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AsapSCIENCE

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Overview

Each week Greg and Mitch of AsapSCIENCE explain the science behind a controversial subject. They use studies, recent research and anecdotes to keep you entertained while *BAM* simultaneously LEARNING!

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255 Episodes

Post Nut Clarity: does an orgasm cause clear headedness?

Today we are talking about "post nut clarity". A term used in a new drake lyric, was popularized on the Call Me Daddy podcast and is meant to explain why some people feel calm and clear headed after an orgasm. We look at the scientific research into the hormones involved in orgasm and why some people may feel good or actually even shameful after an orgasm. STUDYTIME: what happens to your brain after an orgasm? WDWLTW:the first pig kidney transplant in a humanhow to gain more self control Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 June 2024

Rejection: why it hurts and how to deal with it

Rejection is extremely common - and the feelings we get surrounding it make total sense. Scientists and psychologists have been studying why it physically hurts, why we have such extreme reactions to rejection and what are some tips and tricks to cope. Mitch was recently rejected - so today's episode is for him and anyone who is dealing with or may in the future deal with being rejected. STUDYTIME: how to deal with rejection WDWLTW:what is happening with BIRD FLU IN COWSbusting a famous myth Resources:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734881/ https://sanlab.psych.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2015/05/39-Decety-39.pdf https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797610374741?casa_token=kNRlwTonRDkAAAAA%3AbzbCxtAnDDbz1LjrIzTsE_2PCjG9sA1cVrtREzfxNTg7vUJVTwWIYmyQnDGPSvWoqrzRiakmYPYm https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-rejection-sensitivity-4682652 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6968853/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2022/04/19/a-psychology-professor-teaches-us-how-to-overcome-our-rejection-emotion/?sh=11267092345c https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734881/ https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/document?repid=rep1&type=pdf&doi=e2691c89353ff81725350c097099c7d4799b3646 https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/04/rejection#:~:text=Social%20rejection%20increases%20anger%2C%20anxiety,in%20Psychological%20Science%2C%202011).https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2022/04/19/a-psychology-professor-teaches-us-how-to-overcome-our-rejection-emotion/?sh=11402d5b345c Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

Kegels: can they improve your sex life?

Kegels - or pelvic floor exercises have been popular for years now. A lot of the ideas around them tout that they can make your sex life better, they can help with erectile dysfunction, they can help post pregnancy or even prepare for child birth - but what is the truth. How do you even do a Kegel, and in the end is Pilates even better? Today we break down the science of pelvic floor workouts. STUDYTIME: Will Kegels change your life? WDWLTW:can you smell if it is going to rain?the new way we are recycling concrete References:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK555898/#:~:text=Kegel's%20study%20showed%20that%20the,incontinence%20and%20genital%20organ%20prolapse.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8699493/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36205811/https://www.physiotherapyjournal.com/article/S0031-9406(19)30007-0/abstracthttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9777910/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Gay Face: why do so many gay people look similar?

Gay face is a real thing. The science is so fascinating as to why it might exist, and much of the research is meant to help understand the biological impacts of being queer. Today we talk about gay face, do we have it, what does it MEAN to have it and why do so many gay people look the same. The information will likely shock you! STUDYTIME:GAY FACE - why do gay people look like that? LOL WDWLTW:Why are gorilla's SO jacked?What is climate change going to do to sports? REFERENCES:https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/07/new-artificial-intelligence-can-tell-whether-youre-gay-or-straight-from-a-photographhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20682754/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29389215/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25550146/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7497419/#CR18https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20682754/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Bird Watching Trip: COME BIRD WITH US!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 6:30 pm come meet us at the High Park Nature Centre in Toronto Ontario for a two hour bird walk. Make sure to add us on IG @AsapSCIENCE for updates based on weather etc. I will be there, Mitch will be there and Ali will be there - LEZZZ GO!!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Cults vs. Communes: is it time to join one?

