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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

We Have Concerns Jeff Cannata/Anthony Carboni

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    • 4.9, 1.8K Ratings

Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

    Lake News (with Tom Merritt)

    Lake News (with Tom Merritt)

    Anthony and Jeff are joined by special guest Tom Merritt from Daily Tech News Show to talk about Moose Boulder, “the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world” - and the mother and son who debunked it! Then they wrestle with the concept of an AI that can detect conspiracy theories. Is there such a thing as a good conspiracy theory and a bad one? And will you trust an AI to differentiate the two? The guys discuss.

    • 51 min
    Civilization 36 and Bubblebees

    Civilization 36 and Bubblebees

    Using new calculations, scientists theorize that there are likely 36 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy today capable of communicating with others. How did they get to that precise number? Anthony and Jeff dig into the data, and what it means for sci-fi dreams. Then, the problem of dying bees has forced researchers to find new ways to pollinate crops. The newest? Using bubbles! Jeff and Anthony discuss the whimsical approach to a very worrisome problem.

    • 51 min
    Werewolves are Real, and We Can't Leave the Planet

    Werewolves are Real, and We Can't Leave the Planet

    Some people really believe they are in the process of changing into a wolf. There have been 13 case reports of such people since 1850, and according to a psychiatric report released in March 2019, a South Florida man, accused of murdering a couple and chewing on the face of one, suffered from “clinical lycanthropy delusions.” Anthony and Jeff discuss what it must be like to be convinced you're a werewolf, and which animal they'd rather be convinced they were. Then, Jeff and Anthony always knew space was trying to kill them, but the NASA Human Research Roadmap has identified thirty-four known health risks and 233 “gaps” in the knowledge of risks. The guys re-assess their desire to leave Earth in light of this very specific information.

    • 1 hr
    Invisible Squid and Crab Blood

    Invisible Squid and Crab Blood

    Using a protein found in a squid called the opalescent inshore squid, scientists recently found a way to change the refractive index of human kidney cells to resemble that of their environment. They’re not quite invisible, but they do become nearly completely transparent when those cells are mixed with a salt solution. Jeff and Anthony discuss what transparent skin might be like and whether they would want it. Then, the blood of horseshoe crabs is used to test for bacterial contamination, thus saving countless lives each year during medical procedures. The only trouble is, we have to catch a quarter of a million horseshoe crabs each year to do this, and then we have to drain their blood. Anthony and Jeff discuss the plight of the valuable horseshoe crab, and where they stand on the use of its blood.

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    Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

    Today’s stories were sent in by Mark Nuhfer https://www.inverse.com/science/transparent-human-cells

    And https://inhabitat.com/every-year-250000-horseshoe-crabs-donate-their-blue-blood-to-save-humans/

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    • 45 min
    Screw Worms. And Birds. And Junk Journals, Too.

    Screw Worms. And Birds. And Junk Journals, Too.

    What's the deal with birds... is a question Anthony and Jeff often ponder, but it's also the title of a new study released in the Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews - which sounds like a legitimate journal, but is actually a repository of mostly useless garbage. Turns out, there are a lot of predatory journals muddying the waters of scientific reporting. Anthony and Jeff take a look at this disturbing trend and try to figure out a way through it. Then, it's time to get concerned about flesh eating worms! Yep, the US government is actually creating tens of millions of them each week, and you'll be amazing at why. Jeff and Anthony discuss the screwworm, and how it is being battled at the Panama-Columbia border.

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    Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns

    Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

    Today’s stories were sent in by Jachym Lukes https://irispublishers.com/sjrr/pdf/SJRR.MS.ID.000540.pdf

    And John Jackson: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/05/flesh-eating-worms-disease-containment-america-panama/611026

    If you’ve seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com, post in on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeHaveConcerns/ or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Life, The Universe, and Dom Deluise

    Life, The Universe, and Dom Deluise

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    The Cannonball Run is a simple, and highly illegal, record that despite having no governing body, is infamous within car culture.  To set a Cannonball Run record, you must traditionally start at the Red Ball Garage in Manhattan, then traverse the entire United States of America as fast as possible to finish at the Portofini Inn in Redondo Beach, California.  And now, thanks to open freeways during the COVID19 quarantine, that record has been broken 7 times in 5 weeks.  Anthony and Jeff talk about what it takes to undertake such a feat, and, of course, Burt Reynolds. Then, physicist Stephen Wolfram has published a new paper about a path forward for discovering a fundamental a theory of the universe - and it sounds a lot like a computer program.  Jeff and Anthony work their way through this dense concept and get excited about the possibilities it entails.
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    Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns
    Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni
    Today’s stories were sent in by Edward Alcantara https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/the-cannonball-run-record-has-been-obliterated  
    And Geoff Englestein: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2020/04/finally-we-may-have-a-path-to-the-fundamental-theory-of-physics-and-its-beautiful/  
    If you’ve seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com, post in on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeHaveConcerns/ or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Lynel ,

Best Podcast Ever!

Can’t believe it’s back! Easily one of my all time favorite podcasts. Fun and whacky...definitely give it a listen.

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Favorite podcast, hands down

I'm so excited it's back! This is the first time I've ever written a podcast review because it's just that good - I couldn't stop telling my friends to start listening until the show stopped a couple years ago, but after hearing to a couple of the new episodes, I'm happy to say it's just as good as ever. You won't find a podcast that's more entertaining and informative at the same time. #TeamDadJokes #SorryAnthony

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Ha ha ha!

The right balance of wacky and interesting topics. Great stuff.
I almost jumped for joy in my kitchen the morning I heard you were back. I have been listening to the back catalog and had to check my phone for the episode date to confirm what I thought I’d heard. Yay!

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