Put down that work and get back to podcast listening! The three pod-ject managers explain that no one ever said “I wish I spent more time at the office” on their deathbed, because they probably keeled over at their desk from a stroke. Raj warns of the epidemic of Karōshi (death from overwork) in Japan, […]Read more "Ep. 63: “Work To Death” – Long Hours Increases Chance of Stroke by 37%"
It is a dark time for the podbellion. But the three “freedom fighters” record from a secret studio to talk about The Empire Stikes Back. Never mind that Obi Wan is sexist, this is the best episode of the trilogy! Raj is dubious of the domestication of Tauntauns and their ability to accommodate passengers. Jono […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 5 – Empiricism Strikes Back"
The Three Planeteers gaze up at the recent discovery of a possible alien superstructure on the #WTFstar. The irregular orbit and sun-stealing properites of this mysterious mass could be a cluster of comets or the Mr. Burns of the Universe. Raj laments that he was stripped of his PhD by a local arts magazine, Jono […]Read more "Ep #61: Proof of Alien Life? The Alien Super Structure"
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)"
The podcast-wave duality discuss Einstein’s first big hit: the photoelectric effect (theory of relativity was his B-side). Raj believes that Einstein and Newton were only popular because they were “Particle Men”, Jono explains that photons (like the police) behave differently when being observed, and Joe finally gets to talk about the double-slit experiment that he […]Read more "The Photoelectric Slide"
The pre-cancerous trio reveal that sometimes cancer can literally disappear up your own ass. Cancer is complicated, but Raj explains that *Spoiler Alert* healthy people live longer. Jono compares cancer treatments to Terminator movies, and Joe is no longer impressed with Lance Armstrong. Listen here. The Paper: “Spontaneous regression of colon cancer” (Kihara et al., […]Read more "It’s Not a Tumor! …Anymore"
The three fan boys (fans because we want to cool the Earth) discuss global warming, focusing on how the ice caps are melting. Joe feels helpless in trying to stop the impending doom of global warming, Jono is convinced that he has the smallest carbon footprint, and Raj proposes a freeze ray to stop glacier melting. […]Read more "Polar Ice Capped"
The adorable litter of podcasters tells the story of a crazy Soviet scientist who domesticated foxes through selective breeding. Raj (consumate beta-male) lets fear guide his hatred of dogs, and proves himself to be the most unlikeable host. Joe and Jono, both canine lovers, discuss the scientific value of “cuddliness” and Jono reveals the origin […]Read more "The Fox into the Hound"
The three Iversons cross-over the “10,000 hours” rule, revealing it is pure bologna! How talented you are determines your amount of practice, not the other way around. Jono hates piano practice so much he punched his bother in the face. Raj owes his cricket prowess to his Indian roots. Joe disagrees, claiming he practiced his way […]Read more "Practice Makes Worthless"