Cults are fascinating but dangerous, so is it time to join a commune? Today we talk about the psychology of cults, and why communes may be a separate helpful way to live together and be better for the environment. The psychology of living lifestyles differently than the nuclear family creates a lot of tension, and the reasons are surprising. Today we break down the psychology, science and history of cults and communes to help you figure out if it is time to join one. STUDYTIME: Cults - why are they so popular right now? WDWLTW:the first high res image of a brain may change anythingsome anti-depressants don't work on night owls REFERENCES:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Oaks_Community,_Virginiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_communityhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2019/04/30/research-about-communes-and-utopian-societies-has-uncovered-these-important-lessons/?sh=5b5af90f283c Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Saunas: is sweating really that good for you?

Saunas or thermotherapy, is a way of making your body SUPER hot in order to feel better and hopefully have a positive physiological response. The popularity of sauna bathing has increased in recent years, but is there a good reason for it? It may feel good, but the science of saunas may say something else about how they affect your body. STUDYTIME: Are saunas actually good for you? WDWLTW:bird watching recap RESOURCES:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4042662/vhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14017431.2024.2302159https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5941775/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531556521002916https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5941775/#B47https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531556521002916https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2130724https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpregu.00076.2022https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7908414/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

The best scientific life hack in the world ... BIRD WATCHING!

Bird watching / ornithology / birding - it has TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM! More people than ever are doing this activity and for good reason. Today we explain how it will make you happier, how to get started, and the most insane stories we have from the trails. Alison Hendrick joins Greg to talk about all things bird watching. This episode is IMPORTANT - because with this knowledge your life WILL CHANGE. May is the month of bird watching - and this episode will get you started. STUDYTIME: The science of birdwatching - why it is the best thing for your health. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Gay Voice: can you tell if someone is gay from their speech? ft. The Fitness Marshall

Can you tell if someone is gay from their voice? There is a lot of new research on the 'gay accent' or 'gay voice' - and why it might be that gay men and gay women speak differently than hetero people. The research is fascinating - so we decided to have our good friend Caleb Marshall (The Fitness Marshall) on to talk about all of our relationships to the gay voice. STUDYTIME: Why Do Gay Men Talk Like That? References:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7497419/https://www.jstor.org/stable/455948https://web.archive.org/web/20071101043238/http://www.newsandevents.utoronto.ca/bin2/020218c.asphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_male_speechhttps://www.rowdymagazine.com/post/why-do-gay-men-sound-like-~that~ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Is sugar slowly killing you?

Sugar is enemy #1 according to many online doctors - such as Dr. Mark Hyman. So what is going on here, why are we all of a sudden so worried about sweets, the things we enjoy so much. Today we explain the science of sugar, what it does to your body and if in fact it is slowly killing you! STUDYTIME: Is Sugar Destroying Your Healthy? WDWLTW:the science of sugar daddieswhy pregnancy ages you REFERENCES:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8468293/https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-021-01309-7https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-022-02712-7https://www.bmj.com/content/381/bmj-2022-071609 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Intermittent Fasting: is it secretly bad for you?

Intermittent fasting has recently come under scrutiny - there is new research that may hint it can KILL YOU! What is going on? We break down the recent research on intermittent fasting, the biochemical mechanisms as to why people love this fad diet - but why you sure potentially not do it. STUDYTIME: Is intermittent fasting actually bad? What Did We Learn This Week:is kombucha capable of making you burn fatwhy 3D printing wood could change the future Resources:https://www.nature.com/articles/s43587-022-00311-y https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2771095 https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/new-intermittent-fasting-study-explained https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/fakulteterne/naturvidenskab/nyheder-2024/ketosis https://www.cell.com/trends/endocrinology-metabolism/abstract/S1043-2760(23)00215-1?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1043276023002151%3Fshowall%3Dtrue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fastinghttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10509423/#:~:text=Accumulated%20evidence%20suggests%20that%20intermittent,type%20II%20autophagic%20cell%20death https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2024/03/18/intermittent-fasting-time-restricted-eating/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

