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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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Oct 9, 2018

This month's TWOsday episode is all about ethics. No, this isn't a reference to GamerGate, but actually a discussion that Shaun, Hayley and Alex had back in May 2018. We first talk about ethics and dentistry, then move on to looking at human rights, the Trolley problem, homeopathy on the NHS and a very interesting pharmaceutical conundrum.

 

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 image from page 198 of the book Gately's World's Progress from The British Library Photo Archive on Flickr. The original is in the public domain.

 

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 25, 2018

Do you feel that rumbling? Is that the energy within our earth stirring? Nah, it's just this month's episode of The Last Tuesday Project!

This month Hayley asks us whether we should give a frack about fracking. Alex and Jane take a look at the evidence and come across some questionable websites in the process.

 

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 image from page 198 of the book Gately's World's Progress from The British Library Photo Archive on Flickr. The original is in the public domain.

 

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 11, 2018

You want witty banter? You want swearing? You want adults finding the name "Twenge" funny? You want Scarbella?! You lucky so-and-so - you've got this month's TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project!

This time around we have outtakes from Episode 26 and the upcoming unreleased Episode 27. Jane, Alex, Hayley and Shaun have a laugh at themselves and the world. There's talk about referenda, Hayley's trip to Scarborough, the horrors of people "popping in", and more Twenge than you can shake a stick at.

 

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 the photo Alec's Drum from The British Library Photo Archive on Flickr. The original is in the public domain.

 

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.

Aug 28, 2018

Shoe-gazers, rejoice! Fans of 80s big-hair rock ballads, take heed! And emo kids, keep... emo-ing... It's time to take another musical deep-dive with The Last Tuesday Project!

This time Shaun and Alex veto Jane's first question (for a special reason) and end up taking on a subject very dear to every Tuesday's heart - The Music Or The Misery. If that quote means anything to you, you're going to love this episode!

Also... Twenge.

 

 

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 the photo Alec's Drum from The British Library Photo Archive on Flickr. The original is in the public domain.

 

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.

Aug 14, 2018

Take a break from studying, people! It's this month's TWOsday Extra episode of The Last Tuesday Project!

Alex, Hayley, Jane and Shaun are reminiscing about their days at school. We talk about Jane's school quirks, Hayley's school's French nationalism, Alex's school's Australian nationalism, and the fact that Shaun played golf as part of PE. But he didn't go to a posh school, oh no... Plus, we talk about traumatising Public Information films and British children's TV.

 

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 the photo Beaverton School 1902 (Beaverton, Oregon Historical Photo Gallery) (23) from Wikimedia Commons. The original is in the public domain.

 

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.

Jul 31, 2018

Break time's over, kids. It's time to get back to class and get yourself some learning from The Last Tuesday Project!

This month we are looking at education, with Alex asking a question about class sizes? Hayley and Guest Tuesday Jane diligently research the topic in preparation for the test at the end of the lesson.

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 25a, will be released on Tuesday 14th August 2018.

 

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 the photo Beaverton School 1902 (Beaverton, Oregon Historical Photo Gallery) (23) from Wikimedia Commons. The original is in the public domain.

 

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.

Jul 10, 2018

TWOsday is upon us! Welcome to another Extra episode of The Last Tuesday Project.

This is an outtakes episode, made up of the flakey offcuts of episodes 23a and 24. It contains practically practically nothing useful, but it does contain much inappropriate humour (with some bits bleeped out for the sake of our own livelihoods). Shaun has hares in his garden, Alex's most depressing book is what he writes after a counselling session, and Hayley introduces us to a toy that can't really be marketed in the UK...

 

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 the photo Three Monkeys On A White Background by Marco Verch. The original was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License. Modifications were made by Alex Brown.

 

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.

Jun 25, 2018

Bad luck comes in threes, they say. So let's get it all out of the way quickly with a triple-quick-fire episode of The Last Tuesday Project.

 

We're almost two years in, so we thought we'd change things up a bit for an episode. Instead of one question and taking an hour to answer, Hayley suggested that we try three smaller questions - ones that probably wouldn't take an hour to answer - and pack them all into one handy-to-manage episode! In this eclectic episode, Hayley asks if Caesar was captured by pirates, Alex asks about Myers-Briggs, and Shaun asks about fibromyalgia. Plus, you have a lot of outtakes to look forward to in the extra episode.

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 24a, will be released on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

 

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 the photo Three Monkeys On A White Background by Marco Verch. The original was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License. Modifications were made by Alex Brown.

 

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.

Jun 12, 2018

The common people have assembled once more for another TWOsday Extra episode of The Last Tuesday Project!

This month we talk about stuff from the 90s, evidence-based sales the Five Stages Of Skepticism.

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

 

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.

