Sci-gasm Podcast

About Sci-gasm Podcast

Sci-gasm's targeted audience is the kid who fell asleep in class who is now old enough to vote. Hosts Byrne and Wade don't hold back on addressing misconceptions (including their own).

Sci-gasm podcast: Why do we dream when we sleep?

In my dream last night, Lee Harvey Oswald said that he’d tell me everything, on the condition that he gets my wife. How does our brain come up with that junk?


Strap yourself in as Byrne and Wade take a look at the complex scientific issues, from time travel and black holes to the wacky world of animal sex. They wish for your sci-gasm to be a pleasurable one.

In this week’s instalment, we step into the murky subconscious of Byrne, who earnestly shares something that no-one wants to experience. His dream journal. Blergh. In the name of Science they pick apart what dreams actually are, and the theories on why the brain behaves the way it does. So it’s a riddle inside the theory of dreams, within a dream. It’s like Inception, Morty.

Don’t look at us; it’s your brain.



The Sci-gasm podcast promotes scepticism, science and critical thinking, all through the ancient art of dick jokes. Whether it’s climate change or vaccines, or from GMOs to black holes, there’s nothing they’re not willing to discuss.

The Big Smoke will proudly be giving a platform to these two every fortnight (Science-God, help us), but if you need a sci-gasm in the meantime, find them on Facebook or Soundcloud.

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