In recent months measles outbreaks have been on the rise, and diseases we thought were long gone are making a comeback. What's the solution? How do we talk about vaccines and bust the myths around them? This week Rachel and Greg (don't worry, Mitch will be back!) chat about how to best discuss science misinformation.
Justin Trudeau: From Vogue to Villain?
Our handsome Prime Minister has been having a rough couple of months. The recent SNC Lavalin scandal is showcasing that Trudeau and Canada aren't as squeaky clean has many would like to believe. This week Greg and Mitch remember the time JT asked AsapSCIENCE to interview him as well as when they had a private Beyonce show! They then take a deeper dive into what this political scandal means for the upcoming election.
Going Vegan: World-Saving or Ego-Inflating?
What's really going on within the dairy industry? Why should we be on the lookout for Giardia lamblia? What are some ways to use cognitive bias to your advantage? This week, Greg and Mitch discuss veganism. They share stories about their challenging attempts to do away with animal products, and then they dive deep into the issue to discuss things we all need to think about when considering what we put into our bodies!
The Oscars: Should They Be Cancelled?
Why are tracking shots so effective? Are the Academy Awards merit-based? And speaking of awards, what are some things you could do to up your chances at winning a Nobel Prize? This week's episode is all about the Oscars! Greg and Mitch review some of their most- and least-favourite nominated films, and then they debate whether or not the Oscars should even still exist.
Vlogging: Mental Health Nightmare or Building Community?
Making vlogs and watching vlogs is a favourite millennial pass time! On one hand it's a way of documenting and sharing your life but on the other there's a lot of pressure! This week Greg and Mitch reflect back to the time they 'stole' a child, to when they posted weekly vlogs and whether or not they should start making them again!