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Drinking, Strapping & Squeezing- How Much Woo is there in Sports Science?

September 6, 2018 @ 1:53 pm

Wondering if that sports drink will make you perform longer? Or maybe if those compressions you bought for that one run over the summer made you recover faster? Or even if the colourful tape does anything? Well, Byrne and Wade look at what the Science says about those things and and the suprising reasons why some people use them.

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Season 9 Episode 15: When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11 with Professor Philip Moriarty

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade and special guest author/YouTuber/physicist Prof. Philip Moriarty get their spandex on to discuss his new book 'When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11'. The guys listen and try to keep up as Prof. Philip talks about the link between quantum mechanics and heavy metal music. 

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Season 9 Episode 13: Gambling- What are the odds?

August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

In this episode Byrne and Wade take a look at some of the statistical smoke and mirrors of your chances of winning when gambling. The guys take the complex and deceptive and break it down into an easy to understand way. Spoiler Alert: The house always wins.
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Problem Gambling (Australia)- https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/problem-gambling
National Council on Problem Gambling (US) https://www.ncpgambling.org/ 

 
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Season 9 Episode 12: Your Questions Answered

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade answer your questions ranging from Quantum Mechanics, to Climate Change, and even questions about why Byrne shorter than the average Australian male.

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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 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 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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Jurassic Park
https://www.amazon.com/Jurassic-Park-Sam-Neill/dp/B00C1BTWV4

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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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