Water Cooler Talk Podcast

Water Cooler Talk Podcast

"Conversation based comedy news podcast that aims to connect the world through strange and interesting real-life news stories."

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February 22, 2022 61 min

Joined by guest host Taly Matiteyahu, co-founder and CEO of Blink Date (27:09), Adam and Taly discuss the influx of niche dating apps that have fundamentally changed modern dating (01:46) and how you can better charm a potential partner with your personality while stuck in COVID lockdown together for an extended period of time (42:44). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Taly’s charity of choice, the New York City Shiba Rescue. “NYC Shiba Re...

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Joined by guest host Katya Lovejoy (24:02), Adam and Katya discuss the importance of pardons being granted to European women who were accused of witchcraft 300 years ago (01:40) and how the term “hysteria” has kept women, such as Britney Spears, from being actively listened to in the medical field for thousands of years (37:58). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Katya’s charity of choice, Rainforest Foundation. “Protecting rainforests in p...

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December 28, 2021 121 min

Before we officially head into 2022, we revisit our five favorite stories from 2021.

 

Stories include: the implications of Canada’s Bill C-10 on regulating internet cat videos (03:43), how critical race theory is re-washing America’s past (24:05), the importance of understanding how animals comprehend morality separate from humans (59:42), what the latest patent approval by Spotify could mean for the future of playlist recommendat...

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December 14, 2021 57 min

Joined by guest host Professor Beth Fossen (20:31), Adam and Beth discuss the pros and cons of Facebook’s influence on our world  (02:50) and how the adoption of technology in our everyday life has changed the way companies market to consumers (33:20). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Beth’s charity of choice, Middle Way House. “Middle Way House works to support all survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking; and...

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November 30, 2021 51 min

Joined by guest host Susana Monsó (15:43), Adam and Susana discuss the issue of how human exceptionalism impacts our relationships with animals (04:03) and the importance of understanding how animals comprehend morality separate from humans (22:43). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Susana’s charity of choice, “Equalia”. “We work to improve the living conditions of animals destined for consumption with the lowest standards of animal welfar...

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November 9, 2021 56 min

Joined by guest host Professor Xubin Zeng (18:37), Adam and Professor Zeng discuss the science behind zapping rain clouds with laser beams to make rain (02:42) and how attribution science is being used to study how climate change is impacting extreme weather events (35:01). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Professor Zeng’s charity of choice, the American Meteorological Society. “The AMS is a global community committed to advancing weather...

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October 26, 2021 76 min

Joined by guest host Joe Gough (32:20), Adam and Joe discuss if the marshmallow test is still legitimate and if it can assess animal intelligence (10:12) and how the long-term impact of solitary confinement on the brain is finally being discussed on the global stage (45:46). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Joe’s charity of choice, “Samaritans.org”. “Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there who anyone who needs someone (...

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October 12, 2021 50 min

Joined by guest host Sarah Kermode of Hiking Thru Life Podcast (15:12), Adam and Sarah discuss the Icelandic Forest Service giving out advice to take 5 minutes to hug a tree  (02:54) and why trusting a rope from a hiking trail 7 years ago might not be a wise decision (27:59). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Sarah’s charity of choice, “HIKE For Mental Health”. “HIKE For Mental Health organizes fundraising hikes to promote healthy outdoor ...

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September 28, 2021 56 min

Joined by guest host John Holden (21:37), Adam and John discuss if the relative ease of sports betting in the US will impact the future of ethical competition (02:15) and how new laws surrounding paying student-athletes can allow players to capitalize on their best earning years (28:38). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about John’s charity of choice, the ASPCA. “The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources...

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September 15, 2021 79 min

Joined by guest host Macy Ramos (23:48), Adam and Macy discuss the legal lawsuit taken by the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album (03:24) and how OnlyFans’ sexually explicit content “flip-flop” mostly hurt the creators who allowed OnlyFans to have its platform (39:01). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Macy’s charity of choice, New Horizons Shelter And Outreach Centers. “...a shelter for individuals and families who have...

