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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: January, 2018
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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