Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE chat about controversial subjects. Then they research and splice in all the mind blowing science throughout so you are entertained while simultaneously learning.

Game of Thrones: Brilliant or Boring?
Apr 10 • 47 min
Winter Is Coming! Game of Thrones is back this weekend (April 14 2019) and as you might expect, Greg and Mitch feel different ways about it. This episode we remember the infamous Red Wedding episode and all the reaction videos, we talk about FOMO and then…
Conspiracy Theories: YouTube’s Heaven or Hell?
Apr 3 • 45 min
Can we mathematically determine whether or not there’s intelligent life elsewhere in the Milky Way? What science gets ignored by conspiracy theorists when it comes to water fluoridation? This week, Greg and Mitch tackle conspiracy theories. They share…
Zoos: Do They Help Or Harm Animals?
Mar 27 • 53 min
What’s currently going on in Marineland? How can you get over your fear of spiders? This week, Greg and Mitch share stories about zoos, both the good and the bad. Afterward, Mitch sits down with a zookeeper from the Toronto Zoo to get his perspective on…
How Should You Talk About Vaccines?
Mar 20 • 61 min
In recent months measles outbreaks have been on the rise, and diseases we thought were long gone are making a comeback. What’t the solution? How do we talk about vaccines and bust the myths around them? This week Rachel and Greg (don’t worry, Mitch will…
Justin Trudeau: From Vogue to Villain?
Mar 13 • 64 min
Our handsome Prime Minister has been having a rough couple of months. The recent SNC Lavalin scandal is showcasing that Trudeau and Canada aren’t as squeaky clean has many would like to believe. This week Greg and Mitch remember the time JT asked…
Going Vegan: World-Saving or Ego-Inflating?
Feb 27 • 58 min
What’s really going on within the dairy industry? Why should we be on the lookout for Giardia lamblia? What are some ways to use cognitive bias to your advantage? This week, Greg and Mitch discuss veganism. They share stories about their challenging…
The Oscars: Should They Be Cancelled?
Feb 20 • 58 min
Why are tracking shots so effective? Are the Academy Awards merit-based? And speaking of awards, what are some things you could do to up your chances at winning a Nobel Prize? This week’s episode is all about the Oscars! Greg and Mitch review some of…
Vlogging: Mental Health Nightmare or Building Community?
Feb 13 • 54 min
Making vlogs and watching vlogs is a favourite millennial pass time! On one hand it’s a way of documenting and sharing your life but on the other there’s a lot of pressure! This week Greg and Mitch reflect back to the time they ‘stole’ a child, to when…
Apple Vs Android: Which Is The Smarter Choice?
Feb 6 • 52 min
Why are Apple store employees trained to interpret body language? What are things you can do to reduce the amount of time you spend on your phone? This week, Greg and Mitch dive head-first into the Smartphone War! After sharing stories about their…
Winter: Special or Stressful?
Jan 30 • 50 min
Does temperature affect our perception of time? Why are some people more inclined than others to take risks? How much of an impact did the ice storm of 2013 actually have? This week, as the snow piles up in Toronto, Greg and Mitch discuss winter! They…
Tidying Up: Life Changing Magic or Waste of Time?
Jan 23 • 49 min
What are some of the most stressful jobs, and some of the stinkiest smells? Can Greg and Mitch get through the tidying up process in one piece? This week, Greg and Mitch are inspired by Marie Kondo, her bestselling book and her hit TV show! They share…
Breakfast: To Eat Or Not To Eat?
Jan 16 • 48 min
How can you improve your microbiome diversity? What’s the science behind the new intermittent fasting craze? Why exactly do we eat three meals a day? This week, Greg and Mitch share stories about what they grew up eating for breakfast, and how it still…
Ellen DeGeneres: Funny or Flawed?
Jan 9 • 44 min
What has Ellen’s impact been on our culture and society? She seems to sell everything, so how much is she actually worth? This week, Greg and Mitch share personal stories about Ellen, why she means so much to them, but also why they’re beginning to be…
The Best of Sidenote 2018
Dec 19, 2018 • 43 min
As requested by listeners these are some of your favourite clips from 2018. Thank you for an amazing first year of our podcast - we really appreciate it! See you in 2019
Small Towns or Big Cities: Where Should You Live?
