We Have Concerns

Jeff Cannata/Anthony Carboni

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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

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700 episodes

In the Grip of Necrobotic Spiders

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49m
Aug 12
Habit Forming and Microwave Friend

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1h 2m
Aug 01
700 Celebration and Face Mites

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42m
Jul 22
Hibernation Information and Measuring a Second

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Hibernate Study: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-common-sci-fi-solution-for-long-distance-space-travel-could-be-pointless-for-humans Gimme a second: 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

57m
Jul 08
Revisiting What Concerns Brock Wilbur

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33m
Jun 27
Artificial Intelligence or Personhood?

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1h 18m
Jun 20
Extreme Sitting and Worldwide Trolley Problems

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53m
May 21
Swallow the Slime and Wear the Fungus

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51m
May 10
Swear Words and Boring People

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Cursing for power: https://archivesphysiotherapy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40945-022-00131-8 What is boring? https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-analyse-stereotypical-characteristics-that-make-people-seem-boring story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

1h 15m
Apr 10
Moon Trees and Watching Memories Form

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Space trees: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/01/nasa-moon-trees-apollo/621395/ Zebra fish trauma: https://www.quantamagazine.org/scientists-watch-a-memory-form-in-a-living-brain-20220303/ 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

1h 2m
Apr 04
The Hardest Wood and Hoarding Tendencies

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1h 8m
Mar 26
Houdini Birds and the Space Dagger

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56m
Mar 15
The Sour Paradox and Memory Loss is Memory Gain

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58m
Feb 26
Spider Chef and Musical Webs

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57m
Feb 17
Exo Wombs and the Faint Young Sun Paradox

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Faint Young Sun: https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-sun-was-dimmer-when-earth-formed-how-did-life-emerge-20220127/   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

56m
Feb 04
Movies in Space and Shared Creativity

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49m
Jan 31
Lightning Seen and Lightning Round

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54m
Jan 21
Deadlines and the Do Nothing Rent-a-Man

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50m
Jan 17
Alien Dust-os and Pong Brains

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1h 0m
Jan 14
Vaccinate Aging and Humanity's Black Box

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Age vax: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43587-021-00151-2 The big black box: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-12-06/climate-change-earth-black-box-recorder/100621778v https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-12-06/climate-change-earth-black-box-recorder/100621778 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

1h 2m
Jan 10
Suicide Pods and Eating Plastic

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57m
Dec 31, 2021
Xenobots and Space Crime

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1h 2m
Dec 20, 2021
Dog Callers and Octopus Rights

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni DogPhone: https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/dogphone-claims-to-trail-blaze-the-dog-internet/ Sentient bill: https://www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2021/k-November-21/Octopuses-crabs-and-lobsters-welfare-protection 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

52m
Dec 10, 2021
Everyone's Thinking About You and Flies are Climbing

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni   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

56m
Dec 03, 2021
Google Brain and Wisdom Teeth

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Search engine stupidity: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/people-think-they-remember-things-they-actually-looked-up-on-a-search-engine/ Wisdom teeth wisdom: https://www.popsci.com/science/why-we-get-wisdom-teeth/ 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 Show Less https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/c28bb9fe-0b0c-4103-a3a6-e521c680c267/shows/6ec29d2d-a753-4f2b-997d-c1dc3e018bd5/episodes/52f8fee5-06c9-4eb3-85ed-43a156c80eb8/#

48m
Nov 19, 2021
Awake at 3am and Armageddon was Right

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni 3am, eternal: https://www.sciencealert.com/why-do-we-wake-up-at-3am-and-dwell-on-our-fears-a-psychologist-explains Armageddon, for real:  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

1h 11m
Nov 05, 2021
Corpse Medicine and Tetris Effects

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Drink some skulls, for science: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/drinking-skulls Tetris and trauma: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/09/523011446/how-playing-tetris-tames-the-trauma-of-a-car-crash 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

1h 24m
Oct 29, 2021
See Holograms and Remember your Purpose

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Holograms, described: https://www.pcmag.com/news/holograms-are-maybe-finally-real-eyes-on-with-light-field-labs-solidlight https://www.pcmag.com/news/holograms-are-maybe-finally-real-eyes-on-with-light-field-labs-solidlight?amp=true Purpose and memory: https://neurosciencenews.com/sense-of-purpose-memory-19424/ 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

1h 2m
Oct 15, 2021
Shock Therapy and Space Mummies

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni Personalized brain stimulation study: https://gizmodo.com/in-a-first-scientists-used-personalized-brain-stimulat-1847792818 Mars Mummies: https://astronomy.com/news/2021/09/how-would-humans-decompose-on-mars https://astronomy.com/news/2021/09/how-would-humans-decompose-on-mars 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

1h 0m
Oct 08, 2021
Hot Streaks (with Josh Macuga)

Check out everything Josh Macuga is doing!  Here is a link to the Good People Association: https://thegpa.fun/ The Kickstarter for his board game, Futility: The Actual Game of Living: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/futility/futilitytm-the-actual-game-of-livingtm And his twitter: @JoshMacuga Get a bonus episode with Josh and the guys by becoming a patron at patreon.com/wehaveconcerns /patreon.com/wehaveconcerns Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhconcerns Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

53m
Oct 01, 2021