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The New Flat Earthers!

8/15/2018
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"Something happened in 2015," he says, "...it was then that many people on the internet became flat earth adherents." I don't mean to alarm you listener - you are, after all, a lover of science, a lover of sensible, well produced knowledge - but flat eartherism (or globular denialism, if you want to flip it around) is SO HOT RIGHT NOW. If there was a chart tracking weird anti-scientific beliefs,* it'd be number one with a bullet. What we want to know is do people actually believe it? And if...

Duration:00:40:34

Pollen Pollen Pollen - With Professor Simon Haberle!

8/13/2018
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Here in the Southern half of the universe it's coming up to spring - and you know what that means: lambs frolicking in meadows, teenagers frolicking in meadows, people with hay fever sneezing! To celebrate the oncoming season of the sneeze, we explore the world of pollen with @ThatPollenGuy, Professor Simon Haberle - we talk ancient roadways, 3d printing, huge sneezes and excellent pollen collections! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly brought to you by the...

Duration:00:34:24

Big Impact Impact! With Professor Mark Reed!

8/10/2018
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Back in the olden days we beard stroking eggheads used to sit around in our ivory towers, picking buttercups of wisdom, musing deep thoughts about the nature of the cosmos. Profound, but a little bit... useless. But that's all gone now! These days, we're creators of impact - making a difference to the world - changing lives for the better! Well, maybe. Or at least, we're trying to... So to help make The Wholesome Show the highest impact podcast it can possibly be, we sat down for a chat...

Duration:00:36:06

PREDATORy journals!

8/8/2018
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It's a jungle out there in the academic world... and stalking in the midst of that jungle is a threat - to knowledge, to trust, to our very lives! That's right, it's the PREDATOR! (Predatory journals that is). We explore! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly brought to you by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

Duration:00:37:09

Death By Selfie!

8/1/2018
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Listener, we love selfies at The Wholesome Show - we've taken photos with every z grade celebrity we can get our hands on!... But I have to confess, I didn't know they were so dangerous... That's right, 10 times as many people die of selfies every year as die of shark attack! It's terrible, so to save you from a terrible selfie related death, we've explored... The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public...

Duration:00:23:04

Polarised by Disgust!

7/5/2018
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Imagine dancing through the forest, barefoot and fancy free. But shoeless, your foot lands... on a slug... and the slug squelches like jelly between your toes. Disgusted? Well it turns out, this is not only objectively gross, but it can make you more politically conservative! We explore the political psychology of disgust! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

Duration:00:50:35

Night of the Living Mummies: The Sokushinbutsu!

6/28/2018
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How's your yoga game listener? Do you have a pretty wicked warrior two? A solid downward dog? A blissful savasana? You may be pretty awesome... But could you hold your lotus pose UNTIL DEATH? That's right listener, this week we explore the Sokushinbutsu - Buddhist monks who took their asceticism to the point of death, even becoming mummified while STILL ALIVE... The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly brought to you by the Australian National Centre for the Public...

Duration:00:49:33

The Dancing Plague of 1518!

6/21/2018
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In July 1518, Frau Troffea stepped out into the streets of Strasbourg and began to dance a fervent dance. She danced through the day - and through the night. In fact, she wouldn't stop dancing for somewhere between four and six days - and during that time 34 other people would join her. Over the course of the month, some 400 people would dance in the streets of Strasbourg. But this wasn't fun. They couldn't stop. They writhed in pain, they screamed for help, they begged for mercy. But...

Duration:00:42:06

In Blockchain We Trust!

6/13/2018
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You can't go anywhere on the internet these days without someone launching something new on the blockchain - a new social network, a currency based on selfies, or a way to fund a trip to the moon! Is the blockchain the greatest new technology since podcasts? Or just the latest crazy snake oil to come out of the fevered imagination of the techno-mafia...? We explore! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public...

Duration:01:02:51

Artificial Intelligence and the Black Metal Basilisk - with Genevieve Bell!

6/7/2018
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Should we be worried about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Some people (ie Will) worry about Skynet and doombots like Roko's Basilisk, but Professor Genevieve Bell from the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute reckons there's far more concrete things here in the now that we should be paying attention to... The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

Duration:01:16:00

Welcome To The Atomic Gardening Society!

5/30/2018
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The phrase NUCLEAR RADIATION conjures up pretty fearful images these days - reactor meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima, the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the three-eyed fish of The Simpsons. But for a brief window in the 1950s a movement of people sought to harness the power of the atom not for weapons or energy - but for ever better... garden crops! We explore the Atomic Gardening Society! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly...

Duration:01:31:13

Life in a Herd Part 7 - What's It All Mean?

5/23/2018
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Welcome to part 7 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we wrap up - what does it all mean, what do we do from here? Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (@ANU_CPAS)! This series has been produced with...

Duration:00:25:48

Life in a Herd Part 6 - Can Big Junk Food Go Straight? With Don Nutbeam

5/23/2018
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Welcome to part 6 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we talk with Professor Don Nutbeam, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (@ANU_CPAS)! This...

Duration:00:41:51

Life in a Herd Part 5 - Let's Make Health Cool (Ironically) with Cynthia Webster

5/23/2018
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Welcome to part 5 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we talk with Associate Professor Cynthia Webster, from the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for the Public...

Duration:00:29:32

Life in a Herd Part 4 - Sharon Friel And The Manufacturers Of Disease

5/23/2018
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Welcome to part 4 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we talk with Professor Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian...

Duration:00:36:43

Life in a Herd Part 3 - Racism Is A Public Health Issue, with Summer May Finlay

5/23/2018
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Welcome to part 3 of Life in a Herd! In this series we're journeying with our picnicking epidemiologist upstream to find out who it is who's chucking the bodies of our modern world into the river. In this episode we talk with Summer May Finlay - Yorta Yorta woman, Croakey journalist, Cancer Institute consultant and Phd student at the University of South Australia. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts (@rodl) and Dr Will Grant (@willozap), proudly supported by the Australian...

Duration:00:35:02

Life In A Herd Part 1 - Introduction!

5/23/2018
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Three doctors sat down for a picnic by a river. An emergency physician, an intensive care specialist, and an epidemiologist. Suddenly they notice a body in the water! They rush into the current to pull the man ashore, clear his airways and start giving CPR. But then they see another person in the water, face down. They rush out, and drag her in. They clear her airways and do CPR. But then a third body comes floating by! Suddenly the epidemiologist gets up and starts running. “Hey! Come...

Duration:00:15:55

Extrasensory Perception And The Replication Crisis!

5/16/2018
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Do you believe in the paranormal? In ghosts? In spoon bending? In the ability to move objects with your mind? If you're like most rational science minded folks, then - wait for this - I can read your mind and your answer is 'hell no!' But what if we told you that science itself... might not be so sure... We explore the world of extrasensory perception and the replication crisis! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap, proudly supported by @ANU_CPAS!

Duration:01:05:11

The Taste of F Sharp - A Journey into Synaesthesia with Stephanie Goodhew

5/9/2018
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Do you experience a salty taste when your elbow touches things? Or the aroma of oysters when you listen to Brahms? If it's not hallucinogenic drugs, then it's probably synaesthesia! We sat down with Dr Stephanie Goodhew to explore all the different flavour and dimension combinations under the sun! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap, proudly supported by @ANU_CPAS!

Duration:00:25:35

Rod's Umbrella Rentals and the Chinese Social Credit System!

5/3/2018
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Your phone rings. But instead of your normal ringtone*... it's a weird voice saying "The person calling you is dishonest! The person calling you is dishonest!" Welcome to the brave new world of China's rapidly developing Social Credit System - where trustworthy citizens earn points they can convert into free umbrella rental, and the untrustworthy find themselves blocked from flights, loans, houses and decent ringtones. We sat down to explore - also learning about a finance system based on...

Duration:00:53:23