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The Last Tuesday Project

A group of friends get together once a month thanks to the wonder of modern technology to discuss one topic. That topic can come in the form of either a question, a subject, a claim, or a statement. The thing is, only one of us knows what that topic is going to be. That person shall henceforth be known as the Dimbleby. (It's a long story.) The Dimbleby has two topics in their pocket. They tell us the first one and then the rest of us have the opportunity to veto it based on a majority vote. If we veto the first topic, we hear the second topic. We cannot veto the second topic. You know, just to add a little bit of jeopardy to the whole thing. From that point on we have an hour to each research the topic. We can do it whatever way we want to, either through the internet, or books, or going to the library, or shouting across the road at your neighbour... Once the hour is up, we get back together again and talk about it. The Dimbleby guides us, asks us questions on what we've researched. At the end of it we come to a conclusion. Or not, as the case may be. That brings us to the point of The Last Tuesday Project. This is less about the conclusions we come to, although they can be fun and interesting. It's more about how we get there. Doing this sort of research - looking for evidence, sifting through the crap - is something anyone can do. We don't want to tell you what to think, and we're loathe to say that we want to tell you how to think. What we want to do is give you the tools so that you can come to your own conclusions without being swayed by biased information. Being able to detect fact from fiction, science from pseudoscience, brilliant ideas from bullshit. One group of friends, one topic, one hour to research. Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project.
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Sep 27, 2017

Welcome to a (slightly belated) episode of The Last Tuesday Project! Sorry about the delay, folks. Alex had a bit of a mare with his audio editing software telling him he'd saved stuff when it clearly hadn't. Not that he's bitter or anything...

 

This month is a guest question episode, courtesy of Patreon donor Stephen Douglas. We decided not to talk about whether climate change had any good elements (although we all agreed that it was an interesting topic), which meant that we had the opportunity to talk about Twitter!

Also, this month we welcome back Kirioth as a Guest Tuesday! He's far funnier than we are, and we're sure you're going to enjoy listening.

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 15a, will be released on 10th October.

 

Do you like what we do and want to show your support? Well, you can now give us a helping hand via Patreon! Just go to https://www.patreon.com/LastTuesdayProject. If every listener gave us a dollar a month, we will be able to furnish Tuesday Tower with all sorts of hipster paraphernalia, as well as get Shaun a Hipstermatic 3000 beard trimmer for his birthday. Please donate - he's in dire need of a trim.

 

This month's icon uses an an image from the book Favourite English Poems And Poets, taken from The British Library's Flickr archive.

Hayley's dramatic music is Soli by Kai Engel, from the Free Music Archive.

Want to get in touch? We're on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Or, you can email us at podcast@lasttuesdayproject.com

With huge thanks, as usual, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.

Sep 12, 2017

Welcome to another TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project! This time, because we're all currently busy dealing with something called Life, we've put together a selection of outtakes from the last few months. All irreverent, and mostly completely irrelevant to the episodes during which they were recorded. Enjoy!

 

With thanks, as always, to Strong4Life for the use of his music.

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