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HS 046: Pseudoscience – How Do You Change a Mind?

Otherwise intelligent people are often swayed to believe objectively false ideas. Why is this? High Science takes a balanced approach to the pseudosciences with a guest that is familiar with "alternative medicine". Can we achieve spirituality without diving headfirst into mysticism? Is it possible to change the minds of even the most adamant supporters of conspiracy theories? Can modern medicine learn anything from the practices of naturopathy? Deep stuff. Send us episode requests, feedback,...


HS 045: Fitness – Don’t Skip Leg Day

Swole is the goal. Size is the prize. Eat ya brotein and lift heavy things. There is a lot of broscience (aka pseudoscience) surrounding fitness and nutrition so High Science attempts to cut through the bullsh*t and give you some solid tips to start your fitness journey. There is also a deep dive into organic chemistry where we break down what each macro-nutrient does for the body. The episode concludes with a discussion on the validity of cow tipping and why a belt is a good weapon to...


HS 044: Cosmology – What Happened Before Things Could Happen?

How did the universe start? How will it end? Will it expand forever or crunch back to a point? If the universe is everything, then what is it expanding into? What does bird poop and the color beige have to do with cosmology? Find out as High Science tackles the small task of discussing the entire history and future of space and time. (Featuring Jake the Astronomer!) Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email:...


HS 043: Probability and Statistics – Running a Tuna Shaving Factory

Learn probability and statistics with High Science as we apply these concepts to weighing Korean babies, tricking your friends to win money, and running a sea-creature shaving facility. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email: highscience2017@gmail.com


HS 042: Psychology – How Does Your Mind Work?

How much do different modes of thinking affect our day to day lives? More than you might think. High Science dives into psychology and discusses intuition, working memory, attention, and psychological experiments. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email: highscience2017@gmail.com


HS 041: Sir Isaac Newton – Tootin’ Newton Beans vs. Hooke Slaw

Isaac Newton: one of the greatest figures to grace the scientific world. Also a closet crazy person. High Science discusses the life and times of Sir Isaac Newton, explores his most influential work, and dives into his weirder pursuits (like alchemy and the occult). We also start the episode by answering a fan question! Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email: highscience2017@gmail.com


HS 039: Electricity and Magnetism – Peacocks are Racist

Guys heads up: we start this episode saying that we recorded the taxonomy episode "last week". We posted the last few episodes in a different order than we recorded them (we recorded this one a while back). In this episode, High Science explores the core ideas of electricity and magnetism. Things can have an intrinsic property known as "charge" and if the charge sits still it does some things and if it moves it does a whole bunch of other things! We explore Coulomb's Law, electric fields,...


HS 038: First Birthday – Reminiscing and Bullsh*t

High Science is celebrating its first birthday! We discuss how we started and some favorite our parts of previous episodes. We also get ripped and go on all kinds of sciencey tangents (hence the "and bullsh*t" in the title). We feel all warm and fuzzy that we got this far and we can't thank you guys enough for tuning in! Here's to the coming year. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email: highscience2017@gmail.com


HS 037: Taxonomy – From Sexy Bryophytes to Zombie Ant Fungus

How close are mammals to reptiles? How much do birds and butterfly have in common? How about polar bears and orchids? High Science dives into the biological classification system known as taxonomy. We explore the history of taxonomy and it's hierarchy. We also dive deep into the plant and fungus kingdoms. We also play a game called "Is THAT a fruit?" and by the end we all question our collective reality. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail!...


HS 036: Artificial Intelligence – Are We Ready for Woke Juicers?

Sentient juicers... preowned sex-robots... what it means to be conscious... robot rights... High Science discusses artificial intelligence with two special guests: Jake the Astronomer and James the AI Enthusiast.


HS 035: A Tribute to Stephen Hawking

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." Stephen Hawking made amazing contributions to physics through his research on cosmology and black holes. However, what launched him into international fame was his ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms. He gave us all a foothold into a better understanding of our universe and through this, he inspired wonder and curiosity in...


HS 034: Physics of Sound and Music – Shakin’ in the Direction We Go

High Science explores the mechanisms behind sound and music while also breaking down the properties of waves. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and comments! We love getting fan mail! Twitter: @highscience2017 Email: highscience2017@gmail.com


HS 033: Our Energy Addiction – How Ancient Sunlight Powers Your Phone

A civilization's progress depends heavily on how it obtains and utilizes energy. For most of human history, we used our inefficient meat machines (some call them "bodies") to get things done. Now energy is harvested somewhere in the distance and we can do things like turn on lights or power our sweet, sweet cell phones. High Science explores society's dependence on energy as well as our current green and not-so-green energy sources. Send us episode requests, feedback, questions, and...


HS 032: Work and Energy – High Science vs Cocaine Algebra

Energy is one of those words that is used all the time but is rarely understood. This week High Science tackles energy, work, and power. Although these words are often used interchangeably, they have distinct physical meanings. Joining us are two new guests, Fredrick and Chenz, who have little scientific knowledge. John attempts to teach a bunch of (allegedly) stoned people about energy and hilarity ensues. Tangents range from Duck Hunt to betting on the temperature of lava as High Science...


HS 031: Genetics – Why Are 25% of My Peas Wrinkled?

Genetics is the study of heredity and how traits are passed from parent to offspring. From wrinkly peas to colorblindness, High Science explores genetics and explains why your friend's ear lobes are attached to his head while yours dangle free. We start with Gregor Mendel and classical genetics which explains things like eye color and ear wax wetness (seriously). We then discuss DNA, sex-linked traits, asexual vs sexual reproduction, and epigenetics. Ever wonder how flatworms reproduce? If...


HS 030: Our Education System – Sit Down, Shut Up, Test Friday

Education is a beautiful thing... which is why we need to hardcore fix it. High Science explores the shortcomings of our education system and possible ways to make improvements. Ideas such as gamification and constructivism are explored and our own educational experiences are hilariously recalled. Education is stuck in the outdated paradigm of retaining and regurgitating information. We must move to help people critically process information and creatively solve the problems of tomorrow....


HS 029: The Human Body – How 30 Trillion Cells Power Your Meat Gundam

Your body is made up of *trillions* of little membrane-bound blobs of goop. Those goop balls work together to make the meat machine you control every single day. High Science explores the human body and how these little biological machines we call cells work together to make you you.


HS 028: Infinity – When an Endless Process Has to End

High Science tackles the mind-bending idea of infinity. We go back 2500 years to Zeno's paradoxes and we zoom ahead to potential future math-less alien robots. Physics needs the concept of infinity in order to work. The area of a circle formula couldn't be found without infinity. This abstract concept is critical to our understanding of the universe and ourselves. At the very least, it shows us how good we are at confusing ourselves. *High Science is temporarily moving to a biweekly schedule*


HS 027: Existentialism – Nothing Means Anything… So Now What?

Philosophy episode! High Science has an existential meltdown as they discuss the core principles of existentialism and explore the ideas of this movement's most influential thinkers. Show Notes: Existentialism - Best viewed as a movement and not philosophical system or a set of doctrines “It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains” - Thomas H. Huxley Existential Crisis - Things that used to seem like common sense reveals itself as uncanny, up to chance,...


HS 026: Jay and Sam – Research Scientists Doing Awesome Things

Did you know you can hear space-time wobble? Jay and Sam return after conducting more research and we talk about their work and all things science. Jay is doing chemistry research concerning core components of hash oils and e-liquids. Sam is doing biophysics research concerning the protein channels that bring nutrients to the lens of your eye. Some of our topics include nuclear accidents, Rick and Morty, interferometry, and protein folding video games.