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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 • 1.9K Ratings

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

    Hacking Your Flow State

    Hacking Your Flow State

    By analyzing the brain waves of improvising jazz musicians, researchers now understand how the brain achieves a creative flow state. The findings have practical implications for anyone wanting to get ‘in the zone’ to generate creative ideas. Jeff and Anthony go with the flow and discuss how and when they are able to achieve this state of heightened performance.

    • 52 min
    Monsters in the Walls and in the Tank

    Monsters in the Walls and in the Tank

    Two stories this week, both involving kids who get more than they bargained for. In the first, a toddler is certain she hears a monster in the walls of her family's 100 year old North Carolina farmhouse. In a way, she was right. And in the second, a 9 year old boy pines for a pet he shouldn't, and his parents find out the hard way why they shouldn't have given in.

    • 53 min
    AI Wants Your Fingerprints

    AI Wants Your Fingerprints

    No two human fingerprints are alike. Even different fingers from the same person are unique. But new research from Columbia University using an applied neural network suggests there may be a new way to link intra-person fingerprints with a high degree of accuracy. Jeff and Anthony take a look at fingerprinting analysis and discuss the use of machine learning to innovate in ways humans cannot.

    • 50 min
    Sugar Bones

    Sugar Bones

    At the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte’s final battle, more than 10,000 men and as many horses were killed in a single day. Yet, archaeologists have found the physical remains of only 2 soldiers. How did so many bones up and vanish? In a new book, an international team of historians and archaeologists argues the bones were depleted by industrial-scale grave robbing. Why? Well, for sugar, of course. Jeff and Anthony dig into this mystery and learn a lot about how sugar get from farm to table, by way of bone char.

    • 50 min
    Lead for Lunch

    Lead for Lunch

    Consumer Reports released a new report on Lunchables in which it found lead and cadmium, and also observed the presence of phthalates, which can impact reproductive health and the human hormonal system. Anthony and Jeff discuss the findings, and how to face the challenge of eating food that isn't actively trying to kill you.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Animals on the Moon

    Animals on the Moon

    If humanity is to successfully colonize the lunar surface, we will have to bring other animals with us. Which species are essential to create a thriving ecosystem? Which should arrive first? Anthony and Jeff discuss the factors involved in deciding which kinds of creatures will join us on the moon.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Plg2006 ,

Nerdy Funny science guys or the win

Super funny science show. They’ll sidebar on tangents that are absolutely funny and relatable. Anthony has great storytelling ability, telling stories about his youth. The off the cuff back and forth with these guys is •chefs kiss• Jeff and Anthony provide different views which make for an entertaining listen. Long time listener and Patreon subscriber - and will continue to be for as long as they’re doing this show! Great work guys!

Francillious ,

Guffaw-level funny & Informative!

I feel very lucky to have a huge library of episodes to binge. THANK YOUUUUU!

HitnRunTony ,

I know this might sound cliché

But Jeff and Anthony make science fun, and they bring to light how birds are jerks.

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