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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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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 28, 2017

Help! We've been infiltrated by another podcast!

This month at The Last Tuesday Project we have the pleasure of being joined by our friends over at the Old News podcast. Russell and David not only act as our joint Dimblebies this month, but also our first Guest Tuesday Dimblebies.

Alex, Hayley and Shaun decided to veto a question on the Genome Project and instead ended up with their trickiest research subject yet - a question related to the Orlando shooting in 2016.

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 17a, will be released on 12th December.

 

This month's icon uses an an image of Richard March Hoe's one cylinder printing press, taken from Wikimedia Commons.

 

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.

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.

Nov 14, 2017

BOO!

Scary, right? Well, prepared to be even more terrified... it's this month's TWOsday episode!

This episode contains the irreverent chit-chat you usually find from us, with added Tammy. Enjoy!

 

 

This month's icon uses an an image from page 233 of "Varney The Vampyre; Or, The Feast Of Blood. A Romance." by James M. Rymer, taken from The British Library's Flickr 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.

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