Dec 12, 2018 • 55 min
This week Greg recounts another celebrity encounter in the big city and Mitch breaks down the spooky fun you can have in the good ol’ country. With Sidenotes on what makes or breaks a city and what is widening the urban/rural divide. We then debate which…
Stress: How To Fight The Feeling
Dec 5, 2018 • 52 min
Is stress killing you? How can science help you deal it? This week Mitch talks about when he almost died in Bangladesh and Greg explains the stress of having his students light each other on fire. We then explain how stress works, why it can slowly kill…
Grindr: Destroying Confidence or Building Community?
Nov 28, 2018 • 50 min
What has science discovered about the gay hook up app Grindr? Is it damaging peoples confidence or fostering consensual sex? This week, Greg and guest host Matt Rogers (comedian / host of Las Culturistas) tell stories about their experience with Grindr,…
Juuling: Blowing Up or Blowing Smoke?
Nov 21, 2018 • 48 min
Okay, so this week Greg and Mitch debate about whether or not “Juuling” — the e-cigarette phenomenon sweeping the nation — is having a positive or negative impact. They also share stories about their experiences growing up with tobacco products of both…
Astrology: Scientific or a Scam?
Nov 14, 2018 • 52 min
How big is the psychic industry and is it ripping people off? Can our palms actually tell us things about our body and future? This week, Mitch talks about visiting a psychic after a night of drinking and Greg talks about the time he pretended to be a…
Liberals vs. Conservatives: Why Do You Hate The Other Side?
Nov 7, 2018 • 49 min
This week Greg talks about being punched in the face at his first protest and Mitch explains his breakdown at a shooting range. In the end we have a debate about HOW to combat the divide between Liberals and Conservatives. It feels like the world is SO…
Scary Movies: Ghosts, Sleep Paralysis and Spooky Stats
Oct 31, 2018 • 40 min
This week Mitch talks about seeing ghosts and dealing with sleep paralysis, while Greg faces his childhood fear of being robbed in the night. Then they debate about what is the scariest movie of all time! For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first…
Coffee: Healthy Treat or Addictive Trap?
Oct 24, 2018 • 35 min
This week Greg talks about the time he tried to quit caffeine and the AsapSCIENCE office nearly shut down entirely. Mitch remembers the time he was duped by decaf coffee and we then break down the science behind the placebo effect. They then debate…
Climate Change: Is It Too Late?
Oct 17, 2018 • 45 min
This week Mitch talks about an horrifying experience at the slowly disappearing Great Barrier Reef and Greg explains the scorching heat they felt in the Arctic while on a trip with Greenpeace. Mitch and Greg then GO OFF on the current politics around…
Masturbation: Addictive Habit or Healthy Pleasure
Oct 10, 2018 • 42 min
This week Greg explains the weird ways he used to download porn and Mitch talks about struggling not to masturbate while on Big Brother. We then debate whether masturbation is good or bad for you all while splicing the science throughout.
Phone Addiction: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?
Oct 3, 2018 • 43 min
This week we break down the science of phone addiction. Greg talks about the horrors of texting the wrong person while Mitch speaks about when a phone saved his life. This weeks debate is about whether or not Greg is clinically addicted to his phone.
Musicals: What’s The Greatest Show Of All Time? (LIVE)
Sep 26, 2018 • 52 min
Live in Toronto from Just For Laughs festival! Greg recounts getting robbed and having his “Cats” musical VHS stolen, while Mitch goes into the dark web to find Lord Of The Rings The Musical clips to trade. Our guest Henry Koperski literally blows…
Gay Marriage: Should We Get Married?
Sep 19, 2018 • 37 min
This week, Greg and Mitch decide whether or not to get hitched. The guys tell stories about bizarre wedding traditions such as ALWAYS serving dry chicken. They then debate whether or not they want to throw a big expensive party to celebrate their love or…
Human Extinction: Is The World Going To End Soon?
Sep 12, 2018 • 47 min
Greg and Mitch talk about the current political climate and how much it’s impacted their lives, including remember the day that Trump was elected. They then debate whether or not the world as actually getting worse - for good - or whether or not this is…
Louis CK: Should He Still Do Comedy?
Sep 5, 2018 • 36 min
Mitch and Greg discuss the controversy surrounding Louis C.K. Mitch talks about the first time her heard Louis say a gay slur and Greg talks about doing Stand Up with verbally abusive comics. In the end Mitch and Greg debate whether or not they think…
Toxic Masculinity: Should We Live In A Matriarchy?
Aug 29, 2018 • 45 min
Greg and Mitch talk about growing up gay and their relationship to masculinity, including their first gay role models, and Greg’s phase of wearing pearl necklaces. They then debate whether or not the world we be better off as a Matriarchy!