How lucid dreaming can unlock your creative potential

Lucid Dreaming is something we will all likely do in our lifetime, but there are science backed tips and tricks to make it happen consistently. Today we discuss what lucid dreaming is, how to do it more often and also the science of why we dream. It is a fascinating conversation and in the end you may be able to lucid dream about making out with Bad Bunny, LOLOLOLOL STUDYTIME: Lucid Dreaming - how it can change your life WDWLTW:why hyperflexible people are more susceptible to long COVIDthe evolution of music https://www.science.org/content/article/scientists-entered-peoples-dreams-and-got-them-talking?utm_campaign=NewsfromScience&utm_source=Social&utm_medium=Twitter https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)00059-2 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019100812.htm https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fdrm0000059 https://www.psypost.org/lucid-dreamers-transmit-musical-melodies-from-dreams-to-reality-in-real-time-in-groundbreaking-study/ https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fdrm0000244 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

What People Think About Before Death

Death - it is something we will all experience. There are some patterns to what people think about, and also to the regrets they have before dying. Today we will talk about how we can change our lives to have LESS regrets, and how we can also understand what we will think about while dying. There is amazing information about near death experiences - and we will keep it LIGHT HEARTED AND EXISTENTIAL! STUDYTIME: What Happens When You Die? WDWLTW: How many steps do you REALLY need a day?Why are people dying younger from cancer? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Throuples: why polyamory is taking over

Throuples, quads, polyamory, polycules, it turns out that non-monogamous relationships are on the rise. It is common now for people to date more than one person, but this trend has existed for thousands of years. Today we are going to explain the psychology of polyamory, as well as some scientific studies and historical research about how these types of relationships continue to exist - and why they may actually be better than typical monogamous relationships. STUDYTIME: Why Is Polyamory So Popular? WDWLTW:how much microplastic is in your right nowhy flowering plants are studied more than endangered ones REFERENCES:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27215273/ https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.619640/full https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/974590 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27096488/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30932711/ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jftr.12546#:~:text=Other%20studies%20found%20that%20people,et%20al.%2C%202021%3B%20Cunningham https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/202210/what-makes-resilient-throuplehttps://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/202208/the-truth-about-threesomes-triads-and-throupleshttps://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/202009/meet-the-couples-that-date-single-womenhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201601/the-one-penis-policy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Posture: how to stand up straight

Posture is a hot topic online, tons of people are teaching you how to fix it and making money of explaining how to stand up straight. The science is more complicated than that, is there such thing as "good posture"? How do you know what is right for you and is there a way to fix your posture quickly? Studytime: how to fix your posture fast WDWLTW:empathy is contagiouswhy Ozempic may cure parkinsons References:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166197/#:~:text=It%20is%20known%20that%20the,against%20injury%20or%20progressive%20deformity.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19910263/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27174256/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33290371/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29306972/#:~:text=Conclusion%3A%20This%20study%20did%20not,growing%20prevalence%20of%20neck%20pain.https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.123.031156https://today.ucsd.edu/story/sedentary-behavior-increases-mortality-riskhttps://www.jospt.org/doi/full/10.2519/jospt.2019.0610https://www.physio-pedia.com/Posture#cite_note-6https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16540876/https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-023-16617-4https://www.kineed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Thorvaldur-Skuli-Palsson-paper.pdfhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/07/17/posture-devices-back-pain/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Self-esteem: how to improve it

Self-esteem is a complicated psychological marker of how you "feel" about yourself. When it is low it can really affect your life - so today we explain what self-esteem is, how you can improve it and what are the factors to explain if you have low or high self-esteem. SELF-ESTEEM: how does it work WDWLTW:social media jealousyopen AI's revolution Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Erections: how they work and how to keep them healthy

Erections, boners or HOGS (LOL) are a very important part of sexual health and reproduction. Today we explain how they work, the neuroscience of getting one and how to make them more HARD AND HEALTHY! We will also talk about erectile dysfunction. STUDYTIME: how do erections work and how to keep them healthy WDWLTW:how to make transit more greenhow to tell if you have work burnout References:https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.ade8064https://news.ki.se/fibroblasts-in-the-penis-are-more-important-for-erectile-function-than-previously-thoughthttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094014321018590?via%3Dihubhttps://norwegianscitechnews.com/2024/02/burnout-identifying-people-at-risk/https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sjop.12996 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Envy: how to cope with jealous emotions

