Season 7 Episode 10: Checking in on the Fact Checkers

January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am

How many facts can a fact check check when a fact check can check facts? Wade and Byrne talk to Matt Martino from the RMIT ABC Fact Check to find out how professional fact checkers seek out the truth and how they ensure accuracy when communicating to the public. They also ask who is the most truthful and least truthful elements of society and if there is anything truly real in a post-truth world.

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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 8: Busting Parenting Myths with Sci-gasm and a Science Mom

December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Many new parents are concerned about how to ensure their bundle of joy stays happy and healthy, but sometimes misinformation can lead parents to do strange things in the name of looking after their child. Wade and Byrne science some of the woo found online in mother's pages and Nat Newell comes on to talk about her new movie "Science Moms". Sci-gasm goes parental. 

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Season 7 Episode 7: What are Gravitational Waves with Professor Lewis

December 13, 2017 @ 6:18 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade catch up with their favourite astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis to discuss one of the biggest advancements in Astronomy- the detection of gravitational waves. Professor Lewis answers the guys' questions on the who, what, where, when, and how regarding these latest discoveries gravitational waves.

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Season 7 Episode 6: You’re Not as Good as You Think You Are

December 6, 2017 @ 6:12 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss how everyone has their own biases. The guys chat about why we do this, things to look out for, and how even scientists and skeptics fall into this trap too! Wade also explains what the the research suggests is the  best way to change someone's mind.

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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 4: Skepticon 2017 LIVE with Cara Santa Maria

November 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade are live at Skepticon 2017 with Cara Santa Maria. The panel discuss when skepticism can become denialism, how the digital age has changed the way we interpret the news and all the usual laughs and jokes along the way.

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Season 7 Episode 3: Let’s Talk Science, Comedy, and Penis Jokes with Robin Ince

November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Byrne & Wade catch up with the faster, smarter more evolved co-host of the Infinite Monkey Cage- Robin Ince. The guys talk with Robin abouthis latest tour, the possibilty of Professor Brian Cox being a reptile, the importance of comedy and science, and the penis trade?

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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 7 Episode 1: Karl, The Universe and Sci-gasm

November 1, 2017 @ 6:57 am

In this episode, Dr Karl takes Byrne and Wade on a journey of Science like only Dr Karl knows how. They explore the stories and ideas from his new book "Karl, The Universe and Everything", from fooling Nazis with Science to the challenges we face in the modern world. Hold on as the guys jump all over the scientific spectrum with a national living treasure.

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Season 6 Episode 15: Evolutionary Arms Races

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade discuss the never ending battle of living things to get one up on the opposition. The guys discuss examples of where you can see this happening in the wild and what this never ending battle has affecting the evolution of not just wild animals, but us as humans. From disease, to mating calls, to penis sizes- Byrne & Wade, as always, don't hold back.

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Season 6 Episode 14: The Science of Horror Films (with Matt Passmore from Saw: Jigsaw)

October 11, 2017 @ 8:34 am

With Halloween looming, the boys ask why do we hate being scared in real life but love a scary movie? What about the gore and suspense in film makes some of us go back for more? And how do the actors build the fear factor with a whole cast and crew standing by? Wade researches the science about horror and actor, Matt Passmore, tells us about how it relates to his role in the new Saw franchise film "Jigsaw", out in Cinemas 27th October.

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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 12: Chemikillz

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode, Wade & Byrne discuss a spectrum of chemicals that are of concern by certain groups. From the harmless- to the outright dangerous, the guys take a look a number of misconceptions that many in our society have regarding the dangers of certain chemicals.

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Season 6 Episode 11: What Does the Research Say About Same Sex Marriage?

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss the research behind same sex marriage. The guys break down common misconceptions by looking at the what the literature says in regards to how/if same sex marriage influences one's ability to raise children, maintain good mental health and live a happy life.

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