Season 8 Episode 7: The Game of Numbers with Adam Spencer

March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Comedian, TV host and 'mathemagician' Adam Spencer joins Wade and Byrne to discuss all things maths as well as his latest book "The Number Games". They also talk sports, furniture removal and mathematic's role in the future of our society. 

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Season 8 Episode 6: What’s the Deal with Atheism? with David Silverman

February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade speak with activitst and head of the American Atheists- David Silverman. The guys discuss range of issues, such as whether or not atheism is turning into a form of religion, and why he feels so strongly, and devotes so much effort, into promoting secularism.

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Season 8 Episode 5: How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Wade looks at what the experts think about AI, when it has gone wrong and how it can become mainstream in our society. Byrne sits down for a chat with an artificial intelligence to get an insight into the future of AI straight from the source.

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Season 8 Episode 4: How does Science Fiction Help Shape Our Future with Robert J. Sawyer

February 14, 2018 @ 6:25 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade are joined by multiple award winning science fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer. The guys discuss Robert's latest book 'Quantum Night', how he draws inspiration from science, and how both science fiction & scientific research go hand-in-hand in shaping the world of tomorrow.

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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 12: Sci-gasm’s 2017 Snippets

January 17, 2018 @ 8:48 am

Sci-gasm revisits some of the stuff covered in 2017. Listen back to a few of the interesting topics and fascinating people from the show and have a laugh with Wade and Byrne as they show you the funny side of Science. 

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Season 7 Episode 11: You Were Wrong About Quantum with Dr Chris Ferrie

January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Dr Chris Ferrie joins Wade and Byrne for a second time addressing more of the most common misconceptions to do with quantum. In this episode they address quantum healing, quantum computers and quantum entanglement and in what is very typical with quantum, you are probably wrong about all of them.

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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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