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 13: Quantum Biology

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade put their troubles aside and discuss the interelatedness of two fields; Quantum Mechanics and Biological Science. The guys discuss just how quantum mechanics underpins how certain plants and animals behave.

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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 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 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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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 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 6: Your Poo & You

August 22, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

In this shitty episode, Byrne and Wade discuss the Science of poo. The guys talk about how your stool can tell a lot about a your diet, health, and how exactly scientists go about measuring it and what one might look for in a good poo. They also discuss how further research into shit may be benefitial to our economy and how our lack of understanding of this field is costing billions.

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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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Season 6 Episode 4: Science & Faith Part I with Vatican Astronomer Father Gabriele Gionti

July 27, 2017 @ 9:19 pm

This is the first 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 Vatican Astronomer/String Theorist Farther Dr. Gabriele Gionti.

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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 6 Episode 3: A Tale of Two Herpes

July 24, 2017 @ 8:46 am

In this episode Wade discusses with Byrne about how mankind's inability to do what we have always dreamed, has resulted in the evolution of the Herpes Virus HSV1 & HSV2. The guys also discuss why our dirty habits are allowing them to cross over.

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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 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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