Episode 25 - The Epic Rant

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When we started this episode we were going to be talking a lot more science news than we ended up doing, all we can say is that the ranting is justified.

Stories covered this episode:

- Where did Mel go

- How did Mags make a mushroom cloud in her classroom

- Science funding / Medical Research Fund

Episode 28 - Octomum devotion

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It's National Science Week, so we thought we'd bring out another episode, because there is no such thing as too much science.

This episode we talk Ebola. What's happening, why is the media so bad with stuff like this and we ponder why Homeopaths without Borders isn't mucking in.

We also have a look at two stories that look at different aspects of diabetes, true motherly devotion from a cephelopod, sleeping in space and crayfish who can regrow brain cells from their blood.

Episode 29 - Would you take a fecal pill?

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Sadly our original recording with Dr Katie Mack ended up as so much static due to a computer glitch, however Mags, Mel and James are back with another episode with topics ranging from the realities of a career in science, through fecal pills, nobel prizes and Killer whales that can talk to the Dolphins.

Fecal Pills
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141011172138.htm

Episode 16 - Such cheese

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It never rains but pours. The last week has been a veritable flood of wtf moments, so much so that we couldn't get through our run down.
 
Some of the topics we covered included Queenslands succesful campaign against chailk on footpaths and funeral procession escorts, Gemma Jones and of course, 150kgs of illegal cheese.

Episode 17 - Feelings

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After a week off for something called Real Life, James and Bernie return to pick over some of the brighter wtf moments of the past couple of weeks.
 
Some of the highlights include:
 
- A petition to save democracy by kicking out a democratically elected government
- NBN Feelings
- Music Festival feelings
- Justin Bieber* 
 
(*Not an actual highlight)

Episode 18 - Dramatic Clive

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This episode is a bit special as Bernie brings us his dramatic reading of a slightly dodgy transcript of Clive Palmers maiden speach to Parliament.
 
We also talk about the convoy of Clive, a council that wants to ban Councillors being huffy and in a move that surprises no on Scott Morrison acts like complete numpty. (Warning, contains swears)

Episode 19 - Summer of derp

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We're back after a summer of frolicking and relaxing in the sun and surf. This week we have a look at the competition between the eastern states for the stupidest piece of legislation, briefly contemplate an OA for our work with Australian Cricket and ponder, will Schapelle ever be free?

Episode 20: The Right Wing Book Club

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Adam Brereton joins James and Bernie to discuss his series called the Right Wing Book Club, in which he reads the books by people such as Cory Bernadi so we don't have to.
 
A bit longer than normal and containing a few swears, it's a good wide ranging discussion about the state of the Australian far right conservative movement.
 
You can find Adams Right Wing Book Club series here: