmer and funeral director Caleb Wilde about what happens to a body after it dies. The guys discuss the embalming process and how one goes about 'preparing' a body as well as some complications that may occur.

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Season 7 Episode 4: Skepticon 2017 LIVE with Cara Santa Maria

November 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade are live at Skepticon 2017 with Cara Santa Maria. The panel discuss when skepticism can become denialism, how the digital age has changed the way we interpret the news and all the usual laughs and jokes along the way.

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Season 7 Episode 3: Let’s Talk Science, Comedy, and Penis Jokes with Robin Ince

November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Byrne & Wade catch up with the faster, smarter more evolved co-host of the Infinite Monkey Cage- Robin Ince. The guys talk with Robin abouthis latest tour, the possibilty of Professor Brian Cox being a reptile, the importance of comedy and science, and the penis trade?

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Season 7 Episode 2: Quantum Computing for Babies with physicist & author Dr Chris Ferrie

November 2, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

In this episode, Byrne and Wade meet with quantum physicist and children's book author Dr Chris Ferrie. The guys discuss how one goes about writing a kid's book on such complex scientific principles. They also discuss the misconceptions that the public have about quantum mechanics, and just how a quantum computer works. 

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Season 6 Episode 5: Gettin’ Down with Cara Santa Maria

August 22, 2017 @ 10:43 pm

In this episode Byrne and Wade chat with the awesome Talk Nerdy host Cara Santa Maria. The three discuss everything; from her battle with mental illness and how her training in psychology has assisted her understanding of the condition, to what it's like to be a part of skepticism royalty as the new member of Skeptics Guide to the Universe. They even discuss Rasputin's alleged penis and Cara's ousting as an atheist to her Mormon family with all the usual laughs along the way.

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