Vaping, dieting, seeing a chiropractor, taking omega-3 supplements… so many decisions to make, so much misinformation. Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry look at the body of evidence on these topics to tell you what’s solid, what’s iffy… and what’s crapola. The jingles, comedy, and bickering help the medicine go down.
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Dr. Christopher Labos is a cardiologist with a degree in epidemiology. He spends most of his time doing things that he doesn’t get paid for, like doing research, teaching, and podcasting. Occasionally, he finds time to practice as a cardiologist so he can pay his rent. He realizes that half of his research findings will be disproved in five years: he just doesn’t know which half. He is a freelance contributor for the Montreal Gazette and regularly appears on CJAD radio. To date, no one has recognized him on the street. You can find him on Twitter at @DrLabos.
Jonathan Jarry is a science communicator with the McGill Office for Science and Society, dedicated to separating sense from nonsense on the scientific stage. He brings his experience in cancer research, human genetics, rehabilitation research, and forensic biology to the work he does for the public. He was the creator, writer, and host of the YouTube show Cracked Science, which used a late-night deep-dive format to debunk pseudoscience and denounce bad science. He has been featured on the BBC, CBC, Wired.com, Global TV, RDI, and La Presse. His work is collected at jonathanjarry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @CrackedScience.
Voted Canada's favourite science blog for 2017 (Science Borealis)!
The Body of Evidence is made with Canadian pride in Montreal. It wouldn’t be possible without these amazing people:
Joseph Hackl, brilliant singer-songwriter-musician. You can enjoy his music at www.VoodooJazz.ca.
Jillian Correia, yet another astounding singer-songwriter-musician. You can enjoy her music on YouTube.
Jacob Meza, enthusiastic vox popper with a California flavour. You can listen to his comedy-folklore podcast, So It Is Told, here: http://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/so-it-is-told-jacob-meza/.
Matteo Zamaria, awesome photographer. You can contact him through his website, www.matteozamariaphotography.com.
Isabelle Stephen, exuberant photographer. You can contact her through her website, www.photologia.ca.
Theme music for the podcast is "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by The Underscore Orkestra and used under its Creative Commons license.
Additional music is by Kevin MacLeod. You can find his extraordinarily diverse music at incompetech.com.