How can professional athletes who cause their team to lose by their blunders be helped? Also, can snail slime make us prettier? And we talk about asbestos, a very dangerously fine dust.
Spectrum: The dark side of the meat
Meat's delicious — but bad for our planet. The solution? Grow it in a lab. We also enter a German hospital to show you how invasive Germany's national health study is, and if you like the moon, you'll love 2019.
Spectrum: New Year’s Resolutions
The most common aspirations for the New Year are to eat healthier, have more time for your family and get more physical exercise. Why is so difficult to achieve this?
Spectrum: Take a bite
Toxic banana production in Ecuador, growing your own vegetables at the supermarket, and the story of a piranha named "Bert" biting a man's finger (and why the man deserved it.) All that, plus a lot of health and food research, on this week's show.
Spectrum: The true physics message of Christmas
What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Santa doesn't use ANY magic. And this elf invites you to meet him to show you proof of how it all goes down on the 24th. What would you do?