Pets: Expensive Nuisance or the Joy of Life
Aug 22, 2018 • 45 min
This week Mitch talks about a horrifying experience with a horse and Greg explains how he killed his hamster. In the debate Mitch and Greg argue over whether or not their new puppy is actually capable of bringing them joy. Rachel splices in the sidenotes…
Entrepreneurs: Privileged Men or Hardworking Creatives?
Aug 8, 2018 • 65 min
Mitch and Greg are entrepreneurs who run a YouTube channel about science. On this episode they tell stories about majorly screwing up a science video and the worst meeting they’ve ever sat through. Mitch interviews his sister who wrote her Ph.D on how to…
Popstars: Who Is The Greatest of All Time? LIVE FROM JFL! Ft. Matteo Lane
Aug 1, 2018 • 54 min
It’s our first ever LIVE podcast at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival! Greg and Mitch tell stories about the first album they ever bought and perfecting the Lady Gaga Bad Romance dance. We then get schooled by comedian Matteo Lane on Mariah Carey, Maria…
Elon Musk: Evil Billionaire or Innovative Genius?
Jul 25, 2018 • 43 min
During story time Greg discusses his obsession with Grimes and Mitch tells a story about the time his Google Home tried to kill him. In the debate Greg thinks Elon Musk is going to ruin the planet but Mitch is more of a fan.
Sex Ed: Corrupting Minds or Saving Lives?
Jul 18, 2018 • 53 min
Greg and Mitch recount their very different Sex Ed experiences. While Greg was putting expired condoms on wooden dildo’s, Mitch was getting some misinformation at Catholic school. This week the guys are on the same side of the debate and are reading our…
Influencers: Pure Trash or This Generations Treasure?
Jul 11, 2018 • 56 min
Greg and Mitch try to come to terms with the fact that they are influencers while recounting their stories of famous online personalities. Rachel interviews science communicator / influencer Science Sam. And we end by debating whether the role of…
Alcohol: Liquid Courage or Dangerous Blackouts?
Jul 4, 2018 • 45 min
This week we’re talking about our favourite poison: alcohol. We revisit our most wild drinking memories, including the time Greg broke into a famous socialite’s car! Rachel breaks down what happens when you get blackout drunk and then Greg and Mitch…
Polyamory: What’s It Like To Be In A Polyamorous Relationship?
Jun 27, 2018 • 51 min
This week we’re talking all about relationships - including ours! We remember our first encounters with polyamorous couples and how awkwardly we reacted. Greg chats with our friends who are now in a 4-way polyamorous relationship, and asks them all about…
Death: Crippling Anxiety or Ultimate Peace?
Jun 20, 2018 • 51 min
This week we take on a lighthearted topic, DEATH! We talk about the most painful ways to die, near death experiences, and how our relationship with spirituality has changed. Mitch and Rachel discuss different funeral practices around the world. We then…
Video Games: Violent Problem or Productive Hobby?
Jun 13, 2018 • 53 min
This week, we talk about growing up with video games and how they affect your brain and society a large. Mitch secretly records Greg struggling to play Zelda for all to hear. We debate over whether or not video games are net positive or negative, all…
Therapy: Over Hyped Hoax or Essential To Life?
Jun 6, 2018 • 41 min
This week Greg talks about having a panic attack from seeing his therapist in public. We give you a timeline to the horrors of psychiatry. We end it with a debate about whether therapy is actually useful, or not.
Comedy: Ridiculous Boys Club or Purest Art Form?
May 30, 2018 • 46 min
This week we’re talking about Comedy: Greg’s new adventures in becoming a Stand Up comic, we figure out how to craft a joke with a professional comedian and debate the dark side of the comedy world.
All Inclusive Vacations: Relaxing Getaway or Unethical Disaster?
May 23, 2018 • 47 min
This week we’re talking about All Inclusive Vacations: we chat after coming home from our first ever all inclusive resort and the juicy details of our experience, explore research on whether or not these getaways are good for local economies or mostly…
Reality TV: Social Experiment Or Predictable Mess?
May 16, 2018 • 49 min
This week we’re talking about Reality TV: we reflect on Mitch’s insane experience doing Big Brother Canada, we breakdown the history of Reality Television and Greg has a meltdown about how much he hates ALL OF IT.
Marijuana - Creative Tool Or Harmful Substance?
May 9, 2018 • 38 min
This week we’re talking about Marijuana; we remember a crazy time that Mitch almost overdosed on edibles, look into the racial history of Marijuana, and discuss the physiology of why it affects people so differently.