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The Science Of Sarcasm
71 minutes | Aug 1, 2014
Episode 6: The Gentleman Physicist.
Welcome to Episode 6. Jon is a physicist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on making the weird, wonderful and often counter-intuitive aspects of physics and how it applies to the world we live in more accessible and fun. News: First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini: and Keck observatories. Nonsense: Why Physicists […]
75 minutes | Apr 21, 2014
Episode 5: Myles Power & GMOs
Welcome to Episode 5. Myles is a scientist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on having fun with science as well as debunking popular myths and conspiracy theories. Now that he has finally fended off a band of litigious HIV conspiracy theorists and gotten a decent internet connection he came on the show to discuss […]
21 minutes | Feb 18, 2014
Episode 4: Myles Power Vs Censorship (and GMOs)
Welcome to Episode 4. Myles is a scientist and YouTube vlogger whose videos focus on having fun with science and debunking popular myths and conspiracy theories. I had hoped to have him on to discuss the science behind and public opinion of genetically modified organisms but unfortunately the gods of the internet were against us. […]
89 minutes | Jan 3, 2014
Episode 3: Sally Le Page on the Science of the Sexes and Sexism in Science.
Welcome to Episode 3. Sally is a PhD student in Oxford studying evolution and mate selection. On the show we discussed the scientific study of the sexes and the unfortunate sexism and biases which can occur in the scientific community. News and Nonsense Stories: Sexism In Science? UK Study Finds Women Scientists Get Fewer Grants, […]
69 minutes | Dec 20, 2013
EPISODE 2: JAMES VS. ZOMBIES
Welcome to Episode 2. James is a PhD student studying evolution and virulence. On the show we discussed zombie pathogens (both fictional and actual), whether or not zombies can twerk and the reason cats can’t be trusted. News and Nonsense Stories: Zombie virus research could make vaccines last longer, be more available, save billions of […]
89 minutes | Dec 8, 2013
Episode 1: Aron Ra.
Welcome to Episode 1. Aron Ra came on the show to talk about his part in the campaign to keep Texan text books and public institutions free of ideologically motivated pseudoscience. We talked about creationism on the school board, Armageddonists deciding environmental policies, Rick Perry’s record as governor and the challenge of living in a […]
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