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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 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 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 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 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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Season 7 Episode 5: Tales From the Grave with author, embalmer & funeral director Caleb Wilde

November 29, 2017 @ 6:14 am

In this episode Wade & Byrne discuss with author, embalmer and funeral director Caleb Wilde about what happens to a body after it dies. The guys discuss the embalming process and how one goes about 'preparing' a body, as well as some complications that may occur.

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Season 7 Episode 5: Tales From the Grave with Caleb Wilde

November 26, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

In this episode Wade & Byrne discuss with author, embalmer and funeral director Caleb Wilde about what happens to a body after it dies. The guys discuss the embalming process and how one goes about 'preparing' a body as well as some complications that may occur.

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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 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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