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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 6: You’re Not as Good as You Think You Are

December 6, 2017 @ 6:12 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss how everyone has their own biases. The guys chat about why we do this, things to look out for, and how even scientists and skeptics fall into this trap too! Wade also explains what the the research suggests is the  best way to change someone's mind.

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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 6 Episode 7: How Does Music Affect Your Brain?

August 30, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Wade learns that Byrne has some deep dark secrets that is only brought out with the help of music. The guys also discuss what current research has revealed about how music impacts our brain's pleasure and reward centers, and how music could be an affordable and effective way to assist the language development of lower socio-economic children.

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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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