Envy and jealousy are complicated emotions, but science, psychology and evolution have a lot to say about why they exist. Today we will explain how to cope with them, what we are envious of and why understanding more about them can make the feelings dissipate. STUDYTIME: Why is envy real, and how to deal with it WDWLTW:what does the average day look like for humanshow to live to 100 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8776058/https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pchj.493https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8578062/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5609545/ https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.0707182104 https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12913-envious-monkeys-can-spot-a-fair-deal/ https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/jscp.1988.7.1.15 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Mewing: Can You Change Your Face Shape Naturally?

Mewing is a cultural trend where you put your tongue on the top of your mouth, and over time your jaw changes to make you hotter? That is oversimplified - it relates to a lot of science techniques, controversy and even the incel movement. This week we break down how it works, and why everyone right now seems to be MEWING! STUDYTIME: Mewing - does it work? WDWLTW:Octopus medicine patchwhy calorie counting is fake https://www.joms.org/article/S0278-2391(19)30349-0/fulltexthttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9656904/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30210041/https://www.utoronto.ca/news/calorie-always-calorie-not-when-it-comes-almonds-u-t-researchers-findhttps://zoe.com/post/are-nuts-bad-for-you-why-the-calorie-counts-for-almonds-dont-add-up#:~:text=In%20the%20USDA's%202012%20study,and%20168%20calories%20for%20another! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Internalized Homophobia: why everyone has it!

Internalized homophobia is something that sociologists and psychologists argue every man has. It is complicated to understand so today we bring the most up to date research and scientific papers on internalized homophobia, heterosexism and toxic masculinity. It is a wild time to be on the internet, and it could be making things worse - so how do we combat it? STUDYTIME: Why Internalized Homophobia is on the rise? WDWLTW:why palm oil is worse than you thinkWhy is Mexico spelt like that? References:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7432091/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S027273581000125Xhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2678796/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560600/https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/lgbt.2019.0108 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Why is everyone suddenly neurodivergent?

Neurodivergence is one the rise, or is it? It is a newer term, which includes ASD, ADHD, dyslexia and some other "conditions". There is neurodivergent TikToks and a lot of information coming out that makes it seem like everyone suddenly is claiming it, but what is going on here? Today we break down the science, explain the term and even take calls from people who are neurodivergent STUDYTIME: Why is everyone suddenly neurodivergent? What did we learn this week?how plants chat to each otherwhy testicles are on the outside in humans Listener call in to END Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

The Carnivore Diet: why are so many people only eating meat?

The All Meat Diet, a.k.a. The Carnivore Diet is a huge new trend online. Tons of people are now ONLY eating meat and saying it helps with chronic disease, helps the gain muscle and live the healthiest lives they can. Some studies are coming in on what is actually happening in their bodies. The science is fascinating, the reasoning in fascinating so let's get INTO IT Studytime: WHY ARE PEOPLE ONLY EATING MEAT? WDWLTW;a new green energy that could save the planethow Brazil is going to change mosquitos forever Comment corner: A CALL IN FROM ALI https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12820 https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition/carnivore-diet-beefy-leap-faith https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/10/02/is-an-all-meat-diet-what-nature-intended https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/carnivore-diet-health-impact Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

New Years Resolutions: The Science To Keeping Them

NEW YEAR NEW US! As always!!! Today we discuss the top scientific tips with HOW to keep resolutions, and why it is a good time to make a change. Using psychology, and biology we explain why it is okay to mess up resolutions, and how to prolong the. A lot of people struggle but there are good ways to make changes, and studies show the new year is a great time to change. STUDYTIME: How to Keep New Years Resolutions WDWLTW: climate crisis hopehow bad are plastic water bottles? https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/how-risky-is-it-really/201312/why-we-really-celebrate-new-years-dayhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7725288/https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2300582121https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20240108-bottled-water-contains-hundreds-of-thousands-of-plastic-bits-study Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Our Year in REVIEW: the science was messy

We go through our top science stories, the biggest tech and pop culture moments, and what we predict for next year. It was a wild year, and there were some trends in science that explain more about what is going on in the world at large, ENJOY - and see you next year. XO Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

Gene Editing in Humans: it's happening RIGHT NOW!

