On this week’s show, Darren arms you with advice on whether it’s really necessary to rake your yard leaves and kick them to the curb. Adam bravely gets in the middle of the great pitbull debate.
Lastly, Pat tests the panel’s knowledge of top producing countries with another enlightening game of “Name That”.
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Should You Rake Your Leaves?
The Great Pitbull Debate
Effectiveness of breed-specific legislation in decreasing the incidence of dog-bite injury
Hospitalisations in people in the Canadian province of Manitoba
Christiane Vadnais, dead after pit bull attack, laid to rest – CBC
Montrealís Pit Bull Ban: What You Need To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask – Mtl Blog
The Problem With Pit Bulls – Time
Pediatric dog bite injuries: a 5-year review of the experience at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Mortality, mauling, and maiming by vicious dogs.
Le règlement de Montréal sur les pitbulls suspendu – Radio Canada
Toronto’s pit bulls are almost gone. So why are there more dog bites than ever?
‘But, My Pit Bull Would Never Attack’ May Be Wishful Thinking – Boston.com
Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities — United States, 1995-1996 – CDC Prevention Guidelines Database
Are Pit Bulls Really Dangerous? – Live Science
The racist story behind the pit bulls fall from American icon to demon dog
Human Genetic Diversity: Lewontin’s Fallacy
Name That: World Producers Edition
Wikipedia: Countries By Uranium Production
Wikipedia: Countries By Motor Vehicle Production
Congratulations Adam on your impending fatherhood. No doubt Pat and Christina have primed you for the world of woo you are entering. Always wanted to hear a podcast on Skeptical Parenting, so it will be great to hear you share your stories.
Thanks Alex! Just in the world of pregnancy there are already a few potential topics I’ve thought of covering. Effectiveness of pregnancy tests. Determining the sex of the child through ultra sound and all the silly superstitions about other ways of telling the sex. “Months” as a metric for measuring pregnancy and due dates vs. conceptions date and such. Frequency of miscarriages at various stages of pregnancy. All this and we’re just starting the 2nd trimester!
Love the podcast. I’ve been an addicted fan for over five years now. Regarding “fall” and “autumn,” usage in the United States may vary by region, but where I grew up (Rocky Mountain West), the two were 100% interchangeable, with “autumn” perhaps sounding a little more formal. But both are absolutely in use in the United States, just like in Canada.