Misconceptions Archive

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 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 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 7 Episode 2: Quantum Computing for Babies with physicist & author Dr Chris Ferrie

November 2, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

In this episode, Byrne and Wade meet with quantum physicist and children's book author Dr Chris Ferrie. The guys discuss how one goes about writing a kid's book on such complex scientific principles. They also discuss the misconceptions that the public have about quantum mechanics, and just how a quantum computer works. 

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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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