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Matt's Blog Post

Posted on 26 July, 2016 at 10:55 Comments comments (1)

We’re 100 shows in now, well technically more because of our “bonus shows” we’ve thrown into the mix, and I have yet to write one blog post. This has been the subject of many hate filled and angry emails from one of the co-hosts of this show. Now this is not because I don’t have ideas for blog posts but rather I don’t have good ideas for blog posts. Despite this astounding lack of good ideas I thought I would give it a try for the release of our 100th episo...

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Episode 49: GMO's with Dr. Henry An

Posted on 10 August, 2015 at 0:45 Comments comments (2)


This episode was one of our favourites to record. The conversation we had with Dr. Henry An encased everything The Why Show is all about, specifically critical thinking and open mindedness.

A quick reminder for those students attending the Unversity of Alberta - Dr. Henry An is instructing a new course in the winter 2016 term - AREC 250: Social and Economi...

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Episode 38

Posted on 22 May, 2015 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)

Hydroxyethane is a poisonous chemical synthesized primarily for use a an additive in things like fuel and paints. It is quite toxic to humans and only a few grams can be fatal. Similar to that of many other poisons, such as strychnine or cyanide, symptoms of hydroxyethane poisoning include dizziness, vomiting, coma, and cessation of respiration. In sub-lethal dosages, hydroxyethane is a proven human carcinogen, and has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disord...

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Episode 34: Islam, ISIS, and the Arab Spring

Posted on 23 April, 2015 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)

Today we welcome Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi, Associate Professor of politcal science at the University of Alberta. We are here to learn about ISIS, islamism, "extremism" and other buzzwords we hear in the news. We try to think about this from the perspectives of those groups actually being discussed, and learn about a few key concepts that we should look into further. 

This show was a delight to record, but it is certainly not "easy listening".  We hope you will take a minute to li...

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Episode 31: Homeopathy!

Posted on 2 April, 2015 at 2:25 Comments comments (1)


Hi Inquisitors,

You're all looking smashing, as usual. Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog post.  You are my favourite inquisitor.

This was a fun and explanatory episode. We learned a lot, and it was nothing short of a delight to have Elisabeth Scholtz in studio with us. Homeopathy is one of those topi...

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