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August 31, 2021 59 min

Joined by guest host Jeff Abraham (22:37), Adam and Jeff discuss if children should watch a cartoon about the world’s longest penis (03:53) and how China’s switch towards “war hero” masculinity might impact societies view of what it means to be a modern man (29:19). Enjoy!

 

[News Story]

 

Danish Kids TV Show Centred On Man With World’s Longest Penis Raises Eyebrows

 

China Promotes Education Drive To Make Boys More “Manly”

 

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Joined by guest host Natasha Sohni (30:46), Adam and Natasha discuss building friendships across political lines (03:34) and how critical race theory is re-washing America’s past (50:46). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Natasha’s charity of choice, Khalsa Aid. “Khalsa Aid is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world”.

 

[News Story]

 

Why Friendships Are Fall...

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June 22, 2021 55 min

Joined (for a 2nd time) by guest host Jake Teeny (28:39), Adam and Jake discuss the current hullabaloo surrounding the misinformation associated with the origins of COVID-19 (04:23) and what the latest patent approval by Spotify could mean for the future of playlist recommendations (34:44). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Jake’s charity of choice, PAWS Chicago. “PAWS Chicago is a national model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing...

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Joined by guest host Harriet Hunt (12:44), Adam and Harriet discuss younger generations taking on the challenges of exploring space (04:04) and how the Swiss are taking on space junk (22:34). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Harriet’s charity of choice, Stand.Earth. “Stand challenges corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect, because our lives depend on it”.

 

[News Story]

 

17 YO. Discovers Planet 6.9 ...

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Joined by guest host Daniel Proussalidis of The Long Way (23:20), Adam and Daniel discuss the implications of Canada’s Bill C-10 on regulating internet cat videos (02:58) and how China’s preparation for their 100th year party celebration is a cause for free speech concern (34:01). The Long Way teaser (55:18). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Daniel’s charity of choice, The Ottawa Mission. “The Ottawa Mission is a charitable organization o...

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May 6, 2021 76 min

Joined by guest host Ray Chmielecki of Spoon Mob (20:03), Adam and Ray discuss the ethical dilemma of the convenience of delivery apps vs supporting local restaurants (06:25) and how McDonald’s McPlant burger could carve a new path for how we consume beef (35:06). Spoon Mob teaser (71:03). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Ray’s charity of choice, “Colony Cats in Columbus”. “Colony Cats is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose pr...

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Joined by guest host Robin and Jaimie of If These Ovaries Could Talk (25:16); Adam, Robin and Jaimie discuss the ridiculousness of being outraged over a potato (03:22) and if schools should be able to expel kids because of a crush (39:40). Corrections (62:36). If These Ovaries Could Talk Teaser (65:42). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Robin and Jaimie’s charity of choice, The Trevor Project. “The Trevor Project is the leading national or...

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April 6, 2021 67 min

Joined by guest hosts Laura and Rachel of Impolite Society Podcast (20:46); Adam, Laura and Rachel discuss saving Earth by sending sperm samples to the moon (02:14) and how idleness has defined a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic (29:29). Corrections (58:17). Impolite Society Clip (63:05). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Laura and Rachel’s charity of choice, the “Humane Society of Missouri”. “The Humane Society of Missouri is committed to the ...

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March 23, 2021 65 min

Joined by guest host Stu Horgan of Highly Irregular (23:03), Adam and Stu discuss the outcry over discontinued cereal in Canada (02:52) and the sudden rise of NFTs in the digital landscape (36:48). Corrections (58:45). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Stu’s charity of choice, White Ribbon UK. “Our mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. We work with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harass...

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March 9, 2021 76 min

Joined by guest host Spencer Parks of The Dictionary (21:02), Adam and Spencer discuss the influence of Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia on the future of AI technology (04:09) and if saying offensive words to the police should land you in cuffs (32:46). The Dictionary Clip (70:31). Corrections (71:42). Enjoy!

 

Learn more about Spencer’s charity of choice, “Catcade Chicago”. “Our mission is to rescue cats from life-threatening situat...

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