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Entrepreneurs: Privileged Men or Hardworking Creatives?
Mitch and Greg are entrepreneurs who run a YouTube channel about science. On this episode they tell stories about majorly screwing up a science video and the worst meeting they've ever sat through. Mitch interviews his sister who wrote her Ph.D on how to run a small business. Finally, Mitch and Greg debate whether or not they enjoy being entrepreneurs and the if the stress they deal with is really worth it in the end ... or not.
|Aug 08, 2018|
Popstars: Who Is The Greatest of All Time? LIVE FROM JFL! Ft. Matteo Lane
It's our first ever LIVE podcast from the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival! Greg and Mitch tell stories about the first album they ever bought and performing the Lady Gaga Bad Romance dance in sketchy bars. We then get schooled by comedian Matteo Lane on Mariah Carey, Maria Callas, and Patti LaBelle. Finally, Greg and Mitch go head to head with a formal debate about who is the greatest pop star of ALL TIME!
|Aug 01, 2018|
Elon Musk: Evil Billionaire or Innovative Genius?
During story time Greg discusses his obsession with Grimes and Mitch tells a story about the time his Google Home tried to kill him.
In the debate Greg thinks Elon Musk is going to ruin the planet but Mitch is more of a fan.
|Jul 25, 2018|
Sex Ed: Corrupting Minds or Saving Lives?
We're going to be at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival! Get your tickets — THEY SELL OUT FAST
Greg and Mitch recount their very different Sex Ed experiences. While Greg was putting expired condoms on wooden dildo's, Mitch was getting some misinformation at Catholic school. This week the guys are on the same side of the debate and are reading our current government to filth for sending the Sex Ed Curriculum 20 years back to the past.
|Jul 18, 2018|
Influencers: Pure Trash or This Generations Treasure?
Greg and Mitch try to come to terms with the fact that they are influencers while recounting their stories of famous online personalities. Rachel interviews science communicator / influencer Science Sam. And we end by debating whether the role of influencer is pure trash or a hidden treasure.
|Jul 11, 2018|
Alcohol: Liquid Courage or Dangerous Blackouts?
This week we're talking about our favourite poison: alcohol. We revisit our most wild drinking memories, including the time Greg broke into a famous socialite's car! Rachel breaks down what happens when you get blackout drunk and then Greg and Mitch debate whether alcohol's liquid courage is worth the hangovers.
|Jul 04, 2018|
Polyamory: What's It Like To Be In A Polyamorous Relationship?
This week we're talking all about relationships - including ours! We remember our first encounters with polyamorous couples and how awkwardly we reacted. Greg chats with our friends who are now in a 4-way polyamorous relationship, and asks them all about how it happened, how it works and how they feel. We finish it off by debating whether or not WE could be in a poly-relationship.
|Jun 27, 2018|
Death: Crippling Anxiety or Ultimate Peace?
This week we take on a lighthearted topic, DEATH! We talk about the most painful ways to die, near death experiences, and how our relationship with spirituality has changed. Mitch and Rachel discuss different funeral practices from around the world. We then debate who is more afraid of death and Mitch explains why he would like to live forever.
|Jun 20, 2018|
Video Games: Violent Problem or Productive Hobby?
This week, we talk about growing up with video games and how they affect your brain and society a large. Mitch secretly records Greg struggling to play Zelda for all to hear. We debate over whether or not video games are net positive or negative, all while touching on the modern science.
Special thanks to Josie Brechner of @visagermusic who let us use their music for this episode of Sidenote. It comes from their album 'Songs From An Unmade World 2' - the tracks are inspired by old-school adventure/RPG video game music and they mix classic chiptune sounds with more modern electronic elements.
|Jun 13, 2018|
Therapy: Over Hyped Hoax or Essential To Life?
This week Greg talks about having a panic attack from seeing his therapist in public. We give you a timeline to the horrors of psychiatry. We end it with a debate about whether therapy is actually useful, or not.
|Jun 06, 2018|
Comedy: Ridiculous Boys Club or Purest Art Form?
This week we're talking about Comedy: Greg's new adventures in becoming a Stand Up comic, we figure out how to craft a joke with a professional comedian and debate the dark side of the comedy world.
|May 30, 2018|
All Inclusive Vacations: Relaxing Getaway or Unethical Disaster?
This week we're talking about All Inclusive Vacations: we chat after coming home from our first ever all inclusive resort and the juicy details of our experience, explore research on whether or not these getaways are good for local economies or mostly exploitative, and then argue over whether we'd ever do it again!
|May 23, 2018|
Reality TV: Social Experiment Or Predictable Mess?
This week we’re talking about Reality TV: we reflect on Mitch’s insane experience doing Big Brother Canada, we breakdown the history of Reality Television and Greg has a meltdown about how much he hates ALL OF IT.
|May 16, 2018|
Marijuana - Creative Tool Or Harmful Substance?
Welcome to the first Sidenote Podcast ever, where every week we (Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE) chat about what's stumping us right now, and then we research and splice in all the mind blowing science.
This week we're talking about Marijuana; we remember a crazy time that Mitch almost overdosed on edibles, look into the racial history of Marijuana, and discuss the physiology of why it affects people so differently.
|May 09, 2018|