BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 4 – A New Trope

Thirty-nine years ago on a sound stage far far away… George Lucas filmed Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, a subtitle which no one would remember. The three pod-awans disturb the force and scrutinize the science of the film in less than 12 parsecs. Raj notices the eco-friendly policies on the Death Star, Jono […]

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Ep. 59 Red Scare: How Bacon Causes Cancer

The three podivores bite into the recent WHO (World Health Organization) report that red and processed meat causes cancer, though smoked ribs will never be as bad as smoked cigarettes. Raj brags about how healthy he is as a vegetarian who eats fried cheese. Jono complains that scientists don’t conduct enough experiments on prisoners. Joe, […]

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Ep. 58 Protect Ya Neuron (Possible cure for Parkinson’s)

The great triumvirate breakdown a breakthrough in Parkinson’s Disease treatment. Using a Trojan horse/Berlin airdrop method, helpful proteins repair and protect neurons! Raj describes the experiment as a rodent American Gladiator. Jono has an insecure compulsion to prove he still knows neural dopaminergic pathways, and Joe will cure his hand tremors with snake oil (also […]

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Ep. 57 Grand Old Party-Poopers (Conservatives are more negative / liberals are more…liberal)

The polls are in and the three podcast pundits spin some behavioral results that reveal conservatives are more negative than liberals. Brain studies show why conservatives are unempathetic scared-y cats who love puns.  Raj explains how right wing cavemen (not women) had an evolutionary advantage, Jono accuses vegans of being fascist, and Joe wants to […]

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Ep. 56 – Ghost in the Skull (Science Makes Ghosts)

In this special Halloween episode, the three apparitions creep up on the knowledge that scientists replicate the feeling of ghosts using ‘slave’ robots!  Brain lesions localize the sensory illusions in the brain that cause a ‘feeling of presence.’ Raj shares the lamest ghost story ever (it involves Marc Anthony), Jono recounts that Meriwether Lewis tried […]

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