Tag Archives: World News Center

Marijuana and Modern Leeches

During this weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discussed how weed will not cure COVID-19 (and neither will edibles and CBD), why using modern leeches is not a good idea, and why having Karen the hairstylist pull teeth is not a wise decision.  Plus: an important message about COVID-19 and small children.  Wash your hands, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

World News Center: French Fry Grease Saves Lives

In a special visit from the World News Center (yes, a “very special” episode), Bill McCormick and I discussed how resin made from fast food grease trap renderings is now being used for 3-D printers at a fraction of the normal cost, with practical medical uses already underway.  Could a house be built out of french fry grease bricks?  Possibly.  Could your new car be old chicken nuggets?  Perhaps.  Can something previously known as a Filet-o-Fish be an important element in saving humanity?  You never know.

A Few Good News Stories (ish) from the World News Center

Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in to share some good news-ish stories coming out of the coronavirus outbreak, and then told us about COVID-19 scams, FDA vaccine approval, CRISPR, seed banks, and a “good news flu.”

The All-New DIY T2 Kit

In this week’s visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick shared some exciting news of a medical breakthrough that will make my experimental lung brush invention immediately obsolete.  We also discussed irresponsible coronavirus-related “hacks,” the return of high-tar smokes and asbestos, assembling your very own T2, and why I’ll probably never beat the computer again by the time Madden NFL ’28 comes out.

We Love Our Listeners

In this week’s visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discuss content provided by our awesome loyal listeners, including many idiotic “cures” and “hacks” that are currently getting popular on social media.  Listen to learn about the dangers of microwave hard-boiled eggs, toaster-cooked grilled cheese sandwiches, frozen toothpaste, and a dangerous medical advice myth perpetuated by “Friends.”

Fab Feb 14

In this week’s visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and Ryan Gatenby discuss the history and historical myths surrounding Valentine’s Day.  Topics:  How martyrdom led to a celebration of romantic love, how a Hershey’s in Japan puts you firmly in the friend zone, and a lighthearted look at celebrations of Valentine’s Day around the world.  Plus: a Chaucer diversion, Ryan is arrested for playing Cupid, and Japanese lingerie shops.

 

Happy Fun Coronavirus Chat

On this week’s episode, Bill McCormick and Ryan Gatenby discuss the latest information available regarding the coronavirus crisis, including some of the myths involved (it has nothing to do with beer, it doesn’t turn itself away at a national border, and a football helmet face mask will not protect you).  Also: wash your bleeping hands, don’t inhale sneezes, and cocaine is not a coronavirus killer (nor does it turn all of the coronavirus’s bad feelings into good feelings).

Land Sharks are Here

In this week’s episode, Bill McCormick and Ryan Gatenby discuss the troubling new discovery of an actual, real-life land shark. Plus: surfing kittens, murderous carrier pigeons, disguised dodos and rapid robot replacements.

A Seaweed Cancer Cure?

In this week’s episode, Bill McCormick and Ryan Gatenby share some follow-up information on last week’s story about the Green Valley Alzheimer’s treatment, and then discuss Mojo Vision, the new “smart” contact lens.  Is it an eyeball implant like Michael Jackson in Thriller?  Is it as much fun as watching televised eye surgery? Plus: Blade Runner, Hover Boards, and Windows Phones.

World News Center: Medical Mystery

In this extra-long plus-sized episode, Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center to discuss the mysterious story of how an Alzheimer’s treatment achieved FDA approval in record time.  Also: No, Wal-Mart isn’t giving away $75 gift cards, we get a prank call from a whistleblower, and Bill has hurt feelings.