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57 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Master of What - Octopuses
Its just all about Octopuses, that's it, that's the whole episode.
60 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Master of What - Worst Armies
Which army is the best? The US Army. Which one is the worst? Well that's more complicated, here's a few that seem to be trying very hard to earn that title.
51 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Master of What - Wasting Syndrome
Hey we're back, and with a whole new song to boot. Andrew's computer is fixed so the boys are back at it with scary science and bad jokes. So much for an uplifting topic, this one is about cannibal brain prion diseases. Don't worry there's no cure for what ails ye this week.
58 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Master of What - Condominiums
Hey Mom said it's my turn to have legal authority over the area of sovereign territory. Welcome back after a break everyone, this is the episode that is not about housing prices in Canada.
49 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Master of What - Endosymbiosis
How long can David and Andrew make superhero themed poop jokes for? How serious is a red tide event? Are midichlorians based on real science? This is the episode about Venom the movie from 2018.
51 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Master of What - When is a War a War
Are we at war? Is David at war with a cat? Can anyone remember who else we fought in WW2? Find out in this episode about all those times where a skirmish just wasn't enough.
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Master of What - The Cambrian Explosion
Well we probably won't get a great trade in value on our time machine after putting so many miles, or rather years, on it. But at least we got to the bottom of why there was not very much life and then suddenly tons of life. We also figure out how long Andrew can hold his breath for, tune in to find out!Chengjiang Biota Link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maotianshan_Shales
78 minutes | May 10, 2021
Master of What - Do We Need the UN?
What has the UN done for me lately? In fact what have they done for me ever? What are they up to in that prime New York real estate of theirs? Find out what all those stuffy bureaucrats and diplomats spend their days doing in this episode, also find out why Sean Connery wasn't in Lord of the Rings for some reason.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Master of What - Synthetic Biology
Is biology even real? Can we bring back the Wooly Mammoth yet? How many Sci Fi shows can Andrew reference in an episode? Well only two apparently which isn't that many but its more than the average!
65 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Master of What - Political Spectrum
Find out why Andrew hates the political spectrum so much, and then find out where you stand on the spectrum! The test we use in the episode is here: https://8values.github.io/
75 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Master of What - Domestication Part Two
Its time to talk about the cats and the dogs, . . . and the silver foxes. This is the one with copious bad accents and also our Florida correspondent, semi reoccurring guest host, genetics expert Paige!
54 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Master of What - Worst Presidents
Who are the presidents (or prime ministers) who are just the WORST. Well here is some of them, specifically the ones that we could think of. This is the episode where an upturned broomstick with a bucket on top would be a better leader.
76 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Master of What - Domestication Part One
Are there wolf coups? Are Hamlet and the Lion King the same thing? Can ants domesticate stuff? In this episode we put some serious mileage (yearage?) on the time machine.
74 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Master of What - Asymmetrical Warfare
It's time for another trip in the Time Machine, this time we made a third seat for our recurring guest host Jon! Would Gladiator be a better movie if Russel Crowe ran away the whole time? Can any war ever be truly symmetrical? Has war in fact changed or not? No to all of those questions but yes to some of the ones we ask in the episode!
56 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Master of What - Fermentation
This is the episode where David doesn't cut off his fingers. Also we talk about fermentation and stuff.
76 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Master of What - Anti Intellectualism
Can you be classist against billionaires? Are all scientists villains? Would Annihilation be a better movie with macho marines instead of scientists? Was Ronald Reagan right when he said "Government is the problem"? The answer to all of these questions decidedly no, find out why in the episode!
60 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Master of What - The Communist Experiment
Or "What to Expect When You're Expecting a Communist Revolution." Which is better? Freedom or Equality? Should Oprah Winfrey be on the peoples committee for the allocation of automobiles? This is the episode where we discuss the Before-fore times.
50 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Master of What - Urban Wildlife
Maybe if we ask very nicely, Scott Walker will make us a new version of our podcast song. Is man truly the most dangerous game? Can peregrine falcons punch really hard? Could elephants live in a city? No actually, to all of those questions but yes to lots of others in the episode, give it a listen and find out what those questions are!
52 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Master of What - Arms Race
What do you do if your neighbor bring's home a full wheelbarrow of guns from the bullet farm? What IS war good for? Is the throat punch the most effective unarmed melee attack possible (Yes, yes it is). This is the episode featuring the return of our 'Security Expert / Future WWE Superstar' Jon to help explain Arms Races.
50 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Master of What - Bees
Its the episode about BEES! Actually its about interspersion, but if I learned anything at the free marketing seminar I took once in university it was "Don't name your podcast episode "Interspersion".
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