The Body of Evidence: Your November Digest

The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.

We have been so busy, I decided to aim for a monthly digest for our Moutons No More page. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last month?

We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.

The Body of Evidence: Medicine that tastes funny and science made easy.

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The Body of Evidence: Your October Digest

Dr. Labos and Jonathan from The Body of Evidence

Dr. Labos and Jonathan from The Body of Evidence

The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.

We have been so busy, I decided to aim for a monthly digest for our Moutons No More page. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last month?

We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.

The Body of Evidence: Medicine that tastes funny and science made easy.

The Body of Evidence: Your September Digest

The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.

We have been so busy, I decided to aim for a monthly digest for our Moutons No More page. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last month?

  • Two new podcast episodes, one on the health benefits of red wine (you may surprised) and one on smoking (though not really… you’ll see!);
  • A new video by Jonathan on the Galileo Gambit, a type of logical fallacy often used by practitioners of pseudomedicine;
  • A word of caution about claims by manufacturers that their product will improve your vision;
  • An appearance on CJAD’s The Dr. Joe Show with Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University;
  • A blooper reel from our first seven episodes of the podcast;
  • A comment, following the Trottier Public Science Symposium, on why the public needs more science communicators;
  • And, oh yeah, a live recording of The Body of Evidence at the Trottier Public Science Symposium, with guests Paul Offit, Kevin Folta, and Geoffrey Kabat. The video and audio recordings will be made available on November 5.

We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.

The Body of Evidence: Medicine that tastes funny and science made easy.

Photos from Funny You Should Think That! 13

#FYSTT is back, and so’s our photographer, Angie Radczenko, from Ng Rad Photography.

Comedians Thanos Michailopoulos, Daniel Carin, and Chris Sandiford; permanent panelist Andrew Cody; Dr. Christopher Labos; and fun. Lots of fun.

Reminder: Next Tuesday Noon, It’s The Body of Evidence: Symposium Edition!

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If you’re in Montreal next week, you won’t want to miss your chance to see Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos host a live version of their podcast, The Body of Evidence, at the Centre Mont-Royal (Peel Metro) on Tuesday, September 29 at noon.

Their special guests will be Paul Offit, Kevin Folta, and Geoffrey Kabat.

Free admission.

Details here.

Funny You Should Think That! 13

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A show of comedy, reason, and alcohol. FUNNY YOU SHOULD THINK THAT! is a monthly event (intelligently) designed to make you laugh and think. Moutons No More takes to the stage with amazing guests to talk pseudoscience, lambast religion, and get you to think more critically. It’s like the Rolls Royce of Skeptics in the Pub and just what Montreal needs. Come for the show; stay for the conversation.

To usher in a new season of shows, we bring back the ever popular comedy quiz show! A panel of stand-up comedians try to answer Jonathan’s questions on a skeptical topic, and the audience gets to play as well, with prizes to be won! Who brings the funny this month? It’s Thanos Michailopoulos (The Body of Evidence podcast); Daniel Carin and Chris Sanford (The Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Show); and our permanent panelist, Andrew Cody.

For the second half of the show, Jonathan and Dr. Christopher Labos take to the stage to talk about the pitfalls of biomedical research, from the lab to the clinic. Why is it so difficult to bring a drug to market? They’ll try not to insult each other too much.

It’s all happening on Saturday, September 26 at Pub St-Paul in Old Montreal!

You know the drill:

6:00 – 7:00: Come and order food and drinks, relax, and talk with us!

7:00 – 9:00: Moutons No More entertains you like no others with its show.

9:00 – midnight: Stick around as long as you want and talk! FYSTT is more than a show: it’s also a place to come and talk to other like-minded and on the cusp-of-being-like-minded individuals.

Pay what you can. We always ask for contributions to help us keep this the best skeptical show in town.

To RSVP through Facebook: search for “Funny You Should Think That!” in the search bar and you’ll find the event.

To RSVP through Meetup: go to http://www.meetup.com/Moutons-No-More/ and scroll down until you find the event.

On Twitter, use #FYSTT.

“Funny You Should Think That!” is best enjoyed surrounded by friends, so spread the word around and make it a group outing!

The Body of Evidence – Episode 007 – Red Wine

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We’ve all heard it: red wine is good for your heart. It was even on 60 Minutes! But how strong is the science behind this claim? And will drinking a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc make Dr. Labos more interesting to the women around him?

Our street correspondent is comedian Thanos Michailopoulos (@thanosmic) and our singer-songwriter is Joseph Hackl of VoodooJazz.ca.

You can find the podcast on bodyofevidence.ca, on iTunes, StitcherSoundCloud, and as part of its production collective, MoutonsNoMore.com.