CRISPR technology is HAPPENING IN HUMANS Y'ALL! There have been some amazing breakthroughs, a long with some controversial missteps, and we will explain them all today! Sickle cell anemia may be cured, but will it affect future generations in a bad way? The science is cutting edge, but fascinating, let's get into it. What Did We Learn This Week?:ear health may be related to EYESIGHT?how bad are cats for the environment? STUDYTIME: everything you need to know about CRISPR-cas9 gene editing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

Mysterious Cannabis Syndrome: was legalizing weed a mistake?

Mysterious Cannabis Syndrome is on the rise. Also known as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, more and more people are ending up in the hospital vomiting and screaming from consuming too much weed. Today we will break down what is going on, why you should be worried and if legalizing weed was actually the RIGHT IDEA? WDWLTW:Taiwanese men pull a truck with their testicles and penis, HOW?A new twin study on the vegan diet STUDYTIME: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome - everything you need to know! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

Will AI destroy us all? ft. Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang is a genius, we aren't kidding, they were reading advanced novels at age 5 and learning complicated code at age 6. They are also one of the first non-binary people working in Cabinet as the Minister of Digital Affairs in Taiwan, and an overall amazing person to explain AI, the future and our shared internet. They have their own podcast called "Innovative Minds" where you can hear them speak even more, get it wherever you get your podcasts. WDWLTW:the birth control pill makes you less hornylooking in people's eyes is more complicated than you think STUDYTIME: our interview with Audrey Tang Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

Personality tests: the world's biggest scam?

Myers-Briggs Personality Tests costs 50 dollars a POP! Personality tests are a billion dollar industry, but is it a full scam? Myers-Briggs is under a lot of scrutiny lately. It is expensive and potentially pseudo-science, but do any other tests work? Today we talk about the psychology of personality tests, therapy and the huge potential scams of pseudo-science. WDWLTW:why the probability of flipping a coin isn't 50/50Why lack of sleep makes you unable to monitor your emotions STUDYTIME: Personality Tests: is Myers-Briggs tests a full scam? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

Digital Nomads: why working abroad isn't what you think

Digital Nomads are people who do remote work in other countries in order to live a "better life". Working abroad has been gaining popularity in recent years, but is it ruining local populations and a new version of LIT RAL CONOLIALISM? There is new research on why people do this and what it does to the Earth. WDWLTW: the invasive pig species taking over CanadaIs daylight savings time killing people STUDYTIME: Digital nomads, are they ruining the world? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

Love Languages: are they fake and harmful?

The 5 love languages have become a staple of modern relationships. Ever since the late 80s when they were conceived, people have used them to fall in love, to make their partner understand them and based their whole personality around these ways that they "perceive love". Is there any validity to them? What does psychology say? Because to be fair, they were just MADE UP! WDWLTW:how rats can actually control things WITH THEIR MINDhow burnout ACTUALLY works STUDYTIME: The Five Love Languages: are they a problematic concept? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Travelling: is it worth the hype?

Today we are talking about TRAVELLING, is it helpful for your body, or just honestly bad for the planet and your well being. We just got back from a Euro trip where tourism had obliterated Italy's ability to feel ... safe? Today we talk about how travelling relates to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the history of tourism and why humans love to do it. WDWLTW:solar panels are taking overwhy some people don't get COVID STUDYTIME: Travelling: is it worth it? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

Influencers: then vs. now

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Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

FOMO: how it hurts your health

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Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

Breathing: are you doing it wrong?

