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Season 7 Episode 8: Busting Parenting Myths with Sci-gasm and a Science Mom

December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Many new parents are concerned about how to ensure their bundle of joy stays happy and healthy, but sometimes misinformation can lead parents to do strange things in the name of looking after their child. Wade and Byrne science some of the woo found online in mother's pages and Nat Newell comes on to talk about her new movie "Science Moms". Sci-gasm goes parental. 

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EARLY ACCESS: Skepticon 2017 UNCUT

November 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Hey everybody,
We thought we would put this up as an uncut version of the live show with extra content.

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Season 7 Episode 1: Karl, The Universe and Sci-gasm

November 1, 2017 @ 6:57 am

In this episode, Dr Karl takes Byrne and Wade on a journey of Science like only Dr Karl knows how. They explore the stories and ideas from his new book "Karl, The Universe and Everything", from fooling Nazis with Science to the challenges we face in the modern world. Hold on as the guys jump all over the scientific spectrum with a national living treasure.

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Season 6 Episode 14: The Science of Horror Films (with Matt Passmore from Saw: Jigsaw)

October 11, 2017 @ 8:34 am

With Halloween looming, the boys ask why do we hate being scared in real life but love a scary movie? What about the gore and suspense in film makes some of us go back for more? And how do the actors build the fear factor with a whole cast and crew standing by? Wade researches the science about horror and actor, Matt Passmore, tells us about how it relates to his role in the new Saw franchise film "Jigsaw", out in Cinemas 27th October.

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Season 6 Episode 15: Evolutionary Arms Races

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss the never ending battle of living things to get one up on the opposition. The guys discuss examples of where you can see this happening in the wild and what this never ending battle has affecting the evolution of not just wild animals, but us as humans. From disease, to mating calls, to penis sizes- Byrne & Wade, as always, don't hold back.

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Season 6 Episode 11: What Does the Research Say About Same Sex Marriage?

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss the research behind same sex marriage. The guys break down common misconceptions by looking at the what the literature says in regards to how/if same sex marriage influences one's ability to raise children, maintain good mental health and live a happy life.

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Season 6 Episode 10: Dogs VS Cats

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne tries to convince Wade why even Science says he should purchase a dog instead of a cat. The guys discuss the history of mankind's love of these animals, and other benefits (and disadvantages) of this relationship.

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Season 6 Episode 8: The Science Behind Fetish & Kink

September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Get your ball-gag and whips ready... In this week's episode Byrne & Wade talk about the Science behind fetish & kink. Why do people have fetishes? Is it genetic, or is it a product of their experiences? What are the most common fetishes? And how do we collect data on something that nobody wants to talk about it? Enjoy!
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Season 5 Episode 4: Medicinal Marijuana- Is it Worth the Hype?

April 26, 2017 @ 2:28 am

Are there any health benefits in getting on the 'Ganga'? Byrne and Wade look at the merit of some health claims behind smoking/ingesting Marijuana, and its chemical compounds. They also discuss why there's still so much that we don't know.

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Season 5 Episode 8: The Scienterrific Method

May 23, 2017 @ 2:56 am

In this episode Wade and Byrne discuss the scientific method. They look at its benefits and flaws, and what to look out for in order to identify bullshit studies. Byrne uses the Deepak Chopra quote generator to find inspiration whilst Wade explains his thoughts on Flat-Earthers.

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Season 6: Episode 2- Can We Still Trust Science? with Professor Brian Nosek

July 18, 2017 @ 3:18 am

Byrne freaks out as he learns of a psychology paper that found less than 40% of psych studies can actually have their results repeated. Byrne begins to question the scientific method as well as his motives for creating a science podcast. In an attempt to help Byrne with his existential crisis, Wade decides to organise an interview with the lead author of the paper that is responsible for not only changing the face of psychology, but scientific research as a whole, Professor Brian Nosek.

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Sci-gasm Answers your Questions

July 21, 2017 @ 3:37 pm

From communism to cancer to Einstein's performance in the bedroom. Byrne and Wade try to answer some questions sent in from our followers. How did we do? Leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your ideas and ask more questions!

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Season 6 Episode 4: Science & Faith Part II with Professor Geraint Lewis

July 27, 2017 @ 11:19 am

This is the second of a two part where Byrne and Wade ask a series of questions to two Physicists about how their research into the workings of the Universe have influenced their belief, or lack thereof, in a god. In this episode the guys are joined by Astrophysicist and author Professor Geraint Lewis.

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Season 5 Episode 13: Can We Live Forever?

June 28, 2017 @ 2:13 am

Wade gets upset when he finds a grey hair, so Byrne decides to research if Wade can live forever. The guys discuss stem cells, bioethics, the mechanisms of age and if we can upload ourselves to the internet to live forever, and not just a below average quality Youtube video.

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