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Two Brad For You

Author: Bradley van Paridon

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A science show that doesn't sound like all the others. Join science journalist Brad van Paridon as he explores all manner of weird science topics along with his friends from all walks of life and through discussions with scientists and science journalists.
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Science broadcaster extraordinaire Jay Ingram is back! As always our chat covers many topics. Can people benefit from watching science unfold in real time? The importance of context when delivering and receiving science based info. The real reasons people decide on "scientific debates". We also talk at length about humanities relationships with animals and Jay's new podcast Anthropomania which explores these relationships and the consequences for us and the animals. Check out https://anthropomania.com/ (anthropomania.com) for more info and take a listen wherever you get your podcasts. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air.
Quick message from your host Brad, aka Flash, to you the loved and valued listener. Where we've been, where we are going and how happy we are to have you along for the ride. Plus, the launching of our donations page https://www.buymeacoffee.com/twobradforyou (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/twobradforyou) As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
My guest author David Poses has an incredibly important message, our entire system of drug prevention, policy and treatment needs to be blown up and rebuilt. David brings us this message in his upcoming book The Weight of Air which details his double life struggling with mental illness and heroin addiction. Through his experience and story the failures of the current shame based ways we deal with addiction and mental illness become clear as does the possibility for an alternative compassionate strategy. His book is available July 6th and open for pre-order now wherever books are sole. Check out https://davidposes.com/ (davidposes.com) for full details and follow David on https://twitter.com/davidthekick (Twitter), Instagram or https://www.facebook.com/davidposes.author/ (Facebook).  As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Brad, aka Flash, is here to answer questions from the mail feed and bring you some weird science regarding tiny lab grown brains, tiny human/monkey chimeras and folks that are volunteering to be re-infected with SARS 2. As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Stephen Doyle is a molecular and computational biologist who uses whole genome sequencing to study how parasites evolve resistance to drugs. He was also able to explain how genome sequencing works and just how powerful that technology and data can be, especially in the context of the ongoing coronavirus situation. You've heard of corona variants, well Stephen helps sort out what this means and how genomics is used to track these outbreaks. We also discussed the benefits of pre-print for the field of genomics and the importance of open science. Check out his twitter https://twitter.com/stephen__doyle?lang=en (@stephen__doyle) and his work at the https://www.sanger.ac.uk/person/doyle-stephen/ (Sanger Institute). As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Senior staff writer at VICE Shayla Love was kind enough to join the show to discuss her work covering the psychedelics beat. Shayla writes feature articles on many topics that fall under the umbrellas of science, psychology, health and the mind and she is consistently finding unique and important angles of the psychedelic movement that need to be talked about, including the commodification and commercialization of psychedelic assisted therapy. She is an excellent writer and is full of great insights into this field and others. Please do give her a follow on Twitter, https://twitter.com/shayla__love?lang=en (@shayla__love) and check out all of her writing at https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/shayla-love (VICE).  As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
The panel of regular citizens is back to talk only Canadian politics this episode. They touch on the Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding carbon pricing, the fight everyone strategy of the Alberta Conservatives and the fight brewing within the federal Conservative party. Are they pitching too big a tent and where did those barnacles come from??? As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Brad, aka Flash, is here with some Friday afternoon thoughts on two overly politicized corona issues, the lab leak scenario and the harm from lockdowns. Spoiler alert, there is no definitive answer so get ready to sit on some fence. Stick around for some intriguing Ebola news at the end as well. As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
It was a pleasure to host veterinary parasitologist and friend of the show Martin Nielsen for a discussion on science communication from an academic perspective. Lessons learned, challenges, issues with pre-print publishing, restoring faith in expertise and much more. Follow Martin on Twitter, https://twitter.com/MartinKNielsen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@MartinKNielsen) and Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_pDqB6sRvi1XJ8AHUapPCw (Martin K Nielsen Equine Parasitology). As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Both Brads are back in the saddle after a short hiatus to answer a listener question about the new coronavirus variants, discuss some interesting findings in Ebola survivors and speculate on what it might mean for long haul COVID cases. Plus, Brad introduces us to a new bio-fueled rocket company that aims to be the Uber of space flight. As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
