We Have Concerns

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


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episode 615: Math and BBQ

Math is hard. So hard, in fact, that most humans would rather deal with nice round numbers than think about the ramifications of real data. Anthony and Jeff discuss Attribute Framing, and its impact on advertising and civil discourse. Then, Ron and Diana Watson in Witchita have eaten the same single meal every day for 15 years. Jeff and Anthony consider removing variables to such an extreme and whether it is a net positive for stress and anxiety.



episode 614: 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...



episode 613: 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.



episode 612: 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...



episode 611: 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...



episode 610: 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...


 2020-06-05  1h9m

episode 609: 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...


 2020-05-29  1h11m

episode 608: Beard Science

Let's say we mix human DNA into an animal- at what percentage of human DNA do we start giving it human rights? Also: WERE BEARDS MADE TO BE PUNCHED?


 2020-05-22  1h7m

episode 607: Blame the Bats, Man

An episode wherein we conquer two of society's most nagging scientific questions: "Why do outbreaks always seem to come from bats?" and "Would you rather fight bats or ghosts?"


 2020-05-15  1h1m

episode 606: Taking To Be Out of the Question

If we are all inaccurate perception machines, fallible even in our own ability to process and recall events we experienced, then surely our language should represent how unknowable all things are, right?  Enter E-Prime, a version of the English language that eliminates any form of the verb 'to be'.  Jeff and Anthony discuss how valuable or annoying this could be.  Then, most people see splashes of colors and flashes of light on a not-quite-jet-black background when their eyes are closed...


 2020-05-08  55m