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Season 8 Episode 8: No Offence Intended

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Wade and Byrne, shocked by some reactions to recent posts, decide to delve into the Science of what it means to be offended. What does it mean to be offensive? Why are people offended in the first place? What does comedy have to do with being offensive? All of these questions and more answered by your two favourite dickheads.

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Season 8 Episode 7: The Game of Numbers with Adam Spencer

March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Comedian, TV host and 'mathemagician' Adam Spencer joins Wade and Byrne to discuss all things maths as well as his latest book "The Number Games". They also talk sports, furniture removal and mathematic's role in the future of our society. 

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Season 8 Episode 6: What’s the Deal with Atheism? with David Silverman

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade speak with activitst and head of the American Atheists- David Silverman. The guys discuss range of issues, such as whether or not atheism is turning into a form of religion, and why he feels so strongly, and devotes so much effort, into promoting secularism.

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Season 8 Episode 5: How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Wade looks at what the experts think about AI, when it has gone wrong and how it can become mainstream in our society. Byrne sits down for a chat with an artificial intelligence to get an insight into the future of AI straight from the source.

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Season 7 Episode 12: Sci-gasm’s 2017 Snippets

January 17, 2018 @ 8:48 am

Sci-gasm revisits some of the stuff covered in 2017. Listen back to a few of the interesting topics and fascinating people from the show and have a laugh with Wade and Byrne as they show you the funny side of Science. 

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Season 7 Episode 11: You Were Wrong About Quantum with Dr Chris Ferrie

January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Dr Chris Ferrie joins Wade and Byrne for a second time addressing more of the most common misconceptions to do with quantum. In this episode they address quantum healing, quantum computers and quantum entanglement and in what is very typical with quantum, you are probably wrong about all of them.

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Season 7 Episode 10: Checking in on the Fact Checkers

January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am

How many facts can a fact check check when a fact check can check facts? Wade and Byrne talk to Matt Martino from the RMIT ABC Fact Check to find out how professional fact checkers seek out the truth and how they ensure accuracy when communicating to the public. They also ask who is the most truthful and least truthful elements of society and if there is anything truly real in a post-truth world.

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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 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 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 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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