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TRC #620: Does COVID-19 Kill More Men? + Potatoes and Gender?

Darren looks into whether COVID-19 kills more men than women after a friend shares an article suggesting women are more adversely affected by the pandemic. When toy maker Hasbro announced they are rebranding Mr. Potato Head with a gender-neutral name, … Continue reading

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TRC #619: Hands at 10 and 2? + Anti-Asian Hate Crime Stats + Planetary Nomenclature

The mantra when Pat was learning to drive was ‘hands at 10 and 2 o’clock’ when gripping the steering wheel. Turns out, all of us Gen X’ers may need a driver refresher course. Adam does a deep dive into recent … Continue reading

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TRC #618: McDonald’s Eggs Frozen? + Good News in 2020: Conservation + Doublet Craters w/Dr. Stuart Robbins

Cristina’s back this week asking the important questions…are McDonald’s eggs frozen? If you’re still reeling from the gut punch that was 2020, Darren brings us a delightful segment on “Good News in 2020’ you probably missed, Conservation edition. Our pal, … Continue reading

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TRC #617: Vaccines and the Post Hoc Fallacy + Monoliths

Adam and Darren are reunited and happily hijack this week’s show. Darren breaks down the post hoc fallacy, aka ‘after this, therefore because of this’, and examines it in the context of COVID vaccines. Adam goes deep on the mysterious … Continue reading

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TRC #616: The Annual Prediction Show

In what has become a yearly ritual to highlight the futility of ‘predictions’, Adam, Producer Pat, and Cristina guess at what might happen in 2021 and revisit the panel’s 2020 predictions to see how we did. Spoiler: no one had … Continue reading

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TRC #615: Live Your Best Life with Dr. Stuart Farrimond

Aaand…we’re back! This week we dedicate an entire show to chat with our good mate and frequent guest, Dr. Stuart Farrimond, medical doctor turned science communicator and food scientist. Stu joins Pat and Cristina to chat about his latest, and … Continue reading

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TRC #614: Why 2 High Tides? + Dangers Of Double Male End Plugs + Life On Venus Update

Planetary scientist and Hall of Famer guest Dr. Stuart Robbins joins Pat and Cristina to respond to a listener who asks why the Earth experiences two high tides instead of just one. Adam brings us a PSA on the dangers … Continue reading

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TRC #613: Brussel Sprouts + 12 Days Of Christmas Christian Code? + Books, Books, Books!

Adam wonders if brussel sprouts deserve their bad rap for tasting horrible and makes an interesting discovery in the process. Cristina looks into whether the song ‘12 Days Of Christmas’ is coded so persecuted Christians could pass down the tenets … Continue reading

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TRC #612: ‘The Village Effect’ + Is There A Loneliness Epidemic?

Adam discusses themes from ‘The Village Effect’ by author and psychologist Susan Pinker who posits that face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. In a related segment, Darren looks at data to determine if there is evidence … Continue reading

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TRC #611: Why Are Albums So Long Now? + Antarctica Pyramids? + Donating Effectively

Cristina kicks off the show with a look into why so many music albums run much longer than back in the day. Adam explores whether enormous pyramids were discovered in Antarctica. Lastly, we rerun a segment from Darren with tips … Continue reading

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