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The Assassin Defense

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is attempting to skirt allegations of domestic abuse by claiming that his girlfriend is a trained assassin.  Jeff and Anthony proceed to mock any man who would physically assault his partner, and this man in particular for trying to avoid the issue in such an unbelieveable way.

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Today's story was submitted byChristopher Arnold: http://www.tcpalm.com/newsy/nascars-kurt-busch-claims-exgirlfriend-is-trained-assassin

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Direct download: whc-087-theassassindefense.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Leaf it Alone

The Australian Gympie-Gympie plant is the one of the most painfully poisonous in the world. People who have just rubbed up against it have gone mad with pain and tried to shoot off their own appendages with guns.

So, like... Would you touch it? Maybe... Maybe we should touch it.

Join us for a live video hangout on Thursday, January 29th at 5 PM PT! We can all just hang and talk and stuff. It'll be nice. Details: http://hangout.wehaveconcerns.com

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Today's story was submitted by Josh Thibodeau: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/

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Direct download: whc-086-leafitalone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

This Has All Happened Before

A 23 year-old man has been experiencing constant deja vu for seven years. What would it be like to have the feeling that everything you experienced has happened before? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? Powerful? Boring? Maddening? (see what I did there?)

We have a live video hangout coming up on the 29th! If you'd like to come chat with us, you can get the details at http://hangout.wehaveconcerns.com

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Today's story was sent in by Zackie! Thanks, Zackie! http://www.livescience.com/49212-deja-vu-all-over-again-man-trapped-time-loop.html

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Direct download: whc-085-allofthishashappenedbefore.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:51am PST

Fertility Pro Grammar

A new study finds that men who interact with women during the fertile period of their menstrual cycle tend to be more creative with their grammar. Anthony is impressed that human "peacocking" extends into speech patterns, while Jeff is just amazed that men can pick up on when women are most fertile.

This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Today's Story: http://theconversation.com/men-get-creative-with-grammar-when-they-want-to-impress-fertile-women-5279

Today's story was sent in by YSSMAN via the subreddit

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Direct download: whc-084-fertilityprogrammar.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Anthony found an article outlining the evidence that Earth is headed for its 6th great extinction event.  Animals going extinct, global food tables imbalanced, resource scarcity, all lead up to a massive, worldwide catastrophe.  He proceeds to use these facts to completely bum Jeff out.  Listen as the show decends into total depression.

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Today's story: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/14/earth-faces-sixth-great-extinction-with-41-of-amphibians-set-to-go-the-way-of-the-dodo

Today's story was submitted via the subreddit.

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Direct download: whc-083-weredoomed.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Two Birds With One Stoned

A group of researchers studying the effects of alcohol on speech decided to get some birds drunk.  They divided a group of zebra finches - birds that learn and produce sounds similar to humans - into two groups.  One sipped pure juice and the other a mixture of ethanol and juice.  The results may shock you.  Or not.  Jeff and Anthony wonder how a group of researchers can spend grant money intoxicating birds, and why the fact that they slur their tweets is news to anyone.

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Today's story: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/12/31/drunken-birds-slur-songs/#.VLzEhUfF98G

Today's story was submitted by rkirsmcneely

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Direct download: whc-082-twobirdswithonestoned.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:57am PST

Do What You Scan

A review led by a brain scientist at MIT found growing evidence that brain scans can predict future behaviors.  If, one day, we are able to simply scan our brains to determine what kinds of activities we are more inclined to excel at, or problems we may encounter, will that lead to a healthier, more adaptive populace, or one shackled to in-born tendencies?  Anthony and Jeff wrestle with that question, and try to predict what their own brain scans might indicate.

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Today's story: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/07/375589387/brain-scans-may-help-predict-future-problems-and-solutions

Today's story was submitted by seekmystery in the Subreddit!

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Direct download: whc-081-dowhatyouscan.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Lay Around on Your Astronaut

NASA is conducting a study about the long-term effects of weightlessness by asking applicants to stay completely horizontal for 70 days.  In exchange for staying in bed and never standing up up, even to use the restroom or shower, NASA will pay test subjects $18,000, which works out to $1,200 per week or $257 per day.  Anthony and Jeff wonder if they could stand it, and why NASA is holding out on horizontal showering technology for everyone.

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Today's story: http://uk.businessinsider.com/nasa-will-pays-you-to-lie-in-bed-2013-9

Today's story was submitted by Morgan Nixon.  Thanks, Morgan!

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Direct download: whc-080-layaroundonyourastonaut.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

A court in Argentina just upheld an animal rights group's request to have an orangutan appear in a court, saying it's illegal to hold 'non-human persons' in cages. Whoops, apes are people now. So is this a good thing? How smart are animals? What sort of rights should they have? Also: what kind of animal skin makes the best sneakers?

This show is entirely listener supported! Get early episodes, extra content and join monthly video hangouts with us by heading to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's story: http://www.vice.com/read/did-argentina-just-open-the-door-to-personhood-for-apes-1229

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Direct download: whc-079-trialoftheplanetoftheapes.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In order to find a way to stop bedbugs, Regine Gries allowed herself to be bitten by them 180,000 times over a period of five years. Also, did you know that there's billionaire dinosaur porn? That's unrelated, but it doesn't mean we're not going to talk about it for 10 minutes or whatever.

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Today's story: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141224103113.htm

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Direct download: whc-078-thebedbugwhisperer.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:56am PST

What makes you you? Is the self somewhere in the body or the brain? If you downloaded your brain into a new body, would it be you? ANSWER ME (whatever 'me' is)

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Today's story was sent in on Twitter and I can't find the guy who sent it. Sorry: http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/12/what-makes-you-you.html 

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Direct download: whc-077-creepingselfdoubt.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

A woman has a condition that makes her see dragons wherever she goes. Anthony and Jeff discuss perception and reality, and if we know what we see is real.

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Today's story was sent in by Erin Kys: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/12/05/prosopometamorphopsia-the-woman-who-saw-dragons/

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Direct download: whc-076-heretherebedragons.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Laser Trains!

Every Autumn, falling leaves create hazards for the railways. Trains compress the debris by running over it, and the resulting surface becomes slick and unsafe.  The solution? Lasers! One Dutch company has developed a way to blast the rails clean with high-tech lasers mounted to the front of the trains - which, of course, inspires Jeff and Anthony to pitch their new action/adventure trilogy, Laser Trains!

This show is entirely listener supported. To find out how to help AND get early episodes and bonus content, head to http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today's Story: http://nautil.us/blog/the-long-hard-quest-to-create-digital-smells

Today's story was sent in by Daniel Sullivan and Paul Schorn. Thanks guys! Send in your suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

Direct download: whc-075-lasertrains.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

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