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 […]Read more "Ep. 57 Grand Old Party-Poopers (Conservatives are more negative / liberals are more…liberal)"
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 […]Read more "Ep. 56 – Ghost in the Skull (Science Makes Ghosts)"
The three cephalo-podcasters do a deep dive into the phenomenon that octopuses (not octopi) use tools. The eight-legged wonders don’t just accurately predict international soccer matches, they also collect coconut shells to hide in. Raj thinks the octopus’s limitless potential makes them the modern white Americans of the sea. Jono finds similarities with the T-1000 […]Read more "Ep. 55 Octopus’s Garden Tools – Study shows Octopuses use tools (and Octopi is not a word)"
The hardwood trio break down the subject of converting cellulose into starch. To combat the impending food crisis, (imporverished) people in the near future may be eating trees. Raj recalls the time he was duped into eating crickets, Jono explains the lengths he will go to eat steak, while Joe ate a milk carton […]Read more "Ep. 54 – Wood Craving"
The three traumatized brains tackle the subject of concussions in football. The NFL is heading toward a tobacco-industry level denial to cover up the fact that even mild hits can cause brain damage. Raj repetitively hits Jono with guilt trips for supporting the NFL. Joe has decreased his NFL fandom, but he is a Browns […]Read more "Ep. 53 – Friday Night Lights Out (A study on concussions & CTE in the NFL)"
The three culinary primates prepare a recipe for evolution: chimps prefer their food cooked! Raj explains how the cognitive capacity for cooking exists in primates, but we don’t want that technology in the wrong hands. Jono pitches the Food Network a golden opportunity, and Joe is convinced monkeys were the original Prometheus and gave fire […]Read more "Ep. 52 – Iron Chef: Chimp Edition"
The three capitalist pigs pay forward the fact that money only buys emotional well being up to $75k. Of course, life satisfaction will cost you a little extra. Raj explains the scientific basis for ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’, Jono shares a menu item with Warren Buffett, and Joe is passionate about suppressing the poor with […]Read more "Ep. 51 – A $75,000 Smile"
The three cavemen hunt for and gather facts about the downfall of the Wooly Mammoth. Genetic analysis reveals humans didn’t wipe them out, but they get the assist. Raj explains that contrary to the mammoth, humans’ strong genetic diversity would prevent the zombie apocalypse. Jono proposes a Jurassic Park like mammoth hunting preserve for #CecilTheMammoth, […]Read more "Ep. 50 – A Mammoth Undertaking"
The three dimensions welcome back our favorite and only guest, Calla Coffield (Space.com) to throw shade on the theory that we live in a 2 dimensional hologram. Calla puts this finding in the proper perspective while Raj is working on a unified theory just to spite physicists. Jono beams in as a hologram and Joe […]Read more "Ep. 49 – Sleepy Holograms"
The first three rows of podcasting splash you with some TRUTH: Orcas live just as long in captivity as in the wild. Full disclosure: there is no full disclosure given by the researchers at Sea World. Jono, a former Sea World employee, reveals that it is not just marine animals they treat poorly. Raj finds […]Read more "Ep. 48 – Bigger & Blacker-fish (A KILLER Whale study)"