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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

    • Comedy
    • 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?

    Extreme Sitting and Worldwide Trolley Problems

    Extreme Sitting and Worldwide Trolley Problems

    Robert “Robby” Silk, 49, has pioneered the sport of competitive chair-sitting, an endurance activity that involves sitting in extreme environments, from sun-up to sundown without any sort of time pieces or electronic devices. Jeff and Anthony discuss whether this trailblazing behavior makes him a badass. Then, is the infamous "Trolley Problem" considered differently by different cultures around the world? A group of researchers decided to find out, and Anthony and Jeff take a look at the results.

    • 53 min
    Swallow the Slime and Wear the Fungus

    Swallow the Slime and Wear the Fungus

    Researchers have developed a magnetic slime "robot" that can shift into different shapes to grab objects. It may be used to operate inside humans without the need for surgery. Anthony and Jeff discuss the notion of swallowing the magnetic slime, and the future of soft robots. Then, the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl has given birth to a new type of slime that thrives in radioactive environments. Scientists hope it may be a biological key to creating ways for humans to survive in deep space. Jeff and Anthony talk about how sometimes awful events can reveal useful information.

    • 51 min
    Swear Words and Boring People

    Swear Words and Boring People

    Words have power - and maybe swear words have the most power. Jeff and Anthony take a look at the data that suggest the best reasons and ways to curse your @$! off. Then, a group of researchers set out to find the most boring person in the world. What makes a person boring? Anthony and Jeff debate the dull.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Moon Trees and Watching Memories Form

    Moon Trees and Watching Memories Form

    One of the Apollo 14 astronauts took a bag of tree seeds to the moon. A few years after the astronauts returned home, some of the seeds were planted across the United States... and then forgotten. Anthony and Jeff discuss the effort to track down these Moon Trees, and if they really mean something. Then, researchers have directly observed what happens inside the brain of a zebra fish when it is being traumatized. Jeff and Anthony talk about what this breakthrough means, and how exactly the scientists traumatized those fish.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Hardest Wood and Hoarding Tendencies

    The Hardest Wood and Hoarding Tendencies

    What is the hardest wood in the world? A simple question with a surprisingly complex answer. Jeff and Anthony take a look at all the factors. Then, is there a tie between ADHD diagnosis and a propensity to collect or horde objects? Anthony and Jeff review a new study that answers that very question.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Houdini Birds and the Space Dagger

    Houdini Birds and the Space Dagger

    Researchers in Australia have been trying to track magpies using tiny, featherweight transmitters, but the birds have banded together to escape the magnetic backpacks that house the signal. This kind of cooperation has never been observed among this species and it raises a whole bunch of new questions. Anthony and Jeff take a look at those wily birds, and what this could mean for their incessant pranks. Then, new analysis of a dagger found in King Tut's tomb reveal that it is made out of iron from a meteorite. Jeff and Anthony step through the incredible process used to make that discovery.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Drakeopolypse ,

Riding things

We shall be united in Valhalla to ride Manticores together.

TEWalton ,

Great Podcast with One Caveat

Love this podcast. Both Jeff and Anthony are hilarious together and super like-able. Almost like two coworkers who inevitably fall in love…but I digress. The only reason I don’t give a 5-star review is that sometimes the religion bashing can be a bit much. I don’t happen to believe science and religion are mutually exclusive. However there’s an undertone (that I feel like is not just a bit) that all religion is worthless. And sometimes it’s just a smidge too much, as if anyone who has any spiritual leaning is an idiot incapable of intelligent thought. Again, for the most part, great podcast, but that is one aspect I could do without.

ellie's poppa ,

Yes, please

Humor, science… this podcast has it all! The humor is great, but the hosts’ enthusiasm for new technology and information is apparent and refreshing!

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