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Season 10: Episode 1 Scibizlaw- When business and the legal system mix with scientific research

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss the influence of big business and the legal system when it comes to scientific research. Can we still trust scientific publications? How can we limit the influence of external factors that impact on the publication of research, and what is being done about this?

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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 8 Episode 13: The Questions You Wanted Answered

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade answer the questions you wanted answered. From the cancer risks from non-stick pans, the wetness of water, issues with nuclear fusion, the colour blue, and even their favourite dick joke. The guys go all out to find your answers even calling Byrne's dad live on air for dick joke advice.

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Season 8 Episode 2: Are Shark Nets Worth it?

January 31, 2018 @ 5:24 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss shark nets and their effectiveness, according to the current research. The guys discuss what shark nets actually are, if they help save lives, and their environmental impact.

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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 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 6 Episode 12: Chemikillz

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode, Wade & Byrne discuss a spectrum of chemicals that are of concern by certain groups. From the harmless- to the outright dangerous, the guys take a look a number of misconceptions that many in our society have regarding the dangers of certain chemicals.

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Season 6 Episode 9: The Things That You Never Bothered to Question

September 13, 2017 @ 9:02 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade address old wive's tales that we as a society have just accepted as true. From shaving, sugar rushes, fatty foods causing acne, to even cracking your knuckles- the guys look at what the current research says about these misconceptions we've never bothered to questions.

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