Season 9 Episode 11: Things we are “overdue” for

July 18, 2018 @ 9:12 am

In this episode, Byrne and Wade discuss what cataclysmic events we are overdue for here on Earth and out in space. From Earthquakes, Pandemics, to Supernovae, the guys break down a number of misconceptions about what we are really ‘overdue’ for, and what that definition even means.

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Season 9 Episode 12: Wrapping your Head Around Concussions

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am

There is a lot of attention in the NHL, NFL, Rugby League and Union as well as other sports about protecting athletes from concussion. But what is a concussion and why do we only care about it now? Wade and Byrne explore the what the Science says about concussion in sports.

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Season 9 Episode 11: The Reality of Recycling

July 4, 2018 @ 8:15 am

Everyone knows recycling is good for the planet! Then why does so much plastic end up as pollution in the ocean or as landfill? Byrne and Wade discuss the difficulties associated with getting people to recycle, encouraging the use of recycled materials and buying recycled goods. 

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Season 9 Episode 10: Unzipping Your Genes

June 27, 2018 @ 6:50 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss some of the fascinating ways that genes influence our lives. The guys delve into some of the common misconceptions about genetics, and some interesting (and nerdy) facts about these chemicals that play such a huge part in our, and our family’s health and wellbeing

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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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