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Syndication

What's more ethical: a life sentence in prison, or a drug that slows someone's perception of time to make them feel like they've spent 10 life sentences in a day? The question was asked last year by an Oxford University professor, but isn't the real question: if we could make a drug that let people do multiple lifetimes of thinking, why would we waste it on punishment instead of giving brilliant minds multiple lifetimes to solve human problems? Also what's it like to feel like you have an itch for 1,000 years? 

[editor's note: I came so close to calling this episode "ONE MILLION YEARS DUNGEON." WHERE MY LEMONGRAB FANS AT???]

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Today's story was submitted by d3vourm3nt: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10697529/Prisoners-could-serve-1000-year-sentence-in-eight-hours.html (original essay: http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/08/enhanced-punishment-can-technology-make-life-sentences-longer/)

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Direct download: whc-092-feelslikeforever.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Content with Content

Songwriter and youtube song-a-day artist Jonathan Mann has a new video online advocating for abolishing the term "Content Creator" for people who release things on the web.  His position is that the term diminishes things designed to be distributed on the online, making them disposable.  As individuals who have been described as "content creators" themselves, Anthony and Jeff discuss what this semantic change might mean, and why the desire to make quality creative endeavors on the web can be challenging.

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Today's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeparJ4dyBI

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Direct download: whc-091-contentwithcontent.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

Under the Sea

A Japanese corporation wants to build the perfect underwater city of the future. That is both a real thing that's happening and also something that sounds like the plot of a nightmarish disaster movie. 

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Today's story was submitted by Andrew Nicholds: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/20/ocean-spiral-japan-underwater-city

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://wehaveconcerns.reddit.com

Direct download: whc-090-underthesea.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Sit Stand Die (with Justin Robert Young)

How easily you can sit down and stand back up without using your hands can supposedly tell you how long you'll have to live. Jeff and Anthony are joined by Justin Robert Young and to try the test for themselves.

Thanks to Justin Robert Young for joining us! Check out his other shows: Night Attack (http://nightattack.tv), and JuRY Talks (http://jurytalks.com/)

We recorded a special, patron-only episode with Justin! Listen to it here: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

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Today's story was submitted byAllam Kalyan: http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-life/exercise-predicts-death/

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://wehaveconcerns.reddit.com

Direct download: whc-089-sitstanddie.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Inception Made Easy

A new article describes just how easy it is to induce false memories in subjects.  In fact, researchers were able to to convice patients that they had done horrible things, including assault with a deadly weapon, even when they had done noting fo the sort. Jeff is mystified about how quickly and easily the human brain is bamboozled. while Anthony is worried about what happens to the patients after this kind of dishonest study is complete.

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://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2015/01/19/psychologists-can-give-false-memories-committed-crime/#.VMQpby6hhaZ

Today's story was sent in by Joanna from Germany

Send in your story suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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Direct download: whc-088-inceptionmadeeasy.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

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

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

If you've seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

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

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.

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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 PDT

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 PDT

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

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

Send in your story suggestions to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com

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

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

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 PDT