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A podcast that brings together scientists and common people for an unfiltered discussion about complicated and sometimes-controversial science fears in a fun and respectful way.

A podcast that brings together scientists and common people for an unfiltered discussion about complicated and sometimes-controversial science fears in a fun and respectful way.
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Canada

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A podcast that brings together scientists and common people for an unfiltered discussion about complicated and sometimes-controversial science fears in a fun and respectful way.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 24 - The Fear of Abortion with Joyce Arthur, France-Emmanuelle Joly and Emma Cooper

9/15/2019
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On episode 24 of The Fear of Science we talk about the difficult subject of abortion with Joyce Arthur the Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, France-Emmanuelle Joly from the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective and comedian Emma Cooper. We find out where the fear of abortion comes from and how religion plays into it plus much more.

Duration:00:55:46

Episode 23 - The Fear of Nature with Chef Robin Kort and Shawn Michaels

9/1/2019
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On episode 23 of The Fear of Science we talk about all things nature with Owner of Swallow Tail Tours & Culinary Events, Chef Robin Kork, and Shawn Michaels from the Urban Forestry and Horticulture teams at the Vancouver Park Board. We find out what food we need to be careful with while foraging in the wild and what is very very tasty.

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 22 - The Fear of Politics with Sophie Buddle and Ian Bushfield

8/15/2019
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On episode 22 of The Fear of Science we talk about everybody's favorite family dinner conversation . . . politics! With comedian Sophie Buddle and Ian Bushfield from the podcast Politicoast. We find out why voting is important and how much people care about Canadian politics.

Duration:00:52:56

Episode 21 - The Fear of Climate Change with Ivan Decker and Kurtis Baute

8/1/2019
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On episode 21 of The Fear of Science we talk about how the world is going to be destroyed by climate change with comedian Ivan Decker and science YouTuber Kurtis Baute. We find out what we can do to save the earth and how screwed we really are.

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 20 - The Fear of Social Media with Breanne Williamson and Jamieson McCormack

7/15/2019
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On episode 20 of The Fear of Science we talk about social media with influencers Breanne Williamson and Jamieson McCormack. We talk about what a social media influencer is and the social responsibility they have.

Duration:01:12:38

Episode 19 - The Fear of Spiders with Andreas Fischer and Chris Nyarady

7/1/2019
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On episode 19 of The Fear of Science we talk about all things spiders with Chris Nyarady from the Geeks versus Nerds Podcast and Andreas Fischer a spider researcher from SFU. We help Daniel conquer his fear of spiders with some immersion therapy and everybody holds a tarantula.

Duration:00:45:41

Episode 18 - The Fear of Kink with Claire Pollock and Sara Blaze

6/15/2019
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On episode 18 of The Fear of Science we talk about all things kinky with Claire Pollock producer of the Dirty Betty show and Sara Blaze from the Metro Vancouver Kink Society. We learn why it's important not to kink shame and what different kind of kinks are out there.

Duration:00:47:02

Episode 17 - The Fear of Gluten with Peter Ciuffa and Alexandra Inman

6/1/2019
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On episode 17 of The Fear of Science we talk about the gluten with our guest Peter Ciuffa (AKA Pasta Boy Peter) cooking instructor/actor and Alexandra Inman from Vancouver Dietitians. We learn what gluten is and if it's good or bad for you.

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 16 - The Fear of Masculinity with Outrage Factory and The GM Tim

5/15/2019
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On episode 16 of The Fear of Science we talk about the pressure masculinity puts on us as men with our guest Dale De Ruiter and Derek Bolen from Outrage Factory and The GM Tim. Just some interesting guys sitting around talking about how horrible men can be.

Duration:00:53:39

Episode 15 - The Fear of Clowns with Chris Ross and Ravenous Randy

5/1/2019
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On episode 15 of The Fear of Science we talk about clowns with professional clown Chris Ross and wrestler Ravenous Randy. We find out why people are afraid of clowns and what's hiding under that make-up!

Duration:00:45:36

Episode 14 - The Fear of Drag with Tequila Mockingbird and Candie Tanaka

4/15/2019
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On episode 14 of The Fear of Science we talk about drag queens and drag kings with Drag Queen Tequila Mockingbird and producer of Storytelling with Drag Queens, Candie Tanaka. We find out why people are afraid of drag performers and what types of drag queens exist.

Duration:00:35:02

Episode 13 - The Fear of Public Speaking with Jo Dworschak, Kaylee Byers and Susan Cormier

4/1/2019
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On episode 13 of The Fear of Science we talk about public speaking with Jo Dworschak the producer of Story Story Lie, Susan Cormier the producer of Vancouver Story Slam and Kaylee Byers the producer of Nerd Nite Vancouver. We find out why people are afraid of public speaking and the incredible stories of how these show producers overcame their fears to run amazing shows around Vancouver.

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 12 - The Fear of Anxiety with Megan Phillips

3/15/2019
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On episode 12 of The Fear of Science we talk about anxiety with the hilarious Megan Phillips, producer of the Anxiety Show. We talk about anxiety disorders, mental health and why we need to talk about it more.

Duration:00:47:08

Episode 11 - The Fear of Sexuality with Friderike Moon and Charlie Cook

3/1/2019
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On our eleventh episode of The Fear of Science we talk about sexuality with biologist Friderike Moon and comedian Charlie Cook. We find out if sex education is lacking and how important it is to just talk about sex!

Duration:00:45:44

Episode 10 - The Fear of Viruses with Jennifer Gardy and Dark Poutine

2/15/2019
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On our tenth episode of The Fear of Science we talk about viruses with virus expert Jennifer Gardy from the CDC (who is better then a book) and the podcast Dark Poutine. We find out that everything Scott knows about Ebola is wrong and if viruses can be used to murder!

Duration:00:39:45

Episode 9 - The Fear of Commitment with Amy Color and Suzy Rawsome

2/1/2019
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On our ninth episode of The Fear of Science we talk about commitment and relationships with Relationship & Intimacy Coach Amy Color and comedian Suzy Rawsome. We find out what which gender is more fearful of commitment and why we should just say hi to each other more often.

Duration:00:33:36

Episode 8 - The Fear of Weed with Terry Roycroft and Kyle Bottom

1/15/2019
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On our eighth episode of The Fear of Science we talk about weed and weed culture with Terry Roycroft CEO of MCRCI and comedian Kyle Bottom. We find out what has changed after legalization in Canada and the advances in medicinal marijuana science.

Duration:00:51:45

Episode 7 - The Fear of Getting Caught with Elizabeth Peterson and Andrew Lynch (LIVE!)

1/1/2019
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On our seventh episode and our first live episode of The Fear of Science we talk about the police and getting caught. With guests Elizabeth Peterson the curator at the Vancouver Police Musuem and Andrew Lynch from Geeks versus Nerds. We find out why we fear the police and the craziest crimes each of our guests have witnessed.

Duration:00:40:36

Episode 6 - The Fear of GMOs with Scott Pownall and Rae Lynn Carson

11/15/2018
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On our sixth episode of The Fear of Science we talk about GMOs and DNA with Scott Pownall a geneticist and president of the Open Science Network and comedian Rae Lynn Carson. We find out what makes something a GMO and find out how long it will take until they cure Rae Lynn's diabetes.

Duration:00:46:49

Episode 5 - The Fear of Big Brother Data with Mark Schmidt and Carrie Hunter

11/1/2018
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On our fifth episode of The Fear of Science we talk about big brother data with Mark Schmidt a machine learning researcher at UBC and comedian Carrie Hunter. We find out what companies are tracking our data and so much more scarieness around data tracking.

Duration:00:42:44