Sept. 12, 2021

What is burnout and why does it happen?

According to some studies 75% of people have experienced burnout. And according to some of my friends you can be burned out 75% o…

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Sept. 5, 2021

How the brain understands sound

Making sense of sound is one of the most interesting and difficult things that our brain does constantly. So how does it work? An…

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Aug. 29, 2021

Why do people still get married?

Most of us wouldn't go to a restaurant if 42% of it was crazy expensive and 42% of its review were terrible. Yet, every year 1000…

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Aug. 22, 2021

The joy of sweat w/ Sarah Everts & Jamie Allerton

This is a downright hilarious and often surprising chat about sweat. That's right smelly, wet, sweat. We discuss why it happens, …

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Aug. 15, 2021

The mind of a murderer w/ Dr Richard Taylor and Cressida Wetton

Can someone of sound mind commit murder? What makes someone become a murderer and what is the home security like of someone who h…

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Aug. 8, 2021

Deep Oceans w/ Dr Karen Osborn & Jonathan Duffy

What's hiding in our deep oceans? A whole bunch of beautiful and interesting animals it turns out. Today Dr Karen Osborne joins u…

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Aug. 1, 2021

What We Can Learn From Spies w/ Sir David Omand

What does it take to be a spy? And what can we learn from spies about how to influence people, manage risk and make good decision…

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July 25, 2021

Dealing with our own mortality w/ a thanatologist

Gonna be controversial, but I wouldn't be a bad boy of comedy if I didn't say it. I don't like the idea of dying. So of course, o…

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July 18, 2021

How Did The Social Instinct Evolve?

Dawkins said that there was no room for altruism in evolution, so why are we so cooperative as a species? This week we speak to D…

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July 11, 2021

Did hippies ruin psychedelics?

We've already discussed the scientific benefits of psychedelics. Today we look at whether that comes from magical elves, third ey…

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July 4, 2021

Averting the insect apocalypse

Bugs, creepy crawlies, insects, pests. Whatever you call them, these little critters play an important part of our ecosystem and …

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June 27, 2021

A Zoologists Guide To Aliens w/ Dr Arik Kershenbaum & Will Preston

There's a lot of what we know from Earth that can teach us what to expect from extraterrestrials in the future. In this week's ep…

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June 20, 2021

Drunk: How Alcohol Shaped Society w/ Edward Slingerland and Juan Miles

Fresh from his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the Univer…

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June 13, 2021

The philosophy of evolution w/ Tom Ballard & Dr Kim Sterelny & Tom

How did we evolve to be the way we are? I'm joined by international award winning philosopher on evolutionary science Dr Kim Ster…

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June 6, 2021

Quantum physics and the multiverse w/ Dr Jim Rantschler & Eve Ellenbo…

From spiderman to Loki to Rick and Morty, pop culture loves a good multiverse at the moment. In this episode we ask a quantum phy…

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May 30, 2021

The Quest to Transplant a Soul w/ Dr Brandy Schillace

In this episode we deep dive into a bizarre story in medical history. A Dr obsessed with being able to transplant human heads to …

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May 23, 2021

The science of love w/ Kevin O'Connel and Andrew McGovern

What is love (baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me know more). On this week's episode we speak to budding neuroscientist and co-host…

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May 16, 2021

The world before us w/ Professor Thomas Higham & David Lewis

The average modern person has around 2% Neanderthal DNA. For thousands of years, modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans share…

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