This week Buck talks to the guys from Mythicist Milwaukee about a topic that stopped being relevant 2 months ago. A few months ago the guys and their skeptics conference found themselves at the wrong end of an angry mob. We talk about the controversy, urine, free speech and future plans.
The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and US military. The siege lasted for 51 days between February 28 and April 19, 1993 and ended with an FBI assault, during which the compound burned down, killing 76 people inside including David Koresh.
In this episode, the Nerds talk about the siege and the documentary Waco:The Rules Of Engagement, which states that the American government set fire to the compound and shot at those trying to escape.
The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices, and related weapons, as well as instructions for home manufacturing of illicit drugs, including LSD. It was written by William Powell at the apex of the counterculture era in order to protest against United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In this episode the Nerds talk about the instructions the book contains and many of its failures.
The tactical herbicide Agent Orange, which was used in South-east Asia by the United States Department of Defence during the Vietnam War, was made from equal parts of the n–butyl esters of 2,4,5-T and 2,4,-D. For almost half a century, controversy has surrounded its use, mainly because it contained a highly toxic dioxin impurity (TCDD). Despite this impurity being thoroughly investigated, there is still a lot of confusion by the public regarding how it was formed and why it took so long to be detected. To answer these questions, you have to have a basic understanding of the synthesis of one of the herbicides precursors – once you have that, you soon begin to realise that what you thought you knew about Agent Orange may be wrong.
Cancer, that highly complex catch all term for literally hundreds of different conditions has a single natural cure. Almost too good to be true right? Myles and James recently meet up in person in Manchester to among other thing watch a shitty movie ‘One Answer to Cancer’ an Australian attempt at spreading bullshit into the world. The movie distrusts the chemical Aldera a treatment for cancer that has been heavily promoted in Oz. But has a massive love for the dangerous quack treatment of Black Salve.
Buck is back this week and he is talking to scientist and all round lovely person Mary Mangan. Mary is telling Buck about Park Rangers, Jack Kerouac and Infectious Diseases.
A while back the nerds made a video looking into the idea that Sandy Hook was a hoax. Surprisingly they found the conspiracy lacking in substance. The response the nerds received from conspiracist was shocking and shows under current of irrational thought in the conspiracies community. James was too angry for this shit.
This week Myles and James are joined by Buck once again to discuss the film ‘Doctored’