Season 9 Episode 9: The ‘Misconceptions’ about the ‘Misconception’ of Hunting

June 20, 2018 @ 7:20 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade revisit the idea of hunting. Many people say that certain types of hunting can be beneficial for the environment and local communities, but is this the whole story? The guys look at the latest research from all over the World and find some things that may surprise you!

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Season 9 Episode 8: Why you love to hate Nickelback- What are the factors that shift public opinion

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Love 'em or hate 'em, Nickelback are one of the most successful musical acts of the early 2000's. Why then are they so hated? What can we learn from the publics hatred of Nickelback? What are some of the methods scientists employ in an attempt to monitor and predict extreme shifts in public opinion? Sit back and enjoy as Wade and Byrne break down the complicated research and what it actually means.

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Season 9 Episode 7: From UFOs to Bigfoot- Why people believe in conspiracy theories with Professor Kingsbury

June 6, 2018 @ 6:58 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade talk to Professor Paul Kingsbury who spends much of his time investigating the paranormal and why people accept these events as true. The guys do their own investigations into why it is that there are so many groups throughout history and all over the world that accept these events as true, and how social media is changing the landscape of the paranormal movement.

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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 9 Episode 5: What does the science say about aphrodisiacs

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss whether or not aphrodisiacs are a real thing or just utter woo. They look at what the current research says about the chemical compounds found in certain 'medicines' and whether or not they're worth while taking.

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Season 9 Episode 4: Why You’re Not Dead Yet with Dr David Farmer

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade catch up with neuroscientist/comedian Dr David Farmer after his three sold out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. The guys discuss the science behind what it is to be classified as 'living' and the biological mechanisms that are continaully working non-stop to keep us all alive ever second of our lives.

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Season 9 Episode 3: Hypnosis- Woo or Science?

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade look at the Science behind Hypnosis. They discuss its scientific merits, what type of person is likely to feel the effects of hypnotism, and what is going on in a person's brain when being hypnotised.

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Season 9 Episode 2: The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs with Dr Steve Brusatte

May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode, Wade and Byrne chat with Palaeontologist/Author Dr. Steve Brusatte about his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs'. Steve addresses many misconceptions we all have about dinosaurs. Steve leaves the guys dumbfounded by what we now know about these amazing creatures that ruled the Earth for millions of years.

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Season 9 Episode 1: Nature vs Nurture

April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss the age old battle of nature vs nurture. They look at what the current literature states and draw on some strange (and real) examples that challenge many preconcieved notions many still have.

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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 12: Science of Aging - Part 2 - Silvering, Sagging and Seeing

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am

In this 2nd part of the series Wade and Byrne look ath the Science behind some of the common effects of aging.

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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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