Caustic Soda

The podcast of the weird, gross, and disturbing.

Back one last time.

In honor of Greg Bole

and care at BC Cancer

Episode Archive

Sexism, Part 2

Who’s taking the red pill? Debunking sexist evolutionary psychology, sexism in science, menstruation, sexual assault victim blaming, women in refrigerators, the Bechdel test plus Star

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Sexism, Part 1

Dr Jenna Moccia returns with special hosts Jarrah Hodge and Deanna Ogle for a particularly hysterical look at sexism. Part 1 of 2. Music: “Sobbin’

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Ivan the Terrible, Part 2

The Caustic look at Ivan the Terrible continues with the Massacre of Novgorod, swollen cods, and the Time of Troubles, plus news and pop culture,

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Ivan the Terrible, Part 1

Kevin, Toren, and Joe are back with more Evil Dudes in History. This time it’s Russian Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich: “Ivan the Terrible”. In Part 1

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Rob joins Joe, Toren and Kevin to look at Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. We look at dementia through history, how shockingly recently we’ve understood that this

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Fearsome Fish

Gavin Pitts returns to discuss the Goonch catfish, needlefish, sailfish, swordfish, moray eel, pacu, barracuda, anglerfish, snakehead, stingrays and the not-so-dreaded candiru! Music: “Three Little Fishies” by Glenn

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Heroin, Part 2

Our look at heroin continues with trafficking, the Golden Triangle, a public service announcement, the “North London Turk”, GG Allin, plus a selection of pop culture

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Heroin, Part 1

Kevin, Joe, and Toren take an extended look at the drug known as  junk, dope, smack, shot, shit, and h: Heroin. In part one we

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Landfills, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, crap on Mount Everest, Smokey Mountain, garbage around the world and trashy history. Plus pop culture! Music: “I’m Waiting for the Junkman”

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Mr. Dr. Greg joins Joe, Toren, and Kevin to discuss the shell out of turtles. We’ve got a pop quiz, information about neck-folding, butt-based breathing,

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The Heart

Dr. Rob Tarzwell is back with Joe, Toren, and Kevin to get to the heart of the matter of… the heart. We’ll discuss its structure, a brief history

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