TRC #345: Trigger Warnings + Food Labelling + Poland’s Enigma Code Breakers

Image converted using ifftoanyOn this week’s show, Darren explores trigger warnings, how they’re used, and whether they should be. Cristina bites into a segment about misleading product claims and food labelling. Finally, Pat takes on a listener’s suggestion to tap into Poland’s Enigma Code Breakers.

 

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TRC #344: Animal Memory + Name That: Random Technology Quiz + The Humidex

level1july303Just in time for the weekend!  First Adam attempts to recall whether or not animals have memory, next Pat tests your knowledge of random technology with another game of ‘name that’ and lastly Cristina gets the crew to work up a sweat about the humidex.

 

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TRC #343: Voluntourism + Higher Thread Counts + Sleepwalking 101

2032116-skeeowakHappy Spring Equinox! Darren kicks off the show by exposing the disturbing downside of well-intentioned Voluntourism. Cristina lays out the truth behind whether higher thread counts are really indicative of bed sheet quality. Finally, Adam stirs the panel with an in-depth segment about Sleepwalking.
 

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TRC #342: Talking Pluto with Dr. Stuart Robbins + Name That: Grade 9 Edition + Arsenic Levels in California Wines

pluto-lolcatGuest panelist Dr. Stuart Robbins from “Exposing PseudoAstronomy” launches this week’s show by tackling a listener’s email regarding Pluto and the IAU’s definition of a planet. Pat grades our knowledge of high school Science with a game of Name That: Grade 9 Edition. Finally, Darren dips into a recent news story claiming dangerously high levels of arsenic in California wine.

 

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TRC #341: Health Canada & Natural Remedies + Food Stereotypes + Why Paper Cuts Hurt So Much

nightonDarren is back on home turf and kicks off this week’s show by putting Health Canada’s licensing of natural remedies under the microscope. Adam digs into race and gender-based food stereotypes. Finally, Cristina slices through a segment on why paper cuts hurt so much.
 

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TRC #340: Interview With Thomas Clark From The Center For Naturalism

Graphic1A few months ago Darren and Adam had the opportunity to interview Thomas Clark from The Center for Naturalism.    We hope you enjoy this interview while the regular crew takes a well deserved week off!

 

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TRC #339: Was Everyone In The Middle Ages Drunk? + Lie Detection + Dressgate

blueblackllamasFormer TRC host Jon Abrams returns to examine whether everyone in the Middle Ages drank liquor because water was so dirty and polluted.   Next Adam tells us the truth about lie detection.  Or does he?   Lastly Cristina pits the blue-blacks against the white-golds with a look at the viral picture which set off ‘dressgate.’

 

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TRC #338: Stradivarius Debate + SFoSF Inventions + How To Predict The Future On The Internet

unnamed-1Dubrofsky’s back! Elan drops by TRC Studios this week to play co-host and examine whether a Stradivarius violin lives up to its reputation. Pat tests our knowledge of inventions with a game of “Science Fact or Science Fiction”. Finally, Adam explains how anyone can flawlessly make predictions on the internet.

 

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TRC #337: Women In Science + Brian Tomasik on Wild Animal Suffering Part 2 + Blue Blood

likeagirlWith Adam at the helm this week, we kick off with a segment from Cristina highlighting the challenges women face forging a path in Science-related fields, we feature part 2 of our interview with guest Brian Tomasik about Wild Animal Suffering and finally, Adam sheds some light on why our veins look blue.
 

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TRC #336: American Sniper + Brian Tomasik on Wild Animal Suffering + Rent-To-Own

squirrelsniperWith Cristina filling in as host, Adam slings a segment about the real story behind American Sniper, while guest Brian Tomasik opens our eyes to Wild Animal Suffering in part 1 of 2 interview segments. Finally (last yet again…) Pat crunches the real math of Rent-To-Own business models, shocking Adam and Cristina in the process.
 

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