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Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

Vaping: is it worse than smoking?

Vaping vs. Smoking, which is worse? With "vaping" killing 68 people in the year 2019, the insane chemical flavouring and how much nicotine there is per hit - is vaping now worse than smoking? Today we explain how vapes work, what nicotine does, how THC vaping is different and where cigarettes end up after all of this What Did We Learn This Week:what do steroids do to your brain?COVID booster updates STUDYTIME:Vaping vs. Smoking - which is worse? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

Population Decline: is the world about to implode?

The population is going to decrease soon. Different studies predict that it will peak within our lifetime and decrease or stabilize for the first time in recorded history. This is existentially scary for many corporations and some politicians, but some scientists and demographers think it could be a solution to mall of our problems? The science of population is fascinating so LEZZZZ GOHH!!!! WDWLTW:FOMO and having kidsDoes India have more people than China? STUDYTIME: Population decrease - how bad is it going to get? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Edging: sexually helpful or problematic?

Edging, gooning or surfing are all terms for coming close to orgasm before stopping, and then continuing on after. It is popular to do, and can be helpful for premature ejaculation or getting to know your own body. New research says it could also lead to sexual compulsive behaviour and other issues. Today we use science to get to the bottom of it! WDWLTW:What is Squirting?Why gender equality helps societies STUDYTIME: Edging - is it helpful for sex, or can it cause issues? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

Tattoos: do they look worse as you age?

Tattooing is on the rise, but new research says people are regretting them more and more. Today we explain the science behind how tattoos work, the history of tattooing on humans (and why we've done it for thousands of years) and how tattoo regret might be on the rise. What Did We Learn This Week:Cigarette companies are creating popular foods that are bad for usPopulation studies are now using cell phones to understand how many people are alive on Earth STUDYTIME: Tattoos - are they going out of style? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 September 2023

Ketamine: the party drug that could cure depression?

Ketamine (aka special K) is a party drug that causes hallucinations, loss of reality and euphoria. It ALSO may be a new cure for severe depression. Today we talk about the up to date science on how this drug affects your body, how it is being used clinically and why some doctors are becoming obsessed with it! What Did We Learn This Week?:Do opposites attract?Why July was the hottest month on record Studytime:Ketamine: the new hottest drug on the anti-depression scene Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

Narcissism: are you self-obsessed?

Narcissism has been misunderstood for decades, but new research says more people have it than we may think. There are two types, grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism - and it will surprise you how they differ. This is a wild ride, and like ARE WE ALL NARCISSITS!?!?! WDWLTW:Twitter has lost environmentalists - 04:53 ishA new way to store renewable energy - 12:41 ish STUDYTIME: Narcissism - 16:28 ish Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2023

Sex Drive: is it decreasing?

Sex drive is a controversial concept, depending on your age or who you ask it could be decreasing or even increasing. Today we talk about the science of male vs. female sex drive, what happens as you age and if your phone is making your hornier. We also look into why sex drive is important and how it can change within couples. LEGGOH WDWLTW:A new injection to stop aging - 00:51 ishThe age you peak at different things - 04:39 ish STUDYTIME: Sex Drive - 15:09 ish Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2023

Barbie: terrific or toxic?

The Barbie movie is bringing in the DOUGH, but could it be causing problems to culture, society and the concept of play. Today we look at studies about playing with dolls, Barbie's influence on culture AND our review of the smash box office HIT. WDWLTW:Perfectionism is a curse - 08:45 ishMDMA and Psilocybin are now approved as drugs in Australia - 15:25 ish STUDYTIME: Barbie - 19:59 ish Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 August 2023

Ticks and Lyme Disease: are they the worst creatures on the planet?

Ticks are coming for you, LITERALLY! The cases of Lyme Disease are on the rise because ticks are TAKING OVER BABY! Today we are talking about how ticks infect you, why they are increasing around us, and how to protect yourself. The science is fascinating, and the up to date research could keep you alive, so LISTEN CLOSELY! WDWLTW:Strawberries aren't berries! - 4:40Naming heatwaves is controversial - 8:15 STUDYTIME: Ticks and Lyme Disease - 14:57 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

Smartphones: are they changing your body?

Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, connecting us to the world and transforming the way we interact with information and each other. However, they are potentially making us hunched, near-sighted and depressed. Today we are talking about how our phones are changing our body and making nerves in our hands LIT RALLY BIGGER! Good luck on trying to curb your phone use, because we are using science to TRY and having a hard time. WE ADDICTED OUT HERE! What did we learn this week:06:56 - why some genetic abnormalities change how you taste things10:46 - why 20 minute walks WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! STUDYTIME: Smartphones are changing your body - 13:22 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2023

Heatwaves and Forest Fires: how much worse will it get?

The Canadian forest fires are burning like hell, the heatwaves in Europe are breaking records and the Earth has never been hotter in recorded history. Today we are explaining what exactly is going on, how we can try to fix the problem and how much worse is it GOING TO GET? We try to keep it light hearted as it is a tense discussion so JOKES TO COME?!?!?! LOL What did we learn this week:Bisexuality is everywhere?: 5:36How many people ACTUALLY turn off their phone?: 11:11 STUDYTIME: Heatwaves and Forest Fires - 18:26 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 July 2023

Electrolytes: are sports drinks a scam?

Gatorade, is BS?! Powerade, WHY YOU GOTTA SUCK SO HARD? This week we talk about electrolytes. How do you they hydrate you? Is Coca-Cola lying about Powerade? Why are nurses so concerned with your sodium levels. Electrolytes are fascinating and we even had tons of arguments, the SCIENCE IS HEATED! WDWLTW:Mosquito Attraction: 08:45Hunter Gatherer LIES: 12:30 STUDYTIME: Electrolytes - 16:52 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 July 2023

White Noise Machines: are they a bogus trend?

This episode delves into the fascinating science behind white noise machines. We look at the scientific principles behind how these machines generate their soothing sounds. From the intricate mechanisms of white noise production to the psychology behind its calming effects, we explore the intersections of science, technology, and human perception. ALTHOUGHT MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO THEY EVEN WORK? Greg loves them, Mitch hates them so in the words of Beyonce it gets HEATED! WDWLTW:04:40 - do dogs actually give guilty looks and why do humans masturbate? STUDYTIME: White Noise Machines - 16:00 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

Universal Basic Income: does it even work?

This episode is about Universal Basic Income (UBI) and its potential to reshape our society in light of ChatGPT. We explore the fundamental principles, benefits, and challenges associated with implementing a UBI system. Additionally, we explore the potential long-term effects of UBI on employment, entrepreneurship, and the economy as a whole. Does UBI discourage work or spark innovation? Can it promote social mobility and foster a more inclusive society? We also explain the difference between conservatives and liberals from a psychological perspective. WDWLTW: 03:37 Studytime - UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: 12:07ish Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2023

Fruit: is it secretly bad for you?

This podcast is about fruits, their remarkable health benefits, and the mysteries behind their impact on blood glucose levels. We'll explore the incredible nutritional value that fruits offer, and why some fruits have the potential to spike glucose levels? We'll demystify this phenomenon and shed light on the factors that influence the glycemic index of fruits. What did we learn this week - 5:20Studytime: FRUIT, IS IT BAD? - 17:34 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2023

Is Zelda the Greatest Video Game of All Time?

ZELDA IS BACK!!! This podcast is about the adventure-filled quests and captivating music of Zelda as well ad the science behind the game. We'll delve into the psychology of game design and discuss how Zelda and other video games can affect our brains and emotions. From the concept of flow and immersion to the role of reward systems and game mechanics, we'll explore the intricate ways in which games like Zelda captivate and engage us. What Did We Learn This Week:The first baby was born with THREE PEOPLE'S DNAA Brazilian mosquito factory is going to release millions of infected mosquitoes - WHY? 13:07 STUDYTIME: Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - THE SCIENCE OF VIDEO GAMES Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2023

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