Season 8 Episode 11: Science of Aging - Part 1 - Chunking, Cracking and Cancer

April 4, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Wade and Byrne look at what is happening to us as we age. Turns out it's so weird and wonderful, we had to put it into two episodes. Here is the first part.

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Season 8 Episode 10: The Greatest Scientists That Never Lived

March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

This week Byrne takes us through his rigourous investigation about the best sceientists from the world of fiction. From crazy inventors to super-geniuses, explore the scientists that some of the best stories and series have produced, if only they were real! Tell us who your favourite fictitious scientist is in the comments or you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Season 8 Episode 9: A Tribute to Stephen Hawking

March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am

The most famous scientist of our time and hero to both Byrne and Wade, Stephen Hawking, has passed away. Sci-gasm delves into the big discoveries that made him a truly great scientists as well as the unfortunate disease that made him so recognisable the world over. Thank you Professor Hawking for your contributions, may you rest in peace. If you would like to help organisations dedicated to finding the cause and treating Lou Gehrigs disease, most countries have their own affiliated body, here is the Australian one: https://www.mndaust.asn.au/How-your-donation-helps/Make-a-Donation.aspx 

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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 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 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 8 Episode 1: Science’s Greatest Journeys

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 am

In this episode Byrne welcomes Wade back from his travels with a tale or the greatest journeys in Science, and tries a new way to make money to help fund the podcast. The guys discuss Darwin's journey on the The HMS Beagle, Sir Douglas Mawson's trip to Antartica, and NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

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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. 

Thanks to all our listeners who inspire us to continually improve the quality of the entertainment and information we produce. We hope you have enjoyed our show so far and continue to do so! If you have any feedback, or if you want to tell us we were wrong (have citations), find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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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 9: The Complications of Conservation

December 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Could hunting actually help save animal lives? Can zoos stop extinction in its tracks? Does the money you send to conservation organisations actually enhance biodiversity? Byrne explains to Wade how conserving the environment can actually be a more complicated science than most people realise.

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