Why You're Wrong

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Why You're Wrong is weekly show by Tim Wilson and Jesse Dybka that focuses on current news topics and common beliefs that need a little reason and critical thinking applied. Why You're Wrong will let you know, well, why you're wrong.

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http://www.whyyourewrongpodcast.com
Description
Why You're Wrong is weekly show by Tim Wilson and Jesse Dybka that focuses on current news topics and common beliefs that need a little reason and critical thinking applied. Why You're Wrong will let you know, well, why you're wrong.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-29 19:01
last episode published
2015-07-01 18:30
publication frequency
14.24 days
Contributors
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
110
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Categories
Society & Culture Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.07.2015

Special Announcement

A special annoucement of tweaks to the podcast format and our newest member of the team.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.05.2015

Ep 108 - Folk Psychology (part 2)

Common expressions in folk psychology and whether or not they're true. In part 2, we look at if the best revenge is living well, the pitfalls of being a borrower or lender, if it's better to give than to receive, and if money can buy happiness.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
7.05.2015

Ep 107 - Folk Psychology (part 1)

Common expressions in folk psychology and whether or not they're true. In part 1, we look at if you should prefer sticks and stones breaking your bones over words that never hurt, if opposites attract, and if you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
27.04.2015

Ep 106 - Science in the News (part 2)

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 2, we talk about using science as a noun, choosing experts, making good analogies, what specific words mean in science vs everyday use, and sum up the ten commandments of science reporting.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
15.04.2015

Ep 105 - Science in the News (part 1)

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 1, we talk about the proper context for facts, questions as headlines, and false balance in science media and journalism.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
9.04.2015

Ep 104 - Solving World Problems (part 2)

Why You're Wrong answers profound listener questions. In part 2, answering the vital questions regarding pizza, quenching thirst, human immortality, and why people cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
1.04.2015

Ep 103 - Solving World Problems (part 1)

Why You're Wrong solves the world's problems. In part 1, the vastly underqualified hosts solve obesity through making informed dietary choices and highway traffic.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.03.2015

Ep 102 - WYW At The Movies (part 2)

Why you're wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 2, why movie theaters charge so much for popcorn and whether piracy is really hurting the movie business.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
19.08.2014

Ep 101 - WYW At The Movies (part 1)

Why you're wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 1, Hollywood accounting, why hugely successful movies don't make money, and why studio meddling and interference can be a double edged sword.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
21.07.2014

Ep 100 - Legal Eagles (part 2)

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 2, the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit, the difference between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and movie/tv tropes you've ...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
2.07.2014

Ep 99 - Legal Eagles (part 1)

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 1, Monsanto suing farmers, and the George Zimmerman trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
17.06.2014

Ep 98 - Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the second of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
4.06.2014

Ep 97 - Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the first of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.05.2014

Ep 96 - JFK (part 2)

In Part 2, why you're wrong about JFK conspiracy theories and how Oliver Stone has ruined the popular belief about his assassination.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
12.01.2014

Ep 95 - JFK (part 1)

In Part 1, why you're wrong about Lee Harvey Oswald and his life, the role he played in the JFK assassination, and why it's entirely possible he did it all himself.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.12.2013

Ep 94 - Not What You Think (part 2)

In Part 2, why you shouldn't be too worried about coming into contact with small amounts of harmful things, or others drinking and driving on holiday weekends.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
30.10.2013

Ep 93 - Not What You Think (part 1)

In Part 1, why it doesn't matter that much about how you dry your hands, and why you shouldn't be too worried about coming into contact with harmful things.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
11.10.2013

Ep 92 - Energy 2: Power (part 2)

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 2, why you're wrong about clean coal, the viability of current green and alternative energy sources, and the nirvana fallacy.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
27.09.2013

Ep 91 - Energy 2: Power (part 1)

Misconceptions about green and alternative sources of energy. In part 1, why you're wrong about hydroelectricity, solar panels in the winter, and wind turbines killing birds. More to come in part 2.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.08.2013

Ep 90 - Glass Houses

What skeptics and critical thinkers (us included!) get wrong. Why you can easily prove a negative and why it doesn't matter, the naturalistic fallacy and why it isn't what you think it is, the fallacy fallacy and why not to dismiss arguments, and the d...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
5.08.2013

Ep 89 - Advertising

Does advertising work? Probably not on you, since you're so smart. Attractive too! Listen to this episode! We're taking a look at if advertising works, how it claims to work, how much of it you need, and what happens if it goes too far.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
4.07.2013

Ep 88 - Less is More

If less is more, imagine how much more MORE could be! As it turns out, things don't always scale quite as linearly as you'd hope. Looking at how we make decisions, information fiends and foes, why we sometimes pick the worse option, if more news is goo...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
22.06.2013

Ep 87 - Military Misconceptions

In retribution for the sports episode, Tim gets to talk about various military misconceptions. Explaining the difference between rifles and guns, ships and boats, different ranks and how they came to be, and why everyone hates the air force. Bonus triv...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.06.2013

Ep 86 - Be Afraid

Being scared or worried is a natural reaction that's hard to shake, but we're not often scared of the right things. This episode we're looking at what's worth worrying about with swimming pools, guns, animal attacks, and kidnapping.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
5.06.2013

Ep 85 - On Being Wrong

Why being wrong and being right aren't just opposites, and why that's important. Talking about falsificationism and why being right isn't as useful as being wrong, as well as being not even wrong and wronger than wrong. By the end of the episode, the w...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.05.2013

Ep 84 - Mental Disorders

Mental disorders, maybe more than any other disease, are often misunderstood and misrepresented in society and the media. Looking at what it means to have a mental disorder and clarifying differences between obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette synd...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
21.04.2013

