TRC #356: Rachel Dolezal and Transraciality + Alternative Cancer Therapies for Pets + Did Stockbrokers Really Jump Out of Windows?

stockbrokerfallDespite some technical issues this week, the crew plowed through to bring you another great episode of TRC! On today’s show, Darren takes an in-depth look into the controversial story behind Rachel Dolezal and leads the panel in an interesting discussion about the definition of Race. Adam relays his experience looking at cancer treatment options for his sick cat Cheese and the woo he encountered in the process. Finally, Cristina dives into a myth about whether or not stockbrokers really jumped out of windows during a financial crisis.

 

 

 

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TRC #355: Mashup Episode: Breast Cancer Screening + Sexism in Science + Jackie Mitchell

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Cristina takes over TRC Studios to DJ another magnificent Mashup episode.  This week the running theme is “Women”. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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TRC #354: Caitlyn Jenner vs Noah Galloway + Bayesian Statistics 101 with Alex Demarsh + Biodynamic Farming

TRC354AmericanGothicWelcome TRC Family to another jam-packed episode! Adam kicks off the show this week by looking into the brouhaha over whether Caitlyn Jenner really beat out Noah Galloway to win an ESPN Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Our guest panelist, statistician Alex Demarsh, introduces us to Bayesian Statistics demonstrating that some of us would have enjoyed stats way more in high school if he was at the chalkboard. Finally, Cristina unearths the dung in Biodynamic Farming. Special shout out to TRC’er David for sending in such a great parody suggestion + lyrics for “How Deep Is Your Woo” that even Baritone Pat couldn’t resist!

 

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TRC #353: Perfect Pitch + Name That: Weather & Climate Edition + Is July 4 Really Independence Day?

mozart (1)The whole gang is back to deliver another fun-filled show! Cristina rings in with a segment about Perfect Pitch and a recent study that looks at whether the ability can be learned by adults. Pat challenges the panel’s knowledge of Weather & Climate with an informative game of Name That.  Last but not least, Darren breaks down the timeline surrounding the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence.

 

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TRC #352: doTerra Essential Oils + Tiananmen Square + Do Sunflowers Track The Sun?

pg-31-tiananmen-6-apWith Pat & Cristina away, guest host Dr. Michael Thompson steps in to join the crew! Adam gives us a whiff of aromatherapy, specifically multi-level marketing company doTerra Essential Oils. Michael offers some historical context around the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Finally, Darren touches upon phototropism and whether sunflowers follow the sun.

 

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TRC #351: DNR Revisited + Penile Duplication + Vulcan Salute & Death Grip

neildegrasse (1)Pat kicks off this week’s show revisiting an older segment on DNR with some new information about the mortality rate in DNR patients. Darren looks into the phenomenon of men having more than one penis. Finally, Adam hands us a segment about the interesting origin of the Vulcan Salute and the Death Grip myth.
 

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TRC #350: Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum + Magic School Bus Meme + Medical Procedures You May Not Need

abstinence-only-sex-ed (1)Hello TRC’ers! This week’s show is a veritable potpourri of topics! Darren studies Ontario’s new Sex-Ed Curriculum and addresses its critics. Adam tackles the meme keeping us all up at night…did the kids from Magic School Bus grow up to be Captain Planet’s Planeteers? Lastly, Cristina dissects some commonly prescribed medical procedures that we may not actually need.

 

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TRC #348: Earth-Sized Exoplanets + Name That: Which Came First + Israeli Stamps In Passports

israel-passport-stampDr. Stuart Robbins from Exposing PseudoAstronomy is back to discuss the search for Earth-sized exoplanets.  Pat then leads the crew in another game of Name That and lastly Darren looks into whether an Israeli stamp in passports can affect travel to Arab and Muslim countries.

 

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TRC #347: Nepal Disaster Relief + Fecal Transplants + Diamonds + Star Trek Red Shirts

adamstartrekDarren touches on recent events in Nepal and offers suggestions on how to help during disaster relief efforts. Guest host Dina drops a segment we can all get behind regarding promising research around fecal transplants, aka transpoosions.  Next up, Adam goes where no TRC segment has gone before…does wearing a red shirt on Star Trek equal impending doom? Finally, Cristina shines a light on why diamonds are really nobody’s friend.

 

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