Canadian freelance science journalist living in Germany. Did a PhD studying behavior altering parasites, epidemiology, genetics and ecology. Science show don't need to be so serious! He makes shows about science for non-scientists.
An anthropologists view of an Ebola epidemic. Sarah Bell, PhD candidate at Oxford Brookes University joined to chat about her work researching how messaging around the consumption of "bush meat" affected people's behavior and perceptions of the epidemic. Her work is very relevant to the conspiracy theories and misinformation we are seeing with COVID and we touched on that and the Pan Verus Project Sarah started to help with conservation efforts in Sierra Leone. Check her out at @sarahsgonewild, sarahbell.org and panverus.org
The panel of everyday, regular guys is back, minus one, to talk politics in Canada and of course the US. The summer in Canada that saw a WE scandal and a new Conservative party leader elected was covered. Plus, scandal alert! That new leader Erin O'Toole is younger than Justin Trudeau. And of course, we talked extensively about the, to put it politely, situation unfolding in world superpower and reigning world military champion, the United States of America.
Flash is here to update the race for the coronavirus vaccine and he has a few new tricks up his podcasting sleeve. The importance of completing Phase 3 trials is covered, we're looking at you Russia, and so is the new technology that the front-runners are employing; the adenovirus and mRNA vaccines. Brad explains how these work and what they mean for vaccine production going forward. He also touches on a disturbing report of DIY vaccine producers needing to be reminded that this is a bad idea.
This is it, the last episode in the series. Brad, Steve and John give their final thoughts on songs they selected for each other and themselves, the Hip in general and what they learned over the course of this deep dive into one of Canada's favourite bands. You'll have to listen to find out which songs were picked to be covered though. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for a new show from the crew behind The Cast of the Unplucked Gems.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jul 26th, 1985
Location
Marburg, Hessen, Germany
Episode Count
173
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 768405