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

Taste, Part 2 of 2

Our Five(ish) Senses series continues with the second part of “Taste”. Kevin, Joe, and Toren look at taste in the animal kingdom, the dangers of

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Taste, Part 1

In the first of our multi-part series on the senses, Kevin, Toren, and Joe look at umami, Scoville Heat Units and the world’s hottest peppers, Burning

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Mass Hysteria

Toren, Joe, and Kevin are back with a look at the “collective delusions of threats”, or mass hysteria, including the June Bug Epidemic, Tanganyika laughter epidemic, The

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Nuclear Accidents, Part 2 of 2

Nuclear Accidents continues with Three Mile Island, the Kyshtym Disaster, the Fernald Feed contamination, the SL-1 meltdown, the Soviet sub K-431 refueling disaster, the Zaragoza

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Nuclear Accidents, Part 1 of 2

Bob Apthorpe, nuclear engineer, defense waste cleanup & severe accident analyst, joins us to talk about nuclear meltdowns and other accidents involving radioactivity. We discuss

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TRIGGER WARNING:  Some of the images and videos below are GRAPHIC, and of course the episode deals with suicide entirely. Dr. Rob joins Kevin, Toren, and

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Diving Accidents, Part 2

Jonathan Martin and the guys discuss diver’s squeeze, the death of David Shaw, the “Diver’s Cemetery,” the Byford Dolphin diving bell accident, plus news and

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Diving Accidents

Diver extraordinaire Jonathan Martin joins us to discuss the types and hazards of diving, including decompression sickness (the “bends”), nitrogen narcosis, high pressure nervous syndrome,

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Dennis “BTK” Rader

It’s time for Kevin, Toren, and Joe to return to their Evil Dudes In History series, this time looking at Dennis “Bind, Torture, Kill” Rader.

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The wonderful world of leeches includes bloodletting, leech collectors, the tempest prognosticator, hirudotherapy, how to properly remove a leech, plus news and pop culture. Music: “Leeches”

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Benign Tumors

Dr Rob returns to talk about the terrible tumors – or at least the non-cancerous ones. Includes molar pregnancies, teratomas, fetus in fetu, gourmand syndrome,

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