TRC #273: Krokodil + Effective Altruism + Homeopathy + Aspartame + Punting + Friends

artifacts-images-design_data-17B229-thumb-275x274-design-1193The guys at TRC Productions bring a different format for episode 273 and deliver a jammed packed episode! Darren starts things off with 3 short updates on Krokodil, his thoughts on an article about Effective Altruism and a recent tragedy involving homeopathy. Pat then recounts a recent story about some skeptical activism related to aspartame that he was involved in. Next, Elan examines whether American football teams are maximizing their chances to win when they punt on 4th down. Adam finishes off the show buy answering the question of whether or not your friends have more friends than you do.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Krokodil

Krokodil hype: Is toxic ‘flesh-eating’ street drug in Canada?

Effective Altruism vs. Charity Navigator

Darren’s refutation

Homeopathy

What’s the harm?

CTV News

National Post

Calgary Sun

The Reality Check #58: Alternative Style Auctions + Interview with Tim Farley + Flamingo Colour Myth

Aspartame

The Reality Check #151: Aspartame + Cryotherapy + Dentist Suicides

Punting on 4th down

Grantland – The Coach Who Never Punts

NY Times – A  New Study on Fourth Downs: Go for It

David Romer Paper – DO FIRMS MAXIMIZE? EVIDENCE FROM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

Wikipedia – Loss Aversion

SB Nation – Conventional Wisdom be Damned: The Math Behind Pulaski Academy’s Offense

Friendship Paradox

The “Friendship Paradox” … @UberFacts

Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do – Psychology Today

Friendship Paradox – Wikipedia

 

 

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