The Why Show

Subdivision of The Why Network

The Why Show is a podcast founded in 2014 to address an urgent need. The founders noticed an abhorrent surge in recent stupidity, and felt obligated to vanquish it. It is the show that would exist even if no one listened.  Don't believe us?  Stop listening and you'll see.  We release new episodes on Sundays, sometimes with guests, and sometimes without.  Please leave comments on our blog and email us at [email protected] so we can chat.

Co-host Brayden Danger Whitlock is a graduate student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He does research on membrane proteins. Whitlock is an entrepreneur in the health technology field, and is a proud owner of five lab coats. He tends to get angry with things and write corresponding essays, which occasionally are released through The Why Network (here). According to his Twitter profile, @whitlock_BDW, he is both self-loathing and an egotist, a terminator of spiders, and 76 years old. He likes to give speeches that leave people wanting less, and doesn't understand Facebook.

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Co-host Matt Hodgson is an alumnus of the Alberta School of Business, at the University of Alberta. He works in sales for a very, very large company, and runs a health technology company. Matt is 15 feet tall in heels, and has an unhealthy obsession with the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. On Twitter, known by the handle @hodgsonmatthew, he makes mediocre political references and yells aimlessly at socially discourteous people.

Producer Kyle Whitlock is a biology student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and a sailing and astronomy enthusiast. Every episode, he turns 8000 knobs that no one understands and has 3-4 computers running. He enjoys volunteering at the Edmonton Humane Society, and loves politics.

Our special guest, who seems to be on more than he isn't, really does deserve a mention here.  Adam Mildenberger is a medical student and podcasting enthusiast, discusser extraordinaire, and dangerously skillful traveller.  He likes long walks on the beach and listening to not only what you say, but what you mean.  He can be reached via twitter at @death2fungi.  If you reach out to him, he will probably be so delighted that he will stop saving lives for a moment to respond to you. He has been known to, on occasion, have a paper clip through his ear lobe.  No one is quite sure why.