The regular, ordinary Two Brad For Politics panel assembled early in this New Year filled with....let's say Christmas cheer. The discussion ranged from shambolic styles of governance, focusing on our home province of Alberta, to whether the spend, spend, spend Federal Liberals in Canada will face and ultimately win a spring election. The guys also gave their picks for 2020's winners and losers as well as top Rudy Giuliani moments of the year. As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Happy New Year listeners and many thanks for your support for another year. In this New Year's episode Brad and Brad discuss how to view what was challenging year for all in a more positive light. For better or worse 2020 was dominated by science and some incredible breakthroughs were made out of necessity, but there is also a real opportunity to make some positive changes in our lives and in society. As always please rate and subscribe wherever you get podcasts and get in touch on https://twitter.com/twobradforyou (Twitter )or https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram). You can also send us an email at twobradforyou@gmail.com or leave a voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou (www.speakpipe.com/twobradforyou), we will read and play what you send us on the show. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
Brad, aka Flash, is here to give you the real talk concerning coronavirus vaccines. What we know, what we don't and of course, how safe are they? He breaks down some of the concerns listeners and friends have expressed about how quickly these were developed and the new mRNA technology behind them. Follow, subscribe, rate and comment wherever you get podcasts. You can also reach out to us on https://twitter.com/TwoBradForYou (Twitter )and https://www.instagram.com/twobradforyou/ (Instagram )@twobradforyou or send an email to twobradforyou@gmail.com. For full show notes and links to our sources head-over to: https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/ (https://twobradforyou.wordpress.com/category/tbfy-blog/)
The great Jay Ingram returns to the show to talk about his latest book The Science of Why 5 and for a discussion on science communication in a pandemic. Jay is a long-time science communicator, broadcaster, author and host of two iconic, Canadian science programs, Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada. Now, aside from authoring books Jay does live shows, sometimes with a band, panel discussions, talks and evidently, guest spots on small time science podcasts.
Hamish Tweed, technical diving instructor and team lead for the Deep Glass Sponge Research Team (@deepglasssponge on Instagram/Facebook) joined to talk about their efforts to document the rare glass sponge reefs off the coast of British Colombia. Hamish was the subject of the documentary Moonless Oasis (check out episode 15 of TBFY In Conversation) and continued the conversation about these amazing creatures, the challenges and rewards of diving to visit them and the importance of protecting these habitats. Also, check out the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society (mlssbc.com) who are playing a big part in this work as well.
This episode has a family connection as Brad's brother Darrell, a ten year vet of teaching, joins to talk about social media use in adolescents and mental health. Darrell provides an in classroom perspective of how kids are growing up with technology and the discussion covers many aspects of the research into youth mental health. Things like social media of course, but also the decline in play behavior and social interaction and the increase in pressure for kids to be perfect.
The full panel of regular, everyday normal Canadians assembled to milk the last bits of content from the Trump administration and engage in a lively conversation about the potential slow creep of populism, Trumpism and truth defying rhetoric into Canada. They also touched on how the new US administration might tackle the appalling coronavirus situation and struggle to maintain solidarity within the Democratic party.
Noemi Weis, an award-winning filmmaker joins us to talk about her latest documentary Connecting The Dots, a film about the global youth mental health crisis. It was a great chat and it's an important topic. Please check out their website https://connectingthedotsfilm.com/ (connectingthedotsfilm.com) to join the global screening and roundtable on Nov 19th or to host your own screening. You can also follow on Instagram and Facebook, https://www.instagram.com/connectingthedotsfilm/ (@connectingthedotsfilm) or with #RaiseYourHand
The Brads reunite to talk about the new strain of corona found in Denmark and explain why that has the Danish government culling 17 million mink. They also discuss a proposal from one bioethicist arguing we should considered paying people to get vaccines. Finally, Brad provides a recap of the Nobel prize wins for physics, medicine and chemistry.
Filmmakers Nate Slaco and Bryce Zimmerman join the show to talk about their new documentary Moonless Oasis. The film follows a group of citizen scientists as they attempt to document the habitat of the rare glass sponge. These sea creatures were once thought extinct but have been discovered off the West Coast of Canada. Nate and Bryce talk about the sponges, the dedication of the crew who at times put themselves in danger to do this work, and their thoughts on tackling scientific topics as filmmakers and not scientists. Check moonlessoasis.com to learn more about the film follow @moonlighoasis.
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