A new article about the phenomenon of “phantom” phone notifications – those strange moments when you senses a vibration from your cell phone that didn’t actually happen – has Jeff ranting on the crazy thoughts that such sensations evoke, and Anthony hearing voices. Is technology making us crazy, or have alerts been messing with the human mind since the beginning of time? More Details/Download MP3 →
Anthony found an article explaining how astronomers gussy up space photography to convey the scope and beauty of the cosmos, and now he has to break it to Jeff that every image he’s ever seen of the galaxy isn’t really as rich and vibrant as depicted. Is it important for science to be strictly accurate, or does artistic license play into scientific method? More Details/Download MP3 →
Researchers have now successfully transferred words from one conscious mind to another over long distances… is a sentence that is technically true, but the details of how they did it reveal that true telepathy is still a long way off. That doesn’t stop Anthony and Jeff from proposing ways real telepathic communication could be great and/or terrible. Who needs the Apple Watch when you’ve got a brain-to-brain interface! More Details/Download MP3 →
Cooking a Chinese delicacy, a chef in Guangdong province died when the head of a cobra he was preparing bit his hand – long after it had been severed from its body. This freak accident has Jeff and Anthony pondering the safety procedures necessary for serving venomous snakes in a restaurant, the weirdest foods they’ve eaten, and, of course, GI Joe.
A museum in Japan devoted entirely to mayonnaise prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss the proper ways to consume condiments, the joys of seeing mundane “attractions”, and the usefulness of obsession. Also, Indiana Jones shows up. More Details/Download MP3 →
An article about how one Chinese gamer turned his “gaming addiction” into a profitable business prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss dreams, responsibility, passion, and choosing the right career. Also, Sir Patrick Stewart’s hidden love of crude oil. More Details/Download MP3 →
There is evidence to suggest that a microbe that lives inside the human stomache may be the key to ending deadly peanut allergies. Indeed, the microbiome that each of us carries around all the time may have far more to do with our physical and mental health than previously realized. This makes Anthony and Jeff think twice about who they’d like to share bacteria with, and how exactly these microbes are getting into our bodies. More Details/Download MP3 →