May 29, 2018

Avast, me hearties! It's time to walk a musical plank as we plunge into the sea of The Last Tuesday Project!

This month we went to our postbag and grabbed a couple of listener questions. We ended up plumping for a question from Simon (@flatsquid) about piracy and the music business. We go back to the late 19th century to music piracy's paper origins, mixtapes, insufficient data and gospel music in Kenya.

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

 

 

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.

May 8, 2018

Hope you've been treating yourself well, because it's time for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week episode, another delightful TWOsday brought to you by The Last Tuesday Project.

This time around it's just Alex and Shaun. The aim was to talk about male mental health, but we ended up talking about all sorts of other things, from how male mental health affects feminism, to social media, and with a little on our own experiences.

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

 

 

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.

Apr 24, 2018

Send your Likes this way... it's time for The Last Tuesday Project!

 

It's time for our annual mental health episode! Shaun is this month's Dimbleby, but Alex and Hayley veto his first question on Johann Hari. This leaves everyone with the question of how social media affects our mental health. We find some interesting (and not-so-interesting) research in journals which can't have existed 10 years ago, talk about apps which might help with managing your social media usage, and muse on our own usage of social media.

TRIGGER WARNING: We talk about mental health issues in this episode, including anxiety and depression.

 

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

 

 

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.

Apr 9, 2018

Welcome to this month's TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project.

 

For this episode, Hayley had the excellent idea that we should talk about our favourite Romans. We did this... but it took us a little while to get there. IKEA meatballs, defunct British brands, kennel cough, and remote Norfolk villages were all subjects we nattered on about until we got to the main feature. Afterwards we discussed password security and Episode 3 of the What Doctors Don't Tell You podcast (we listen so you don't have to).

TRIGGER WARNING: At around 52 minutes, during the WDDTY section, we talk about antidepressants and suicide. If you don't feel comfortable with these subjects, please feel free to skip the end of this episode.

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

 

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.

Mar 27, 2018

Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Welcome to the Last Tuesday Project!

 

In this episode, Alex asks an unusual question... Do all roads really lead to Rome? Hayley and Shaun puzzle over this, covering the manipulation of data, whether roads actually lead away from Rome, and how many dinari it would cost to get from Lindum Colonia to Roma. All this, plus plenty more, in this week's historic (and ambling) episode.

 

 

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 a photo from The British Library Image Archive on Flickr.

Alex's dramatic music is The Flames Of Rome 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.

Mar 13, 2018

Welcome to this month's TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project.

 

We spend a brief 10 minutes talking about the topic of the main episode, before revisiting the subject matter of Episode 7. The latest episode of the What Doctor's Don't Tell You podcast spent some time discussing the subject of breast cancer screening and some associated subjects, and we thought that we would take some time to discuss what they say. Finally, we look at the recent furore surrounding Brew Dog's Pink IPA campaign, as well as other "awareness" campaigns.

 

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 a photo from StockArch.com, which was released under the Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License.

 

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.

Feb 27, 2018

You know they say that opposites attract? That's pure science, man! Welcome to The Last Tuesday Project.

 

The "Puppy Lake" audio clip on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CIIc3pY51w

Sometimes you don't realise how jammy the rabbit hole will be until it's too late.

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 20a, will be released on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

 

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 a photo from StockArch.com, which was released under the Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License.

Hayley's dramatic music is Aspirato 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.

Feb 13, 2018

Welcome to this month's TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project. As usual, us Tuesdays have been chatting about all sorts of miscellaneous crap, and you get to hear it in its abject glory. Enjoy!

 

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 a plan of the old Norfolk & Norwich Hospital from Wikimedia Commons. The original was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

 

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.

Jan 30, 2018

Ooh, matron! It's The Last Tuesday Project!

 

This month is a listener's questions special! We offer thanks to Daniel Pott for his two splendid questions. We ended up vetoing the first question on radiosensitivity (in spite of our interest in the subject), and went on to look at the Weekend Effect. Are you really more likely to die if you are admitted to hospital on a weekend than on a weekday? Would the infamous "7 Day NHS" fix such an issue? How much is fact, and how much is politics?

 

Our next TWOsday episode, Episode 19a, will be released on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

 

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 a plan of the old Norfolk & Norwich Hospital from Wikimedia Commons. The original was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

 

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.

Jan 9, 2018

It's a brand new year, and we're sending you a post-festive-season gift. It's this month's TWOsday episode of The Last Tuesday Project!

This time we're giving you a selection of outtakes and deleted scenes, full of off-topic nonsense and random claptrap. Alex, Hayley, and Shaun get together with Simon, Episode 18's Guest Tuesday.

 

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 the photo depeche mode:introspectre by  Lali Masriera. The original was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) License. Modifications were made by Alex Brown.

 

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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