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Episodes

Climate Change: Is It Too Late?

10/17/2018
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This week Mitch talks about a horrifying experience at the slowly disappearing Great Barrier Reef and Greg explains the scorching heat they felt in the Arctic while on a trip with Greenpeace. Then Mitch and Greg GO OFF on the current politicization around climate change and highlight important aspects of the new IPCC report. The science is spliced in throughout so you are entertained while simultaneously learning.

Duration:00:45:03

Masturbation: Addictive Habit or Healthy Pleasure

10/10/2018
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This week Greg explains the weird ways he used to download porn and Mitch talks about struggling not to masturbate while on Big Brother. We then debate whether masturbation is good or bad for you all while splicing the science throughout.

Duration:00:42:47

Phone Addiction: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

10/3/2018
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This week we break down the science of phone addiction. Greg talks about the horrors of texting the wrong person while Mitch speaks about when a phone saved his life. This weeks debate is about whether or not Greg is clinically addicted to his phone.

Duration:00:43:59

Musicals: What's The Greatest Show Of All Time? (LIVE)

9/26/2018
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Live in Toronto from Just For Laughs festival! Greg recounts getting robbed and having his "Cats" musical VHS stolen, while Mitch goes into the dark web to find Lord Of The Rings The Musical clips to trade. Our guest Henry Koperski literally blows everybody's mind with an amazing music lesson and a look at some famous songs. Then Greg and Mitch debate: what is the greatest musical of all time?

Duration:00:52:12

Gay Marriage: Should We Get Married?

9/19/2018
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This week, Greg and Mitch decide whether or not to get hitched. The guys tell stories about bizarre wedding traditions such as ALWAYS serving dry chicken. They then debate whether or not they want to throw a big expensive party to celebrate their love or skip marriage altogether.

Duration:00:37:36

Gay Marriage: Should We Get Married?

9/19/2018
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Will Greg and Mitch decide to get hitched at the end of this episode? The guys tell stories about bizarre wedding traditions and dry chicken. They then debate whether or not they want to throw a big expensive party to celebrate their love or skip gay marriage altogether.

Duration:00:37:36

Human Extinction: Is The World Going To End Soon?

9/12/2018
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Greg and Mitch talk about the current political climate and how much it's impacted their lives, including remember the day that Trump was elected. They then debate whether or not the world as actually getting worse - for good - or whether or not this is just a blip on the timeline of history.

Duration:00:47:53

Louis CK: Should He Still Do Comedy?

9/5/2018
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Mitch and Greg discuss the controversy surrounding Louis C.K. Mitch talks about the first time her heard Louis say a gay slur and Greg talks about doing Stand Up with verbally abusive comics. In the end Mitch and Greg debate whether or not they think Louis C.K. should still do comedy.

Duration:00:36:12

Toxic Masculinity: Should We Live In A Matriarchy?

8/29/2018
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Greg and Mitch talk about growing up gay and their relationship to masculinity, including their first gay role models, and Greg's phase of wearing pearl necklaces. They then debate whether or not the world we be better off as a Matriarchy!

Duration:00:45:47

Pets: Expensive Nuisance or the Joy of Life

8/22/2018
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This week Mitch talks about a horrifying experience with a horse and Greg explains how he killed his hamster. In the debate Mitch and Greg argue over whether or not their new puppy is actually capable of bringing them joy. Rachel splices in the sidenotes to hit you with the science throughout.

Duration:00:45:29

Entrepreneurs: Privileged Men or Hardworking Creatives?

8/8/2018
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Mitch and Greg are entrepreneurs who run a YouTube channel about science. On this episode they tell stories about majorly screwing up a science video and the worst meeting they've ever sat through. Mitch interviews his sister who wrote her Ph.D on how to run a small business. Finally, Mitch and Greg debate whether or not they enjoy being entrepreneurs and the if the stress they deal with is really worth it in the end ... or not.

Duration:01:05:08

Popstars: Who Is The Greatest of All Time? LIVE FROM JFL! Ft. Matteo Lane

8/1/2018
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It's our first ever LIVE podcast from the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival! Greg and Mitch tell stories about the first album they ever bought and performing the Lady Gaga Bad Romance dance in sketchy bars. We then get schooled by comedian Matteo Lane on Mariah Carey, Maria Callas, and Patti LaBelle. Finally, Greg and Mitch go head to head with a formal debate about who is the greatest pop star of ALL TIME!

Duration:00:54:54

Elon Musk: Evil Billionaire or Innovative Genius?

7/25/2018
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During story time Greg discusses his obsession with Grimes and Mitch tells a story about the time his Google Home tried to kill him. In the debate Greg thinks Elon Musk is going to ruin the planet but Mitch is more of a fan.

Duration:00:43:53

Sex Ed: Corrupting Minds or Saving Lives?

7/18/2018
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We're going to be at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival! Get your tickets — THEY SELL OUT FAST Greg and Mitch recount their very different Sex Ed experiences. While Greg was putting expired condoms on wooden dildo's, Mitch was getting some misinformation at Catholic school. This week the guys are on the same side of the debate and are reading our current government to filth for sending the Sex Ed Curriculum 20 years back to the past.

Duration:00:53:48

Influencers: Pure Trash or This Generations Treasure?

7/11/2018
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Greg and Mitch try to come to terms with the fact that they are influencers while recounting their stories of famous online personalities. Rachel interviews science communicator / influencer Science Sam. And we end by debating whether the role of influencer is pure trash or a hidden treasure.

Duration:00:56:52

Alcohol: Liquid Courage or Dangerous Blackouts?

7/4/2018
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This week we're talking about our favourite poison: alcohol. We revisit our most wild drinking memories, including the time Greg broke into a famous socialite's car! Rachel breaks down what happens when you get blackout drunk and then Greg and Mitch debate whether alcohol's liquid courage is worth the hangovers.

Duration:00:45:32

Polyamory: What's It Like To Be In A Polyamorous Relationship?

6/27/2018
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This week we're talking all about relationships - including ours! We remember our first encounters with polyamorous couples and how awkwardly we reacted. Greg chats with our friends who are now in a 4-way polyamorous relationship, and asks them all about how it happened, how it works and how they feel. We finish it off by debating whether or not WE could be in a poly-relationship.

Duration:00:51:08

Death: Crippling Anxiety or Ultimate Peace?

6/20/2018
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This week we take on a lighthearted topic, DEATH! We talk about the most painful ways to die, near death experiences, and how our relationship with spirituality has changed. Mitch and Rachel discuss different funeral practices from around the world. We then debate who is more afraid of death and Mitch explains why he would like to live forever.

Duration:00:51:27

Video Games: Violent Problem or Productive Hobby?

6/13/2018
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This week, we talk about growing up with video games and how they affect your brain and society a large. Mitch secretly records Greg struggling to play Zelda for all to hear. We debate over whether or not video games are net positive or negative, all while touching on the modern science. -- Special thanks to Josie Brechner of @visagermusic who let us use their music for this episode of Sidenote. It comes from their album 'Songs From An Unmade World 2' - the tracks are inspired by...

Duration:00:53:46

Therapy: Over Hyped Hoax or Essential To Life?

6/6/2018
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This week Greg talks about having a panic attack from seeing his therapist in public. We give you a timeline to the horrors of psychiatry. We end it with a debate about whether therapy is actually useful, or not.

Duration:00:41:15