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Brad is solo this month and digging into his favorite topic...infectious disease! There is a report of possible 'herd safety' for COVID-19, a debate on the transmission route for monkeypox (is it sexually transmitted or just transmitted during sex and why that matters), plus a few interesting tidbits regarding hemorrhagic fevers Ebola and Marburg virus. Also, the show is now available on the https://newsly.me (Newsly App)! Newsly curates articles and podcasts on topics of your choosing and get this, reads those articles to you, making the whole web listenable for the first time. Download and use Newsly for free or use the promo code TwoBrad to try out the premium version free for 1-month. Sources for this episode: https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/100351?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-08-23&eun=g1889636d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Evening%202022-08-23&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition (Are we approaching 'herd safety' with COVID-19?) - MedPage Today https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/opinion/monkeypox-communication.html (We can fight monkeypox without homophobia or hysteria) - NY Times https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/sex-men-not-skin-contact-fueling-monkeypox-new-research-suggests-rcna43484 (Sex between men, not skin contact, is fueling monkeypox, new research suggests) - NBC News https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/100349?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-08-23&eun=g1889636d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Evening%202022-08-23&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition (The classification of monkeypox should include its STI status) - MedPage Today https://isid.org/surveillance/ (Infectious disease alerts and reports) - International Society of Infectious Diseases Music by https://www.instagram.com/walkeymusic/ (Matt Walkey) and http://freakmotif.meterroom.ca/ (Freak Motif)
Jonathan Pettit, professor at the University of Aberdeen joins to discuss the amazing story of how C. elegans, a rotting plant eating worm, changed biology. This is a story of an intrepid group of researchers who set out to "tame a metazoan" and ended up with one of the most important model systems for developmental biology, genetics and more! You can find Jonathan on Twitter https://twitter.com/genotripe (@genotripe) WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun. Music by http://freakmotif.meterroom.ca/ (Freak Motif)
The great Jay Ingram, author, broadcaster, and science communicator returns to talk about the latest season of Anthropomania, his fascinating podcast that explores the weird and complex ways humans interact with wildlife. Brad and Jay discuss a range of topics that come up on season 2 of Anthropomania, from our relationship with chickens, to the coming insect apocalypse. They spend a lot of time mulling over de-extinction and whether it’s worth the effort and explore the many ways trash is influencing animal populations around the world. You can find Anthropomania wherever you get podcasts and at their website http://www.anthropomania.com (www.anthropomania.com). WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Surprise, surprise, the latest big, well controlled, credible trials of ivermectin for COVID-19 found no effect. But this episode isn't about the illogical and frankly wrong arguments of the ivermectin for COVID booster club. Instead Brad and veterinarian / research scientist Dr. John Gilleard are here to restore the reputation of the anti-parasitic wonder drug by recounting the amazing story of it's discovery and the fascinating way in which it works. Basically everything we know and don't know about it. And then yes, they dive into why there was such a controversy and what might be done to avoid similar situations in the future. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Marvin Däumichen from the https://mind-foundation.org/ (Mind Foundation) joins to talk about uniMIND, an international network of journal clubs discussing all things related to psychedelic research and the uniMIND Symposium 2022 Synergies & Crossroads taking place Friday April 9th 2022 in Maastricht. Marvin also gives his take on the importance of the scientific approach for investigating the complicated topics of consciousness, spirituality and altered states as well as a why a new generation of people are interested in psychedelics and pursuing it as an intellectual career. Learn more about uniMIND and how to get involved here: https://mind-foundation.org/research/unimind/ (https://mind-foundation.org/research/unimind/) How to attend / register online for the symposium: https://mind-foundation.org/event/unimind-symposium-2022/ (https://mind-foundation.org/event/unimind-symposium-2022/) WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Brad is joined by Ethan Brown, founder and host of the funniest podcast about climate change, The Sweaty Penguin. They discuss using humor as an approach to serious topics like climate change, how honesty and nuance need to be embraced for truly honest discussion and some specifics about climate change and climate change solutions that show it's not all bad news. Check out The Sweaty Penguin wherever you get podcasts, on social media and via their website thesweatypenguin.com WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
The panel of regular, everyday citizens reconvenes to discuss the ridiculousness that is the protest/occupation in the capital city of Ottawa. Why are they there? What are the many reasons this protest cannot be taken seriously? How worrisome is it that conservative politicians both provincial and federal seem ready to embrace this madness and attempt to use it for their own political gains? All serious topics concerning a very ridiculous, uninformed movement. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Brad and Brad reconvene in 2022 to discuss the many ethical questions surrounding the first ever pig to human heart transplant. Brad also calls attention to a deadly virus and the hope of a vaccine against it (no not that one). They also pay tribute to the humble old magnet and give a quick update on fusion technology. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
The usual end of year episode is hear and the Brads unite to talk about their picks for the big stories of 2021 and some quick thoughts on what's in store for 2022. Thanks everyone for the listens and support. Have a happy new year!! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Malaria is quite possibly the deadliest infectious agent of all time, possibly playing a major role in human history and quietly killing half a million people a year. Finally, a vaccine has been developed to help fight this parasite. To explain why it's been so hard to develop a vaccine for malaria and just how this one works Brad spoke with immunologist and parasitologist Dr.Constance Finney from the University of Calgary. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Brad once again travelled to Berlin for the MIND Foundation conference on psychedelic research, Insight 2021. Through a series of interviews with speakers at the conference he explores what we actually know about the benefits of psychedelic's for society as whole, meaning outside of clinical applications. And asks what are psychedelics and what aren't they, what should we expect from altered states and what shouldn't we? In doing so he uncovers interesting insight into the biological mechanisms of these drugs, the public health data regarding their benefits and some troubling facts about the stories we often tell about the ancient widespread use of psychedelics. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
Brad decided to lay out some thoughts on the COVID vaccines once again. Yes, they are safe and they are working but you may not know it from some of the coverage regarding breakthrough cases. Brad discusses the flaws in this coverage, ponders the looming question of what to do with the unvaccinated and offers a more positive perspective regarding the need for and availability of COVID vaccines. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
The panel of regular, ordinary guys talking politics was down a man this episode but the boys still delivered some in-depth discussion on the awful discoveries of unmarked children's graves at the sites of former residential schools, the reopening of Alberta from COVID lockdowns and why the federal Conservatives can't seem to gain any ground. There was a prediction too of another wave, not of COVID but rather Trudeau-mania. Get your spray bottles out it is gonna be a hot summer election!! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
The long-awaited return of co-founder/co-host British Brad is here. The Brad’s catch up with some chat about Flash needing to give his son medication via the bum and asshole football fans in the UK. Things turn serious though with a discussion about COVID vaccine rollouts, hesitancy, and messaging. The guys also discuss the billionaire space race, what is it good for? And finally touch on another entry into the unnecessary science hall of fame, a truly bizarre procedure conducted in China to implant embryos into male rats. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
After being called a shill and a leech on Twitter Brad took to the microphone to heal his wounded ego and provide some context around the ivermectin brouhaha. In doing so the episode touches on the regulatory process, why we have a regulatory process (ahem...thalidomide) and what makes one study better than another. Brad also offers up some tips on how to avoid some of the internet BS surrounding health and wellness misinformation. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Head to https://my.captivate.fm/www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com (www.twobradforyou.wordpress.com) to subscribe to, donate to and follow the show on social media. You can also leave a comment, send an email or voice message. We read/listen to them all and will put them on air whenever possible. This is your show too so get involved and don't let Brad have all the fun.
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/)
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