A group of friends get together once a month thanks to the wonder of modern technology to discuss one topic. That topic can come in the form of either a question, a subject, a claim, or a statement.
The thing is, only one of us knows what that topic is going to be. That person shall henceforth be known as the Dimbleby. (It's a long story.)
The Dimbleby has two topics in their pocket. They tell us the first one and then the rest of us have the opportunity to veto it based on a majority vote. If we veto the first topic, we hear the second topic. We cannot veto the second topic.
You know, just to add a little bit of jeopardy to the whole thing.
From that point on we have an hour to each research the topic. We can do it whatever way we want to, either through the internet, or books, or going to the library, or shouting across the road at your neighbour...
Once the hour is up, we get back together again and talk about it. The Dimbleby guides us, asks us questions on what we've researched. At the end of it we come to a conclusion. Or not, as the case may be.
That brings us to the point of The Last Tuesday Project. This is less about the conclusions we come to, although they can be fun and interesting. It's more about how we get there.
Doing this sort of research - looking for evidence, sifting through the crap - is something anyone can do. We don't want to tell you what to think, and we're loathe to say that we want to tell you how to think. What we want to do is give you the tools so that you can come to your own conclusions without being swayed by biased information. Being able to detect fact from fiction, science from pseudoscience, brilliant ideas from b******t.
One group of friends, one topic, one hour to research.
Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project.
Disgust: Interview with Dr Rich Firth-Godbehere
Welcome to another TWOsday! And this time, we're trying to be a bit more professional... with an interview. Welcome to this extra episode of The Last Tuesday Project!
Dr Rich Firth-Godbehere, guest on Episode 37, was kind enough to give us an interview on his specialist subject... disgust. The discussion takes twists into linguistics, history, and our resident pharmacists' experiences with unsavoury moments at work.
The Fall Of The House Of Tuesday
Mystery within mystery. Misery with misery. And historic references to straw hats and gin? It can only be The Last Tuesday Project!
Hayley and Alex are joined by two Guest Tuesdays! First we have Cathryn, pharmacists and friend of Hayley; and second we have Dr Rich Firth-Godbehere, historian and lover of disgust. This month we take a brief look at weird faces before moving on to a certain 19th century poet...
Hiding In The Shade, Because Gingers
Holidays, health, passive-aggressive pharmacists and ALL THE CATS. It's business as usual for a TWOsday at The Last Tuesday Project!
This month Jane has grabbed the reins and landed us with a duo of deep questions. We veto the first question on male hormonal contraception (partly because Hayley's too drunk). Instead, we are forced at knifepoint to accept question of Genovese Syndrome, also known as the Bystander Effect, and how it has been affected by social media.
Kitty Bloddy Pissy Issues
Welcome along, one and all, to a mini TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project!
Scheduling has not permitted us to record anything extra special for you guys this month, but here are some outtakes from episode 35, featuring Alex, Hayley and Jane. Enjoy!
Subliminally Poisoning Flash Cars
Alex, Hayley and Jane are asking each other some short-sharp questions this month, questions that are interesting but probably wouldn't fill an entire episode. Hayley asks about exploding cars, Alex wants to know if it's OK to flash in a gallery, Jane makes us morph with binaural beats, and then Alex has the audacity to ask about poison cabinets. Plus, Jane reveals her spirit animal.
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