Ep 83 - College

Is college worth it? In our changing world, is a college degree as valuable as it used to be? In this episode, we look at earning potential, costs, benefits, drawbacks, and levels of personal satisfaction over the last few decades to see if getting a d...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.03.2013

Ep 82 - Listener Questions 3

Listener feedback and questions. Looking totally unqualifiedly at the structure of the universe, North American politics, listening to music too loudly, and colourblindness.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
12.03.2013

Ep 81 - Sports

Sports myths, facts, and legends. Do you really need sports drinks? Does stretching decrease injury? Are football players dumber than average? Is there such thing as home field advantage? Was Michael Jordan cut from his high school basketball team? Is ...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.02.2013

Ep 80 - Winter 3

More winter facts and myths while there's still snow on the ground and a chill in the air. Looking at the flu and flu vaccines, feeding colds and starving fevers, chicken soup as a cold remedy, the secularization of Christmas, what Boxing Day is, and i...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
15.02.2013

Ep 79 - Fluoride: Fact or Fiction?

The facts and fictions behind fluoridated water: what it is, what it does, and why you should or shouldn't be worried about it. There is an increasing amount of public debate over the fluoridation of water supplies, but is the debate justified? What ar...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
6.02.2013

Ep 78 - Diminishing Returns

Not every cost/benefit relationship is a linear one, so knowing the point of diminishing returns prevents getting frustrated or wasting your time, money and effort.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
30.01.2013

Ep 77 - Predictions of 2012

Looking back at our predictions from last year, counting the hits and forgetting the misses just like any good psychic. Also, making equally as accurate predictions for 2013!
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
19.01.2013

Ep 76 - Dispatches From Eschaton 2012

Interviews from Eschaton 2012. Featuring members of the Ottawa Skeptics and The Reality Check, Allan Daoust, Heina Dadabhoy, Ian Cromwell, and PZ Myers.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
21.12.2012

Ep 75 - The Horror, The Horror

The news media and public perception can makes some things seem scarier than they actually are. This week we look at violence statistics for vacationers in foreign countries compared to back home, and why the reporting over an 8 point IQ drop from smok...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.12.2012

Ep 74 - Listener Questions 2 - Part 2

Part 2 - Questions and answers from and for you, dear listener. All kinds of topics are covered, like if people are dumber than they used to be, why massaging yourself doesn't feel as good, and whether or not genetic selection in children is moral or d...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
1.12.2012

Ep 73 - Listener Questions 2 - Part 1

Questions and answers from and for you, dear listener. All kinds of topics are covered, like state/province separation, buying products from other countries, weather-obsession, hobbies, sports, and desert golfing.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
24.11.2012

Ep 72 - Scales

Scales are how we simplify cause and effect relationships, but they're frequently misinterpreted. This episode deals with a few common ones: SPF of sunscreen, the various earthquake magnitude scales, pH, fuel economy in cars, and what weight and BMI sc...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
16.11.2012

Ep 71 - No Cure For Cancer

Tackling cancer myths and misconceptions. Why there's no cure for cancer, why more diagnostics aren't always helpful, if a positive attitude helps treatment, if awareness campaigns address the right issues, what is causing higher cancer rates, and how ...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
10.11.2012

Ep 70 - Halloween

Better late than never is a bit of an empty excuse, so instead, we're giving you 51 weeks of prep time for next Halloween. In this episode, we look at ghosts, hauntings, and halloween safety myths.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
1.11.2012

Ep 69 - Something For Nothing 2

More proof that nothing in life is free: looking at Nigerian 419 and other e-mail scams, what makes a pyramid scheme and if multi level marketing is any better, and whether or not recycling actually provides a benefit.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
25.10.2012

Ep 68 - 13 Reasons To (Not) Doubt Evolution

13 reasons to doubt evolution as provided by BestBibleScience.org, and 13 reasons not to doubt evolution as provided by yours truly. Misunderstandings, misinterpretations and downright falsehoods.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
19.10.2012

Ep 67 - Crime and Punishment 2

Getting even tougher on crime by looking at the statistics behind more aspects of police investigations and trials: criminal behavioural profiling as made famous by The Silence of the Lambs and Criminal Minds, and whether or not CSI has had an effect o...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
12.10.2012

Ep 66 - Crime and Punishment

Getting tough on crime is a popular political platform, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Looking at statistics behind the deterrent effects of capital punishment, mandatory minimum sentences, and the broken window idea of preventative policing show...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
3.10.2012

Ep 65 - Experts That Aren't 2

Like our previous episode on self-professed experts who aren't what they seem, this episode looks at audiophiles and coffee snobs and puts some popular beliefs to the challenge of the double blind test. As well, we clarify the difference between climat...
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
26.09.2012

Ep 64 - Quotes That Aren't

Everyone loves a pithy quote from a famous person, but a lot of quotes aren't what they seem. Looking at famous quotes that were misinterpreted, misapplied, or even never said at all.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
20.09.2012

Ep 63 - Something For Nothing

No matter how much we may know better, it's hard to resist wanting something for nothing. Looking at free energy, hybrid cars, losing weight, and political expectations.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
13.09.2012

Ep 62 - Fallacies of the Supernatural

Fallacies committed by those hunting aliens and ghosts and why they aren't and shouldn't be taken as convincing arguments.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
3.09.2012

Ep 61 - Why We're Wrong 4 / Administrative Details

A few quick clarifications, rambling about space, and shout-outs. All the administrative details you could want, all in one place.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author
29.08.2012

Ep 60 - You Aren't What You Eat

Why you're wrong about food. Looking at aspartame, MSG, genetically modified food, chemicals, and health risks.
Jesse Dybka and Tim Wilson author