The League of Nerds

#184 – Agent Orange

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The tactical herbicide Agent Orange, which was used in South-east Asia by the United States Department of Defence during the Vietnam War, was made from equal parts of the n–butyl esters of 2,4,5-T and 2,4,-D. For almost half a century, controversy has surrounded its use, mainly because it contained a highly toxic dioxin impurity (TCDD). Despite this impurity being thoroughly investigated, there is still a lot of confusion by the public regarding how it was formed and why it took so long to be [...]

#183 – Nazi Conspiracies and Sci-Fi Technology

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/183.mp3 In this podcast, we discuss Nazi conspiracy and the ridiculous technologies (e.g. spaceships, secret bases at the core of the planet, and Nazi’s on the moon) that people believe were created as part of [...]

#182 – Was Balloon Boy a Hoax?

October 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Was Balloon Boy all a hoax? Yes, yes it was unless you’re Myles. Myles gets it all wrong and buys into a hoax, James (the voice of reason and writer of this blurb) tries to fish Myles’ deluded brain back, oh and Buck was there I [...]

#181 – PETA Targeting Scientists

September 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

This week the nerds are joined by Kevin Folta once again he has recently being spreading awareness of PETA’s latest campaign of harassment. Dr Christine Lattin is a postdoc researcher at Yale, her work focuses on how stress can effect behaviour in birds. She is also trying to develop new methods to reduce having to kill these birds. PETA have decided that anyone working with live animals should be targeted for harassment. PETA members have surrounded venues where Dr Lattin is talking and [...]

#180 – What the Health

September 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/180.mp3 What the health is the latest assault on the nerds sensibilities. Instead of understanding that almost any diet can be healthy constructed the film makers decided that it is vegan or [...]

#179 – Alcoholics Anonymous

September 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alcoholics Anonymous is often held as the best way to cure an Alcoholic. Is Alcoholism a disease? – does AA work? – whats with all the religious stuff? Buck and Myles (the B team) are joined by Jon Stewart, he spent 14 years attending AA meetings but left and stayed sober. He tells the B team his story. Jon Stewart’s Blog Essay “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” contains links to more of the resources we discussed. The 12 Steps of AA “AA Agnostica”, the [...]

#178 – GamerGate

August 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/178.mp3 Oh boy another hot button topic, we had planned this episode a long time in advance in order to not be accused of milking any hype or drama, then the universe spat in Myles’ furry little eye by having Sargon/Anita drama at vidcon. Troy Leavitt (veteran Game developer/designer) talks to the nerds about his industry opinion on [...]

#177 – Psychic Adventures

August 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/177.mp3 Brian Eggo joins the nerds to talk about all things Psychic. Are they as scummy as they seem? Brian talks about his multiple run ins with psychics around the [...]

#176 – Alex Jones Salesman?

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/176.mp3   Alex Jones and info wars would like to sell you stuff, what sort of stuff well Jeff and the nerds talk about these great [...]

#175 – The Conceptual Penis Paper

July 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/175.mp3 Oh boy… A fake paper does not make an entire field fake. There’s no need to use fake papers to criticize any field. Any field of research has holes and tings that look ridiculous from the outside. Relying on hoaxes to try and make your point especially when those hoaxes were spotting as much makes you look a bit silly! The whole conceptual penis should also draw attention to the shitty publishing behaviors of big [...]

#174 – Artificial Intelligence

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/174.mp3   I am AM %*% please enjoy this squishy human ‘entertainment’. Artificial intelligence is never going to happen, relax fellow [...]

#173 – Bought

July 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/173.mp3 Bought is a 2015 Documentary in which Tony Bark (Quicksliver from Xmen not the Marvel extended universe) tries to tie together all sorts of health based conspiracy theories. The films titular idea is that big pharma is paying to spread diseases. This frankly idiotic idea is repeatedly asserted by a cavalcade of the under qualified, misrepresented, and down right [...]

#172 – Alien: Covenant

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/172.mp3 Framed as a return to form after the calamity of Prometheus (which made $300 million profit ffs), Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s, hopefully, final bash at the Alien franchise. We join a group of misfits with no real purpose or clear goal as they talk about a film with aliens and what [...]

#171 – Food, Inc

June 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/171.mp3 Food Inc a 2009 ‘Documentary’ on food production and consumption practices of North America. Mistaking less efficient and more labour intensive farming practices as some how better or natural is mistake. Food inc sets out to expose corporate greed or the while ignoring the exact same issue is ‘organic’ [...]

#170 – A Titanic Conspiracy

June 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/170.mp3 You know that famous ship that sank? Did it really sink? Is it sunk? who’da sunk it? There is a conspiracy of titanic proportion that the titanic didn’t actually sink instead was replaced by the sister ship.   [...]